Merging Layers

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There are two ways to merge layers. You can merge layers quickly and simply using the Merge Layer command. If all the layers are vector layers, the new layer is vector. If all the selected layers are bitmap, the resulting layer is bitmap. If there is a mix of vector and bitmap, you can decide if the resulting layer is vector or bitmap. The newly merged layer is editable.

Using the Merge Layers dialog box gives you more control when merging layers. You can name the new layer, specify whether it is a vector or bitmap layer, select source layers, and more.

After you have merged a layer, it is still possible to edit it. However, any previously defined motion in the source layers will be lost. If you choose not to allow the layer to be edited, transform motion will be retained. For example, if you are using a .swf file and want to edit its layer, the layer you select will be retained. The rest of the layers will not be part of this layer.