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I love how quickly people are responding to all these questions that I keep dropping in here! Here's another one. Can I not flatten my image? If I do merge visible I get a new layer at the top. I don't want to do this. I want to flatten the image into one new layer and remove all the ones below. Is this really not possible?

 

Thanks again,

Phil


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(I know I could go through and delete all the layers below the top one after I have merged the visible layers but that's quite a lot of extra work for have to do it on a regular basis.)


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Hello again.

Group the layers, and then click "Rasterize" in the right click menu.


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Or... from the Document menu, choose Flatten!

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For the life of me I cannot find the Document Menu in Affinity Designer, where is it please? I want to flatten several layers but I want to keep them as a vector so they do not get pixelated as they are enlarged. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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10 hours ago, Michael Tronn said:

For the life of me I cannot find the Document Menu in Affinity Designer, where is it please? I want to flatten several layers but I want to keep them as a vector so they do not get pixelated as they are enlarged. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

Designer does not have a Flatten function. And if it did the vectors would be pixels afterwards. What you can try is just selecting the layers your want included and group them. They will be in one group layer but remain as individual vector layers within.


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Hi Michael Tronn,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
There's no Document menu in Designer. If by flatten you meant to merge all paths into one (for example to export as an icon to be included in a font file etc) go to menu Layer > Geometry > Merge Curves. If you are working with an illustration or something else grouping the layers will keep everything tied together (you can lock the group if you wish to prevent moving/transforming it accidentally on canvas).

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Hi! I am making artwork that has many layers. When I am creating in AD on my MacBook Pro with 8 GB RAM, AD is slowing down and getting glitchy, choppy and has crashed once lately.

As I am doing lots of illustration work, would having a computer with more RAM enable AD to NOT slow down?

I see that my system requirements meet what is listed but I do not what AD to have these issues when I am working.

Do you have any thoughts about optimizing the way I am using AD and or have any thoughts about what hardware is best for professional grade work?

Thank you!

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