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Create frozen screen effect

Is there a way to create this effect in Photoshop? I could duplicate the same image over and over again, but that's just wrong. There should be an easier way. Edit: Use of Illustrator and MS Paint ...
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controlling save name when using action to batch process and save

I am trying to control filename when saving via an action. Let's start with an image open on screen. It is called "image1.png". I press record to start the action. I run a greyscale filter. I then ...
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How is this visual effect called, how to do it in photoshop?

How is it called when the carvings on a wooden or metallic surface are filled with ink while the relief is left uncover or painted resembling a shiny material. Beside, is there a common technique to ...
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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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How can I cut and replaced on illustrator

this is not the actual picture but lets say that girl was vectorized in illustrator. I want to know how can I cut 1 piece of puzzle in vectorized picture and place it somewhere using illustrator, as ...
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shaving a pixel off the outside of an image

Hi all, In this example picture, you can see around the top and sides of the hair there is something like an extra pixel or two of a lighter color. I can't think of a easy way to effectively shave ...
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Using PS layer fx stoke on outside of layer with square corners

When using the layer style fx > stoke in photoshop is there a way for the stroke to have square right angled corners, whilst having the stoke set to the outside of the layer so it dosnt clip the ...
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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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Contact Sheets II in PS CC 2014

Running Contact Sheets II in PS CC 2014 results in a very small font for captions, even after selecting a larger & different type font. How can I change the 'default' (small) font it's using to a ...
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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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Retain original colour in a defined brush preset (alternatively, add colour to a grayscale image based on tone)

In Photoshop (or any other program), is there a way to define a brush from an image and retain the colour of the image in the brush, without it being converted to grayscale (and then becoming monotone ...
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File format dropdown in 'Extract Assets' dialog for Photoshop

I'm using the 'Extract Assets' feature in Photoshop CC 2014 but I'm running into a problem where I am not able to select any file type besides PNG-32 from the File Format dialog dropdown. Any ideas ...
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Shadows pass in photoshop

Setup: Background image 3D layer with an extruded text object and a plane - two separate 3D objects but in the same 3D layer. The extruded text object casts a shadow on the plane. I want to render ...
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Dimensions for manual cover & spine. I have them in inches

I have a front and back manual 11" X 10" and the spine is 11" X 1 5/8ths" inches I'm thinking 600 dpi? Does anyone know then what I say is the size I need? I would appreciate it. Would it different ...
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How do I get rid of the information in a photo in GIMP or Photoshop? [duplicate]

I have an image of an alarm clock that I want to use for my IOS app as an app icon but when displayed in the app it only shows a square that encompasses the photo. I want to know how to make it so ...
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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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How, in Adobe Photoshop, can I create a circle of outward-facing bars?

I'd like to make something like this in Adobe Photoshop: But I have no idea how to do that. Is there any tool within Adobe Photshop CS5+ that will allow for this kind of design? I know how to ...
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How can I remove compression artifacts from an image?

I got a picture where there is some noise in it. To remove that I have to redraw it with pen because all I want is a crystal clear image. Is there any simple way to do it? I not, what steps would you ...
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Resizing content in InDesign vs. Photoshop

I've put together a book full of different types of images: raster, vector, and mixed. Everything is placed with their original dimensions and fit to frames. Do I need to resize all the placed ...
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Which is the best resoulution for Facebook avatar and cover?

Which is the best resolution for Facebook avatar and cover in Photoshop because I have tried 300 / 1000 / 1500, but it looks horrible, please give me the exact HD resolution for each.
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How to make a jpg logo able to be enlarged without distortion?

So i have a logo on jpg , how or what can i do to be able to expand it with out distortion and have it on a format that can be used for marketing, like newspaper adds, apparel, etc..
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Designing a document for A4 paper size printing issues

I am designing a document in Fireworks using a canvas size of 1000 pixels by 1294 pixels, which is in perfect proportion of the standard A4 paper size. I have finished all the designs, the way I want ...
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Why exporting an EPS file to PNG from Illustrator gives a different result than with Photoshop?

I have a logo in EPS format (size: 338x50 pixel). When I convert it to PNG (Size: 169x25) from Illustrator the output is pixelated. If I convert the same image from Photoshop, the PNG output is much ...
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Tappable visualization of a bar graph?

How can we make a bar of a bar graph look like it's tappable and will lead the user to someplace? For example, in the below if I want to make it intuitive to the user that clicking on the pink bar ...
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When is Photoshop an inappropriate tool?

When, if ever, is Photoshop the wrong tool for the job? There are several tools that slightly overlap with Photoshop in functionality. Adobe makes several ones themselves. Thing is Photoshop is ...
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Photoshop 3D splitting render in multiple layers

I'm using Photoshop CS6 Extended for its 3D features. What I'd like to is getting multiple layers from my rendering. In other words, I would like my render to be not only one layer but multiple layers ...
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Photoshop Color Accuracy Per Window

I have multiple images open in Photoshop CS6, all with the same color mode of RGB. When I use the color picker to select a color in image #1, and then move to image #2, the color drastically changes ...
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How to convert GIMP gradient to Photoshop compatible Gradient?

I want to convert GIMP Gradient to Photoshop compatible gradient (importable)
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Oops, my shutter speed was too fast. How do I fix this light banding?

I was out photographing some performance art this weekend and took a picture that I really like. I had set the camera set to auto ISO to handle the rapid lighting changes, but this unfortunately ...
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How do I hide guides in Photoshop?

I am working with Photoshop and I was wondering if you can hide the guides temporally just like in Pixelmator?
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How do I achieve a 'grainy' / 'snow-dusted' effect in Photoshop or Illustrator?

If someone could point me to a tutorial for getting the "grainy" or "snow dusted"-like effect, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks!
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How to design with denisity pixels in Photoshop?

I'm programmer, not graphic designer, but I have to design some Android application interface in Adobe Photoshop (or Illustrator). I want to follow Google resources/guidelines for new Android ...
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How I can do this in photoshop - add blue light behind text

I know it's a lame question most likely but I am new to photoshop and I am currently trying to do a similiar image like this one: and I've got this: So, basically I'd like to make the light ...
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BC and Leaflet for Print - Colour Appearing Different

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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How do I get the client to see his files (PDF) the same colours as it will print?

I am a self taught graphic designer and do a lot of design for print. I usually design in CMYK when end product is print. I rarely meet with clients and the way I approve artwork is by sending an ...
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PSD thumbs show in Win.7 file dialog but not Explorer? [migrated]

I am fully aware that Windows 7 Explorer 'does not support' Photoshop thumbnails out of the box, instead using the Photoshop logo as the icon for all PSDs. I am aware of the DLL hacks and 3rd party ...
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Fine Jewelry Editing

This is the image I'm editing: I'm trying to edit the image to look like the images below: But no matter what I do can't seem to get the paint to match when I paint the shank of the ring nor ...
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Cannot edit layers in PSD after exporting from Illustrator

I have exported .ai layers into PSD and now I cannot edit colours of the layers or select the individual layers on the image. I can select the layer in layer panel but it does not highlight the layer ...
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Photoshopping text on cable

For a mockup, I need to add some text to a photo of a piece of cable. It has to look like the text is printed directly on the cable. So far I've tried to do it in Photoshop. I drew a path along the ...
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Photoshop exports text boxes as images?

I'm making a CV based on a model I found here, and when I exported it to PDF, some of the text was selectable, while other parts were not, and were actually converted to raw pixels and not text, ...
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Convert black to white in Photoshop

I am having a hard time replicating the second image style in the first. The football field image needs the black to be gone and be replaced throughout the image with a white color. What is the best ...
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Is it possible to make stroke only shapes in Photoshop without Stroke Path?

I often find myself stroked shapes for buttons etc (kind of like the "Ask Question" button on this site actually). I follow the approach of creating a white shape with a stroke effect, and then ...
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Why is my circle uneven when i rotate it

Ok, so I'm kinda new to Photoshop (I have CC )so this is probably stupid question, but when I create a circle (I always make it even; the one i have now has W:680px and H is the same size) and use PS ...
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How do I use the transform box to re-size a photo in CS2 and constrain the proportions? I don"t want to re-size by pixels or percent

I am placing a photo in my work space in CS2. Then I set it to transform the shape and then try to move the corner to adjust the size it goes all crazy distorted and does not re-size proportionately. ...
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Reducing PSD File size/selections

In trying to reduce file size for PSD, does eliminating saved selections do anything? I've found lots of useful tips, but none relating to selections. Thanks.
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Photoshop “Perspective Warp” old versions compatibility?

I use this new feature in my work to transform a smart object. I wonder if people with old PS version will be able to use this file and edit content of that smart object?
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convert to paragraph text in Photoshop CS6

I looked at this previous answer but when I select the text layer and find Convert to Paragraph text, it is grayed out. I am sure it is not already in paragraph text because it's just one long long ...
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How to create isometric effect in Photoshop [duplicate]

I want to add an image to Photoshop and make it look as if it is lying down/isometric as in the attached image. I can achieve the effect using the Transform tool but without being able to add precise ...
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gray photos differ between pc and offset printing

i wanted to ask why gray photos differ between pc and offset printing. 86% gray seem whitish gray on pc but became black on offset printing , is there any solution to see how appear grayscale images ...
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Make border radius for photos in Photoshop

I have a list of photos, different sizes and shapes, and I want to give them 10px border radius for everyone. This is very helpful in every UI, when there are photos with different sizes. How to ...