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How to change between Live shapes to masks properties in Photoshop CC

I am slightly confused as to why the properties panel changes suddenly (as far as I know) when using shapes in Photoshop CC. This is the normal properties panel when working with shapes Then I ...
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Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?

Please forgive the open-ended title. My actual question, I think, is a bit more specific and suited for this site but it is rather difficult to articulate my need in one simple sentence. Quick ...
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How can I reduce compression artifacts in dark areas with Photoshop?

Using Photoshop I have converted a photograph into a sketch/line drawing, I achieved this in photoshop by: Making image greyscale Duplicating image then inverting it Applying a color(colour) dodge ...
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Purple text on dark background too blurry when uploading to facebook (saved as png)

I'm going nuts here. I'll try to be straight to the point. I'm using Photoshop CC and have this dark background image for a poster with some text info. Sentences in white, three infos in purple, ...
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Best Way to (truly) Reduce Gradient Banding in Photoshop across ALL Monitors [duplicate]

This problem keeps coming up again and again. I have tried to use the Dither checkbox in a Layer Effect in Photoshop CS6+ but that doesnt always work so well. And applying a grain effect or noise ...
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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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Multiple Duplicated Layers in Photoshop like Illustrator

Is there a way to duplicate layers in Photoshop, similar to Illustrator? In Photoshop & Illustrator you can use the select tool and press the alt key to move and duplicate a layer. But in ...
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Photoshop: How would you illustrate a video signal?

I'm working on an infographic that depicts a satellite "beaming" down a video signal to a receiver on planet Earth. How exactly would one design this video signal? I don't want the viewer to think ...
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How can I replace a color in an image?

I want to replace the blue part of the image with red. I've tried this using a combination of the Magic Wand tool and the Paint Bucket but that doesn't work well. Can somebody please help me out?
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In Photoshop is there a way to change the style of multiple text elements at the same time?

I have several text elements that I would like to resize at the same time, but I can only seem to select and change them one by one. This is tough because I need to select, change, deselect, ...
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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?! ...
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avoid blurred texts on mockups distorted images

I downloaded some psd to show my mockups, but it looks like the text is going to be blurred when I put anything inside the distorted smart objects. How to avoid this problem?
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Is it better to design in 16 bit mode in photoshop?

What is the ideal color mode to design in photoshop cross platform/ multi device product design? Default seems to be 8 bit mode, however 16 bit mode seems to hold more color information. What are the ...
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Exporting Photoshop Smart Object To Illustrator with Effects

I'm creating a very simple logo with text and just one Smart Object leaf. I want to create an .eps file so my client can print without any trouble. The thing is, the Smart Object is a leaf that ...
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How to increase line thickness in an existing raster image?

I received an image with colored lines that I need to include in a report. However, the image will be scaled down and the lines will be thin making it hard to see what color they are (especially in ...
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How to eliminate angle parts of triangle to get six sided polygon with mask in Photoshop CS 5 or 6

I'm trying to recreate this image with help of a Rectangle Tool (U) and masks as it was suggested in chat room, but so far I was able to do it by adding three rectangles, where two of them were ...
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How to format a booklet in Photoshop

I need to create an A5 booklet (by folding A4 sheets), and the only tool at my disposal at the moment is Photoshop, since I haven't got InDesign on the machine that I'm working on right now. What's ...
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Photoshop text bounding box width and height

How to get the width and height of text bounding box in Photoshop using ExtendScript
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Where can I find a recently installed Photoshop plugin?

Please help me, I have been looking through Photoshop for an hour like an idiot, I just installed this plugin and I can't find it where it is. Where would it be located?
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Setting up responsive grids in photoshop

I'm having some serious trouble understanding one aspect of responsive design. I understand almost all of the basics but one thing that is troubling me is setting up correct grids in photoshop for ...
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Website Screenshot in Photoshop Perspective [duplicate]

I'm web-developer and i decided to create my portfolio. So I need to create all my websites as images in perspective like on the following example. I have knowledge of Photoshop, but I cant create ...
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Making Text Not Working?

I am trying to design a cool looking design but I was in the middle of masking the text when it just wouldn't let me anymore. No error message or anything came up but it just got to a point where it ...
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“Step backward” also changes currently selected layer

I have few questions on this subject. The problem is that when you select a layer and put 2 strokes of brush you have to hit "step backward" twice in order to delete them both (you can't use undo ...
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Text Not Appearing?

I'm designing a logo and I'm almost finished but I'm trying to add text to the logo to finish it off but the text won't appear. No matter what color I make the text it just doesn't appear. Anyone know ...
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Mysterious circle and a number appearing on my image automatically. How do I remove it?

I have a circle and a number (which is "1" ) appearing on one of my images automatically. If I go "view" and uncheck "extras", they disappeared but I cannot see also guidelines which I want to show. ...
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How can I use content-aware repair near high-contrast edges?

I'm often in the situation where there's an undesirable mark or glitch near a high contrast edge in my photos that I'm editing, such as a zit right near someone's lip. If I use the content-aware spot ...
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Should I design business cards in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

Basically what the question says, what are the pro's and cons to using InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop for business cards? Or is there something else you prefer to use?
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PS CC Filter Selections used in Actions

The new layer filters is nice but doesn't record when making actions. Before I was able to add 'Select similar layer' in an action and edit all similar layers (because they have different layer names) ...
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Auto batch replace smart object in multiple files Photoshop Cs6

Have another question. I have a project that I'm working. I have a psd layered template with a smart object. The goal is to change the image in the document and replace the current smart object with ...
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How to replace different smart objects with one single smart object in Photoshop CS6

I have what is probably a simple question, however I can't figure it out and I've looked all over the internet. I currently have a photoshop file that has 7 different layers in it. The layers are ...
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Transparency is lost in illustrator CS6 when I use image trace. Help!

so I'm pretty new to illustrator so sorry if this is obvious - but, I'm having troubles with the transparency of a flower image. I placed the image of the flower which has no background from a saved ...
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How do I turn a RGB picture in a B/W portrait in Photoshop CC?

I used to be a big fan of a band called Maximum The Hormone and i decided to check out one of their songs, which soon led me to revisit their site. On there I roamed and visited their band page. I ...
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Import a couple hundred images and place them side-by side in Photoshop

I am trying to create a sequence just like this: Link The issue is, my sequence is much longer: 439 frames. I have the PNG files, I just need to merge them to be side-by-side like it is in the ...
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Is there a way to set PNG as default output in 'Save for web'?

For 80% of the time I want my Photoshop images "saved for web" to be of the file type png-24. I know it is possible to set it as default, for I did it once before, but I don't know how to do this. ...
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Is there a way to convert from Illustrator to Photoshop and maintain things like text, lines, arrows as editable?

I am working with someone who likes to use Photoshop for their scientific figure layouts, but I prefer Illustrator. When I finish with editing in Illustrator I want to give it to them such that it is ...
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Photoshop CS6: problem with cropping animated gif after moving layers

So I started making animated gif images for a little side project lately and encountered a problem for which I couldn't find any information online. Basically, since the subject in the future gif is ...
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How can I create and batch this 3d planes effect?

I am originally a programmer, so I don't have much experience in Photoshop. I have always wondered how to display all layers as multiple 3D-planes (see below). Do I have to use a plugin or macros? I ...
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How can I achieve this stamp / photocopy effect?

this is my first question, cause usually I find the answer I'm looking for on the forums. That image was made with Sketcher effect with Pics Art app for Android. How could I mimic it using Photoshop? ...
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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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Resized shape becomes semi-transparent?

I have this shape made up of lines (see left side of image). Why is it that when I resize it to a smaller size, it becomes slightly transparent (see right side of image)? Changing it to a smart ...
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How to get around file in use error? [closed]

I'm using Photoshop CS4 on a Mac. I'm constantly getting this error when I try to save a PSD: Could not save "file-name.psd" because the file is already in use or was left open. I have to end up ...
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Open Photoshop Smart Object in Illustrator instead of Photoshop

When I go Create New Layer => Convert to Smart Object => Double click on Smart Object thumbnail it opens in Photoshop as a .psb, but I would like it to open in Illustrator. How do I get all my ...
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How to slice this pattern for HTML/CSS

I want to slice this element: So it's only, for example, 20 x 20 px. I can't do this normally; if I slice this image, and repeat it then I do not have a beautiful background. How can I slice it ...
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Why does Illustrator not let me edit text after it has styling?

After I put a drop shadow on text, then save -> exit -> reopen, I cannot edit the text. When I click on the Type Tool Icon and then click on the number, it just shows the paths. Any suggestions? ...
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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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Appropriate resolution(in PPI) for a 13 ft x 8ft Banner [duplicate]

I'm an amateur designing banners for events and this time it is to be put on the stage I would be including shapes, gradients and patterns to it. Suggest the resolution please. I don't understand on ...
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Gradient light from center in Photoshop

It's not hard to make gradient lighting like this using Photoshop: But I want to make the lighter part as a point in the center, with gradient along radials. How to do it?
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Export Photoshop swatch sheet to a human-readable document

I need to export a Photoshop swatch file to a human-readable document with RGB, HSB, HEX values and the name of the swatch. Is there any tool which can export swatches to this kind of a document?
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Find all PS layers that contain “something” at selected point?

It feels like this should be a Photoshop feature (every point in a layer is either present or "absent", right?), but I can't seem to locate it. Suppose I have the usual many-many layers, and they're ...
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Font Awesome as Photoshop Custom Shape Set

Everytime I need to use font awesome in photoshop, I'll always copy an icon from website and paste in photoshop. I can print it into pdf and copy into illustrator as vector but I want them as ...