Questions about Adobe Photoshop, the graphics and photo editing program.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Where did 'preserve transparency' go?

I haven't been heavily using PhotoShop for a few years and now need to get some work done in CS6 and for the life of me, I can't find the setting for paintbrushes to 'preserve transparency' when ...
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Why does this “pattern” occur when i use the sharpen tool?

When oversharpening an image (w/o protecting detail) in Photoshop a distinct pattern emerges -is there a reason for this? does it maybe have to do with how the tool was coded?
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Transparency dithering issue when saving for web

I am trying to optimize the graphics for a webdesign, since I am not satisfied with the performance in terms of load-times. The logo is quite big and in PNG24 so I experimented to see how much I could ...
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Extract path from shape, and preferably merge it with another path from a shape

I have two different shapes, one that looks like a drop and one that is a square. The drop was made using the pen tool. Now, I want to merge these two shapes, combine their paths to create the ...
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When shrinking images, does it matter what percentage I use?

I frequently shrink down large images for online photo galleries. What I want to know is, when I tell photoshop, et al, to shrink my image to a certain size/percentage, will it retain better quality ...
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Photoshop: Slices of custom sizes

When I try to use slices, it won't me select custom sizes in both Hoz and Vert aspects. In the UI that asks for # of Slices or pixels, I can never set custom Horz / Vert pixels. If I pick 500 Horz and ...
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How to convert the ordinary image into effective image in photoshop

I want to convert the images by the following Images Conversion Method. How do i convert in photoshop cs6 Response Me.. From To
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How to place an ai file behind photoshop layer CS6 [closed]

I'm working with Photoshop and AI files, both of which are pretty new to me. When placing an AI file on my image, it creates a layer just as I would expect. However, the layer shows up in front of all ...
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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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How to make screenshots high resolution [duplicate]

I have multiple screenshots and it appears that when I put them into illustrator and click off the image it then becomes pixalated. Is there a possible way to make this clear. As I don't have the ...
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Unpixelated Screenshot images

I have some work to showcase: images which are screenshots of work which are online. However when arranging these screenshot images in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, they all appear to be ...
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How to slice a huge image into smaller ones with 'Save for Web'

I have a huge image (1024*256000) which I want to slice horizontally into 100 images of 1024*256. I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS6. I created the horizontal slices with the Slice tool and the Divide ...
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How to create a pattern or tiles from rotated elements

I have a geometric pattern – say, a cross: Which I want to repeat with some overlap and tile … easy: The blue square marks the 100×100 px unit tile. However, here comes the catch: I want to ...
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When zoomed-in in photoshop how do you scroll to out of canvas

Let say i am zoomed in, 500%, and i want to go beyond the edge, right edge, and when i try to drag it using hand tool it doesn't work, scrollbar doesn't work.
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Photoshop Reducing File Size by Hiding Layers

I've recently learned that hiding Photoshop layers will reduce the file size. After searching around the Adobe forums I can't find anything stating this. There are only about half a dozen sites on ...
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Using Photoshop to create cartoonish wood trunk texture

I ended up to a website that had nice looking cartoonish tree: I'm looking a way to create something similar looking with Photoshop CS6. What do I need to do to achieve such a curvy texture?
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Is there a way to interactively rotate the canvas in Photoshop?

I'm aware of the "rotate canvas tool" in Photoshop CS 5 (which shares a spot in the tool menu with the "grabber hand tool"). What I'm wondering is if there's a way you can perform that function ...
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why does Photoshop give “image is too big ” error while slicing a tall psd?

I'm slicing a very tall psd now (1200 x 5000 px) and when I hit save for web and devices, photoshop says that the image is too big to save. I have ended up cropping the image but I'd really like to ...
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Adobe Photoshop XY coordinates export

I have tried to use amrok's script (given here). I'm trying to export the XY coordinates of corner points of a selection - ideally to a text file... Would you be able to help?
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How can I easily swap colors / swap channels in Photoshop?

Back before I could afford a Mac I used a PC (when Windows XP ruled the earth). At that time I couldn't afford Photoshop either. So I had a WinXP box with Irfanview installed - and I thought that was ...
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Rounded Polygons in Photoshop CS6

There used to be a way to do masking tricks to create rounded polygon corners in Photoshop, but I can't seem to find anything for accomplishing the same trick in Photoshop CS6. Does anyone out there ...
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Photoshop CS6 GIF not showing transition

Ive made a GIF image in Photoshop CS6. The gif is made up of three pictures that a fade animation. This works fine when i run the gif within photoshop (the actual program) but when i save for web ...
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How to determine what quality a JPG was saved as?

When saving JPG images with Pixelmator or Photoshop, I select a quality from the scale 1–100 that gives optimum file-size. Later on, I sometimes take these images and crop them a little more (not ...
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How to stack images in photoshop side by side in a grid? (Automation, Batching)

How to stack images in photoshop side by side in a grid? In a automated process? I'm going to have a grid of 3 x 7 (total 21) logos for a website? Alternatively I could make images seperately and ...
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Photoshop export layers to png but with specific background layer

I have a psd with ~400 Layers which contain semitransparent images and one layer with a solid color. I want to export those layers to png8 and want that layers to have that solid background. I can ...
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Rastering Vector Art: Photoshop vs Illustrator?

I have been working in illustrator CS5 making vector art. My main focus has been different iPhone game graphics (I make them in illustrator instead of photoshop so I can scale them for all the ...
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Photoshop: link layers vs group layers

I googled but found nothing satisfactory. What's their difference? What's the situation respectively to use one over the other?
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Photoshop - Make the fx appear on a clipping mask

I found myself many times in this situation and I finally decided to ask in a forum. Here's the deal. Let's say I have a red square shape and I make a new layer above it in which I apply a cloud ...
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Remove transparent when rotate 3D ps6

I have 3D image and this is several 3D layers merged in one. But when I try to rotate it layers become transparent What I should do if I want to remove this "transparent effect"?
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How to reproduce a “stamped type” effect in Photoshop?

I'm working on an illustration and want to have an effect such that the type looks imprinted into a textured leather background, as if it had been stamped in place. Examples: In the real world, ...
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Temporary keyboard shortcuts stopped working- illustrator/photoshop CS5 (mac)

I use temporary keyboard shortcuts for navigating my work area... e.g.: Hold down Space to get hand tool Hold down Space + Cmd / Space + Cmd+Option to get zoom in/out tool All of a sudden these ...
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PS: Creating a matrix grid/collage of images

Is there a convenient way of creating a grid, or a collage of images, without having to do it manually? Ideally I want a 64x64 square grid of images that are each 100px * 100px. I've seen them done a ...
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How do I batch resize elements?

I made the first of these white cells, then wished to duplicate down to fill the rest of the screen. Predictably, it didn't fill the space exactly, so I needed to try to resize all of the boxes at ...
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Photoshop action to export icon resources for OS X app?

Is there a photoshop action for exporting a 1024x1024 canvas as all the required icon resources for a OS X app? Seems like something the design community would have made, but I can't find anything so ...
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How do I drain this pattern of color to add it?

I'd like to add the below leather pattern effect to the bookmark I have made below that: The bookmark is simply white pixels with some layer effects added. How do I "drain" the texture of colour ...
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Removing a white background when foreground contains white

I'm trying to remove the white background of an image (replacing it with transparency), however, the challenge I'm having is that the image has white parts that I would like to maintain. Below is the ...
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File backups for Photoshop

I've been working with Photoshop for a long time, and every once in a while I work on a file, sometimes in a rush, sometimes just being lazy.. what happens is that I end up ruining it. I save, go on ...
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Working in illustrator & photoshop interchangeably

As I've seen several people do as well, I am constantly switching back and forth between illustrator and photoshop. Illustrator, IMO, is much easier to work with when creating graphics (as far as ...
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Photoshop Action for save mysteriously increase file size

I record a Photoshop action to save file as png format. It works except one thing: file sizes differ when I do manually save and when I play the save action (recorded exactly the same steps in manual ...
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How do I paste into a layer's mask in Photoshop?

When I paste Cmd+V a new layer is created instead of pasting into the layer's mask that I created. What I'm trying to do is take a black and white layer and make it the mask of a all white layer. ...
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Recommended books about styling elements for App / Interface Design

I'm new to Photoshop and I'm looking for a book which helps me to learn design iOS Apps and user interfaces. I don't look for a book that teaches me about good UI, I'm looking for techniques I can use ...
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Automated fitting images inside a frame

I have a frame in which different photos must shrink and fit into (frame size is absolute), and then save into different file names (preferably same name as the file that was fit into the frame). ...
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Remove selected ring when editing layer in Photoshop CS6

The layer being edited always have a black border around it, this is rather annoying especially when I draw something small, anyone knows how to remove it? Thanks.
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Coding a website design , which is better from PSD (Adobe photoshop) or EPS ( Adobe illustrator )? [duplicate]

What is the diffrence between EPS and PSD in making a mockup in: 1. Quality 2. Size in loading page 3. Easier to use 4. Similarity between both of them Thanks in advance....
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Eyedropper straight to clipboard

I think this is a pretty simple request, but how can i get it so that when i select a colour on my image using the eyedropper that is goes to my clipboard without me having to open up the dialogue box ...
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Photoshop CS6 Cropping Problem

I'm having a trouble cropping at all sizes when using W x H x Resolution. For example, I choose 500px as W and H, and then 300ppi for resolution- and then I have to wait. And I mean WAIT ALL DAY. The ...
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Cleaning up DPI/PPI for scanned graphics to put on the web?

I am trying to figure out the most efficient method for editing raw scanned documents so they look best at 72PPI when published on a website. I have an example here which is from a 600DPI source scan. ...
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The diff between a shape layer and a layer with a vector mask when applying a gradient overlay layer style in photoshop CS 6?

The image The layer panel The yellow top rect is the layer with vector mask, the one with full gradient is the shape layer. They are both applied a gradient overlay, but the layer with mask ...
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How to save layers individually that can still interact with each other outside of photoshop?

What I am trying to do is to move a png of semi-transparent gradient above another png of a box in it within a video editor. So imagine the first gradient slowly moving to the left on top of the box, ...
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How to make a series of rectangles follow a pen path

I am trying to get a series of shapes (rectangles) to follow a path (sine wave) that I made with the pen tool, but I have no clue how to do that or if it is possible. I have tried warping a ...