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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 ...
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Replace individual colors in multiple layers

The goal Replace individual colors in a multi-layer Photoshop document in a way that is flexible and efficient enough to be done a multiple times in the production process—like when I need to update ...
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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 can I create cartoon green grass for covering a sphere?

I've searched a lot about how to create grass for a sphere. I analyzed some pictures from different games. I can copy what I've found but it's important to know the methods because here I have a ...
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Making a curved road texture in Photoshop?

I have a very simple road texture (200 x 200) like this: I need to create a curved version of this texture that is double the size (400 x 400). Here is a picture to give you a basic idea of what ...
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Is there a Github for Graphic Designers?

How do Graphic Designers share work they put in the public domain? I'm looking for a site that provides publicly visible, collaborative behavior like Github (which is for source code). For those ...
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Dimension for very large designs [duplicate]

I'm working on a design which is to be printed and displayed on a 8ft by 2.32ft. What dimension can I use when using photoshop because I can't find any fonts that can extend that large. Thanks.
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In Photoshop, is possible to get wet edges effect without opacity buildup?

I know the build-up is part of the effect, but is there any way to get the wet edges effect without a build-up? It's okay if the center color is not transparent, just as long as the outer edge color ...
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Export layers to files sized according to content of layer

Sorry for the confusing title. What I did was scan 3-4 photos at a time and then crop those photos into new layers per scan and then I combined them all into one .psd file. So what I have now are ...
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Clipping a photo to a rounded gradient background

I have a photo I removed the background from, leaving only the human models - 3 people sitting in front of a computer. I need the new background to be gradient filled and the left bottom corner of the ...
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How to I change a .psd format to .jpeg format without photoshop?

I took my work home from a photoshop class, not realizing I didn't save my pictures as .jpeg instead i saved them as .psd and I don't have photoshop to change them, is there a way to change a .psd ...
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Alpha for each layer

How can I set a script that applies an alpha channel for each layer in the PSD file? An action makes it for one layer only. I`d like to have an ability to automate it for a bunch of layers.
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How to mask a layer with shapes in photoshop?

It is really hard to explain, but kind of easy to understand once you actually see what I mean. I want to design a specific shape, and to make a layered mask "folder" and be able to add shapes into ...
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In Photoshop CC: “edit/transform” instead of edit/transform path"

In Photoshop CC (latest update), how do I change back to just "edit/transform" instead of "edit/transform path"? I have never had this happen before, and when I go to transform a layer, I get an error ...
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Fill selection regions with the average color inside them

I'm trying to design stained glass. Photoshop has the "Stained Glass" filter, but I need a bit more flexibility than it allows. I've used it to create the came structure: Now I want to take my ...
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Best way to export a vector logo from Illustrator to Photoshop for printing?

I have a vector logo (eps-file) that needs to be exported to an A4-flyer created in Photoshop for printing (as a PDF). What is the best way to export the logo to Photoshop at the appropriate size ...
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Is it possible to resynchronize after effects source name with its corresponding photoshop layer name after renaming the source name in after effects?

I have an after effects project and a script that exports the after effects animations for use in Unity3D. The animation is complex and uses over 100 layers. Those layers are imported from a psd file ...
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How to Stop PS6 Vanishing Point Tool Pixelating Images

I've always run into this issue, and diving into it a bit more today, I can't seem to figure out 'HOW' to stop the PS6 vanishing tool from pixelating my website mock-ups! I often mock-up web ...
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How do I export a sliced psd file as a single jpeg image optimized for web?

I am a beginner at photoshop and am going a bit crazy here: I have a flowchart and am trying to use the slicing tool to include URLs into my flowchart image. However, when I optimize it for the web ...
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Retouch and image pattern so i can using it as background repeating it

I have the following image pattern: If i repeat it as background on a website you can appreciate a colour, and brightness change: What do i have to do to retouch the image so that the color and ...
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Why is my PDF so huge?

This site seemed like the best match for my question. So I'm about to graduate college, and I made a nice resume in Word. I used a kind of fancy tabling system that took me forever (I had no idea ...
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Picture loses quality upon saving in photoshop

I am using adobe photoshop cs5, i am transforming my picture into black and white via "Calculations" and then i apply "Shadows and Highlights" filter. It actually looks very good in photoshop but it ...
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How to separate paths in Photoshop?

Hello I am having problem separating paths and coloring each path with different color in Photoshop. Is it even possible to do that I picked Pen TOOL - path... Thank you for help.
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How to fill this type of gradient in circle in photoshop?

How can I fill this type of gradient in a circle? This is my sample:
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Smoother animation in Photoshop?

I created a .gif animation in Photoshop, but the motion seems very "jumpy" instead of smooth. It's just some text that rises. What can I do to make it a smooth move?
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Export layers to files script not working

I'm trying to export certain visible layers to png in photoshop cs5 using the "export layers to files" script, but all it does is make a copy of the psd in a new tab and freeze. I tried in cs4 and ...
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I need some advice on the process of designing window banners for a newsagents

I'm designing a window graphic for a newsagents (what covers the actual window with and advertises what they sell, booze etc), now I've got the sizing, 180cm Height x 170cm width so at first I made ...
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How to handle multiple page design projects in Photoshop

Recently we have moved from using Fireworks to using Photoshop for mocking op website designs. As I've been used to Fireworks for doing this, I'm running into some issues organising my mockups. Where ...
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Difference between 8 bit and 16 bit in Photoshop

I have been working on Photoshop for quite some time now, but there is one thing that has got me confused till now. Is it better to be working on a 16 bit color mode or an 8 bit one? I know that the ...
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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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Photoshop CS6 tabs are too long

Every time I work in Photoshop I use multiple tabs, but It gets annoying if I have more than 3 tabs open in the same window because the tabs display the name of the file, the zoom % and the first line ...
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Going from one text box to another by keyboard shortcuts

I wanna change the content of many text boxes. Currently I use Type tool, edit one, click move tool, Type tool and edit the next. I know there is an easier way, but I forgot it. Like holding cmd in ...
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Capture sound waves [migrated]

I'm trying to capture sound wave patterns from mp3s. At the moment I'm doing screen grabs from audacity, then fixing them up in photoshop. Does anyone know any other software I could use for this? ...
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why does the contract tool in photoshop mangle my shapes?

I am trying to cut up a circle into several smaller rings, i am using a quick method i where i go to the Select menu option and choose Modify > Contract . Using this sparingly like 5px, the ...
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How do I recreate this radial noise effect?

I have tried using noise/blue etc. to create a similar effect. It looks similar but not quite as graduated. I'm interested in hearing about different approaches!
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how to create folded brochure like in photoshop

am trying to create a brochure in Photoshop. But how do you get such a folded effect i.e. when I want to show the brochure to someone else as a preview, I want to make it look as if it's folded (like ...
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Converting a greyscale image to a single solid colour with Photoshop, while preserving transparency

I have a grey scale image, with transparency. How can I convert this to one solid specific color, and preserve its edges/transparency?
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Keyboard Shortcut to hide selected layers in Photoshop

Similar to Illustrator, is there something like CMD + 3 that would let me hide selected layers?
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How to automatically save alternating layers and one set background layer

I have a Photoshop file with one standard background layer and about 50 other unique layers. I will be creating 50 files. The same background layer will always be used, but the top layer will change. ...
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Image looks 'foggy' when exported as jpeg from Photoshop

Im editing an image for print and ive got it all set up how i want in Photoshop (cs5), but when i go to File > Save as > Jpeg (quality 12, Baseline standard) the colours all seem duller and ...
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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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Find weight of all lines/drawings

I need to know if it's possible to find the weight (diameter) of all lines/drawings in a psd file. Since silk screen printing dosen't allow me to print smaller lines/paths/drawings than 0,6mm i need ...
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How to save a photoshop image for indesign and preserve the pantones?

I'm having a terrible time trying to get a photoshop image to export to an indesign file. The colors need to be in pantone as it will be printed, but whether I export to pdf or import the raw psd file ...
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How to paste a part of an image in the same coordinates I cut it from?

I want to cut a specific part of an image, then paste it in another image in the same coordinates I cut it from. So, if I cut it and it was in (100, 112) then I paste it in (100, 112) in the other ...
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How to put a dotted line stroke on a vector shape using Photoshop

I've created a simple vector pennant type banner using Photoshop. I'd like to put a stroke on the banner with dashed lines approximately 3 pixels in from the edges of the shape. I know I can add a ...
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How do I place a crosshair inside the circular cursor?

I know that if you press CAPSLOCK it changes the cursor into a crosshair, but that way I can't see the size of my circle. Is there a way to have both things activated?
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Layer Comps in photoshop

I am using the layer comps in photoshop to create different pages of an app display setup. When I change the position of the text for layout "d" it then makes layouts a,b,c all the previous comps ...
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Creating realistic iPhone touch screen glass in Photoshop [duplicate]

Say you wish to replace this phone's screen with your own screenshot -- what would be the best way of emulating that thick hazy screen look in Photoshop? Just reducing the contrast and maybe adding a ...
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Photoshop CS6. Disable pixel grid appearance when selecting pixels

Is it possible, to disable appearance of pixel grid, when selecting pixels (e.g. use of region selection, magic wand, lasso and other selection tools)? I'm work with pixel art, and I always turn this ...
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Does Photoshop CS6 have Glyphs?

I just purchased a font and now they are saying I need to go to Illustrator and go to my "glyphs" to get the "extras" of the font.... well I dont have Illustrator... nor do I know wth glyphs are?! ...