Photoshop: Merge Up

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Merge Up (wishlist item)

Merge Up modifies each of the selected layers. It neither creates nor destroys layers. For each selected layer, it fills in holes in the layer by copying pixels that shine through from visible layers below.

This is a feature that I would use over and over when I'm working on screenshots for a demo. Each layer is an image in a time sequence. Typically I'll have to redo parts of an image, and I don't want to have to make the same fix in all 17 layers. So I punch holes in the each layer above the layer that has the fix, and it sees through the holes to the fix layer. Then I use shift-cmd-C to copy each layer (with all the fixes merged in) to the clipboard, 17 times. If I want each layer to be fully opaque, I have to do a lot more very tedious work.
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Dave Yost

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