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Stroke just one path in single layer independently

This is a Photoshop question. I created a rectangle in a layer. Then I copied it and moved it until it touched the first one along an edge. I would like to be able to stroke each rectangle ...
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Help on Resizing a Photoshop document w/layers for print!

I hope someone can help me. I am creating packaging for a client, and I decided to create the file bigger than the die line. So the dieline lets say is 11x9.5 inches and I just scaled the vector ...
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How to create this realistic glossy preview of a business card?

I am trying to create the effect posted in this image. How can this can be created?
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How to Create a Shiny Colour Swatch Puddle

I was wondering how you would create something like this: Source: orlybeauty.com As you can see, there is a shadow in the bottom left, which gets lighter as you move diagonally to the top right. ...
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Resizing/shrinking .JPG files without losing quality?

Im using Gimp to resize images. When using a high res image normally 4500 x 2994 i usually need to shrink this image to 325 x 130 pixels. As you can imagine i loose the shiny, glossy and high res ...
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converting png to ico shrinks the size?

I converted a 256px ico file to a 256px png so I could edit it in Photoshop. The problem I'm having is once I'm done in Photoshop, I save the png image, go to IcoFX and convert the 256px png to a ico ...
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Is there an automated, configurable way to organize many layers into a sprite sheet grid with exact pixel coordinates in Photoshop?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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How to apply the same text styles for text for 2-3 documents by 1 click in photoshop cc? [duplicate]

I have 3 psd files with design for a site. There are headers (h1,h2,h3...) in all of them. What can help me to synchronize styles for those headers between documents?
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Preparing icon with arrow heads with different sizes

I am new to Photoshop, please go easy if my question is unclear. I am trying to prepare an icon in Photoshop and I happened to see this. So I want a similar graphic but I want the each color area to ...
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Share paragraph styles between PSD files?

I created paragraph style in one PSD file. After that I saved it to default styles and loaded it into another PSD file. How can I synchronize changes at all documents after updating just in one of ...
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How can I copy a layer a specified number of times?

I want to copy a layer 77 times. How can I do this quickly to avoid repetitive work?
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Photoshop CS5: Reveal selected group in layer palette

When I direct select an individual layer using right click on the canvas, the specific layer is highlighted in the layer pallete and I'm able to easily move it around/duplicate it, apply blending ...
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Lost Smart Object changes?

I did about an hour's work on a Smart Object (an image I had placed in a file). I saved the smart image and closed it, but the changes did not appear on the original. I opened the Smart Object again, ...
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Photoshop CS6 Move Tool object borders

When I use the move tool (when I move some object in the layer) I don't have the borders (dotted rectangle) around the moving object like here in this picture: How can I turn borders on so every ...
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How can I mask out airplane propellers properly?

I have this image which I wish to mask out the propellers properly. I thought maybe Refine Edge would do the work but it didn't success. I would like to know what kind of tools I probably should ...
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Creating fancy script text without using a font

I am looking to create a site for a musician so some eye catching logo for their band is in order. I want to just do a script type, calligraphy type, if you will, version of the band name. I'm fairly ...
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Need Photoshop help! How to create a bitmap layer!

I need to make a sprite. I was instructed to make one layer an editable layer and another layer that is a flattened bitmap layer. Any instructions on how to do this would be appreciated.
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How do you generate the shapes at the bottom of the image? Is is done with a filter or manually?

I'm sorry if this is a noob question. I use photoshop a lot, but not illustrator. Do you draw these manually? or is there a filter for this? Do you use a separate software like 3d studio max or ...
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Exporting multi layered Illustrator to Photoshop

Is there a way to export large multi-layered Illustrator file to Photoshop? When I export with preserve layers and text edit-ability, the complex layers are flattened. I've reorganized my layers to ...
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How can I achieve this shadow effect in Photoshop?

I saw this image and loved the shadow effect and assumed it is made on Photoshop. It reminds me of old airbrush like in art deco posters. It is not even and it looks maybe like a brush tool setting ...
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How to find/create background images?

I'm a programmer, trying to create a good looking portfolio for myself. I have very little knowledge about graphic design, so please forgive me if I'm asking too broad questions. I want to learn ways ...
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Why am I losing quality when combining two images?

I have a transperent image image1.png that is383 x 133 px, and another background image image2.gif that is 430 x 128 px. I opened both of images in two separate tabs in Photoshop. Then I copied the ...
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Gradual pixelate filter in Photoshop

I have a photo that I want to pixelate. I don't want to apply the filter over the whole image, just the left half. Now comes the tricky part: I want the filter to be very coarse (i.e. big pixels) near ...
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Photoshop actions: saving with custom addition

I have searched far and wide for this, and cannot figure it out. I create and run an action, but I want the action to save the image with the original name + two custom letters. Original image is ...
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I just CAN'T cut this product out in a professional manner [duplicate]

I'm hoping you guys can help. I've been using photoshop for donkeys years, but the one difficulty I have is cutting out products in a professional way. I decided to take the underlying photo on a ...
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How do I efficiently create a grid in Photoshop?

Suppose I need to draw a grid in Photoshop, each square being a certain amount of pixels tall and wide, and the grid lines having a certain pixel width. Like this: Currently I do this by drawing ...
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How can I quickly enter editing mode of a selected text layer?

I'm looking to solve a workflow issue; editing a selected layer's text without having to go back to the mouse each time. You can change the selected layer via keyboard shortcuts, so if you could also ...
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Photoshop: How to change an action's step property value?

I have made an action that resizes an image to 30%. How can I set that value to 40%, preferably without having to make a new action? I have highlighted the area that I would like to change:
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Need to convert Photoshop layers to InDesign layers

I'm using Photoshop CS6 to make a label and I need to convert all layers to InDesign CS4. I've never done this...is it possible?
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Image looks 'foggy' when exported as jpeg from Photoshop

Im editing an image for print and ive got it all set up how i want in Photoshop (cs5), but when i go to File > Save as > Jpeg (quality 12, Baseline standard) the colours all seem duller and ...
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When I try to add a gradient to my text it will only do so in black and white!

I have created a colour gradient I wish to use, but when I go to Blending Options > Gradient Overlay it applies the gradient but only in black and white (suddenly my colours are only ...
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Prompting to make a selection in a Photoshop action

A little help with creating an action. I'm trying to crop a bunch of photos and apply some filters to them. The problem is I want to crop each photo differently. Is it possible to stop the action and ...
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Converting 32 bit psd into 32 bit png [duplicate]

I need 32 bit png icon for to upload an app into the Google Play. But 32 bit psd cannot be saved as 32 bit png. How can I do ite? Thank you.
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How to make a burn effect like this photo [duplicate]

How to make a burn effect in photoshop ? Is this effect created using a plugin in photoshop ?? or with any other software ?? please see the picture.
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How do you remove decorations/lines from picture in photoshop? [closed]

like on this train how do you remove the decorative lines?
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How to export font information for a specific PSD file for use in writing CSS

I'm doing front-end dev, so this question comes from that perspective. When I receive a .psd I manually go through each font in the design, click on it, then use the character panel to get the font, ...
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Same pattern does not apply to duplicate layer in Photoshop

I've made some random text in photoshop. I want to make that text look like mirror image, like in picture below: But the problem that I'm facing is, that I'm using pattern overlay effect on my ...
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How do I rotate the “angle” or “perspective” of an image to fit inside of an object? (Photoshop)

I'm trying to fit a flat, straight-forward image into the slightly angled iPhone below. I don't know the difference between perspective, warp, skew, etc. and I'm not sure which tool I should use to ...
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How to paste from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing aspect ratio?

I have vector artwork that is not aligned to a pixel grid in Illustrator. In CS5, I would be able to paste the vector object as a smart object into Photoshop file that was larger than the illustrator ...
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Draw a grid for a Scrabble-like word game

In Gimp (preferrably) or Photoshop, how would you please draw such a board for a word game? I wonder how to: Draw a grid with equidistant lines for a 15 x 15 board? In the colored rectangles - ...
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Photoshop: TIFF: Difference between “gray/8” and “gray/8#”?

I've opened up some TIFF graphics in Photoshop CS4. When going to Image -> Mode, they all show "Grayscale" and "8 bits per channel" checked. But when looking at the tabs, some show "Gray/8", and ...
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Cropping a shape out of a jpg to overlay over another image

I would like to crop a shape (bandana) out of an fabric swatch image jpg to overlay over another image (person) in another jpg, could you tell me how to do this please?
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Measuring minimum resolution in Photoshop/GIMP

I am following Apple's iTunes connect guide (as of today 13th November 2013) for designing an image. At page 239 of their guide I am confused on the following: Background artwork must be at least ...
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Any other selection method other than freehand with Photoshop's patch tool? (CS6)

I have found that the Patch Tool is really useful for certain healing situations, but I can't stand that it is only freehand drawn. Is there a way to use a click-move-click-move-click selection method ...
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White border around picture after saving in Photoshop

I'm making a logo in PS which is gonna go on a website. It is supposed to be just the logo and the main background of the webpage. But when I either save in .png or .gif format I get a small white ...
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What do you call this image effect and how is it achieved?

I've been trying to describe this effect on google and got no useful results. Seems like its a mix between a tint via the overlay and the offset? Here is another example, but the effect seems less ...
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How to create a transparant overlay effect?

After several Google searches and searching the forum, I'm looking for simple, lightweight and easy way to create a clear glass overlay. I've attached an image that shows the clarity. It's easy to do ...
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Where's the 'similar layers' functions in Photoshop CC?

In previous versions it used to be under Select > Similar layers but I can't find it anymore.
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Trouble with the pen tool

I am having trouble with the pen tool. It was working just fine until it didn't want to fill the path. I don't know what I did to have this kind of problem. I'm currently using Photoshop CS6 and I ...
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How can you convert a black and white image into color using Photoshop?

Is there a better way in Photoshop to convert a black & white image into color other than just selecting the area and fill with color?