Questions tagged [layers]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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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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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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How to flip Brightness and preserve color in Photoshop?

as the title is saying. Using Photoshop, I want to invert the luminosity of my image using adjustment-layers, while the colors stay the same. So here is my example image: Dark Background (it's ...
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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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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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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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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 save out multiple layered PSD language versions?

I have 14 display ad PSD files. Each file has approximately 15 design solutions (layers), divided into 3 style types. Each of these layers needs to be saved out 5 times for different language versions....
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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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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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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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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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Unable to build a shape in an individual layer - CS6

I can't seem to figure out how to create a shape that creates its own layer without it being created behind an other. How can I do this? This is what I'm trying to create: Instead I'm getting this, ...
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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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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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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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Copying a background for different variations in Flash

I am used to Gimp and have the ability to make custom brushes and this way greatly reduce the time of animating one animation, but I would like to use Flash and get more serious. I would like to ...
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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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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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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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