The mode. The resulting
merged layer will be in Normal mode, and will inherit the opacity
of the layer below. If the layer below is not opaque, or if it is
in some mode other than Normal, then this command will generally
change the appearance of the image.
command merges the active
layer with the layer just below it in the stack, taking into account
the various properties of the active layer, such as its opacity and
The most common use of base layer” (usually
opaque and in Normal mode, so that you can see what you are doing), and
adding a “modification layer” on top of it, with whatever
shape, opacity, and layer mode you need. In this case, merging down the
modification layer will combine the two layers into one, without
changing the way the image looks.
construct a layer, by starting with a “
Activating the Command