Questions about grouping graphics (raster or vector) into layers, and applying effects to layers.

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I want to send an image to the background in PhotoShop [on hold]

I want for my website logo image to show up in my photo.
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Why isn't this symbol stainer tool working on this symbol?

I've created a symbol in Illustrator with default settings. Here's how I made the object for symbol: A rectangle with white color - Changed its opacity to 20% Inside the rectangle, there are circles ...
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move all layers on a canvas in photoshop

I have a huge gif file that I am editing in photoshop. I am newish to photoshop and have not been able to find any way to move all of the layers within the canvas without toggling the visibility, ...
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Photoshop: Universal Layer Colour Value

I can imagine there might be a tutorial on this network relating to this question, though I am struggling to find an answer / find the right words to describe what I am trying to do. In Photoshop, I ...
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Export layers in photoshop with levels applied

I have the following sequence of 35 layers within Photoshop CC 2015: I'm using Files > Export > Layers to Files to save the images as JPEGS. Unfortunately, the levels are not being applied to each ...
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Export Photoshop Layers with Mask

I have a bunch of layers that are all being masked by a vector shape. I'm wondering what the best way to export each layer to a JPG, while maintaining the masking effect on each export. The image ...
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How to flip Brightness and preserve color in Photoshop?

as the title is saying. Using Photoshop, I want to invert the luminosity of my image using adjustment-layers, while the colors stay the same. So here is my example image: Dark Background (it's ...
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Layer's resizing when I copy a layer to a different document? I don't want this to happen. [duplicate]

I am working on converting a large map into a booklet format. I am making selections of 4 inches by 7 inches then copying them to make a new layer. When I drag this new layer into a new document it ...
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Is there a way to 'arrange' anchor points within a single shape?

In the image below, my problem is shown; I want to tangle two shapes. I had hoped that arranging individual anchor points would be the solution, but that is not the case. Is is possible to make it '...
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How to edit multiple layers using the marquee tool?

I have 3 layers that I edited with blending options (one with r checked off, one with g checked off, one with b checked off, as I'm trying to create a glitch effect). However, I can't merge these ...
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How to add a background to a logo? [closed]

Can someone explain to me how to put the picture of the pink (marble) background inside the round shape?
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Match the brightness on X layers at once in Photoshop

I have a collection of 142 partially overlapping images, taken on a grid with a microscope. I've had to go through some pain to patch them all together as the automated software packages seemed to ...
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exporting selected layer(s) in pixelmator separately [duplicate]

I am using Pixelmator Version 3.5 Canyon (60521). I wanted to know, if there is a way to export selected layer(s) separately. For example if there are 10 different sub later that were used to create ...
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Java Script to Reveal layers (or sub-layers/paths) one at a time

I have an Illustrator file with several objects. I would like to record, via screen video, the process of each object appearing one at a time. I've read the beginner java manual, but all I could find ...
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Photoshop: How do I edit layer style Presets?

I just created a layer style preset in Photoshop and applied it to multiple shape layers. Now I would like to make several adjustments to the style. How do I do that? I want to automatically update ...
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How do I prevent a clipping mask from hiding layer effects?

Let's say that I have two layers: Layer 2: An image with an Outer Glow layer effect. Layer 1: An image that I want to use to mask Layer2. In the example below, Layer 1 is the white brush and Layer ...
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Photoshop CC: Problems with text selection [closed]

I have tried to solve an issue for hours without luck, so I have decided to write for help. The main problem is that when I am creating Mock-Ups with the new Photoshop CC, every time I try to create a ...
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How do I export an InDesign document to separate files with a different layer turned on in each?

I have a one-page InDesign document with 50+ layers. Each layer contains a single logo file, and I need to export the document to a PDF with one layer turned on per page. Ideally, I'd like to export ...
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How to properly export from Illustrator to Photoshop? [closed]

And by that I mean that each layer with sublayers in AI should become a group in PS.
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Layers dont show up when exporting file from illustrator to photoshop

I made a graphic in Illustrator and wanted to add finishing touches in Photoshop. But when I export the file as a PSD from Illustrator, only one layer shows up in Photoshop. I use RGB color mode and ...
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Dragging overlapping layers in Sketch

I know how to select nested layers, but how do I drag a nested layer without accidentally selecting the layers that overlap it?
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How to link or unlink layers in photoshop artboards?

I've created two artboards for a case-study that will serve as two pages in my document. Because I want the formatting to be similar, I option+dragged the content from one artboard to another to copy ...
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How to Link Layers Between Photoshop Documents?

So I had a look around and couldn't find anything that clarifies this. I have a logo in a PSD that it basically two letters with custom extra bits. What is the best way to approach linking these ...
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Transfer the shadow of an object on white paper to ruled paper

I have taken two photographs: a hand holding a pen and writing on a white paper a sheet of paper with lines Both photographs have been taken from the same camera angle (using a tripod), with the ...
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How can I quickly hide or delete a layer in Illustrator without using the Layer Panel?

I need a way to easily hide/delete a layer in Illustrator. I'm not seeing the command in the shortcuts menu, there has to be a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to hide/delete a layer! I don't want to ...
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Adobe Photoshop - Hide Layer In Navigator

Is it possible to hide a specific layer ONLY in Navigator window? I'm trying to make a line art from a sketch by tracing. I keep on hiding and showing the sketch layer to check the output. It seems ...
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New layers in Photoshop CS5 automatically have fx

I started working on a design, with the first few layers using fx. Now every new layer I add has the same fx that the first two layers had. I want to add a simple, basic layer that has zero effects, ...
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How can I “un-activate” the active layer in GIMP?

I like to use GIMP with the show layer boundary setting on so that when I'm working with a layer a dashed border appears around it. However, once I am finished working with the layer - and I'd ...
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Exporting AI file to PSD - why do my layers merge?

I'm trying to export an AI file, which has a ton of sublayers under one layer and some groups and stuff. I've tried exporting to PSD, following the guidelines I've found online (Write Layers and ...
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How do I grab a jpeg from a layer and open it in it

How do I grab a jpeg from a layer and open it in its own PSD document, so that I can crop and save how I want? In the attached image, I would like to have the jpeg in the highlighted layer (without ...
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How do I display, but not print a layer in photoshop? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make a photoshop layer display but not print. (It's a border that I want to see but not print.)
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Trying to punch a hole in the white circle [closed]

I cannot punch a hole in the white circle, even when I create a layer and hide it. What should I do? See here:
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Photoshop CC - Use one Layer in different groups with different effects?

I have designed the background picture for our company phones. It changes slightly with seasons and on special occasions. What I would like to do: have one layer (eg with numbers for ambulance an ...
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Adobe Photoshop Paintbrush won't paint on new layer in cyan channel

A client had me do a flyer and newspaper ad for his car show. He was happy. He also wanted a T-Shirt. We redid the CMYK design in coarse halftones for silkscreening. I don't like the way it looks. ...
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Creating a default (master) filter to be applied to images

I am applying same filter settings to my images 1 by 1. (Example: brightness +60, filter blur pixelization 2, Contrast -20). So instead of making the same settings for each of my designs, how can I ...
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How to move paths to layers while retaining the path name?

I have an .ai file with 1 layer and 2000+ paths that are named correctly. When I move the paths to layers, Illustrator renames them to layer1, layer2 etc. How can I move the paths to layers and ...
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Batch export multiple layers with their embedded smart objects

I have a PSD file that will be used to place a design on lots of different product types (shirts, canvases, hoodies, etc.). I have set up a smart object (that sits on top of each layer for each ...
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Illustrator - How to let one layer show through another [duplicate]

This seems like it should be easy, but since I'm new to Illustrator it's hard to describe what I mean without an example. Basically, I have two layers. The bottom layer has a picture of a pig. The ...
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How to combine (partially scanned handwritten) comments from multiple sources into the original pdf?

When asking colleagues for feedback on a PDF, some of them prefer adding hand-written comments on its printout instead of using the pdf comment functions of acrobat/reader, and send me the scan ...
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New to Photoshop need help saving PSD file as TIFF file [closed]

I've just created my first photoshop image however as I was saving it, photoshop said that layers will make the file size bigger. I don't want this to happen so any help will be appreciated! Thanks!
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What is a layered ico?

I came across an ICO file and since I didn't have Photoshop I had to open it in GIMP. Then I realized it has layers. What is a layered ico file and when will I ever need it?
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Cutting a area from a circle in Sketch 3

I am having trouble on editing a specific arc from a circle. Here is what I have, which is a circle. I want it to look like this, how can I accomplish it? These are my 2 shapes. When I ...
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PS How to change one shape and effect all of them?

I have a personal project in Photoshop, just wonder if I can change a shape (eg. hands of a human or a body or a head) and effect all the shape which have hands but they are in a different layers. Is ...
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Align traced text into an object (square). Illustrator

Can someone tell me what Am I doing wrong? I want my traced text (Schlitz) to be aligned in the center of the red square. I tried several methods but can't get it done(wether nothing happens, wether ...
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With GIMP, how to crop a layer to the size of a different layer?

I have multiple layers in my project. I need to crop one (call it layer A) to the size of another (layer B). Neither has the full size of the image. I thought I would switch to B, Select All, switch ...
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Alpha channels and effects

I tried to apply an effect to a composition, but the effect had been applied to the whole composition and not to the contents of the composition. This composition consisted of animated shape layers, ...
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should i apply the layer mask on the layer i've been working on before closing it?

I'm working on an artwork I did by hand for an invitation, cleaning it up in Photoshop... When I finish editing, should I apply the layer mask on the layer I've been working on before closing it? (...
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How to organise layers/groups in alphabetic oder in layers photoshop

I've tried researching on the web but mostly people ask about adobe Premier and other softwares, theres is nothing I could find for photoshop. My situation is this, I'm designing the Jersey shirts ...
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How to divide layer shape into multiple layer shapes?

I would like to divide these shapes into multiple layers. One layer for the eye, one for the head, one for the mouth etc.. How do I do this? I forgot to create new layers while creating my shapes. ...
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Is there a fast way to clean up empty layers and folders in Photoshop?

I have a very large document, and along the way I have made a lot of changes and new layers. I have a tons of layers and groups and I'm now sitting and organize everything manually. Is there are ...