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a feature of many image editing programs, which allows cumulative edits to be applied on top of an image

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Hugin image/layer order

I made some huge panorama but to complete the background i used some 'low-res' pictures from a much wider lens. Everything is well connected, but the image order is not the order from the "Images" ...
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How to create two layers in “Gimp” and merge them back into one?

How do you create two layers in "Gimp" and merge them? For example, I would like to load an image, create two identical layers, edit each layer in different ways, then merge them into one final ...
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How to copy a group of layers from one document to another in Photoshop?

I have a couple of images with mostly the same setting. I've added a couple of layers (mostly adjustment layers) within a group and want to add the same group to the rest of my images. Is there any ...
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How to create the equivalent of an Adjustment Layer in an editor that does not support it?

As a user of GIMP I tried to understand what Photoshop's Adjustment Layers are, without actually using PS. My understanding is that GIMP does not yet support AL (is this correct?). So, trying to ...
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Merge HDR using layers

I currently use Photoshop's merge to HDR pro but i don't always find that method very good. I wonder if there is a way to merge photos by using layers instead?
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540 views

How to use a channel as mask in Photoshop?

Is there a way in Photoshop to use a channel (for example red or Lab luminosity) as a mask for a layer?
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How can I “paint-with-opacity” onto a layer in gimp [closed]

I have a layer that is at 50% opacity. But in certain regions, I want to use a paintbrush to bring the opacity higher. How can I do this?
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How can I crop a single layer in Photoshop?

Is it possible to crop a single layer, I can almost get the desired outcome using the eraser on a layer but surely it can be done with cropping?
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Regarding the “background layer” in Photoshop

I'm referring to the layer "Background" that is automatically created. What's the purpose of this layer? Will I loose some functionality if I duplicate it and remove the original? I feel this layer ...
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Can I apply a Photoshop smart filter to multiple layers, for a better sharpening workflow?

Is there a way to apply one smart filter to multiple layers? I'm trying to figure out a better CS5 Photoshop sharpening workflow using smart filters. I am working with scanned film. Before ...
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What name would you give to this blending effect?

I need some explination or the name of this so I can do it myself. Maybe if you could provide also with what I could achieve this would be greatly appreciated:
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How do I link selections on two different layer masks in Photoshop?

I've created my own action in Photoshop CS5 and in my example I am recolouring grass. The action stops for the user to paint a selection on a layer mask and continues with a colour balance ...
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How can I link two layer masks together in Photoshop?

I'm trying to apply two adjustment layers to a parts of a photo in Adobe Photoshop. The adjustment layers are masked to the same section of the photo; so I have to copy the contents of one layer mask ...
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Why do my tiff files balloon in size when saved with 1 adjustment layer?

I'm having an issue with tiff files that I can't figure out. Here's an example: I open a 40 mb tiff, add one curves adjustment layer, and save the file normally (i.e., using LZW, Interleaved, IBM PC, ...
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How can I accomplish layer composites in Photoshop?

I am trying to learn few tricks from Photoshop CS6 to accomplish something different and make look cool. I'm interested to know how to accomplish this ...
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429 views

How would you produce grey-filled Overlay layer from two layers that differ in brightness?

Here is what I want to achieve. Let's say I have base layer which is some photo. I'll make a copy of it and apply Shadows/Highlights filter on it. How would you produce 18%-grey-filled layer from ...
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Can I open and edit a specific layer in Camera Raw?

While editing this picture, which was shot in JPEG, at one point some noise got added to the sky after I increased the saturation. I knew that the luminance noise reduction in ACR would take care of ...
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How to select objects from image, that are not in another image (in PS)

I need a to do following thing in Photoshop: I have shot series of photos from a tripod, so they all have the same background. I even took a photo of background itself. Then, there were people moving ...
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How do I access “Stacks Mode” in CS6

I downloaded Photoshop CS6, and Adobe download assistant said it was the Extended edition, but I don't see the word "Extended" in the about box. Should I have access to "Stacks Mode"? If so, how can ...
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How to duplicate layers from one document to another document in Photoshop CS6? [closed]

I used to duplicate layers such as watermarks or adjustment layers from one document to another in Photoshop all the time. Layers are mostly put in a group. Now, I am starting to use Photoshop CS6 and ...