Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I bought Affinity Photo not so long ago, came from photoshop. I was wondering how I can merge selected layers? When selecting multiple layers I can only see merge visible.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Cheesmeet,

Welcome to the forums!

You can use merge visible layers as you have mentioned, which is a non destructive way of merging multiple layers to one new pixel layer.
Another option is to go to Document > Flatten, however this will merge ALL layers together into one rasterised pixel layer.
Also, you can select multiple layers, group them together and then rasterise them, giving you more control than Flatten but this is destructive.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yet another destructive way to do this (& maybe the simplest) is to select several layers in the Layers panel & from the Layer menu, choose "Merge Selected" (or use the keyboard shortcut for that).


This works for pixel, image & text layers, rasterizing & merging them into one layer in one step. It will ignore vector object layers, so to include them in the merge you must first rasterize them separately.

Affinity Photo 1.7.1 & Affinity Designer 1.7.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

@Cheesmeet please considère toi select the option "save with history"

It will generate a bigger file but at least you will keep all steps of you project And come back if needed. 

Don't know if its possible with photo but you should consider to check "continuous" along with export. 

Should be of great help in your workflow. 

Never be the Same Again !
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) - 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 - VIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6  - Affinity Designer + Affinity Photo + Affinity Publisher + Snagit 2019 + Camtasia 2018 + Movavi Video Editor Business 15

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now