Questions tagged [layers]

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

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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 ...
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Gimp - Level adjustment as layer, like photoshop?

Is there any way to adapt the levels of an image through a specific 'level' layer, like in photoshop ? I find it very handy to have it as a layer. See below, I'havent found a way to achieve that... ...
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move all items in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier in illustrator

In Illustrator, how do I move all vectors in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier and discard the sublayer containers and retain the original layer name? Basically, bring all sublayers and contents to the ...
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GIMP is not combining layers the way that I expected

I have experience with image processing, but I am fairly new to GIMP. I was experimenting combining layers that have transparency, and the pixel values that GIMP computes do not agree with the ...
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What is type of design (Youtube music background and thumbnail) called?

I have found some examples where the thumbnails and the background of the following YouTube videos has these characteristics: Cover album at the background of the video. The cover is also in higher ...
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Can I drag and drop layer as another layer mask in Photoshop?

I have a black and white layer in Photoshop. I want to drag and drop that layer quickly on another layer as a layer mask. Is it possible? Current workflow I'm using is: Select b/w layer Ctrl+A to ...
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Is there a way to use the brush that stays within the borders of a layer? (Photoshop CC 2015)

My layer has a transparent background and has irregular borders and I want to use a brush that stays within the borders of the layer (So when I "color in" parts of the layer, the pre-existing shape is ...
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Positiong a group partly above and partly below in svg

Is it possible to positiong a group partly above and partly below in svg? If it is not possible, what are alternatives then? I could break a group and move the parts around the document to get the ...
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Layer name from background to 0

I open an image which is showing as a jpeg, then when I crop it, the layer name has automatically changed from background to 0. When I save the image it is saving it as a psd, so I have to go through ...
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GIMP Graphic export

I have created a graphic in GIMP with a number of layers. I have exported this image as both a .png and .jpg. When opening the image I can see there are a number of white areas and speckles that do ...
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How to flatten backgrounds in Acrobat X Standard (and/or save to PDF/X‑1a2001)

My original doc is a word doc (380 page textbook with 9 chapters) I have saved it as a PDF/X‑1a2001 from word and opened it in Acrobat X Standard where I have added 9 backgrounds to set page ranges to ...
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How to convert a color fill layer into a mask?

I created several color fill layers that I thought were layer masks, is it possible to change it to layer masks? The color fills are silhouettes, so a basic shape that looks like a layer mask. any ...
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Duplicate layer with opacity

I have a layer with color where I have decreased the opacity. I would like to duplicate the layer, and keep the color as it appears now due to the decreased opacity, but I would like the new layer to ...
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How to design something like this without spaces between layers in photoshop? [closed]

please, I have tried to design like this picture I use CS6 but in my design spaces exit between layers ( squares ) like this so please what are my mistakes? and how can I remove spaces between ...
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PDF with layers that show/hide specific symbols (fonts)

I have a large Indesign document (500+ pages) that has 6 special symbols from a font that appears frequently throughout the text. My issue is that when finished, I will also need to create a version ...
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Is there any way to make audio spectrum hollow in After Effects?

I'm trying to make it look like this:
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Handling inversion on black and white photos in Photoshop

I'm looking to recreate a similar black and white effect to the dome in this casino token. It's the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. I've looked at a variety of different images of the dome, in ...
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How do I merge two layermasks in Photoshop?

I have a document with two layers, each a with a layer mask applied. How do I merge the layer masks from »layer 1« with the layer mask on »layer 2«?
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Auto Add Clipping Mask When Adding Adjustment Layers

In Photoshop, when I add an adjustment, is there a way to use the below layer as an Clipping Mask at the same time, rather than having to manually do this separately afterwards?
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Photoshop layers icon missing

I'm new to photoshop, and in my layers panel the icons that show you what your layer looks like disappeared, they just show a brush instead: I don't know how to get it back. I tried resetting my ...
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How can I check if a JPEG image has layers?

So I have received a logo in JPEG format with a white background to be used on a website. That does not look good as the color does not fit well with the header color. The person who provided me with ...
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Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop?

Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop? If not, why not? And can its effect be achieved using another method?
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How can I edit a layer mask like a normal layer in Photoshop?

I want to just edit it as a black-and-white image, like any normal layer.
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Is it possible to maintain position when pasting into a layer mask?

The question says it all I think. When I paste into a layer mask, the pasted pixels re-orientate themselves into the centre of the image. But I would like them to maintain the exact position they ...
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Paint goes beyond subtracted layer in Photoshop

I was following along a tutorial for painting and for some reason, when I subtracted the selection from a layer, the paint goes beyond it. I have used the default shortcuts such as control clicking ...
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Apply layer level opacity settings to individual objects in layer

I have an issue when editing my final work for print in Adobe Illustrator CC regarding Opacity Settings. If I have many groups of objects where the opacity is set on the group level or layer level (so ...