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Hot key for "flatten layers" on CS3?

 
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Dec 21, 2008 19:27 |  #1

I have been been clicking this and that. I'm trying to learn all my hot keys, but can't seem to find one for merge layers. Is there one? Or is there a way I can make there be one?

If there is a guide on the hot keys, please let me know ;) Thanks!!!


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Dec 21, 2008 20:18 |  #2

i just do Ctrl + E

might just flatten the topmost layer, but works.


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Dec 21, 2008 20:33 |  #3

{ctl}+{shf}+e will merge all visible layers.


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Dec 21, 2008 20:42 |  #4

years ago, when layers were just about in PS, I made an action to flatten layers and bound it to an F key, i still use the same action to this day..


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Dec 21, 2008 22:36 |  #5

I don't think there's a hot key, but on a PC you can just go Alt-L-F. Works for me!


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Dec 22, 2008 00:16 |  #6

ctrl-e is merge down (which can also be useful)

ctrl-shift-e Flattens

alt-L-F works too, but I find that to be a bit more work

So thanks everyone for your input. Thanks Dennis, as I wil be using your recommended method. This will make things a bit more convenient for myself! :)


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Dec 22, 2008 00:34 |  #7

D Thompson wrote in post #6923314 (external link)
{ctl}+{shf}+e will merge all visible layers.

I'm not big on shortcuts, but I find this to be the most useful shortcut there is. Before I discovered it was always Copy Merged + Paste.

Edit: Oops, I meant ctl+alt+shift+E


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Dec 22, 2008 06:50 |  #8

The shortcuts are found in the Help (F1) section. I'm a big fan of the shortcuts.


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Dec 22, 2008 07:02 |  #9

Noted F1 for further questions ;)


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Dec 22, 2008 07:30 |  #10

Livinthalife wrote in post #6924431 (external link)
ctrl-e is merge down (which can also be useful)

ctrl-shift-e Flattens

alt-L-F works too, but I find that to be a bit more work

So thanks everyone for your input. Thanks Dennis, as I wil be using your recommended method. This will make things a bit more convenient for myself! :)

Cmd+Shift+E merges all visible layers. This is different from flatten if you don't have a "background" layer.

Alt-L-F? (OSX here)


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Dec 22, 2008 17:12 |  #11

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+e merge all visible layers as a new layer




  
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