User Guide > Layer > Merging Layers

Merging Layers

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There are three ways to merge layers. You can quickly merge the current layer down with the layer just below it, you can quickly merge a selection of layers or you can merge specific layers with specific parameters with the Merge Layers dialog box. The resulting layer will be a single drawing layer, which you can edit and animate like any other drawing layer.

Using the Merge Layers dialog box gives you more control over the result of the merge. You can pick a name for the resulting layer, specify whether it is a vector or bitmap layer, select source layers, and more.

NOTE:
  • When merging layers, the animation on all layers being merged is discarded.
  • If you quickly merge a bitmap layer with a vector layer, the resulting layer will be a bitmap layer.
  • Layers containing a 3D object cannot be merged.
  • The artwork in hidden layers is not added to the merged artwork.