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

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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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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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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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How can I combine two colored textures so that the final image is blended to match a specific lighting setup

I have been working on using Blender Cycles to bake textures but it renders very slowly so I have to render at low resolutions. This is fine for the indirect diffuse lighting but really makes a mess ...
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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 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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Distributing layer position in sequence

I'm in storyboard hell. I have to place about 400 separate 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 do I edit multiple layers at once?

How do I edit multiple layers in Photoshop at once? Highlighting them all or selecting them selectively while holding shift does not work (for example, when applying Layer Options effects to layers).
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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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How do is export a layer with icon from photoshop?

So basicaly 2 questions. First one, I have an icon like this: http://prntscr.com/97uk49 It is on its own layer with tranpsarent background. So for now I duplicate it, onto a new layer. And here ...
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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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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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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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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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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 I choose multiple layers in Photoshop in the same manner as selecting multiple objects in MS Word?

Selecting multiple objects in MS Word is very easy. You just drag along the page and all the objects such as pictures are automatically selected. Is there the same way in Photoshop?
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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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Change the color of multiple layers at once in CS4

I apologize if this question has been answered already, I'm not experienced with Photoshop and not sure what to search for. I'm using CS4. I have a grid made up of different layers, basically like a ...
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Is there a way (without dragging) to move layer into specific group in Photoshop? [duplicate]

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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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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PS: Continous selection to different layer automatically

Let's I have a picture: black lines on a white background. I can select all the white part with color selection. And now I want to have every continous selection on a separate layer. Can I do this ...
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Turning traced and expanded image back to single layered image in Illustrator

How do I turn a traced and expanded image back to a single layered image? I'm new to Ai.
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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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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 ...
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How do you save layers as separate files in the paint tool SAI?

I am using SAI as an animation tool and therefore I will need to save the layers as separate images so that I can use a different animation program to put them together. Is there any way to do this?
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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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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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Why can I create layers, but not layer groups in the indexed color mode in gimp?

I'm making some pixel art in gimp and I so I figured I should use the indexed color mode since I won't be using very many colors. About halfway through my project I realized that I wanted to be able ...
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Can I save layers as a template in InDesign CS6?

Is there a way to set up layers without data & style sheets & color in a file and save as a template so that when I open a new document of that particular layout those layers are already ...
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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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A way of using PS Spatter filter non-destructively on linework?

Because the Spatter filter only functions on contiguous pixels, there is no simple way of applying it like a Smart Filter to a layer of line work. I'm looking at the work of Kevin Dart, and trying ...
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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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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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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 can I export a Sketch document as PDF without hidden layers?

I have designed my CV in Sketch. I’ve done it in two languages (French and English) in the same file. When I want to export the English version, I turn off the layers which have French text. ...
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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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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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How do I change a single layer to grayscale in Photoshop CS4?

I know you can have the whole image turn grayscale: Image > Mode > Grayscale, but what if I only want to make specific layers grayscale? There's gotta be an easier way than pulling out the ...
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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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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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How to change the font style of all text layers in a single PSD file?

My client has a change of heart and wanted to go from Roboto to Helvetica Neue. Is there a way to change the font style of all text layers automatically instead of the painful way one layer at a time? ...
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How to create frames from layers in Photoshop extended?

Is there a way to automatically create frames from layers in a Photoshop document? Bridge lets you open several images into one Photoshop document as layers, now I would like to get these layers ...
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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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How to apply a layer to multiple open images in photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CS6. I have 40 images that have a transparent background open. I would like to apply a layer (a fill with gradient) to each of the 40 images without having to manually select ...
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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 ...