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The default fore- and background colors are reversed, how do I undo that?

I have Photoshop CS5 extended. Since yesterday, pressing D the foreground color is white and the background black. Pressing the switch icon or X the colors switch. I need the default foreground ...
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Moving Images from Photoshop to Illustrator [duplicate]

I downloaded this very awesome set of iOS7 GUI components to use for building mockups for apps, found here: http://www.teehanlax.com/tools/iphone/. I'm working in Illustrator but the file is a PSD. ...
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Photoshop anti-aliasing methods for print and web

In Photoshop you're provided with: None Sharp Crisp Strong Smooth My assumption is that there's utility beyond just "how it looks." Which anti-aliasing method that most accurately depicts ...
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How to create silhouettes with highlights?

I've found multiple tutorials on how to take a shape and turn it into a silhouette, but full black sometimes lacks expression. I was wondering what was the best way of preserving highlights with ...
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Photoshop hair selection

This hair should be easy to extract, because of strong contrast, but from some reason it's not for me. Here is the original Here is my result using quick selection tool And here my best using ...
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In Photoshop, how can I increase the transparancy of a PNG image?

I have an image with a gradient that goes from fully opaque to fully transparent. I was given this by a customer who doesn't have the original PSD file. All I need to do is make the file more ...
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Smart Object Layer Visibility with Layer Comps

I wanted to create a set of layer comps but ran into a problem when trying to toggle the visibility of layers within a smart object. Let's say I have a document with smart object. I want 1/5 layers ...
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how do you do text effect like this CMYK offset-effect?

How do you do this in Photoshop? I am using Photoshop cc and Illustrator and I am in the process of learning. Can anyone teach me how to do that text effect shown in the picture? thanks!
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Im trying to clean up an image, its been awhile. any tips?

The edges are very pixelized and I need to make them seriously smoothed out. When I was younger I knew much more about photoshop than I do now, but I need to learn it again. This is my first ...
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What's the best file type for photos to be brought into InDesign?

I'm building a newsletter in InDesign and have some company photos of people's faces. What file type should I use to place them in my InDesign file? JPEG TIFF EPS PSD
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How can I create woodcut illustration in Illustrator and/or Photoshop?

Are these illustrations done manually by hand or in Illustrator? Is there a easier way to reproduce these kind of illustrations? More examples here.
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Why do graphic designers / illustrators start with a large painted area?

When I watch time lapses of Photoshop (and the like) artwork, I always ask myself why they paint a huge area over the picture over and over again (like layers). As reference watch the first seconds ...
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Convert anti-aliasing on color to anti-alias on transparent

Assume I have an icon on a pure white background in a PNG image. The icon is a solid color, with edges anti-aliased, so they are blended with white. I need to delete the white background so that the ...
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How do I change the color of a certain part of my image?

So basically, I want to edit my image (which was designed by a close friend of mine) to change my glasses from white color, to black instead. I've tried editing the hue/saturation but failed to ...
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Replace color for all layers

I have a file with about 500 layers, and I need to replace a color in all of them. I looked through different solutions here and elsewhere, and they all suggested using an adjustment layer or ...
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Anamorphic Perspective in Illustrator or Photoshop?

I'm trying to find a way to distort artwork to emulate those crazy chalk art pieces you see all the time, like this: I know how it's done: ...but I'm wondering if there is an Illustrator or ...
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Warping an image to the interior of a cylinder

I'm trying to mock up some ads for the London underground, and I'm having trouble warping the image to the interior of the tube shape. There are various guides to warping labels to cylinder exteriors ...
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How can I recreate this shadow with a gap or offset?

I have been trying for hours to make this kind of shadow in Photoshop (the red one). Can somebody help me? Notice that there is a gap between the font and the shadow.
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Centering Text in Photoshop without shifting the text

I will sometimes encounter a font centered within an element, however upon checking the alignment, I will see that it is aligned left. Clicking the "center text" button in photoshop shifts the text ...
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Why is the stack mode icon grayed out and unavailable for use

I have a full copy of Photoshop CS6 extended loaded on Mac OSX Mavericks, into which I imported 10 images from Adobe Lightroom as layers. I transformed the 10 images into a smart object and am ...
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How to change between Live shapes to masks properties in Photoshop CC

I am slightly confused as to why the properties panel changes suddenly (as far as I know) when using shapes in Photoshop CC. This is the normal properties panel when working with shapes Then I ...
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Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?

Please forgive the open-ended title. My actual question, I think, is a bit more specific and suited for this site but it is rather difficult to articulate my need in one simple sentence. Quick ...
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How can I reduce compression artifacts in dark areas with Photoshop?

Using Photoshop I have converted a photograph into a sketch/line drawing, I achieved this in photoshop by: Making image greyscale Duplicating image then inverting it Applying a color(colour) dodge ...
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Purple text on dark background too blurry when uploading to facebook (saved as png)

I'm going nuts here. I'll try to be straight to the point. I'm using Photoshop CC and have this dark background image for a poster with some text info. Sentences in white, three infos in purple, ...
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Best Way to (truly) Reduce Gradient Banding in Photoshop across ALL Monitors [duplicate]

This problem keeps coming up again and again. I have tried to use the Dither checkbox in a Layer Effect in Photoshop CS6+ but that doesnt always work so well. And applying a grain effect or noise ...
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Photoshop suddenly shows artifacts on my file

I am running Photoshop CC on Mac OSX 10.9.1. Today I opened one of my PSD files this morning and all of a sudden, these artifacts appear in some layers that have some effects on smart objects (but ...
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Multiple Duplicated Layers in Photoshop like Illustrator

Is there a way to duplicate layers in Photoshop, similar to Illustrator? In Photoshop & Illustrator you can use the select tool and press the alt key to move and duplicate a layer. But in ...
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Photoshop: How would you illustrate a video signal?

I'm working on an infographic that depicts a satellite "beaming" down a video signal to a receiver on planet Earth. How exactly would one design this video signal? I don't want the viewer to think ...
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How can I replace a color in an image?

I want to replace the blue part of the image with red. I've tried this using a combination of the Magic Wand tool and the Paint Bucket but that doesn't work well. Can somebody please help me out?
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In Photoshop is there a way to change the style of multiple text elements at the same time?

I have several text elements that I would like to resize at the same time, but I can only seem to select and change them one by one. This is tough because I need to select, change, deselect, ...
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Does Photoshop CS6 have Glyphs?

I just purchased a font and now they are saying I need to go to Illustrator and go to my "glyphs" to get the "extras" of the font.... well I dont have Illustrator... nor do I know wth glyphs are?! ...
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avoid blurred texts on mockups distorted images

I downloaded some psd to show my mockups, but it looks like the text is going to be blurred when I put anything inside the distorted smart objects. How to avoid this problem?
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Is it better to design in 16 bit mode in photoshop?

What is the ideal color mode to design in photoshop cross platform/ multi device product design? Default seems to be 8 bit mode, however 16 bit mode seems to hold more color information. What are the ...
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Exporting Photoshop Smart Object To Illustrator with Effects

I'm creating a very simple logo with text and just one Smart Object leaf. I want to create an .eps file so my client can print without any trouble. The thing is, the Smart Object is a leaf that ...
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How to increase line thickness in an existing raster image?

I received an image with colored lines that I need to include in a report. However, the image will be scaled down and the lines will be thin making it hard to see what color they are (especially in ...
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How to eliminate angle parts of triangle to get six sided polygon with mask in Photoshop CS 5 or 6

I'm trying to recreate this image with help of a Rectangle Tool (U) and masks as it was suggested in chat room, but so far I was able to do it by adding three rectangles, where two of them were ...
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How to format a booklet in Photoshop

I need to create an A5 booklet (by folding A4 sheets), and the only tool at my disposal at the moment is Photoshop, since I haven't got InDesign on the machine that I'm working on right now. What's ...
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Photoshop text bounding box width and height

How to get the width and height of text bounding box in Photoshop using ExtendScript
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Where can I find a recently installed Photoshop plugin?

Please help me, I have been looking through Photoshop for an hour like an idiot, I just installed this plugin and I can't find it where it is. Where would it be located?
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Setting up responsive grids in photoshop

I'm having some serious trouble understanding one aspect of responsive design. I understand almost all of the basics but one thing that is troubling me is setting up correct grids in photoshop for ...
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Website Screenshot in Photoshop Perspective [duplicate]

I'm web-developer and i decided to create my portfolio. So I need to create all my websites as images in perspective like on the following example. I have knowledge of Photoshop, but I cant create ...
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Making Text Not Working?

I am trying to design a cool looking design but I was in the middle of masking the text when it just wouldn't let me anymore. No error message or anything came up but it just got to a point where it ...
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“Step backward” also changes currently selected layer

I have few questions on this subject. The problem is that when you select a layer and put 2 strokes of brush you have to hit "step backward" twice in order to delete them both (you can't use undo ...
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Text Not Appearing?

I'm designing a logo and I'm almost finished but I'm trying to add text to the logo to finish it off but the text won't appear. No matter what color I make the text it just doesn't appear. Anyone know ...
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Mysterious circle and a number appearing on my image automatically. How do I remove it?

I have a circle and a number (which is "1" ) appearing on one of my images automatically. If I go "view" and uncheck "extras", they disappeared but I cannot see also guidelines which I want to show. ...
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How can I use content-aware repair near high-contrast edges?

I'm often in the situation where there's an undesirable mark or glitch near a high contrast edge in my photos that I'm editing, such as a zit right near someone's lip. If I use the content-aware spot ...
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Should I design business cards in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

Basically what the question says, what are the pro's and cons to using InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop for business cards? Or is there something else you prefer to use?
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PS CC Filter Selections used in Actions

The new layer filters is nice but doesn't record when making actions. Before I was able to add 'Select similar layer' in an action and edit all similar layers (because they have different layer names) ...
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Auto batch replace smart object in multiple files Photoshop Cs6

Have another question. I have a project that I'm working. I have a psd layered template with a smart object. The goal is to change the image in the document and replace the current smart object with ...
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How to replace different smart objects with one single smart object in Photoshop CS6

I have what is probably a simple question, however I can't figure it out and I've looked all over the internet. I currently have a photoshop file that has 7 different layers in it. The layers are ...