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Why is color appearing different between pieces designed for print?

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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How can I prevent layer effects from overwriting when merging layers?

Often when I apply some effects to layers, and I merge them, the ones with effects have their blending mode messed up. They act as if all of their layer blending mode became normal and then merged. ...
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Image size for web - Image Layers

I have an image that is: 24 x 11 pixels. In photoshop I have saved it as optimised for the web as .png The size of the image is 1.05kb Is this normal? Is there any way to reduce this size as it seems ...
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How does Automator (Mac) compares to Photoshop based on reducing images to thumb size?

for a client website of mine I reduce each photo manually to 'thumb size' (height 200px). One of the other actions I have to execute is replace each space with a dash character. I automate this with a ...
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Isolating red ink with GIMP/Photoshop

As a puzzle author, I often write puzzles with red ink and then test-solve them with pencil. What would be the most efficient way to remove the pencil and blue gridlines from the paper to leave only ...
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Pixels shifting after applying Transform in Photoshop

Before Transform: During Transform: After Transform: As the images above show, when trying to use the Transform tool to rotate a layer the pixels in the end-result are in different positions ...
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Is there a way to copy text style in Photoshop?

Is there a way to copy text style(font, weight, etc) in Photoshop?
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Make multiple variations from 1 master file

I'm making business cards in photoshop and want to have multiple variations of the same "base". For example let's assume we have something like this: We want this to be our Master File. Child files ...
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Creating a blur overlay in photoshop? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a transparent image with just a gaussian blur effect in photoshop, and then export it and use it as an overlay in another image later?
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How to prepare (what all sizes and resolutions) mockups and UI graphics for an Android app in PS

I've seen similar questions asked here but they did not answer my question 100%. So please bear with me. Now I am starting an app design project for iOS and Android. I've been designing for iOS for ...
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Why can't I turn off swash?

I have some text that has the OpenType swash feature applied. I'd like to turn it off, but I can't, as the swash option is greyed out. How do I turn off swash when swash is greyed out? What I'm ...
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Photoshop has corrupt my file, can only see blocks and lines [on hold]

I was working on a file and after copying and pasting (I think) and then this happened I tried copying and pasting all the layers to another file but it just copies over the corruption as well. I'm ...
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Paint Bucket not filling selection? [duplicate]

I have a selection in Photoshop that looks like this: When I Paint Bucket (or Edit-Fill), it comes out all wrong and fills half wrong and half too far: What am I missing? How can I get it to ...
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How to crop image so object is in center in Adobe PhotoShop

I have taken some images of food on a plate, and I know the image is not dead in the center. How can I crop the image so that the plate is in the center? Thanks
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Photoshop 3D object looks high quality only when moving it

I am working on some textures for 3D .obj files in photoshop cs6 extended. The objects look pretty pixelated and low quality, but when I move the object mesh, or scene, or camera, it instantly renders ...
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How can I change a multi-coloured logo into a single colour logo in Photoshop?

I'd like to convert some client logos into a single light grey colour #BFBFBF. The logos are in PNG and JPEG formats on a white background. I know that I can convert the image to greyscale and / or ...
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How to convert a video file into an animated GIF in Adobe Photoshop?

I was trying to convert an MP4 into an animated GIF for an answer on here. I tried opening the file directly in Photoshop, and then clicking on the timeline menu and choosing both: Convert Frames > ...
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How to change multiple layers / frames duration at the same time in the Photoshop Video Timeline?

I can hold and drag each individual layer on timeline to increase its duration but it's such a pain. Is there a workaround to change (increase) all layers on timeline to have the same duration?
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import pages from photoshop to indesign

I am new to indesign. I always did all my print in Photoshop, which I know for multiple pages isn't the best route. What I want to do is start using inDesign but had one question: Can I create all my ...
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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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Photoshop Layer Comps are too large

I'm making wireframes for a complex dashboard. I have 40+ layer comps and my 10MB photoshop file is turning into a 30MB PDF. I've already trimmed away unused layers and don't see what else I can do? ...
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Custom Background Resizing As Needed

Is it possible to make a square pattern gradient coloured background that resizes as a webpage grows downwards? A square pattern, dark color - light color - dark color etc and as it goes up it gets ...
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Fine Jewelry Editing

This is the image I'm editing: I'm trying to edit the image to look like the images below: But no matter what I do can't seem to get the paint to match when I paint the shank of the ring nor ...
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How to get all colors used in a photoshop document? any script out there?

Is there any way to get all colors used in a photoshop file, I mean colors in vector elements fill's (Shapes and also strokes). I want to make a color scheme for the web based on colors used in the ...
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How to open a damaged or corrupt Photoshop file? [on hold]

After re-installing Windows it stopped opening some files PSD files. I try to open them with Photoshop version 6; it does not work. I tried to open them on the laptop, same garbage. What is the ...
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Can I modify text within Photoshop files programmatically?

What I want to do is to be able to code a script which will change a text layer from a Photoshop file for another text in my script. Is there anyway this can be done? Is there any Photoshop API or ...
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How to use Layer Comps in photoshop

Recently I've come to know about Layer comps. They are great way to create and save multiple variations of a document without having multiple files. Can anyone explain how to use/create them? How do ...
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how to create a brush in photoshop fading from both sides [duplicate]

how to create a brush in photoshop fading from both sides just like this ? i tried every default brush but nothing works , thanks in advance
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Photoshop Automation

I'm am fairly new to the photoshop automation tools, but I am a long time user of photoshop. I am trying to find a way to export each of 8 layers inside of a group individually while maintaining the ...
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How to set default layer group in Photoshop cs6 that i can call all the time for new psd files

I'm using a layer group all the time for my psd files. I would like to call/insert that group as a default layer group all the time into new psd. What is the best way to that? Currently i go to ...
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How can i draw shape with depth in illustrator?

How can i draw the 3d shape like i attached in image. wanted to make banner with just tiled slop. i tried in adobe illustrator but cant get the depth between the blocks. Please let me know how can i ...
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How to flip picture at an angle in photoshop?

How do i flip the top starship ( the darker one) at a 45 degree angle so it's facing the same way as the lighter ship? I want to flip because I want the sun reflection to be on the same side (upper ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch black/white or foreground/background?

I was watching a video tutorial and the instructor seemed to switch the colour of a layer from white to black with a shortcut, since his cursor did not leave the layer thumbnail section, per below... ...
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Position copied content within guides using a single PS Action

I'm struggling to get the following done in a single action: I have retouched full res TIFF's - each with a product shot on transparency background. The products are in slightly different place in ...
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How to add images to existing PDF file in Photoshop?

I have a PDF of a purchase contract and I need to add an image of my debit card to it. So far, I've opened the image of my card in a separate file and used the magnetic lasso tool to select it. In ...
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Photoshop CC: how to break up subpaths?

I can't figure out how to break a path's subpaths into separate, individual paths in Photoshop CC. Everything I find online suggests there is an Object menu (?) but I'm either too stupid to locate ...
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Photoshop cc 3d Shadows [on hold]

I have something that has been buggin me for quite a few days now. As i was going through some adobe 3d text tutorials i stumbled upon a place where i need shadows to be casted. But every object i ...
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Photoshop: Undoing after shift-clicking with brush

This is something very basic, but annoys me since ever. Using the brush tool (B), I can click at point "A", then shift-click at point "B". A line is drawn from "A" to "B". Simple and effective - I use ...
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Is there way to convert a PSD or Illustrator file to PowerPoint?

I got a bunch of PSD and Illustrator files and my boss wants that ability to edit the information in the files without having to ask me to do it. This would be more like editing just the text, there ...
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Is there a way to batch remove the same background from multiple images?

Someone asked me a Photoshop question the other day, and after some time thinking on it I couldn't come up with an answer - hoping someone here can shed some light! Let's say I've got a batch of ...
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How to achieve pixel perfect curves with Photoshop CS6?

Coming from a mobile development background, I have recently decided to learn how to design for mobile apps. I am not yet decided which tool I should use. I don't hold much knowledge in Illustrator ...
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Changing File Sizes in a PDF

Is there a way when exporting a .psd as a .pdf to make the file smaller? My client always has me work in Photoshop and send them finished work as .pdf's, but they say the files are too big. These ...
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What's the best way to create custom grid lines in Photoshop?

Is there a way to quickly define a baseline grid on photoshop using the guides tool? For example, if I want to create a 24px vertical rhythm, can I do this quickly on PS?
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3D border effect help

can someone please help me and tell me how could I do this border effect in Photoshop? I know it look like a bad design, but this is an old design of my client and he doesn't have the PSD file ...
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Go to next frame on Photoshop timeline

I would like to use a shortcut to go to next (or back) frame on photoshop timeline. On adobe guide, the shortcut should ne arrow right or left. BUT I dont know why it's not working for me. I can't ...
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Need to replicate a split toning (with a colored image)

I've been using the Split Toning functionality of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw for some time now -- you can see the effect in this video. How would I go about performing adjustments like these in ...
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How to avoid 1.23 decimal point uneven unit value in Photoshop?

When I drag the icon to left and to right in paragraph panel of Photoshop for tweaking the paragraph styling, changing the value of space before and after paragraph, I get uneven unit value like 1.23 ...
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What is wireframe-esque design style called? Is it made solely with pen tool?

Wondering what this wireframe like designing style is called. I've seen it for years but never really felt the urge to ask. I also wish to know if it is made solely with the pen tool in ps/ai or if it ...
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Apply layer comp in linked smart object only to specific layer comps in root PSD?

I'm using Photoshop CC for UI design. Let's say I've got 3 buttons as separate linked smart objects. Each button has a layer comp for a pressed and a not-pressed state. I place the linked smart ...