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Why bottom layer is getting move when I am trying to align in Ai?

When you merely select 2 objects and align them, they will both move to match the alignment. If the align is set to "align to artboard" all selected objects move to align with the artboard. ...
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How can I give Drop Shadow effect to a masked image in xd

Duplicate the normal shape (the one with the shadow). Now apply the duplicate as the mask on an image. Move the masked image on top of the shape with the drop shadow. Select both pieces and group them....
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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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how to change transparency of a layer by a brush (GIMP)

You can do this with layer masking. It's a commonly used technique in raster image editing software such as GIMP, Photoshop or Krita, etc. Basically you would set up two layers, one with your colour ...
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Creating a new layer in Illustrator

Command/Ctrl+L is the default shortcut in Illustrator for a new layer. Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts > Menu Commands > Other Panel And you can change it to match Photoshop's shortcut if you'd ...
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Make text transparent in Photoshop

Here's one method to make the red text cut through the white, leaving a hole . . . Covert your background layer into a Smart Object (this will make it easier to edit afterwards) Type the white text ...
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How to change layer order during animation?

To do this you will need to: create a camera turn rocket layers into 3D Once this is done, you will change the position of the rockets on the Z axis. Note that you only need to move one of the ...
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Toggle visibility of a selected object illustrator CS6

I am using CC not CS6 command+3 hides selection alt/option+command+3 toggles the hidden object(s) back on
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How to display spacing information between the two elements in adobe illustrator?

One method, easier than the Measure tool which doesn't snap to paths or anchors, is to use the Line Tool \ instead. Enable Smart Guides, draw a line while holding down Shift to constrain it ...
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Pinning together two layers at a point GIMP

Not really possible in the way you describe. But there are workarounds. You can use layer groups, or the layer link icons to link layers together so that they move together. There's no way to create ...
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Is there a shortcut to unlock image instead of trying to find it in layers? Illustrator CC

Object > Unlock All or Command/Ctrl+Option/Alt+2 There's no method to unlock only one locked objects. But you can unlock all, then Shift-click the object you need unlocked, then Command/Ctrl+2 to ...
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How to toggle the visibility of multiple layers at once in illustrator

If you by "selecting Layers" mean highlighting them in the Layers panel, you can just go to the sandwich menu, select Options for Selection and untick Show. This also works for objects. ...
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Why can't I mask a image to another image in xd?

You must need a vector shape/ object to create mask in XD. In first example rectangle is what masking the fruit image. But In second case there is no shape to mask the cat. A picture itself is not a ...
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Text frame aligned to grid not visible

You can move the guides to the back.... Then guides will be covered up by page content. There is no way to mix the front/back placement and have some guides in front and others in back. It's one or ...
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How to set GIMP Layer boundary size to be content-aware instead of the default canvas size?

There's no way to have the layer size change dynamically as far as I'm aware (except for dynamic text boxes). In GIMP the layer size is independent from the content on the layer. The two are ...
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Can we add a round corner edge on line created using pen tool?

If I understand correctly, simply adjust the Caps option, setting it to rounded, in the Stroke Options.
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Alpha to Colour in GIMP (for real)

In Gimp 2.8 the "perfect undo" of Color to alpha is either: Add a new layer below, and bucket-fill with the color you extracted Bucket fill the layer in "Behind" mode, using the ...
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What is this behavior in Adobe Illustrator?

It's a pattern fill. Then in Preferences > General the Transform Pattern Tiles is not checked. This results in what you are seeing.... as the object moves, the internal pattern does not move. ...
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Is there a Photoshop Alt+Drag equivalent in GIMP?

There isn't a direct equivalent, but the same is possible using a couple of different methods. Method 1 You can duplicate a layer using Ctrl+Shift+D and then use the move tool to move the layer. Here'...
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Search text on locked layers

I knew this should work, and tried again in my CC version. Created a text box with the text "XXX" included, layer locked, searched with the Include Locked Layers and it seems to find it. I ...
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Can one side edge be rounded in adobe xd?

Sadly, there's no way in XD to round only one corner directly using the corner widget alone, but it is possible using boolean subtract and union operations and several shapes to achieve such an edit. ...
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How can I make one object out of two separate compound shapes?

If the shapes touch each other... Select both compound shapes Click the Unite button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder) If the shapes don't touch each other... Select both compound ...
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Text frame aligned to grid not visible

The same thing happens in the CC version, even with rectangles, not just text frames. By default, InDesign display logic is made so it overlays guidelines on top of objects. Every single guideline ...
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How can I resize without distorting in Adobe XD?

Just do this: Select all shapes and group them. Then Go to Object -> Path -> Outline Stroke. Hopefully, issue will be resolved!
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How to set next layer's boundary to be limited to previous layer's outline?

Different answer: If your outline has a significant thickness (at least 2px) and is closed: Activate the outline layer Fuzzy select the inside of the outline Select > Grow by one or two pixels Add ...
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How to set next layer's boundary to be limited to previous layer's outline?

I know you asked to do this in GIMP, so I apologize in advance for suggesting something different. What you are describing sounds like something that would be much easier done using a vector image ...
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How to set next layer's boundary to be limited to previous layer's outline?

Create a Layer group Draw the ellipsoid in white (not black) as a layer in the group Add a color layer above the ellipsoid in the same group Set the color layer to "Multiply" If you have to ...
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Dealing with opacity in adobe illustrator using the Numberpad keys

Yes, you will need to assign your own keyboard shortcut. Go to Edit> Keyboard Shortcuts and then under Tools scroll down. You can set the Opacity in 10% increments. Otherwise, if you click into ...
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Is there any way to convert a PNG image into SVG?

One possible method - which isn't automatic, and will require manual work, and some skills. Using a vector image editor such as Inkscape or Illustrator (or perhaps directly in XD), make some shapes ...
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Is there any way to convert a PNG image into SVG?

Nothing automatic or nearly automatic is available except pasting so big piggy bank that it covers fully the current money back. I guess that will not be an acceptable solution. PNG is bitmap image ...
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