Photoshop: Layer Mould Feature

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Have a New Layer Mould feature, where multiple layers can be moulded together to adapt layer colours and effects.

This would work on the order of the Layer so if i was to Mould Layer 1 - Layer 2 then Layer 1's Features would be adapted to Layer 2's features.

So lets say there was a Blue Circle on Layer 1 and on layer 2 there was a Square With Text on it.

When the Layer Mould feature was applied then The colour and Shape of Layer 1 would be added to the Square of Layer 2 but the text from Layer 2 would not be transferred through to Layer 1.

This sort of feature would make it easier to copy a layer and also make it easier to have a gradient across a layer style.

A feature like this would improve a Team workflow as if a layer had already been created by a team's document then another member can come along and mould the layer therefore having the same styles and format as the previous layer and have his work included in the same Layer with the style of the layer before thus making it quicker and easier for everyone to produce high quality work from Photoshop.

Explanatory Image (ish)

Layering Explanation

As you can see these layers were "Moulded" and now the outline of the black circle has been transformed onto the Layer 2 and they are attached together, however the text has stayed in format on the last layer selected as the moulding feature just moulds image and formats. Also as the moulding would take on only image and colours if you were to type on the layer selected (if not rasterized) then the format of the text would be the same ! for example the text colour of the previous selected layer (before mould) then the colour would be inherited form that layer.

This is a tricky suggestion but i hope i have explained enough to get this featured

- Hope this feature gets included in an update

-ConnerTurner
Fireworks and CS6 Experimentalist.
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Conner Turner

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  • Confident This Feature Would Be A Great Addition !

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Chris Cox

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Could you provide a more detailed explanation? What you've posted doesn't really make sense.
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Conner Turner

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Hi Chris i have Included an image if you need any more information just ask :) will be more than happy to provide it ! also explained some features of how the layering would work.

- Conner
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Chris Cox

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The diagram still makes no sense.
It sounds like the layers are keeping some attributes and dropping others - but without a lot of reason to it.
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I also don’t quite follow.
Could you make a more detailed mock-up representing the two elements and the resulting elements?

How familiar are you with Smart Objects?
I suspect that feature might already approximate some of the functionality you are after.
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Conner Turner

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Okay i think i have over complicated this so in simple terms. my proposed idea is an advanced layer copying tool with selectable functions like wether you want to copy layer onto layer or create a new layer from the two copies.
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Chris Cox

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Still needs a lot more clarification.