Questions tagged [layers]

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

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Photoshop: How can I change the layer type?

I was given a .PSD file from my designer and I'm trying to change a layer from "Curve" to "Hue/Saturation" However, if I highlight the curve thumbnail (shown by the pink arrow) and press delete it ...
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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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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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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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Different image depending on background color

I'm trying to replicate this answer in gimp 2.10, but the results are very different. Right in the first step the result deviates. Subtracting the two images in gimp 2.10: And in gimp 2.8: In gimp ...
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Multiple view in Photoshop : different layers visible for live modification (without Smart Objects)

I'm working with non-destructive layers in PS CC. I have a stack of three layers where each layer outputs to the next one in the stack (1st layer outputs to the 2nd which outputs to the 3rd). I'd ...
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Inkscape: How do I create negative space in an existing object?

This is what I want: This is how I achieved it: My goal is to have this embroidered, but I don't want the white bars as part of that. I want it to be true negative space so it would just be whatever ...
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How do I create a fuzzy fade-out-to-transparent blur effect on the background of an image in PhotoShop

So I have an image like this: I created a layer mask, and painted with a large feathery brush on the mask to remove the background as best as I could, and then ran it through a plugin, result in this:...
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Photoshop: Remove all duplicated pixels from two layers

I have 2 layers in Photoshop, I want to substract one layer from the other so that every pixel that is the same in both layers gets deleted and every pixel that is different stays. I tried to do it ...
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Create a dropshadow only layer

I want to make a white rounded rectangle (which will be used for an in-game alpha mask) and another layer which contains a drop shadow. That way I can do quick export for the two layers. WITHOUT ...
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Using the Opacity Mask on Illustrator

I'm trying to add texture to the layer with the bushes using an opacity mask, but the texture is cutting around the shapes on the layer that is below. I want to apply the mask to only the top layer ...
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Need Photoshop help! How to create a bitmap layer!

I need to make a sprite. I was instructed to make one layer an editable layer and another layer that is a flattened bitmap layer. Any instructions on how to do this would be appreciated.
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MediBang - How can I move objects from multiplayer layers while still keeping its distance from each other?

Sorry if the title didn't make sense but I'll try to explain my best. Basically, I have this drawing where the yellow scribble is in layer 2 whereas the red scribble is in layer 3: Let's say red ...
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Weird layer export on Illustrator

I'm using Illustrator CC. I select a layer, which is 16x44 pixels: Than I right click, Export, and I save it on SVG. That't the result: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="5.64444mm" ...
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How to lock a layer from changes including position changes?

Very standard use-case to lock a layer from unintentional modifications in graphic tools. How is this possible in GIMP? I've tried the "Lock pixels" "Lock alpha channel", also the layer menu doesn't ...
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How can I quickly add a black outline to handwritten text?

I'm working on creating a video somewhat like this one (In case you can't play the video, the video shows a chapter (known as Surah) of the Holy Quran called The Beneficient (known as Ar-Rahman), it ...
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One gradient across multiple layers (compound path unites layers) illustrator

I know how to put a gradient across multiple shapes in Illustrator using compound path - however, in this specific case I have layers with other parts that need to show in front of each other - and ...
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Adobe Illustrator not printing layers

I have created a plat map for my job. Problem is, I have multiple layers for advertisements, a map, my rulers, & borders. I have been trying to print this map for 2 days & it will NOT print ...
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Can't access layers in a Linked File (.eps) in Illustrator

I downloaded an .eps from here. I've tried File -> Place Then I tried clicking Embeded I have no idea how to access the layers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Losing fill when copying compound path between layers?

I was trying to better organize a theatrical seating chart by separating objects from the original Illustrator 2019 file into separate layers. The icon representing individual seats was created as a ...
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Photoshop: How do I create a new layer from a shape that I wish to draw?

When I try to draw a shape, I can't seem to get it to create a new layer, but rather it always goes on the layer that I already have selected. How do I create a new layer from a shape that I wish to ...
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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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Is it possible to “temporarily” select a sub-level of a group for single edits?

Let say I've a group of 4 layers. Once I select it with mouse, it selects the whole "group": every edit applies to all sub layers (such as move, drag, resize, and so on). Is it possible (without ...
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How do I select multiple layers/groups with mouse's dragging?

I have in the workspace some objects. Some are grouped, and are near. I'd like to make a selection of them with click/mouse drag, instead of shift-click selecting each of them (they are somethings ...
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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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After effects: New shape or text layer masks everything below it

Why is this happening? When I'm trying to create a second layer, whether it is a shape or a text layer, it masks the layer below it. I guess there must be an easy way around this but for some ...
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Applying same filter to multiple layers (not Photoshop)

Applying same filter to multiple layers is possible in Photoshop but for us non-Photoshop users, is there any other option available ? Gimp has a GAP plugin, but Gimp doesn't work on my Windows10-...
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Text Not Appearing?

I'm designing a logo and I'm almost finished but I'm trying to add text to the logo to finish it off but the text won't appear. No matter what color I make the text it just doesn't appear. Anyone know ...
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Adobe Illustrator layer problems

Every time I try to create a new layer in Illustrator the new layer appears below the old layer instead of the other way round. I want to know why and how I can fix this.
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Animation of scanning, transition to the other layer on effect

I want to create a transition using scanning effect (horizontal line going from a head to a toes of a character). Basically let's say I have two layers, one with green human, and second wth red human. ...
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How do I blend colors in photoshop?

I'm trying to figure out how to perfectly blend color layers in photoshop. I want to blend the layers while maintaining the original saturation. The closest I've been able to get is by altering the ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Export Layers to files always exports frames backwards

I have been having the most frustrating issue when exporting animations as layer files. Here is how it goes: I create my animation on the timeline and then choose "Flatten frames into layers" from ...
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How do I break apart text in Photoshop?

I have a word in a text layer in photoshop. I want each character to be on a separate layer, how can I do that?
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How to duplicate an artboard without the layers getting shuffled on illustrator?

i want to make replicas of a complex illustration to play with color schemes but when I duplicate the artboard all the layers get jacked up. Is there a better way of doing this?
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GIMP Commands History per Layer in the XCF?

There is a feature so useful in a graphics editor that I cannot believe it cannot be found in GIMP. Maybe it's buried in some menus? Have a GIMP .xcf file with a few layers that was created some time ...
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Can you apply more than one effect to a layer in After Effects?

For example, I would like to apply both rainfall and Gaussian Blur effect to one layer, how can I achieve that?
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Photoshop, arrange layers to minimize total surface without overlap

I print sheets with many separate objects loaded as layers from Photoshop. Is there a way to automatically arrange them on the sheet so that they do not overlap and that they take the least space ...
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Color Separation Layer Problem

I'm designing an image for a clothing company and this is my first art gig job ever since I graduated from my uni in May, and well I don't have any experience in getting an image print ready for ...
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understanding the process in a artwork

Is there any I can isolate and edit the layers to understand the steps are taken to create an AI document? For example, here's a screenshot of a basketball element AI from web and addition information ...
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Gimp: how to combine two images side-by-side

I've recently drawn 2 images and for the final product I need to combine half of each images, one on the left and one on the right, into a single image.
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GIMP: How to apply a mask to multiple layers?

I'm new to GIMP, so I'm having trouble accomplishing the following: I want to apply the same layer mask to all of my layers without having to merge them. If this is not possible, the end result I'm ...
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Can't locate a brush stage on layers panel in order to change the color

I am making a design for my website in Photoshop. I want to change the color of the spray brush I painted with many stages ago but I cannot find that stage on the layers panel. How can I change the ...
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Moving Multiple Layers in GIMP

I'm not talking about applying a transformation or anything; I want to select multiple layers and physically change their order in the layer list (or whatever it's called). There doesn't seem to be a ...
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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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In Photoshop, can you transform a folder in order to transform all layers in it?

I have a "template" Photoshop file where I need to import many pictures into it and transform (specifically need to skew them) a certain way. Is it possible to somehow transform a layer folder so that ...
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Photoshop: Setting default background colour of each new layer

Is there a way to set the default background colour of each new layer to white? Currently each layer I create has a transparent background.
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Photoshop file layers not visible after saving

I created a PSD file with several layers and group layers. Last night when I went to open it there was only one layer and the layer looked a distorted TV Screen. When I clicked on the file in the ...
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Illustrator make paste maintain sub grouped layers

I want to copy subgrouped items and paste them relative to the original object. Starting point: However, illustrator pastes the new objects on top of the top-most item: The desired functionality ...
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GIMP Animation: How to merge a layer on top of all other layers?

I am creating gif banner animations with GIMP and I have a product animation ready. How could I apply a layer on top of all layers of the animation? The layer would have some image and some text, if ...
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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 ...