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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 ...
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How to apply a drop shadow on an object outer borders only?

Let's say we have a ring on a transparent background: My question is: how I put a drop shadow on this object's external borders only? If I apply a plain Drop Shadow effect, I get the following, ...
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Opacity of layer affects clipping masks

Most of the time I use clipping masks only to keep painting within certain borders. But how do I change the opacity of the mask, while preserving its shape? Say I drew many little particles and want ...
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Data merge for PDF

Lets say I have 100 PDFs in one folder1 (filename: 1, 2,3,4..) and another 100 PDF in another folder2 (Filename: 1,2,3,4...). Now I want to combine PDF1 in folder1 with PDF1 in folder2 and so on till ...
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How to reduce white in an image using Photoshop

I want to reduce the white in this image. So that the structure is somehow faded into the blue background. How can I do that in Photoshop? Any ideas?
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Image Size / Resolution for printing a Rollup

I need to create a design for a rollup that will be 2000mm X 850mm. The place we're printing at has an info sheet, which only says the file should be 150dpi. When trying to create a file to design ...
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Photoshop Mug image wrap using replace content

Looking for a way to have a warp example image on a stock mug photo/image but able to change out the example image using replace content. Hoping not to warp each example image but a preset template. ...
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Why does a brush with 50% opacity and 100% flow take 8 individual strokes to reach 100% opacity?

I have a simple round brush with 100% hardness, 50% opacity and 100% flow. All other brush settings are disabled (brush dynamics, transfer, etc). Since it has 50% opacity, I would expect 2 brush ...
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using mock up effect from Photoshop to illustrator

Hi, is it possible to use this mockup effect which I have done using Photoshop can be used in illustrator without getting it blurred? Thanks.
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Can't find preferences tab to adjust and customize grids

I was just going through this tutorial HERE , and this guy adjusts his grids, by going to preferences, see the screenshot that I grabbed from the video: Now I have the following Photoshop ...
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Is there a way to use bitmap font with Photoshop?

I have an image file with the font that I have created. Is there a way to map this bitmap font to characters and use it with a typing tool in Photoshop? Maybe there is some kind of a plugin?
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How do I add a border to multiple images in photoshop?

I have thousands of images where I need to add a border onto. I've been trying to automate this tedious process but I don't seem to succeed at it. I've been playing around with the automate, actions ...
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How to set the guides in Photoshop 2014 locked by default?

How can I set the guides locked in Photoshop 2014 by default? It's too annoying to lock the guides on every startup.
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How to merge text layers without converting text to shapes or rasterizing them in PS CC?

Every time I create a text box in Photoshop using the Type Tool, it puts the text box in a separate layer. Is there a way to merge text layers to better manage a group of text boxes? The options I've ...
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document size in Photoshop vs Illustrator

So I am designing an A2 format poster for print... I am much more used to working in Photoshop, so I design almost everything there and just import the .psd to Illustrator afterwards and add text. ...
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Layer substraction

I drew the following vectorial img with photoshop However, i want the mask to be white, not all transparent. When i modify the stroke background, it hides the eyes and the mouth I don't want this to ...
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How to create this grunge stamp that is dark on the edges & more grungy on the inside?

I tried different methods and they all were very very complicated. Is there an easy way to create this effect where the grunge is more visible on the inside?
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Remove dust from photo

What technique I should approach to remove dust from blue circles in attached picture? Actually I would like to have clear illustration instead of photo. How to achieve that?
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How to make photoshop right sidebar smaller? [closed]

I have OS X El Capitan 10.11 and Photoshop CC 2015. My issue is width of right sidebar - I want to make it narrower, because currently is way too wide for me and it makes workspace way too small to ...
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How to create animation like asana load screen - where 3 lines of text are circling?

Stuck on creating a Photoshop animation like asana load screen. initially 3 lines of copy is circling up - moving up. Attached example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/44o37b93ltfmaug/asana-animation_1.mov?...
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Convert vector mask to shape layer

I have a Photoshop document with many raster layers with Vector Masks applied. I would like to convert these to actual Shape layers. Is there a better (easier) way to do this than: Select the ...
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Photoshop: Tapering objects while transforming will distort images like in perspective. No idea across web so far

Does someone have an idea how to taper and retain y-position of the images? thanks Hannes