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FLATTENING WITHOUT FLATTENING!

posted by pixelbase, Dec 31, 2006 7:05 PM — 33 comments

You could do this in previous versions of PS, but it took some work.

Now, it's just one simple keyboard shortcut, and it even creates the layer for you.

Here it is (and the crowd goes wild): Mac: Apple - Option - Shift - E; PeeCee: Control - Alt - Shift - E.

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1. posted by kevinbenn, Jan 2, 2007 1:18 PM

Brilliant - thanks!


2. posted by animanga, Jan 4, 2007 9:08 AM

Thanx so much! I've been wondering if this could be done. ^^


3. posted by ajmal5a, Jan 4, 2007 1:08 PM

thanks - its really cool


4. posted by satanheart, Jan 5, 2007 7:14 PM

wow!thank so much its really funny


5. posted by ozaoza, Jan 6, 2007 11:58 AM

thanks. very useful hint.


6. posted by elfelf, Jan 9, 2007 5:40 AM

it's very useful, thank you!


7. posted by jasuman, Jan 10, 2007 7:36 AM

Cooool!!! Thanks for this really useful shortcut. Looking for something new.


8. posted by joakiml, Jan 11, 2007 11:22 AM

You can also select an empty layer, hold ALT + go to the layer tab and in the menu select merge visible. This merges all the visible layers into the one you have selected, keeping the originals in place.


9. posted by joakiml, Jan 11, 2007 11:24 AM

Sorry, your version was easier : )


10. posted by firehairkw, Jan 11, 2007 1:42 PM

great help! very usefull


11. posted by gabrielkg, Jan 11, 2007 5:52 PM

good!!!


12. posted by beergkamp, Jan 12, 2007 3:24 PM

Hi, u can use just CTRL+Shift+ E to flat. Every move have a short cut, see that where is write: FILE< EDIT


13. posted by jshemuel, Jan 13, 2007 9:13 PM

It's called "Stamp Visible," if you were wondering.


14. posted by mongogoran, Jan 15, 2007 11:07 AM

cool! TY!


15. posted by dAmnMeyra, Jan 15, 2007 1:20 PM

wow real nice, had no idea about this!
Thanks :)


16. posted by animanga, Jan 17, 2007 7:24 AM

May I add something? Make sure the layer selected is an EMPTY layer, it will flatten the doc onto the selected layer so make sure it's empty so you don't lose info! =D


17. posted by pixelbase, Feb 2, 2007 8:39 PM

Great addition, Hannah, thanks for commenting!


18. posted by scataudo, Feb 22, 2007 5:27 PM

None of those work for me....


19. posted by fuschnick, Mar 6, 2007 6:41 PM

Hail


20. posted by javierlove, Mar 15, 2007 9:31 PM

great tip thanks


21. posted by saher_arts, Mar 28, 2007 10:12 AM

that's really brilliant


22. posted by angelrae07, Apr 10, 2007 4:36 PM

Fantastic tip...no more snapshots really necessary for me!!! Thanks again.


23. posted by SkyVector, Apr 30, 2007 3:58 PM

using photoshop for years and still discoverings tips :p thx


24. posted by Mickiecp, Jun 1, 2007 2:59 PM

Great!


25. posted by roenaid1, Nov 23, 2007 5:13 PM

I'll think of you every time I use that ultra useful tip X...


26. posted by s_soft, Jan 7, 2008 12:37 PM

GREAT


27. posted by mateofeo12, Mar 12, 2008 4:05 AM

most brilliant


28. posted by victordov, Mar 16, 2008 12:58 PM

Thans really make sense


29. posted by moe, Apr 11, 2008 9:58 AM

Also known as "Stamp Visible" ;)

You can do it for groups too, just use ctrl+alt+e only.


30. posted by kamscorp, Aug 12, 2008 11:05 AM

thanks!


31. posted by superjesu, Jan 4, 2009 4:06 AM

nice ^__^


32. posted by fetcaldu, Mar 10, 2009 9:53 AM

thanks! very useful!


33. posted by PSgenial, Jan 24, 2010 5:21 AM

that's awesome :) thnx man :)

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