Questions tagged [layers]

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

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Can I view sublayers of an AI file inside of After Effects? [migrated]

I have an AI file consisting of a few different elements (like a windmill, a house with a solar panel, etc.). I have different items (take the house, for instance)separated by a top-level layer, with ...
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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 referencec 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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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 ...