Photoshop :: How To Select Shape On Layer In Layer Palette?

Oct 31, 2008




How can I select a shape on a layer in PSD in the layers palette?

In my past version of PSD, I was able to simply click on the Layer and hold either select or control to have marching ants go around my image - but with CS2 I am not able to do that.


Photoshop :: Auto-select Layer Within 10 Pixels Of Shape Impossible Without Having To Zoom In?

Jul 3, 2012

I have been using CS6 for a while now and one problem that I keep encountering is the auto-selection of shape layers. Trying to auto-select a layer that's within 10 pixels of a shape layer is impossible without having to zoom in. This is a little hard to explain without images... Cue image...
If you try to recreate the above image, where the black 20x20px rectangle is a shape and the red 38x38px rounded rectangle is rasterized pixels, you will see that auto-selecting the red rounded rectangle is impossible at 100%.
Is this intentional and just an issue for me? Selecting pixel layers in CS5 was never this annoying. It seems that shape layers have an invisible 10px area around them stopping you from selecting anything below them. This is so frustrating with pixel UI work.

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Photoshop :: Layers Palette Won't Let Me Drag Layer To 'new Layer' Icon

Dec 18, 2006

this is how i usually duplicate a layer, by dragging and dropping to the new layer icon at the bottom of the palette. it is not letting me do that.

also, when i select a a single, or group of layers and move them around in the palette, i thought it used.

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Photoshop :: Selecting A Layer (Marching Ants) Via The Layer Palette

Apr 24, 2006

I used to be able to select a layer (getting the Marching ants of a layer on a image) via the Layers palette (I think I used to press ctrl + mouse-click) but now, in Photoshop CS2, I can't get it to work.

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Photoshop :: Select Layer Mask And Another Layer / Folder At Same Time?

Nov 10, 2012

I can do one or another, but both at the same time? It is annoying because a mask selection turns into layer selection when you select a second layer/folder.

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Photoshop :: Use A Text / Shape Layer As A Mask For Another Layer

Jul 17, 2012

I can't figure out how I can use a text or shape layer as a mask for the layer below. See the example attached and you will know what I mean. (I created the example with simply cutting out the text outline from the white box).
I need the text to be a mask and I need it to be editable as text. Don't know if this is possible, experimented with clipping masks but I cant make it work.

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Photoshop :: Edit Shape Layer Properties After It Has Been Placed In A Layer?

Mar 20, 2013

When I create a shape in Photoshop CS6, it brings up a nice panel of options - allowing me to change radius, stroke style, colour etc. However, once this shape has been placed in the Photoshop document, I am not able to edit it, without creating a new shape.

I cannot change any of the options. Sure, I can select it and change the size - but how would I change the shape stroke colour and style, as well as the radius of the curves?Is there an option or panel which I need to activate to get back to this menu for the current shape?

Here the shape options are visibleHowever, once I click off the shape - they dissapear and I can no longer get them back.
How would I get the shape options back for this shape, without creating a new layer and shape?As with the way it is now, I have to get things like the stroke colour and radius right the first time - and I like to experiment with my options.

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Photoshop :: Drawing Outside The Layer Auto-Select Layer

Feb 19, 2008

I have an image with 8 layers and i want to draw lines. So I make a new layer. While this layer is selected, i select the line tool and draw a line. Then, as I want to move this line, I select the move tool and try to move it. But instead of moving the line I just drew, photoshop automatically switches to my background layer (although i'm not sure it's defined as "background layer") and moves the entire content of the layer.

To see what actually happened, i hid each layer in the layer palette... And still... here was my line. (with all layers hidden, is it POSSIBLE to have anything?)

I tried to select my line and then, using the move tool, move it, but the message "could not move the selection because the selected area is empty"...

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Photoshop :: Shape Layer A To Shape Layer B

Oct 31, 2008

How do I mowe a shape on shape layer A to shape layer B?

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Photoshop :: Keyboard Shortcuts: Select Layer, Select Scale

Nov 21, 2005

if there are keyboard shortcut keys to these two operations?

1. Selecting a different layer than the active layer w/ keyboard key and selecting an item on that layer on the canvas?

2. Shortcut key strokes to select > Transform > Scale?

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Photoshop :: Layer Palette Is Missing

May 19, 2007

I noticed that my layer palette is missing something, I dont know its name (the one encircled in red).

My current layer palette...

How can I turn it back on? What setting should I changed?

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Photoshop :: Layer Thumbnails In Palette

May 14, 2003

I run two different PC's w/ PS 7.

On one, in the Layers palette, next to the "eye" that turns layers on and off, a thumbnail image shows for each layer making it very easy to identify the layer you are working on.

On my other PC, the thumbnail is not there.

What setting must I change? How do I turn that thumbnail on?

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Photoshop :: CS6 Info Palette And Group Adjustment Layer Bug?

Mar 12, 2013

The Photoshop CS6 Info Palette is not showing before and after in Grouped Adjustment Layers. It only shows the after values on both sides of the Palette.

The two macs with this problem are:

Mac Pro
2 x 2.93 Ghz 6-Core intel Xeon
96 GB 1333 HZ DDR3 ECC
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
OSX Lion 10.7.5
The two macs that work correctly are:

Mac Pro
2 x 3.06 Ghz 6-Core Intel Xeon
96 GB 1333 HZ DDR3 ECC
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
OSX Lion 10.7.5

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AutoCad :: Layer Palette Gone

Mar 7, 2012

Right now I'm using at the same time AutoCAD 2009 and 2012 (trying the newest version). Thing is that I think that I screwed up both version from changing so much between them.

My problem is that when I click the Layer Properties Manager nothing happens, in both versions, the layer window should appear but it doesn't.

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Photoshop :: How To Cut Out A Shape From A Layer

Sep 8, 2012

I made holes on the edges of the film, I'm trying to cut them out of the layer so they will be transparent, IE: If its laying on a red wallpaper, the holes will show red etc. How do I do this?

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Photoshop :: How To (cut) A Shape From Layer

Aug 10, 2011

I have a rectangle with a gradient on it. I want to be able to cut it in half so its like a horizontal tab. How do I just cut a shape from a layer? I have tried marqee tool selecting the area and then hitting delete but the whole layer disappears :-(

I know this is possible I just dont know how... I would like it so that after the cut everything is removed apart from the shape (i.e. no white space) so that I can move it around...

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