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

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Why is a PDF made with AI showing a faint black ghost outline around some shapes?

I am trying to help with an .ai document I did not create. It has multiple layers and when they save as PDF, a faint black outline appears behind one of the images but an inch below it--just the ...
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How to reference a sublayer by name in an Illustrator script?

How can one reference a sublayer in functions like setLayerVisibility, that accept layer names as arguments? I tried setLayerVisibility("MyLayerName.MySublayerName", true) , but that was ...
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How to set default layer group in Photoshop cs6 that i can call all the time for new psd files

I'm using a layer group all the time for my psd files. I would like to call/insert that group as a default layer group all the time into new psd. What is the best way to that? Currently i go to ...
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how to resize filter applied to the Image in photoshop?

I applied Note Paper filter to my artwork and Its components are small. I need to magnify just filter not Layer , as transforming Pattern in Illustrator . Can we magnify or resize filter that is ...
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3-d reconstruction (z-stack) of individual eps files (each of them a slice along the xy plane)?

I would like to create a z-stack of several individual eps files, each of them being actually a slice along the xy-plane.. What is the easiest way to do this and the easiest software to use ...
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Gimp – blend between layers controlled by a heightmap

Suppose, I have a gray-scaled height map and ten layers with different diffuse textures or solid color textures. I would like to blend these texture layers in a way determined by the heightmap, as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Selecting layers from within the layers without using the mouse

I'd like to select a number of layers within the layers panel. Usually this is done by manually CMD + Clicking / Shift + Clicking the layers. To increase speed and productive though I prefer to say ...
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Losing outlined text from inDesign to JPG

Ok ... I designed a book cover in Adobe InDesign. The book is an anthology, Hellfire Lounge #4 ... The subtile "Refelections of Evil" is typed in InDesign, turned into layers. Yellow fill, no outline. ...
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Illustrator wont export random layers

Although layers are visible, some are not exporting. There seems to be no consistency with this, from artboard to artboard. In this case, I cannot see "mBTC" or "VIRES IN NUMERIS" I'm totally ...
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Layer Masking in Photoshop CS6

What would be the best way to subtract the radial (shape 1) lines from the grey ellipse (ellipse 1) so that the background image (ios7 wallpaper) would be visible as a "notch" effect and so the ...
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Moving Transformation Anchor Point in Photoshop CC

I have a form layer containing two paths in PS CC, when I transform it (using cmd+T) I would like to move the central anchor point, unfortunately, when I click-drag on it, it moves all the layer, and ...
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Turn transform selection box to selection in Photoshop - Selecting Shadow problem

In a PSD i'm working with there's an image on one layer, and a shadow on another layer. Selecting the shadow doesn't select all of the gradient. So when I select both layers and click Control-T both ...
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Exporting trimmed layers with their position

I'm trying to do some basic stuff. I have a psd file with plenty of layers. Just one of the is the background and all the rest are objects above the background (each one separated in one different ...
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In Illustrator the Layers panel Options for Selected contains no color assignment.

I see that others have more options for the Layers Panel, such as the ability to change color. My layers panel Options for Selected contains only: Lock. Hide. How do I restore the correct ...
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Text Not Appearing?

I'm designing a logo and I'm almost finished but I'm trying to add text to the logo to finish it off but the text won't appear. No matter what color I make the text it just doesn't appear. Anyone know ...
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Set Background of Adobe Flash Layer to Transparent

Is there a way to make a layer's background transparent? I have a background image that is a little smaller than the frame size, so there is a white line when I export the movie from the layer on ...
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Applying a fill to multiple layers using Option/CMD + Delete in Photoshop CS6

Similar to what can be done in Illustrator is there a way to apply one fill to multiple selected layers with or without the hotkey, Option/CMD + Delete vs. applying the fill to each individually?
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Creating layers with different sizes from existing PNGS and imported into a PSD

Working on a legacy .NET web application we have the following issue: graphical themes are made of hundred png files. When it comes to create a new theme (ie. same icons but new set of colors), we ...
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Stroke just one path in single layer independently

This is a Photoshop question. I created a rectangle in a layer. Then I copied it and moved it until it touched the first one along an edge. I would like to be able to stroke each rectangle ...
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Apply an “anti-aliasing” effect to a layer in Photoshop CC

I am aware this type of thing is probably very general knowledge, but after reading some tutorials I can't seem to get things right. I am a programmer, but have been tasked with some minor UI tweaks. ...
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Distributing layer position in sequence

I'm in storyboard hell. I have to place about 400 seperate images in sequence on a huge board in photoshop. So I have a 20,000 px by 10,000 px board and a load of layers which have been imported in ...
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How can I add two gradient layer styles photoshop

I made a rectangular shape. I set it's layer style to gradient overlay and the layer mode to multiply. It looks great with one layer, the one on the left. However when I make another shape and ...
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Add a new layer to a set of button icons

A designer has created (for money) a set of button icons (Facebook, Settings, ...) for me, where all buttons have the same rounded rectangle outline: Now I need to add few more buttons, for example ...
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Is it possible to change the layer visibility (eye) icons to be more readable, in Photoshop Elements 11?

In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, the eye icon appeared as opened or closed to indicate a layer's visibility. In Photoshop Elements 11, the layer's visibility is only indicated by a diagonal ...
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How to Apply lighting effect for the shape in photoshop

i want to apply lighting effects for that shape.but before applying it. It is asking to rasterize the layer....can't we apply the effects directly to shape?
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How does (clipping) mask in Photoshop work in my specific case

This is my basic layer setup: http://screencast.com/t/OCQTSwp7I5 Textlayer Shape Background I want to mask the shape-layer so the parts where the text is the shape is transparent. ...
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How to change border color of this image in Photoshop?

I have a button image in a PSD file. The image is in single layer. I want to change the color of the border to a bright green color. How do I do that in Photoshop? Thanks!
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Photoshop - Subtract two images

I'm trying to figure out how to subtract two images in Photoshop so that the result is an image with transparent layer. Basically it all boils down to the fact that if color of the pixel is the same, ...
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Applying PS effect to AI layers

If I have more then only a layer in AI and I want to apply different PS effects to every layer, how can I do it? Do I need to copy/paste every layer to PS separately?
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Changing position of text in objects from common library & copying layer structure to another file

this is a double question (to avoid wasting space :P) 1: How can I precisely move the text of an element from the common library? I'm currently using a mac text field and after resizing it the text ...
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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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Unable to create blank space in Photoshop

I'm unable to create blank space. When I "layer via copy" the inner circle and then hide the layer, no blank space is created. Why? I want to create blank space as shown 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...