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

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Why can't I add sublayers to these sublayers? (Adobe Illustrator)

I created an SVG that I've opened in Illustrator. I'm not able to add new sublayers to certain existing sublayers, but if I create a totally new layer, I have no issues nesting sublayers beneath it. ...
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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 ...
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Editing JPEG file

I saved my Photoshop file as JPEG and when I open it as psd file I only see one layer. I'm unable to edit text etc.
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Is there any script for moving each object to a separate layer in inDesign CC? [duplicate]

Can anyone help me with a script that creates a different layer for each object in a page?
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GIMP: do not move layer to top when transforming

Using GIMP 2.99, I'm trying to fit photographs into a photo frame with cutouts. I created the cutouts in a top layer, and am trying to visually scale the photos on the below layers so I can make a (...
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Printing stacked layers on transparent sheet maintaining each layers integrity

I would like to be able to print stacked layers on my HP laser 452dw transparent paper maintaining the integrity of each layer, I put a text of my question on the images I uploaded.
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how to bring part of a layer to the top layer?

I want to bring the point of the crown in front of the heart while leaving the rest behind.
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Illustrator exits isolation mode on file save

When I am in isolation mode in Illustrator, and I save the file, it exits isolation mode. This can be a pain when I am within a group within a group within a group (three or four groups deep). The ...
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Underlined Adobe Illustrator layers

When you create an opacity mask, the layer with the mask gets underlined in the layers panel. Some of my layers have solid lines and some are dashed. What causes the difference between these two?
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Wish to make a GIMP layer visible to me, but “hidden” to GIMP

I am attempting to create a color-coded grid diagram for a cross-stitch pattern. As shown in the attached image (sorry it is a little blurry, this is just my test run), I have a white "background" ...
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Wrap image to other side of canvas

I'm working on a project where I'd like to be able to move an layer on a canvas, but have that layer wrap around to the other side if it goes off the edge of the canvas. So if I had this originally: ...
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Photoshop - How to properly apply a Gradient Map to a Brush in a layer?

I have a this Watercolor brush and painted over a transparent layer Then I add a Gradient Map to have the desired colors in the Watercolor But when I try to clipping mask the Gradient Map to the ...
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My son has passed and I need a Snapchat filter removed. Please help! [closed]

My son passed at 17 years old recently and my favorite picture of him smiling is with his girlfriend with a Snapchat filter of hearts on it. He isn’t smiling much in any other pictures I have of him ...
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Blur as adjustment layer?

An adjustment layer changes only the appearance of the layers below it without affecting those lower layers. For example, all color layers below a black-and-white adjustment layer will look black and ...
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Photoshop link layer inside group to other layer

I am creating sprite character animations for a pixel game. I have 8 groups for the character (one for each frame), Each of these contain different body parts depending on the frame (different body ...
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How, in Illustrator, do I release a clipping mask without releasing masks contained by that group?

Example: Illustrate a fake "painting" to go in a scene, and apply a clipping mask to bound it to the frame. Group whole scene and apply clipping mask to the layer, or to the group if there are ...
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Why does a clipping mask layer sit below the layer that can be seen, instead of on top?

It seems backwards to me that the clipping mask layer is below the layer that you want masked. If I'm looking down through the layers, why wouldn't the clipping mask layer be on top of the layer I ...
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How do you make an adjustment layer use a hex value?

To help learn, I decided to paint my wall in Photoshop. I created a selection with the pen tool, new layer mask, new adjustment layer. I can use Hue/Saturation and change the colors. But what I can'...
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Automated script for photoshop layers to create combinations of avatar appearance

We're making a childrens book,which will be personalised - either a boy or a girl and have 25 photoshop files setup as follows - Layers- Layer-Texture (texture file on top of all graphics) various-...
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How do I fix freezes in Photoshop gif animations?

The freeze occurs at any point in my animation, in which content spread upon more than 3 layers is being displayed. The freeze continues exactly to the point where the layers are reduced to 3 or less. ...
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How to merge two objects within a unique layer?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've created a Cross using tw rectangles: It appairs like a two layers: but I'd like to merge within a single one, so I can easily manage and move across others ...
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How can I have 'change' layers alter 'climate' layers?

Background: I'm attempting to create a climate map for my fantasy land using photoshop. My plan for doing this is to use a different color for each climate. When I say 'climate', I'm talking about ...
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How can I drag a layer from a Document to Another?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've two documents opened, A and B. On B, I've 10 (main) layers. Each of them contains other N elements. I'd like to drag and place one of these main layer to ...
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How to create a colored transparent layer without using opacity

I would like to create a transparent layer in pure color in PSD or AI. Using the opacity just washes the color out. I have done it before just can't remember how. It can be reproduced in HTML5 but I ...
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Order objects according to their place in Adobe Illustrator

I made this collage with CercleFill Script in Adobe Illustrator, it's a great result but the cercles are in random order, I found an other Adobe Illustrator script that can order layers alphabetly, ...
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How to delete all hidden layers at once?

Is it possible to delete all hidden layers in Illustrator at once and how would I do this?
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Editing a non-visible, active layer

I just started using Gimp 2.10, and I love it except for one small thing that is absolutely killing me right now. When I set the active layer as not visible and then try editing it (I do a lot of ...
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How to make a logo transparent in Illustrator with multiple layers?

I'm trying to make a logo that has a transparent fill and a white outline in Illustrator CS3. The .AI file contains three layers: the black text is on the first, the white shadow is on the second, ...
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Reverse dress up doll

Suppose I have an image of a model wearing some outfit: and another image of the same model in the exact same position and lightning without that outfit: Is there an easy and quick way (e.g., ...
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Painting on linked layers, on a mask

Can you link one layer with the mask of another layer and have your paint strokes affect both layers at the same time? What I want to do is to paint on the first layer which has a blend mode set to ...
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Illustrator: layer copied from a different file is always placed below an existing layer

I need to move some art from one file to a business card template. After several hours, everytime I add the art copied from another illustrator file, it appears behind the rectangle created on the ...
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Remove overlay of an image with a highres image with overlay and a lowres version without overlay

What I have: A high resolution image with some transparent overlayed text/icons The same image without the overlayed text/icons but in a lower resolution What I want: The image in high resolution ...
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How do I blend colors in photoshop?

I'm trying to figure out how to perfectly blend color layers in photoshop. I want to blend the layers while maintaining the original saturation. The closest I've been able to get is by altering the ...
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What is the most efficient way to have separate layers for each individual artboard in a single Ai document?

I have one document open with three artboards and I want each artboard to have its own separate layers. Should I just create separate layers for each artboard in the layers panel, i.e ...
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Brushed on wrong layer

In Photoshop, I accidentally painted some brush strokes on the wrong layer. The thing is, the brush stokes are all captured in the history. Is there some way of restoring those brush stokes to a ...
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Apply marquee selection to multiple layers

I have Photoshop documents with many layers, some over 100. I need to delete a feathered selection on all layers without having to manually select each layer, reapply the selection, hit Delete key. ...
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Gimp: How to create a selection from file in Python

I am using Gimp's non-interactive mode, since I want to process a big number of images and their masks. For every image file, I have a mask image file, which consists of 1 and 0s (1 means the pixel ...
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GIMP 2.8.22 How to SELECT ALL text objects in all layers and change font size of all at once? [duplicate]

(GIMP 2.8.22) I have several text objects labeling parts of the human body and I want to increase the font size of all of them to 20 pts. Each text object was automatically put into its own layer, ...
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Can I keep a layer visible but prevent it from being snapped to?

I came across a rather annoying issue while working in Inkscape. I'm trying to trace an object roughly (the object isn't a bitmap, it's a path, albeit a complex one) on a layer above it. I'm not ...
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How to paste a copied selection in the same spot as the original selection?

I have Photoshop CC installed on many machines and the behavior in question happens randomly. Or I keep doing something seamless that I pay attention to that results in this behavior. To recap: I make ...
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Hidden/Invisible Layers Becoming Visible in “Export for Screens”

I'm having a problem in Illustrator when trying to "Export for Screens" where non-visible layers appear in those exports. In the "Export for Screens" preview window (B.), these layers are invisible - ...
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Can anyone tell me why this object in illustrator is changing over other colors depending on PDF output?

This illustrator object is in CMYK, in a CMYK document, at a Normal / 100% transparency setting. When the file is exported in High Quality Print it displays correctly on screen, but prints similarly ...
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Animation of scanning, transition to the other layer on effect

I want to create a transition using scanning effect (horizontal line going from a head to a toes of a character). Basically let's say I have two layers, one with green human, and second wth red human. ...
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How can I blend this white dot into the fabric background layer?

I'm working on an asset for a game mod, and I'm trying to put a custom logo on a banner texture. The banner behind the white dot/logo is a dark-red burlap texture, but I'm having issues with blending ...
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Misaligned Images when printing on same piece of paper [duplicate]

I have a question regarding printing images side by side on the same piece of paper at different times. I will first print an image on the paper at an exact location using photoshop, i will then ...
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How to Preserve Object in Pdf File?

I have a pdf template file with printers marks and a bar code. I'd like to add graphics to the file (essentially cover the whole page). Covering the printer's marks is required, but I'd like the bar ...