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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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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 do I Transfer the animation from my smart object to my real file

I am using photoshop cs4 currently, but I have photoshop cc at home. I want to know if there was a way to transfer the animation I've worked on the smart object to the original project.
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Can I have a Photoshop action pause itself to wait for user input?

I am new to photoshop. I want the action to pause , then I want a user to be able to select his own path via a selection tool, and then the rest of the action should run. How is this achievable?
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Match web color to fabric swatch

I am in the process of creating a wedding website for somebody and I am trying to match some of the accent colors to a fabric swatch that will be used for the bridesmaids dresses. I'm having a heck of ...
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change various colours automatically to white in photoshop if there are not in the swatches

I'm trying to get 12 colours plus white (so 13) on my images. I have various shades of colours that appeared which I would like to transform to white. Any ideas how to do this ? Many thanks !
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Opening transparent image in photoshop ruins aliasing

When I open the following image in Photoshop (CS5): This is how it appears, and how it saves: For some reason, the aliasing is ignored and the edges become completely jagged. Can anyone explain ...
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How can I adjust or replace many colours in an image with a new swatch of colours, without causing ugly edges?

I'm having difficulty replacing the colors in an existing image with colors from a new swatch of colors. I've tried the following : Magic wand and fill Color replacement tool Image -> Adjustments -> ...
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How can I keep my background layer always locked?

The Background Layer is locked. I duplicated the file to Background Copy. Go to chop the Background Copy. The locked background changes and no longer is locked. Please help me reset my settings ...
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How to get this noisy fog or skies effect with a gradient texture in Photoshop?

I really wanted to get this kind of foggy sort of glowing texture, with also the noise. And it seems it got a little bit of gradient in it's side. I've been tweaking the gradient maps with noise ...
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Rescale an image on a log scale

I'm trying to rescale a map based on a log scale (so the first inch is about a mile, the second inch is two miles, the third is four miles, etc.). To complicate things, I would like this to be radial, ...
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How do i fix my infograph that i uploaded and turned with shadows [duplicate]

i uploaded my created infograph (idk if its really an infograph) on facebook and my work got shadows but when it was just in my PC it was just okay and the resolution was clear. what should i do? i ...
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Why does Color Dodge produce different results when applied to a group of layers, compared to when applied directly to the layers themselves?

In Photoshop, I can't figure out as to why this happens. I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with the color set to white and grey on a new layer. I duplicated the layer and then I put ...
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How to automate a batch of varible data jobs with Javascript?

I want to do the same thing that is mentioned here except I want to use Javascript to invoke the command. I am assuming there should be an object that handles this, and I can pass an array or object ...
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How to create text layers from array of strings in Adobe Photoshop?

I have an array or multidimensional array full of string values. I woud want to use each array key of my array as name of a layer, and their values as text to put within that layers. Is it possible to ...
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Large png file size gets even larger with Ps save for web after cropping?

I have this png header image with transparency that is quite large 2500x1236, but only 343KB. I don't need or want it that big, so I throw it in PS and crop it down to 1666x444 and save for web, ...
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How to change white background of an gif image to transparent

I have an gif Image like example and I want to make its background transparent from white. I am an learner of Photoshop so please describe steps to do it. Currently I was trying to edit each and ...
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Why does an image get Larger when I up the DPI?

I am currently working on a print media project that requires a 300 DPI minimum for all images. I thought I had to discard a bunch of photos that were 180 DPI at their default resolution. However, I ...
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Why does it seem Photoshop is the common answer to icon design instead of Illustrator?

Icons are usually needed in a variety of sizes, so I don't understand why I always hear/see everyone using Photoshop for their icons. Probably I'm exposing my PS ignorance with this question, but ...
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How to prevent Photoshop from selecting the space after a word when double clicking it?

So when double clicking a word to select it, Photoshop likes to select the space after that word. Is there any way to prevent this? Sounds so simple, but it means having to select and drag to ...
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Can photoshop wrap 2D image around entire custom shaped 3D object?

I've been playing around editing textures for some video game objects. I recently discovered that I could use "Merge Down" to put a 2D image over the 3D object and translate that to the texture. My ...
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Where can I find the x / y coordinates for a layer in PS CS?

I need to find the x / y coordinates for each layer in my psd. I've searched through the help file and online, but I can't find the answer.
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Edit Photoshop Actions: Export specific

I would like to optimize images for web but in batches. I have set up and use an Action Action>Awesome Images>Optimized Awesome Images. The problem lies when I go to a new set of images that I want ...
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Photoshop Batch Script for Exporting Layers with a Master Backround

I have 100 layers that I want to export with a specific master layer as the background. Any JSX scripts out there for CS6? thanks!
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How can I use the clone stamp tool with a static source point in Adobe Photoshop?

I remember a few years ago I watched or read a tutorial that showed me how I can use the clone stamp tool with a static source point. What I mean is that the source we indicate with the alt button ...
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How can I create scalable half tone patterns for images in Adobe Indesign?

What is the best way to use images with halftone patterns in Indesign? I'm working on a book in which all the images will have an halftone effect. I'm applying the halftone filter in Photoshop but, ...
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Photoshop skills are not great [duplicate]

I'm a entry-level graphic designer. My skills in Illustrator and Indesign are pretty strong but my skills in Photoshop are not great and I have no drawing skills either. Will this affect my career?
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How do I reduce the luminance of this sky without it looking weird?

This is a picture I took yesterday: The sky is a bit too washed out for me so I'd like to crank down the luminance of the blue. Camera Raw makes a valiant effort but the crane trusses and other ...
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How to create animated GIFs of prototype mockups, like the ones on Dribbble?

I'm sure you've seen Dribbblers upload animated mockups of their designs. Here's an example: I can create mockups on Photoshop and even apply simple Tween Animations to them but I can never get ...
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Is there a way that I can place a watermark on the right bottom of multiple images, no matter what dimension the images are? [duplicate]

Is there any way that I can place a watermark on the right bottom of multiple images, no matter what dimension the images are? I have tried using Photoshop Scripts > image processor, but it works only ...
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Selecting a region with white colour and making the rest of the image black

I'm new to Photoshop. I have an image, where I have drawn a shape and filled that shape with a white colour. How can I now make the rest of the image be black?
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Is it standard to save Photoshop Editing capabilities for PDF?

Is it poor judgement to preserve photoshop editing capabilities if creating a PDF for a client? I'm wondering if it comes across as unprofessional or whether it might be a courtesy to save the ...
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Noisy Gradient Effect [duplicate]

What techniques are out there that allow you to create a gradient like the ones pictured above? Is this a product of a specific brush set? Or is there some type of Noise Manipulation / Gradient ...
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Resizing png without pixelation

I have a png that I need to resize to different sizes. Would it work for me to paste it in illustrator, use its auto vectorizing tool to vectorize it, and then resize it?
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why does photoshop auto-rotate images when opening?

I am using scripting in Photoshop to process jpg files that are uploaded through a website. I occasionally get images that are rotated differently when you open them in Photoshop vs. Windows Previewer ...
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How do I make a good quality drawing look like a low quality screenshot from 90's TV in PS? [duplicate]

Yeah hi, I was wondering how I could get my images to look like they were shown on 90's TV or were recorded to a VHS and ripped into a digital file. Examples shown below. I'd like to utalize ...
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Saving each layer as serparate file but with master template

I recently figured out how to save each layer as a separate file in photoshop. I do this when editing a gif image. Now, however, i have a layer below (layer 0) and a layer on top(72) and i want ...
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How to get rid of / minify Photohop Layer Styles in Layers List?

I use Layer Styles a lot, unfortunately with bigger projects it's really annoying that they take so much space in Layers list (even if their parent is not expanded as like in the picture below). Is ...
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Improving the dithering of the gif image

I was having a question between this gif and my work: Is it possible to get the better quality of dithering of colors on the first gif to my work? Btw, I did this on Ps via frame animations with the ...
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Trouble making a clipping mask in Photoshop

I have the following set up: I would like to make a clipping mask out of all of the objects above the "Text" layer (so that all of the stuff from the above layers is only applied to the letters), ...
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How can I select a single color within an image?

How would one pick or select all of a single color within Photoshop, Paint.NET, or The Gimp?
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How can I export a Photoshop DVD Menu (Widescreen) into Acrobat without distortion?

I created a DVD Menu Design and need to export each page as a .pdf. When I do so the design is distorted horizontally. Specifically, it isn't as wide as the canvas is in Photoshop. The results are ...
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Photoshop copy css for transformed text that respects aspect ratio

I'm really exited about the copy css feature. It helps me, a web developer, to get most of the font styles, gradients and rounded corners out of a psd in no time. I have however an problem. ...
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Photoshop Actions Save for Web

I am making a Photoshop file with a lot of slices some for iOS, some for Android and other formats. I need to create an action that saves only certain slices to the users desktop in a folder depending ...
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How to create doodles/sketches similar to those on Dropbox home page?

I am new in design, and recently I have been given a task where I have to create images like the ones present on dropbox.com home page. I am not sure what is the correct way of creating those ...
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How can I manipulate a 3D object into a specific position in Photoshop?

I have been working on a 3D .obj file in Photoshop. Now that I have the texture finished, I want to render a showcase image. I want the object to lay on it's side on the ground. I've tried using ...
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How to invert last selection change (add/subtract)?

I edit product photos that quite often involve camouflage patterns and multiple colors. I use quick selection, then modify the edges where need be with lasso tools, to remove the background (well, to ...
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Dimension difference between Illustrator and Photoshop CS5 jpegs

I've saved a two-colour Illustrator graphic as a jpeg, 600px width. Then opened it in Photoshop, where it opened at a width of 1270px. Easily rectified, I know, but why would Photoshop open a file ...
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Is it possible to export a *.png with RGBA8 in Photoshop?

Doing some design for 3D and developers need PNGs with RGBA8 for transparency. I am not even sure if this is possible with png. When I look at channels I see no alpha channel but there is alpha on the ...
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Feathering an Image Edge

I am currently working with a photo that is placed in an InDesign document.I currently have a directional feather applied to the image but the edges are still visible. I would like to feather the edge ...