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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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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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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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How to achieve a “shiny” effect in 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; Then I gave a Gaussian blur effect; Then 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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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 ...
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Photoshop : Can I use modular elements?

I have a noob question (I guess). I'm trying, with Photoshop CS6, to make what I call modular elements for web layouts. I mean : when I make a header for a website, I would use the same source for ...
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How do I resize my text box in Photoshop without distorting the actual text?

When I try to resize my text box in Photoshop, it is stretching my type instead of just making the box larger. It is a text box and not a bounding box. Please help. it just started doing it out of the ...
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How to revert trim pixel option back to normal view in Photoshop?

I designed my whole website in Photoshop. I used trim --> transparent pixels to export only logo. After that I closed my PSD file and now I can not revert it back to my whole design. How can I do ...
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Best way to create repeating image from existing one

Given two different image types: A regular pattern (e.g. http://imgur.com/vgYYsM6) A plain image, that doesnt repeat (e.g. http://imgur.com/CtDU23n) to 1) How do you extract the smallest existing ...
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back lit banner DPI question [duplicate]

I need to have a banner printed for a back lit header on a shelving unit in a retail store with the following dimensions 2’-11" x 1’-0", how many DPI would you recommend printing at? Thanks in ...
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Changing Color Scheme Automatically?

Here's my image: 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 Photoshop, but haven't ...
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Photoshop Shine Effect

I work with Photoshop and there's one effect I've seen that I can't manage to copy. The effect I'm looking for is the shiny effect in the next image: I looked online for shine effects but they ...
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How to re-arrange text in this image?

I want to rearrange the below text to read "Split Screen" instead of "Screen Split". How do I do that in Photoshop?
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In Photoshop, what is the quickest way to find a specific layer when there are many?

I'm working on cutting up a web design template and this has bugged me for years. On my psd file I have a bunch of layers and I want to crop out the arrow icon without anything in the background ...
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outputing 32 bit pngs to make a video

I have a rotating 3d image on a transparent background psd. How do I render/output it in Photoshop CC to keep the transparent background as a set of 32bit pngs to create a video?
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Good practice to resize a PNG aiming to act as smartphones' SplashScreen

I own a PNG (640x1136), that I want to resize in order to fit all the smartphone screens. I have Photoshop and illustrator. I opened Photoshop, right-clicked on the PNG, and select "Edit Contents", ...
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How do I use the pen tool for just one anchor point?

It is quite hard to explain in words so I will show screenshots of what i would like. This is a screenshot of what happens when I drag with the pen tool. This is what I would like to happen. ...
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How do I export a sliced psd file as a single jpeg image optimized for web?

I am a beginner at photoshop and am going a bit crazy here: I have a flowchart and am trying to use the slicing tool to include URLs into my flowchart image. However, when I optimize it for the web ...
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Get differnce in level between two colors

I'm going to cast my own bathroom countertop in concrete. We are trying to match the floor tiles in black level so I did three samples each with double amount of pigment than the last. Offcouse it ...
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How do I prepare a scanned pencil sketch for coloring in Photoshop?

I want to color sketches in Photoshop, but when I prepared the sketch (using Levels, Hue, and other modifications) to turn it into workable line art, some details were missing. I think it depends on ...
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Photoshop CS6. Disable pixel grid appearance when selecting pixels

Is it possible, to disable appearance of pixel grid, when selecting pixels (e.g. use of region selection, magic wand, lasso and other selection tools)? I'm work with pixel art, and I always turn this ...
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how to create folded brochure like in photoshop

am trying to create a brochure in Photoshop. But how do you get such a folded effect i.e. when I want to show the brochure to someone else as a preview, I want to make it look as if it's folded (like ...
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How do you export a jpeg with a selective compression mask from Photoshop CC 2014?

In fireworks, I can select parts of an image to keep at a lower compression (85) when exporting, leaving the rest of the image to be compressed at the higher setting (60). I cannot find that option in ...
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Issue Editing Curved Text in Photoshop

Firstly, pardon my ignorance as I am not that familiar with photoshop. I had the following .psd logo designed and I need to alter the text "OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE GLOBAL MOUNTAIN TRIBE" Every time ...
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Certain font weights not showing up

Was trying to install Bebas (5 weights)from here: http://fontfabric.com/bebas-neue/, but only Thin Light and Bold show up when I open Photoshop. Is there something that I have to configure to show all ...
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Creating a shape from the intersection of two shapes

I created this leaf shape by drawing two circles on the same layer using the "intersect shape areas" setting. The leaf "shape" is still treated as two circles - photoshop just shows the portion ...
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Using the pen tool to draw curved lines whilst staying at anchor points?

I always have this problem. I want to use the pen tool due to it's curves to draw beautiful vector curves. But I also sometimes want to draw a new path from a specific anchor point. When I try, it ...
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Colour replacement tool wont target certain items - Photoshop

Im trying to colour replace the highlighted areas in the screen shot below, but when i use the colour replacement tool it dosnt seem to be able to colour these areas, any ideas ? Ive also attached ...
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Can I realign a CMYK screen in Photoshop?

The tree foliage is out of register in this selection, well it all is. for instance I would like to be able to determine an approximate color used for the tree trunk. I regularly work with a vintage ...
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Batch replacing white background with a colour [duplicate]

I need to batch replace the white background on several thousand images. Is there a better way of doing this aside from setting up an action, selecting the white background and filling in colour?