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Flattening frames into layers

    You can flatten animation frames into layers. A single, composite layer is created for each frame, containing all of the layers in the frame. The original layers in the frame are hidden but preserved (the original layers will be available if they are needed for another frame).

    Note: If you save an animation as a GIF, the animation frames are flattened and the original layers are lost. You should save the original file in Photoshop file format to preserve layers for reediting.

To flatten frames into layers:

    In the Animation palette, choose Flatten Frames into Layers from the palette menu.