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Is there a way to make a rectangular frame auto resize in Photoshop CC?

I realize it's a bit of a strange question, but I didn't want to make the title too long. In InDesign CC, you can edit a text box so that it auto resizes based on the amount of text contained within ...
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I am trying to copy an exact gradient onto same size object with a different color. The color got muted

I have 3 shapes. I put a gradient on all 3 of them the way I want it to be. Now I want these exact gradients on these same shapes, in 4 more colors. I tried to do it many different ways, and they ...
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On Retina screen, images saved from PS & AI are large and blurry

Please bear with me on this one, since I get the overall concepts of what's going on here, but I don't understand why I'm getting the results I am. This past month, I started using a MacBook Pro ...
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Run macro for selected layers separately

I wonder if there's a way to run photoshop macro for few selected layers SEPARATELY. For example, I have macro for prepare images to save for web: 1. duplicate selected layer to new document 2. trim ...
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add large dimension sprite sheet in css using step

I have the flash animation and i want to add those animation in website.i have sprite sheet of those animation as png but it have very large dimension width:52000px.How i can make it better.
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Photoshop: same text in several size versions?

Background: I'm building a semi-automized photoshop file for generating App Store screenshots for iPhone 4 and all the way to iPhone 6+. Now iPhone 4, 5 and 6 (not 6+) share the same backgrounds, ...
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Is it possible to batch the same photo multiple times over?

I'd like to move a layer in my photo continuously, and save it in incrementing file names. For example: 1.png 2.png 3.png ... I heard about the batch tool, but that edits multiple photos rather ...
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What would be the best method to join 2 LED light trails in photoshop

For some context the blue lines on the picture below are a rudimentary version of what I would like to achieve. I have tried using the stamp tool, but it is agonizingly slow and results in very ...
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False appearance of quality loss?

I have noticed that the PC version of Photoshop CS5 appears to exhibit a loss in quality whenever an image is opened or when image data copied to the clipboard is pasted onto a canvas. However, it's ...
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How do you use the slice tool in your webpage layouts?

I have used Photoshop for about 11 years and Illustrator for about 5 years for webdesign. But I can hardly remember ever using the slice tool that much. I did try to use it, but the difficulties ...
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After Effects trying to place png behind trap code composition as the background

Trying to place matrix code png or photoshopfile behind the earth that was made with trap code form. When I move the png under the trapped composition the it disappears. Any help would be ...
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Batch change Luminosity in Photoshop

I have about 2000 images with different values of luminosity. I can, of course, open each one and manually change Luminosity until it reaches my desired value (200), but of course when you have 2000 ...
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Strange brush behaviour on Photoshop

When using the brush or eraser tool a strange thing happens that I can only describe as lag or jitter. As you can see from the image the ridges in the mask it should be smooth. To the point when I ...
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Image processing automation

How does Photoshop treat a perfectly square image? Are they considered a Portrait or Landscape. I need to automate some image processing and I need to filter out perfectly square (aspect ratio 1:1) ...
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Layer Comps - Adding new layer to each existing layer comp

I'm using photoshop in the design of complex web apps. I do most of the complex work in HTML/CSS/JS but there are times when photoshop layer comps can show the different stages quite well. The ...
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Photoshop automate copying shapes and changing color

I am currently manually creating a set of cards. The cards consist of 1-5 copies of the same shape, in one of a handful of colors. For example, I have a card with 1 red circle, a card with 2 red ...
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automate assembling multiple tiles back into the original big picture

I have multiple, 1024 jpeg tile images that are effectively tiles of a one big image which was split into a matrix of 32×32 smaller ones (each 256×256px). I wonder how could I efficiently put them ...
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Automating smart-object content replacement for list of files

I'm slightly familiar with automating a photoshop workflow, but I'm unable to figure out how to do the following: I have a list of files (numbered 1..100). Next to that I have a spreadsheet with data ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photoshop: Create a guide snapped to a point?

I've been doing a bunch of drawing using the vector/path tools in Photoshop, and now I have a point exactly where I want it. Is there any way to place a guide exactly at that point, where it snaps to ...
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Placing a PSD Bitmap or Layered Tiff over a spot colour in illustrator or Indesign

I have a cover designed in Illustrator CS4 that has spot colour as its base, and I have designed a graphic with a transparent background in photoshop. Cause I am working in Adobe Suite I bring the ...
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Skew text in Photoshop without transform

I have a PSD file with a multiline skew text and I need to know how to do the same thing from the scratch. I am not so good at Photoshop, and the only way I know is applying skew transform to the ...
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how to create realistic powder/flour text effect

How to create a realistic flour text effect in Photoshop? (image below). There's a nice Photoshop action by Nuwan Panditha to that but I want to learn how to build it and what's the method of ...
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Is there a way to export Photoshop Layer to Illustrator in PS Action?

I'm trying to create a Photoshop Action that: does some things in PS, copies/pastes layer into Illustrator, does 1 Illustrator effect, returns results back to PS I'm not sure how to copy/paste to ...
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Converting Fireworks document into a high-res .pdf

I created a image in Fireworks. I need to convert the image into a high-resolution .pdf. I used export wizard on Fireworks to convert the image into a .tif. I then opened the file in Photoshop and ...
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Copy value from textbox in action

I would like to copy a value from a textbox (image size) and paste it within an action. This will be a different value each image so copy and paste doesnt seem to work (the action just records the ...
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Is there a way to intelligently auto crop photos?

I've got 12,000 photos from an event where, on every photo, there's about 10-15% of the photo that needs to be cropped off. It's not the same in every photo, so I can't just do a single batch crop. ...
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Can PS's sharpen filter be applied as an adjustment layer?

Can a Photoshop's sharpen filter be applied as an adjustment layer so it's non-destructive and can be reversed/tweaked if required?
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In photoshop, is there a way to inverse the effect of brush pressure opacity?

If this is possible, then I could have a brush stroke, with brush pressure size turned on, that starts out small and at full opacity and then becomes larger with less opacity as pressure is increased. ...
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replace content of smart object by variables(data sheet)

I have about 15 smart objects in my photoshop file and I also have more than 200 pictures that needed to be replaced in those layers and be saved.Data sets doesn't display pixed replacement for smart ...
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scan/fax with text & numbers in black & white - how to improve/cleanup/enhance using Photoshop/GIMP?

I do not have a lot of experience with Photoshop or GIMP. I have a scanned or faxed document of an invoice/receipt that I am trying to submit to get reimbursed. I was mailed a copy with text that is ...
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Photoshop Edge Bleeding

Hi guys, i'm having some trouble with some photoshop files I've been saving as .png's and .jpegs. On some of the files, the elements around the edge have gained a werid bleed (for want of a better ...
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convert to timeline isnt giving me one frame to work with anymore?

so im making a gif and what i do is cut the video down in order to import it into frames into photoshop a little easier. video > import > video frames to layers edit time (if need be) and its ...
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Lining numerals in Photoshop?

The Raleway font has the option to line the numerals so that the bottoms are all aligned. How do I enable this feature in Photoshop?
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Mismatch Color from Adobe Illustration & Photoshop if Saved in Android / Apple Device

I have problem with color mismatch in Adobe Photoshop & Illustration. There is no problem when I save my designs on my Mac & PC but the color becomes mismatched if I saved it on my android ...
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How does Automator (Mac) compares to Photoshop based on reducing images to thumb size?

for a client website of mine I reduce each photo manually to 'thumb size' (height 200px). One of the other actions I have to execute is replace each space with a dash character. I automate this with a ...
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How to get all colors used in a photoshop document? any script out there?

Is there any way to get all colors used in a photoshop file, I mean colors in vector elements fill's (Shapes and also strokes). I want to make a color scheme for the web based on colors used in the ...
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Corner-aligned dashes in Photoshop

There's a nice option in Illustrator which lets you have corners of dashed boundaries to be evenly aligned. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-illustrator-cs5/creating-corneraligned-dashed-lines/ Is ...
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How to create smoother animation in Photoshop?

I'm creating a very basic gif in Photoshop using tween for the first time. It looks okay, but the movement seems like it could be smoother. Are there additional settings that I've overlooked, or ...
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Photoshop and browser: how to get the colors right?

Ok, I'm designing for the web and I had different colors in Photoshop (Windows) and Chrome, so I started searching and found contradicting tips and I have no idea of what should I do now. Windows ...
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Sharp edge lines on photoshop and not sketchbook please help!

Hey how do I remove thoes sharp edges on photoshop cs6 im using the brush tool and a tablet not a mouse. In the second image it is sketch book and does not happen seams it only happens in photoshop. ...
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Photoshop - Group Items and Make Visible or Invisible

I'm using layer comps and sometimes I add new items to my wireframe. In this particular case I added checkboxes to 24 separate items. I had my items in a folder and in the folder there were 4 ...
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Laptop for Photoshop digital painting

I have a question about hardware. I want to buy laptop to for CG, but not sure about system requirements for photoshop. There are system requirements on official site, but it looks like this: ...