Photoshop :: Multiple Layer Masks On Single Layer

Jan 16, 2013

A student of mine asked why you would create multiple layer masks on a single layer.

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Photoshop :: Multiple Windows (masks) Onto A Single Layer?

Sep 12, 2013

I have a large image, and want to use the new generator feature to automatically extract two specific areas of this image (which is on a single layer) to two separate files.

Simple enough to do the first, using a layer mask, and works beautifully. But I can't work out how to do another, without copying the main image layer.

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Photoshop :: Multiple Layer Masks

Aug 18, 2008

I would like to know if someone can please show me how to use multiple layer masks in an image? For example..I would like to do a curves adjustment layer and also only add contrast to a certain part of the image.

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Photoshop :: Plugin / Action To Separate Multiple Objects On Single Layer Into Multiple Layers

Jun 24, 2013

Imagine a layer containing 10 squares, each square is isolated (none are touching). I need a quick way to put each of those squares on its own layer. Is there something already built in, or any plugin or action?

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Photoshop :: Base Layer Layer Style With Clipping Masks

Feb 19, 2009

I'm using a clipping mask on a layer. The base layer that the clipping mask is referencing has a layer effect applied (in this case an inner shadow). I want to make it so the layer effect is only applied to the base layer and NOT the clipped layers.

Below is an example of what I'm talking about. as you can see, layer 1 has the base layer's inner shadow applied to it. I want the inner shadow to be hidden by Layer 1, but the clipping mask to still apply.

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Photoshop :: Multiple Text Instances On A Single Layer?

Apr 14, 2006

Up until now, I've been using Paint.NET as my main paint program. It worked well enough but had a few specific limitations that forced me to request the company I work for to purchase Photoshop CS2, which they did. In fact, the IT dept just finished installing it.

I'd like to have a single text layer with multiple instances of text, but everytime I go to add additional text, CS2 "conveniently" creates a new layer for me. Is there any way to tell CS2 to "Stop that!" and let me create as many individual instances of text on one layer as I want? I am labeling buildings/roadways on aerial photos and don't need to have 40-50 text layers per photo.

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Photoshop :: How Do I Keep Multiple Text Lines In A Single Layer?

Mar 14, 2005

How do I create multiple lines of text in a single layer. Everytime I finish with a line and want to go to the next, I hit 'Enter', but that completes the text. If I click on the layer image again, then it creates another layer.

So basically if I have 10 lines of text, I end up with 10 layers of text as well. Needless to say, this becomes to much trouble if I have to center each line of text and add blending options to 10 layers instead of one.

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Photoshop Elements :: Layer Masks - Can't Get White Or Shown Masks To Be Taken Off With Black Brush

Sep 11, 2012

I am having trouble with using my layer masks. I can use the masks that are hidden (shown with black screen) and apply them with the white brush, but I cant get white or shown masks to be taken off with the black brush. Sometimes, not always I have trouble adjusting the opacity of white masks. I was playing around with actions I downloaded and after applying three actions to a photo, elements froze on me. I read about trashing preferences, I dont know what that does or means but I tried to hit cntrol alt shift when photoshop was opening and nothing happened. When it first opens it shows I can install the new inspiration browser ( i dont know what that is either) thinking it was a required update I tried to update and it gave me an error message, something about the installer has been mis-configured.

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AutoCAD .NET :: Layer States / Layer State Masks In VB

Jun 10, 2011

My goal is to batch plots using VB in Visual Studio 2008, Autocad Map 3D 2010, Win 7 Pro 64.  It all works but now I want to apply layerstates.

I am using the example in the dev. guide here: [URL]........

My questions:

1. If you use Option Strict, how do you convert from integer to "layerstatesmasks.color"?  VS shows the error "Option Strict On disallows implicit conversions from 'Integer' to 'Autodesk.AutoCAD.DatabaseServices.LayerStateMasks'."  I can't figure out the conversion.  Are the values documented somewhere?  "clientmask" is not in the object browser or the dev. guide.

2. If you aren't sure what is masked, do you turn on all of the options on (on, color, linetype, lineweight, etc.)?  Is there a sum of values that means "layerstatemasks.all"?

3. LAS files are DXF format.  Do I have to read the LAS to detemine what the user wants?

4. The second argument to .restorelayerstate is the viewport id.  The examples use objectid.null.  I could have several layouts to plot, and maybe several viewports.  Is the process a) Make the layout current, b) activate each viewport, c) set model space current, and d) restore the layerstate?   

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AutoCad 3D :: Multiple Layers Moved To A Single Layer?

Jul 6, 2011

I'm working on a drawing and I need to take multiple layers that I have drawn (which make up one unit) and basically merge them together so that I can replicate and move them about and place them where they need to go in the larger unit that they live in.

I tried playing with grouping in the Layers Manager, but that doesn't seem to be doing anything for me. Not sure if I'm just doing something wrong, or if there is another way to go about this.

I'm attaching my CAD drawing so you can see what I'm up to. In this drawing, there are basically two groups of layers. Those that make up the Control Tower itself, and another group for what's called a Tajimi Rack. I need to have all the layers for the Tajimi Rack made as one so that I can move that object around without having to move the layers one at a time. (There is a lot more that needs to drawn into the Tajimi Rack, but once I know how to merge them all together, I'll be in a good position to carry forward.)

I also need to know how to then take that new Tajimi Rack layer and duplicate it (I'm looking to place about a dozen of the Tajimi Racks in the control tower.

FWIW, I'm a self taught CADer. By that I mean I have to use CAD in my job but it's always done in a 2D setting where I'm simply looking through roofs with other drawings laid under for rigging purposes. This drawing things in 3D concept is something I'm just making up as I go along. 5PTS Control Tower.dwg

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Multiple Masks Of A Single Xref

May 23, 2013

I can't mask more than 1 area of an xref. 

If I mask one area in model space, then I try to mask another, clicking no delete of previous boundary, it still won't let me do it.  I need to mask many small pieces of an xref in the model space. 

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GIMP :: Align Single Layer In A Layer Group?

Jun 7, 2013

Why can't I align a single layer that is inside a layer group? The align tool would always select the top most layer group as the 'boundary' for alignment, thus automatically selecting the whole layers inside of it and align them as a group.

Is this a bug or just GIMP's weakness? It definitely reduces the layer group's usefulness.

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Photoshop :: Edit Multiple Layer's Layer Style

Dec 21, 2005

how i edit them at the same time like it works with linking 2 layers?

or how i apply one layer style to multiple layers is also ok...

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Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 :: Create PNG File From Single Layer Of Multiple Layered File?

Apr 2, 2013

Our company does not have the funds to upgrade so we are stuck with CD12.  I am using using a windows 7 /64 bit machine.  I created this xml template for the writers to place place their graphics in our author software.

  I have 4 layers on my file  -,desktop and template.  The template has the instructions and size dimensions.  I have them put all graphics on the high lited desktop layer then when this is complete turn off the template layer.  One can print this file with just the graphics showing with no problem.

However if I export this a PNG file both the template and desktop layers show up even though I turned off all layers.  I just want the desktop layer with the graphics to show up.  I have been using Adobe Illustrator for several years and this doesn't present a problem when saving the graphic as a PNG file.  

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Photoshop :: Two Masks On One Layer?

Jul 1, 2006

I added another mask, when I start brushing it just switches back to the other?

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Photoshop :: Regarding Layer Masks

Oct 25, 2006

If I have already made a layer mask for a specific do I copy the same layer mask and apply it to whatever layer I want?

Also, how do I make it start out all black instead of all white when creating layer masks?

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Photoshop :: Layer Masks

Jun 30, 2006

I have added a layer mask and now they want me to fill it black... problem is when I do will it black it removes the blur and revert back to the normal image?

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Photoshop :: Layer Masks?

Feb 15, 2005

what a layer mask is and give me an example of where it owuld be used and how?

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Photoshop :: Layer Masks Posterized

Aug 29, 2012

I am having a problem in Photoshop CS6 where I am getting posterization in a layer mask, instead of a smooth gradient / transition. I am 87% sure that this is resulting in a visible hard transition in the final image (a TIFF, not a jpeg).
I have tried applying a gaussian blur to the mask, but this just changes the posterization, it doesn't remove it. Doing the gaussian blur with the document in 16 bit mode doesn't make any difference.
The posterization is visible at all zoom levels. I have tried setting cache levels to 1 and GPU acceleration to basic (and restarting PS), but still see the posterization when using a soft brush on a layer mask.
I read some of the other threads on the forum where people had problems with their graphics cards / monitor profiles causing things to look posterized when they weren't really. The examples given in those threads looked okay to me, so I think it is a Photoshop related problem rather than a general problem for me. I've attached two screenshots below, hopefully you can open them up full size and see if they appear posterized to you.
I'm not sure what the problem is or how to fix it?

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Photoshop :: How To Not Add Layer Masks By Default

Apr 4, 2013

I swear I remember that there is a preference somewhere for turning off the automatic addition of Layer Masks for new Adjustment Layers, but I can't remember where I saw it.  I'd like to disable the automatic creation of layer masks during addition of adjustment layers.

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Photoshop :: Layer Style And Masks

Apr 20, 2011

I have several times a little problem with subject.

If you take some Layer Style and then set mask on it then its of course mask all image.

I have problem to exlain it, i'll show:

that i have, and want to achieve that:

but get that by swich on mask on that layer:

So did i miss something about layer styles and there is easy way to apply mask to only effects, but not to image itself? Or at least to get something like that:

P.S. I know that it can be done my manipulation with groups or "merging" but is there some more "natural" way?

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Photoshop :: Layer Masks With Type?

Oct 1, 2004

playing around with layer masks today and we can erase and paint on the masks, but i really want to type on it, or even put a photo image on it.

why a new layer is opened when i type spmething?

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Photoshop :: Layer Masks Not Working

May 3, 2009

Masks have stopped working in CS3 , I can't paint on them .

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Photoshop :: How To Fix Broken / Destroyed Layer Masks

Nov 27, 2013

How to fix broken / destroyed layer masks (or the reason for that phenomenon)?
After clicking Alt+Click the whole picture transformed into rectangular fields and all masks are  broken. I save the file 5min before that accident and it still works - only this file is dead
1st picture: accident
2nd picture: how it was before
last 3 pictures: layer masks right now... yes they are changing

Photoshop CS6 (student version) Version 13.1.2 x64 MacBook Pro: Mountain Lion GHz Intel Core i716 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB

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Photoshop :: Vector Gradients In Layer Masks - How

Jan 28, 2013

if it's possible to add a GRADIENT vector mask to a vector shape layer?
I have a logo made up of various vector layers, and I need one of them to fade to transparency. I traditionally use a regular "black-to-transparent" gradient on the mask for this, but it's pixel-based. So my question is, with regards to the black-to-transparent gradient located in the mask of a vector layer... is there any way to make this gradient vector-based instead of pixel-based?
So I can resize the logo at will without affecting the quality of the gradient in the single layer mask.All the vector mask tutorials I found are for shapes (regular and irregular) but don't seem to involve gradient-based transparency <- which is what I need.

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Photoshop :: Non Destructive Adjustments To Layer Masks?

Feb 21, 2013

Is there a way to make non destructive adjustments to a layer mask?

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Photoshop :: Automatically Re-link Layer Masks?

Aug 17, 2012

I regularly work on large Photoshop files with many layers and folders within folders and always have the problem moving a folder only to find that somewhere inside there was a layer with an unlinked mask and it gets left behind. Is there a way i can 'relink all layer masks' without having to manually go through and relink them all? Similar to the 'Close all folders' option i guess...

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Photoshop :: Aligning Two Layers That Have Layer Masks On Them

Sep 9, 2012

I am having trouble aligning two layers that have layer masks on them. At the moment, the Align Left Edge tool is aligning the layers based off the entire contents of the layer, and not the mask, resulting in the layers not appearing aligned at all. Is there something I can do to tell the Align tool to take the masks into account?
I am using CS6.

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Photoshop :: Dual Gradient Layer Masks

Jun 12, 2007

I want to combine two photo's and have a gradual transition. So I move one photo into the other, select layer mask, then gradient, drag left to right, and presto I have a nicely merged photo. However I would also like a gradient from Top to Bottom (and left to right) on the same photo. How do you apply mutliple gradients to the same photo? If I select gradient again, it just overlays the first. I want two or more gradients.

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Photoshop :: Color Profiles Appear To Be Affecting Layer Masks

Sep 19, 2012

We are using color profiles that adjust the white point.  When these color profiles are applied to the image we cannot properly paint into layer masks because we cannot access "pure white".  The brightest white we can paint with is a form of grey (aka, we cannot paint back full opacity in a layer mask).  This shows up in the color "chips" as only allowing the brightest value to be a light grey.  The only way to get around this is to turn off our color profile, paint pure white, and then reapply the color profile (which confirms my understanding that "pure white" is supported by the mask channel when a color profile is applied, we just cannot paint it that value when the profile is applied).
As far as I can imagine, color profiles shouldn't be applied to scalar channels like a mask channel, right?
This affects CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6

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Photoshop :: Gradient Tool Not Working With Layer Masks?

Dec 20, 2011

i'm trying to fade out the last few inches of a photograph so it blends more seamlessly into backgrounds it's placed onto.If I use the gradient tool, set to "Foreground to Transparent" I get the proper effect, but instead of fading to transparent it fades to white.. which dosen't work when I move the layer over a coloured background.
I've read and watched many tutorials on this, and they all say to create a layer mask, and then use the gradient tool.. but for some reason anytime I have the layer mask selected the gradient tool won't work at all..

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