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How can I create a smooth mask that allows me to multiply the already existing blur?

The question is very simple, and it surprises me I couldn't readily find the solution by googling: I want to reduce the depth of field of a photo in Photoshop. I expected to find something that allows ...
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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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Same font, different size on different platforms

I received few PSDs from a designer who are using windows. The font is Open Sans, I already have it on my mac. I opened the PSDs, and clicked in the text layer: ..after that I edited the text, ...
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Resources on web design aesthetic

I am looking for online resources (no books please) that provide general rules and guidelines for web graphic design. I am pretty good at scripting (as far as HTML, JavaScript, and PHP are concerned), ...
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How would you print extremely small words (microprinting)

The Problem: I am working on a project and I wanted to add super fine print (words and graphics). When I say small I am not referring to 7pt type at 300dpi business card small. I am referring to ...
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How to use levels or curves to remove the less luminous and smallest points on an astronomy photography?

How can I retouch photos of supernova veils to remove the smallest stars of the picture? The goal is to allow the viewer to focus on the central nebula remains pattern, without too many stars ...
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How to set default PS layer to be transparent

My work has been using CS3 for far to long so I finally got them to upgrade to the CC suite. This has been great but I only have one problem. I can't remember how to change the default PS layer to be ...
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Crop tool not working as expected in Photoshop CS5

I selected Crop tool and selected the area to crop but it is actually hiding the remaining area. After selecting i clicked delete radio button but that also not working as expected. I need to crop a ...
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Photoshop: Change pattern color gives me a washed out effect

I'm trying to change the pattern color from a very light gray to a dark blue. I've used the color blending mode, but the result is a washed out color. Is there anything I can do to have a dark color ...
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Photoshop - Can't fill in pixels with pencil tool

I'm using the pencil tool with a 1 px brush. I'm trying to fill in some pixels, but in the pictures below there are certain pixels I cannot fill in. If I use the pencil tool on them, nothing happens. ...
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Photoshop: Text on top of image looks bad when saved for web

When I put text over an image and then save as a jpeg using the File -> Save for Web defaults I always end up seeing noise in the text even though it's 100% opacity.. This a a screen shot of what I ...
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Why does my compressed JPG have different colors from the original file?

I have no idea at all, first of all, of image internal composition and color modes. That said, I have a very strange problem. These are the pictures: Well, the ORIGINAL is more colorful in ...
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How to link [and reuse] layers?

I have been using Photoshop/Illustrator for about 6 years or so now. I never really learned from official resources, nor did I attend a course which would have taught me how to use the Creative Suite ...
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Photoshop - change colors of image

I am very new at photoshop and I am not sure if I have chosen the correct title for the question but I'll give you an example so hopefully that will do it. So basically I am trying to blend one image ...
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Animating 3 minute countdown timer in Photoshop

What would be the fastest way to animate 3 minute countdown timer in Photoshop? The countdown is in the following format: HH:MM:SS. I thought about creating three groups of layers: hours, minutes and ...
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Angled Mockups Pixelate Image

So I create designs in PS for an iPhone with dimensions of 640x1136. Really crisp. Export it as a PNG and then import it into an angled mockup of an iPhone. Then I upload it into the web and it ...
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Why is my grid not aligning properly?

I'm using Photoshop CS6 and for some reason the grid is not aligned 1 pixel by 1 pixel on my 20 pixel by 20 pixel image. I've tried everything and it still doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated. ...
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Can I work with EPS files in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I am new to Graphic Designing and I currently use Vector Magic, a program that helps me vectorize any image and export it in a vector format, as well as a regular photo format (PNG, JPG, etc.) I ...
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How can I change the color of this object properly?

I'm pretty new to Photoshop. I would like to change the color of this object on my .png image: But anyway I try, it becomes this fuzzy with the new color: How can I change it's color to stay in ...
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Color Settings Problem in Photoshop

A few weeks ago, I was trying to figure out how to convert RGB files to CMYK mode. I was viewing hundreds of tutorials and I can remember that most of them taught me to change the color mode from the ...
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How can I find font references in a Photoshop PSD file?

I need to convert all fonts in a PSD file (CS6) to outlines for printing preparation. Unfortunately, fonts aren't just in text objects; there are a lot of Smart Objects and some of them may have text ...
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Fix colors after or before rgb to cmyk conversion

When I convert from RGB to CMYK in Photoshop as you know colors change saturation and maybe some hue. So basically what the title asks, does it matter when I adjust the colors and saturation via ...
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How to start learning web design? [duplicate]

I am a web developer with about 7 years of experience now. I know Photoshop for slicing and I've played with all the tools at least a little. What I want is to start learning design, so I ca start ...
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How do I ensure the sign I create will be high enough resolution? [duplicate]

I need to know how to set up a high-resolution 8ft sign in either Photoshop or Illustrator.
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How do I remove the scrollbars / border in a layer window?

I'm trying to get my workspace to look like this: http://youtu.be/mFRHTs8-KVw?t=1m14s See how the layer window has no scroll bars / title? How do I achieve the same? That is a tutorial video and ...
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Is there a way to export all the layers properties in a PSD file into an organised “legend map” PDF file for the developers?

The design is ready inside a few PSDs and needs to be passed on to the developers. Is there an easier way to do it instead of manually creating it or giving away the PSD? The end product should be a ...
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How to go about making a 3D icon for Android App Icon

The android design guidelines say that "Use a distinct silhouette. Three-dimensional, front view, with a slight perspective as if viewed from above, so that users perceive some depth." I am still ...
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How to move text in Photoshop?

might seem straight forward but how do I move text around in PS CS6?
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PS: Add Top Adjustment Layer to All Images

I've got a dozen layers or so in my .psd and I am trying to Export Layers to Files..., However, when exported, I want the top adjustment layer to take effect on every image. My layers look a little ...
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Photo distorts terribly on Facebook [duplicate]

I've designed a logo which looks high res in photoshop. But really distorts in Facebook. I understand that Facebook converts the image, but compared to similar logos, it looks bad. Any ways around ...
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Should I keep a 1:1 scale for a vehicle wrap vinyl print made in Photoshop?

I'm busy with my first vehicle wrap design - and I don't know what size to make my design in Photoshop CS6 - the width of the "bakkie" is 4436mm x 1300mm. If I use that in Photoshop the file size is ...
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A layer covering all non-transparent areas in Photoshop

I have a PNG layer which has a drop shadow applied in Photoshop. I'd like to create another layer of white color which would cover all non-transparent pixels on the canvas (i.e. the original PNG + ...
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How to save a channels file to a format that can be emailed?

I have a PSD file in channels and want to convert (flatten?) it to something I can email to a client to show progress on the design. How is this done?
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Trace equation of line in Photoshop

Is there a direct method of using the Photoshop pen tool (or any other tool) to trace the equation of a line in 2D space and create a path from it in a given domain and/or range, provided I define a ...
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Why does Chrome distort my transparent PNG (adding a subtle inset “weak” area)?

I'm having a hard time describing the issue in words, so haven't had any luck searching. I have a simple repeating pattern (though I've had the same trouble with other images; it doesn't seem to be ...
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Convert PSD file to INDD file [duplicate]

I have a text layout in Photoshop that is very precisely arranged. Is there a way to recreate this layout in InDesign without too much work? Tips, tricks, scripts, are appreciated.
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Overlapping Text Appears Fuzzy in PDF

I have a custom font with symbols that overlap other symbols for an effect. An example is an arrow that overlaps the next symbol. In photoshop, when I export to pdf, the overlapped symbols appear ...
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How to center text vertically within a textbox in Photoshop

It's pretty annoying that you can't center text vertically in Ps automatically, like you can in Indd. It's even more annoying that the bounding box of text can't be 'collapsed' or 'fit to text', like ...
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How to intersect existing shapes in Photoshop

I'm trying to intersect 2 existing shapes in Photoshop (CS6). I've found tutorials that allow me to intersect at the time of putting the second shape down, but nothing that allows me to do so with ...
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Create solid shadow effect on text using Photoshop CC

Is there a way in Photoshop to create the text effect seen on the words "chart" "when" and "present" in this image that does not involve drawing the shapes one at a time?
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How to achieve this texture of jagged edges

I am doing a project for my tech design class and we have to make spoof ads of already existing ads. What I'm trying to do is create the opposite effect of the refine edge command. I have tried some ...
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How to achieve a shadowed shape behind a semi opaque surface?

Imagine a white paper, a shape behind it, and behind the shape a source of light, like a candle. I want to achieve the shadow effect you perceive looking at the white paper. How to do this in ...
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Crop an image based on another image dimensions in Photoshop CS6

I have got two images one is a PNG having some part transparent for rounded corners and a curved top. It is used in a slideshow. I have got another image in JPEG format which needs to fit in these ...
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How to create grungy shadows in Photoshop?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to produce the grungy shadows on the girl's face in the illustration below. Is it just a matter of finding the right brush and fine-tuning, or is there an ...
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How to create this header background in Photoshop

I'd like to know how to create the header background in the following image (taken from here). I'm referring to the grid of images behind the search box. Clearly those are just square colored images ...
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Text losing color fill when saved from psd to pdf

I created my resume in Photoshop and now when I save it as a pdf part of the color fill in my Name is getting lost See the second f in Chudacoff is missing the brown color in the top right. I saved ...
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Colors in Photoshop CS6/CC look different than in browser?

One of my friends, a graphic designer told me recently that sometimes colors in Photshop look slightly different than the ones rendered in browser. I know it is possible when you save a file and then ...
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Learn to design jewels

I'm a programmer and I started to create a match-three jewels game. I'd like to try designing my own jewels. I can't find any tutorials for creating a decent jewel/gem and I'm looking for advice from ...
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Photo with texture like this?

I found this example photos in Noel Shiveley 's Instagram I wonder ,How he applied this technique? What is the white noise called? Dust? Old Paper? Where I can find or create it? And how to apply to ...
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Photoshop CS6 export to RGB 565 format

I googled this a bit and found an older post on the Adobe forums but that's for Photoshop CS3. I was looking for the Advanced Mode option but couldn't find it. Is it still possible to save a bitmap ...