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Gimp: how to combine two images side-by-side

My answer is very much like the previous answer. I still provide it because the above did not directly lead to success. So you have two files: file1.jpeg and file2.jpeg. They can be different formats ...
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Adobe Photoshop - how to move the entire group not just a single layer?

Make sure you have auto-select disabled. This causes the program to select whatever item you click on instead of the element you have selected in your layer overview.
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How to resize canvas and background layer in GIMP?

If you want to resize the contents as well (layers, paths...) see Image>Scale image. If you want to just reduce the canvas size, see Image>Canvas size. If you have a 16x16 layer in the middle of ...
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How do I directly set layer positions in Gimp?

I see that those answers are a bit old. This instructions are for Gimp 2.10. Once you have created your layer, right click on it. Choose Edit Layer Atribute. Then a dialog appears Alter the offset ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

To bulk-select objects on different layers using the layers palette (from CS6 on, previous versions worked), there's this work around. ithaca.andy - Instead of trying to select the layers, click ...
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How can I quickly delete multiple layers in GIMP?

If there is a small number of layers you want to keep or delete: Make the layers you want to keep invisible (shift-click on the eye icon on any layers toggles the visibility status of all other ...
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Can I have layers with different pixel resolution in Photoshop?

Not exactly, but... ... there is a way to achieve the effect you describe. Apparently you can change the scaling mode for smart objects, but it's a global setting that takes effect for newly created ...
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Can I have layers with different pixel resolution in Photoshop?

No this is not possible. To be entirely sure I went through every option that the layer has. A workaround might be setting up guides with the size you want the pixels to be and then using the Pencil ...
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Can I have layers with different pixel resolution in Photoshop?

No. I'd approach it one of these two ways: Use a multiplier for your pixel brush size, and just use nearest neighbour interpolation to resize your image to the correct size without deforming it. (...
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Gimp - Level adjustment as layer, like photoshop?

Although there are no adjustment layers in GIMP as xenoid has already said, you could create a new layer from visible using Layer > New from Visible, and then apply levels to that new layer. At least ...
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Is it possible to subtract one layer from another in photoshop?

You can easily achieve this by using a mask on the second layer that is the same shape as the first layer like so: Ctrl + Click on the first layer to select it's contents Click on the second layer ...
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Is it possible to maintain position when pasting into a layer mask?

Use Paste-in-Place, Layer via Copy or Alt Drag Use: Copy in Place: Ctrl+Shift+V Or Layer via Copy Ctrl+J *Both do the same thing with layers. Copy Mask Also, when copying one layer mask on to ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Photoshop to select the lowest layer?

There are shortcuts for selecting the first and the last layer. Alt + . → Top layer Alt + , → Bottom layer Photoshop default keyboard shortcuts There's also a shortcut for selecting the next layer ...
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Does printer color usage depend on how the object is designed?

I. Normally, a drawing program will send the data to a printer as you expected in this case. The printer will not care about the blue rectangle below the triangle. II. A printer does not have "...
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How can I reproduce this linen print texture?

There's a lot of different tricks to achieve this. I usually do it something like this: Base material layer first, then all designs and on the top a copy of the material. In the layer style panel ...
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How do I directly set layer positions in Gimp?

Use the "Align" tool. Start the Align tool () Click on your layer (it should get four small squares in the corners) In The Tool options dialog: Set Relative to to Image Go to the Distribute section ...
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GIMP: 'move layer' stops working

Not exactly an answer but related. To view Toolbox Options on mac, which can be a bit tricky to find, is one of the 'tab' next to layers and can be activated from Windows > toolbox Options - ...
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How do I grab a jpeg from a layer and open it in it

If you want to keep the layer linked to your current document: Use Smart Objects. Right click your layer and click Convert to Smart Object. Double clicking the Smart Object layer will open the image ...
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How to NOT copy text formatting in photoshop from a text layer?

You already have an answer for recent versions of Photoshop, but for versions older than CC 2018 which don't have that option, it's also possible to paste the text into a plain text editor such as ...
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How can I reproduce this linen print texture?

The Campcraft image has plenty of low resolution imaging and JPG artifacts, but it looks like a photo of real fabric could do the job. You seem to know that. There are whole bunch of other tricks ...
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How to select more layers with GIMP?

In GIMP 2.10, this is now possible. Thanks to @Michael Schumacher for the bug link: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=730216 Steps: Create a Layer Group Add layers into layer group Select ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

It may be important to realize that highlighting a layer and selecting a layer are two very different things in Illustrator. Highlighting a Layer allows you to perform layer operations, such as move ...
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

What just worked for me was to cut the selection (CTRL-X), create a new layer, and paste the selection into the new layer. I agree that a "new layer from selection" command would be nice.
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How to lock a layer from changes including position changes?

Update: GIMP 2.10.x supports locking layer position — so you are an upgrade away (: To enable it: select the "arrow-cross" lock type from the Lock: section above the layers panel. Old ...
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Gimp - Level adjustment as layer, like photoshop?

There are no adjustment layers in Gimp.
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Create a dropshadow only layer

Create a shape layer in the desired shape and with any colour fill; Add your drop shadow using Layer Styles; Make sure that on the Drop Shadow settings, the box 'Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow' is ...
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Gimp: Permanently disable layer boundary lines

To permanently disable layer boundaries from the File > Preferences menu chose Image Windows > Apearance to untick Show layer boundary. This then works on all newly created layers. To toggle ...
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How to give a .gif animation variable frame delay speeds in Gimp?

To add a delay to a specific layer you put the duration at the end of the layer name: Layer1 (200ms). This is the time this layer remains visible until it is covered by the next frame. The duration ...
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Moving Multiple Layers in GIMP

This is a really easy in Gimp 2. I am using Gimp 2.8.22 and just tested this answer. Simply go to the layers box (Ctl-L) and activate the chain icon next to each layer you wish to move together as a ...
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