The concept you describe is already a feature. In fact you do not even need to target all the contiguous layers. Simply target the layer above which you want the new layer to be placed, then press Command Option Shift E on a Mac.
Try the HELP menu in your version of Photoshop if you are on a Windows box and are unsure what that platform's keyboard equivalent is.
I believe that this will still merge the layers above into this new layer. Yes it will place the the layer in the correct position but what I'm looking to achieve is to merge "only" the layers below the targeted layer.
here's the key part of the question
>from source: "layers below the target layer"
cmd-opt-shft-e = merge a copy of "all" visible layers
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Then target all the layers you watch a merged copy of and hit Command Option E on a Mac. Please do your research in help forums, Google and the robust HELP menu before posting for basic and long available features.
> Google and the robust HELP menu before posting for basic and long available features.
it is still very awkward the tone of this forum. The answer still doesn't fully apply to the apply image request but I'll politely accept this, I did overlook this so it was helpful, thank you, and then I'll stay away, it's just not fun anymore.
JM, I mean it when I say I'm sorry that it feels that way for you. But
understand that a forum for feature requests is not the place for
posting when you have not done due diligence first.
I have given you the solution as it already exists in the software,
and suggested politely that you research before assuming a feature is
not already present. I even provided specific, helpful resources in my
suggestion. My intent is to help you by showing you where I get my
answers. It's the "teach a man to fish" ideology.
Don't be discouraged by frank, yet helpful feedback.
and then I'll stay away, it's just not fun anymore.
I don’t want to annoy you, but could you be more specific?
Sorry for the delay a bunch of stuff landed on my desk.
>I don’t want to annoy you, but could you be more specific?no worries, you're a very helpful person around here. There's nothing really specific, a fun new features areas should be exciting, and there's little benefit to anyone posting ( except for egos ) so I think I'll hang around the other areas that are focused on fixing problems.regardsj