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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 "access to the layers" because the drawing program sends only the result the user is expecting, regardless of if you have a ton of layers below. The program ...


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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 Notepad or TextEdit, copy the text again, then paste into Photoshop. This will strip the formatting.


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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 above and below: Alt + [ and Alt + ]. Additionally, there are ways to select layers from the document, which I'm a big fan of. Just point at a layer in the ...


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Edit menu > Paste Special > Paste without formatting Or right click menu > Paste without formatting You can hot-key it, as with any Adobe menu item, from Edit menu > Keyboard shortcuts… Click for full size


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Not simple, needs several fixes. At first the light should come from the ceiling. I approximated it by clipping the gate to a new layer. I guess you already have it as a separate layer. The layer was rotated and it got layer style "Drop shadow" to make a shadow below the gate: The next step is to match the color: It has adjustment layer Hue&...


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Copy-paste your screenshot into the PSD file you downloaded. This will create a new layer containing your artwork. This layer should be the top most layer in the Layers panel. If it's not, drag to move it to the top of the layer stack. Move the screenshot layer around, scale and position to overlay the gray screen shown by default in the PSD template you ...


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Select the Move Tool. Select the layer you want to center. Press Ctrl / Cmd + A to select all. (This creates a selection the size of the canvas which you can then align the selected layer according to.) Use the Align vertical centers and Align horizontal centers buttons in the top tool bar or use Layer > Align Layers to Selection > Vertical Centers and ...


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Not sure how good that book is really, and why we're being flooded with 'smart quotes' from this 'good book'. You don't need to flatten anything in any PDF, ever. There is zero purpose for that. Readers and printers work with layered PDFs. Flat artwork is more common and sometimes more practical with raster (pixel-based) formats like TIF, JPG, PSD, PNG, ...


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This is how Illustrator works. You are creating "Objects" with your brush and they are listed in the Layers Panel separately. That way they can each have different appearance attributes (different fill and/or stroke colors, width profiles, etc.). You can simply twirl the parent layer closed if this is bothering you or create a "Sub Layer" ...


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If layer blending modes aren't doing it for you, or you can't take a new photo, then one possibility is to apply an Exposure Adjustment layer, clip it to the text layer, adjust the exposure to make it darker, then paint in black on the layer mask with a soft edged brush to reveal the area that isn't in the shade. Example


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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 the Layer Group Click and Hold the Shift Key, while Mouse Dragging Layer Group to new location.


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Select both figures and then go to Path -> Difference (Ctrl -). This will consume your square, so if you want to keep the square for later, duplicate it first (Ctrl D).


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Select all your shapes and go to Object> Flatten Transparency. This will "bake in" the blend mode color so that you can then select these shapes with Select> Same Fill Color. This will group everything so you can un-group if desired (Object> Ungroup). This will leave the underneath shape intact but will divide the upper shape (the one that ...


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The way the applications work is that they try, and succeed to most extent, to make a what you see is what you get environment. So anthing you put on top knocks out the thing below (I am ignoring transparency for purposes of this discussion just because its confusing but it knocks thing out too). So your yellow triangle neatly cut out the blue bakground. ...


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For this exact scenario you can press Alt+] — that is a shortcut for Select Next Layer but if you have the top layer selected it'll jump back to the first one. The same is true for opposite: Alt+[ will select top layer if you have the first selected.


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Create a smart object of your existing layers. Highlight bother layers in the Layers Panel and from the Layer Panel Menu choose Create Smart Object. This will allow you to run filters (Smart filters) on a composite of the existing layers without destroying or duplicating them. If you ever want to edit the original layers, merely double-click the Smart ...


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You could create a new layer from visible. It's kind of hidden in Photoshop, and only works via a shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E (Windows) or Cmd+Opt+Shift+E (Mac). It basically creates a merged copy of all visible layers on a new layer.


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After some discussion in the comments, I think something similar could be recreated in Illustrator. I would duplicate the top shape a few times, apply an outset to layers below to create a sort of stepped effect, change their fill colours, then apply drop shadows. The bottom layer can just be a solid filled version of the graphic. Here's a rough example of ...


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Layer > New Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N (make sure it's transparent obviously) Select > All or Ctrl+A selects the entire layer. Or if you want to load a shape drawn on a transparent layer as a selection, right click the layer in the layers panel and choose Alpha to Selection. Obviously you will then have to select the transparent layer again before ...


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Note that in your screenshots the appearance indicator is not on a layer it's on an object. That may be an important distinction. The appearance "meatball", as it's often known (filled circle in layers panel)... has always been a bit "off". Typically the meatball has been correct for objects but can often be incorrect for layers. In most,...


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I don't think you need a clipping mask. In fact, I think the clipping mask is your problem entirely. This simply requires a standard layer mask which is unlinked to the layer, so the mask moves without the layer contents moving.


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Select All Click the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel If you want just white and blue objects, you're done at this point. But... if you want just blue objects continue... (I would want just blue.. then I can manually add a simple white rectangle behind the blue if necessary.) Use the Direct Selection Tool (White Arrrow) to click a white object Choose ...


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If your image is in grayscale or color-indexed mode (see the title bar), anything you add to it (cut/paste, or Open as layers) is coerced into its current mode (for grayscale: desaturated, for color-indexed: converted to the closest colors in the colormap). You can restore full color support in your image by putting in it "RGB" mode: Image>...


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Ok, here is a solution that should solve your issue or at the very least send you on your way. As I described in the comments below the post, this sets up a layer that is dedicated for exporting, duplicates one item after the other to this layer, exports and removes the element again: // set the preferences for the PNG export var pngPrefs = app....


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Would need more clarity...It seems as if you have different DPI settings, where one might be at 100DPI and the other at 200DPI, thus changing the layer size. If this is the case, adjust it in the menu to match; In the menu select "Image>Image Size" then adjust the resolution(DPI) accordingly.


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Well, that's two questions really, the first one, here's a sample to move the selected objects to a different layer named new_layer: var docSelected = app.activeDocument.selection; var targetLayer = app.activeDocument.layers["new_layer"]; for (s = 0; s < docSelected.length; s++) { myPath = docSelected[s]; myPath.move(targetLayer, ...


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Have you tried using the "map object" distortion filter instead? The Curve Bend tool, in my experience, basically changes the image within the image plane rather than adding perspective. If you go to the Filters>Map>Map Object, you can select cylinder as the shape around which to wrap the image. Here's an image changed with Curve Bend: And ...


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I've made a script for that — Split Layer to Islands — it's a part of a free scripts pack Scriptorator: Note that in your file assets seem to be quite close to each other so maybe you'd require to upscale the image to 400% or 800% using the Nearest Neighbour sampling method before splitting the layers. Then you can resize it back using the same method to ...


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As already said by others Photoshop has no function like "decide and make a new selection which contains the next object in this single layer bitmap image" But you can generate a script or even record an action which lets you to click the next shape and after it does the rest for you. You click a shape and press a function key to run your action. I tried ...


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So, after spending half a day with it I finally solved it myself. Here is the code: #target photoshop // SET INITIAL ACTIVE DOCUMENT var mainDocument = app.activeDocument; // SAVE THE DOCUMENT NAME FOR FUTURE USE var mainDocName = mainDocument.name; // RUN THE MAIN UPDATE FUNCTION mainDocument.suspendHistory("processAllSmartObjects", "...


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