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Smooth color edges

Part of a game design - I had to make a map that is built with layers of color that the engine processes at a later stage. Each color represents a different ground type. Basically, I made that map ...
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Photoshop : how to create a menu button subtly pushed

I found the following question : Photoshop: how to create buttons that look "subtly pushed"? and I fell in love with the menu (Dashboard, contacts, deals, mail). I tried to reproduce it but ...
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How to pull specific image out with color?

Noob to Photoshop, but I've been trying to superimpose a pattern onto a specific type of design. I haven't gotten very far but this is what I have so far: What I would like is the Swoosh itself ...
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Smart Objects Problem

I have a file with a layer that has a smart object. I want to copy the whole layer and relink the smart object to another file. When I copy the whole group as a new layer, I somehow can't unlink the ...
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How to disable all fonts in Photoshop on Windows? [closed]

I've been researching how to handle a font collection for use in Photoshop since the built-in tools are, politely phrased, rather limited. The consensus seems to be that the best way is to use a ...
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Removing Transparency from animated GIF

This admin image that I created for my website has some funky things going on. The white of the characters hair on the left isn’t there in photoshop and the white at the end before it loops the ...
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What style is this image?

Knowing the style will enable me to go and find tutorials to help me get started.
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How to change dimension without losing quality?

Is it possible to make a .jpeg photo smaller without losing quality ? I have an image with 1274px in height I want to change its height to 200px without losing quality. Because when I zoom in the ...
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Turn Grayscale image into black image with transparency

What I want is for the image to turn all grays into transparencies of black, which doesn't seem to work when I simply use "Colour Range" to remove white from image. -Using Adobe Photoshop.
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Does your company have a GOOD process for multi-platform design development? [closed]

If you've worked in a well-organized, big team environment, from designers to developers, I'd love to hear from you... I need to propose a design process for a web design team that will be working ...
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Queries from Printers about my booklet created with photoshop, please help [closed]

I sent my artwork for print and they have returned it with a few queries. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me understand what they are asking of me. They said: 1) No bleeds , no trim ...
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Halftone Shading in Photoshop (adobe tutorial help)

I've been having difficulty replicating these halftone shades in this tutorial on Page 5: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeillustrator/files/2014/01/Reality-Reborn-How-To.pdf I have two problems with this ...
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a way to Tone down/ fix an image to prevent darkening/ bluring if shrinked

I am trying to make a customized keychain using shrink plastic (anyone familiar with shrinky dinks? ) I use an inkjet printer to print directly on the shrink plastic I noticed that after baking, ...
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How to replicate this text effect on Photoshop? [closed]

I'm learning how to use Photoshop and I'm trying to achieve this text effect below. First of all I don't know if I need a specific font or if it's possible to start with a "simple" one line font .....
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12.5mb jpeg + 2 adjustment layers being saved as a 117mb psd

Ive got a 12.5mb photo. Ive imported it into Photoshop as a smart object then placed 2 adjustment layers on top of it : brightness / contrast + Vibrance. When i go to save the photoshop file the ...
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Design text look like it is cut out and casting a shadow

I want the text printed on a sheet of gold (paper cloth, etc.) look like he cut in scope and is casting a shadow on the surface beneath*. (Say black gray etc) So I tried to print text on the slide (...
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Can't move shape

I have created new project and placed new rectangle in it. I'm trying to move rectangle using direct selection and path selection tools, but it don't moves. When I try to move using Move Tool - it ...
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Photo with transparent coloured overlay has lots of artifacts when exported from PS

Ive got a high res photo that ive placed a transparent coloured overlay ontop of. In photoshop this looks fine, but when i export it either by File > Save As > Jpeg or File > Export for web ...
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Creating a 300dpi png in photoshop

Ive creating an email footer in Photoshop. The footer is 650px W x 300 px H. I want to set the resolution of the footer to 300dpi so that the text is readable at a smaller size, but when i do so the ...
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Fill selection holes (selecting the convex hull) in Photoshop

How can I select the convex hull of an existing selection in Photoshop. In other words, how does one fill the holes in a selection in Photoshop? Consider a donut shape. You use the wand to create a ...
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How to change the color of one letter from a variable

I am trying to make a number of similar images from a text variable. I want one letter of this variable to be a different color in the final image. The problem is the text can vary slightly in length, ...
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How to crop into a new document with Photoshop?

I have a very hughe psd file with lots of layers. I need a way to do like a "copy merged" feature but pasting the result with layers instead of a flatten image. Or in order words like a crop but into ...
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how to make a layer mask and save it as black and white jpeg [closed]

i want to make a layer mask in photoshop. after that i want to save the layer mask as a black and white JPEG. i want to use this black and white JPEG as a mask in photoscan. how do i do that?
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Hi-res, low file size scans?

I often get pdfs from engineering firms that are only 80 or 90 MBs and can contain up to 24 sheets of 36" x 24" drawings and they will print out very sharp. But when I scan 1 drawing in Photoshop and ...
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How to make parallel curves in photoshop CS6?

I want to replicate this picture, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how can I make identical parallel curves. Can someone with better skills give me a little help? I tried making curves with ...
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Photoshop CC: Text and shape layers with same opacity, fill, blending and color render with different brightness [closed]

Anyone knows why two different layers (a shape and a text) with the same opacity (54%), fill (100%), blending (normal) and color (#000) render with different brightness? See following example: The ...
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Banner - Can I create smaller size but print bigger size? [duplicate]

Banner size 40x10 (feet) / 480x120 (inch) Can I create smaller size, but similar dimension like 100x25 (inch), BUT want the printing company print to actual size 480x120 (inch).. My pc seems cannot ...
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What is the purpose of single row and single column marquee tools in Photoshop?

Today I dared to ask a very basic but all time ignored question about the purpose of single row and single column marquee tools in Photoshop. It will be more appreciated if the answers provided with ...
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How to expand a paper texture from a photo across a wider resolution than the original photo?

I have a photo that I'd like to turn into a wallpaper: I'm pretty new to Photoshop, so I wasn't able to stack up the paper texture in a clean way. Is there a way to make this paper texture repeat ...
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Editing a timelapse in Photoshop and importing

I’m making a timelapse in Photoshop, the problem is: I don’t want the final format to be GIF. Why not? Mainly because GIF is a lossy format and 256 colours is not enough.. I want to import it to ...
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How can I cut out certain parts of text?

This is the logo I have in mind: I have been using white rectangles as blocs to hide the words like this: However, when I merge the layers of text and white rectangles together, I am seeing ...
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I need to convert a logo into four spot colours

I was given a logo by a client and last year I vectorised it, but it was coloured up as per the original, which was fine for her digital printing jobs. This year she wants some merch done, and the ...
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Why does a layer in overlay mode not show over black or white areas?

Layer A is above Layer B. Layer A is on overlay mode and is filled with white, grey and pink colors. Layer B is split in 3 sections: white, grey and black. Why do the contents of Layer A not show over ...
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Can a photoshop action or script load/save swatch, and choose color from it

I was wondering if it is possible for a photoshop action to choose foreground or background color from the swatch. I have tried doing it, but instead of picking from swatch it is always taking a ...
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MS Word VS Photoshop fonts size! [duplicate]

If i select a font size in ms word 12, then what will be fonts size in Photoshop in pixel?
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how can I make the background transparent

Are there any easy way to make the white background transparent? Thank you for your help. :)
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What is the perfect size for an invitation card double faced?

I'm working on a design for an invitation card, i'm working on a size: 700px x 1024px [including trim area] , 300 resolution based of a template for MOO service. what do you think about this size ...
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RAW processing for Glamour Photography

Given a RAW file of a glamour photo, what are the "must dos" first steps BEFORE any retouching is done to enhance the photo? Although I realize that this will be subjective to a degree, I'm hoping for ...
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How to create a light sheen/gradient with Photoshop

I am trying to replicate the slight matte/sheen effect seen on this blue Visa card graphic, and was wondering what would be the best approach to replicate a color gradient such as this. I used to ...
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How to have multiple panels/tabs of the same thing (e.g. multiple swatch tabs)

Is there a way to have two or even three panels/tabs of the same thing such as 3 swatch tabs? I was looking for a way to be able to switch between default and custom swatches instead of having them ...
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How to create 3d text or photo based logo

I am completely new to Photoshop and now I am able to create simple logo based on images available or creating simple 3D text. I am fascinated by these logo design & I am not able to find any ...
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Align smaller triangle to the center of a larger triangle

I am trying to create an equilateral triangle with a smaller equilateral triangle cut directly from it's center, like a stencil. I have made the triangle and used the Path Selection Tool to copy it ...
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What is this image effect (similar to viewing a 3d film without the glasses) called?

If you look at this site, the designer(s) made use of a an effect similar to what a 3d film would look like without the 3d glasses (if your remember those days). How would I replicate this effect in ...
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What pixel width should a designer use for the PSD, given the pixel width of the website?

What pixel width should a designer use for the PSD, given the pixel width of the website? (for example, I need a design for a website thats 1920px wide. What resolution should the designer use in ...
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Is there a way to access Mac system fonts in Photoshop?

I am mocking up a Mac App interface on El Capitan and would like to use the San Francisco system font. However the San Francisco font doesn't appear in Photoshop's font menu. Is there a way to access ...
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Generating 8-bit versions of images

I want to generate decent-looking 8-bit versions of existing images for a project I am working on. The current method I am using involves changing the mode of the image to Indexed Color with the ...
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Email Campaign Unable to make it Responsive

i work for an advertising company and i create responsive email flyers. the image starts at a pdf and i put this into photoshop to slice and add URLs, once added i can save for web design and it ...
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Sketching in Illustrator

I just recently found out how fun is drawing. For years I was just amazed by the artworks people did. Recently just because I couldn't find too much free vectors for my infographics and also didn't ...
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Can I automate the creation of random slices within Photoshop?

Yeah, let's not worry about the why, but the how. I want to create different sized rectangular slices of an image within Photoshop, and print them out. I can do it manually, and it's a long slow ...
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Printing file but without a layer?

I print labels in sheets using Photoshop CC using a guide. I've been placing what I need on the template and then deleting the template to print, but is there a way to "hide" the template so I don't ...