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Match eraser settings to brush settings

I'm painting with a brush in Photoshop, and I want to use the same brush as the eraser. What's the quickest way to get identical settings for the brush and the eraser tool?
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Possible to have calculated text fields in photoshop like Excel cells?

In excel we can have a cell which content automatically changes based on what is in another cell. Example Cell 1 Cell 2 +----------+------------+ | tuesday | 01/02/1980 | ...
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Does GIMP support smart objects in .psd files? [migrated]

Is it possible to open and edit Photoshop .psd files with GIMP that are using smart objects? (I'm asking because I would like to add a Android app screenshot into a "hand holding Android device" ...
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Finding CMYK colors from HEX using Adobe CC

I'm building a color palette for a client. I have all the HEX values and need to convert them to the proper CMYK colors for print. Using Adobe CC (formally known as Kuler), I put the HEX number in and ...
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I would like to convert my image into a 'transparent mask' with shadows

Now this is not what you might think at first, so please read the question clearly. I have an image of an object, for example see this image: As you see it has a white background, and the main ...
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How to give dotted effect to sides of a photograph?

See image. Can this be done using photoshop, indesign or illustrator? Using this opportunity to wish all a happy easter.
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Creating a Photoshop Action that includes Open As Smart Object

I’m trying to create an "Action" in Photoshop that does the following: 1 - open PNG files as Smart Object from a folder 2 - resize the PNG file to a new size (this new size is the same for all ...
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Photoshop Rotate & Export?

I have a single image in Photoshop, and I'm trying to create a flip-book animation. I'd like to do the following 90 times: "Save for Web" and save as a PNG (numbered 01 through 90) Rotate the (only) ...
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How to analyze patterns in “random” color swirls [closed]

I will apologize ahead of time for my lack of expertise in this area. I have done a bit of research online about my problem but I thought it might be more prudent to ask experts. My question is ...
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How to edit eps file in Photoshop?

I am making logos in Inkscape for sale. I don't own Illustrator and I just purchased Photoshop, no skills with that one. I have a customer who wants to know if she can edit the logo in photoshop? I ...
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Why do colors slightly change when copying from Illustrator to Photoshop? [duplicate]

I want to copy a object from Illustrator and paste it into a Photoshop document with the same color mode and profile. When I use the Eyedropper Tool on the pasted object in Photoshop the color ...
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Export Sketch dashboard to PNG…use as smart object in Photoshop

I'm creating iPhone app mockups in Sketch 3, and exporting them to PNG. I like showing them to clients in a realistic iPhone 6 mockup/photo. Ideally, I would like every time I export my artboard from ...
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Export tiff & png script with custom export setings and custom filename [closed]

Hy, I need a script which have to export tiff & png with custom export setings ( TIFF - discard layers and save a copy ) and a custom filename based filename with "-2" appended with same ...
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I want to REMOVE the background, not just make it transparent

I want to remove the background of an irregularly shaped image altogether, not just make it transparent. The image's box is overlapping with other stuff and getting in the way. There's got to be a way ...
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Transparent png shadows are filled

When I store transparent images with shadows as .png I have filled areas instead of soft edges. It seems like it is a saving/compression or whatever problem because the .psd is in photoshop really ...
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color shift when duplicating layers in photoshop [closed]

Duplicating layers within a single image shows a subtle colour shift. Duplicates are subtly warmer (Our image high key greyscale, both as Grey and RGB, same problem) Makes no difference if smart ...
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How do you pixilate a simple image in Photoshop CS6?

I have a basic logo that I would like to see with various sized pixels. I tried just shrinking the image and then zooming in but the reduction created reduced opacity pixels along the edges. I would ...
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How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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Color not transferring from Illustrator to Photoshop [closed]

I have an Illustrator file and a Photoshop file, both are setup as RBG color spaces. But when I copy and past from Illustrator to Photoshop the color changes. For example #b74eab becomes #a6349b. I ...
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Create foreground/background color pair presets to cycle through

I am doing some work with pictures where I am going to doodle in colored cloud effects into some existing nebula to try and give a little more definition to the features I am seeing. For this I wanted ...
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How to convert Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) to Photoshop (.psd) without having Adobe Illustrator installed

I want to convert an Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) to an equivalent Photoshop (.psd), preserving layers, text and so on. I would like to know if there is something like imagemagick to do this, because ...
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“Multiplying” a white background gives perfect results! how do I save this image?

This is my original image in a layer... on top of a pattern bg as you can see, it has a white background. I would love for it to be transparent. When I change its blending mode to "Multiply" it ...
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How can I put my name in the lower corner of my pictures using photoshop? [duplicate]

How can I put my name in the lower corner of my pictures using Photoshop? Specifically, how can I put my name in mass numbers of my pictures using Photoshop? I have 1500 photos from a recent biology ...
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Shifting hue/saturation/lightness of an image to meet an exact value in Photoshop?

Is there a way in Photoshop to adjust the hue/saturation/lightness for an image such that the average value for all pixels would match an RGB value specified? If not, is there a tool out there to do ...
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How to make this border design around the outside of images like these in photoshop?

I was wondering how I would go about making a shaped design around the outside of a rectangular image like these for example? Preferably or specifically the rounded edges on the top left and bottom ...
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invert colors on each layer of an animated gif

I have a rather involved black and white animated gif generated by code for which I want to invert the colors for every frame of the animation sequence. How can I do this? If I select multiple layers ...
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How can I delete border lines from a 2 frame gif in photoshop?

I am creating an animated logo for my web site. It is a simple 2 frame gif. The only difference between the 2 frames is that the first one has a glowing object and the second one doesn't. Here's the ...
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How can I draw this picture in PS [duplicate]

I am an novice. I want to draw this picture But I meet a problem I found a heart outline image from the internet and dropped on my ps file. When I was trying to fill this heart with a pure color, ...
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Photoshop Document size for large print [duplicate]

It is the first time when i need to create an image for big print. The real print size will be 2m x 90 cm (200 cm x 90 cm / 6.5 ft x 2.95 ft) If i create a document in Photoshop with this real ...
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What is the easiest way to have a better quality image from a given image

I am a novice for graphic design. I have a low quality image which is given by my friend, its size is really small, but we want to make it bigger and clearer so that we can use it as a banner or logo ...
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Resizing screenshots

How can I make a screenshot of a graph smaller with Illustrator or Photoshop without losing quality? I am using a Macbook Pro with retina display. I also have a monitor without retina display. I ...
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Transparency lost when placing a Photoshop CS5 image into Illustrator CS5

When placing a Photoshop CS5 image into an Illustrator CS5 file I'm losing the background transparency. Have never had this happen before. PDF's a acting the same way.
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Changing multiple text layers

Is there any way for me to change the contents of multiple text layers that have the same text at the same time rather than doing each one individually in Photoshop?
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How do I export an SVG from Illustrator such that it renders well in small sizes?

I come from a Photoshop background and this is my first time dabbling with AI. I would like to show my product logo in a small size on a webpage (about 15px height). I currently have a PNG (created ...
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When I draw a rectangle in Photoshop, it does not place it on any layer

When I draw a rectangle in Photoshop, it does not place it on any layer. This seems like unusual behavior. Create a new document Unlock Layer 0. Click on Layer 0 so it's selected. Draw a rectangle ...
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How can I measure PX distance between two points on the fly? [duplicate]

I am a programmer, not a designer. So I often need to know how many pixels a certain element is far from top or another element. But I am not sure how to measure this on the fly in the Photoshop CS6. ...
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Photoshop: How to make background transparent without affecting image quality? [duplicate]

I'm really new to Photoshop, but I use Indesign and Illustrator regularly. I have a picture of a product (books basically) that have a white background and I need that background to be transparent. I ...
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My paint bucket tool is pouring patterns instead of a block colors

I'm having a really weird problem with my paint bucket. It is pouring out a weird pattern, I have no idea how this has happened or how to undo it. Any advice would be really appreciated, thanks. ...
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When using the rectangular marquee tool, are there guides to show the center while selecting?

When selecting something with the rectangular marquee tool, I'd sometimes like to see where the horizontal and vertical center are. Is it possible to turn on some kind of guide that shows center ...
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Keep background layer when cropping (script)

I know that if you choose "Delete Cropped Pixels" in the crop tool, that it will preserve the background layer, as a background layer. However, I wished that I could still maintain this function when ...
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Can we automatically stack images into one tall image with Photoshop?

photoshop has a feature that allows us to stack images into layers in one file. Can we automatically apply the height of the new image as the sum of all layers and then spread the layers to make one ...
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Why are the edges on these images so different?

I am currently making some web images and am getting very riggid lines. Exhisting images on the website seem to differ (these images are pre me so I do not know how they created them so differently). ...
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How is this 'one colour' design trend referred to in the design community? [duplicate]

I had thought that the current trend towards 'one colour photos' was being called 'monochrome' but can't seem to find any examples. The attached picture illustrates what I am referring to. The photo ...
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Font size on iOS7 looks different from Photoshop even though resolution in mockup is same as iPhone dimensions

I'm facing a weird issue here. I did a mockup for iPhone 5 + iOS7 in Photoshop, and since Photoshop handles font size in points, I passed all these info with the mockup file to the dev team. (e.g: ...
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Macro Crop VS Manual Crop, Crop position out of image Size

I have been trying to crop my images using Macro. When i do it manually, Upon pressing the crop button, the Crop is positioned in the MIDDLE of the Image size which is alright for me. I'm Cropping it ...
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Fill a vector path in Photoshop CS5 without pixelated edges

I've created a smooth path around an image that I'd like to vectorize. Now I'd like to fill that path to make it a solid with smooth edges. I created a new layer I selected the path and the new ...
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how do I get size of preexisting circularly shaped layer in photoshop

I am new to photoshop (Adobe Photoshop CC) and not finding it very intuitive. How do I get the radius of a preexisting circle in photoshop? Someone sent me an editable psd, and I have the circle as a ...
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Gif animation “Echo” problem

I created this animation in premiere and exported it as a gif. Originally the file had a chroma key green background which I removed manually (frame by frame) in Photoshop. When I did "save for web" ...
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How to convert existing image to A4 and set page orientation?

I'm aware the option to preset International Paper (such as A4) for New documents. So I'm looking for similar/same option, but for the existing document without having to hardcode millimetres and dpi ...
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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 ...