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Adjusting Individual Layers within files

Participant ,
Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Hi All,

 

Is there a way to "Flip" an indivual layer (to its mirror image), without affecting any other layers in a file?

 

Thanks

 

Sand Patch

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal is the command

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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That is exactly what I had done before. However, despite my having selected the desired Layer, that caused the entire file to be affected.

 

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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That would happen if, before executing the command, you selected all the layers and none were locked.Please post the Layers panel and full screen so that we can see what is going on.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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Are your layers linked?

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Did you group or link your layers?

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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I did not do anything, like grouping, etc., to the layers, other than locking the ones that I didn't want affected. But, when I selected the "Transition to white copy" layer, and had done the recommended steps, the entire file was flipped as a result.

Photoshop_01.JPG

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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The is only one visible layer above your  "Transition to white copy" layer Are you sure all layer above and below  "Transition to white copy" have flipped? can you show the layer stack before and after the flip? Artwork 3 looks like a texture may not be able to tell if it flipped or not the background white flipped or not..  The none visible Top Layer and layer above the background thumbnails will easily tell if all flipped or not.

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Here is a shot of the final project to my satisfaction, without doing flipping.

Photoshop_02.JPG

Next, here is the image when it has been flipped Horizontally.

 

Photoshop_03.JPG

 

Finally, here it is in a vertical form.

 

Photoshop_04.JPG

 

What makes this even more perplexing to me is that the horizontal and vertical flip commands seem to react the exact opposite of what they are supposed to.

 

Sand Patch

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