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Looks like your move tool is in 'Move selection' mode. Check the Move setting in the tool options (this image is from the docs and shows Move layer mode): The Alt key toggles to the 'Move selection' mode (Ctrl does the same for 'Move path'), and is supposed to switch back to 'Move layer' once you let go of the key. If you manage to steal the input focus ...


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Alt+click on the layermask icon in the layers palette, you can then edit it.


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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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Layer masks are located under the channels tab. Copy the contents of your layer by selecting it then pressing Ctrl+A to select all followed by Ctrl+C to copy. Select the layer that you want to mask and create a new mask by clicking the "add layer mask" icon at the bottom of the layers panel. Go to channels tab (at the top of the layers panel), and select ...


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If you use Photoshop CC, just click on the clip button at the bottom of the adjustment popup. This will clip the adjustment layer to the layer below it, which means your adjustment will only affect that layer. You can have your adjustment affect more than one layer by grouping the layers, then clip the adjustment layer to the group. Likewise, the adjustment ...


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To change the font style of all text layers, you can filter all Type Layers with Layer Filtering option (CS6+). You find it on the top of the Layers panel - [T] icon. Than just select all Layers that left in Layers panel and change font as you wish. Don't forget to turn off filtering when you're done - click on the red toggle button next to filters.


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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 large canvas, Image>Fit canvas to layers can also be a solution.


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Select the object. Open the panel menu of the Layers panel: Click Locate Object:


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You can (from 2.8 on) make use of layer groups to get most of the functionality you might want: http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-layer-groups.html From the GIMP docs: You can create a layer group either by Clicking on the Create a new layer group button at the bottom of the layer dialog (looks like a folder icon) Through Layer → New Layer Group, or Through ...


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There is another easier (imo) way to do this. Create a new layer mask for the layer you wish to apply the mask to. Click on the mask in the layer panel, then go to image > apply image. This allows you many options, including adding layers from any open document, controlling opacity, blending modes, channels, etc. In this case, if you already have your ...


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Copy&paste is the wrong approach to copy layers from one image to another - this will only transfer the layer content, and as you have discovered that isn't the same as a layer or group of layers. Instead, drag the layer or layer group from the layers dialog of the source image to an image window of the target image. This will keep them intact, ...


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I have updated Johannes' solution of a year ago with many improvements. Significantly: Layer groups are now properly handled so that all layers get written. File names are auto-incremented to prevent collisions (this happens when more than one layer has the same name). Performance is increased. The script can save 500 simple layers in a few minutes. ...


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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 than jpeg, and they do not need both to have the same format. So file2.png would be fine too. As a matter of background you can think of the Gimp image as a ...


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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 values to the position you want your layer on the background image.


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Hit Cmd + T to get the transform controls. The control bar up at the top will have the x and y values.


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Transform Each 2.0 script For preservation, here's the code: [KAM] Transform Each 2.jsx: @JSXBIN@ES@2.0@MyBbyBnAFM2jNBbyBn0ACJ2jOBnASzKjBiQjPjTjJjUjJjPjOjTBAARJFeCiUiMFe CiUiDFeCiUiSFeCiNiMFeCiNiDFeCiNiSFeCiCiMFeCiCiDFeCiCiSfnfta2jUBb2jVBn0ACJ2jVBnA BXzHjWjJjTjJjCjMjFCfXzGjBjDjUjJjWjFDfQzAEfezEjUjIjJjTFfCzBhLGnQEfVBfAVzBjJHfBeH ...


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Select Image > Mode > RGB color


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You can just drag the layer from one project to another, just open the two projects and go to Window, Arrange and 2up Vertical and highlight the layer you want to copy and just drag it across


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Here's my obligatory Javascript macro for copying layers from one Photoshop document to another for anyone familiar with scripting Photoshop. Tried and tested in CS 5.5 on the mac. sourceDocumentName, targetDocumentName and layersToCopy are the only variables you need to edit to your needs. On the Mac, you can just save as something like ...


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Highlight all the layers and choose "Convert To Smart Object" from the Layer Panel Menu. Apply your clipping mask to the resulting Smart Object. To address the comment below: If you wish to retain existing smart objects, then merely Group all the layers you wish to mask in the Layers Panel, and apply the mask to the Group.


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Starting from version CS6 you can animate the size of layers in photoshop. Just convert the layer to smart object, and position property will change to transform.


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Save the original image with the layer group as an xcf. In the new image, and open the original as layers (File > Open as Layers). This will add all of the layers from the original image. You'll need to delete the layers from the new image that you don't want. Unfortunately you can't pick/choose what layers you import. But as long as this is only a one-...


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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 and hold the "lock" icon while sliding from the first layer to the last layer you want to select.Once you've locked the layers, press Ctrl+Alt+2 to unlock the ...


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You can use scissors to cut part of the circle. Draw circle, select Edit mode, add two points, press Enter. Part between these two point we can delete later. Select Layer -> Paths -> Scissors Hover over part of the circle you want to delete, it will be dashed Cut it by left mouse click.


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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 Smart Objects: Preferences > General > Image Interpolation. So the procedure is like this: Open your background image Set Preferences > General > Image ...


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Select all layers by Pressing Ctrl + Alt + A, and then with the layers selected go to Layer>Hide layers and then Layer>Show layers. Hope this helps!


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Let me suggest a solution with a slightly better workflow. Recognize that the same shape repeats several times so let us first make that one shape. So: Create a circle. Rotate circle by 360/8° from a corner point (Alt+LMB click). (replace 8 with any amount of petals you want) Image 1: Rotate one copy Use shape builder or pathfinder to carve out the one ...


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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 tool to fill them.


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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. (let's say you had to blow up your pixel art 10x, just use a 10px square brush). You can always have a second view zoommed out to simulate the final size. ...


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Cmd+Option+Shift+V will paste your image inside a selected/masked area. I believe this is what you're asking. You can find that under the Edit menu in "Paste Special"


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