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

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How to paste a copied selection in the same spot as the original selection?

I have Photoshop CC installed on many machines and the behavior in question happens randomly. Or I keep doing something seamless that I pay attention to that results in this behavior. To recap: I make ...
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Change color of a group in Sketch?

Is it possible to change the color of all elements in a group? Currently I have to select each layer in the group to change the color. I wonder if there is a faster way, to achive a color change of ...
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Can anyone tell me why this object in illustrator is changing over other colors depending on PDF output?

This illustrator object is in CMYK, in a CMYK document, at a Normal / 100% transparency setting. When the file is exported in High Quality Print it displays correctly on screen, but prints similarly ...
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photoshop - how to make a layer on top of all layers effect all layers except one down

I using a transparent grunge texture on a street building layers I maked using shape tool so I want that transparent texture to effect on the whole building layers except the window glasses so how to ...
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Illustrator CS6: Difference between layer and sublayer

I was wondering if there was any difference between having objects in layers or in sublayers. Why I am asking -- I always thought it was just a matter of organization and I could manipulate with both ...
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How do I paste into a layer's mask in Photoshop?

When I paste Cmd+V a new layer is created instead of pasting into the layer's mask that I created. What I'm trying to do is take a black and white layer and make it the mask of a all white layer. ...
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Layers intersecting each other with 3D Layer (after effects)

I have two layers, one for red bar, and another for the photograph. The red bar is above the photograph, but when i animate with 3D Layer, both layers intersect each other. The photograph is going up,...
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How can I blend this white dot into the fabric background layer?

I'm working on an asset for a game mod, and I'm trying to put a custom logo on a banner texture. The banner behind the white dot/logo is a dark-red burlap texture, but I'm having issues with blending ...
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Misaligned Images when printing on same piece of paper [duplicate]

I have a question regarding printing images side by side on the same piece of paper at different times. I will first print an image on the paper at an exact location using photoshop, i will then ...
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How to Preserve Object in Pdf File?

I have a pdf template file with printers marks and a bar code. I'd like to add graphics to the file (essentially cover the whole page). Covering the printer's marks is required, but I'd like the bar ...
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How do I merge layers without losing the layer mask?

I have two layers. My primary layer has a mask and the other layer is the one I used for stamp and healing. I want to combine them and retain the layer mask. As you see from my attempt above, the ...
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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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How to merge text layers without converting text to shapes or rasterizing them in PS CC?

Every time I create a text box in Photoshop using the Type Tool, it puts the text box in a separate layer. Is there a way to merge text layers to better manage a group of text boxes? The options I've ...
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filter objects into separate layers by fill color in Illustrator

I have over 100 objects of two types (paths, compound paths). I want to filter these objects into separate layers based on fill color. Note, there are only three different fill colors being used in ...
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How do I edit the layer mask selection using the adjustments tab?

I have two layer images imported from lightroom, one underexposed for the background sunset and one overexposed for the subject. How do I make adjustments to the layer mask selection itself without it ...
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Erase parts of a raster layer in Illustrator

I have a composition in Illustrator where I want to erase some parts of a Raster (non-vector) layer. Basically there are drops of coloured ink floating towards the PoV, and the background image has ...
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Generate layers positions in Photosop

How I can generate grid/layout guides with positions of all layers in photoshop and save it? I would like to look like this, but for all elements in document. If it is not possible to generate, how I ...
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Saving Illustrator AI File as PDF and PDF is inaccurate [closed]

I created a wireframe in Illustrator. I have it saved as an AI file. I decided to "Save As" a PDF so as to send it to the client. The PDF shows excess footer layers at the bottom. In fact, it ...
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Locked Layer/Composition background

I'd like to know how can I change the color purple background and expand it. I've downloaded a template for an intro and the only thing I seem to have trouble with is this one. I already looked into ...
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Gimp, how can I find the positions of a layer?

I need to find the x / y positions for each layer. I've googled but I can't find the answer.
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How to resize canvas and background layer in GIMP?

I want to reduce the canvas size (and the background layer) from 500×500px to 16×16px. How to resize the canvas in GIMP?
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Can't bring element to front

In one page of my inDesign document, there's a pink rectangle. I created a text element and moved this element on this rectangle. No matter how hard I try to send this pink rectangle to back (...
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How do I change a single layer to grayscale in Photoshop CS4?

I know you can have the whole image turn grayscale: Image → Mode → Grayscale What if I only want to make specific layers grayscale? There's gotta be an easier way than pulling out the layers you want ...
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How can I combine multiple Overlay layers into a single one?

Here I have a simple image of a cat: I add a new layer on top of it and near its mouth area I add a small circle and apply gaussian blur to it, and set the mode of the layer to overlay to create ...
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How to make all layers seamless in a same way?

Let's say I have created one photoshop document with 3 layers. (visible in the image I posted). I am going to use these maps in a 3d-modeling program, so it is very important that I need to have ...
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Is it possible to subtract one layer from another in photoshop?

Is there a way to take two layers of the same size and make the bottom layer transparent everywhere where the top layer isn't transparent? Basically, I want to cut a hole into the bottom layer that ...
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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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Set adjustment layer to only affect certain layers without using groups?

As far as I'm concerned, there are a few different ways to control which layers are affected by an adjustment layer, for example: move the adjustment layer down so that only the layers below it are ...
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How to make a layer change size in an animation in Photoshop?

I'm working with animation timeline in Photoshop CS6. I would like to have a small circle layer expand / increase in size, but on the Layer-Timeline panel, these are the only options available: ...
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Placed Illustrator file (in InDesign) - bottom layer showing despite cover

I am working on Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5 I am producing a map in Illustrator with multiple layers to place in an InDesign document. The bottom layer of the Illustrator file is an aerial photograph ...
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Make a new Background layer in Photoshop with default properties

I photograph crafts I've made and turn them into collages to share online. Usually I accomplish this by unlocking the background layer on one photo and copying all the other photos into the same ...
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How to set default PS layer to be transparent

My work has been using CS3 for far to long so I finally got them to upgrade to the CC suite. This has been great but I only have one problem. I can't remember how to change the default PS layer to be ...
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In Illustrator: How do I stop layer from Artboard 1 going into Artboard 2?

I'm creating a thank you card that has a front and a back using two artboards in Illustrator. In the card design I am using a floral element and have placed it on the side of one artboard. However, I ...
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Is it possible to collapse/expand all Groups in Photoshop Layers Panel?

I have a Photoshop file with a lot of groups inside and inside those groups even more groups. To get to a layer that I want is a looong way, and after that it's even longer to collapse back so I can ...
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Create a Border with An Image as the Stoke

I would like to know how i can create a border (or rectangle with no fill) but with an image as the border lines. Image example attached. Can competently use Indesign, Illustrator or Photoshop so ...
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Illustrator - Breaking up compacted layers

New to Illustrator. When I open an ai CC file in CS6, all layers are compacted into one layer. How can I break it up into the original individual layers? How should I be saving my work to prevent this?...
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How to create a realistic shadow like in this image below? Super Realistic one

I want to create a realistic shadow effect to my products like in this image. Original: The problem is I can't understand the process of creating this kind of shadow from layer structure. The layer ...
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Inkscape Mac: how to organize objects in the same layer

If I understand if I want to create a mask all the objects must be in the same layer. (if previously are in different layers, they move to one layer only). I find difficult to keep organized when I ...
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Photoshop — convert 'overlay' layer to normal

I have 2 layers: first layer is just regular layer with some graphics, and second layer has additional graphics which are on top of the first and it has blending mode set to "Overlay". What I need is ...
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Illustrator: Stop drop shadows appearing on artboard

I'm looking remove the shadows shown in the below diagram so that the shadow only appears on the line it's over and not the background artboard. My fix for 'removing' the shadow from the diagram ...
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Remove selection from layer in an svg

I'm a complete amateur and just googling my way around but I'm a bit lost with the current task. I'm editing the following SVG graphic in Inkscape: https://chaosdata.deviantart.com/art/BackTrack-...
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Hidden layer in image preview, can't see in Photoshop

I am a Photoshop novice and so I expect this might be simple to solve but it's a fairly unique problem (I think) and I cannot find a similar issue/solution searching online. I had a PSD of my logo, ...
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Photoshop: how to create this glitché effect?

This effect is from Glitché iOS app. I tried various methods from dissolve (move RGB layers, copying many layers of one pic), distortion filters and still don't get something close to these pictures.
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How to flatten a very complex object in Illustrator?

I have this design I'm working on, I reached this point where the main object is like I want but it got really really complex. Now, I want to keep only visible parts of it (what I see only), and ...
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Is there a way to scale layers relative to their individual boundaries in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is a way, in Photoshop CC, to select multiple layers and then resize them relative to their current location. For example, if I have 2 equal sized squares next to each other, ...
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How can I export a Sketch document as PDF without hidden layers?

I have designed my CV in Sketch. I’ve done it in two languages (French and English) in the same file. When I want to export the English version, I turn off the layers which have French text. However,...
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Invisible layer in Illustrator CC

I'm very new to Illustrator CC. I did something to make layer 2 invisible and I don't know how to undo it. A picture is worth a thousand words..
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Toggle Illustrator Layer visibility?

I am looking for a way, preferably one that can be triggered via keyboard shortcut, to both toggle the current layer to visible/hidden and to be able to toggle a specifically-named layer visible/...
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Gimp - How can I make a selection go through multiple layers?

I'm using a text layer and selecting the text to delete out of a white background layer so i can have transparent text with images behind the text. I have a drop shadow effect on the white background ...
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gimp : move a curved text layer, not just only borders of selection

I would like to move a curved text with Gimp. Here's below the current text to move (zoomed) : For instant, I can move it but after, the old text remains (filled in white) and I can just have the ...