Questions tagged [layers]

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

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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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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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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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Can I keep a layer visible but prevent it from being snapped to?

I came across a rather annoying issue while working in Inkscape. I'm trying to trace an object roughly (the object isn't a bitmap, it's a path, albeit a complex one) on a layer above it. I'm not ...
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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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Hidden/Invisible Layers Becoming Visible in “Export for Screens”

I'm having a problem in Illustrator when trying to "Export for Screens" where non-visible layers appear in those exports. In the "Export for Screens" preview window (B.), these layers are invisible - ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: how to export artwork by layers

I made a large project with a bunch of layers, but I need each layer exported as it's own (.jpg/.png) image. I know there's a way to export my project by artboards, but now It's all in separate ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Envelope Distort a Group Objects in Illustator [closed]

I have a collection of objects inside a layer. Looks something like this: Now I need to make Envelope Distortions to the entire layer, so that it looks realistic on all object. But the problem is on ...
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How can you put CGI effects behind a character from a video? [closed]

I'm looking into doing some special effects editing, and i have a lot of experience in 3D. If i take video where there is a character and a background, how could i put 3D objects between the ...
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How can I map all black pixels in a greyscale image to alpha so that it looks the same over a black background? [duplicate]

I have a grayscale image, and I want to make all the black pixels transparent, keep all the white pixels the same, and make all the grey pixels partially transparent based on how dark they are. In ...
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How do I operate on multiple layers at once in GIMP?

I have a image file which has a large number of card images, each in its own layer. I would like to crop these images to the proper size with rounded-rectangle corners. (I got the images as formatted ...
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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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How to export a layer without cropping my entire image

I often take screenshots, but then only want to export a portion of the screenshot instead of the entire thing. I know I can crop the image, but I was wondering if there was a way I could export a ...
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Extracting/expanding smart objects with filters in Photoshop?

What I'm trying to do is, I have multiple layers (lineart and color) that I want to liquify at the same time visually. So I converted my layers into a Smart Object. Then, I apply Liquify filters ...
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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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Photoshop: how to change color of shape

I have a layer filled with some color. I want to change this color without rasterizing.
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Merging layers with various blend modes [closed]

I tried to merge three layers with Blend Modes - Normal, Dissolve, Screen respectively. But the image completely differs from what it should be. How do I merge layers with various Blend Modes in ...
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Trying to create a certain 'controller' button effect but can't quite figure out what to do

So what I'm trying to do is make a button that has this kind of controller button effect, with the indent of the button holding, and the rounded edges, here's an example: But I can't quite figure out ...
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GIMP - Adding new layer blocks image below

I have a JPG image, then I add a new layer on top, with Mode: Color, and fill with color red. I get what I want, where the image below shows through: But when I do the exact same thing on another ...

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