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

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How to erase part of shape in Photoshop?

I want to erase part of a rectangle but it gets erased in the way shown in the right hand image: I want to be like this:
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How to get the numbers of layer in a photo? [closed]

In the book page 139-140 , there are three separate photo layers: the text (Mungo National Park), a photo of a rock carving, and a photo of sand and rock formations. How to get the numbers of layer ...
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GIMP Add touch-up layer after adding curves layer (and other layers)

Suppose I add several layers in GIMP to make various adjustments such as color corrections and burning/dodging. Once the image generally looks good, I then wish to non-destructively (i.e., without ...
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Photoshop: update copies of background layer when background layer changed

In Photoshop, the background layer is filled up with a picture. This layer is duplicated and various filters are applied on the duplicate. Now, I would like to change the picture in the background ...
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How to automate producing m×n matrix with original image by cloning and moving layers in Photoshop CC?

I have a set of images in a directory. They all have different sizes, like for instance first has 350×450px, the other one 500×500px etc… I need to take each and create psd or jpg image that repeats ...
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Is there a way (without dragging) to move layer into specific group in Photoshop?

Is there a way (without dragging) to move a layer into specific group in Photoshop? Because I have large PSD file (greater than 100 layers), moving a layer into a group by just dragging is too hard to ...
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Can I key in the amount I want a layer to be moved in Photoshop?

I know I'm able to Cmd/Ctrl+T a layer in Photoshop CC and drag the layer and it will say how many pixels it's moved in a specific direction, but is there a way to just type the pixel distance into a ...
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Group and simplify about 10 k sublayers?

I have a map (exported from some GIS-program) to a PDF with several thousands sublayers. The problem is that the simplified map layers on top of the layers hierarchy are probably just a smaller ...
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Can somone explain the layer target icon?

In the Illustrator layer pallete, somtimes the layer target icon is filled in, and somtimes not. Can somone explain to me what the difference is?
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How to overlap custom art brush shapes

I have a custom art brush in Illustrator that I've made from a group of shapes. I want the brush to completely overlap itself when paths cross. This is what I'm using to make the brush: After ...
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Convert group to sub-layer

Is there a way to quickly convert a Group to a Sub-layer in Illustrator?
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GIMP - how to fold all layers in list?

I am working a lot with 3rd person PSDs in GIMP. They usually contain a lot of layers and by default they are all unfolded in layer tree window. How could I collapse all layers so I will only see ...
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Is it possible to remove a shape that is in the same layer as another shape? [duplicate]

I created two shapes in the same layer by mistake and I want to delete one of them only. I couldn't go back with ctrl z because I already did several other stuff afterwards. Is it possible to remove ...
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When using artboards in Photoshop, I can't drag-select layers—the artboard gets selected

On a regular file (not using artboards), I can usually drag select layers as needed with the Move tool. But when using artboards, if I try to do the same thing, the whole artboard gets selected, even ...
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Can't move shape

I have created new project and placed new rectangle in it. I'm trying to move rectangle using direct selection and path selection tools, but it don't moves. When I try to move using Move Tool - it ...
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Does something similar to Photoshop “Smart objects” exist also in Illustrator? [duplicate]

The scenario is: I´m creating a catalogue listing page for a website and i´m working with AI, is possible to replicate the single listing element in a way that allows to apply the changes i do in ...
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How to make parallel curves in photoshop CS6?

I want to replicate this picture, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how can I make identical parallel curves. Can someone with better skills give me a little help? I tried making curves with ...
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Why does a layer in overlay mode not show over black or white areas?

Layer A is above Layer B. Layer A is on overlay mode and is filled with white, grey and pink colors. Layer B is split in 3 sections: white, grey and black. Why do the contents of Layer A not show over ...
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Layers over some, under others, overlapping?

I have three layers in an illustrator artboard: a circle, square and triangle. The three shapes overlap, but i want the triangle to be above the circle, the circle above the square, and the square ...
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Indesign: hide text in image caption to be inserted into list of figures (TOC)

InDesign CS6: I have a large document with images, they have captions, and I have generated a table of content for these images ("list of figures" not to be confused with the document TOC). What I ...
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How to merge text layers without converting text to shapes or rasterizing them in PS CC?

Every time I create a text box in Photoshop using the Type Tool, it puts the text box in a separate layer. Is there a way to merge text layers to better manage a group of text boxes? The options I've ...
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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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How do I undo a layer merge for an image in pixelmator? The many layers are now “flattened” into 1 layer

I went back into a file that had MANY layers and now the layers are "flattened" into one layer. I can't edit the picture like I want to now. The image was saved as a Pixelmator file. Thank you, ...
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How to export a sequence of layers in illustrator?

I often have to modify pdf files and show them in stages. Like this: First: Second: Third: I'm currently doing it by separating each part of the plot into layers and then hiding some of ...
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Re-link a mask to its layer

How to a re-link a layer mask to its layer? I have unlinked a mask from its layer so I can feely move the image affected separate from the mask. Now, I would like to re-link them so I may move both ...
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positioning elements in photoshop with 3d postcard

when using 3d postcard from layer in photoshop, is there a way to save or repeat the same action on other layers. To place the elements at the same place in space ? is there s a way to save the ...
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How to view all layer sizes?

I have received a design as a .psd and a .png file, but the designer has not added the sizes of each header, image, padding, etc. Is there a way to quickly and efficiently see the size of each object ...
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InDesign text frame layer with red padlock not showing in layers panel [closed]

I have an InDesign .indd file for business cards that I can't edit any more. The layers are locked (have little red padlocks by them) but they're not showing in the Layers panel. The Layer group is ...
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PS CS6 - Removing access colour behind a layer

I'm trying to recreate the Google chrome logo and I've got to this stage, the issue is that the red colour is overlapping the outer ellipse where I've used the polygon lasso tool. I've managed to hide ...
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Change pixels of a specific color to another color, across all layers?

I am drawing an image that's going to be parsed by a program. It expects very specific pixel colors, in this case black 0x000000FF (full alpha) to work properly. ... I made a whoops! Randomly, some ...
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Applying Blending Options to group doesn’t work as expected

When applying my Gradient Overlay to a group of layers, the gradient doesn’t size to fit the minimum frame of the layers in that group. So for example, a green to red gradient shows up on the group as ...
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Photoshop - Batch rotate layer and export

I am trying to rotate the arrow in the picture above 72 times (every 5 degrees). I have tried creating an action set that rotates the arrow and then saves it each time, but this just overwrites the ...
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Photoshop Text Layer is Locked and I did not Lock it [closed]

In Adobe Photoshop 7 I cannot move my text layers around because I get the pop up telling me it cannot complete my request because the layer is locked. I did not put a lock on the layer. I'm ...
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GIMP Scaling Groups of layer masks

Using GIMP it's possible to link a number of layers together and scale them together. However I have about 5 layers each with a layer mask that fit together - I would like to scale these together with ...
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Drag layers between tab-docked documents in Photoshop

Using Photoshop CC (on Windows), I sometimes need to drag layers from one document to another. When the documents are tab-docked, I expected to be able to drag the layer over the tab and have have it ...
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Meaning of layer highlight colors in Illustrator

I'm working with some objects on some different layers in Illustrator. In the layers panel shows this: The bluish color is the layer I've selected (my_img_2). I'm curious the meaning of the other ...
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Is there a way to merge layers with the same name inside a photoshop document?

I have a bunch of psd files with exact same layer stack in each. They contain different information, but the layer position in the stack, naming, blending modes are exactly the same in everyone of ...
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How can I reopen my psd file and view the layers?

I saved my work as a jpg from photoshop but now i need to make edits to the file. How can I view th layers again in photoshop? I need to add a complete da
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Photoshop CS6 - Export Layers to files always exports frames backwards

I have been having the most frustrating issue when exporting animations as layer files. Here is how it goes: I create my animation on the timeline and then choose "Flatten frames into layers" from ...
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Illustrator - Breaking up compacted layers

New to Illustrator. When I open an ai CC file in CS6, all layers are compacted into one layer. How can I break it up into the original individual layers? How should I be saving my work to prevent ...
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How to create a transparent difference (additive?) layer from 2 solid layers

I'm very new to graphic design in general, so I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terms, sorry about that. I have two solid images (A & B) and I want to extract the difference between the two to ...
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How to copy layers template in Adobe Illustrator

I've created a layers template with 5 layers which I will be using on 160 different lease plans. How do I copy the template onto each LP to avoid recreating each layer from scratch?
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Script to remove Yellow(or any color) from layers panel? [closed]

I am looking for help solving the issue of Adobe Illustrator automatically assigning a color to a layer every time one creates a new one. I am aware that... This is part of the core code of Adobe ...
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Intersection between layers for empty and filled heart vector in Photoshop

I have downloaded a heart icon vector from flaticon, I will use it as "add as favorite" icon, so I need two states: The heart filled with black background with opacity 75% for example ...
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How to copy a layer group to another image in GIMP?

In GIMP I have 2 images with exact same size and properties but different layers. Now I have a relatively large layer group, which I would like to copy to the other image. As usual I copy and paste ...
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Multiple Layers in PDF

I've created a page using Inkscape and I exported it to PDF. The image has about 5 layers. The image is fine when I open it using preview - I can see all of the layers. However when I upload the ...
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Create light with two layers of different levels Photoshop CC 2015

Consider following images: The second one is a darkened version of the first. How can I create car lights on the second image so that it takes (blends) pixel information from the first one to ...
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How can I remove some portion of my background base on other layer?

I know very little when it comes to design. I have 2 layers - a text on top of a background. result How can I delete/take-off the shape of my layer 1 out of my layer 0 ?
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How can I simulate screen printing/offset colors in a non-destructive way

In screen printing or offset printing (or any other printing process that uses galzing colors) colors printed on top of each others mix together. This is similar to the multiply layer blend mode. ...
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Unable to build a shape in an individual layer - CS6

I can't seem to figure out how to create a shape that creates its own layer without it being created behind an other. How can I do this? This is what I'm trying to create: Instead I'm getting ...