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problem in merging two layer


saeedeh

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I want to merge two layer.
layer 1 contains this picture:
Screenshot 2015-03-10 08.36.29.png
layer 2 contains this picture:
Screenshot 2015-03-10 08.36.39.png-
after merging:
Screenshot 2015-03-10 08.36.50.png
I want to place layer 2 above layer 1. but only the color change.
why does this happen?
 

IamSam

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Lets see a screen shot of your layers panel........

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 12.39.11 AM.png
 

IamSam

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This leaf part should be on the top/uppermost layer.
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 12.58.51 AM.png

This leaf part needs to be below the other layer.
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 12.59.02 AM.png

Highlight/select both layers (or just the top one) and hit Cmd/Cntrl + E to merge.
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 12.59.12 AM.png

Then you can add a background layer below the merged layer.
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 12.39.03 AM.png
 

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Sorry saeedeh, I asked to see the screen shot of your layers panel at 12:42 am. You did not reply until 1:09 am. I did not know when you were going to reply and I grew tired of waiting so I went to bed.

It didn't work before the rasterize because you used shapes made with the shape tools. When you combine two shape layers, it will take on the color of the uppermost layer. If the second shape is smaller than the first, it will appear as if it is gone. It's not. If you look at your paths panel you will see that the second layer/path is within the first.

Here, I have 2 shape layers....
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 9.21.50 AM.png

Note that the red shape is within and smaller than the first brown shape.
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 9.21.57 AM.png

When combined, I will get what appears to be one red shape.
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 9.25.02 AM.png

But if you check your paths panel, you will see that the two shapes have been combined.
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 9.25.36 AM.png
 

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