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Imaging tool to slice a scene into smaller images

I'm looking for a software tool to slice an image into smaller ones. It will be a part of a much bigger project so the effort to export the output should be minimal. It doesn't matter if the initial ...
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Make a desaturated image transparent keeping only shadows & highlights

I've been trying to do this for a few days now and have not gotten the results I need. I'm not sure I'm using the correct terminology in the title, if not, please feel free to correct me, and I'll ...
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Image quality of PSD-originating JPG images degrades and changes significantly when uploading images online

I really hope someone can help! In the past few months I have been having issues with the colors on my jpg files, originating from Photoshop (not sure if this has anything to do with it). When ...
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photoshop cs6 grouping layers still allow inside layers to be selected

How do i prevent this.. Whenever i group layers and try to move them around only the layer my mouse is clicking moves. What's the point of grouping then? I know it worked in cs5. Is my photoshop ...
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Fill shape created using “Pen Tool”

I have created an Arc using Pen Tool in a new layer. I want to fill and the convert it into a shape for further manipulation. I tried "Ctrl + left click" on layer to select the stroke as well as ...
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Problem matching colors

The background color of my website is a light gray. I have a stock image with a white background that I would like to blend with my background. So I picked a small rectangle of the background and ...
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PS CS6: Texture Painting on a 3d model

I've been using Photoshop proper for quite a while, but have just recently started working with the 3d aspect. I have some tileable 2d images as source (human skin) and some importable 3d models ...
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How to delete part of shape in Photoshop?

I have two shapes on two different layers. I want to crop the only the part of image only according to the shape on layer 1. I want to keep part of shape on layer 2 which is in the layer1 shape area ...
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If I wanted to create my resume in Illustrator/Sketch what pixel dimensions should I use?

If I create a 8.5x11in file in Photoshop, it works out to 612x792. If I want to create a resume in Illustrator or another program like Sketch by Bohemian Coding should I use that size? Or would it be ...
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What is this black line around image in PDF? [duplicate]

The the psd file is a clean cut. Looks great (1) Still looks good when brought into Illustrator (2) But then as a PDF this ugly black line appears around the edges of the psd file (3) Any ideas ...
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Why don't Photoshop shapes align to the pixel grid?

I have Photoshop CS3 on a Windows 7 32bit machine with onboard / integrated Q45/Q43 chipset graphics. I have a problem where it seems any Photoshop element; shapes, text and the like do not align ...
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Can I export from pdf through Photoshop and back to pdf and keep the color values the same?

I've been sent a pdf which contains text, vector shapes and rasterised images. I would like to take a small area of that pdf, which contains all of these, run that area though Photoshop so I can use a ...
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Splitting an EPS

I have an EPS file containing a load of icons. Is there any way I can export each individual shape in the file to a PNG? It's difficult to work with a number of EPS files because I don't see ...
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How to apply stroke when drawing with shape tool (vector)?

With marquee tool selection, I can go to Edit -> Stroke to render outline style. If I wanna do the same with vector shape tool, Stroke option is disabled and by default it fills the whole ...
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Photoshop CS4 color fill mask layer [closed]

I am trying to make the same color fill layer (if correct term) to the attached image so rendering color of a graphic element is simpler without the color overlay effect. If I click the solid color ...
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Adobe Photoshop CC: deleting only the outgoing/trailing handle/direction line at an achor

I have a node in a path with no incoming handle and no outgoing handle. I want this node to have an incoming handle but no outgoing handle. I select the Convert Point Tool and click drag the anchor ...
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How high should my PPI be for designing a 2.5x6 feet banner in Photoshop & making ready for output? [duplicate]

I'm designing a 2.5x6 feet banner for my friend's band & I want to make sure I know exactly how to setup my document, specifically what PPI I need the file to be. This is a banner that we will be ...
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Why does the screen fill with the foreground color of a deleted shape in Photoshop?

When I delete a shape, I am left with a colored background, and this background has the color of the foreground color. And this colored background covers everything else that is in the other layers ...
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Convert greyscale image to transparent [duplicate]

I have a greyscale image that I would like to convert to a transparent one, and I have no idea of how to do it. What I would like is a step by step explanation of how can I obtain an image where ...
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863 views

How to make a diagonal elliptical selection in Photoshop?

I try elliptical marquee tool in Photoshop. But it goes either vertical or horizontal. And when I try to rotate it afterwards it rotates with what's in it. I need to make a diagonal elliptical ...
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Apply an “anti-aliasing” effect to a layer in Photoshop CC

I am aware this type of thing is probably very general knowledge, but after reading some tutorials I can't seem to get things right. I am a programmer, but have been tasked with some minor UI tweaks. ...
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Resize controls hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop

Resize controls are hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop and I can't figure out how to get them to display. Usually I double click the text layer and they appear, but not anymore. Any ideas?
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How to create an editable pixellated stroke

How can I make a stroke look pixellated like this in Photoshop CS6? I'm talking about the sign's border specifically (not the text). Ideally I don't want to have to manually draw the pixels, so ...
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Looking for methods of showing text or logos on same coloured backgrounds

I need to keep the logo/ text the same colour as shown. The problem is that part of the logo is the same colour as the background it's going to be placed on. I'm running out of ideas to try and show ...
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Photoshop Action to determine dimensions of layer

I'm wondering if there is a way to setup an Action in CS6 that would be able to determine the dimensions of an image or layer? Ultimately, I'd like to create a watermark essentially which would ...
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Color palette in animated GIF: Photoshop vs. FFMPEG

I have created both animated gif files with Photoshop CS5.1 (combining single frames; gif 128 with dithering) and FFMPEG via command line (converting a .mov file to a .gif file; -pix_fmt rgb24). ...
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How do I delete all white pixels from several layers?

I have a photoshop file with over a hundred layers. Each of these layers have white backgrounds. I need to remove all of these #FFFFFF pixels automatically. I'm not worried about the actual content ...
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How do I make a texture similar to the ones on Subtle Patterns, but with colour?

I really like this texture: There's a million similar to it on Subtle Patterns, but they're all white, grey or black for the most part. How would I take one of those and make it a dark blue, like ...
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Why there is a difference in preview and the design? [closed]

I am trying to use the predefined gradient styles where i found one design and applied it. Look at the below image. Could anyone suggest me why there is a difference between the preview and the ...
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How to create a realistic shadow between wall and floor in Photoshop or GIMP?

I'm inexperienced with Photoshop/GIMP and was hoping someone could tell me how to create a realistic (or as realistic as possible) shadow between a wall and a floor as a background image for a web ...
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Anti-Aliasing turned off in Photoshop?

I was trying to make my own custom shapes in Photoshop, so I first started out with an ellipse. I saw that all the shapes had pixelated edges. I went to turn Anti-Aliasing on in the marquee tool but ...
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Saving Photoshop multilayer file to PDF without layers size difference

Why is it that when I save a file that has many, many layers to a PDF without layers as a copy that the file size is larger than flattening the layers and then saving the file as a copy to PDF? 19Mb ...
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How to Insert an Image in to an Ellipse and Hide Overflowing Parts

I'm trying to insert an image in to an ellipse shape layer, I need to hide the overflowing parts around the circle/ellipse. How do I insert an image in to a circular selection and hide the parts that ...
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Why is my text looking blurry in Photoshop CS6?

The font is really blurry. I don't know how to fix it. Does anyone know? Please help me! I tried everything and none of them worked.
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Creating see-through graphics for window decals in Photoshop

I would like to create transparent graphics for window decals using Photoshop CS6. The graphics should remain transparent after being printed on foil. By transparent I mean see-through, e.g. a set of ...
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Is it possible to open an .ai file in Photoshop?

I currently dont have Illustrator but I do have Photoshop, is it possible to open a .ai vector file and save as JPG/PNG in a desired size?
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Font Rendering issue [duplicate]

I'm designing the UI for a financial application. I'd usually do high-fidelity mockups using Photoshop and send them to the developers. What I have noticed is that the text in the actual product looks ...
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Creating this texture in Photoshop [duplicate]

Do you know methods I could use to re-create a texture similar to this? There are two parts to this as far as I can see: The light grain background The darker small "objects" of random shapes that ...
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PDF Within Vector based Photoshop File

I have designed a product label in Photoshop CS6 that I will be outputting as a PDF. The label only includes text and shapes so nothing is rasterized when viewing the PDF, and you can enlarge to any ...
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How do I fill a shape with many small icons in Photoshop?

I'm looking for something similar to this or this I basically have several smaller icons and I want to position them into a shape. Is there a way photoshop can position them automatically or ...
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How can I change my color mixer back to the default Adobe version?

I was changing the color settings in my Photoshop CS6 the other day; now I get the Windows color mixer (below) instead of the Adobe color mixer. . ... so my dilemma is I cannot remember exactly ...
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How to trim a slice in Photoshop?

I know how to trim an image in Photoshop. (choose Image > Trim in Photoshop's menu) Is there any method to trim a slice to get rid of extra transparent space?
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Crop images from Layers in PSD file

I have a PSD file which contains many Layers and each layer contains either some image or text. I want to get/extract in a combined form e.g. one text layer and one image layer combined. Can any one ...
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How can I remove text from a background?

I have a background with written text over it. The thing is the image is a .jpeg, and not .psd format, so I don't have access to the layers. This is the image: Click image for full resolution As ...
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How can I use .pat files in my app?

I downloaded some beautiful patterns and filled them as patterns in images. However, every image I prepared with the patterns loses its aspect ratio when it is used as background on different screen ...
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How can I prepare lots of code to be printed on a long scroll?

What I'm trying to do: I have lots of software code that I need to print on a long scroll. The scroll will be no more than 440mm wide and as long as it needs to be (with a maximum of 45m). The ...
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How can I make this bevel and emboss effect look deeper

I am trying to design an image which looks like this: But I ended up with the following image: (edited image) I tried adding layer styles as in the below image (Edited image). How can I make ...
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Force PS to alias smart object

I'm trying to create an icon based on a 2 color png I downloaded from icon monster. It is placed in my document as a smart object. I want it to be crisp, but photoshop doesn't want it to be.. even ...
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Why is the “Save for Web” file size way off the actual size?

In Photoshop, the Save for Web dialogue does not give an accurate size for the file. For instance: The original file size is 2.6MB (checked with Cmd + I on a Mac). When I open it in Photoshop and use ...
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Photoshop Save Selection

I work with PSDs that have the same layout frequently. I need to extract a few areas in each, and these areas are always the same. Same position, same size. I know I can save a selection, but I was ...