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How do you export a jpeg with a selective compression mask from Photoshop CC 2014?

In fireworks, I can select parts of an image to keep at a lower compression (85) when exporting, leaving the rest of the image to be compressed at the higher setting (60). I cannot find that option in ...
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How can I make skybox drawing easier in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CC to draw a skybox -that is, an image composed of six sub-images that seamlessly assemble into a cube, like this: As soon as I started drawing, I noticed that it is very ...
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Action for adding a stroke to a shape and stroke should be the same color as the shape

I have a huge number of shapes and need to add an outside stroke to almost all of them. So I am trying to create an action for it. The trouble I'm having is that the stroke should always have the same ...
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Make a transparent 3D sphere with objects inside

I want to build a 3d sphere as a container which has a blurred transparent surface and wrapped some objects inside. (Objects are placed on the half floor). I've created something similar, in 2D to ...
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Rescale an image on a log scale

I'm trying to rescale a map based on a log scale (so the first inch is about a mile, the second inch is two miles, the third is four miles, etc.). To complicate things, I would like this to be radial, ...
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Photoshop wrap around edges blur

Ho to blur the image, with as much less efford as possible, so the blur wraps around the edges I want to blur HDRI maps
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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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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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Replace color for all layers

I have a file with about 500 layers, and I need to replace a color in all of them. I looked through different solutions here and elsewhere, and they all suggested using an adjustment layer or ...
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Photoshop suddenly shows artifacts on my file

I am running Photoshop CC on Mac OSX 10.9.1. Today I opened one of my PSD files this morning and all of a sudden, these artifacts appear in some layers that have some effects on smart objects (but ...
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How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?

The task I'm trying to achieve with Pixelmator is opening up a PSD and quickly (because I generally have to do it a lot) crop a piece of the image but also removing layers that I don't want in the ...
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Photoshop artboard blending mode conflict

Whenever I try to blend an image to an artboard - i get the conflict shown below on artboard 3. However I started a new document with a transparent background and it blended properly as shown on ...
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How to have layers appear on top of Photoshop artboard?

I've got some layer groups I want to switch around on my Photoshop file. I'd like to temporarily place some of these groups outside the page onto the artboard, but they seem to sit behind the artboard ...
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Photoshop Droplet - Save & Close AND Rename

Photoshop CS6; I have a simple Droplet that resizes the images dropped onto it, then saves them to a different directory with serial-number names. I would prefer that they are saved as copies to the ...
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Photoshop CC for Mac modifier keys inconsistent

I am having trouble with modifier keys such as holding shift to constrain, or command key to temporarily switch to Move Tool. Sometimes holding shift simply doesn't do anything. Sometimes it seems as ...
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Photoshop resizes image width when I import video frames to layers?

So, I've been having issues importing certain video files. (I'm in Photoshop CC 2014.) Problem #1 is that when I try to import video files (MPEG-4) to layers, CC changes the image width to 480px. ...
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How do I export Photoshop Raws with PC byte order? (Photoshop CC 2015)

I know that older versions of Adobe Photoshop allowed you to choose Mac/IBM PC byte order when saving as a Photoshop RAW, but the option's not visible in CC 2015.1.
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How to insert photos from link in photoshop for save for web

I want to create an image with multiple hyperlinks on it and email it to someone. First I used the easier approach of using the HTML tag and adding links to the image but the mail client didn't ...
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Maintain Subfolder Structure on Batch Process

Overview: I am having to resize a large directory of images from an FTP (downloaded to my local machine). I've created the photoshop action to correct the images. Now I'm wanting to run that action ...
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Creating text-editable templates with abundance of graphics

today I'd like somebody with more comprehensive knowledge of graphic design to help me solve a problem with creating text-oriented and text-editable templates for my co-workers. I was tasked with ...
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How to improve the clearness or resolution of a logo?

I made a logo for my add-in Bottleneck Detector in Microsoft Excel. The following is the first version: As you notice, my logo on the right is not as clear as the existing items of Excel. Actually, ...
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Photoshop: Universal Layer Colour Value

I can imagine there might be a tutorial on this network relating to this question, though I am struggling to find an answer / find the right words to describe what I am trying to do. In Photoshop, I ...
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Export Photoshop Layers with Mask

I have a bunch of layers that are all being masked by a vector shape. I'm wondering what the best way to export each layer to a JPG, while maintaining the masking effect on each export. The image ...
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How to turn an object into glass in Photoshop?

This thread is full of examples of turning objects into glass in Photoshop (but the images are long gone for some reason): http://photoshopcontest.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=6831&postdays=0&...
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Stop photoshop from creating “Copy” when exporting artboards to file

So Im working on prototyping an app, and when I need to export it to check how it looks on the phone, I need the old files to get overwritten but instead it creates "blabla.jpg Copy #". There is no ...
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Text messed up when exported as PDF

When I am exporting this file as PDF the text gets messed up. What causes this and how can I fix it? It's a regular text element and standard pdf presets. Merging all the layers and rasterising it ...
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Is it possible to draw on multiple video frames at once in Photoshop CS6?

I was hoping CS6 and updates would allow editing on all frames. I have imported a green screen video of angel wings (approx 100 frames). The tip of the wings needs to be modified and changed to a ...
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i don'ts see make frame from layers option in my timeline menu

I'm trying to make an animated gif from two still images. However, I do not have a make new frame fro each new layer option, even grayed out. On my computer at home I did not have this problem. Only ...
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How to convert an animated PSD to a still-image PSD?

I have a Photoshop document that I used to create an animated GIF. I want to save a copy of this animated PSD as another PSD, preserving my clipping path but dropping my animation. I'm able to ...
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Export from smart object layer comps

Today I tested a suggestion a user gave me here to make layer comps inside a Smart Object and control them from the properties box, like showed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Transparency Grid size aligned to pixel size in Photoshop

When zooming into a layer with transparency, typically the transparent grid in the background stays the same size while zooming in and out. This is the default behavior. All three options (Grid Size: ...
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How to set Photoshop brush tool similar to Pixlr's pencil tool?

I want a similar effect of the default online Pixlr's pencil tool in Photoshop brush tool: https://pixlr.com/editor/ Pixlr default brush: Photoshop default brush: You can see how the Pixlr ...
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How to save a large sign designed in photoshop as 2 separate PDFs?

Ive been asked to create one large sign for our office. The printer has asked for me to supply it as a PDF as two separate files. I have created the finished design in photoshop. This is my first ...
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Lighting Effect not working in a layer mask

I have a layer mask that I am attempting to add a lighting effect to in CS6, however when I click the lighting effect tool from the Filter-> Render menu, the layer mask goes completely black. As soon ...
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Strange grey lines appearing on graphics in InDesign

I'm creating a case study that requires some graphics. Graphical elements are being created in Photoshop but for some reason certain graphical elements appear with grey lines on the outside (see image ...
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Photoshop: How do I clean up dirt around a high contrast edge?

One of my recent photographs was complicated by reality -- specifically by dirt collecting around the mullions of a skylight I was shooting: Closer: There's enough of it to be distracting and ...
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Photoshop clone object

Guys in Photoshop am creating website navigation. All menu item has own divider, so for every menu item i copy and paste new divder layer. So what if i want to edit that divider i go and edit one by ...
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How to link or unlink layers in photoshop artboards?

I've created two artboards for a case-study that will serve as two pages in my document. Because I want the formatting to be similar, I option+dragged the content from one artboard to another to copy ...
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What is a good workflow to create background patterns for web designs?

I am designing a website in Photoshop and I want to try create a background pattern myself. I have both Photoshop and Illustrator at my disposal. I am aware that in Photoshop I can use Edit -> ...
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How do I lock my workspace in Photoshop?

I use photoshop CC. I am finding it annoying that all my workspace tools and windows are easily movable and floating. I was wondering if there is a way of locking them so I don't accidentally move ...
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Photoshop solid color masking layer issue!

I just created a cartoon in this tutorial that I have found on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ldBZMbK-k0 I created the first cartoon with ease but now its not letting me use ALT + DEL on ...
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Layer Mask Selection Not Showing in Photoshop

Good Morning, I am currently doing an online tutorial called "Create a Music Festival Poster Design in Photoshop" on DesignCuts.com https://www.designcuts.com/tutorials/create-a-music-festival-poster-...
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Live shape to regular path in PS

How can I convert a live shape to a regular path? I no longer need the capabilities of a live shape and would like to now scale the shape.
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Recording every level of threshold in Photoshop as a new merged layer Photoshop CC

Currently I have an artwork group and a threshold layer above the group as follows: What I would like to do is to increase the threshold level from 1 to 255, creating a new merged layer (Ctrl + ...
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“Quick Export as PDF”?

I'm working on an iOS app, and I've received @2x PSDs from a designer. All of the icons for buttons, etc. are vector smart objects. Currently I'm using "Quick Export as PNG" to grab these elements ...
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Aligning shape anchor points in Photoshop CC

So for a while now I've been wondering how others are handling alignment of anchor points in Photoshop. These are the specific actions I'd like to ask about: 1. Alignment How can you center the ...
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Adobe Photoshop - Hide Layer In Navigator

Is it possible to hide a specific layer ONLY in Navigator window? I'm trying to make a line art from a sketch by tracing. I keep on hiding and showing the sketch layer to check the output. It seems ...
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Disable Image Size Preview in Photoshop CC

Is it possible to disable the Preview Image in Photoshop CC's Image Size function? For larger documents, the preview building is a memory hog and slows down my workflow. Hitting the cancel for the ...
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Reduce duration of video in photoshop multiple layers

I've created a simple video, which has many layers, in Photoshop. The video is basically just a fading out of each layer, one after the other, to create the animation. However, I'd like to reduce the ...
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Decimal values for canvas size in Photoshop CC

I want to set up a document of width 847.5 pixels for my website project but Photoshop keeps rounding off the value to 848 saying it accepts only integer value. Any method by means of which I can set ...