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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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Are you sure you're clicking on the actual letters in the text? When selecting a layer to move, GIMP will pick the uppermost layer which is non-transparent1 at the point you clicked, ignoring any transparent layers that might be on top of it. What this means is that, using the "Pick a layer or guide" mode of the move tool, you can only drag a layer around ...


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It's not possible. The only thing you can do is link layers together or merge them. How to link layers information here. Instead, there are several alternative methods of handling multiple layers, each appropriate to a different task. You can chain layers to move or transform them, shift-click objects on different layers in the canvas to align them, or ...


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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 I understand Photoshop layers correctly, I can assert that a layer is always the size of the canvas no matter what. A square inside of a layer may be smaller, but when it comes to effects, it'll be relative to the size of the canvas unless you make a selection. If you want to achieve your effect, either paste that flattened circle into a new image, do ...


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


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I was looking for an answer to this, which is why I came upon this question. The closest solution I could find is this: Click on the top ruler and drag down a guide to the Y coordinate you want. Click on the left ruler and drag right a guide to the X coordinate you want. Use the move tool to drag the layer to the approximate position you want it. It will ...


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Simply highlighting one of Farray's methods. This seems to work best for me. Highlight all the layers in the Layers Panel. Right-click (Win) or Control-Click (Mac) and choose "Make Smart Object" / "Convert to Smart Object" (CC 2014). Now, apply a blur to the Smart Object. This will leave the original layers in tact. If you need to access the original ...


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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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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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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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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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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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A few boxes down from "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" is an option to "Create Acrobat Layers from Top-Level Layers". Make sure that is unchecked. See if that solves your problem! Source citation As an aside, if you ever have this problem in InDesign, there's a choice front and center on the export dialog to export visible and printable layers ...


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To be sure.. Convert it to a real layer Activate the move-tool Choose "Move the active layer" in the settings panel for your tool Activate/select your layer Click once on the canvas Depending on circumstances, you could skip different or all steps. But if done correctly, you should now be able to move your layer with your mouse or the arrow keys! EDIT: If ...


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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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Hold down Alt in Windows or Option on OS X, then click the layer visibility icon. Repeating this action will revert the visibility.


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right click the eyeball of any layer. there is a show/hide all that is the same as alt clicking an eyeball. select it. if it hides all layers, then repeat. it will show them all. if you would like a hot key, use the action palate to automate this sequence of actions.


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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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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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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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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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To add in words, Since Export Layers to Files is run by some script all I had to do was find that script, then find the function which saves the layers to files, find which part of the function does the numbering prefix & comment it out. So here are the steps - on Mac running Lion, goto Applications > Adobe Photoshop CS5 > Presets > Scripts &...


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