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How to hide focus objects in photoshop

I always wondered, is it possible to hide an object focus mark when it got selected? For example, if you draw a new rectangle its border gets bold and focus and it will remain like this until you ...
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How to draw hand drawn style icons? [duplicate]

I have always wondered how illustrations like above are drawn. What is the usual and efficient way? Do designers do sketches first and then trace over them or there is a technique? It looks ...
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How to make an email flyer

I have a client and he's been wanting me to create an e-flyer for him. When I first read it, I wasn't paying much attention to the details so I ended up thinking he just wanted a flyer for printing. ...
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Blur a transparent image [duplicate]

What I'm trying to accomplish is an image that is transparent and will blur what is behind it. I have tried to have a transparent background and then add a semi transparent white layer and blur that ...
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Photoshop, how to save a rectangle I select to PNG without creating a new file?

I have a graphics artist deliver a PSD file with a lot of images in one. Each layer is a PSB file. I need to cut rectangular images from the large list and save in PNG format. Is there a way for me ...
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Game sprites with Illustrator CS6

I redesigned this sprite sheet, based on Mega Man X in falcon armor. I designed it with Illustrator CS6 but when I exported it as a .png file and then imported it to PS CS6, I found that the character ...
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How to convert shape borders to paths?

How do I convert shape borders to paths in Photoshop CS5? How I have tried: I have searched through the tools in the program and search through forums and the Adobe help site on the web.
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Zoom to 100%-Shortcut in Photoshop CC [closed]

I'm unable to set the Zoom level to 100% by using my beloved Shortcut Ctrl + 1 after upgrading Photoshop to its newest version (CC; 14.0; x64). I can still use the Zoom tool (Z) and click the ...
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How to create a custom shaped gradient?

I have an image that I'd like to blend into another image. Using the gradient tool to draw black on a layer mask works fine, but I'm limited to just straight lines or circles. What I need is a ...
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How can I create a double helix?

I want to create intersected curved line like this , I use Pen Tool but can not get the same as this , and searched a lot for already built through google , but all I got were curve lines not like ...
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How to place a border around a picture with transparency in Photoshop?

I have an image I want to draw a 1px black border around. When I increase the canvas size the extra space will be transparent; I can't select a color here. Ordinarily I would increase the canvas by 2 ...
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How do I make a color background transparent? [duplicate]

How I can make color transparent in Photoshop? For example, I have picture of smoke, and I want to make background color (which is black) transparent. How?
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Applying a fill to multiple layers using Option/CMD + Delete in Photoshop CS6

Similar to what can be done in Illustrator is there a way to apply one fill to multiple selected layers with or without the hotkey, Option/CMD + Delete vs. applying the fill to each individually?
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how to copy a layer in photoshop to export image for web

I'm trying to export some images of a photoshop design and this is how I usually do it: select the layer you want. command + left click the thumbnail to create a marquee around the layer copy it ...
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Comparison Between affordable Image Editor (Photoshop) / Creator VS. Free Image Software [closed]

Lately I would like to get involved / to learn in graphics design. Since holidays are in full swing, I thought I would use this time. I have used GIMP before, although very minimal and Blender. Both ...
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Dividing a shape in half without creating a white line down the middle [duplicate]

This seems to be a recurring problem when cutting shapes directly in half when using Illustrator's 'Divide' tool. While the shape may look ok in the program itself when I output it as a png or reduce ...
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How to create blur on an empty layer in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a sort sort of semitransparent blur filter image that I can use over some backgrounds on a website. But Photoshop doesn't let me to do so on an empty layer. Is there a work ...
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Photoshop - Easier way to add date suffix, st, nd, th rd

In Microsoft Word, you type 27th and hit a space the th date suffix will resize and go to top margin with a date suffix format. In Adobe Photoshop I have to often make a new layer for adding date ...
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How to Resize Vector Logos [closed]

I have created a logo in Illustrator. I used to create logos in Photoshop but was told that Illustrator is better for re-sizing because you don't lose quality because it is a vector based program. ...
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How to quickly move one layer to a different group in large Photoshop files, without dragging?

Large website design with many, many layers. Need a way to move one element to the new designated group without dragging forever in the layers palette.
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Can I emulate Acrobat scroll wheel zoom shortcuts in PS?

I have used a whole bunch of applications e.g. Acrobat, Inkscape, SumatraPDF, Foxit that use the following shortcuts for zooming and panning, Scrollwheel = pan up/down Shift + Scrollwheel = pan ...
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is it possible to save a selection of several layers in photoshop?

So let me explain the issue. Say I have layers A-Z I select layers A, B, F, R for example, make a change to those layers, but then I go back to doing other things so I deselect those layers. Is there ...
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How do I soften the edges on a scanned crayon drawing?

I have removed the white background on a child's crayon drawing of a butterfly. I want to layer it over a coloured background on a poster but the edges of the butterfly are very ragged. How do I ...
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Why is my image turning gray when I paste another image on it?

I opened a .jpg file that only contains one channel, whenever I try to add another image to the file, the other image also turns gray. Why is this happening?
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Image Fuzzy in Browser, Sharp in Photoshop (with NO resizing), why?

I have a PNG file that looks fuzzy when I view it in any browser. However, opening the very same file in Photoshop, making no changes, it looks perfectly sharp. Why does this PNG look different when ...
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Revert to .psd from .pdf

I saved my .psd file as .pdf to - well - see a pdf version of it. I think I might have unchecked the thing that keeps it editable and keeps the layers. Is this revertable? Can I get my psd file ...
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How to remove scratches from shiny object

I have a simple cropped picture of a cornet (my gravatar, actually). However, it is many tiny scratches that it has accumulated over the years (it's 50+ years old). Anyway, because the photo was taken ...
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How to get speckled shading in Photoshop?

I am trying to achieve, for lack of a better term, a speckled shading in Photoshop. I'm not getting the right effect using noise (even with a gaussian blur) or setting the layer to dissolve. Here ...
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Preventing exit from full screen mode in Adobe Photoshop CS6

I'm using adobe Photoshop CS6 my question : Sometimes my hand is just too fast that i accidentally press "escape" and i go back to the usual screen view, i want to stay in full screen mode without ...
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Photoshop Action to combine Multiple Photos

Hey I'm trying to recreate this effect: I know it could be easily done manually. I'm wondering if anyone has come across a tutorial or knows how to create this automatically with actions in ...
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Is there a way to automate changing the hue of many layers with a different value per layer?

Let's say I have 100 photos in a folder. On the first one, I would like to change the Hue to -180, and save it. On the second one, I would like to change the Hue to -170. On the third one, I would ...
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How to make a layer change size in an animation in Photoshop?

I'm working with animation timeline in Photoshop CS6. I would like to have a small circle layer expand / increase in size, but on the Layer-Timeline panel, these are the only options available: ...
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How to add transparent browser windows for UX/UI wireframes?

I'm sure there's some tools available. Other than hand designing browser windows, other programs and export transparent wireframes? Has anyone made browser windows themselves with illustrator or ...
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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 ...