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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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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move all layers on a canvas in photoshop

I have a huge gif file that I am editing in photoshop. I am newish to photoshop and have not been able to find any way to move all of the layers within the canvas without toggling the visibility, ...
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Why isn't this symbol stainer tool working on this symbol?

I've created a symbol in Illustrator with default settings. Here's how I made the object for symbol: A rectangle with white color - Changed its opacity to 20% Inside the rectangle, there are circles ...
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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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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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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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Photoshop: Universal Layer Colour Value

I can imagine there might be a tutorial on this network relating to this question, though I am struggling to find an answer / find the right words to describe what I am trying to do. In Photoshop, I ...
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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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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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Export layers in photoshop with levels applied

I have the following sequence of 35 layers within Photoshop CC 2015: I'm using Files > Export > Layers to Files to save the images as JPEGS. Unfortunately, the levels are not being applied to each ...
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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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Export Photoshop Layers with Mask

I have a bunch of layers that are all being masked by a vector shape. I'm wondering what the best way to export each layer to a JPG, while maintaining the masking effect on each export. The image ...
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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 there?...
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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 to flip Brightness and preserve color in Photoshop?

as the title is saying. Using Photoshop, I want to invert the luminosity of my image using adjustment-layers, while the colors stay the same. So here is my example image: Dark Background (it's ...
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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 this?...
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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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Is there a way to 'arrange' anchor points within a single shape?

In the image below, my problem is shown; I want to tangle two shapes. I had hoped that arranging individual anchor points would be the solution, but that is not the case. Is is possible to make it '...
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How can I arrange overlapping circles into a rosette?

How can I make an image like this? When I try doing this in Adobe Illustrator, it ends up like this. the final few circles overlap with the first few. How do I avoid this?
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Layer's resizing when I copy a layer to a different document? I don't want this to happen. [duplicate]

I am working on converting a large map into a booklet format. I am making selections of 4 inches by 7 inches then copying them to make a new layer. When I drag this new layer into a new document it ...
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GIMP: Trying to move selected text layer but moves background layer

I have a background overlay on which I have three text layers on top. Now I want to move these text layers around on the overlay, but I can't get it to work. As soon as I click inside the text layer ...
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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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Layers dont show up when exporting file from illustrator to photoshop

I made a graphic in Illustrator and wanted to add finishing touches in Photoshop. But when I export the file as a PSD from Illustrator, only one layer shows up in Photoshop. I use RGB color mode and ...
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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. However,...
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How to edit multiple layers using the marquee tool?

I have 3 layers that I edited with blending options (one with r checked off, one with g checked off, one with b checked off, as I'm trying to create a glitch effect). However, I can't merge these ...
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Why does my PSD file contain only one layer after saving a project from Photoshop?

I have saved a brochure for print and because of the file size issues I saved my original Photoshop file as a PDF without Photoshop editing capabilities. Then I applied some changes and saved as ...
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Match the brightness on X layers at once in Photoshop

I have a collection of 142 partially overlapping images, taken on a grid with a microscope. I've had to go through some pain to patch them all together as the automated software packages seemed to ...
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How to add a background to a logo? [closed]

Can someone explain to me how to put the picture of the pink (marble) background inside the round shape?
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Blur part of image in PAINT.NET

I have a simple problem. I have an image with text (as image). I want to blur this text. I think I did it before but it is not working the way I am doing. Create a new layer, draw a rectangle on ...
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exporting selected layer(s) in pixelmator separately [duplicate]

I am using Pixelmator Version 3.5 Canyon (60521). I wanted to know, if there is a way to export selected layer(s) separately. For example if there are 10 different sub later that were used to create ...
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Java Script to Reveal layers (or sub-layers/paths) one at a time

I have an Illustrator file with several objects. I would like to record, via screen video, the process of each object appearing one at a time. I've read the beginner java manual, but all I could find ...
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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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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 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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Adobe Photoshop: Creating a matrix grid / collage of images

Is there a convenient way of creating a grid, or a collage of images, without having to do it manually? Ideally I want a 64x64 square grid of images that are each 100px * 100px. I've seen them done a ...
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Saving Illustrator as PDF without the hidden layers

We have roughly 55 cards that all have the exact same text. The titles and backgrounds differ among the cards. So I've made just one AI with the different backgrounds and all the text as one copy in a ...
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Photoshop: How do I edit layer style Presets?

I just created a layer style preset in Photoshop and applied it to multiple shape layers. Now I would like to make several adjustments to the style. How do I do that? I want to automatically update ...
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Illustrator won't remember layer collapse state

Running Illustrator CS5 on Mac OS 10.7 Reopening an Illustrator document expands all layers For files containing a large amount of layers, this is very irritating. Is this a general problem or just ...
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How to convert Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) to Photoshop (.psd) without having Adobe Illustrator installed

I want to convert an Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) to an equivalent Photoshop (.psd), preserving layers, text and so on. I would like to know if there is something like imagemagick to do this, because ...
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Image size for web - Image Layers

I have an image that is: 24 x 11 pixels. In photoshop I have saved it as optimised for the web as .png The size of the image is 1.05kb Is this normal? Is there any way to reduce this size as it seems ...
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Set adjustment layer to only affect certain layers without using groups?

As far as I'm concerned, 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 ...
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Importing spreadsheet data as layers into Adobe Illustrator

I have a spreadsheet with a TON of content that I need to import to layers via Illustrator. I have several columns that need to be imported for some business cards. So for instance name, email, phone, ...