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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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How to make a layer fade to transparent?

I have two layers of the same image. The first layer underneath is the original, while the other on top of it is a copy of the original, but with some applied effect or filter. I would like to make ...
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How to move multiple layers to another tab in Photoshop

I usually don't work with photography, so I apologize if my question sounds stupid, but I am doing a small project, and I need help with Photoshop and layers. I have one image with multiple different ...
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How do I export layers that are cropped to the document in Affinity Photo?

Quick Explanation When I try to export slices created from layers, the output files are not cropped to the document. I can "Rasterize & Trim" each layer to get the desired output, but I'...
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Why do my colours completely fade when I merge layers or export to jpeg?

I’ve been working on a colourful image but when I export it to jpeg, the colours are almost gone. Sure, I understand saving in jpeg can lead to change in colour but.. this is the most massive loss of ...
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Underwater: Edit and Join separated layers smoothly

As I really enjoy underwater photography, I am wondering how does one end up with a final image like the one I share below: Unedited on the left, desired effect on the right: Source: https://www....
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How does one actually *use* a dark frame?

All of my images were shot RAW, but jpg versions are below for context. I'm brand new to this and have taken the three images according to info I found online. My first problem is that my picture of ...
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How to scatter small items like leaves on the ground

How these instagrammers do photography like on the pictures below. Small scattered items (leaves, etc) on the ground. I do think that it was shot as is. If to look better, possible to notice that same ...
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Is it possible to add manual control before auto-aligning layers in Photoshop?

I have some shots of a construction site taken 1 month apart and I want to animate the construction progress. Problem is, because of moving fences and other hard lines, some of my images aren't ...
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Can't open TIFF in camera raw/Nik Color EFX

I'm editing a picture of the beach I shot and it has a few adjustment layers. I wanted to save it and then open it in Color EFX to make other adjustments (detail enhancer etc.) and in Camera RAW to ...
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Reducing a Multi Image Scan to separate tiff's lossless - photoshop

I looked everywhere, I cant figure this out. In this step of the process, I'm working with restoring and archiving old-film prints (with negs lost/scratched), and final process some neg/slides, all <...
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Is there a way to shoot from the camera directly to a Photoshop layer?

I was thinking, is there a way to shoot directly to Photoshop? What I have in mind is like a smart object on a layer that loads the latest picture shot in the studio. The scenario is this: I've shot ...
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Why does my focus stack result in a blotchy background?

I've recently taken up photography with using a Canon 50D and thought I'd try some macro photography of flowers. Having researched the subject and read about focus stacking to increase the depth of ...
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How can I simulate a bayer filter (or just RGB channels) using photoshop layers?

I can copy the red, green, and blue channels in an image and make them layers. What I'm after is to have a document with 3 layers... one representing the red channel, one for green, another for blue....
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How do I create a mask to select only a particular color in Photoshop?

I have a project I'm working on where I'm taking photos of a bunch of cards / posters that are all in grayscale and have to get only the black portions from each of these photos. I know I could use <...
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How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw?

How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw. We can see slider control for temp, tint, exposure... But couldn't control the HSL values. ...
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How do I change the background layer default color to white?

I was following a tutorial when I somehow changed the background layer to black. Whenever I open Photoshop, the background layer is automatically black instead of white. How do I change it back to ...
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How do you merge two HDRs in two layers in the same image?

I have two HDRs made by myself using two different photographs. My problem comes when I open both in Photoshop: I cannot copy paste one over the other so I can mix them together. How can I do that?
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How do I generate a mask of the skin tones in an image?

I'm using a sequence of operations to smooth the skin of the body. What I'm doing is this: high-pass surface blur invert blend mode: linear light At this point, what I usually do is to create a ...
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What are some common uses of various blending modes? [closed]

Photo editors have a number of blending modes: Normal, Lighten, Darken, Colour Burn, Multiply, and so forth. I know the formula each of them applies to blend the layers, and that's fine for ...
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Can 30 1-second exposures be combined to a form the equivalent of a single 30s exposure?

I need to take 30 1s exposure shots in raw at night. The image becomes ALMOST black... Is it possible to take this tiny amount of light/information and sum them all toghether and get as a result a ...
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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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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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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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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 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nhanusek/...
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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 ...
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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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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Do jpgs have "layers"?

I have jpg photos with frames put on them which a friend made for me. I noticed when I open the jpgs though, that the image loads first and then the frame loads on top of it (that is, I can see the ...
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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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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 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 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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Applying adjustment layer only to one layer in photoshop

Is it possible to add an adjustment layer just to one layer in Photoshop? I've tried, but the adjustment layer seems to affect all layers.
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