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Why does my Photoshop CS6 timeline have a different layout?

I'm doing a tutorial, and I noticed my timeline is quite different from the one in the video: This is mine: This is the tutorial's: The first problem is that I can't find the Add Videos button ...
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Free plugin to create/display Photoshop measurement annotations

I found this plugin SpecKing that looks like it's just about exactly what I'm looking for, I haven't tried it out yet though because I was hoping to find a free, maybe even open source alternative.. ...
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Can I remove colors applied to a topographical map?

For a project involving a client-supplied map (clip below) I need to be able to turn colored layers on and off. The client, however, supplied a flat image and vector outlines for the color regions, ...
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How can I render a 3D crystal object?

I've been trying to make pretty much exactly this crystal: http://wallpapersus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/abstract-crystal-digital-art-3d.jpg Now, the only thing I've used is Photoshop CS5, and ...
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Photoshop Save for web batch not saving the right “Save For Web” size

I am using Photoshop CS4 Version 11.0.2. I make an action called Resize to 388px. I record the action as follows: Start Recording Image Image Size Adjust size of image down to 388px. File Save for ...
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Creating a PDF file with variables

Is there a way to prepare a PDF file in any of the programs in the Adobe Creative Suit, making a part of it change with input from the user? For example, you make an invitation template. You make the ...
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How can I create an action that hides or shows layers by a specific name in Photoshop?

I have some layers in a PSD that are named "@bounds". I'd like to create an action that will either show or hide any layers in the doc that match that layer name. Is this something that can be done ...
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“On the fly” actions in Photoshop

I use actions regularly. Sometimes I just need to resize a bunch of images to a certain size, and will never use that action again. So I create an action, use it and then delete it, or let it rot in ...
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How can I represent speed in a graphic?

How can I show speed in this example? I don't have any vector programs, I'm working in Photoshop. Any advice will be helpful.
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How do I copy some smart object layers to another file and keep them linked

I have two layer with the same smart object. If I edit the smart object, both layers are updated (nice!) I copy these layers to another file (by dragging them) In the new file, both smart object ...
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Designing a paper plane for the game

I need to draw a paper plane for my game. I have pretty much PS experience but still have problems with easy tasks. It must be totally 2d , so most examples that can be found on the internet are ...
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How do I create a partially transparent overlapping “Stain Glass” effect with shapes in Photoshop?

I like the repeated shape, with color "overlap" but I do not know what to call this, or how to create something similar in Photoshop. How do I create this effect in Photoshop?
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Photoshop - How to reduce the file size in KB by reducing resolution

I have tried everything I can think of, but when I reduce resolution of graphics, keeping the same dimensions, it has no effect on the size of the file. This makes no sense. I prepare graphics for ...
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Set Equal Distance Between Layers (PS) [duplicate]

How can you set multiple layers equal distance between them in Photoshop in a given distance? I know you can do the math and manually set the x axis value for each of them, but I am looking for a ...
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Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 ...
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How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions?

I have a 5760px x 3840px image with a filesize of1.14MB. I would like to reduce its filesize to 200KB without altering its dimensions. How can I do this in Photoshop?
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Alignment and Gradients

I am pretty new to Photoshop and am trying to do 2 things. I'm pretty sure this is the right site for this question. How do I horizontally and vertically center a Layer, or Text or an Image on the ...
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Select dots on image and modify the color of some of them

I make a dotted map just like the one on the image below. I am using Illustrator and Photoshop. How can I select and re-color some of the dots on this image?
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Connecting drawn lines from a tablet in Photoshop

I recently bought a Wacom tablet for someone I know as she is interested in getting into the digital design industry. She's mainly just been doodling some drawings in Photoshop with it at the moment, ...
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How to resize parts of a shape in Photoshop?

Once I have drawn the shape, per below, how do I simply lengthen the line? If I try via Transform Controls, it will also increase the width of the line (i.e. It transforms the whole shape as I drag ...
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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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How to resize an image without losing quality [duplicate]

I have an image of 90x122 pixels i want to resize it to make it 512x512 pixels but the image loses it quality Is there any way of doing this without losing the quality?.
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Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger

I have a weird thing happening with this font. It's Avenir. I've used it in the past with no issues, but this one seems to pop up once in awhile. The issue if not obvious is that some letters appear ...
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Photoshop make texture fit shape

I'm trying to fit a texture inside this shape but the main thing is that I want it to continue on both sides of A and B from the bottom center, I dont want the texture to continue under the black ...
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Transparency problem

I have been trying to create a logo design, and I've come across an issue that seems very simple but has so far been very puzzling. Basically the logo that I am designing has intersecting squares; ...
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What density should be used to create mobile wallpaper?

I created an invitation card of double the A4 size with 72 dpi in photoshop. I intend to share it via phone. However when seen in actual size, it gets blurred. I tried same with 300dpi also. What ...
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How to activate Kuler in photoshop CC

I have kuler installed, was using it just fine, then I just change from the move tool to the crop tool and back again. Now kuler window is just blank. How can I activate it? Thanks
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Disable each step from being show on screen when using user-defined actions

I have created a few actions to add border and guide marks on images. Depending on the border required, a different action button is used. Part of these actions are canvas size changes, image flips, ...
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How reliable are the colour blindness previews in Illustrator and Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator have options to preview what artwork will look like to people with red/green colour blindness (protanopia and duteranopia). How reliable are these previews? For ...
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Select layer in Photoshop with layer effects

I need a way to get at the dimensions of a Photoshop layer with their layer effects. All methods I can find (such as command/control-clicking the layer thumbnail) only select the base layer and never ...
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Problem with vectoring images from Photoshop to Illustrator

I am having problems vectoring art work for floor tiles. I vector the image in Photoshop then I save it as a Photoshop file and move it over to Illustrator. For these vector images the need to be able ...
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How to determine exact contrast ratio

Because of the recent Web accessibility Law in my region, I need to ensure I'm designing with an appropriate contrast ratio. WCAG says the value of this ratio is 4.5:1 ...
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Microsoft Surface VS Drawing Tablet Monitor

I have used a drawing tablet before in order to draw stuff onto Photoshop, but I did find it quite awkward and strange looking at my monitor, while paying no attention to the tablet itself. I mean, ...
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Photoshop layers to batch icons?

I am trying to save out 24 rasterized layers to icon format. Is there a script to do this? I have tried greenfish but it does not let me set a custom size 100x100 I have also tried batching as png ...
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Optimize animations in Photoshop

I have Photoshop CS6 and in the timeline panel's menu there's an option called optimize animation and it has two options: Bounding Box Redundant Pixel Removal I searched in the internet and Photoshop ...
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Recreating Anti-Alliasing/Moiré effects

I'm currently designing a poster, and when I view the design in Illustrator my Ben-Day dotted images are heavily distorted in their color and spatial appearance. I really like this. Is there a way I ...
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PSD mockup template not getting design in place

I am trying to create mockup for my business card design but when I paste the design in the smart object layer and save it, the design only gets the effect of the template but the design do not go ...
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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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Saving Images in png format in Photoshop makes it blurry when used in websites

When I save PNG images for the web in Photoshop, its getting blurred on edges. I want to use these PNGs in mobile websites: Any solution to this?
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How to make a curved pattern line in Photoshop

I'm not really sure what else to call it, but my goal basically is to create various locations on a map and have them connect with a curved progress bar-like line. Like this: I'm familiar with the ...
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Smart Objects NOT properly displayed once pasted in Photoshop CS6

everyone... I've been experiencing this little issue for the last 2 days and I have no idea why is this suddenly happening. The thing is that I'm used to copy any object/path and then paste it into a ...
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Save and reuse a design in a different PSD file

Say I create an arrow with drop shadow and I want to save it and re-use it in another PSD file. Is there a way to save the arrow in Photoshop to do this?
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How to hide children layers

Let's say I have a parent Rectangle layer, and 3 children Circle layers. What properties do I need to set in order to have the circles be forced within the boundaries of the parent so that when I ...
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Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
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How to smoothly cut a non-vector image out from its background

The picture below shows the initial image, and the desired effect (sorta), First I used the magic wand to remove the background around the bell. Then I did CTRL+I and inverted the colors. This was ...
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Reversing the colors in an image

Being quite honest, I couldn't think of a better way to phrase a title for this, so I apologize for that.. Anyway, this is what I need. I have this image Basically, I need to make the black = ...
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Distribute a stack of elements to a grid of elements?

I have dragged and dropped about 30 png's into a psd document so that they're each in a separate layer but laying on top of each other. I now wonder if anyone knows of a nifty trick or script to ...
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Photoshop how to crop a picture within a layer (initial bounding rectangle is empty error)

Original posts: Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly I tried asking on the original post, but it says I need 50 comments or participations to post a comment. Sorry for the confusion. I was ...
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How can you find the percent of the total image that one object uses?

Given that I have an irregular object image (flower) and I am only allowed to use 30 percent of the image/page with said object is there a way to tell this in photoshop or any other program? I just ...
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Having trouble getting this Google Chrome Extension icon right

This is how my icon is looking now. I want to remove that "alpha" or something, that grey square. I want it full like Chrome suggested me to do this: Upload an icon image that represents ...