25 Mar How to merge two PSD files in Photoshop
PSD files can be tricky…
I usually work with high resolution Photoshop illustrations with lots of layers and I frequently need to move groups of layers from different PSD files. I used to drag the layers manually from one PSD file to another one which is a pain if you want to keep the elements exactly in the same position into the canvas.
Want to merge different PSD files and don’t know how to do it?
Bad news is… you can’t merge Photoshop files in a literal sense. Good news is… that you can move the content from one file to another one and I’m going to show you the easiest way.
What is the faster way to merge 2 PSD files?
If the canvas have the same dimensions they snap exactly to the same position, this is great when you work with lots of high resolution layers. You can also move the layers to a new document that Photoshop will create, it will have the same dimensions as the original canvas.
Alternatively you can use this path:
- Open file A and file B
- In canvas A select the layers (or groups) that you want to move to file B
- Go to top menu Layer> Duplicate Layers
- Choose document B as destiny… and done!
I’m a Photoshop user since its 6th version and I just discovered this command… what a tool!