Questions tagged [layers]

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

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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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How to create an 'impression' effect in Illustrator

I am wondering how to create an impression effect in illustrator. If you take a look at the attached jpg, I am hoping to make this cloud look as if it has been impressed upon the magenta background. ...
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Remove content behind layer

I have 3 layers in a Photoshop file: Background Content Frame - this layer contains a 100px x 50px frame. I need a border around them (150px x 100px) that removes content layer in this area. I tried ...
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How to crop other layers to a selection from a different layer? Photoshop [duplicate]

In photoshop, let's say I have 3 layers. Layer A and B have default background images. In layer C, I make the shape of something, let's say a car. I select the outline using the Quick Selection Tool. ...
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How can I quickly delete multiple layers in GIMP?

I have an animated .gif open in GIMP with 48 different layers. In Photoshop I can quickly select and delete layers multiple layers at once, but it seems that this isn't possible in GIMP. My current ...
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Photoshop: unable to nudge a text layer

I am getting this error in Adobe Photoshop CC when I try to nudge my text layer with the arrow keys. I was able to nudge them before in the same work session, but now they won't budge, nudge, or move ...
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Selecting a layer automatically selects the Quick Mask channel

Currently, when I click on a layer, it automatically changes the channel to Quick Mask, which prevents me from working with the layer. Does anyone know which setting needs to be turned off in order to ...
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How to add a specified gap in a object stroke without separating the two?

I feel like this should be a simple technique, but I haven't been able to find information on it. So basically what I'm wanting to do is add any number of gaps in any place along a stroke on an object,...
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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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Can I have layers with different pixel resolution in Photoshop?

I use Photoshop for pixel art. When I have a reference photo, I'd like to be able to use that image as the background and start drawing my pixel art on a layer on top of it. The thing is, the best ...
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How do I add the transparent white layer that the picture I've attached have?

I need to edit an ad and I saw a design that got my attention. I want to add this layer of transparent white to a picture that I have. How would I do that so the end result is similar to the one below?...
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Can you hide layers from the layer panel in Photoshop?

I want to create a template in Photoshop and hide certain layers from the layer panel so they cannot be edited. Is this possible?
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Layer mode – the theory behind overlay

I’m inquiring about the overlay mode, in one of its applications: emboss sharpening. Particularly, a layer above can be overlayed to the layer beneath when it is applied with a suitable emboss filter ...
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Blending Edges of Two Layer Images?

I've ran into a predicament in Gimp 2.8, trying to figure out how to blend two edges of an image together. I have three different layers, two of them I'm wanting to blend together, and one I'm wanting ...
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What is the shortcut for duplicating a layer to a new document?

In Photoshop the shortcut CTRL + J can be used to duplicate a layer or multiple layers within a document. Is there a similar shortcut to duplicate a layer to a new document? I am aware that one can ...
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How to color fill clipping masks on a template?

I am trying to create a sail sign by using the template provided here: https://www.creativebanner.com/Product/Select?Sku=191384&productId=4740&returnUrl=%2FProduct%3FIndex%3D0%26Available%3D14%...
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Is there a way to enable smart guides when moving a layer with your keyboard in Photoshop?

So I just started Photoshop and I'm using the pink lined smart guides to align all of my content. The problem is, they're only active when I drag a layer with my mouse, which is hard to do because I ...
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How to save out multiple layered PSD language versions?

I have 14 display ad PSD files. Each file has approximately 15 design solutions (layers), divided into 3 style types. Each of these layers needs to be saved out 5 times for different language versions....
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What are the two blue boxes above and below my outline?

I'm animating a rocketship in After Effects, and I'm sure I've prepared the artwork in Illustrator correctly. If you take a look at this video at 2:45, he creates shapes from vector layers. But when ...
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Automate Adding Individual Reveal All Mask to Many Layers in Photoshop?

In Adobe Photoshop CC, what's a fast way to add individual default masks (Reveal All) to every layer in a document with a large layer count (say 100 layers)? I need individual masks, not group masks. ...
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(Illustrator) How to avoid including an item in an expanded Group or Layer when moving it in the Layers Panel?

I just migrated from CS5 to CC and am being frustrated by an apparent removal of functionality of the Layers panel. I am habituated to the behavior in CS5 that allowed me to move an item to the bottom ...
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(Photoshop) How do I get rid of grid/pixels every time I draw with brush tool?

I searched and did everything like going to the preference and turning off the transparency grid, changing the snap to, unchecking the extra....and creating a new document setting the grid to none. I ...
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How can I draw a hoop with both halves on different layers?

I'm trying to learn more about layers and fills in Illustrator. I have a ball and two ellipses in the shape of a hoop. Problem 1: How can I get a fill into the space between the two ellipses? ...
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Is it possible to remove a selection box around a path?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how paths and selection boxes work in illustrator. I created a half-ellipse using the ellipsis tool in a layer on top of another circle. The left part of this half-...
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Merging adjustment layers with each layer below individually

How can I apply and merge one adjustment layer to each layer below it separately? (Each individual layer should be merged with the adjustment layer, but still be it's own layer) I don't want to merge ...
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How to achieve this Photoshop effect on a letter?

I'd like to know how this beautiful "letter image" I found on web was done: I have attempted with Photoshop CS6 using two Layers and a nice texture to achieve the text, but the result is approximate. ...
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Inkscape transparent layers on top

I have the following vector plot and I would like to add an vector inset to the plot. On adding the inset, the plot appears like this. How to make the inset layer as transparent or any relevant ...
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Photoshop cs6 unintentional cropping problem

Elements in photoshop cs6 are being cropped if placed outside the canvas borders. So when I drag that layer elsewhere, the rest of the element is gone. Is there any way to stop this happening and to ...
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Illustrator CS6 - layering not working! [closed]

I am trying to create a simple design of different coloured raindrops stacked on top of each other. I have created a new layer for each of the raindrops and have reordered the layers accordingly. ...
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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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How to “fix” a text layer in photoshop?

I'm printing some business cards and I'm not sure of what it is asking; when I upload my PDF file it says to outline my text so that it wont move and stay fix. How could a text move during printing?? ...
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How to remove backgrond using a photo with only the background? (GIMP/others)

I'm trying to remove the background from a photo with a subject, but I would prefer not need to use this kind of techniques to select the background. Some magic-fu would select the shape since it's ...
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Problem colorizing with GIMP

Just started experimenting colorizing with GIMP. When I add a layer on the pop up window I choose foreground color (which has been set previously) however I keep getting a grey shade no matter what ...
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Distorting Two Irregular Shapes to Align over Each Other in GIMP (2.9)

So I have two images both of which are maps of the world, however, the size of the continents are slightly off each other as shown below. The question is how do I distort them so that when overlayed ...
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Making a layer mask with 2 layers in Photoshop cc

http://vimeo.com/79253462 Plz watch this video from 6:00~6:22 ! I wanted to make an ios7's transparent navigation bar, so i found this video. In the video, he made a shape mask with only dragging ...
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putting text in front of one object and behind another object at the same time in illustrator

I want to have one part of the text on the white triangle with it looking like it is disappearing behind the image behind the white triangle. How do I make the text appear on top of the white triangle ...
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Layers Styles in Photoshop making the file size huge

I'm using a few layer styles for an image to sort of create metal effects and shine. On this particular example I have 8 effects being used, but they are making the file crazy big, in terms of file ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Export image with layer effect (multiply) to PNG

Is it possible to save an image with layered effects (overlay) in PNG and maintain the same appearance that is seen in Illustrator? I've tried different ways to export. Is there any other way to get ...
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How to get rid of a part of an image (an image is a shape) in Photoshop CC?

I have an image. I want to get rid of "i" letter from it. This is an initial image. It is a shape: This is the goal, a desired image: I can select and hide "i" with a layer mask, but I cannot get ...
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How can I quickly turn all objects of a layer to independent layers in Inkscape?

I have a single layer with many objects on it. I would like to get each one of them in a separate layer (in order to run a Processing sketch on them afterwords), how can I achieve it? From this ...
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How to layer via cut/copy multiple selections (from 1 layer)

How can I "layer via cut/copy" multiple selections from one layer at the same time. These selections are all different shapes and all on the same image. I have no problem making the selection one by ...
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Indesign cant bring layer to front

Hey apologize this is going to be painfully basic Indesign Help question. I am creating a "news article layout". I have a text quote, and a rectangle I want to use to "space out" so the text wraps ...
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combining layers in illustrator, adding stroke & shadow [duplicate]

I'm trying to put together a logo that consists of more than one layer but I want to put a stroke around it. I can't seem to figure out how to combine these layers together so the stroke will only go ...
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Apply/Render Mask to Layer

What I'm trying to do is make the bounding box, where the transform handles are, perfectly sync with the masked picture. Here's an image of what I'm trying to avoid: And here's the layer on the ...