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

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Photoshop: possible to select hidden layers via keyboard shortcut?

I use the Option + [ and ] keyboard shortcuts to select layers in Photoshop's layers panel, but it skips hidden layers. Is it possible at all to select these via the keyboard?
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Restrict movement of layer in Photoshop CS6

Is there a way to block the movement of a layer in photoshop and still be able to do editing in the same layer?
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How do I find the nested layers that may cause problems in older CS versions? [migrated]

I get the warning, but can't see where the problem is. The warning pops up at seemingly random times. My groups aren't nested in any weird way, as far as I can see. The + and & symbols are used ...
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GIMP: 'move layer' stops working

I'm having intermittent problems with GIMP, where the 'move layer' command suddenly stops working. The mouse pointer changes to the one below: When I make an explicit selection, e.g. CTRL-A on a ...
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Illustrator: lock/unlock current layer via keyboard shortcut?

Is it possible to toggle the locked/unlocked state of the current layer via keyboard shortcut? I'd love to be able to toggle show/hide for layers as well.
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More photoshop layer tag colors?

Whenever I use larger documents with multiple layers I always run into the problem of not having enough colors to label my layers. Is there a way to get more colors for these labels? I've searched ...
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What are the uses of linking layers in photoshop?

I want to know the exact uses of linking layers in Photoshop CC. Can we use it to update multiple layers in one go? For example, if I link several text layers, and want to change the font details of ...
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Changing color scheme of calendar icons?

Here's the image I'm working with: I'm wondering if it's possible to automatically change all the images to using a color scheme close to #489fdc. I've tried making changes in Paint.NET and ...
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How do I flatten pixel layers in Affinity Designer?

Getting to grips with Affinity Designer by drawing a simple 16x16 pixel favicon, I've ended up with 5 pixel layers. I'm looking for a "flatten" function to squash them back into a single layer but I ...
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How can you automatically trim a new layer in After Effects? [migrated]

I know there are short cuts {Alt + ] or [) when creating a new layer in after effects that will trim the layer to either side of the current keyframe. The question is, is there a better way to ...
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How can I convert an object layer to an ordinary layer in Illustrator?

How can I convert an object layer to an ordinary layer in Illustrator? In the illustration below ... how do I drag the Path object, which is the sun, from its layer to a new separated layer? Of ...
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In Photoshop, what is the quickest way to find a specific layer when there are many?

I'm working on cutting up a web design template and this has bugged me for years. On my psd file I have a bunch of layers and I want to crop out the arrow icon without anything in the background ...
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Trying to reduce the area a layer can bee seen in After effects

I'm creating a UI animation for a phone. I've got it so the menu transitions slowly moves in from the side. However as you can see the menu can be seen coming in from outside of the screen like the ...
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Sketch 3 - Export Layer without transparent pixels

I have created an artboard with some shapes overlay on each other. I want create a png export from the red one.(its actual size is 111*111) but when I drag and drop the red layer to the finder, its ...
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Photoshop Javascript to get all layers in the active document

I'm sure it should be discussed before by Photoshop scripters. I write a solution as following. I think it's logically right, but the result is not correct. Anybody can help to check where's wrong ...
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GIMP: Open as a layer reducing the size

I'm trying to create a single image from using different single images I already have. I'm creating a new A4 document, but, when I try to open one of the images I want to add, it's smaller than the ...
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Why is my .psd file saving only one layer?

I have saved a brochure for print and because of the file size issues I saved my original Photoshop file as a .pdf without Photoshop editing capabilities. Then I applied some changes and saved as ...
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Illustrator: Why do layers and sublayers sometimes have different colors?

Not sure if it matters, but before I make some mistake that will cause a lot of work to correct afterwards: Why are some sublayers not colored like the partent-layer (see screenshot)? Are they somehow ...
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Cannot drag-select layers with Move tool in Photoshop when initially clicking in the canvas

When using the Move tool, I can no longer drag-select layers when my cursor initially clicks on the canvas. However, if I initially click outside of the canvas I can drag-select towards the canvas, a ...
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In Photoshop CC: “edit/transform” instead of edit/transform path"

In Photoshop CC (latest update), how do I change back to just "edit/transform" instead of "edit/transform path"? I have never had this happen before, and when I go to transform a layer, I get an error ...
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Shadows pass in photoshop

Setup: Background image 3D layer with an extruded text object and a plane - two separate 3D objects but in the same 3D layer. The extruded text object casts a shadow on the plane. I want to render ...
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When I turn off one layer it automatically turns off (disables) the other layer. How to disable this behavior?

I have a problem in Photoshop CC. When I turn off one layer it for some reason turns off the other layer above (disables it), which is not my goal. How to disable this behavior? Please, see the ...
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How do I change text settings so that text appears in a text layer

I was working through a Photoshop track on Treehouse and ended up messing around with some settings while adding text. Now, I cannot see ANY text that is typed, but it does somehow seem to be entered ...
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Set adjustment layer to only affect certain layers without using groups?

AFAIK there are a few different ways to control which layers are affected by an adjustment layer, for example: move the adjustment layer down so that only the layers below it are affected alt-click ...
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How to erase through one layer using Adobe Illustrator CC?

There is a segment of a font that I'm not wanting to be used. I am wanting to simply erase that swirl like I could using Photoshop. Is it possible to erase on one layer in Adobe Illustrator instead of ...
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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

I need to save each layer of my psd document as a page in a multi-page PDF file (or as a single-page PDF file each as I can combine them later). File->save as->PDF works for 1 layer at a time, but I ...
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Dark Transparent overlay

Can someone help me, I'm trying to recreate the effect in the image on other photos. It has a dark transparent layer over the image. Can seem to create this same effect.
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How do I partially break a clipping mask border?

I’m looking for a non-destructive way of allowing an image to be partially "clipped" by a clipping mask, like so: I view the above image as having three parts… a Person (top layer; being clipped) ...
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Align 2 layers in PS by similar “points”

I have two different photos from the same place. One is old from the 80's and the new one from the current time. What I'm trying to achieve is to fit the photos over each other. I'd like to align ...
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How to group objects from Illustrator Layer menu?

How do you select and group multiple layers swiftly in Illustrator? Obviously you can tick them one by one and group after that but I am looking way for grouping layers selected between two shift + ...
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Photoshop: knockout layer through parent groups

I know there are two options for knockouts: deep and shallow. However, I want something sort of in between. I'm creating a UI, so there are a lot of a elements/layers going on and I like to keep them ...
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Error while trying to save a smart object with a transparency mask

I embedded a jpg in my main picture and edit it (smart object). I edit the sky and need transparency background. But when I try save the smart object I got error. See the Screenshot. I read in an ...
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Moving multiple folders' masks at the same time

I've done a Google search and I can't seem to find whether this is possible or not. Is it possible to move multiple folders' masks at the same time? Say in the image below, all the folders' masks ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to hide selected layers in Photoshop

Similar to Illustrator, is there something like CMD + 3 that would let me hide selected layers?
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Select all text layers in Photoshop CS6

Before, one could select all text layers by selecting any text layer then Select> Similar layers is this gone is cs6? (see img below) If so, how can I do this now?
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How do I rename multiple selected layers in Photoshop CC?

I was searching this for a while, but didn't find a proper answer. Does anybody know how to rename multiple selected layers at the same time? Any help will be appreciated. Thanx!
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How to switch the visibility setting of two layers in a single action in Illustrator?

I am new to this forum and wanted to just say a quick hello before asking :) How do I switch the visibility setting of two layers in Illustrator without having to either see both layers visible or ...
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Is there a way to resize my Photoshop document without effecting layers?

I am making a website mock-up with photoshop and currently my image size is 1020x807. I am wanting to add a great deal more of height to the "canvas" so I can give example to a largely scrolling page. ...
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Auto align layers with changing contents but constant shape in Photoshop

I have 70+ images of a coloured microsphere taken through a microscope. Between each image, I manually rotated the sphere by about 5°. In each picture, the position of the sphere is slightly different ...
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GIMP: how to create a collage where the photos can be repositioned within frames?

I'm trying to create a collage with 3 photos in GIMP, and I want to be able to reposition the images within each frame, not just crop them to fit the frames. Here is a sketch of what I want it to look ...
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Photoshop CS 6 - Multiple shapes, same layer, different colors

Does anyone how I can change the color of a single shape, that is in the same layer of another shape, in Photoshop CS 6? The default behavior of changing colors seems to change the color of all shapes ...
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What does linking in adjustment layers do?

Adjustment layers can have their mask linked to the adjustment, and two or more adjustment layers can be linked to each other. Two different things here and I can't conceptually understand what ...
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Sharing masks among adjustment layers

I wish to apply a curves adjustment and a HSL adjustment to area of an image, and a different curves and HSL adjustment to a different area of the same image. I could give both adjustments for each ...
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Illustrator CS5 - copy a hidden layer?

In Illustrator CS5, how do I copy a hidden layer from one artboard to another? I do not want to show the hidden layer before I copy it.
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Hidden Illustrator layers

I cannot find what I believe are hidden layers in a piece I am doing in Illustrator. Can someone please tell me how I might find layers that are hidden?
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Difference between `Ctrl + A` and `Ctrl + Click`?

I am novice to photoshop and working on converting PSD to * HTML*. I learned that you can select a layer and Ctrl + A, and copy-paste to create a new image equal to the size of layer. I also learned ...
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Toggle Illustrator Layer visibility?

I am looking for a way, preferably one that can be triggered via keyboard shortcut, to both toggle the current layer to visible/hidden and to be able to toggle a specifically-named layer ...
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How to invert colours on a layer?

I have a layer with a mask that was handed to me by a designer, and I wish to change the colours of it, but I'm having difficulty. Here it is, along with the thumbnail - ...If you look closely, ...
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How to scroll in the layer menu while grabbing a layer?

My layer list is very big and sometimes when I duplicate a layer, I need to move it far away but I have to bring it near the edge to activate the slow autoscroll. It would be far more convenient if I ...
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Is there a shortcut for changing the value a Layer's Fill similar to configuring its opacity

So to change a layers opacity value using the keyboard you would use the numeric keys. But being how close it is in proximity you would think there would be something similar for change a layer's ...