Questions tagged [layers]

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

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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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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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Create layer in another layer borders

I am using adobe Illustrator CC 2018. I have a circle and I want to create a rectangle inside the circle without getting outside of the circle borders. (Delete selected parts) Thank you in advance.
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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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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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Why does color disappear completely from my graphic once I export it as .svg

I`m still a beginner on GravitDesigner but created several vector icons already. One strange thing happened already several times: I create a new icon with different shapes and compound paths with ...
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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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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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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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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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In After Effects how do i link a value in a shape layer to a slider control keeping the values relative?

I've created a shape layer with an elipse and used trim paths to just show an arc. The full arc has a trim paths end value of 87.5% and empty the end value is 62%. I want to link the trim paths end to ...
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Photoshop how to select next frame and layer simultaneously

I have a gif where every frame is a layer. I need to make background transparent in every frame. I need to make three clicks: select next frame, select next visible layer and click on the background ...
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Cannot select the background layer in Gimp

I'm trying to delete the background layer but I cannot select or right click to it. I had been pasted a layer. How can I fix this ? Thanks.
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In Illustrator, how can I move a whole group (including hidden subobjects)

I'm sorry if this is a common question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It's very important to me that I should be able to move a layer and have all of the sublayers/sub-objects move with it, ...
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Meaning of icon configuration in Photoshop Layers panel

A video course I am following shows the Layers panel as below: When I duplicate the course instructions, my Layers panel shows the following: What would be causing the different display? I am using ...
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Gimp - Level adjustment as layer, like photoshop?

Is there any way to adapt the levels of an image through a specific 'level' layer, like in photoshop ? I find it very handy to have it as a layer. See below, I'havent found a way to achieve that... ...
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move all items in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier in illustrator

In Illustrator, how do I move all vectors in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier and discard the sublayer containers and retain the original layer name? Basically, bring all sublayers and contents to the ...
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GIMP is not combining layers the way that I expected

I have experience with image processing, but I am fairly new to GIMP. I was experimenting combining layers that have transparency, and the pixel values that GIMP computes do not agree with the ...
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What is type of design (Youtube music background and thumbnail) called?

I have found some examples where the thumbnails and the background of the following YouTube videos has these characteristics: Cover album at the background of the video. The cover is also in higher ...
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Can I drag and drop layer as another layer mask in Photoshop?

I have a black and white layer in Photoshop. I want to drag and drop that layer quickly on another layer as a layer mask. Is it possible? Current workflow I'm using is: Select b/w layer Ctrl+A to ...
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Is there a way to use the brush that stays within the borders of a layer? (Photoshop CC 2015)

My layer has a transparent background and has irregular borders and I want to use a brush that stays within the borders of the layer (So when I "color in" parts of the layer, the pre-existing shape is ...
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Positiong a group partly above and partly below in svg

Is it possible to positiong a group partly above and partly below in svg? If it is not possible, what are alternatives then? I could break a group and move the parts around the document to get the ...
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Layer name from background to 0

I open an image which is showing as a jpeg, then when I crop it, the layer name has automatically changed from background to 0. When I save the image it is saving it as a psd, so I have to go through ...
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GIMP Graphic export

I have created a graphic in GIMP with a number of layers. I have exported this image as both a .png and .jpg. When opening the image I can see there are a number of white areas and speckles that do ...
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How to convert a color fill layer into a mask?

I created several color fill layers that I thought were layer masks, is it possible to change it to layer masks? The color fills are silhouettes, so a basic shape that looks like a layer mask. any ...
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Duplicate layer with opacity

I have a layer with color where I have decreased the opacity. I would like to duplicate the layer, and keep the color as it appears now due to the decreased opacity, but I would like the new layer to ...
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How to design something like this without spaces between layers in photoshop? [closed]

please, I have tried to design like this picture I use CS6 but in my design spaces exit between layers ( squares ) like this so please what are my mistakes? and how can I remove spaces between ...
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PDF with layers that show/hide specific symbols (fonts)

I have a large Indesign document (500+ pages) that has 6 special symbols from a font that appears frequently throughout the text. My issue is that when finished, I will also need to create a version ...
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Is there any way to make audio spectrum hollow in After Effects?

I'm trying to make it look like this:
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Handling inversion on black and white photos in Photoshop

I'm looking to recreate a similar black and white effect to the dome in this casino token. It's the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. I've looked at a variety of different images of the dome, in ...
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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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Auto Add Clipping Mask When Adding Adjustment Layers

In Photoshop, when I add an adjustment, is there a way to use the below layer as an Clipping Mask at the same time, rather than having to manually do this separately afterwards?
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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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Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop?

Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop? If not, why not? And can its effect be achieved using another method?
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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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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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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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Apply layer level opacity settings to individual objects in layer

I have an issue when editing my final work for print in Adobe Illustrator CC regarding Opacity Settings. If I have many groups of objects where the opacity is set on the group level or layer level (so ...
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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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Printing stacked layers on transparent sheet maintaining each layers integrity

I would like to be able to print stacked layers on my HP laser 452dw transparent paper maintaining the integrity of each layer, I put a text of my question on the images I uploaded.
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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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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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Wish to make a GIMP layer visible to me, but “hidden” to GIMP

I am attempting to create a color-coded grid diagram for a cross-stitch pattern. As shown in the attached image (sorry it is a little blurry, this is just my test run), I have a white "background" ...

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