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

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Overlapping Text Appears Fuzzy in PDF

I have a custom font with symbols that overlap other symbols for an effect. An example is an arrow that overlaps the next symbol. In photoshop, when I export to pdf, the overlapped symbols appear ...
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Free plugin to create/display Photoshop measurement annotations

I found this plugin SpecKing that looks like it's just about exactly what I'm looking for, I haven't tried it out yet though because I was hoping to find a free, maybe even open source alternative.. ...
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Transparency problem

I have been trying to create a logo design, and I've come across an issue that seems very simple but has so far been very puzzling. Basically the logo that I am designing has intersecting squares; ...
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Why does my Photoshop CS6 timeline have a different layout?

I'm doing a tutorial, and I noticed my timeline is quite different from the one in the video: This is mine: This is the tutorial's: The first problem is that I can't find the Add Videos button ...
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How would you create these Photoshop clipping masks in Fireworks?

Fireworks and Photoshop are both great. I'd would like to know how to achieve similar results to Photoshop's clipping masks in Fireworks (I don't have as much experience using Fireworks as I do using ...
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Adobe fireworks transparent text area

How can I achieve this with Fireworks? Or what is the exact name of this technique, so I can Google it?
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Can I extract shadows from a texture to make a transparent image (png)?

I have this image: And I would like to extract the dark parts (shadows) to make a transparency consisting of black pixels at different alpha channel values. Here is a crude example image of what I ...
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How to remove noise/grain on a picture, based on some “noise pattern”

I have a picture containing lot of noise (see example below). Using photoshop CS5, is there any way to remove/or minimize these artefacts ? I know this is possible in sound editors (like Goldwave) ...
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Can I remove colors applied to a topographical map?

For a project involving a client-supplied map (clip below) I need to be able to turn colored layers on and off. The client, however, supplied a flat image and vector outlines for the color regions, ...
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Crop an image based on another image dimensions in Photoshop CS6

I have got two images one is a PNG having some part transparent for rounded corners and a curved top. It is used in a slideshow. I have got another image in JPEG format which needs to fit in these ...
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Creating a “Background Glow” in Photoshop

I see this effect a lot in websites and feel envious because I'm like King Kong with boxing gloves on trying to operate Photoshop sometimes. [URL removed because it was removed and replaced with ...
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How can I render a 3D crystal object?

I've been trying to make pretty much exactly this crystal: http://wallpapersus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/abstract-crystal-digital-art-3d.jpg Now, the only thing I've used is Photoshop CS5, and ...
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Designing a paper plane for the game

I need to draw a paper plane for my game. I have pretty much PS experience but still have problems with easy tasks. It must be totally 2d , so most examples that can be found on the internet are ...
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My web logo looks pixelated after resizing

I am trying to resize my logo for the web but so far I have not been seeing the result that I want to. It was in a vector format first (AI) and then it was converted to PSD. I then used the image ...
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How to 3D-rotate image in Photoshop?

I have a site screen shot(like this - http://d.pr/i/KxHN), and i want to rotate it to "perspective view" like the below image. How i can do that? Google hinted nothing about this problem.
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Photoshop Save for web batch not saving the right “Save For Web” size

I am using Photoshop CS4 Version 11.0.2. I make an action called Resize to 388px. I record the action as follows: Start Recording Image Image Size Adjust size of image down to 388px. File Save for ...
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How can I represent speed in a graphic?

How can I show speed in this example? I don't have any vector programs, I'm working in Photoshop. Any advice will be helpful.
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How can I create an action that hides or shows layers by a specific name in Photoshop?

I have some layers in a PSD that are named "@bounds". I'd like to create an action that will either show or hide any layers in the doc that match that layer name. Is this something that can be done ...
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Creating a PDF file with variables

Is there a way to prepare a PDF file in any of the programs in the Adobe Creative Suit, making a part of it change with input from the user? For example, you make an invitation template. You make the ...
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“On the fly” actions in Photoshop

I use actions regularly. Sometimes I just need to resize a bunch of images to a certain size, and will never use that action again. So I create an action, use it and then delete it, or let it rot in ...
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How do I copy some smart object layers to another file and keep them linked

I have two layer with the same smart object. If I edit the smart object, both layers are updated (nice!) I copy these layers to another file (by dragging them) In the new file, both smart object ...
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Photoshop shows outline around mask when exported to PDF

I have a file in Photoshop CS5 that has a photo on a layer that is cropped with a clipping mask (just a black rectangle). In Photoshop the image appears correctly but when I save as a PDF and open ...
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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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Best practices for exporting images from vector / eps artwork

I'm taking my first steps into the waters of vector design, designing a simple logo (in 'Sketch' for mac - an illustrator alternative). This went well until it came time to export the artwork for a ...
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How do I create a partially transparent overlapping “Stain Glass” effect with shapes in Photoshop?

I like the repeated shape, with color "overlap" but I do not know what to call this, or how to create something similar in Photoshop. How do I create this effect in Photoshop?
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Creating layers with different sizes from existing PNG

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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Photoshop - How to reduce the file size in KB by reducing resolution

I have tried everything I can think of, but when I reduce resolution of graphics, keeping the same dimensions, it has no effect on the size of the file. This makes no sense. I prepare graphics for ...
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Set Equal Distance Between Layers (PS) [duplicate]

How can you set multiple layers equal distance between them in Photoshop in a given distance? I know you can do the math and manually set the x axis value for each of them, but I am looking for a ...
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How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions?

I have a 5760px x 3840px image with a filesize of1.14MB. I would like to reduce its filesize to 200KB without altering its dimensions. How can I do this in Photoshop?
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Import/export clipping path only from Photoshop?

I'm working with another designer and we exchange PSD's where we both create clipping masks for objects in the photograph. As the files are quite big, I was wondering if there is a way to only ...
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Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger

I have a weird thing happening with this font. It's Avenir. I've used it in the past with no issues, but this one seems to pop up once in awhile. The issue if not obvious is that some letters appear ...
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Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 ...
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How much should I charge?

I have a friend who is a jewelry designer that works for a small jewelry shop and she mentioned to me that her boss is looking for someone to edit some images of the staff, not sure how many exactly, ...
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Select dots on image and modify the color of some of them

I make a dotted map just like the one on the image below. I am using Illustrator and Photoshop. How can I select and re-color some of the dots on this image?
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Alignment and Gradients

I am pretty new to Photoshop and am trying to do 2 things. I'm pretty sure this is the right site for this question. How do I horizontally and vertically center a Layer, or Text or an Image on the ...
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How to center text vertically within a textbox in Photoshop

It's pretty annoying that you can't center text vertically in Ps automatically, like you can in Indd. It's even more annoying that the bounding box of text can't be 'collapsed' or 'fit to text', like ...
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Connecting drawn lines from a tablet in Photoshop

I recently bought a Wacom tablet for someone I know as she is interested in getting into the digital design industry. She's mainly just been doodling some drawings in Photoshop with it at the moment, ...
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Exporting image (png, jpeg) from Photoshop to Acrobat PDF - bad quality

I have a portfolio design in Photoshop, and I when I save that as an image file format, it gets compressed and low quality if I try to import it in Acrobat. I just want to export from PSD as an ...
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Is there a way to set up text tabs in Photoshop?

I have versions CS4 through CS6. I have a nice numbered list and I'd like to align things. Is there any way to set up tabs rather than letterspacing or splitting the text into separate layers? (I ...
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Any way to organize *lots* of layers in Photoshop with exact pixel amounts?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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How and with what software was this image created with?

I want to know, how it was possible to create the cubes, with their shinny, dark and cubed parts? I know it could be doable with Photoshop, but how? Is there any software better suited to make it ...
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How to Reduce Compression Artifacts in Dark Areas (photoshop)

Using Photoshop I have converted a photograph into a sketch/line drawing, I achieved this in photoshop by: Making image greyscale Duplicating image then inverting it Applying a color(colour) dodge ...
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How to resize parts of a shape in Photoshop?

Once I have drawn the shape, per below, how do I simply lengthen the line? If I try via Transform Controls, it will also increase the width of the line (i.e. It transforms the whole shape as I drag ...
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How can I fix jerky text panning in Photoshop CS6 video?

I'm testing CS6's new video features. One issue I found is that when I add panning to text, it does not pan smoothly. It seems like the kerning is adjusted slightly for each frame and it looks pretty ...
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Custom Background Resizing As Needed

Is it possible to make a square pattern gradient coloured background that resizes as a webpage grows downwards? A square pattern, dark color - light color - dark color etc and as it goes up it gets ...
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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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Fixing pixelated edges on photoshop 6.0

I have adobe photoshop 6.0 and am trying to design a logo for a website that I will be creating shortly. I drew out my logo and the only issue that I am having right now is that the edges of the shape ...
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How reliable are the colour blindness previews in Illustrator and Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator have options to preview what artwork will look like to people with red/green colour blindness (protanopia and duteranopia). How reliable are these previews? For ...
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How do I set Extras to be off by default when I start up Photoshop 7?

I don't know what setting changed, but every time I start up Photoshop 7 for Windows, View → Extras is checked, and a grid overlay appears on the image pane. I'd like to set the default to View → ...