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

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Can I get rid of all the extra layers that illustrator created after I use pathfinder?

I'm not an experience Illustrator user, but whenever I use pathfinder to combine a few layers together, Illustrator would create a whole bunch of what appears to look like outlines of every shape and ...
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Layers visible but nothing showing up!

For some reason, when I opened up my Adobe Illustrator file a blank canvas opened up. I opened up the layers panel and all the layers are there. Still, nothing appears. Any ideas?
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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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Multiple adjustment layers to affect on one smart object?

I have multiple layers, and on top of that, multiple adjustment layers. I don't want the adjustment layers to affect the background layer, only the layers that are above the background layer. I have ...
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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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What is this layer effect and how is it created? [duplicate]

I have been looking on the web for how to do this and also searching on Photoshop, but can't get the solution. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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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 ...
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Does layer size matter in GIMP? [closed]

Since GIMP allows to new layers to differ in size from the canvas size, does it matter? Whether a layer of different size from the canvas has uses or hinders.
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InDesign Layers

Is there any possibility to add words from the same text column to the different layers? The thing is that some words from the text must be specifically moved to 'No translate' layer as the whole ...
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In Adobe Illustrator CS6 how to add a smilie or a tick mark into a layer name field?

In Adobe Illustrator CS6 how do I add a smilie or a tick mark into a layer name field?
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Regarding Photoshop Script; 'Exporting Layers Inside Selected Group.jsx'

This is the script file, which was supposed to save all the layers separately in one group, without altering the layers outside that group. And the raw code. // Name: Export Layers Inside Selected ...
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How to open .tif in color (not black and white)

I have scanned book. Each page of the book consists of two files: one .tif file and one .frf file. (By the way, are they somehow compatible?) If I open .tif file in viewer like Irfanview, GIMP, Paint ...
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How to change colour across multiple layers in Photoshop CS6

I've seen this type of question asked before, but I've not seen a satisfactory answer: I have a specific colour palette, and I can not stray from it at all; I have a specific green (32,144,24) on 93 ...
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

I find that often I will duplicate a set of objects or paths then send them to a new layer. However, in the drop-down menu and the layer menu for the selection, there are only options to move the ...
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How to define custom shape cut-out with reference to other layers in Photoshop

I saw the following graphic on a website, which I thought was quite a nice way of displaying an app, however, I am struggling to get the effect with the phone displaying on top of the circle, but ...
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How to scale the alpha layer without scaling the image ? gimp

I am trying to write text which larger than the image itself, as you can see in the bellow picture: but gimp doesn't show the complete text, because the alpha layer is smaller than the text size. ...
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How to remove a section of .ai layered file

I have a layered Illustrator file of a world map. Each layered holding various info such as, country name layer, capital city layer, lake name layer etc. I would like to cut out, for example, a ...
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Organize Symbols in Sketch: How to rename all symbols at once

I am in the process of reorganizing a project done in Sketch and I’m at the stage of renaming the symbols using Organize Symbols…. However, when I update the name of the symbols using this interface, ...
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Transparent/See Through Text in Photoshop CS5 [duplicate]

I would like take this and add an image such that: it is only seen behind the white text as if the letters are transparent and the black background also remains, so the image appears behind both, ...
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Photohsop - Is it possible to find the current border radius of a rounded rectangle?

Here's the scenario: I create a rounded rectangle (shape layer) with a border radius of 8px (all sides). Months later I'm ready to code the design only to forget the border radius. Is there any way to ...
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Fusion of transparent layer on to existing layer

I have a layer with multiple shapes and colors, and I would like to manipulate the layer esaily by changing the intensity of the colors. I know this can be easily achieved by an extra layer of the ...
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Selecting The bottom layer Photoshop (Shortcut)

Is there a shortcut (+click) to select a bottom layer that is fully behind a top layer in photoshop. Ex (PSD attached): I would like to select the green circle without jumping to layers panel. ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In most UIs, selecting item 2 and shift-clicking on item 6 would select the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 but in Illustrator when you click on the target icon in the Layers panel to ...
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Add a finger tracing layer to a PDF

We're looking to make a PDF for the kids with a bunch of mazes they can trace their finger through – Destination iPad. Was wondering if there is a way to use an image of a maze in the background and ...
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Is it possible to move a Path and a Layer at the same time in Photoshop? As if they are grouped or linked

Coworker is asking to see if it is possible. He wants to move the image, but needs to keep both the Layer and the Path as one.
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Photoshop: How to duplicate a layer below the original layer

I use Alt + Shift to duplicate a layer, however, the layer always gets created above the layer I'm duplicating. How can I duplicate it and have the layer automatically go below the layer I'm ...