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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 ...
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Is it possible to keep all shape layers outline on at all times in photoshop?

I have a vector image I've created in illustrator which I would like to turn into pixel art. I've imported my vector as a shape layer in photoshop, and I was hoping to use the outlines of it as a ...
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Steps between Wireframe / UI design for web development

Based on my sketch/wireframe prepared for a UI designer (links below): Link: http://postimg.org/image/npt5zlvu7/ 1) Would I be able to approach a UI designer with the wireframe/sketch above? 2) ...
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Blend only affecting specific base color?

I need to blend a white text on top of a multicolored background and I only want to blend with a particular base color. (in this case it's the orange) How do I configure blending options to do ...
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How to add to an existing shape layer?

I am watching a tutorial in which the instructor added a shape to an existing layer, but I don't know how he did it. His cursor was an arrow, he began dragging from off the canvas (top left), then ...
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How can I create an animated device mockup?

Say I have a GIF such as this: How could I create something like this, where the user added this video into a still shot of an iPhone? Better yet, if I could put it in a mockup like this where it ...
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Exporting a GIF animation in Photoshop - how do I make it more vibrant?

I'm trying to export a short, 6 second GIF in Photoshop. It looks great on the canvas, but very washed out after the export. I know the GIF format has a maximum of 256 colors (and I select that) but ...
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Are there slice compositions similar to layer compositions?

Photoshop offers the feature of layer compositions. I can store different layer states within them and easily switch between them. In one, a certain layer is invisible and vice versa. Yet once I ...
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How can I create a multi-color blurred background?

I have seen an image with this background. As a newbie I am unable to get this multi colored mixed background. I am able to get just two colors and that too linearly with the Blend Tool. But that ...
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Change black background of image to a color

This was a black and white image that I inverted in Photoshop with command/control+i. I want to convert everything that is black to a color. How would I replace the black with a different color?
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Photos reproduced with laser-like lights (Photo Effects) [duplicate]

How are photos/wallpapers like the following created? Is it an effect? Are they drawn with brushes by hand?
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Auto slice an image file based on transparency [duplicate]

I have multiple small icons in a single file. They are separated with transparency. So I can manually select them and save individually. But this takes long time with many parts. Is it possible to ...
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How do I remove a green screen background in Photoshop?

How can I green screen in Photoshop? I am making a picture were I need to green screen, and it would be very helpful if someone could help me!
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How to reduce the file size of an image while keeping the same dimensions

My goal is to create a Kindle Cover and upload it following Amazon recommendations. The Cover Should Be: MAXIMUM: Width:1563px; Height:2500px; JPEG up to 127KB MINIMUM: Width:625px; ...
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Photoshop merging timeline frames in 1 image side by side

I have created an animation in Photoshop. I want to merge them in 1 image file side by side. Is there an easy way to do it? Because I will do this process about 10-15 times. My animation timeline ...
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How does path alignment tool work in Photoshop CS6?

In the tutorial I'm watching the instructor has just created a new rectangle. With that layer selected, he goes up to the "Path Alignment" dropdown in the tool bar - having already selected "Align to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch black/white or foreground/background?

I was watching a video tutorial and the instructor seemed to switch the colour of a layer from white to black with a shortcut, since his cursor did not leave the layer thumbnail section, per below... ...
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Are there any grids to help represent 3D dimensions in Photoshop?

If I try to create a 3D effect in Photoshop (or on paper), I always get it wrong. I remember how easy it was to create cubes in graph paper, but hard in plain paper. I wonder is there are any grids ...
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How can I improve my lighting/shadow illustration skills

I was curious to know if there are any resources, books, blogs that focus on perfecting object shadowing and lighting with Photoshop and/or Illustrator? I have and know how to do basic shadowing and ...
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Create group from layer using Photoshop script

I'm trying to create a layer group in a Photoshop script from a layer so that the folder is in the same location as the layer itself relative to the other layers. Is there a function to do so? I ...
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Preserving aspect ratio in a batch with Photoshop

I have a large list of images (all different sizes and aspect ratios) that need to be edited. I need to perform the following operations: Crop image to a specific aspect ratio Resize that image to ...
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search layers in photoshop

There are a lots of layers in my projects. Previously I have renamed a layer with "system" and to that layer I have set visibility hidden. I want to show that layer again but I have to search manually ...
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How to achieve this 3D “Card” effect

How do I create this type of effect with an image? I'm wondering how to get the thick edges and the tilted look. Is there an online tool that will convert a flat image to look like this? Source
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Export Illustrator layers to Photoshop Smart Objects

I'm trying to export the layers of my illustrator document into photoshop, but the only way to do so is one by one copy and pasting...are there any ways to mass export these layers while still ...
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How to export ICO files to use as Windows folder icons

How can I export a file that you could set it as a folder icon in Windows 7? And also, how do you get an application that has only one icon to change it's size when re-scaling? I set folder options to ...
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Open a Photoshop document layer in a new File quickly?

My First Question here, I have a lot of PSD's to work on in which my main job is to: Copy a layer/layers Make a new Document place/drag them into the new document Trim the image to size Save as a ...
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How do I save a layer without the transparent background?

I have a layer, which I would like to save as an image. See (the image is the complete button) When I choose the layer and choose file->save for web.. it save the image with the transparent ...
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Batch process images to 640px width but don't resize if less than 640px

I have a huge amount of images that I would like to batch process with Photoshop (any version). They're all different shapes and sizes in terms of resolution and quality. I want to batch process ...
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How can I add a shadow to image something like this in PS CS6 [duplicate]

How can I add a shadow to image something like this in PS CS6?? Thanks in advance
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How to add auto-dimensioning to Photoshop or Illustrator [duplicate]

I have layers with different elements in each layer. Each elemnt have their own margin from edge. Is it possible to export file to png\jpg\etc with overlayed layer with dimensions of each separate ...
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How would I replicate this long shadow image?

I've recently got into that "hipster" trend of long shadowing. I have seen this example quite a lot, and have tried replicating it myself. No efforts have been successful though. And even the close ...
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How to convert a colored image to something light and something white background in PS cs6?

How to convert a colored image to something light and something white background? here is an example:
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Problem with color picker (brush tool) in Photoshop 8

I have created a rectangle and on that rectangle I masked it. Now I wanted to pick up color with brush tool pressing Alt+Click but it is not picking the exact color. It only picks up black or white ...
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How to convert old scanned documents into black and white

I have some old documents that have been scanned, and I want to convert them to black and white. Content should be always black, and background white: I use Photoshop.
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Set up a guide layer in Photoshop for cropping

I am looking to set up a single .psd file I can use for my iPhone splash screens, the main document at 640x1136 and a "guide layer" at 640x960 that I can use to generate the slightly smaller splash ...