Questions tagged [layers]

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

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PS Script to switch between layers in Photoshop

I've been searching for months for a solution to use a shortcut to select the one layer above the selected or the layer underneath the selected one. Because I dodge & burn with curves it's taking ...
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Toggle visibility of a selected object illustrator CS6

I have found that toggle visibility off of a selected object is command+3 on mac from what I searched up but for some reason it doesn't toggle the object back on?
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Is it possible to sort layers by fill color in Illustrator?

Pretty much as the title asked, is it possible to sort layers by fill color? I would like to sort by hue starting from darker colors to lighter colors.
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moving multiple objects from different layers into the same layer? Illustrator CS6

Is there a way to drag and select over multiple paths/ artwork in illustrator and put them all in one layer instead of going into each layer and shifting?
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Unable to rename layers in Illustrator

I am not a new user...but I'm not an expert either. With that said...I know that it is very easy to rename a layer. All you need to do is double click on it and rename! The problem is Illustrator ...
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My layers will not ungroup

Using Gimp 2.10 In the layers panel, all layers cannot be rearranged. I am trying to remove some from a group but cannot do so. Dragging has no effect and using the "up" or "down" ...
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Ctrl + Click on thumbnail in a layer is not selecting a particular area in photoshop cc 2014 & 2015

I'm facing an issue with my Adobe photoshop 2014 and 2015. When I press Ctrl and click on the thumbnail on a layer from layer pallet then it selects the whole boundary of the image. It's not selecting ...
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Looking for a script to export layers in an artboard, sized to artboard dimensions

I often use the Export > Layers to Files script. Obviously it's ancient (2007), and therefore has no support for the more recently introduced Artboards. When using the Layers to Files script, it ...
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How do I create a layer by selecting a color, in GIMP?

I recently heard about an interesting shortcut, in Photoshop, involving holding Alt (I think) while clicking on a color and automatically creating a layer of that color in the image document. That is, ...
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How do you apply an action to only one layer?

I have Adobe Photoshop 2020 and I am trying to apply an action to a hair texture. The problem is, I only want the action applied to one of the layers and not all of them. When I complete the action, ...
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Simplify the layers of Wavelet Decompose on Gimp

When I use "Wavelet Decompose" to make a frequency separation on Gimp, I use, let's say 3 levels, which generate 3 layers of detail. But IMHO they are too many (On Ps I am used to having ...
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GIMP workflow to apply same change to a bunch of PNGs?

What I'm Trying To Do: I have about 80 pngs of "cards", and I want to paste first of all a black border with rounded corners over top of the images, and then have the outside parts of the ...
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Isolating an image from a layered picture online

So I found this image that I really like, and I want to isolate the individual components of the picture into individual images. How would I isolate each individual component?
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How can a selection be upscaled in GIMP (without upscaling a layer or canvas)?

When using GIMP's scale option on a selected image, the entire layer is scaled. Canvas scaling also scales the layer (along with all layers). There are also Transform tools that can scale, ...
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Photoshop Gradient selection in Quick Mask Mode not working properly

When I make a selection in quick mask mode using the gradient tool (black to white) the equivalent selection is not from 0% to 100% but actually from 0% to around 99%. So lets say, on a new layer, I ...
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Coloring a transparent black/white image

Given a black and white image like lips, how would I get those in red? I don't want to use global flood filling, because that may not consider alpha transparency correcly. How would I do that with ...
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Remove underscore from layer names

Photoshop added an underscore to all the layers names. Layer one ---> Layer_one Layer two ---> Layer_two Layer three ---> Layer_three Is there a way to remove the underscore without ...
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Black lines save as grey

I am a very basic user, I scan pencil (comic) drawings as tiffs and use Photoshop cc 2015 to darken the lines and clean up a bit, and put text balloons and save again as tiffs. I use the 'levels' ...
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I want to use "Send to Current Layer", but it's disabled no matter what I do

I want to move the selected groups below to the Cross Sections layer. Drag and drop in the layers tree works, but there are many more paths and groups I need to select, and drag and drop is a hassle ...
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Adobe Photoshop running script for multiple layers [duplicate]

I have 103 layers which i need to save as PNG files(each layer individually) but the problem I'm haiving is;the background layer (is to be saved with each layer) how can i do this ? Kindly guide me ...
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How do I Seperate A Stroke from a logo or shape layer in Illustrator?

Hello I have a logo and I want turn the logo into a stroke only in illustrator. I cant belive I cant remember how to do this so frustrating. I looked on youtube and im not getting a clear answer on ...
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In Illustrator, how can you create highlights using blending modes?

I would like to create highlights on a basic shape, I can do it by layering on "white shapes" with transparency. But, I would like to use the same color to "lighten" the lower ...
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Photoshop-How to add the layer arrow thing

So I got PS a few days ago, and I've been working around a bit. I was wondering what it was when someone snaps a layer to another one and it has like an arrow down on to the layer, and it colors any ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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moving layers to different channel

Painting a sim racing car. I have 3 groups: custom spec map, turn off before exiting to tga, and a paintable area group which each have their own channels, metallic channel, green channel, etc. ...
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In GIMP, what is the equivilent to adding a 'spot channel' in PS ? Need a white layer below image and edges transparent for printing

I am looking to print an image with a white layer behind the color image. The image is of a face with the background in transparent. When it get's printed, it goes on a dark wall and therefore I ...
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Gimp: Permanently disable layer boundary lines

Trying to get used to Gimp coming from Photoshop. Making progress, but one thing I can't deal with is having that yellow dotted line around selected layers. I know that I can turn them off in the ...
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Arrange Two Layers Without Colors Blending

in my scenario I have two layers with two circles. Both of these circles are the same color, but they are different opacity. The two circles are not images, rather I used the Elliptical Marquee tool, ...
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Adobe Illustrator Layers not behaving as they should

I am tearing my hair out over this issue. I'm working in Adobe Illustrator to design a logo and the layers are not behaving as they should - the text at the bottom of my image is the top layer, yet it ...
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Is it possible to draw inside another drawing without going out in inkscape?

Is it possible to draw inside an object without going outside? I want to scribble inside a circle without the drawing going outside of the circle....as for example in Photoshop, we can use clipping ...
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Restore an original image that has a transparency-fade applied to it: Select by color gradient in GIMP

I have an icon (png) of a suit of armor, which fades out about halfway through the image (it is transparent in the latter part). Here is an example of the image in question: Its alpha channel is ...
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How to export multiple layers as separate JPGs from multiple PSD files in Photoshop

My setup: I have about 200 PSD files. Each of those PSD files contain different number of layers (from 2 to 9). All of layers in those PSD files have default names (Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, etc.). ...
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Does printer color usage depend on how the object is designed?

This seems a stupid question but I am not sure about its result. suppose we want to draw a yellow triangle over a blue rectangle. Is it important (for printing purpose) to colorize the below of ...
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Manipulating Drop Shadow/Layering of Shapes: Adobe Illustrator

Never used a help forum before, but with a looming deadline, I am very open to all the help I can get! I am relatively inexperienced with Illustrator (most of my knowledge comes from searching up ...
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Can you match color levels of semi-overlapping layers in GIMP using a single pixel color?

I am putting together fluorescent images taken on a microscope. I have taken sequential images that overlap for anywhere between 20 - 50 pixels at the edges. I have set up grids so that I have perfect ...
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Gimp copy paste between layers

I have a 256×256 image with multiple named layers to make it easy to edit game graphics that have transparency as PNG. I want to paste the contents of one layer to the next... so I select the source ...
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How to drag and drop Image into Photoshop without creating a new layer?

Is there a way to drag and drop and image into photoshop on an active layer rather than it creating a new layer in Photoshop CC 2021?
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How can I align layer to center of canvas in Photoshop

Using CS6. My canvas is larger than my layer, and I would like to position the Layer in the middle of the Canvas. I have the "Snap To" options in the view menu set to all three: Guides, ...
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Why does my cursor select the object in back when I select the top level object in Illustrator

I have two layers in this document, hands on top and orange background behind it. If I click on the top hand to try to move the layer, I "click through" it and it drags the orange background....
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How can I simplify this design to make it a two-color object

I purchased a vector file from a stock vector website, thinking it would be easy to edit. However, when I opened it, the layers were a mess. I would like it to be just two objects - a white vector ...
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How do I select and transform just one layer at a time in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, I pressed something and everything except one selected layer became greyed out and I could transform the single object that was selected. There was also a back arrow (pointing left) at ...
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Use clipping mask to fill transparent shape in photoshop

I have a rectangle in photoshop that is transparent with a black outline, and I'd like to make a frame-by-frame animation of the rectangle filling with red. I know there are a few ways to do this but ...
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about locking the transparent pixels in photoshop

previously, what I've asked is here. now, if it is assumed that there are no pixels and I am selecting no pixels but an area, why "lock transparent pixels" command from the layers panel for ...
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Can't fill shape/letters

I used a custom textured brush to create a mask and create a dust and scratches effect on a logo, but I want to undo the effect and fully fill the letters, but I can't remove the texture I added. I ...
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about transparent pixels/layers in photoshop

I am new to photoshop. I have a transparent layer in my photoshop document. I think that transparent layers consist of transparent pixels. now using any selection tool to select the pixels works fine ...
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difference between two types of selection in illustrator

if any layer or group or object is "active" that is the light blue highlight color is showing over that item in the layers panel, we are able to use the "options for selection" ...
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Adobe Illustrator layer target button

In the following simple artwork, the top most stroke and fill are selected. in the layers panel, the target button is filled for the selected artwork due to additional stroke and fill. Now if I drag ...
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GIMP induvidually rotating multiple layers at once

I have several layers that I all want to rotate by a certain degree. Not as a group all together around a common central point, but rather all around their individual center. Grouping or chaining the ...
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ExtendScript: Align group items centered in Ilustrator

Hi, I am new to illustrator and I want to align the textFrame centered to the pathItem(square) using Extendscript as shown in picture1. I have uploaded another picture, which shows the layer and group ...
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Some sublayers show in preview mode, some won't

When I wanted to place colored objects on my document today, no color would be visible, although the objects definitely had color associated with them. That's when I found out about the Outline/...

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