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Is there a way to access Mac system fonts in Photoshop?

I am mocking up a Mac App interface on El Capitan and would like to use the San Francisco system font. However the San Francisco font doesn't appear in Photoshop's font menu. Is there a way to access ...
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Generating 8-bit versions of images

I want to generate decent-looking 8-bit versions of existing images for a project I am working on. The current method I am using involves changing the mode of the image to Indexed Color with the ...
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Email Campaign Unable to make it Responsive

i work for an advertising company and i create responsive email flyers. the image starts at a pdf and i put this into photoshop to slice and add URLs, once added i can save for web design and it ...
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Sketching in Illustrator

I just recently found out how fun is drawing. For years I was just amazed by the artworks people did. Recently just because I couldn't find too much free vectors for my infographics and also didn't ...
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Can I automate the creation of random slices within Photoshop?

Yeah, let's not worry about the why, but the how. I want to create different sized rectangular slices of an image within Photoshop, and print them out. I can do it manually, and it's a long slow ...
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Printing file but without a layer?

I print labels in sheets using Photoshop CC using a guide. I've been placing what I need on the template and then deleting the template to print, but is there a way to "hide" the template so I don't ...
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How to apply a drop shadow on an object outer borders only?

Let's say we have a ring on a transparent background: My question is: how I put a drop shadow on this object's external borders only? If I apply a plain Drop Shadow effect, I get the following, ...
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Opacity of layer affects clipping masks

Most of the time I use clipping masks only to keep painting within certain borders. But how do I change the opacity of the mask, while preserving its shape? Say I drew many little particles and want ...
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Data merge for PDF

Lets say I have 100 PDFs in one folder1 (filename: 1, 2,3,4..) and another 100 PDF in another folder2 (Filename: 1,2,3,4...). Now I want to combine PDF1 in folder1 with PDF1 in folder2 and so on till ...
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How to reduce white in an image using Photoshop

I want to reduce the white in this image. So that the structure is somehow faded into the blue background. How can I do that in Photoshop? Any ideas?
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Image Size / Resolution for printing a Rollup

I need to create a design for a rollup that will be 2000mm X 850mm. The place we're printing at has an info sheet, which only says the file should be 150dpi. When trying to create a file to design ...
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Photoshop Mug image wrap using replace content

Looking for a way to have a warp example image on a stock mug photo/image but able to change out the example image using replace content. Hoping not to warp each example image but a preset template. ...
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Why does a brush with 50% opacity and 100% flow take 8 individual strokes to reach 100% opacity?

I have a simple round brush with 100% hardness, 50% opacity and 100% flow. All other brush settings are disabled (brush dynamics, transfer, etc). Since it has 50% opacity, I would expect 2 brush ...
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using mock up effect from Photoshop to illustrator

Hi, is it possible to use this mockup effect which I have done using Photoshop can be used in illustrator without getting it blurred? Thanks.
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Can't find preferences tab to adjust and customize grids

I was just going through this tutorial HERE , and this guy adjusts his grids, by going to preferences, see the screenshot that I grabbed from the video: Now I have the following Photoshop ...
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Is there a way to use bitmap font with Photoshop?

I have an image file with the font that I have created. Is there a way to map this bitmap font to characters and use it with a typing tool in Photoshop? Maybe there is some kind of a plugin?
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How do I add a border to multiple images in photoshop?

I have thousands of images where I need to add a border onto. I've been trying to automate this tedious process but I don't seem to succeed at it. I've been playing around with the automate, actions ...
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How to set the guides in Photoshop 2014 locked by default?

How can I set the guides locked in Photoshop 2014 by default? It's too annoying to lock the guides on every startup.
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How to merge text layers without converting text to shapes or rasterizing them in PS CC?

Every time I create a text box in Photoshop using the Type Tool, it puts the text box in a separate layer. Is there a way to merge text layers to better manage a group of text boxes? The options I've ...
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document size in Photoshop vs Illustrator

So I am designing an A2 format poster for print... I am much more used to working in Photoshop, so I design almost everything there and just import the .psd to Illustrator afterwards and add text. ...
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Layer substraction

I drew the following vectorial img with photoshop However, i want the mask to be white, not all transparent. When i modify the stroke background, it hides the eyes and the mouth I don't want this to ...
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How to create this grunge stamp that is dark on the edges & more grungy on the inside?

I tried different methods and they all were very very complicated. Is there an easy way to create this effect where the grunge is more visible on the inside?
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Remove dust from photo

What technique I should approach to remove dust from blue circles in attached picture? Actually I would like to have clear illustration instead of photo. How to achieve that?
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How to make photoshop right sidebar smaller? [closed]

I have OS X El Capitan 10.11 and Photoshop CC 2015. My issue is width of right sidebar - I want to make it narrower, because currently is way too wide for me and it makes workspace way too small to ...
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How to create animation like asana load screen - where 3 lines of text are circling?

Stuck on creating a Photoshop animation like asana load screen. initially 3 lines of copy is circling up - moving up. Attached example: ...
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Convert vector mask to shape layer

I have a Photoshop document with many raster layers with Vector Masks applied. I would like to convert these to actual Shape layers. Is there a better (easier) way to do this than: Select the ...
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Photoshop: Tapering objects while transforming will distort images like in perspective. No idea across web so far

Does someone have an idea how to taper and retain y-position of the images? thanks Hannes
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Photoshop Cropping - edge of image based on center selection

I do bulk editing and would like to be able to record and automate a set of instructions that accomplish the following. Say I have an image of an apple. The apple is off center - ie, the background ...
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Schematic outline selection

How to select the outline from a schematic picture that has black background showing through? Too small of detail to use magic wand. Can either the white outline or the black background be selected ...
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Invisible Vector Causing Issues with Copy Paste Between Illustrator and Photoshop?

I got this vector from an EPS online: File: Weird Badge Vector It came as a set of two, black and white. I couldn't separate them so I just deleted all the points of the white one. When I copy ...
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Is there a new (non-legacy) way to export an animated GIF?

I've always known that you can use File > Export > Safe for Web to export an animated GIF in Photoshop. However, in my current version, it says Legacy next to that option, which seems to imply that ...
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Can you execute a PS action on windows explorer search results, rather than a folder path?

In windows explorer I search a folder for something like image.jpg. Is there any way to apply a photoshop action to the results of this search like I would to a folder of images? Could I plug in the ...
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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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Create a multicolor background [duplicate]

I'm a novice photoshop user, i stumbled upon the designs of the awesome mike of creativemints, and i noticed how his backgrounds are really beautiful and smooth, i tried to recreate it and failed ...
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Print resolutions and document size

I have been given the task of getting an artists vinyl cover etc ready for print. I have been supplied images by the photographer but they are at the following values: I am confused by the document ...
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Reflecting/shared changes amongst groups?

I don't know how to search for something like this on Google so I thought I would ask here. I am wondering if it is possible to have a group and a duplicate of that group and reflect changes from the ...
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Is there a way to erase text, but still keep the text editable in Photoshop?

I need to create an image for a client, but they want an editable PSD copy, and for the effect I need to use, I need the text on a portion of the layer to be erased but still have the text be ...
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Random Scatter of the one object multiple times

Have only recently got into 3D design, found this image on google and wondered what software is used there is no way this designer scattered the pills one by one surely? The pills them selves where ...
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Is it possible to export a PSD from Illustrator and preserve layer styles and shapes?

I'm testing this new workflow to be able to work in Sketch, export the SVG to Illustrator, do some magic there, and produce the PSD. But I'm having trouble making it export the vector shapes as ...
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Making overlay text visible on a “chaotic” background [duplicate]

I am trying to create a fullscreen map with some overlaying menus above it as you can see in the screenshot above. I have tried to make the overlaying text visible by applying an inner glow on a ...
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Page layout critique / advice

I'm not an artist or designer myself. I commissioned the cool hand + phone logo from a graphic artist. Now I'm trying to incorporate it into an "end card" for my YouTube videos. (The black border is ...
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how can i change the color of the image to solid black

I am trying to change the color of the word "MINNESOTA" to solid black using PS CS5 color replacement tool but I only get gray color. How can I change it to solid black? Thanks.
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Re-link a mask to its layer

How to a re-link a layer mask to its layer? I have unlinked a mask from its layer so I can feely move the image affected separate from the mask. Now, I would like to re-link them so I may move both ...
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iPhone Screenshots Pixelated

I am having a problem putting screenshots into the iPhone image. As you see, the screenshot is pixelated. Do you know how to make clear screenshot? Basically I am using skew tool to fit the screenshot ...
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How to fill in an area with a gradient in Photoshop?

With the Paint Bucket Tool I can fill an area with a solid color. How can I fill an area with a gradient? When I try to use the Gradient Tool, it fills the entire layer with a gradient. I know I can ...
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Photoshop + Illustrator smart object causing bleeding

I've created an icon in Illustrator with a canvas of 22x44 pixels. I've meticulously ensured that each point in the drawing is snapped to a pixel. Here's a screen capture of part of it: As you can ...
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How do I get the transparency in a PNG with indexed color which has a transparent background?

I have a PNG with indexed color which is rendered with a transparent background in Google Images, so I know the transparency is there, but the color mode is Indexed, and in InDesign & Photoshop I ...
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How can I make my typing “stick” to box side?

Hey Im using photoshop CS6 and im trying to get the typing aligned with the box, kind of 3D like, you know what I mean. Cant seem to find the effect, im sure its simple... Help?
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positioning elements in photoshop with 3d postcard

when using 3d postcard from layer in photoshop, is there a way to save or repeat the same action on other layers. To place the elements at the same place in space ? is there s a way to save the ...
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Why can't I save edits to my vector SmartObject?

I'm having a weird problem in CS5. I've pasted a lot of eps files into a Photoshop document as smart objects. (The paste was done via drag and drop from Adobe Bridge.) When I edit the smart object, it ...