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I need to make a sprite. I was instructed to make one layer an editable layer and another layer that is a flattened bitmap layer. Any instructions on how to do this would be appreciated.

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Do you have an example of what you are trying to accomplish? – OghmaOsiris Nov 25 '13 at 18:05
Sadly I do not. Basically one layer is supposed to be editable. The extension i have on my photoshop is going to create a sprite from the bitmapped layer. I just can't figure out how to create the bitmapped layer. – yeahumok Nov 25 '13 at 18:08
What is the extension? It sounds like you just need to have your artwork flattened before using it (perhaps the extension does not process layer effects) – JohnB Nov 25 '13 at 18:12
well right now, i'm basically in a .psd document. I thought i'd have to duplicate the layer and then somehow modify the second layer to become a bitmap. Is this even possible? – yeahumok Nov 25 '13 at 18:13
photoshop "is" bitmap. Should you by mistake use some vector tools, the layer or image is easily turned into raster, or "bitmap-isised". – Benteh Nov 25 '13 at 19:50
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All pixel layers in Photoshop are "bitmap" layers. Simply don't use any of the vector or type tools and if you do, rasterize them afterwards. Or choose Flatten Layers from the Layer Panel menu and you are left with 1 "bitmap" layer.

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