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

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Automation of repetitive tasks in Photoshop?

Is there a way to automate some highly repetitive tasks in Photoshop? Example 1 I have a folder of images. For each of them, and I want to import each as its own layer I'd like them to be resized ...
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Extracting layers from psd

I am a developer and working on an application whose designs I have received as a PSD file. But I am totally noob in designing. I have installed photoshop in my computer but have no idea about how to ...
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How to quickly move one layer to a different group in large Photoshop files, without dragging?

Large website design with many, many layers. Need a way to move one element to the new designated group without dragging forever in the layers palette.
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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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Auto crop layer in Photoshop

I've been googling this subject and also searched in this forum, all I found were posts about removing semi transparent pixels, ie. not what I have a problem with. Basically, I've added a layer to my ...
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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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How do you apply a clipping mask to multiple layers in Photoshop?

I have 20 multiple images in different layers withon a Photoshop file. I want to apply one clipping mask for all the layers. I grouped all layers and tried but the clipping mask option is disabled. ...
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Disable link to copied smart objects

I have several smart objects I want to duplicate and preserve the layer style. However, when I modify one of the objects it also changes every copied smart object to match the modified one. Is there ...
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Is there a way to make Adjustment Layers ignore certain layers?

Is it possible to insert a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer at the top of all layers - but make it so that chosen layers are not affected by it? Can it be done without altering positions? (Ie. moving ...
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Remove substracted paths from shape layers and combine into one shape layer

I'm creating a wi-fi icon in Photoshop, using three circles and subtracted paths. Now I need to remove the subtracted area and combine the three shape layers into one shape layer without rasterizing. ...
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Photoshop, duplicate layer order down (instead of up)

I'm working with Photoshop for over 10 years already but can't find this simple thing: When I'm creating repeatable objects I always duplicate folders and work my way from up to the bottom. When ...
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How can I import a multipage PDF as a multipage page layer in Adobe Acrobat

I've got a 288 page 4-colour PDF and a 288 page text black PDF. is there a way that I can import the text black PDF as a layer across all the 288 4-colour pages? At the moment I can only seem to do ...
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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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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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Copy Paste multiple Illustrator layers into Photoshop for individual editing?

I have a world map in Illustrator with a layer for each individual country. I want to copy and paste all layers into photoshop so that I can edit the colour blend for each individual country. I do not ...
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Outline Dashed Line Stroke: How to order objects?

I'm trying to use Outline Stroke on a dashed line but it creates a bunch of objects that cascade down to both sides, like so: Is there a way to make Outline Stroke follow one direction through the ...
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How to export a sequence of layers in illustrator?

I often have to modify pdf files and show them in stages. Like this: First: Second: Third: I'm currently doing it by separating each part of the plot into layers and then hiding some of them, and ...
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How do I expand a folder of layers in Photoshop Elements?

In Photoshop Elements, how do I expand a layer group to see the layers inside? I mean "Register form" or "login form" in the following screenshot:
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Edit multiple layers in Gimp

Is it possible to apply things like brightness/contrast or hue saturation or even filters to more than one layer at a time in Gimp?
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Illustrator: Disabling random layer colors?

Creating new layers automatically assigns random layer colors in the Layers Panel. Is there any workaround for having new layers assigned the same color (e.g. Red)?
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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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Difference between `Ctrl + A` and `Ctrl + Click`?

I am novice to photoshop and working on converting PSD to * HTML*. I learned that you can select a layer and Ctrl + A, and copy-paste to create a new image equal to the size of layer. I also learned ...
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Illustrator won't remember layer collapse state

Running Illustrator CS5 on Mac OS 10.7 Reopening an Illustrator document expands all layers For files containing a large amount of layers, this is very irritating. Is this a general problem or just ...
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Restore Photoshop Text Layer Name Auto-Updating?

Text layers in Photoshop will auto-update the layer name with the text content of the layer unless you manually edit the layer name in the layers panel. Then it retains the manually entered layer name....
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How to export multiple layers as an single image file? [PSD]

I am a web developer that was given a PSD file (a web page design) that I need to convert to XHTML/CSS. In the psd file, the logo is a group of multiple layers, each layer representing an element of ...
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Automating Export Layers to Files

I have many .psd files that each contain 2+ layers that I need to export as layers. For a single psd fileD I can use: File > Scripts > Export Layers To Files ... However if I use this script (in a ...
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How to create blur on an empty layer in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a sort sort of semitransparent blur filter image that I can use over some backgrounds on a website. But Photoshop doesn't let me to do so on an empty layer. Is there a work around?...
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How can I convert Point Text to Paragraph and Vice Versa in photoshop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turning a text “string” into a text “block” in Photoshop CS6? Here we know that there are two texting modes in PSE - "single-line" and "paragraph". The problem is how to ...
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How do I delete all white pixels from several layers?

I have a photoshop file with over a hundred layers. Each of these layers have white backgrounds. I need to remove all of these #FFFFFF pixels automatically. I'm not worried about the actual content ...
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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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Keep one layer always on top of the rest?

Is there a script/plugin that could make one layer appear always on top? I am busy with a website design and I created some safe zones which I like to have on top at all times. However, now when I ...
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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 separate layer styles on to their own layers?

I know how to do this for all of the layer styles of a particular layer - I simply hover over any of them, right-click and click "Create Layers" from the contextual menu. Does anybody know how/if it'...
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How to superimpose image on all dark areas of another image

I'm trying to obtain this effect, but Photoshop is failing me (more like the other way around). What I'm trying to pull off is a superimposition of a second image or pattern of colours on all the ...
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InDesign: script to “paste in place” selected objects to all unlocked layers

I am trying to build a script to "paste in place" all selected objects to all unlocked layers. My attempt is probably nearly there, but something's not working. var myDoc = app.activeDocument; var ...
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How do I export an InDesign document to separate files with a different layer turned on in each?

I have a one-page InDesign document with 50+ layers. Each layer contains a single logo file, and I need to export the document to a PDF with one layer turned on per page. Ideally, I'd like to export ...
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Change pixels of a specific color to another color, across all layers?

I am drawing an image that's going to be parsed by a program. It expects very specific pixel colors, in this case black 0x000000FF (full alpha) to work properly. ... I made a whoops! Randomly, some ...
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Export layers to PNG files, with their layer sizes with Photoshop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Exporting layers in Photoshop I have a psd file with 30-40 layers. I would like to export these into PNG files, since I need the transparent background. I have tried some ...
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Import .png files into separate layers of a PSD file?

Is it possible to import a batch of .png files into a PSD, such that each imported .png is in a separate layer?
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How to reference a sublayer by name in an Illustrator script?

How can one reference a sublayer in functions like setLayerVisibility, that accept layer names as arguments? I tried setLayerVisibility("MyLayerName.MySublayerName", true) , but that was ...
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How can I export sublayers to png in Adobe illustrator? [duplicate]

A designer did a design for me. It is in Adobe illustrator. In order to write my program, I need to export sublayers one by one to .png files. How can I do that?
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Extract image x/y coordinates and width and height info from PDF via IL or PS

We have a professionally designed floor plan in PDF form for an event we are running currently. It is similar to a CAD drawing. We have booths (rectangular squares) drawn on it. I have a colleague ...
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Raster, Vector, what are they? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between vector graphics and raster graphics? I have been playing around with various free trails before buying an editing program. I am somewhat ...
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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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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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How to apply a filter to a layer and its mask at the same time (in a single pass)?

I have a layer with a mask and I'd like to modify the contents of both using a filter (e.g. Filters -> Distorts -> IWarp). The problem is that I can only edit one of them at a time and reapplying that ...
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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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Photoshop - Is it possible to find the current border radius of a rounded rectangle? [duplicate]

Here's the scenario: I create a rounded rectangle (shape layer) with a border radius of 8px (all sides). Months later I'm ready to code the design only to forget the border radius. Is there any way to ...

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