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

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How do I enlarge JUST the background layer in GIMP?

I am working on an image with several layers on a green background. I want to make that background bigger WITHOUT also enlarging everything else. How do I do this? Canvas Size doesn't work, it just ...
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Export Photoshop layers in subfolder to individual files?

My question is an extension from this question ( Batch export Photoshop layers to individual PNG files ), but for some reason, I can't seem to contact any of the posters from that thread. Basically, ...
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Gradient style for each shape in one layer

I am seeking how to apply an Overlay Gradient style on a layer containing multiple shapes, in a way that each shape has his own gradient (not sharing the layer style to the merged shapes). For now, ...
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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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Photoshop link specific colour with layer mask [closed]

I have an image on a single layer with various colours and I have several separate Hue/Saturation layers with layer masks based on those colours in the image. So for example, charcoal linked to a Hue/...
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Text layer names automatically changing

In GIMP 2.10.18 - after creating a text layer, I edit the layer attributes to give the text layer a meaningful name. This is important as I'm working with a python script that will reference the layer ...
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How to make a layer change size in an animation in Photoshop?

I'm working with animation timeline in Photoshop CS6. I would like to have a small circle layer expand / increase in size, but on the Layer-Timeline panel, these are the only options available: ...
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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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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In most UIs, selecting item 2 and shift-clicking on item 6 would select the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 but in Illustrator when you click on the target icon in the Layers panel to ...
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adobe Illustrator: Join two paths WITHOUT merging layers

I want to join two paths so that their intersection is smooth. However, I want to keep each of the two paths as it’s own later so I can animate the individual paths after in After Effects. My question:...
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applying compound path on a single object

in every documentation i have read that object > compound path > make works on two or multiple objects and creates a compound path so that holes appear where the paths overlap, means i need at ...
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Merge a door and a wall in Photoshop?

I have in a room and a door in two different layers. I want to add the door to the wall so that it looks realistic, now it does not look like the door belongs to the wall or that it is glued. I have ...
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How to create dropshadow on layer with alpha transparency in GIMP?

I'm working on a project consisting of a background image with several layers on top of it. Each of the layers consists of an image with alpha transparency, such that only part of each layer is ...
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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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How to draw border around layer in GIMP?

How can I draw a simple border around a layer in GIMP 2.10? Filters > Decor > Add Border works on the image as a whole, not an individual layer. Edit > Stroke Selection has been suggested ...
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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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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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Auto crop layer in Photoshop

I've been googling this subject and also searched in this forum, all I found were posts about removing semi transparent pixels, ie. not what I have a problem with. Basically, I've added a layer to my ...
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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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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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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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Unable to open a colored image layer

When I go File->Open as Layers... and open a PNG, the layer is shown in black and white, although the image is colored and the preview also shows a colored image. I want a colored layer.
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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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How to copy a layer group to another image in GIMP?

In GIMP I have 2 images with exact same size and properties but different layers. Now I have a relatively large layer group, which I would like to copy to the other image. As usual I copy and paste it....
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“File layers” for Photoshop

Does Photoshop have "file layers" like Krita does, i.e. layers whose content automatically updates from a file when that file changes? If not natively, maybe a Photoshop script can get ...
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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 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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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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InDesign Script new layer naming by page number

I've got an odd query where I need to take all the objects on a certain layer and put them each on a separate new layer so they can be exported as individual PDFs (and converted to png). I've found a ...
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How do I Delete something in shape of a picture - Inkscape

As seen in the image below I have a black circle but I want to delete the middle to be the shape of a square. How would I do this? I know I can change the color to white, but I want to delete it so ...
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Make an own adjustment layer in Photoshop

How can I program my own adjustment layer (i.e. non-destructive editing step) in Photoshop? For example in order to run dithering by ImageMagick as a non-destructive editing step within the stack of ...
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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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Master pages with elements that are locked!

A friend of mine gave me an InDesign file which has A-Master page that has two elements on it, but when I try to copy the whole page, it only copies the elements that were added afterwards. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to select more layers with GIMP?

In Adobe Photoshop I am able to select multiple layers at once with Shift+Click. How can I do that in GIMP?
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How to lock all but the selected layer in Illustrator?

Is there a way to lock all but the selected object(s) inside a layer in Illustrator when working with many layers? Instead of individually locking all of them.
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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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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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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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Photoshop: unable to nudge a text layer

I am getting this error in Adobe Photoshop CC when I try to nudge my text layer with the arrow keys. I was able to nudge them before in the same work session, but now they won't budge, nudge, or move ...
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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

I need to save each layer of my psd document as a page in a multi-page PDF file (or as a single-page PDF file each as I can combine them later). File->save as->PDF works for 1 layer at a time, but I ...
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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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More photoshop layer tag colors?

Whenever I use larger documents with multiple layers I always run into the problem of not having enough colors to label my layers. Is there a way to get more colors for these labels? I've searched ...
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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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How can I achieve opacity gradient effect in After Effects CS6?

Basically I have a composition layer that needs to have sort of fading out effect on it. I can achieve this in PS CS6 by aplying a vector mask on a layer and then choosing opacity gradient and ...

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