Live copy merged below layer

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When doing multi-part comps especially using CG renders I find myself doing a series of final processes at the very end to aid the realism and binding of all elements. This is a timely process every time the file needs to be saved out yo show to clients. With smart objects a lot of this can be repeated easily by copy merging the main stack, replacing the flat merged image in the smart object every time. This way I can apply any sharpening, blurs, lens effects or even use the camera raw filter as smart filters.

It would be great to have a "live" copy merged layer of everything beneath said layer we could then apply smart filters too.

I understand with the 10,000-20,000 pixel wide images I work with there may be a huge performance hit with it being a real time so perhaps the layer could have a render button.
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Peter Aylward

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