Merge Layers Dialog Box

The Merge Layers dialog box lets you combine selected layers.

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.

For tasks related to this dialog box, see Merging Layers.

Parameter Description

New Layer


Name of the new layer.

Vector Layer

Makes the merged layer a vector layer. If there were bitmap layers in your selection, they will be converted to vector.

Bitmap Layer

Makes the merged layer a bitmap layer. If there were vector layers in your selection, they will be converted to bitmap.

Bitmap Canvas Size

If your merged layer is bitmap, set the Bitmap Canvas Size parameters. Adjust the Width, Height, or Resolution Factor. These three parameters are linked; changing one, changes the others.

Width Factor and Width

Lets you set the width of the canvas by percentage or pixel.

Height Factor and Height

Lets you set the height of the canvas by percentage or pixel.

Bitmap Pixel Density

Resolution Factor

Lets you set the resolution of bitmap layers.

Source Layers

Delete Source Layers

Deletes the source layers.

Remove Invisible Layers

Removes invisible or hidden layers. This option is available only if the Delete Source Layers option is selected. Whether you decide to delete them or not, hidden layers will not be merged, even if selected from the list.