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

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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 ...
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Reduce multiple transparent colored layers into one in Illustrator

I purchased an Adobe stock vector image that is made of multiple layers that are laid over with transparency to get the color darker etc — as seen below. How do I reduce in Illustrator multiple layers ...
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Adobe Photoshop - how to move the entire group not just a single layer?

When I select the group, and then take my mouse and drag to move, I end up moving an individual layer. I end up having to use my keyboard to move things around, but thats very inefficient. Any ...
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How to move single layer element?

I have several layers all within a group. When I click a text element with the move tool and try to drag it, everything within the group moves. I can click the text layer and move it with the arrow ...
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How would I take the top layer in a group, and make it's color overlay only show on children in the group?

Not sure if anyone can help, but I'm looking to see if it's possible to do. Can I have a group of layers in Photoshop, fill the entire canvas with a color and have it only show on the children of ...
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Is it possible to use the same layers in multiple files?

I am using Gimp 2 and I have over 50 pictures to edit. I have already edited one picture and I would like to use the same layers on every pic. Is there a way to automatically layer each pic in one ...
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Gimp - Adjusting color level values of layers in batch

I've scanned some book pages and imported them as layers to a single grey scale Gimp image. I need to do some identical Levels adjustments (primarily to correct white point) to each layer prior to ...
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How to make the background of a gif image transparent

I guess there would be two ways to do this: 1. Select all layers and then use Magic Eraser to make bg color transparent(I tried this and photoshop doesn't allow you to erase bg from multiple layers at ...
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Illustrator: how to link layers from Photoshop

Is there a way to link the layers from a PSD file in Illustrator? I have 15+ images in a single PSD file as multiple artboards that I have to edit multiple times. Right now, i edit my images in ...
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Photoshop: how to align multiple layers

I need 3 circles aligned straight. I draw a circle using Ellipse tool. When I draw a second circle, I either draw it in the same layer or I draw it in a new layer. The problem I am facing when I ...
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How to lock all but the selected layer in Illustrator?

Is there a way to lock all but the selected object(s) inside a layer in Illustrator when working with many layers? Instead of individually locking all of them.
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Photoshop: How to duplicate layer and move it into other specific group?

How can I duplicate a layer which is located in a group (folder) and easily move it into other specific group so I can have it nicely organized? Currently I tried duplicating with right click and ...
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Principle: layers flipped when importing from sketch

I have the problem, that certain layers in principle are flipped after I imported from sketch. In Sketch: Outcome in Principle What do I have to do in Sketch to prevent this from happening? I used "...
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Layering SVGs for use with Inkscape

I have the following situation: I have a tool that spits out a number of SVGs¹. I need a script that will convert these into a single Inkscape file such the contents of each original SVG go into a ...
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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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How to export Photoshop file to Illustrator

I have created a graphics in Photoshop CS6 and I saves it in .eps file format, and when I opened it in the Illustrator CC it is not recognizing any element more over if I zoom in the graphics is ...
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In InDesign how can you script to detect a locked object?

I have an InDesign brochure that I'm trying to script against however I'm running into issues. When I try to script against the 100 page brochure I get an: Error Number: 11274; Error String: ...
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Why can't I erase a part in my layer?

I'm hoping that this is the right place to ask, but I've just started out with Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I'm having some 'beginner' issues. If you look at the following: See, I can only erase 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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InDesign: how to show/hide guides

I have created four guides by dragging out from the rulers, however I cannot see them in my layers panel. The layer they are on does show cues of a selection being made, however. I want to move my ...
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How to mask a layer from a channel in GIMP with Python?

I've been 3 days searching for documentation about python-fu for GIMP 2.8, and the one I find is great, but deprecated. So I'm now stuck at this place: I've created 3 color channels, and want to add ...
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Photoshop: copying multiple layers across documents without drag and drop [duplicate]

I have been trying to create a new action to speed up a process i do which involves copying and pasting layers but Photoshop actions do not record drag and drop and i have been unsuccessful in finding ...
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How to create a bevel/sink effect on a shape

Can anyone explain how to create a bevel and sink effect on a shape like the picture below?
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Help/thoughts needed for merging layers flattens “pixelated” effect

This is what I want, the black pixelated effect: This is what happens after I merge layers: In the top image, the black "pixelated" effect is what I'm after, once merged. The effect flattens into a ...
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How can I get After Effects to recognize newly saved changes in an imported Illustrator file?

I've updated the imported Illustrator file that I am using in After Effects with some new layers and other stuff, but the changes are not seen in my compositions. How can I get my compositions to ...
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How can I easily set the opacity value for several layers within a composition at once for a key frame?

I have been doing this manually, but I believe there should be a way to handle this for multiple layers at once. How can this be done?
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Does After Effects have an outline mode like Illustrator?

I am applying several effects on my layers in After Effects, which make the layers look like one shape. I need to get the outline of this shape, similar to the outline mode in Illustrator. Can this be ...
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Working with animated GIF in Gimp 2.8

I need to edit layers from an imported animated GIF the same as I would on an imported JPG. Is this possible? Using Gimp 2.8 on Windows 7.
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Flatten visible layers into a new one in Sketch

Is there any way to create a new layer which is an image of the flattened visible layers? Basicly the equivalent of Photoshop's Command+Option+Shift+E shortcut in Sketch.
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How to sort artboards by artboard order in the layer list in sketch?

Is there a way to sort artboards in Sketch from left to right according to their order in the layer list? What I mean is doing it without changing the artboard names or reordering them in the layer ...
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How to make a layer of png image without including the transparent part in gimp?

I want to make a layer in gimp, that is just an image that doesn't cover the whole background, but I don't want the rest of the layer to be a transparent surface. I want the layer to end with the ...
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Select or delete multiple layers at once - Inkscape

The title is pretty much self-explanatory. How do you select and or delete multiple layers at once in Inkscape? I've tried holding CTRL and SHIFT while selecting layers, but to no avail. For some ...
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How to set inner glow (vignette) effect size to value bigger than 250

So, I have .PSD document in lower resolution with a background layer that has vignette effect on it. But, when I copy layer style from that layer, the size of inner glow stays the same, ergo, smaller ...
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Gimp: fill cut out photo with photos (2 layer photos)

I want to cut some part of my image and, in the exact place of the cut out portion, place another photo. The image has some text inside, but instead of text place a part of another image. I tried ...
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Copying a background for different variations in Flash

I am used to Gimp and have the ability to make custom brushes and this way greatly reduce the time of animating one animation, but I would like to use Flash and get more serious. I would like to ...
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Is it possible to do “Step and Repeat” on a group of layers at once?

Step and Repeat can be applied to a single layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+T. But after I tried it on a group of layers, it is not working; it is repeating the transformation, but not duplicating. ...
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Export layers to files and keep the top layer

I'm trying to add a logo to over 100 images. I have all of the images loaded into a PSD, and the logo as the very first (top) layer, locked into place. Is there an easy way to export layers to files ...
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Gimp: how to combine two images side-by-side

I've recently drawn 2 images and for the final product I need to combine half of each images, one on the left and one on the right, into a single image.
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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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How to export a individual layer with a fixed master layer in Photoshop?

Let's say I have some layers and a single different one, or a group of layers I want to export merged together, in a way that every single exported layer is merged with a specific layer or group of ...

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