Questions tagged [layers]

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

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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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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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Underlined Adobe Illustrator layers

When you create an opacity mask, the layer with the mask gets underlined in the layers panel. Some of my layers have solid lines and some are dashed. What causes the difference between these two?
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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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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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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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anchor a floating selection to multiple layers in GIMP?

I'm making an animated GIF using layers in GIMP. I have an image of an equation that I want to put on the same place in each frame. I tried opening the equation in GIMP, and then copy and pasting it ...
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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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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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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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can we apply one background to multiple artboards in photoshop

my question is specific to adobe artboards. i have 4 artboards of same dimensions of 1080px by 1080px. now i want to take only 1 background image that will split into all artboards. generally all ...
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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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How to change the font style of all text layers in a single PSD file?

My client has a change of heart and wanted to go from Roboto to Helvetica Neue. Is there a way to change the font style of all text layers automatically instead of the painful way one layer at a time? ...
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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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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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How can I get After Effects to recognize newly saved changes in an imported Illustrator file?

I've updated the imported Illustrator file that I am using in After Effects with some new layers and other stuff, but the changes are not seen in my compositions. How can I get my compositions to ...
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Is there a way to make all layers visible in Photoshop?

Is there a way to make all layers visible in Photoshop? Is there a quick way to do this, for example, short key or script?
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GIMP 2.8.22 How to SELECT ALL text objects in all layers and change font size of all at once? [duplicate]

(GIMP 2.8.22) I have several text objects labeling parts of the human body and I want to increase the font size of all of them to 20 pts. Each text object was automatically put into its own layer, ...
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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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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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Is it possible to export a layered PNG file from Photoshop to Paint.net?

I do not have Photoshop installed on my own local machine unfortunately, but would like to know if Photoshop can export an image file to a PNG and retain the separate layers for a different program ...
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How can I quickly delete multiple layers in GIMP?

I have an animated .gif open in GIMP with 48 different layers. In Photoshop I can quickly select and delete layers multiple layers at once, but it seems that this isn't possible in GIMP. My current ...
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Saving PSD to PNG with layer transparencies loses layer effects

I've got a PSD of a shirt mockup that has several effect layers for highlights and shadows, and then layers for shirt colors. What I'm trying to do is use this in a web based editor where I can ...
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How can I quickly turn all objects of a layer to independent layers in Illustrator?

Lets suppose I have 10 objects in the root layer of my project named layer 1. Now lets suppose I quickly want to turn all those object as independent separate layers all at the root level. Is ...
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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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How to delete all hidden layers at once?

Is it possible to delete all hidden layers in Illustrator at once and how would I do this?
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Is it possible to count the number of layers selected in Photoshop?

I have a very large PS document with over 1100 layers. I have to arrange them in neat rows, but to accomplish that, I need to do some math to decide the best arrangement. It would make the process ...

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