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

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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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Same pattern does not apply to duplicate layer in Photoshop

I've made some random text in photoshop. I want to make that text look like mirror image, like in picture below: But the problem that I'm facing is, that I'm using pattern overlay effect on my ...
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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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How to recreate a common startup trend — tinted background image

I'm trying to create a design for a startup I'm involved with where there's a background image that's been tinted by a colour. Examples of what I'm looking to recreate include the background header ...
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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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How to go to layer of currently selected object in Illustrator?

Say there are hundreds of unnamed layers in an Illustrator artboard. How do you just click one of those objects and reveal what layer it is on? And change to that layer?
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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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Indesign question about layers on objects or texts

So i haven't used InDesign in years. I'm a little embarrassed to ask this but I'd rather just find out on this site instead of taking an hour to figure it out. I would like to add layers to a shape ...
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How do I preserve legibility when overlaying text on images?

I have lots of creative images that I want to use, except when I put text over them it makes the text really hard to read. Other than a drop shadow, is there another way to make it more clear?
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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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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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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 color dodge applied to a group(not the layer in it) produces different result compared to when applied to just a layer which is not grouped?

I cant figure out as to why this happens:I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with color set to white and gray on a new layer.I duplicated the layer and then i put the duplicated layer ...
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Export layers to files sized according to content of layer

Sorry for the confusing title. What I did was scan 3-4 photos at a time and then crop those photos into new layers per scan and then I combined them all into one .psd file. So what I have now are ...
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Layer Comps misalign my layer masks and adjustment layers

I have encountered a problem, or at least an annoyance, with the way that "Layer Comps" work with linked layers. I understand the reason for the design choice and I am not claiming it to be a bug, ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to hide selected layers in phothshop

Similar to Illustrator, is there something like CMD + 3 that would let me hide selected layers?
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How to get Layer size (Width and Height)?

I have a number of layers in a Photoshop document. I want to find out what a specific layer's width and height is. How do I do that?
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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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Layer Masking in Photoshop CS 6

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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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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How do you use a non-alpha channel selection with basic paint tools?

Get your selection > Save to channel > Set channel as selection How do you use things like pen, paintbrush, fill, exc. at this point? When I go to use them they are in my edit history but I don't ...
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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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Exporting individual layers in Photoshop, keeping their sizes

Well I was trying to look this up through Google but didn't find anything, but then I just got the invite for this beta, so I might as well ask here :) I'm trying to export individual layers in ...
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Is there an automated, configurable way to organize many layers into a sprite sheet grid with exact pixel coordinates in Photoshop?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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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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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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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 for a game environment but the open source code that Sony provided is not optimized at all and because of this Cycles currently renders ...
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How to create photo effect like Under the skin

I'm want create photo-effect like this I'm guess it 2 layer blend or mask with the subject(woman) and forest but how I re-create it in Photoshop Thanks
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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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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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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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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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Quick copy text in Photoshop Text layer

Is there a way to copy all the text within a Photoshop text layer without having to "open" the layer. I'm hoping there's a way that I can just select the layer and then have some shortcut that copies ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 change index image to background image in Photoshop

I have recently opened some images and in the layers palette, instead of saying "background" it says "Index". I have been unable to figure out why it says "index" and cannot do anything to the image ...
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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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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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How to make a layer change size in an animation in Photoshop?

I'm working with animation timeline in Photoshop CS6. I would like to have a small circle layer expand / increase in size, but on the Layer-Timeline panel, these are the only options available: ...
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Can I remove colors applied to a topographical map?

For a project involving a client-supplied map (clip below) I need to be able to turn colored layers on and off. The client, however, supplied a flat image and vector outlines for the color regions, ...
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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 ...
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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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Copy Paste multiple Illustrator layers into Photoshop for individual editing?

I have a world map in Illustrator with a layer for each individual country. I want to copy and paste all layers into photoshop so that I can edit the colour blend for each individual country. I do not ...
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I am trying to copy a heavily layered (and filtered) file across to a new document, in Adobe Illustrator CS (2014)

I am working with heavily layered EPS file (purchased); some layers have clipping paths and compound masks, most layers have a MULTIPLY or SCREEN filter. I am trying to copy this graphic onto a new ...