Questions tagged [layers]

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

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I want to use “Send to Current Layer”, but it's disabled no matter what I do

I want to move the selected groups below to the Cross Sections layer. Drag and drop in the layers tree works, but there are many more paths and groups I need to select, and drag and drop is a hassle ...
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Adobe Photoshop running script for multiple layers

I have 103 layers which i need to save as PNG files(each layer individually) but the problem I'm haiving is;the background layer (is to be saved with each layer) how can i do this ? Kindly guide me ...
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How do I Seperate A Stroke from a logo or shape layer in Illustrator?

Hello I have a logo and I want turn the logo into a stroke only in illustrator. I cant belive I cant remember how to do this so frustrating. I looked on youtube and im not getting a clear answer on ...
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In Illustrator, how can you create highlights using blending modes?

I would like to create highlights on a basic shape, I can do it by layering on "white shapes" with transparency. But, I would like to use the same color to "lighten" the lower ...
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Photoshop-How to add the layer arrow thing

So I got PS a few days ago, and I've been working around a bit. I was wondering what it was when someone snaps a layer to another one and it has like an arrow down on to the layer, and it colors any ...
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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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In GIMP, what is the equivilent to adding a 'spot channel' in PS ? Need a white layer below image and edges transparent for printing

I am looking to print an image with a white layer behind the color image. The image is of a face with the background in transparent. When it get's printed, it goes on a dark wall and therefore I ...
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Gimp: Permanently disable layer boundary lines

Trying to get used to Gimp coming from Photoshop. Making progress, but one thing I can't deal with is having that yellow dotted line around selected layers. I know that I can turn them off in the ...
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Arrange Two Layers Without Colors Blending

in my scenario I have two layers with two circles. Both of these circles are the same color, but they are different opacity. The two circles are not images, rather I used the Elliptical Marquee tool, ...
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Adobe Illustrator Layers not behaving as they should

I am tearing my hair out over this issue. I'm working in Adobe Illustrator to design a logo and the layers are not behaving as they should - the text at the bottom of my image is the top layer, yet it ...
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Is it possible to draw inside another drawing without going out in inkscape?

Is it possible to draw inside an object without going outside? I want to scribble inside a circle without the drawing going outside of the circle....as for example in Photoshop, we can use clipping ...
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Restore an original image that has a transparency-fade applied to it: Select by color gradient in GIMP

I have an icon (png) of a suit of armor, which fades out about halfway through the image (it is transparent in the latter part). Here is an example of the image in question: Its alpha channel is ...
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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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Does printer color usage depend on how the object is designed?

This seems a stupid question but I am not sure about its result. suppose we want to draw a yellow triangle over a blue rectangle. Is it important (for printing purpose) to colorize the below of ...
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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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Gimp copy paste between layers

I have a 256×256 image with multiple named layers to make it easy to edit game graphics that have transparency as PNG. I want to paste the contents of one layer to the next... so I select the source ...
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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 can I align layer to center of canvas in Photoshop

Using CS6. My canvas is larger than my layer, and I would like to position the Layer in the middle of the Canvas. I have the "Snap To" options in the view menu set to all three: Guides, ...
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Why does my cursor select the object in back when I select the top level object in Illustrator

I have two layers in this document, hands on top and orange background behind it. If I click on the top hand to try to move the layer, I "click through" it and it drags the orange background....
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How can I simplify this design to make it a two-color object

I purchased a vector file from a stock vector website, thinking it would be easy to edit. However, when I opened it, the layers were a mess. I would like it to be just two objects - a white vector ...
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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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Use clipping mask to fill transparent shape in photoshop

I have a rectangle in photoshop that is transparent with a black outline, and I'd like to make a frame-by-frame animation of the rectangle filling with red. I know there are a few ways to do this but ...
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about locking the transparent pixels in photoshop

previously, what I've asked is here. now, if it is assumed that there are no pixels and I am selecting no pixels but an area, why "lock transparent pixels" command from the layers panel for ...
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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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about transparent pixels/layers in photoshop

I am new to photoshop. I have a transparent layer in my photoshop document. I think that transparent layers consist of transparent pixels. now using any selection tool to select the pixels works fine ...
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difference between two types of selection in illustrator

if any layer or group or object is "active" that is the light blue highlight color is showing over that item in the layers panel, we are able to use the "options for selection" ...
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Adobe Illustrator layer target button

In the following simple artwork, the top most stroke and fill are selected. in the layers panel, the target button is filled for the selected artwork due to additional stroke and fill. Now if I drag ...
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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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ExtendScript: Align group items centered in Ilustrator

Hi, I am new to illustrator and I want to align the textFrame centered to the pathItem(square) using Extendscript as shown in picture1. I have uploaded another picture, which shows the layer and group ...
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Some sublayers show in preview mode, some won't

When I wanted to place colored objects on my document today, no color would be visible, although the objects definitely had color associated with them. That's when I found out about the Outline/...
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How to NOT copy text formatting in photoshop from a text layer?

I'm using Photoshop. I want to copy text from a layer in one document and paste in a layer in second document without changing the formatting in the second layer. What happen is that the text ...
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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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Selecting overlayed colors/objects in Illustrator

I've created a (very) large image in illustrator, a portion of which is shown. There are numerous circles on top of each other with their transparencies set to multiply (so that Yellow over Cyan ...
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How to Establish Transparency That Subtracts From Lower Layers - Illustrator

For reference, I am using the livepaint tool to make a design, and I want to subtract an area from that livepaint using another livepaint. This is all fine and dandy, I just merge the livepaints or ...
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How to replace a PNG layer with another image in bulk?

I have 200 photoshop banners (200 .psd files) and in all of these files is a layer with the same name in which is my logo. I need to replace that logo with another in all 200 PSD files at once without ...
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How to blend an image onto a wall that is partially lit by the sun?

I need to make this text look like it's somewhat painted on the wall, but the blend if function treats the text in the sun and the text in the shade very differently. How to solve this? I also need to ...
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Cannot make text visible above a background in InDesign

I have small image frames and text frames under which I've added a page sized background image. I can bring the image frames to the front with no problem but the text refuses the show (the frame ...
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GIMP: Lock layers to be identical

I have a file I'm setting up to essentially split a background image into three parts which I can apply transformations to independently; I'm doing this by setting up three layer groups, each of which ...
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Convert multi-layer Paint.NET (pdn) files to Krit (kra)

I am moving to a Mac from Windows and thus moving away from Paint.NET. I have several multi-layer Paint.NET (.pdn) files that I would like to continue using. How can I move these easily to Krita? I ...
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brush strokes creating new layers in illustator

I am painting in illustator, using a basic brush. Every mark that I make is creating a new sublayer grouped under Layer 1. Is there a way to stop this from happening? I don't need hundreds of ...
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Adobe After Effects layer not snapping sometimes

I have recorded the problem here: https://vimeo.com/454995903 I'm holding down Shift key, and trying to move the layer to snap to the beginning of the other layer. As you can see, I narrowed down the ...
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Adding a screenshot to a product image in Photoshop 21.2.2

I've downloaded the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max product images .psd from here and opened them in photoshop to add my app screenshot to them. However, I can't for the life of me ...
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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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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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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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