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Creating a “black mask” file covering all non-transparent pixels in Photoshop image, all layers

I have created an image in Photoshop CS3 consisting of numerous layers including text layers, and graphics layers. The print shop says that I have to submit ANOTHER file which is a "mask" file, which ...
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anti-aliasing issues

This seems to happen most of the time, but more visible when you are importing as smart objects in Photoshop and resizing down. In the attached image you can see where the aliasing is getting really ...
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Illustrator Transparency and Tracing

I had a heck of a time getting transparencies from Photoshop to Illustrator. A member here, "poor", had my solution. But the problem wasn't over it seems. The image I had been trying to bring into ...
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Apply a brush on a path in Photoshop CS6

Hy. I want to create something like this: using path. I want to draw a line in fact and on that line I want to apply a rainbow effect like this one. Some time I want to have 2 colors in the ...
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Normalize transformed rectangles with photoshop

Let's say I have some transformed rectangles like the ones here (fig 3,4,6,8): Is there a simple way to click on the 4 corners of the rectangle and make the whole image adjust so that the lines are ...
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How can I make a caricature like a Who Was book in Photoshop?

My son wants to make a series of fake Who Was book with him and his friends on the covers. If you've never seen one, it's a whole series about famous people, with a caricature on the cover, like this: ...
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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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How to create 3D Box designs with User-Generated Dimensions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to learn how to make 3D Box Images in Photoshop. I need this for box designs of different sizes, and so I found this tutorial that makes it easy to create with the use of Photoshop Actions. ...
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How do I type Arabic text in Photoshop CC multilanguage?

I have downloaded Photoshop CC MULTI-language version on windows 8 but i cannot type in Arabic please somebody help me?
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Profile to use for JPG used on TV screens

At my job we have internal TV screens, with content airing throughout the entire company. This is a fairly new way of internal communications marketing. My group does several projects per month where ...
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Publishing a RAW file after retouching RAW in photoshop

Ive been requested by a magazine to supply photos in a RAW format. We get the files as RAWs from our photographer, but then touch them up / colour balance etc. Is there a way to then republish them ...
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Is there a way to swap out one linked smart object in Photoshop CC 2014

I have multiple images using the same linked smart object, but I need to make changes to some individual images and want to link it to a new linked smart object. At the moment if I change one out, it ...
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Unable to snap to the opposing Guide while free transforming an object with constraint proportions (shift), in Photoshop [closed]

So this is something that I have noticed again and again, and I think it's a bug with Photoshop. If I have two Parallel guides and I want to scale an object using free transform and constraint ...
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Snap object to guides in Photoshop CS6 vs CS5

I just recently upgraded to Photoshop CS6, and so far, I've run into a major issue regarding my workflow. In CS5, I was able to have an image snap to an intersection of guides (in this case, the ...
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Photoshop - clear color data from transparent pixels

I have some images that have some transparent grey pixels, and when I make the picture larger, thoose pixels are visible a little bit. Is there a way to do this with Photoshop? In GIMP you can ...
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Ending a PS CC script when no layers are selected

I've been working with a function I found on stackoverflow here that works as far as I can tell by grouping the layers, dumping layer names into an array then ungrouping them. function ...
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Scale up image inside layer in PSD loses quality?

I'm an Android developer who knows not much about getting assets (pngs) from a psd or ai file to multiple resolutions that the Android platform needs. With Inkscape it's pretty straightforward. ...
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Is there a way to switch to a brush preset in Photoshop but keep the current brush size?

I'd like to keep my current brush size when switching between Photoshop brush presets. Is there a way to do this?
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PDF Alteration with Photoshop

A golden rule in graphic design is to always start with the source design files and re-export once the appropriate changes have been made. Often in digital printing in publishing this is not an ...
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Font Awesome as Photoshop Custom Shape Set

Everytime I need to use font awesome in photoshop, I'll always copy an icon from website and paste in photoshop. I can print it into pdf and copy into illustrator as vector but I want them as ...
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Export Photoshop swatch sheet to a human-readable document

I need to export a Photoshop swatch file to a human-readable document with RGB, HSB, HEX values and the name of the swatch. Is there any tool which can export swatches to this kind of a document?
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Any way to export multiple layer comps to single psd in Photoshop?

I'm trying to figure out how to export multiple layer comps to a single psd in Adobe photoshop cc. When I use the "layer comps to files" script it exports each layer comp to it's own psd. Much ...
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How to Create this Stipple Grain Texture? [duplicate]

Wondering if anyone could help my create this specific type of stippling gradient effect used in the attached chair illustration. I'm getting pretty close but it's not quite as grungy and chunky. ...
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How to automatically save each layer as its own png/jpeg while keeping one main layer above

We offer vinyl decals for many devices. To show what a design looks like on a device, we have to create a main layer of the device, having the place of where the skin would fit cut out for our ...
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Photoshop CC / Drag windows / arrange icons into interface / how ?

In my old photoshop UI, I had the option to quickly click on the windows / arrange options. Now I have to go into Window (click) Arrange (another click) and then choose what I want ;( Where can I ...
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Adobe's inability to support 4k HD [migrated]

I got a new laptop with 4k screen, but my Ps, Il & Dw have tiny icons instead of the regular size. I have to scale down my screen resolution to be able to use it properly... Does anyone have a ...
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Import adjustment layer from Photoshop to After Effects

can I import - and use - adjustment layers from Photoshop to After Effects? I don't want to generate all my gradiation curves once again. Is there a chance?
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How may I transfer a frame animation from one PSD file to another?

How may I transfer a frame animation from one PSD file to another? Recently, I created a short frame animation of a logo in Photoshop CC. I would like to integrate this animation into a larger ...
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make scanned ID look like taken by phone [closed]

how to make a scanned National ID look like taken by a phone ? examle a scanned ID ID taken by phone (image redacted)
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Photoshop CS5 Type Tool frustration! [closed]

So I choose the type tool and key in 2 words. I want to change the the 2nd word to a different color. I select the second word and change its color on the Options bar. The following strangeness ...
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How to reduce screenshot dimensions for putting in a macbook mockup?

I need to put a screenshot of a desktop application into a macbook mockup. My problem is that the mockup I have needs a screenshot of 2880x1800px but my system screen is not big enough. I have ...
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I am unable to convert make a svg file from PSD [migrated]

I have a psd file, which is has several layers. I took layer which I wanted duplicated to it to a new file( ctrl+n). Then saved the file as .png. Now I opened that png file in adobe, converted it to ...
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How can I avoid seeing exceptional color stains

Using CS5 Hello I edit a file in PSD and save it as PDF (for laser cutting) In this file there are only three colors. Who receives the file, says he sees more colors alone of the three colors I ...
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Adding frames/borders to images in Adobe

So I use Lightroom very frequently to edit and export images. I do nightclub photography often and have been asked to put a frame around my photos. Obviously a creative frame, not just a white or ...
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Animated gif in Photoshop only saves as html file

I created an animated banner ad in Photoshop CC and need to save it as gif. I used Timeline/Motion. When I "Save for Web" the second box from the top is set to "GIF". I click "Save" and the only ...
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Alternative tool to Photoshop that allows editing PSD files with “smart objects”?

Are there any other tools than Adobe Photoshop available that allow to edit PSD files that contain smart objects? (I checked GIMP but it doesn't support smart objects)
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Transparency to unpremultiplied RGB + Alpha

I have a transparent layer in Photoshop CS5 (so internally, it's most probably stored as unpremultiplied RGB component plus an alpha component per pixel). Now I want to transform this to an opaque ...
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Best photoshop way to colorize a photo [duplicate]

Whats the best way / route to have a colorized photo. Like this example > http://hyperakt.com/assets/about.jpg I'm guessing its something to do with a Blending Options / Layer, but just don't know ...
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Why do the effects on my layer change when I edit a smart object [closed]

I have a Vector Smart Object with a bevel and emboss effect in addition to a smart filter and lighting effect. When I duplicate this layer and all the effects the seem to behave differently, it's like ...
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Replace one layer with another in multiple Photoshop projects

I am creating a series of banners in five sizes. Each banner size represents its own .psd file. There is a logo on all banners and each series contains a different logo. Till now I inserted all ...
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How to change the time format when opening a video with Photoshop CS6?

It is possible to open videos with Photoshop, I use this functionnality in order to measure the speed of an animation on my screen after recording it with OBS. It would be very handful if I could set ...
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My options to link large image into AI file

My .psd file has a resolution of 6m x 3m @ 150 DPI. This makes it 35433px x 5906px in size. Photoshop CS6 saves the file as .tiff or .psb only. When I first import into Illustrator I get an error that ...
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Create action with “Extract assets” as one of commands

I'm trying to automate assets generation with batch file processing and few actions applied to each file. Everything is fine, except I need to run "Extract Assets" command from new 14.1 CC and when I ...
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Illustrator: export embedded picture to its original size

The title says it all. I have a document with embedded pictures at various resolutions (300dpi, 220dpi, ...) and I'd like to export them to their original size (in pixels). A simple copy-and-paste ...
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How to make a layer have a backwards facing side (Transform warp)

I'm trying to "rip" the triangle of the green background in Photoshop Here's the triangle I start with: Then I use warp inside the transform tool to "rip" the triangle off This is what Ím trying ...
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How do I achieve this glow/blur highlight effect in Photoshop? [closed]

I've been trying to mess around with radial blurs and glows for a few hours, but nothing looks quite as good as this. Any insight would be much appreciated !
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how to type correct arabic in Photoshop [duplicate]

I want to type Arabic text in Photoshop, but the text appears disjointed and the letters do not connect at all. For example محمد appears as م ح م د. i m using OS X Yosemite , I'm not sure if the ...
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What is the best way to create partially extracted photos?

This is from a magazine but I was just wondering how this effect is done please see pink arrows showing areas of image that extends beyond where the background has been cropped. So its kind of like ...
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How to Export fonts, Layer Styles, and other settings of Photoshop CS6 from one machine to another

Well, Let me put it this way, I had a PC on which I use to do all my designing work. It was like a home for me, I had all fonts installed, Layer styles saved, Swatches, and many more things. But ...
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Photoshop: Save a part without cropping

when I need to save a part of an image as a new image in photoshop, I crop the picture, save-as, and undo the cropping. On huge files this is slow, and feels inefficient. Is there a better way to ...