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The main subject layer was selected and merged. 

The first screen shot with the merged layer non active

second with the merged layer active.

The difference is obvious although the rendition is 1468816943_ScreenShot2019-08-07at6_32_08AM.thumb.png.7953477ade482cd202c127e634d39664.png1467412347_ScreenShot2019-08-07at6_31_50AM.thumb.png.7953a9ac0680d8c7e8ba0ef22d7dd6fb.pngmuch better in the second situation. Is this normal?

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Hi MEB I uploaded a different file but with the same problem i.e. different rendering after "merge visible".

In any case the file showed the problem well on my computer, see screenshot for info on my imac.

Since I am here I have a question that was not really answered on a previous post. How, if possible, to merge only one layer with all the subordinated layers such as filters, live filters etc. but leaving the other layers alone?

Screen Shot 2019-08-12 at 11.29.27 AM.png

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40 minutes ago, srg said:

Since I am here I have a question that was not really answered on a previous post. How, if possible, to merge only one layer with all the subordinated layers such as filters, live filters etc. but leaving the other layers alone?

From the main menu, Layer > Merge Selected, perhaps?


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.239), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

From the main menu, Layer > Merge Selected, perhaps?

No, it does not work. It merges all down in my experience.

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54 minutes ago, srg said:

No, it does not work. It merges all down in my experience.

Merge Selected will only merge the selected layers, but there's a trick involved if you want to work on a single layer.

If you have a single layer, with nested adjustment or filter layers, then Layer > Merge Selected is disabled. You need to have at least two layers selected for it to become available.

So, if you had this, and wanted to merge the selected layer and its adjustments, Merge Selected won't do it:
image.png.7f163b286c31baaa43b098a92789f20c.png

However, you could add an empty pixel layer below them, and then it would work.

With empty pixel layer added and selected:

image.png.133539735b606b5d70792d252722fd78.png

After Layer > Merge Selected:

image.png.d2ed6ece6ffc00f227647c93ae531425.png

The unselected layer at the bottom was not affected.

 


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.239), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.464 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.4464 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.458 Beta

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thank you, I knew and I guess I forgot about this! It would be nice not to have to do a trick though...

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You're welcome. And I agree.


-- Walt

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Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.464 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.4464 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.458 Beta

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