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Why does painting with 1% opacity not always do something?

I tried this with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. When I have a black background, and a white brush with an opacity of 1%, the color should get brighter if I click onto the same spot over and over again. ...
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Does Photoshop Elements fully support PSD files from “full” Photoshop?

I'm a web developer and on a regular basis I need to work with .psd files that have been provided by a designer. My needs are low - mostly I just toggle layer visibility and then save as .png, which I ...
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How do I expand a folder of layers in Photoshop Elements?

In Photoshop Elements, how do I expand a layer group to see the layers inside? I mean "Register form" or "login form" in the following screenshot:
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Photoshop - Transparent backgrounds replaced by white?

I've literally just started using Photoshop tonight because I want to edit my mum into a photo of Michael Buble for a photocake. All was going well, I managed to cut out my mum and layer her over ...
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Created starburst effect using Wave and Polar Coordinates, but it doesn't tile

I'm creating a silly anthropomorphic router by heavily modifying a product image of a Linksys router. Here's a preview. I want to incorporate a starburst effect into the background by creating a ...
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How can I make a png's Alpha contain undetectable colours?

Okay, I'll try to make a long story short. I use PS elements 8 (yeah I know that barely counts a PS). I make textures for a video game mod, and I came across a problem. To help explain I quickly put ...
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Opening multiple files as layers in a single image in Elements?

In Elements (I'm using version 9 for Mac), is there a single operation that will let me open a bunch of files as one image, with each file as a layer in that image? If I were using GIMP, for example, ...
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Change colour of pattern file

Can Photoshop pattern files be used so that the colours in the pattern are changed? If so, can you tell me how I do this with this pattern file in Photoshop Elements and/or Adobe Fireworks? (I don't ...
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How can I arrange layers 'forward and backward' in Adobe products?

In Adobe products are there any shortcut keys to move layers forward and backward instead of dragging layers up and down in the palette to arrange them?
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what tools to use for beginner

Could some experienced graphic designer suggest what tools to use- what software, to do this- make a picture of some money bills, which are curved and floating around randomly, with some background ...
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Importing Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements

I know PSE does not have layer styles like PS does. However within the content panel you have preset options which are in fact layer styles you just cannot edit them as in PS. Now I have PS and a ...
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How does one put a rectangular picture inside a round hole in another picture

I have a picture where I have already removed an inner oval portion with the Quick Selection tool. (Am using Photoshop Elements 6.0). I'd like to insert another picture, which is a background, into ...
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Resizing With Photoshop Elements

Usually, when I crop an image in Photoshop, I can drag around the area and just crop. But when I try this in Photoshop Elements, however, the image is always resized. Is there a way I can just crop ...
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Free Transform in Photoshop Elements 10 without anti-aliasing

I am re-asking this question for Photoshop Elements 10 : How can I resize an image without anti-aliasing? I want the same result as the user got here- the ability to change a layer's angle and scale ...
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How to make a subtle ambient abstract art/effect

I'm trying to make a subtle/ambient/abstract background like the following: I am not sure what the style is called, any instructions on how to make that background effect would be much appreciated. ...
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What is the easiest way to add transparancy to an image in Photoshop Elements? [duplicate]

Is there a simple one click solution in Photoshop (Elements) to remove a coloured background? I have previously zoomed and cut around the image, but the detail and rough nature of this leaves it a ...
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Gradient is suddenly not smooth anymore [closed]

I recently noticed a problem when drawing gradients: The transition from black to became non-smooth. I have Photoshop elements 10 installed on a Windows 7 64-bit system. Two main installations I did ...
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How do I add this sort of color field/effect?

I want to do the overlay/filter effects below(note they are pretty subtle): I've experimented with several blending options but I can't seem to find out how the make that overlay effect. A ...
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Cut same shape out several times in photoshop image

How do I define a rectangle and then cut the same size several places on an image?
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Quick way to set background to transparant [duplicate]

What is the quickest way to set a transparant background to jpg image with a white background without any major editing? I have tried a few online solutions but the quality always seems poor, so any ...
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I am trying to do a transparency inside image kind of effect

This is what I have, I did the following effect by following the steps in this post: How do I make this image in image effect? Now what I am trying to do is instead of having the background in the ...
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pale colours turning into loud colours [closed]

i've been having a hard time with Photoshop. i'm a student in a games and web design course and i can't do any work for them on my Photoshop for what it is doing. I use Photoshop elements 6.0 here's ...
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How to make lines thinner in photoshop [closed]

I have a png image which is having thicker lines and i need to make this lines look thinner. I really dont know how to do this..
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How can I get back the missing portions?

I used the Pen tool to cut out the picture from the background. When I refined the edges I forgot to refill these missing parts. Is there a way I can save them?
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Is it possible to change the layer visibility (eye) icons to be more readable, in Photoshop Elements 11?

In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, the eye icon appeared as opened or closed to indicate a layer's visibility. In Photoshop Elements 11, the layer's visibility is only indicated by a diagonal ...
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I am using Photoshop Elements and a 5 photo quick page I downloaded

I added the photos but they are not 'tucking' in behind the layers. Even if I move the order of the layers, there are parts of the photos that are showing. It's as if the quick page isn't there. I add ...
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White background appears after transforming Smart Object

Using PSE 13, I sometimes get a white background after transforming (rotating or resizing) a linked Smart Object in a PSD I have been working on for awhile. Prior to transforming the background was ...
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going from PC Photoshop CS6 2010 to Element for Mac and vice-versa?

My son is using Photoshop CS6 2010 on Windows at school. We have a Mac at home and need to install the program so he can do his homework. As the cost of "full photoshop" is huge, we would rather ...
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Where is layer mode like “Color Dodge.” in Photoshop CS 2?

I am new to Photoshop. I have searched a lot but didn't find any option like Color Dodge. So will you please help me for that? I want to make the Photo as Pencil Sketch: And for that I want that ...
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Image Resizing without white border

I have photoshop elements and I need to resize an image to a specific size for uploading to our website. what I would usually do is open image then resize, change the width, ok, then go to image, ...
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In Photoshop Elements 10, Is there an equivalent function for “Apply Image” that is used in Photoshop?

I was trying to follow a retouching tutorial on YouTube (http://youtu.be/bNB9Mepi1VI) when I came across an issue. I am using Photoshop Elements 10, but the person in the video is using a different ...
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Is photoshop elements good enough for typical website mockups?

I want to create a web page mockup to show a client, does Photoshop elements allow you to create layered pages?
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Why is my Line Tool In Photoshop making blurry lines?

I am using the line tool in Photoshop but my lines keep coming out blurry like this: Why is this the case?
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How to create Circles of different sizes in Photoshop

I am a newbie to Designing. I have followed this tutorial, but I want to modify the output, I don't want so many circles. I want less number of circles placed randomly and also the sizes should be ...