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

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How do I merge two layermasks in Photoshop?

I have a document with two layers, each a with a layer mask applied. How do I merge the layer masks from »layer 1« with the layer mask on »layer 2«?
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Photoshop layers icon missing

I'm new to photoshop, and in my layers panel the icons that show you what your layer looks like disappeared, they just show a brush instead: I don't know how to get it back. I tried resetting my ...
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How can I check if a JPEG image has layers?

So I have received a logo in JPEG format with a white background to be used on a website. That does not look good as the color does not fit well with the header color. The person who provided me with ...
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How to put a layer into one of the RGB channels?

I'm making a texture for a game and it needs to have Metall in the RED channel, Glossiness in the GREEN channel and Ambient occlusion in the BLUE channel. I have all these as separate grayscale (RGB) ...
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How can I edit a layer mask like a normal layer in Photoshop?

I want to just edit it as a black-and-white image, like any normal layer.
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Hidden Illustrator layers

I cannot find what I believe are hidden layers in a piece I am doing in Illustrator. Can someone please tell me how I might find layers that are hidden?
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Is it possible to maintain position when pasting into a layer mask?

The question says it all I think. When I paste into a layer mask, the pasted pixels re-orientate themselves into the centre of the image. But I would like them to maintain the exact position they ...
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How do I rename multiple selected layers in Photoshop CC?

I was searching this for a while, but didn't find a proper answer. Does anybody know how to rename multiple selected layers at the same time? Any help will be appreciated. Thanx!
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Paint goes beyond subtracted layer in Photoshop

I was following along a tutorial for painting and for some reason, when I subtracted the selection from a layer, the paint goes beyond it. I have used the default shortcuts such as control clicking ...
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Editing JPEG file

I saved my Photoshop file as JPEG and when I open it as psd file I only see one layer. I'm unable to edit text etc.
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GIMP: do not move layer to top when transforming

Using GIMP 2.99, I'm trying to fit photographs into a photo frame with cutouts. I created the cutouts in a top layer, and am trying to visually scale the photos on the below layers so I can make a (...
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Layer not being correctly exported in Sketch

I have a layer of 82% opacity on top of a background. When I choose to export only that layer, Sketch exports it with the background beneath it. If I try to hide the background, then it exports the ...
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Why isn't this symbol stainer tool working on this symbol?

I've created a symbol in Illustrator with default settings. Here's how I made the object for symbol: A rectangle with white color - Changed its opacity to 20% Inside the rectangle, there are circles ...
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How can I easily set the opacity value for several layers within a composition at once for a key frame?

I have been doing this manually, but I believe there should be a way to handle this for multiple layers at once. How can this be done?
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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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making part of image semi-transparent

I have tried many ways using a layer mask (such as this one) to accomplish this but could not get the result I expect. I have this image: I would like to make the square outline semi-transparent say ...
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Is there a shortcut for changing the value a Layer's Fill similar to configuring its opacity

So to change a layers opacity value using the keyboard you would use the numeric keys. But being how close it is in proximity you would think there would be something similar for change a layer's fill....
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How do I flatten pixel layers in Affinity Designer?

Getting to grips with Affinity Designer by drawing a simple 16x16 pixel favicon, I've ended up with 5 pixel layers. I'm looking for a "flatten" function to squash them back into a single layer but I ...
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how to bring part of a layer to the top layer?

I want to bring the point of the crown in front of the heart while leaving the rest behind.
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Illustrator exits isolation mode on file save

When I am in isolation mode in Illustrator, and I save the file, it exits isolation mode. This can be a pain when I am within a group within a group within a group (three or four groups deep). The ...
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Wrap image to other side of canvas

I'm working on a project where I'd like to be able to move an layer on a canvas, but have that layer wrap around to the other side if it goes off the edge of the canvas. So if I had this originally: ...
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My son has passed and I need a Snapchat filter removed. Please help! [closed]

My son passed at 17 years old recently and my favorite picture of him smiling is with his girlfriend with a Snapchat filter of hearts on it. He isn’t smiling much in any other pictures I have of him ...
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Blur as adjustment layer?

An adjustment layer changes only the appearance of the layers below it without affecting those lower layers. For example, all color layers below a black-and-white adjustment layer will look black and ...
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Every shape I create in Illustrator CC is going at the back of the layer

I have been working for a while with Illustrator CC, and suddenly this strange behavior. Every time I create a new shape, Illustrator locates it at the back of the layer instead of the top. This is ...
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

I find that often I will duplicate a set of objects or paths then send them to a new layer. However, in the drop-down menu and the layer menu for the selection, there are only options to move the ...
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How to organise layers/groups in alphabetic oder in layers photoshop

I've tried researching on the web but mostly people ask about adobe Premier and other softwares, theres is nothing I could find for photoshop. My situation is this, I'm designing the Jersey shirts ...
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How, in Illustrator, do I release a clipping mask without releasing masks contained by that group?

Example: Illustrate a fake "painting" to go in a scene, and apply a clipping mask to bound it to the frame. Group whole scene and apply clipping mask to the layer, or to the group if there are ...
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Why does a clipping mask layer sit below the layer that can be seen, instead of on top?

It seems backwards to me that the clipping mask layer is below the layer that you want masked. If I'm looking down through the layers, why wouldn't the clipping mask layer be on top of the layer I ...
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How do you make an adjustment layer use a hex value?

To help learn, I decided to paint my wall in Photoshop. I created a selection with the pen tool, new layer mask, new adjustment layer. I can use Hue/Saturation and change the colors. But what I can'...
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How to merge two objects within a unique layer?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've created a Cross using tw rectangles: It appairs like a two layers: but I'd like to merge within a single one, so I can easily manage and move across others ...
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How can I drag a layer from a Document to Another?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've two documents opened, A and B. On B, I've 10 (main) layers. Each of them contains other N elements. I'd like to drag and place one of these main layer to ...
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How to create a colored transparent layer without using opacity

I would like to create a transparent layer in pure color in PSD or AI. Using the opacity just washes the color out. I have done it before just can't remember how. It can be reproduced in HTML5 but I ...
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How to combine (partially scanned handwritten) comments from multiple sources into the original pdf?

When asking colleagues for feedback on a PDF, some of them prefer adding hand-written comments on its printout instead of using the pdf comment functions of acrobat/reader, and send me the scan ...
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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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Reverse dress up doll

Suppose I have an image of a model wearing some outfit: and another image of the same model in the exact same position and lightning without that outfit: Is there an easy and quick way (e.g., ...
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How to make a logo transparent in Illustrator with multiple layers?

I'm trying to make a logo that has a transparent fill and a white outline in Illustrator CS3. The .AI file contains three layers: the black text is on the first, the white shadow is on the second, ...
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Painting on linked layers, on a mask

Can you link one layer with the mask of another layer and have your paint strokes affect both layers at the same time? What I want to do is to paint on the first layer which has a blend mode set to ...
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Cannot drag-select layers with Move tool in Photoshop when initially clicking in the canvas

When using the Move tool, I can no longer drag-select layers when my cursor initially clicks on the canvas. However, if I initially click outside of the canvas I can drag-select towards the canvas, a ...
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Illustrator: layer copied from a different file is always placed below an existing layer

I need to move some art from one file to a business card template. After several hours, everytime I add the art copied from another illustrator file, it appears behind the rectangle created on the ...
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Is it possible to remove a shape that is in the same layer as another shape? [duplicate]

I created two shapes in the same layer by mistake and I want to delete one of them only. I couldn't go back with ctrl z because I already did several other stuff afterwards. Is it possible to remove ...
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How do is export a layer with icon from photoshop?

I have an icon like this: It's on its own layer with a tranpsarent background, I duplicate it onto a new layer. I can't remember how to fit a rectangular selection around it, so that it is just the ...
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Quickly reverse layer order of objects in Illustrator

I want to perform some operation like this: Change objects order from: object 1 object 2 object 3 to: object 3 object 2 object 1 I see there is an option in Photoshop that can reverse the front-...
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Multi-layer asset management in studio environment

I work with a team of 10 designers, producing product and packaging for stationery, electronics and toys. We pretty much exclusively use Illustrator CC. We need an elegant and robust system for ...
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Cutting a area from a circle in Sketch 3

I am having trouble on editing a specific arc from a circle. Here is what I have, which is a circle. I want it to look like this, how can I accomplish it? These are my 2 shapes. When I subtract ...
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What is the most efficient way to have separate layers for each individual artboard in a single Ai document?

I have one document open with three artboards and I want each artboard to have its own separate layers. Should I just create separate layers for each artboard in the layers panel, i.e ...
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Apply marquee selection to multiple layers

I have Photoshop documents with many layers, some over 100. I need to delete a feathered selection on all layers without having to manually select each layer, reapply the selection, hit Delete key. ...
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Brushed on wrong layer

In Photoshop, I accidentally painted some brush strokes on the wrong layer. The thing is, the brush stokes are all captured in the history. Is there some way of restoring those brush stokes to a ...
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Gimp: How to create a selection from file in Python

I am using Gimp's non-interactive mode, since I want to process a big number of images and their masks. For every image file, I have a mask image file, which consists of 1 and 0s (1 means the pixel ...
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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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How to change colour across multiple layers in Photoshop CS6

I've seen this type of question asked before, but I've not seen a satisfactory answer: I have a specific colour palette, and I can not stray from it at all; I have a specific green (32,144,24) on 93 ...