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I'm guessing you're using a stroke layer style on your shape in Photoshop. If you use a Layer Mask directly on the layer that has the shape with the effect, it will create the result you see on your top image. It won't delete the stroke but create a new "path" for it to follow instead, the stroke will simply wrap that shape and still be visible. But if you ...
There's no way to tell how many "layers" are in that photo. it could be 2 layers, it could be 50 -- The blue sky... the clouds... the tree silhouette ... the butte... the large orange rock circle thing.. the cave painting... then 30 adjustment layers to tweak levels, curves, hue, saturation, vibrance... There's no way to ever tell how many layers are ...
From the Illustrator help pages The target icon indicates whether an item in the layer hierarchy has any appearance attributes and whether it is targeted The filled in icon means the layer has appearance attributes beyond a single fill and a single stroke. You can read more here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/appearance-attributes.html
Just Ungroup the grouped object and it will automatically convert all objects in Sub-layers
If using layer style effects to get the border (stroke in layer effects) then you want to toggle the "Layer Mask Hides Effects" checkbox under "Blending Options".
Should really consider using Shape instead with Fill and Stroke. Then when you use a Layer Mask to erase part of it the Stroke won't be affected. It will give you a better workflow for most things while keeping things higher quality and less destructive.
Select highlight all items in group and from the layers palette menu choose collect in new layer. This will eliminate the group (since it has no descendants) and make a new sublayer. Image 1: Collect in new layer Since this is easily recordable so you can bind it into an action that does this for you. So you could easily make a hotkey for this. It is ...
The background layer should first be turned into a smart object. Then, the content of the background layer can be changed (and more importantly propagated to the duplicates) by going to Layer -> Smart Objects -> Replace Contents. This technique might be useful when you have a complicated set of duplicate layers with associated effects and you quickly ...
I presume you are talking about layer-groups, and that you want to collapse all groups (and any sub-groups) so that only top-level layers and layer-groups are shown in the Layers Dialog. Unfortunately, there is no way to collapse-all groups at the moment - the UI does not provide such a function and it cannot be implemented from a script/plug-in either. ...
Be sure to have Window > Options ticked; Select your layer; Hit Cmd/ Ctrl+T ot choose Edit > Free Transform; Enter your desired coordinates into the X and Y fields in the Option bar. Note that you can enter the specific coordinates of the reference point, the highlighted square in the diagram to the far left. You can change the reference point by ...
As Scott pointed out, there's a difference between selecting layers and selecting objects. Selecting layers takes up almost no resources, whereas selecting objects does. In the example below, I've only selected the layer, not the object inside it: And in the following example I've selected the objects in the layer (notice the blue square and the ...
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