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

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Import .png files into separate layers of a PSD file?

Is it possible to import a batch of .png files into a PSD, such that each imported .png is in a separate layer?
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Restore Photoshop Text Layer Name Auto-Updating?

Text layers in Photoshop will auto-update the layer name with the text content of the layer unless you manually edit the layer name in the layers panel. Then it retains the manually entered layer ...
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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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Script iterating through layers stops halfway

I'm trying to iterate through every layer in a document and for some reason my script only goes through the first half (13 out of 25) and then at 14 it says that the element doesn't exist. Could you ...
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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 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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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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Script to remove Yellow(or any color) from layers panel? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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Can't place layer on top of another [closed]

I know that layers placed higher than others will appear closer to the front of the project, but this doesn't seem to be the case for me at the moment. I have a grey rectangle I want to place on top ...
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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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Keep one layer always on top of the rest?

Is there a script/plugin that could make one layer appear always on top? I am busy with a website design and I created some safe zones which I like to have on top at all times. However, now when I ...
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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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Move a selection on multiple layers at once in Photoshop CS6

Is it possible to make a selection in Photoshop CS6 and move that selected area on more than one layer at the same time?
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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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how do I get size of preexisting circularly shaped layer in photoshop

I am new to photoshop (Adobe Photoshop CC) and not finding it very intuitive. How do I get the radius of a preexisting circle in photoshop? Someone sent me an editable psd, and I have the circle as a ...
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how do you save layers as separate files in 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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Creating a “black mask” file covering all non-transparent pixels in Photoshop image, all layers

I have created an image in Photoshop CS3 consisting of numerous layers including text layers, and graphics layers. The print shop says that I have to submit ANOTHER file which is a "mask" file, which ...
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Export Photoshop layers in subfolder to individual files?

My question is an extension from this question ( Export photoshop layers to individual PNG files - batch process? ), but for some reason, I can't seem to contact any of the posters from that thread. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why is Illustrator not making sublayers for each new path?

I just downloaded a Ai file from Creative Banner. I needed to use one of their banner templates to help design a curved banner for our client. I noticed on the Design Area/Bleed Area layer that every ...
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Set adjustment layer to only affect certain layers without using groups?

AFAIK there are a few different ways to control which layers are affected by an adjustment layer, for example: move the adjustment layer down so that only the layers below it are affected alt-click ...
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Gimp: Copy layer 1 to layer 2's mask

Pretty straight forward question, say in Gimp I have an image with 2 layers in question, one is temporary, I want to use it as the mask for the other. How can I transfer a layer into the mask of ...
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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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Disable floating layer mechanism in GIMP

GIMP applies a floating layer whenever I paste content into a document. Unlike Photoshop, this requires me to create a new layer each time which is an annoyingly contrived and confusing process. How ...
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Where can I find the x / y coordinates for a layer in PS CS?

I need to find the x / y coordinates for each layer in my psd. I've searched through the help file and online, but I can't find the answer.
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Opacity and Fill started to behave differently

I always assumed that when used on a layer that is set to normal, with no layer styles applied. For example if I have a white (brightness 100%) background and a black foreground (brightness 0%) and ...
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Adobe Illustrator script to walk through layers while exporting

I am trying to loop over 2 different top layers on my .ai file, each top layer contains several sub layers. The 2 top layers are icons (usual ui stuff) and modifiers (like plus and minus symbols). I ...
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GIMP: select a border in layer A and fill it in layer B

I would like to separate the fill from the shape. So, I would like to select the shape (the border of a selection) in layer A, and fill this selection with color in another layer B. Is it possible ...
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Corel PainShop Pro, Layer Selection by Keyboard

I've tried several Google and StackExchange searches, but can't find this. Are there any keyboard shortcuts for layer selection, or a way to create them, if they are not default? Photoshop appears ...
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How to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another?

Is there a way to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another? I was working on a project earlier on that required this but I didn't know how this could have been done. (Procedure not as ...
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Inkscape scripting: how to show / hide a layer and export?

I have a cartoon with multiple layers; among those layers I have a German and an English layer. They have the text in their respective languages. The idea is to hide the German layer and show the ...
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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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GIMP: How to apply a mask to multiple layers?

I'm new to GIMP, so I'm having trouble accomplishing the following: I want to apply the same layer mask to all of my layers without having to merge them. If this is not possible, the end result ...
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How to create a transparent sunburst overlay?

I need a sunburst to be continuous throughout my composition, but with different colours in different areas. Denver County Fair Poster In this poster the sunburst is in the background and extends ...
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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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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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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

I need to save each layer of my psd document as a page in a multi-page PDF file (or as a single-page PDF file each as I can combine them later). File->save as->PDF works for 1 layer at a time, but I ...
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Is possible to duplicate 2 o more layers at a time in GIMP?

I made a design with 7 layers, and now I have to do another one very similar but with different attributes (text, color, size,etc). I know I can duplicate each layer, but can I duplicate 2 or more of ...
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How do I paste into a layer's mask in Photoshop?

When I paste Cmd+V a new layer is created instead of pasting into the layer's mask that I created. What I'm trying to do is take a black and white layer and make it the mask of a all white layer. ...