Questions tagged [layers]

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

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Resizing (reducing) in Photoshop cuts into shapes

I'm not sure how well the title is worded, but I'll explain better here. So I've got a .psd with some shapes (rasterized) and it's 12000x8400 (300dpi). I want to resize it too 800x560 but when I do, ...
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Can't apply adjustments to a smart object

Can't apply adjustments to a smart object
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What's the meaning of two horizontal or vertical rectangles in the layers panel?

What's the meaning of two horizontal or vertical rectangles in the layers panel? Like in the screenshot below.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Photoshop to select the lowest layer?

The scenario is that i have 7 different layers and obviously, my screen monitor can't show them all (just only five layers). If i select the upper-most layer(the layer panel will adjust up) then I ...
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How to create a Photoshop and illustrator Smart Object

i was download psd flat vector design, and i open it, the layer is smart object, double click on thumbnail, and switch over automatically open in adobe illustrator as vector witch have many layer. My ...
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How can I merge and adjust opacity in batches?

In making stop-motion animation, I create large quantities of photos. Starting at the beginning. I used to go from picture to picture editing the entire video. Some scenes I can batch edit. With ...
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Is it possible to copy my selection editor into a layer? (Gimp)

I am currently trying to outline a picture of my buddies car, and fill it with a solid color and put it onto a shirt for him. My selection editor has exactly what I want inside of it, but I go to fill ...
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Inkscape to Gimp - Layers

I am a beginner in everything but especially GIMP. I used Inskcape to create a cover for my coloring book. It has multiple layers and transparencies. I know I have to flatten the transparencies. ...
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GIMP - why is my previous layer image turn blurry when pasting new image?

I'm working on a picture with several different image layers. Everytime I paste a new image, the previous image goes fuzzy. Why?
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Coloring Background Pictures

Created the following image (or rather, just changed the text to Digital Electronics). How to change the white color of the background of the picture to a suitable color or picture (image) (...
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stroke outside selection on a [new] layer in gimp

Create document with transparent background. Add the word 'word' as text. Create selection from alpha channel. create new layer. select new layer. (edit menu) stroke selection. How do I control ...
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GIMP cant move layer

This is a common issue but none of the previous posts had the same thing, and none of the fixes worked. As the title said, I cant move the layers up and down the layer stack, and when I add a new ...
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inkscape copy text from one image to another

I just got introduced to Inkscape and it seems like a pretty cool piece of software. have a very simple task: I have several images that are maps of a certain location. I added the names of the ...
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Can I clip on all objects at once using Inkscape?

I have created a poster using several objects throughout several layers. I would like to export the final document with a small, white padding. Can I use Inkscape's clipping functionality to create a ...
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Use paint bucket in empty layer in Photoshop

I want to use paint bucket for a layer. But I do not want to change base layer. Instead I want the color added by paint bucket to different empty layer. How can I do that?
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What are the best open image format that supports layers?

I've commissioned images from an artist, which all images have been delivered in PSD and PNG formats. As a Linux user, PSD files don't open well on software like GIMP and ImageMagick due to the ...
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Photoshop - Layer blending to add brightness and hue distort at the same time [duplicate]

I'm trying to recreate this effect: For the sake of simplicity, let's ignore the teal edges and just assume two white rectangles. I'm having trouble creating the color invert/difference with the ...
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Moving multiple chained layers separatey in GIMP

I put a set of layers in group A and linked them and another set of layers in group B and linked them. If I use the move tool to move the layers in group A, the layers in group B also move. This ...
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Merging two sets of images into a new set with the same amount of files found in the first two groups with GIMP

I have a set of image files ordered by file names and another group just like the other one, with the same number of files. I want to get a new file with two layers, having the first layer as the ...
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Photoshop cut command is disabled

I don't understand why I cannot cut image in Photoshop. The cut command is disabled. I'm sure that I have selected the image. I can copy and paste, but just not cut.
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Looking for a software to use images as reference layers

I want to draw a very low resolution image and need to use a very high resolution image as reference layer. However, Photoshop does not allow to use different resolution images in different layers. ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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difference between selection of whole layer by meat-balling a layer and wedge selection

wedge selection meatballing selection Though in both cases the whole artworks in the selected layer are selected, what's the difference between these two selections? What's the function of the 2nd ...
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Is there a way to create a brush working as a pattern?

I have a pattern that I use to draw arbitrary-shaped curves like this: To achieve that I create a layer filled with my pattern and a blank layer, then I "draw" my line erasing the second one. A brush ...
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Illustrator - Open a PDF and keep layers?

I've created a layered PDF with java and when I tried to open it in Illustrator I figured out that Illustrator does not use these layers. They are there in Acrobat and Indesign, but Illustrator ...
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Can not fill or paint on layers in Gimp [closed]

I am working on an image in gimp that has multiple layers. I just added a new layer, and am now observing some odd behavior. I have three layers, A , B , C. C is the newly created layer. For some ...
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Problem when merging, please help

When I try to merge an image with an adjustment layer, the whole image change. Without merging: After merging the image with the adjustment layer: How can I fix it?
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Black border appears in all objects in a specific layer in Illustrator

I can't figure out why every time i use the shape tool to create something a black border appears around it. My stroke is off but it appears no matter what the black border appears when I use the ...
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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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