Questions tagged [layers]

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

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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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Black lines save as grey

I am a very basic user, I scan pencil (comic) drawings as tiffs and use Photoshop cc 2015 to darken the lines and clean up a bit, and put text balloons and save again as tiffs. I use the 'levels' ...
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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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Inkscape copy text from one image to another

I just got introduced to Inkscape and it seems like a pretty cool piece of software. I 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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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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What is type of design (Youtube music background and thumbnail) called?

I have found some examples where the thumbnails and the background of the following YouTube videos has these characteristics: Cover album at the background of the video. The cover is also in higher ...
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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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Replace color for all layers

I have a file with about 500 layers, and I need to replace a color in all of them. I looked through different solutions here and elsewhere, and they all suggested using an adjustment layer or ...
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How to extend layer endpoint in Adobe After Effects

I had rendered a 5 seconds(24 fps) animation on Blender and brought it in to Adobe After Effects for extra additions. It then appeared that I would need the animation a little longer to 15 seconds. I ...
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Does Krita have a "Transform" or "Warp" layer option?

I'm getting accustomed to Krita, and I'm at a point where I need to warp some line art. It would be convenient if I could keep the original, as well—at the moment, I'm simply duplicating the normal-...
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My layers will not ungroup

Using Gimp 2.10 In the layers panel, all layers cannot be rearranged. I am trying to remove some from a group but cannot do so. Dragging has no effect and using the "up" or "down" ...
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How to export multiple layers as separate JPGs from multiple PSD files in Photoshop

My setup: I have about 200 PSD files. Each of those PSD files contain different number of layers (from 2 to 9). All of layers in those PSD files have default names (Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, etc.). ...
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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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Creating a clipping mask (or an after effects equivalent) within a shape layer to mask out a group of objects

Is there an easy way to create a clipping mask within an After Effects shape layer? It seems from my research that the merge path operator added to a shape layer can operate on single drawn vector ...
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Gimp - Adjusting color level values of layers in batch

I've scanned some book pages and imported them as layers to a single grey scale Gimp image. I need to do some identical Levels adjustments (primarily to correct white point) to each layer prior to ...
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Merging 3 layers, but name the new merged layer as a combination of the 3 layers merged

I don't even know if this is possible but i hope it is. Photoshop CS6 So i have 3 layers 01 02 03 i want to select them all and merge them, but i want that merged layer to be named 01,02,03 Is this ...
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How to open .tif in color (not black and white)

I have scanned book. Each page of the book consists of two files: one .tif file and one .frf file. (By the way, are they somehow compatible?) If I open .tif file in viewer like Irfanview, GIMP, Paint ...
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How can I import a multipage PDF as a multipage page layer in Adobe Acrobat

I've got a 288 page 4-colour PDF and a 288 page text black PDF. is there a way that I can import the text black PDF as a layer across all the 288 4-colour pages? At the moment I can only seem to do ...
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Layer Masking in Photoshop CS6

What would be the best way to subtract the radial (shape 1) lines from the grey ellipse (ellipse 1) so that the background image (ios7 wallpaper) would be visible as a "notch" effect and so the ...
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Photoshop suddenly shows artifacts on my file

I am running Photoshop CC on Mac OSX 10.9.1. Today I opened one of my PSD files this morning and all of a sudden, these artifacts appear in some layers that have some effects on smart objects (but ...
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Is there a way to retain variable data link when copying/duplicating a layer in Photoshop?

I am setting up a workflow in Photoshop where several layers have variable content being pulled from a dataset - however, there are also several artboards for different configurations of the artwork. ...
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Changing color after I save SVG in illustrator

I am working with Adobe Illustrator, and my company has given me this mascot file. But the problem is that whenever I am saving this file as an SVG it is changing its original color. Please see the ...
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How can I make this Transition?

I am not very good at Adobe XD, But I want to make this using prototype. How to make this kind of transition in Adobe Xd? Please see the attached video for your reference. I am talking about the ...
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Find hidden objects in Adobe Illustrator

I have an Illustrator file with thousands of objects. I want to search the Layers pane to find hidden objects (e.g., move to the next hidden object in the pane). I do not want to show all objects, don'...
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Export PSD To Folders and Sub-folders

I have a fairly large PSD structured in two main folders - one called Female another Male - inside each one have multiple subfolders - ex. attire, eye color, eyewear, etc. - and in each sub-folder ...
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How to create this star shape in Adobe Xd?

How can we create star shapes like the one highlighted below, in a simple way? Currently, I am taking it this way: Creating a circle Adding a line around it (with some slight rotation)
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Fitting multiple layers of the same size without overlapping

I have a map that I have assembled from many equally sized squares and now wonder if there is a way to make photoshop automatically fit all of the pieces together to remove any gaps and overlaps ...
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When performing Path > Trace Bitmap in Inkscape, and doing multiple passes, is there a place where I can access to the list of passes?

My apologies if the terms are not the best, I just started using Inkscape yesterday. I am using this software to transform any image into SVGs with shades of grey. On the picture down below I did 9 ...
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Unknown icons are showing in Figma

I am working on a landing page website in Figma, and the problem I am facing is that there are 2 facebook icons are showing when I am previewing my design. Though I don't have any icons on my artboard....
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How to dynamically rename text layers?

I am using adobe xd and working with more than 100 Screens at a time. The only problem I am facing is that there is a text layer (Page Number) that I want to rename. Is there any shortcut key or ...
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Photoshop move all open documents as layers of single document

Need shortcut or menu option to split document putting layers as separate documents? I know for channels tab if you click on tab properties there's option "split channels" that does it for ...
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Adobe Animate Visible Masks & Layers for Character Mouth/Teeth Movement

I'm working on animating a characters mouth opening and closing. The layers for this character are currently ordered:Body < Mouth < Teeth. When I animate the mouth to close, I'd like it to cover ...
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Ink outline vs seniority of color layers

New to digital drawing, but would imagine that everyone starts with a sketched ink outline that has an alpha channel, and then from there add on color layers to fill in the transparent space between ...
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CorelDraw Layer copy-paste/(un)group problem

I created a book-cover template in CorelDraw with 3 layers "Front", "Spine" and "Back" and I want to use it. When I copy and past theme into new document in CorelDraw, ...
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Script to activate or mute effects and layers from multiple pre-comp

Hey i heard about a script like Dugr script but with precomp reacting to the script. So you could select effects and layers from multiple pre-comp and put them in a "folder" in this script ...
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How to cut a piece of a drawing and then making a new layer, paste that piece into it

Let's say I have a flower. I want to cut one petal, make a new layer, and then paste that part in there, without that petal looking choppy or anything. How would I do this? Thank you! Note: I am using ...
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Unable to rename layers in Illustrator

I am not a new user...but I'm not an expert either. With that said...I know that it is very easy to rename a layer. All you need to do is double click on it and rename! The problem is Illustrator ...
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Isolating an image from a layered picture online

So I found this image that I really like, and I want to isolate the individual components of the picture into individual images. How would I isolate each individual component?
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Photoshop Gradient selection in Quick Mask Mode not working properly

When I make a selection in quick mask mode using the gradient tool (black to white) the equivalent selection is not from 0% to 100% but actually from 0% to around 99%. So lets say, on a new layer, I ...
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Remove underscore from layer names

Photoshop added an underscore to all the layers names. Layer one ---> Layer_one Layer two ---> Layer_two Layer three ---> Layer_three Is there a way to remove the underscore without ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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moving layers to different channel

Painting a sim racing car. I have 3 groups: custom spec map, turn off before exiting to tga, and a paintable area group which each have their own channels, metallic channel, green channel, etc. ...
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Manipulating Drop Shadow/Layering of Shapes: Adobe Illustrator

Never used a help forum before, but with a looming deadline, I am very open to all the help I can get! I am relatively inexperienced with Illustrator (most of my knowledge comes from searching up ...
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Can you match color levels of semi-overlapping layers in GIMP using a single pixel color?

I am putting together fluorescent images taken on a microscope. I have taken sequential images that overlap for anywhere between 20 - 50 pixels at the edges. I have set up grids so that I have perfect ...
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How to drag and drop Image into Photoshop without creating a new layer?

Is there a way to drag and drop and image into photoshop on an active layer rather than it creating a new layer in Photoshop CC 2021?
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How do I select and transform just one layer at a time in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, I pressed something and everything except one selected layer became greyed out and I could transform the single object that was selected. There was also a back arrow (pointing left) at ...
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Can't fill shape/letters

I used a custom textured brush to create a mask and create a dust and scratches effect on a logo, but I want to undo the effect and fully fill the letters, but I can't remove the texture I added. I ...
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GIMP induvidually rotating multiple layers at once

I have several layers that I all want to rotate by a certain degree. Not as a group all together around a common central point, but rather all around their individual center. Grouping or chaining the ...
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How did they reduce a composition to a single layer in another composition

I've been watching this solar youtube video to create a solar surface and I don't understand how he took 3 layers in the "Star Map" composition and made them into one layer on the "Sun&...
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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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