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Questions tagged [layers]

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

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Allign 3 B&W layers to make an RGB picture

I'm trying to process a picture of Jupiter from Junocam and I'm trying to align 3 B&W picture to make an RGB picture but it's not working, I tried differents opacity but it still not working, I ...
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How do I crop a layer in GIMP?

Sometimes, I'll have several layers on an image and I want to crop one of them. NOT resize it, crop it. Every technique I've tried simply crops EVERYTHING, not just the layer I'm working on. I have to ...
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Sketch: new raw in symbol when change title?

I think remembered a technique from long time ago: when you had an component in symbol with 4 raws (or repetitive elements) nested, it was possible to had element only with changing name of title. ...
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Looking for a free program where I can move a selection in multiple layers at the same time

Is there a free software that can do this? So far I have looked at paint.net and GIMP, both of which unfortunately do not support this feature. All help is appreciated!
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Move selected pixels on multiple layers simultaneously on GIMP

I have several images of the same brick texture but with different color values for different purposes like this: They are in reality much bigger and there are 10 images in total. For my project ...
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Is there a way to automate the merging of groups in photoshop, one by one?

In a file, I have about 10-20 groups of independent layers each. Is there a script/action that identifies each group and merges them one by one? As of now, it takes me a lot of time waiting on a ...
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How to apply the same levels adjustment to multiple images (or layers)

I have a timelapse recording where I need to do uniform levels adjustment. I can load them all in in one image as layers, but when I adjust levels it changes the selected layer only. So I basically ...
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Changing layer fill opacity in GIMP

I am following this map-making tutorial (which uses Photoshop) and I would like to "set the fill opacity of the layer to 20% (not the overall layer opacity)". (See point 3 of the tutorial) How can I ...
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Photoshop: How can I change the layer type?

I was given a .PSD file from my designer and I'm trying to change a layer from "Curve" to "Hue/Saturation" However, if I highlight the curve thumbnail (shown by the pink arrow) and press delete it ...
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Different image depending on background color

I'm trying to replicate this answer in gimp 2.10, but the results are very different. Right in the first step the result deviates. Subtracting the two images in gimp 2.10: And in gimp 2.8: In gimp ...
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Inkscape: How do I create negative space in an existing object?

This is what I want: This is how I achieved it: My goal is to have this embroidered, but I don't want the white bars as part of that. I want it to be true negative space so it would just be whatever ...
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How do I create a fuzzy fade-out-to-transparent blur effect on the background of an image in PhotoShop

So I have an image like this: I created a layer mask, and painted with a large feathery brush on the mask to remove the background as best as I could, and then ran it through a plugin, result in this:...
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Create a dropshadow only layer

I want to make a white rounded rectangle (which will be used for an in-game alpha mask) and another layer which contains a drop shadow. That way I can do quick export for the two layers. WITHOUT ...
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Using the Opacity Mask on Illustrator

I'm trying to add texture to the layer with the bushes using an opacity mask, but the texture is cutting around the shapes on the layer that is below. I want to apply the mask to only the top layer ...
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MediBang - How can I move objects from multiplayer layers while still keeping its distance from each other?

Sorry if the title didn't make sense but I'll try to explain my best. Basically, I have this drawing where the yellow scribble is in layer 2 whereas the red scribble is in layer 3: Let's say red ...
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Weird layer export on Illustrator

I'm using Illustrator CC. I select a layer, which is 16x44 pixels: Than I right click, Export, and I save it on SVG. That't the result: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="5.64444mm" ...
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How to cut along guides to form layers in an image

I have an image that I need to split up into multiple smaller tile pieces. Each tile piece should be in its own layer. While I could manually create each layer, this would take a very long time, ...
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How can I quickly add a black outline to handwritten text?

I'm working on creating a video somewhat like this one (In case you can't play the video, the video shows a chapter (known as Surah) of the Holy Quran called The Beneficient (known as Ar-Rahman), it ...
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One gradient across multiple layers (compound path unites layers) illustrator

I know how to put a gradient across multiple shapes in Illustrator using compound path - however, in this specific case I have layers with other parts that need to show in front of each other - and ...
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Can't access layers in a Linked File (.eps) in Illustrator

I downloaded an .eps from here. I've tried File -> Place Then I tried clicking Embeded I have no idea how to access the layers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Photoshop: Remove all duplicated pixels from two layers

I have 2 layers in Photoshop, I want to substract one layer from the other so that every pixel that is the same in both layers gets deleted and every pixel that is different stays. I tried to do it ...
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Losing fill when copying compound path between layers?

I was trying to better organize a theatrical seating chart by separating objects from the original Illustrator 2019 file into separate layers. The icon representing individual seats was created as a ...
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can we apply one background to multiple artboards in photoshop

my question is specific to adobe artboards. i have 4 artboards of same dimensions of 1080px by 1080px. now i want to take only 1 background image that will split into all artboards. generally all ...
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Photoshop CC 20.0.4 - Unwanted Pixel line in Thumbnail Preview

Since I've upgraded from PS 2017 to version 20.0.4, I'm seeing a grey 1 pixel line in the Thumbnail preview in the Layers panel - no matter which color theme and which thumbnail size I use. Is this ...
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Bleed lines in Pixelmator

I designed a label for printing in Pixelmator. If the printers don’t have Pixelmator they can’t see my layers... How do I save it that someone using AI can open it?
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Add motion to multiple layers in Photoshop

I have created a painting with too many layers in Photoshop. I'd like to add motion to it and make a simple animation using Photoshop timeline. Is it possible to add a motion one time and extend it to ...
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Is it possible to “temporarily” select a sub-level of a group for single edits?

Let say I've a group of 4 layers. Once I select it with mouse, it selects the whole "group": every edit applies to all sub layers (such as move, drag, resize, and so on). Is it possible (without ...
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How do I select multiple layers/groups with mouse's dragging?

I have in the workspace some objects. Some are grouped, and are near. I'd like to make a selection of them with click/mouse drag, instead of shift-click selecting each of them (they are somethings ...
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After effects: New shape or text layer masks everything below it

Why is this happening? When I'm trying to create a second layer, whether it is a shape or a text layer, it masks the layer below it. I guess there must be an easy way around this but for some ...
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Applying same filter to multiple layers (not Photoshop)

Applying same filter to multiple layers is possible in Photoshop but for us non-Photoshop users, is there any other option available ? Gimp has a GAP plugin, but Gimp doesn't work on my Windows10-...
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How to add blur / round corners to only white rectangle layers

I want to add a blur or rounded rectangle to only the white rectangle layers, which are behind the text. Trying rounded rectangle with the layer selected, only modifies the main layer. I have tried ...
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How to duplicate an artboard without the layers getting shuffled on illustrator?

i want to make replicas of a complex illustration to play with color schemes but when I duplicate the artboard all the layers get jacked up. Is there a better way of doing this?
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Adobe Illustrator layer problems

Every time I try to create a new layer in Illustrator the new layer appears below the old layer instead of the other way round. I want to know why and how I can fix this.
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Create layer in another layer borders

I am using adobe Illustrator CC 2018. I have a circle and I want to create a rectangle inside the circle without getting outside of the circle borders. (Delete selected parts) Thank you in advance.
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GIMP Commands History per Layer in the XCF?

There is a feature so useful in a graphics editor that I cannot believe it cannot be found in GIMP. Maybe it's buried in some menus? Have a GIMP .xcf file with a few layers that was created some time ...
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Can you apply more than one effect to a layer in After Effects?

For example, I would like to apply both rainfall and Gaussian Blur effect to one layer, how can I achieve that?
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Photoshop, arrange layers to minimize total surface without overlap

I print sheets with many separate objects loaded as layers from Photoshop. Is there a way to automatically arrange them on the sheet so that they do not overlap and that they take the least space ...
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understanding the process in a artwork

Is there any I can isolate and edit the layers to understand the steps are taken to create an AI document? For example, here's a screenshot of a basketball element AI from web and addition information ...
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Why does color disappear completely from my graphic once I export it as .svg

I`m still a beginner on GravitDesigner but created several vector icons already. One strange thing happened already several times: I create a new icon with different shapes and compound paths with ...
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Can't locate a brush stage on layers panel in order to change the color

I am making a design for my website in Photoshop. I want to change the color of the spray brush I painted with many stages ago but I cannot find that stage on the layers panel. How can I change the ...
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Creating a clipping mask (or an after effects equivalent) within a shape layer to mask out a group of objects

Is there an easy way to create a clipping mask within an After Effects shape layer? It seems from my research that the merge path operator added to a shape layer can operate on single drawn vector ...
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In Photoshop, can you transform a folder in order to transform all layers in it?

I have a "template" Photoshop file where I need to import many pictures into it and transform (specifically need to skew them) a certain way. Is it possible to somehow transform a layer folder so that ...
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Photoshop: Setting default background colour of each new layer

Is there a way to set the default background colour of each new layer to white? Currently each layer I create has a transparent background.
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GIMP Animation: How to merge a layer on top of all other layers?

I am creating gif banner animations with GIMP and I have a product animation ready. How could I apply a layer on top of all layers of the animation? The layer would have some image and some text, if ...
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Photoshop file layers not visible after saving

I created a PSD file with several layers and group layers. Last night when I went to open it there was only one layer and the layer looked a distorted TV Screen. When I clicked on the file in the ...
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In After Effects how do i link a value in a shape layer to a slider control keeping the values relative?

I've created a shape layer with an elipse and used trim paths to just show an arc. The full arc has a trim paths end value of 87.5% and empty the end value is 62%. I want to link the trim paths end to ...
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Photoshop how to select next frame and layer simultaneously

I have a gif where every frame is a layer. I need to make background transparent in every frame. I need to make three clicks: select next frame, select next visible layer and click on the background ...
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Cannot select the background layer in Gimp

I'm trying to delete the background layer but I cannot select or right click to it. I had been pasted a layer. How can I fix this ? Thanks.
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In Illustrator, how can I move a whole group (including hidden subobjects)

I'm sorry if this is a common question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It's very important to me that I should be able to move a layer and have all of the sublayers/sub-objects move with it, ...
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Meaning of icon configuration in Photoshop Layers panel

A video course I am following shows the Layers panel as below: When I duplicate the course instructions, my Layers panel shows the following: What would be causing the different display? I am using ...