Questions tagged [layers]

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

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How to superimpose image on all dark areas of another image

I'm trying to obtain this effect, but Photoshop is failing me (more like the other way around). What I'm trying to pull off is a superimposition of a second image or pattern of colours on all the ...
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Photoshop Elements only opens 1 layer of gif

When I go to open a GIF I have saved on PSE, it comes up as only the first layer and it's locked. I go to mode and unlock the layer, but it's not a gif anymore, just a still of the first layer. How do ...
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How to delete all pixel layers in Photoshop

I have designed a website template in Photoshop CC2014 and after making this I have to upload it on a server for my client, but before this I want to delete all images (pixel layers) from .psd files. ...
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How do I create color transparency layers in CS6?

I have many times wanted to have transparent images layered on other transparencies as if they were laying on a light table. Is there an easier way to do this in CS6?
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Batch convert .EPS & .AI files to .PSD *With Layers* - Using MAC [closed]

I have a lot of great .eps and .ai files that I'd like to convert to .psd. Does anyone know of a MAC program or website that can handle converting them all while keeping the layers in tact? I know ...
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Is there a way to place an object of higher layer behind an object in a lower layer?

I have many elements like a phone, a pencil, a clock etc. in their own individual layers. Then I have a layer that has elements like eyes, mouth, hands and legs. Now, I always want the eyes and the ...
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Outline Dashed Line Stroke: How to order objects?

I'm trying to use Outline Stroke on a dashed line but it creates a bunch of objects that cascade down to both sides, like so: Is there a way to make Outline Stroke follow one direction through the ...
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Create a new layer every time I make anything new in Illustrator as in photoshop

As we add a new shape or insert an image in photoshop there is a new layer created every time but this is not happening in Illustrator. The whole project of mine is created in 1 layer only but I don't ...
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Importing photos from Illustrator into After Effects

In the Illustrator file I have a layer that consists of several pictures. I'd like to export it to After Effects as one layer but have an ability to edit them individually. With normal (aka vector, ...
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Design Using Gimp [closed]

A gimp newbie. Does anyone know any tutorial that I can use to create an image like this?
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Why isn't this symbol stainer tool working on this symbol?

I've created a symbol in Illustrator with default settings. Here's how I made the object for symbol: A rectangle with white color - Changed its opacity to 20% Inside the rectangle, there are circles ...
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move all layers on a canvas in photoshop

I have a huge gif file that I am editing in photoshop. I am newish to photoshop and have not been able to find any way to move all of the layers within the canvas without toggling the visibility, ...
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Export layers in photoshop with levels applied

I have the following sequence of 35 layers within Photoshop CC 2015: I'm using Files > Export > Layers to Files to save the images as JPEGS. Unfortunately, the levels are not being applied to each ...
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How to flip Brightness and preserve color in Photoshop?

as the title is saying. Using Photoshop, I want to invert the luminosity of my image using adjustment-layers, while the colors stay the same. So here is my example image: Dark Background (it's ...
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Layer's resizing when I copy a layer to a different document? I don't want this to happen. [duplicate]

I am working on converting a large map into a booklet format. I am making selections of 4 inches by 7 inches then copying them to make a new layer. When I drag this new layer into a new document it ...
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Is there a way to 'arrange' anchor points within a single shape?

In the image below, my problem is shown; I want to tangle two shapes. I had hoped that arranging individual anchor points would be the solution, but that is not the case. Is is possible to make it '...
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How to edit multiple layers using the marquee tool?

I have 3 layers that I edited with blending options (one with R checked off, one with G checked off, one with B checked off, as I'm trying to create a glitch effect). However, I can't merge these ...
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How to add a background to a logo? [closed]

Can someone explain to me how to put the picture of the pink (marble) background inside the round shape?
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Match the brightness on X layers at once in Photoshop

I have a collection of 142 partially overlapping images, taken on a grid with a microscope. I've had to go through some pain to patch them all together as the automated software packages seemed to ...
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Photoshop: How do I edit layer style Presets?

I just created a layer style preset in Photoshop and applied it to multiple shape layers. Now I would like to make several adjustments to the style. How do I do that? I want to automatically update ...
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How do I prevent a clipping mask from hiding layer effects?

Let's say that I have two layers: Layer 2: An image with an Outer Glow layer effect. Layer 1: An image that I want to use to mask Layer2. In the example below, Layer 1 is the white brush and Layer 2 ...
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Photoshop CC: Problems with text selection [closed]

I have tried to solve an issue for hours without luck, so I have decided to write for help. The main problem is that when I am creating Mock-Ups with the new Photoshop CC, every time I try to create a ...
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How do I export an InDesign document to separate files with a different layer turned on in each?

I have a one-page InDesign document with 50+ layers. Each layer contains a single logo file, and I need to export the document to a PDF with one layer turned on per page. Ideally, I'd like to export ...
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How to properly export from Illustrator to Photoshop? [closed]

And by that I mean that each layer with sublayers in AI should become a group in PS.
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Layers dont show up when exporting file from illustrator to photoshop

I made a graphic in Illustrator and wanted to add finishing touches in Photoshop. But when I export the file as a PSD from Illustrator, only one layer shows up in Photoshop. I use RGB color mode and ...
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How to Link Layers Between Photoshop Documents?

So I had a look around and couldn't find anything that clarifies this. I have a logo in a PSD that it basically two letters with custom extra bits. What is the best way to approach linking these ...
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Transfer the shadow of an object on white paper to ruled paper

I have taken two photographs: a hand holding a pen and writing on a white paper a sheet of paper with lines Both photographs have been taken from the same camera angle (using a tripod), with the ...
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How can I quickly hide or delete a layer in Illustrator without using the Layer Panel?

I need a way to easily hide/delete a layer in Illustrator. I'm not seeing the command in the shortcuts menu, there has to be a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to hide/delete a layer! I don't want to ...
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How can I “un-activate” the active layer in GIMP?

I like to use GIMP with the show layer boundary setting on so that when I'm working with a layer a dashed border appears around it. However, once I am finished working with the layer - and I'd ...
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Exporting AI file to PSD - why do my layers merge?

I'm trying to export an AI file, which has a ton of sublayers under one layer and some groups and stuff. I've tried exporting to PSD, following the guidelines I've found online (Write Layers and ...
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How do I grab a jpeg from a layer and open it in it

How do I grab a jpeg from a layer and open it in its own PSD document, so that I can crop and save how I want? In the attached image, I would like to have the jpeg in the highlighted layer (without ...
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Trying to punch a hole in the white circle [closed]

I cannot punch a hole in the white circle, even when I create a layer and hide it. What should I do? See here:
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Photoshop CC - Use one Layer in different groups with different effects?

I have designed the background picture for our company phones. It changes slightly with seasons and on special occasions. What I would like to do: have one layer (eg with numbers for ambulance an ...
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Adobe Photoshop Paintbrush won't paint on new layer in cyan channel

A client had me do a flyer and newspaper ad for his car show. He was happy. He also wanted a T-Shirt. We redid the CMYK design in coarse halftones for silkscreening. I don't like the way it looks. ...
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Photoshop: pressing CTRL to see related position of the layers

I am using PS CC 2015 on my windows 10 machine. When I press CTRL some guidelines will appear indicating the distance between the selected layer and the layer which the mouse is pointing to, as seen ...
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Illustrator - How to let one layer show through another [duplicate]

This seems like it should be easy, but since I'm new to Illustrator it's hard to describe what I mean without an example. Basically, I have two layers. The bottom layer has a picture of a pig. The ...
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How to combine (partially scanned handwritten) comments from multiple sources into the original pdf?

When asking colleagues for feedback on a PDF, some of them prefer adding hand-written comments on its printout instead of using the pdf comment functions of acrobat/reader, and send me the scan ...
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New to Photoshop need help saving PSD file as TIFF file [closed]

I've just created my first photoshop image however as I was saving it, photoshop said that layers will make the file size bigger. I don't want this to happen so any help will be appreciated! Thanks!
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What is a layered ico?

I came across an ICO file and since I didn't have Photoshop I had to open it in GIMP. Then I realized it has layers. What is a layered ico file and when will I ever need it?
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Cutting a area from a circle in Sketch 3

I am having trouble on editing a specific arc from a circle. Here is what I have, which is a circle. I want it to look like this, how can I accomplish it? These are my 2 shapes. When I subtract ...
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PS How to change one shape and effect all of them?

I have a personal project in Photoshop, just wonder if I can change a shape (eg. hands of a human or a body or a head) and effect all the shape which have hands but they are in a different layers. Is ...
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With GIMP, how to crop a layer to the size of a different layer?

I have multiple layers in my project. I need to crop one (call it layer A) to the size of another (layer B). Neither has the full size of the image. I thought I would switch to B, Select All, switch ...
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Alpha channels and effects

I tried to apply an effect to a composition, but the effect had been applied to the whole composition and not to the contents of the composition. This composition consisted of animated shape layers, ...
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should i apply the layer mask on the layer i've been working on before closing it?

I'm working on an artwork I did by hand for an invitation, cleaning it up in Photoshop... When I finish editing, should I apply the layer mask on the layer I've been working on before closing it? (...
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How to organise layers/groups in alphabetic oder in layers photoshop

I've tried researching on the web but mostly people ask about adobe Premier and other softwares, theres is nothing I could find for photoshop. My situation is this, I'm designing the Jersey shirts ...
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How to divide layer shape into multiple layer shapes?

I would like to divide these shapes into multiple layers. One layer for the eye, one for the head, one for the mouth etc.. How do I do this? I forgot to create new layers while creating my shapes. ...
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Is there a fast way to clean up empty layers and folders in Photoshop?

I have a very large document, and along the way I have made a lot of changes and new layers. I have a tons of layers and groups and I'm now sitting and organize everything manually. Is there are ...
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Does layer size matter in GIMP? [closed]

Since GIMP allows to new layers to differ in size from the canvas size, does it matter? Whether a layer of different size from the canvas has uses or hinders.
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InDesign Layers

Is there any possibility to add words from the same text column to the different layers? The thing is that some words from the text must be specifically moved to 'No translate' layer as the whole ...
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How to flatten multiple shapes in Sketch App?

How to flatten more than two combine shape in Sketch App? The image below is an example as I'm trying to do a whole shape flatten and make a single shape, how can I do?

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