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Is it possible to flatten every layer in photoshop?


Question

I am not trying to merge every layer and flatten the image. Instead I'm looking for a faster alternative to right-clicking every layer and converting to smart object, then rasterizing the layer. Or an alternative to the About.com suggestion, but applied to every later.

Turns out using the menu option Layer > Rasterize > All layers does not flatten layer effects, and that's exactly what I'm looking for.

2012/03/16
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3/16/2012 12:57:00 PM

The only thing I can think of to save a little time would be to create a simple Action that does the Convert to Smart Object and then Rasterizes it in one press but you'd still have to go through each layer individually hitting this button.

Of course I'm not exactly sure off the top of my head what the practical use for doing this even is. What About.com says I don't think is accurate if I have let's say a Vector with an outerglow on it and then rasterize the layer so that I may apply a filter even thought the layer effect is still editable it absolutely is affected by the filter.

2012/03/16
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3/16/2012 1:41:00 PM