edit -- copy merged grayed out..

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Frances Del Rio, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. why is copy merged (for when you want to copy more than one layer at
    once) grayed out?? this has happened to me a number of times, still
    can't tell why it does that.. (I do have top layer of all layers I want
    to copy selected..) thank you for helping me solve a big headache..

    Frances
     
    Frances Del Rio, Oct 14, 2004
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  2. Frances Del Rio

    Peadge Guest

    Is the layer locked? And don't the layers have to be merged before you can
    copy "merged"? Otherwise,Photoshop may not "know" what you're trying to
    copy.

    Corey :)
     
    Peadge, Oct 15, 2004
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  3. no, layer was not locked... and no, layers don't need to be merged..
    the way it works is that whenever you're on a layer, if instead of
    hitting just 'copy' you hit 'copy merged' (or ctrl-shift-c) it copies
    ALL visible layers, then when you paste in other file it pastes
    everything together as one layer.. I use a lot when I'm cutting imgs for
    the web from a mock-up.. but every once in a while 'copy merged' is
    grayed out in edit menu, and I still haven't been able to figure out why
    it does that.. ok.. thank you for your response.. Frances
     
    Frances Del Rio, Oct 15, 2004
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  4. no, layer was not locked... and no, layers don't need to be merged..
    the way it works is that whenever you're on a layer, if instead of
    hitting just 'copy' you hit 'copy merged' (or ctrl-shift-c) it copies
    ALL visible layers, then when you paste in other file it pastes
    everything together as one layer.. I use a lot when I'm cutting imgs for
    the web from a mock-up.. but every once in a while 'copy merged' is
    grayed out in edit menu, and I still haven't been able to figure out why
    it does that.. ok.. thank you for your response.. Frances
     
    Frances Del Rio, Oct 15, 2004
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    edjh Guest

    Select All first.
     
    edjh, Oct 16, 2004
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  6. Frances Del Rio

    sarA

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    I had the same problem and I just solved it!! Open your "channels" window and delete the quick mask!
     
    sarA, Aug 18, 2015
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