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

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Illustrator - Making object transparent

I'm brand new to Illustrator and I'm really struggling. Ultimately, I'm trying to create an SVG file, where the white is transparent. I'm really struggling. Can anyone sent some tips along? And, ...
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3D Layered/Stacked images? How?

I came across this image whilst i was randomly browsing and I wondered how it's created. I think this technique would be useful in presenting information on a powerpoint and the like but I'm not sure ...
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Photoshop - Create multiple artboards from layers

I'm trying to make a psd file where each artboard shows a different scene in the animation film I'm working on. For our production pipeline, each scene is often in a separate .ai file, and I want to ...
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Is there any way to export layers with the same layer name in Photoshop?

I am very new to Photoshop's powerful working mechanism. I am working on multiple layers having images in it. I want all to export as a JPEG format. I am doing is, I am copying the layer name and ...
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how to change filter to all layers in GIMP?

Asking here cause GIMP IRC is almost dead and their nowhere else Theoretically or not: I'm making an animation with 50 or more scenes/images/layers and want to filter all layers at once by filter i ...
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Blending and Adjustment layers

I want to make this hud element as close as possible: but with easily changeable text and numbers without having to redo the blur and stripes. I've made this (PSD link): but don't know how to make ...
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My images got layers even when it has not been edited it in an imaging software. why ? possible explanations

im having trouble with my unedited images opening as layers. im working with a scientific image. i have never edited this image on photoshop. i have opened this image on inkscape and have once tried ...
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Can we store any dynamic date or time in Figma's variable?

I have been using Figma for my design since past 3 years now that that have there new update where we can add static number data in their variables. I want to store a dynamic date in it instead of a ...
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Find similarities in two layers in Gimp (like opposite of difference)

I have two (actually more) images in layers, that share the background (an image of a book page), but differ in the text on the book page. The text is in english. I want to translate the text and ...
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GIMP command to insert an image in a PSD file

Having this PSD file with a layer named "YOUR DESIGN | 5 x 7", what would be the GIMP command (in Linux) to insert a picture there and produce the final graphic file (JPEG, PNG) that ...
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How can i Link the Y Value of a textbox to a Barslider/Trim Path

Im currently animating a Bar Graph in After Effects. I linked my Trim Paths on my bars to respective Bar Sliders. Then I created a Textbox also Referencing the Number on the Bar slider. This all works....
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Can we add a gradient color style in Figma's variable?

Is there any way that we can save our color gradients in Figma's variables? one way I know is to save the color as Style. But I want to implement the same using the variables property. Please see ...
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is it possible to get same colour for the FG and BG?

I have imported a black and white picture and applied a layer mask to it with some gradients and soft brush applications. Unfortunately, there is too much difference in colour between the 2. Is there ...
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How can I link to specific Illustrator layers in Photoshop via smart objects?

I have a design made in Illustrator (see pictured below) which is separated into 3 layers (one for the yellow, one for the orange, and one for red). I want to apply separate effects in Photoshop to ...
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Inkscape: Collapsing everything onto a single layer

Background: I am currently transitioning my workflow from using Illustrator as my primary vector graphics application to using Inkscape. Hence, I have 1000s of images created in Illustrator (and saved ...
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How to merge all the layers when export as 1 PNG file - NOT as individual each layer

Hi I have PSD file that i want to export the project as a PNG with the LAYERS like this How to merge all layers when exporting as a single PNG file (1) but not each individual layer individually Also,...
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Automatically duplicate all layers, each into its own new document

Is there a way to create an automated action or way of duplicating multiple layers so that each layer is duplicated into its own new document. Right now I have to manually right click, and click ...
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How to save multiple layers separately at once?

i have a question. Is there an option to save multiple layers but first image need to apply do all layers below. I know there is option for that in photoshop but it's not working for me. Im creating t-...
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Photoshop: get the difference between two layers

Here is what I have: image with an object and a background behind it. same background without an object. Example bellow: I want to get the difference between image 1 and image 2, which in this case ...
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How can i import multiple PDF as Layer in Adobe Acrobat Pro?

I have about 50 PDFs of one sheet each that I want to import as layers in another PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro. As far as I can see, you can only import one at a time. Is there a way to make it more ...
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Apply adjustments to smart object also to healing brush edits

As an example, suppose I open this image (from a simple PNG or JPG file): I convert its only layer to a smart object so I can non-destructively make adjustments, apply filters, etc. I create a new ...
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Create a selection from alpha channel on a layer in Photoshop

I have two layers and an alpha channel: And I would like to select an area on the "Layer 1" with a contour from the alpha channel, namely I want the "red" area be inside the ...
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How can I reproduce this linen print texture?

I would like to reproduce the vintage cloth book cover texture from this picture: . As you can see, the brown drawing and text are also textured. It contains "white dots" which makes it ...
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how to detect the overprint checks through preflight checks in Acrobat DC Pro

Can anyone support/provide the steps for the Overprint checks in Preflight tool Adobe Acrobat DC pro application
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Paint the inside of the clipping mask without affecting the other layer

I am new to PS and I have no experience with Graphic Design whatsoever. Here is what I did: I started with a white background layer. Created a new layer (1) and made a rectangle with the selection ...
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How to recover the cutout image in Photoshop

Hi I am trying an image for website and mobile banner, for website it is going good but for mobile the image seems little incomplete. I want to make the baby face complete for mobile view (portrait ...
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Is there any way to reduce the feather in photoshop after you have created your mask?

I am new to Photoshop and was trying to make an image cutout. I used a pen tool to make the selection around the image. What I did is I gave a feather of 2px after making the selection. Now that the ...
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Grouping soft light layers causes them to merge

I'm working with a graphic with a relatively dark background. I've got some white text in the foreground, and I set the blend mode of the text layer to Soft Light to make it semi-transparent. I then ...
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How to merge / blur together a large amount of pictures on different layers

B"H I have hundreds of pictures that I simply drag and drop from my filesystem to gimp, when it adds them each as a separate layer. I then manually drag each one to a place I want it on a page, ...
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Apply a script to all selected layers in Photoshop

I have a script modified from here: specific resize layer action Which will resize a selected layer to fit within 300px (I tweaked it to check if width or height are bigger, and scale accordingly) Is ...
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Photoshop changes colors when I save my edit or merge layers

I'm going to save an edit with multiple layers, curves, and mask layers. However, when I save the file some of layers do not apply properly and the saved file has huge differences from the picture I ...
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Showing Green Guide Layer in Adobe Illustrator 2020

I have some artboards to finish before the end of March. I want to display the Green Guide Layer as shown in the image. Can anyone help me to display it?
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GIMP: How to change opacity of multiple layers?

How do I change the opacity of multiple layers simultaneously in GIMP?
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Illustrator: how to align different elements of a layer without them collapsing together

I'm quite new to illustrator, but I'm having hard time trying to align the whole layer to the center of the artboard without its element collapsing all together, would you have any suggestions how to ...
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Is it possible to edit a smart object while viewing other layers?

Question is very similar to Edit smart object in Illustrator while viewing other Photoshop layers, but for Photoshop only. Is it possible to edit a smart object "live", without having to ...
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Copy a (text) layer and paste in place in Gimp?

I have seen Copy/Paste Layers from one Project to another? on the GIMP forum: Yes, you make the layer active, and Select>all + Edit>Copy and then in the target image do Edit>Paste as>New ...
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Stacking gradients and blend-modes

Desired result I'm trying to stack some CSS gradients together to replicate a fill pattern from Excel. Problem I have something that almost works, but it requires additional HTML elements and I'm not ...
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how to align a photoshop layer or part of it with the guide line or the document center

how to align the whole layer by referencing it to a specific area in that layer, the way the whole layer moves to the center of the document or to be centered in a specific guideline. this problem ...
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Gimp edit all layers simultaneously with brush?

I want to edit all layers of the gif simultaneously by applying brush on all layers, I was applying brush on each layer but there are many layers and I can't do this again and again! Solution for ...
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Why are my color adjustment layer params specified in CMYK when my Photoshop image is in RGB?

I'm playing around with the color adjustment layer capability in Photoshop (24.1.0). My image mode colour mode is set to RGB. But my options in the color adjustment menu are specified in CMYK. This ...
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Snapping layers to the intersection of guidelines in Photoshop

(Working in Adobe Photoshop 2023) I'm working with hexagons and went to the trouble of making a pixel perfect grid of guidelines so that I can quickly align my layers as needed (necessary with ...
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How to temporarily make only 1 layer in Gimp visible (and be able to revert to previous layer visibility settings)?

I'm able to Shift+LMB on the eye icon of a layer to make it the only visible layer. The problem is that after I finish editing, there is no way to return to the individual visibility setting of each ...
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How do I create a selection from a pattern or a fill layer in Photoshop?

I am trying to create a selection from a pattern. I created the pattern, then a fill layer, now I have this: What I am actually trying to achieve is to delete lines from a picture. The solution I ...
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How to draw strokes under shape outlines on the same layer?

When drawing vector art in Illustrator, it is often the case that I wish to add highlights to a filled and stroked shape via a path with opacity. However, when I try to do this, the highlight bleeds ...
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Delete pixels in selection from multiple layers at once in Adobe Photoshop

In Adobe Photoshop is there a way to have multiple layers selected and then delete pixels in a selection from them? The closest I could think of is to add them to a group and apply a mask created from ...
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Inkscape: Text hidden behind polygon on lower layer

I am working with labels on a choropleth map, all imported from a PDF in QGIS. Because of issues related to the text when importing the file, I need to replace the label on each polygon. For some ...
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How can I resize or transform the selected part of an image in paint shop pro?

I have some experience with adobe photishop. I know how to select a part of an image (or layer) and to resize/transform it (ctrl-T). Because I do not have Adobe photoshop at home, but paint shop pro ...
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How do I apply a layer to multiple images in GIMP?

I am new to graphic design, and can't figure this out. I am making a "Meet the team" page for a small business's website. On the page will be staff portraits. I can edit out the original ...
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Why is Gimp Eraser erasing two layers?

I have 2 separate layers for the original eye background i called eyes-outline and another layer for my new eyes i called white-eyes. It's obvious that they are separate layers as in the left image I ...
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Layer colouring issue

I created a dxf from a group of layers in QGIS, and brought this into AutoCad 2023 and saved as a DWG. Every layer shows black on the model view but is red under layer properties. When I try to ...
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