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Photoshop: the easiest option to have blue and white instead of black and white effect in an image?

I am looking for the easiest and quickest option to apply blue and white (or green and white) to an image. Basically, I would like to have a shade of another color instead of gray scale in black and ...
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Photoshop water ripple refraction (from intensity map)?

I want to create a ripple effect. I have an existing smart object with a black/transparent "ripple" effect. I want to turn this into a refraction effect so that you don't see the black/transparent ...
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How can one save a 2D part--that is, as connected paths--in Illustrator so that it can be “read” by AutoCAD?

How can one save a 2D part--that is, as connected paths--in Illustrator so that it can be "read" by AutoCAD?
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Photoshop: Bend Anchor Points Around A Circle

I want to bend some text around a circle. I can just write the text on a path, but I want to keep the side that's not ON the path in a straight line. For example, look at these chalk letterings. The ...
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Pasting a selection in photoshop with a transparent border clips the transparency before snapping to grid

I have a number of small icons all of which fit into a 32x32 pixel png with transparent backgrounds. I wish to create a single large png which contains each of these icons in a 10x10 grid. I create a ...
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How to isolate the text from a bitmap logo?

I have been given a logo from a client that they want me to 'extract' or 'cut' the text out of and use just the text with a transparent background to fit with the design ethos of their marketing. ...
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How can I make a nav bar thats not boring!

Every time I design a new site, I use the same kind of nav bar. As thickish border at the top of the screen, single color, with menu links inside. I try to make it a little crisper by adding an ...
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How to make a logo single-colored?

I'm trying to convert a bunch of company logos to one single color (not just black and white). It's for a website I'm working on, for the "We support those products" type of thing. Here's what I'm ...
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Creating layers with different sizes from existing PNGS and imported into a PSD

Working on a legacy .NET web application we have the following issue: graphical themes are made of hundred png files. When it comes to create a new theme (ie. same icons but new set of colors), we ...
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Extract still picture from moving background

I have many computer-synthesized GIF pictures which have different backgrounds but the same sprite on foreground. I would like to extract this sprite using Adobe Photoshop CS3 without having to do a ...
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Convert Photoshop Shape into Path, so I can delete certain points of the shape?

I made a custom shape using the 'custom shape' tool in photoshop. I want to convert this to a path so that I can delete certain points from the shape and make a new shape. How do I do that?
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Easy way to create repeating custom radial gradient?

I want to create a simple repeating gradient for a Gradient Overlay effect in Photoshop. I had to manually create this: Is there an easier way to make a repeating pattern by designing a small one ...
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Making Photoshop render font kerning and letter spacing like a browser

I want Photoshop to render fonts like a browser. TypeKit is being used on the web site, but the default kerning/letter spacing is different between the two. Can I use exactly the font Typekit is ...
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Export each folder as a jpg (or other) in Photoshop

Ive got about 15 folders (groups) in a .psd file each folder has multiple layers, together each folder makes one retouched and editted image, im aware of the export layers to files script, but is ...
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Why are computers so bad at automatically kerning?

Photoshop, Illustrator and similar graphic design software are in general bad at kerning. Why does the computer find it so hard that we need to manually go through headlines and text just to get it ...
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Can I reverse an applied radial blur?

I applied a radial blur of size 10 to an image and have since realised it looks awful. Is there any way I can reverse the radial blur effect I applied in photoshop?
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Photoshop - Difference between two images

I will try to explain my problem in few words. I have an image representing a person. Thanks to my code I manage to compute the background subtraction and have the resulting shape of the person in HSV ...
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How to make frame to a transparent background image in photoshop?

I have some images with a transparent background like this: So, when applying it somewhere it looks like that: And all i want to is add a frame around it to looks like that : So, how can i do ...
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How to create a non destructive gradient mask over an object? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a mask with a nondestructive gradient. So far I have managed to create my shape in a smart object and the masking gradient in another smart object. My mask looks like this: ...
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Unlocking index without losing quality? Photoshop

So i am trying to edit an icon pack that has an index lock on it. I know to unlock it you go to image > mode > rgb color. However doing this drastically reduces the image quality. Apologies ...
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Issues using selection tool

I'm trying to use the selection tool to cut a logo from a image, without success. The darker parts in the bottom of the logo is a big problem because of the main background color. In addition, the ...
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Which brush to use for creating art like in the videogame “Braid”?

I'm really impressed with the artwork in Braid so I'd like to learn how to do similar stuff in Photoshop. I have tried around with the brushes but haven't quite figured out how to get the same ...
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Novice on adding Layers: when is a project “done”?

I have been studying graphic design, illustration, color theory, etc, for the better part of 2 years now, including going on PDSTutsPlus, and it strikes me that higher level designers use multiple ...
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Poster backround image [closed]

I have to make a background for a poster for a party. I want to have a background like this. Does anyone know how you make this? Jenten
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Problem with logo design: doesn't scale down well

I need some advice/opinions on the attached logo and what my designer should have done to make it scaleable. It looks fine at high resolution and zoomed in over 400% in AI, but at 100% and less the ...
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Photoshop Color Range selection in Single Layer

Is it possible to use the color range selection tool for a single layer? Right now it samples colors from all the layers to make the selection, so to select a color range in a specific layer, I have ...
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Can I choose multiple layers in Photoshop in the same manner as selecting multiple objects in MS Word?

Selecting multiple objects in MS Word is very easy. You just drag along the page and all the objects such as pictures are automatically selected. Is there the same way in Photoshop?
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Photoshop transform selection on a single layer

I am not a photoshop expert, but have used it quite a bit over the years. I thought what I am about to describe below was a doable task using select and transform selection So here is the ...
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Photoshop flyers or “peeling” effect

I want to try and make a photomanipulation of a woman to look like a character from an anime (Konan from Naruto shippuden). For refference, see the photo. I am quite capable of handling photoshop (on ...
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How do I set Extras to be off by default when I start up Photoshop 7?

I don't know what setting changed, but every time I start up Photoshop 7 for Windows, View → Extras is checked, and a grid overlay appears on the image pane. I'd like to set the default to View → ...
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Anti aliasing for skewed typography in PS

The white rectangle that contains the typography is a Smart Object that was skewed with Edit > Transform > Perspective. The problem is that when the it's skewed and then resized (smaller) the text ...
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Photoshop Action to Make Coloured Shapes from Swatch Library

This might be a bit farfetched for Photoshop, but I was wondering if there was the possibility of creating an action to make 42 rectangles by sourcing the colour from 42 swatches in the Swatches ...
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Create an Action That Allows Users to Define Colour

So, I'm trying to create my first action. This is what I want to happen upon running the action: Set Foreground Colour LET USER PICK COLOUR WITH EYEDROPPER TOOL Create new Swatch of Foreground ...
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removing 'scatter' lines in transmission electron microscopy image

Has anyone have an ideao if there is a way to remove the lines like the attached picture ? These are so called 'scatter' lines on a T.E.M. slide, made by a microtome.
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How do I add a stroke only on the top of a shape layer? [closed]

I am trying to create a button for my website using Photoshop's rectangle shape tool. I want to add a border only on top of the button. How will get that effect?
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Smart Object Illustrator-Photoshop doesn't work

I am importing a DWG into Adobe Illustrator, saving it there as a .AI, copying by Ctrl + C to Photoshop, inserting it by selecting Smart Object in the Box that appears but... instead of giving me a ...
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Vector mask adjustment layer in Photoshop

I'm working on a calendar. I have a grid of rectangle shapes that outline the days. I'm trying to make a different adjustment layer for each day applied to a background. It's basically working ...
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Slices - retain header and footer and edit middle

I have an email template that's done in Photoshop for a weekly newsletter. It's sliced up and the only parts that stay the same are the header and the footers, the height of the email is always ...
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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 ...