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

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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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Copying/Duplicating Multiple Layers in GIMP and Inserting Them

Author of this question. Wasn't registered when I made the question, so I can't mark it as answered or comment on it anymore despite using the same email address. jsbueno's answer on that question was ...
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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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Layers missing when exporting to PDF

I have created a business card in InDesign and when I export the card as a PDF or JPG it is missing the background colour and a vector image I created. I have all layers selected when exporting.
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Moving layer to front does not make it visible

I am a newbie trying to design a simple camera icon in Photoshop CC on Mac. I want have two circles, called "Lens" and "Lens rim", as well as the layer "Frame", which is the light grey camera frame. ...
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Photoshop Layer Selection larger than object

New designer here, I'm having trouble with a certain layer in Photoshop CS6. The image "transform controls" or the resizing box around the layer/ Selected area is much larger than the object while ...
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GIMP: How does one use the smaller image in the layer above, to cut out the image in the layer below

I'm using GIMP, and I have a smaller image in the second, above layer. I don't see a way / "Mode" that allows me to use this image to "cut a hole" in the image in the lower layer (matching the shape ...
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Separating text from images in layers

Using graphics programs such as Photoshop or GIMP, I'm trying to understand the tradeoffs between putting text into the same layer as images or in separate layer. For example, if I'm making a button, ...
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Is there any way to check the distance of an object to a locked layer in sketchapp?

I am trying to see the distance of an object to a locked layer in sketchapp; however it just doesn't show the distance once the layer is locked. Do you know whether there is any way to measure the ...
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How to flatten a very complex object in Illustrator?

I have this design I'm working on, I reached this point where the main object is like I want but it got really really complex. Now, I want to keep only visible parts of it (what I see only), and ...
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Scribus: Master Page features lost behind image

I have a Master Page in my document set as a footer, with document name and page number. This appears on most pages. When I paste an image or text frame onto a page with the Master Page applied, the ...
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Quick steps with layers in PS

I'm new here. I was wondering if is there a way to separate the six elements from this layer 1 into six different layers like the image below in a single step. For now I'm using the lasso tools and ...
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How to lock a layer from changes including position changes?

Very standard use-case to lock a layer from unintentional modifications in graphic tools. How is this possible in GIMP? I've tried the "Lock pixels" "Lock alpha channel", also the layer menu doesn't ...
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After Effect - Apply effect on multiple layers

I'm trying to use the CC Burn Film effect in After Effect CC 2015 on two image layers, one on top of the other. As the burn effect seems random, I can't get it to burn with the same aspect the two ...
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making part of image semi-transparent

I have tried many ways using a layer mask (such as this one) to accomplish this but could not get the result I expect. I have this image: I would like to make the square outline semi-transparent say ...
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Removing a background [duplicate]

Trying to remove the back ground on this image but because its white on white the Magic wand, Quick Selection and Magic eraser tool won't pick it up. I know I could sit and eraser it all with a brush ...
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Krita: how to add imported image to a layer mask

I need to add an imported image mask to a transparency mask layer. I'm currently using Photoshop in my workflow and can import image masks created in blender and create layer masks with them, but ...
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Hundreds of icons in one Illustrator art board. What's the quickest way to organize these better?

A designer before me created icons for our software in Illustrator files (i.e. icons-12x12.ai, icons-16x16.ai etc). All of them have one art board and potentially hundreds of icons in them. The ...
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Grouping / editting png file in Illustrator

I have a menu that was sent to me as a png file. I am trying to edit it with illustrator. I need to move and resize the logo. I also need to group each menu item with its description and the ...
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In Illustrator CS6, how to I paste to another file while preserving all the layers

I have one master file containing 3 figures, each possessing multiple layers. I'd like to separate each figure to its own .ai file, so I tried copy-pasting each figure to a new .ai file. However, the ...
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Can I blend a layer to the canvas in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Blend modes work great between layers but can I blend to the canvas? For example, take this image: It has an orange square on the left and transparent canvas on the right. I then placed a black-to-...
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Photoshop: create realistic text on paper?

How can I make a realistic text on paper just like this: Or this: I first remove that text, and place mine, but that text doesn't appear as the original, doesn't seem realistic: The difficult part ...
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Gimp Add Layer Mask + radial gradient tool; Max transparency over a larger area

I am a new GIMP user with a quick question. I am using "Add Layer Mask" and the radial gradient tool to create a transparent hole in a png layer. The radial gradient tool only applies maximum ...
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How do I merge layers without losing the layer mask?

I have two layers. My primary layer has a mask and the other layer is the one I used for stamp and healing. I want to combine them and retain the layer mask. As you see from my attempt above, the ...
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Move a 3D object while keeping its exact 3D orientation in After Effects

This is probably findable on Google, but I don't know the right terms to search. I have an 3D layer. If I move that 3D layer it will change orientation visually while the values stay the same. ...
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How to put a layer into one of the RGB channels?

I'm making a texture for a game and it needs to have Metall in the RED channel, Glossiness in the GREEN channel and Ambient occlusion in the BLUE channel. I have all these as separate grayscale (RGB) ...
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How to replace a layer full of objects with another layer (in its exacted place) in Illustrator?

Basically, I am trying to take a bunch of repetitive and selectively placed business cards that I made in Illustrator with a new design. I was wondering if there was a way I could take my new design ...
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How can I number copies of Photoshop layers?

In this video a girl has copied an image several times. When I do the same the following happens: "image" (copy 2) "image" (copy 1) "image" (source) How can I number the layers without the copy-...
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Why grouped layers of Gimp are becoming single layer in Adobe Photoshop after conversion?

Recently I was creating a layout of a webpage using GIMP and as it contained many layers, so I grouped them into sections as per the page so that I could manage the layers properly, but when I ...
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How do I edit the layer mask selection using the adjustments tab?

I have two layer images imported from lightroom, one underexposed for the background sunset and one overexposed for the subject. How do I make adjustments to the layer mask selection itself without it ...
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Hidden layer in image preview, can't see in Photoshop

I am a Photoshop novice and so I expect this might be simple to solve but it's a fairly unique problem (I think) and I cannot find a similar issue/solution searching online. I had a PSD of my logo, ...
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How do i export the whole canvas of the layer with photoshop “export as” feature

Im trying to find the most efficient way to export a lot of layers in to jpgs with a specific size, but the layers have differently sized artworks in them. When using "Export as" on the layers they ...
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Is it possible to subtract one layer from another in photoshop?

Is there a way to take two layers of the same size and make the bottom layer transparent everywhere where the top layer isn't transparent? Basically, I want to cut a hole into the bottom layer that ...
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Photoshop: Cut text from underlying image to expose transparent background

I'll start by saying I'm an enthusiast and amateur Photoshop User, and any help is much appreciated. I have a simple PSD file containing 2 layers, an image and a font overlay. The underlying ...
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How to apply dodge tool to a secondary layer that can affect all layers in Photoshop?

For more precaution, I always use of a secondary layer for my works. For example, use of a layer for stamping (sample all layers) or brushing, so that I can simply edit or remove that layer. I also ...
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Merging 3 layers, but name the new merged layer as a combination of the 3 layers merged

I don't even know if this is possible but i hope it is. Photoshop CS6 So i have 3 layers 01 02 03 i want to select them all and merge them, but i want that merged layer to be named 01,02,03 Is this ...
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How make two blended shapes the same color in Photoshop

I want to know how I can merge two layers together with "Hard Light" or other blended modes without changing color. As you know when we put a shape on top of another one with effected color, the ...
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Why is is Illustrator revealing all hidden layers when I export as PNG?

I am trying to export print files from a large template file. Why are my layers showing up in the PNG and how can I get it to stop? Exporting to screens does not help.
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Is there a way to remove a snapchat effect from a picture?

I took a great picture of the sky the other day but it was on snapchat and i covered a tree by painting yellow streaks over it on the snap, that's the only pic I saved to my phone but I wanted to know ...
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How to knockout a shape using the top layer in Illustrator?

I have three layers, and want to use the top layer to knockout the shape from the underline layers so that it is transparent. Don't I use the shape builder tool or is there another way to do it?
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How to create this floating layers' effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

So I need to create a floating layer effect (as the one shown on picture) over the display of a stock iPad image. Any suggestions, except simply applying an outer shadow effect and playing with the ...
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How to avoid sequence numbers when exporting layers in Photoshop CC2015?

I am using Photoshop CC2015 to modify and then export layers as files. While saving, Photoshop automatically adds a number sequence to the file. I do not want this numbering. All I want is '...

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