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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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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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I suspect that you may have applied some graphic styles/effects to the layer. To fix it, try the following: Select the problematic layer in the layers panel by targeting it. Open the Appearance panel (Shift+F6) and remove any strokes, fills, or effects in there. The panel should look like this.


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In the realm of graphic design, no such format. TIF is indeed problematic due to its nature and its not just about photoshop extensions but the way extensions are implemented. Not usually a problem in graphic design. In graphic design the real horse is PDF but while pdf may be open to standard its not exactly open and riddled with problems in your usecase. ...


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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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The Wedge is merely a visual indicator for the Active Layer. Nothing is selected. The wedge is not an indicator of any artwork selection. It is no different than the highlight color when a layer is active. It's a remnant from when the app didn't have a color UI. The Meatball directly indicates artwork selection. A double-ring Meatball indicates that ...


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You have 3 grayscale layers (R=G=B). You have to reduce them to their color component (R, G=0,B=0), (R=0,G,B=0),(R=0,G=0,B). You can do this for each layer with Color>Components>Channel Mixer, in which you will for instance set the Red layer to 100% of its red component and 0% of the two others. When this is done your layers should be black and red, black ...


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Add a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Hold Alt and drag the layer mask from your Curves adjustment layer to the new Hue/Saturation layer. Confirm the "Replace Layer Mask" dialog that pops up. Delete the Curves adjustment layer


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If you Ctrl+click the layer mask before you delete the curves layer, it will load the mask as a selection. Now, you can add a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and the layer mask will be replicated with that adjustment layer, then you can delete the old curves adjustment layer. Finally if you Alt+click between the two layers, it will clip the adjustment ...


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To be able to cut you need to make sure: layer is not locked layer is not smart object. generally, needs to be a raster layer (no vector shapes) you need to have something selected (i don't see anything selected in your image)


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Insert an adjustment layer "Curves" to be able to make non-destructive tweaks. A curve which partially inverts colors in midtones is probably what you want. Before it you can apply levels which brings the background from grey to white, but that's not a must. Curves can do that as well in the same time, like in the next example: Not asked: Photoshop's ...


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Try using a displacement map to emulate the surface texture on the font -- an in progress frame above of something I'm working on.


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I wanted to create a scatter brush using a flower with overlapping petals (think plumeria) and did not want to use the Shapebuilder; I didn't want to cut all of the petals, as I wanted to be able to edit and adjust them later. Moreover, I had an expanded gradient in the petals and Shapebuilder does not treat such objects kindly since the expanded gradient is,...


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As to why the command-line testing wasn't working, I believe the answer is that you first need to select an item in the layer (and not the layer itself) to be "in" the layer. After that, the correct verb would be LayerToggleHide. (Not sure if this verb was available when this question was asked.) And, yes, objects can only be selected by ID, and not name. ...


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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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If the things to move are each on their own layer (use the selection to copy/paste them to a new layer if not), then you can chain-link the layers, and move one of them, which will make the other ones move the same way.


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Let us assume you had selected a layer as an active layer which can easily be done using the layers menu: This makes the ants yellow to indicate the active layer If you then want to crop just this active layer make sure you had ticked the "current layer only" box in the crop tool menu Now, when you apply the crop tool a new active layer will be created as ...


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you can not cut from a Smart Object layer, you can copy, just can not cut. Have to rasterize it to cut. Similar problem: If you can not cut AS WELL AS copy a selection, you must be working on a shape, and still, you got to rasterize it.


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Aseprite is a very nice application for pixelart and animation. It has the possibility to add a high resolution Reference Layer to your low resolution file.


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Yes there is setting you could use, but not with the Brush tool. Select the Clone tool instead, then in the Tool Options choose a brush shape, set the Source option to "Pattern", and Alignment to "Aligned", and choose a pattern to paint with from the Patterns dialog. There's also another technique. You could fill a layer with a pattern, or even just open ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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For A check the alpha-lock. For B and C, check the pixel lock. See here for details.


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I found an software called PureRef. It is pretty cool and free.


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A low resolution image implies a small image size when considered at the same scale as the higher resolution image. For example, a low-res file could be 640 x 480 pixels, while a high resolution image might be 3200 x 2400, not uncommon in many digital devices. If you resize the low resolution image to 3200 x 2400 and do not apply any filters that would blend ...


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One possibility is to use vector software. Inkscape is free and Open Source. In the example below I have a bunch of blue squares on one layer, and a bunch of pink squares on a layer above. You can see me toggle the layers in the example Use the Select and Transform Objects tool F1 to make a selection around the squares you want to move, and it will also ...


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