Questions tagged [layers]

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

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Can I use script to move items to a named layer in illustrator?

I have a programmable keyboard that I am using to assign shortcuts and nmacros to for various programs. One of the things I want to do is move selected objects to a named layer. I always have four ...
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Cutting out custom shapes in Affinity Designer behaves oddly

Something weird happens when I try to subtract a Curves layer from a Curve layer. What should I do to cut out the guy from the rectangle?
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Photoshop duplicate layers keeping size

I'm trying to duplicate layers from a doc A4 to a A3 doc, but it resizes the layers. If a layer is 100x100, in the new is 200x200 or so. Is there a way to duplicate layer keeping its original size in ...
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Help me to make 3D effect at AI

I have a graphic sent from somenody, the orginal is a plain AI with 5 layer, but he can export to PNG as 3D graphic (refer to pictures) I tried use shadow filter at AI, BUT FAILED. Can give me some ...
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Move item to a different layer using script in Adobe Illustrator

This may be a something I skipped over in my search, but can anyone show me how to add an item to a layer using a JavaScript Adobe Illustrator script? Also, are there any good resources for learning ...
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Managing blend modes on illustration

I have made pupil of eye by blending different layers in 2nd artboard but when i move it to my original sketch it become little transparent due to blending different layers. i cannot change blending ...
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How to split objects to new layer in a image automatically in Photoshop?

I want to create a layer for each animal in the below image. my approach is by lasso tool selecting each animal then cut and paste it. This cause new layer is created. I want to know that is there any ...
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Photoshop CC2019 auto-update all linked smart objects including nested ones

I have Photoshop CC2019 PSD document containing several smart objects that contains other smart objects that contains other smart objects. Some of these have linked layers. Normally, such images are ...
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How to transfer sliced part to different layer or save sliced images with it's parent size?

I want to make a puzzle game in which there are 9 pieces and what I want to achieve is slicing a simple image into 9 parts ( it can of different sizes ) in Photoshop or any Adobe tool and then ...
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Is it possible to change colour of drawing in SketchBook after colouring?

I am drawing a portrait and I would like to change the skin tone. I'm using separate layers for the outline, colouring, shadows, highlights, mouth, nose, etc... Is it possible to change the colour of ...
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Find and locate text in a hidden Illustrator layer

I am working with a AI document that has over 200 layers with country names. All the layers are hidden and locked (because each layer contains overlapping elements with the others, so it's better not ...
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In photoshop, how can i get rid of this selected edges?

In photoshop, when I clicked a layer, and then show like this how can I get rid of this? I already tried to this method --> view but it's not working
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How to add background shapes to text in Photoshop or Illustrator?

I am not a designer I just need to learn very simple things, that will make my life easier, how to add this shape and background to text just like the attached photos.
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How would you have this kind of design in photoshop with stamp?

**I have collected certain stamps from google I tried it once but i couldn't get it. Help me out........... **
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Selection from layer panel in Illustrator [duplicate]

Lets say I have selected a bunch of objects in the layer panel (as shown in the following capture), is there a way to select the corresponding path without having to click on each circle individually ...
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Help recreating stencil effect

I'm trying to replicate an effect I've seen before; how can I get an image like this to look like this? I've tried starting by making a stencil using thresholds but I feel like I'm always losing too ...
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How to have multiple layers of an embedded smart object?

I have used photoshop templates where you place an image in a embedded smart object, save and then the changes are applied in the file. The image placed in the embedded smart object has multiple ...
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Paste in the exact same location you cut from in Inkscape?

All I could find so far on this site are posts with that exact question, but for Photoshop. The only way I see currently is to copy and paste the x/y coordinates in a temporary text file, then cut ...
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Is there a way of using a boolean between a grouped object and a regular object on Inskcape?

I have a grouped object and I would like to cut it in half. For this, I created another object (a rectangle) and tried Path>Difference but nothing happens (neither with any of the other booleans). I'...
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In Photoshop CC how can I start editing on top of a layer mask

I have a background layer (under exposed image layer), second layer (over exposed image layer), I applied the layer mask on second layer to blend. I have set the second layer's opacity to 25%. Now, I ...
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When all Illustrator layers are turned off, is the canvas outside the art board always white?

I am not sure if this was always the case but it seems new to me, when I hide all layers in an Illustrator CC 2020 document, the canvas outside the art board is white ( kind of like outline ) I have ...
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Keeping Layers when Copy/Pasting in Inkscape

I am new to inkscape but have some experience with Illustrator CS4. I am working on a card game, and I have decided to create various layers to make it easier to order and select various elements. ...
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Flatten PDF layers on job export

I read a good book on DTP. The author stated, that one should flatten layers on PDF export from them DTP program. Unfortunately the author doesn't explain this further. I would like to ask, why ...
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Overlaying of transparent objects in Inkscape layer

I am attempting to create the outlier of a picture. Supposedly, when using layers, independently of the objects opacities, if they are in the same layer they shouldn't overlap. This is, their area of ...
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Exporting images with their layer's effect (Dim) still active

For a project of mine, I have one layer with an image and I had the layer option for Dim active on it. However, when I export it, the Dim effect is not present on the resultant product. Is there any ...
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XD Layer name different than text on the art board

So i have designed the whole app and now i have 100 + screens to put in order and pass to developer, but as i am sorting the layers i realised that text in the layer sidebar is different that what is ...
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Resizing (reducing) in Photoshop cuts into shapes

I'm not sure how well the title is worded, but I'll explain better here. So I've got a .psd with some shapes (rasterized) and it's 12000x8400 (300dpi). I want to resize it too 800x560 but when I do, ...
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Can't apply adjustments to a smart object

Can't apply adjustments to a smart object
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What's the meaning of two horizontal or vertical rectangles in the layers panel?

What's the meaning of two horizontal or vertical rectangles in the layers panel? Like in the screenshot below.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Photoshop to select the lowest layer?

The scenario is that i have 7 different layers and obviously, my screen monitor can't show them all (just only five layers). If i select the upper-most layer(the layer panel will adjust up) then I ...
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How to create a Photoshop and illustrator Smart Object

i was download psd flat vector design, and i open it, the layer is smart object, double click on thumbnail, and switch over automatically open in adobe illustrator as vector witch have many layer. My ...
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How can I merge and adjust opacity in batches?

In making stop-motion animation, I create large quantities of photos. Starting at the beginning. I used to go from picture to picture editing the entire video. Some scenes I can batch edit. With ...
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Is it possible to copy my selection editor into a layer? (Gimp)

I am currently trying to outline a picture of my buddies car, and fill it with a solid color and put it onto a shirt for him. My selection editor has exactly what I want inside of it, but I go to fill ...
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Inkscape to Gimp - Layers

I am a beginner in everything but especially GIMP. I used Inskcape to create a cover for my coloring book. It has multiple layers and transparencies. I know I have to flatten the transparencies. ...
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GIMP - why is my previous layer image turn blurry when pasting new image?

I'm working on a picture with several different image layers. Everytime I paste a new image, the previous image goes fuzzy. Why?
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Coloring Background Pictures

Created the following image (or rather, just changed the text to Digital Electronics). How to change the white color of the background of the picture to a suitable color or picture (image) (...
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stroke outside selection on a [new] layer in gimp

Create document with transparent background. Add the word 'word' as text. Create selection from alpha channel. create new layer. select new layer. (edit menu) stroke selection. How do I control ...
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GIMP cant move layer

This is a common issue but none of the previous posts had the same thing, and none of the fixes worked. As the title said, I cant move the layers up and down the layer stack, and when I add a new ...
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inkscape copy text from one image to another

I just got introduced to Inkscape and it seems like a pretty cool piece of software. have a very simple task: I have several images that are maps of a certain location. I added the names of the ...
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Can I clip on all objects at once using Inkscape?

I have created a poster using several objects throughout several layers. I would like to export the final document with a small, white padding. Can I use Inkscape's clipping functionality to create a ...
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Use paint bucket in empty layer in Photoshop

I want to use paint bucket for a layer. But I do not want to change base layer. Instead I want the color added by paint bucket to different empty layer. How can I do that?
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What are the best open image format that supports layers?

I've commissioned images from an artist, which all images have been delivered in PSD and PNG formats. As a Linux user, PSD files don't open well on software like GIMP and ImageMagick due to the ...
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Photoshop - Layer blending to add brightness and hue distort at the same time [duplicate]

I'm trying to recreate this effect: For the sake of simplicity, let's ignore the teal edges and just assume two white rectangles. I'm having trouble creating the color invert/difference with the ...
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Moving multiple chained layers separatey in GIMP

I put a set of layers in group A and linked them and another set of layers in group B and linked them. If I use the move tool to move the layers in group A, the layers in group B also move. This ...
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Merging two sets of images into a new set with the same amount of files found in the first two groups with GIMP

I have a set of image files ordered by file names and another group just like the other one, with the same number of files. I want to get a new file with two layers, having the first layer as the ...
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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 reference 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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