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

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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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Applying Blending Options to group doesn’t work as expected

When applying my Gradient Overlay to a group of layers, the gradient doesn’t size to fit the minimum frame of the layers in that group. So for example, a green to red gradient shows up on the group as ...
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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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Photoshop - Batch rotate layer and export

I am trying to rotate the arrow in the picture above 72 times (every 5 degrees). I have tried creating an action set that rotates the arrow and then saves it each time, but this just overwrites the ...
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Photoshop Text Layer is Locked and I did not Lock it

In Adobe Photoshop 7 I cannot move my text layers around because I get the pop up telling me it cannot complete my request because the layer is locked. I did not put a lock on the layer. I'm ...
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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 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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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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GIMP Scaling Groups of layer masks

Using GIMP it's possible to link a number of layers together and scale them together. However I have about 5 layers each with a layer mask that fit together - I would like to scale these together with ...
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Drag layers between tab-docked documents in Photoshop

Using Photoshop CC (on Windows), I sometimes need to drag layers from one document to another. When the documents are tab-docked, I expected to be able to drag the layer over the tab and have have it ...
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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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Meaning of layer highlight colors in Illustrator

I'm working with some objects on some different layers in Illustrator. In the layers panel shows this: The bluish color is the layer I've selected (my_img_2). I'm curious the meaning of the other ...
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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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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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How to get the color of the shadow in the different blending mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes? I have an inner shadow effect applied to a shape with blending mode multiply. How to get the ...
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Layer blending settings that turns greyscale value into transparency (subtracting lower layers)

I have a photoshop file with many layers. I would like to put one layer on top where I can draw transparency, so that full white (or black) is rendered as 100% alpha, so it subtracts all the layers ...
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Why does Color Dodge produce different results when applied to a group of layers, compared to when applied directly to the layers themselves?

In Photoshop, I can't figure out as to why this happens. I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with the color set to white and grey on a new layer. I duplicated the layer and then I put ...
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Why isn't color burn working on a layer style in Photoshop?

I have a layer with a blending option set to Color Burn and opacity under 91%. It's called Layer 7 is my screenshots. If I download a jpeg of a solid color of red, and put it behind this layer, the ...
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Photoshop — convert 'overlay' layer to normal

I have 2 layers: first layer is just regular layer with some graphics, and second layer has additional graphics which are on top of the first and it has blending mode set to "Overlay". What I need is ...
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Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes?

I have to make a button with some shadows using HTML/CSS and I've been provided with a PSD file, which has a shape of the button and some effects applied to it. One of the effects is an inner shadow. ...
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Creating a time-lapse effect image from multiple exposures

I am trying to create a single image from multiple photographs taken with the continuous shooting mode on my camera. The images are of a person jumping over a gap in some rocks. What I would like to ...
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Can I blend layers by formula with brackets?

I have 4 layers (A, B, C, D) which I wish to blend by the following formula (A xor B) plus (C xor D). Is it possible to accomplish this in Photoshop? I am a newbie and found that layer can only ...
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How to save layers individually that can still interact with each other outside of Photoshop?

What I am trying to do is to move a PNG of semi-transparent gradient above another PNG of a box in it within a video editor. So imagine the first gradient slowly moving to the left on top of the box, ...
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Why empty adjustment layer with blend mode multiply darken images?

I know blend mode "Multiply" means multiplying the colour (0 to 255) of its layer, with the visible underneath (0 to 255), then divided by 255, forms the resulting colour (0 to 255). As a visual ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I reopen my psd file and view the layers?

I saved my work as a jpg from photoshop but now i need to make edits to the file. How can I view th layers again in photoshop? I need to add a complete da
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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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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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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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Script to remove Yellow(or any color) from layers panel? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...