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Reduce 30MB image to less than 50KB without significant loss

I am creating figures for a scientific paper. The journal I am submitting to seems confident "all figures can easily be reduced to less than 50kB each (gzipped) without significant loss of quality". ...
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Slices & Extract Assets, or Copy CSS & paragraph styles for retina web designs?

I'm trying to figure out how Adobe wants me to work in Photoshop when producing website designs. Extract Assets is useful for fixed-size objects to produce 50% & 100% assets. 200% png output ...
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Photoshop: how to completely to fill an outline drawn with a brush?

I drew an outline and filled the inside of it. But it did't get completely filled: there's a white gap between the stroke and the fill. How can I implement a full fill without this gap? Update: ...
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Watermarking in photoshop. Position watermark 20px from bottom and bottom left automatically

I am automating the application of watermarks in photoshop using a batch process. Is there anyway I can position the watermark always 20px from bottom and bottom left regardless of the size of the ...
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Colours consistently change in Illustrator the moment I deselect an object

While working with a file I noticed that the moment I imported my Illustrator file into Photoshop it changed our company colour #ff5522 to a different orange-red variable. Considering ...
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Deselect layers in Photoshop

There's already a post similar to this, which describes there is no built in shortcut to deselect multiple layers, but I can clarify my problem a bit. control + click will select a layer in ...
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New Smart Object via Copy inside a Layer Group

Is it possible to duplicate a layer group that contains multiple smart objects with relationships to each other, so the duplicate group is separated from the original? I need the duplicate to be ...
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Why does Photoshop outputs such huge PDFs?

I just saw this and it didn't answer my question, so I started a new thread rather than dig the old one. I am making a document in Photoshop. The psd file is about 8MB in size, contains 1 (one) photo ...
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How to paste a part of an image in the same coordinates I cut it from?

I want to cut a specific part of an image, then paste it in another image in the same coordinates I cut it from. So, if I cut it and it was in (100, 112) then I paste it in (100, 112) in the other ...
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design on apple.com — how to transition from one photo (color) to another?

The image is taken from apple.com. I'm wondering how to recreate this effect of transition from one photo to another (in particular, I want to transition into white background) as shown in the photo: ...
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How do I create an outline around a raster image?

Let's say I have a PNG image (with transparent background) like the below simplified example. What is the quickest way with either Illustrator or Photoshop to create a vector path/image (i.e., ...
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How can I enlarge a small photo with very high resolution to a big photo with less resolution?

How can I enlarge a small photo with very high resolution to a big photo with less resolution? Original size is 12.7 width by 7.2 height at 1550 dpi. I want to convert it to 62cm width by 182 cm ...
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How to put a high metallic shining gradient border like this?

I m a beginner and also new to this blog. Here is my first question to this awesome and very helpful forum! I want to put a metal type shining gradient border around any shape or square box in ...
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How to draw curved lines inside a badge in PhotoShop

I have a badge and I want to draw dash line inwards. So far I have tried some methods like using Pen to draw and "Convert Point Tool", but I cannot make it right, and it's hard to explain, please take ...
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Normalize transformed rectangles with photoshop

Let's say I have some transformed rectangles like the ones here (fig 3,4,6,8): http://cosketch.com/SavedImages/poFITcSC.png Is there a simple way to click on the 4 corners of the rectangle and make ...
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How to apply gradient onto a shape

I'm really glad to find this great place. I am a developer, so please don't mind my novice question, thank you. My question is How to apply gradient onto a shape and put 3 images into one(PhotoShop ...
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Changing color scheme of calendar icons?

Here's the image I'm working with: I'm wondering if it's possible to automatically change all the images to using a color scheme close to #489fdc. I've tried making changes in Paint.NET and ...
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can i reduce image file size in photoshop to under a specific size?

I have to put up a 1mb image. The image is currently at 1.01 Mb. How can i tell photoshop to drop quality enough to put it under the 1Mb mark? Using save for web drastically reduces the image ...
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How to view golden ratio guides in Photoshop without crop tool?

Is it possible to view the golden ratio guide lines in Photoshop without using the crop tool? I'd like to use the guides for aligning objects, not cropping.
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How to swap colors around in Photoshop

So I downloaded this image to use in a Christmas flyer I'm making... ... but I really want to swap the colours around (to save on ink). So is there a way I can make what's red white, and what's ...
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Pen tool in Photoshop + Adjusting Anchors + Crtl and Alt

I am working on a very large mask for some product photography. After getting my basic shapes drawn out with the pen tool, I am going back and refining my edges and making sure that my shapes are ...
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How to increase canvas size by a fixed number of pixels in Photoshop?

How can I create an action that increases the canvas size by a specified number of pixels? I want to batch process a number of files of unknown size to add a consistent white border around each one, ...
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Preparing PSD design to android app development

It is my first question here and I hope it is not a bad one. I have android app designed in PSD. Now my job is to make it into XMLs. My problem is that design dimensions are 768px x 1184px with ...
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PS, AI & ID Performance Preferences & Reccomendations [migrated]

I've just only discovered that there is a section where we can actually adjust the performance preferences accordingly to our needs and individual computer's capability. I was wondering if allowing ...
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Put a border on an image in Illustrator or Photoshop or Fireworks

I picked up this "like" icon from iconfinder.com. Originally it was in black. I adjusted it to orange. To help the user, I'd like to have it be "hollow" (i.e. just a border - transparent in the ...
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How do I create a dual lined border in Photoshop?

I have a square box, that I need to create a dual lined border of differing widths. I've selected the shape and then done a 10px stroke inside. Now I want to add a 2nd rectangle of 5px width that is ...
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How can I recreate this concrete-looking grunge background in Photoshop?

See the background in this website. How do I achieve this effect ?
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Permanently set photoshop documents export path? [closed]

Everytime I do a change in my photoshop document I have to save it out as png to view it in Unity. The problem is 90% of my work time is spent exporting these images over and over again for every ...
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My Photoshop brushes are stripped of their gradation

Somehow I must have accidentally changed a setting somewhere and now my Photoshop brushes which are supposed to have grayscale detail are now showing up like 2-bit bitmaps. Not sure if that's the best ...
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Adobe Photoshop - How do you arithmetically add two images?

For example, if two grayscale images, one with a intensity and the other with b intensity, are added the resultant image should be of a + b intensity.
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What is the best way of cutting out objects to create SVG files?

I got a PSD file from a designer. I want to get the icons and logos as SVG files, so I started to cut them out, and create a new PSD file for each of them. When I want to generate a SVG file, I am ...
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A PSD file in photoshop is opening in black and white [closed]

I have a copy of a PSD in photoshop. It is showing up in the color format when I go to open the file in the small browser. However, when I click and go to open it in photoshop it is in black and ...
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Advice for recovering a lost psd file in photoshop [migrated]

I had a psd file unexpectedly go missing. Due to a large amount of data processing in my Macbook Air photoshop shut down. I did not realize the file went missing until a few days later. It had been ...
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how to achieve Shinny effect on photoshop?

I was practicing to obtain this kind of effect in Photoshop but could not get it exactly. I tried: first I made a oval shape with white color than I gave a Gaussian blur effect. Than I made that ...
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How do I create a puzzle piece in Photoshop?

I would like to paste a picture to a new blank picture with a puzzle shape on it so that I can create a puzzle piece, but I have forgotten how to do it. I sort of remember that you will have to ...
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I have cropped part of the image and want to crop another part of another image with the same size and location

I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC, and have cropped part of some image, and have saved a .ps version of such crop. I have another image, for which I want to make the crop with exact size and location of ...
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How to create a good thick sheet like look for show casing design work on Behance [duplicate]

I have created a few website designs and I wanted to show case my work on Behance and other such websites (please let me know about good places to that also) But my question is here about how to ...
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What can Illustrator do that Photoshop can't?

I'm fairly expert in Photoshop but a total novice in Illustrator. I need to do an infographic and I have a suspicion that Illustrator is what a real designer would use, but I don't really know why I ...
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How to reset slice name in Photoshop?

When exporting slices in Photoshop through the Save For Web... dialog, PS automatically names as the input_filename + _XX + .png. So for example: myfile_01.png, myfile_02.png etc. It is also possible ...
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How to output multiple image sizes from one design?

I am designing an app for android and as you may know that android uses 6 different density buckets from LDPI to XXXHDPI. Is there a way to save multiple outputs of different sizes from one design ...
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Photoshop wrong displaying Roboto font style [closed]

I used the Roboto font for my projects in Photoshop. I donwloaded from here http://developer.android.com/design/style/typography.html . I unistalled the old Roboto and installed the new version of ...
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How to make a design's color palette easy to change in PS [duplicate]

Is there a good practice to follow when creating a design in Photoshop so that it's easy to change colors later on? For example, if it's possible to create a color swatch where I reference a color ...
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After saving an image/GIF photoshop adds a thin black line around it, how can I prevent it from doing so?

It happens if I used a texture on the image, but with GIFS it happens even if I didn't edit them.
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Does anyone know where I can find a bike template or mockup? [closed]

I'm working on a school project about a fake campus bike rental company and I'm trying to create mockups of everything but I can't seem to find any customizable bicycle templates or mockup photoshop ...
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How do I create a stroke like this?

I've tried multiple tutorials and even asked the designer — (his response: "If you want it perfect you will have to create it in adobe illustrator and import it into photoshop. In the case of the two ...
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How to determine the color and opacity using the color picker tool?

I have received a PSD that has a semi transparent image in it. I know the image is semitransparent because I see the Photoshop checkered background behind it. When I look at the layers I see one layer ...
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How to optimize my pictograms for Retina screens?

Surprise when I saved my pictograms for the Web (from Illustrator): They are strictly not as clean as expected => totally blurred. Here's an example from my Retina smartphone: And the initial ...
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Changing zoom level steps of Photoshop

When I zoom with my Macbook's trackpad by pinch gesture, elements get blurry because of decimal zoom level like "169,11%". Is there a way to change zoom steps to use only integers?
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How to remove a part of a moving object from a video? [migrated]

I have a video in which I want to remove part of an object in every frame and then render the video again. I have tried photoshop and after effect. Both of them work somehow, but they degrade video ...
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Placing PSD image in Indesign with a transparent background

I'm a novice Photoshop user... obviously... I've created a wine glass ring image using a brush, on a transparent background in Photoshop. I saved this file as a PSD. When I try to place this image ...