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Shrinking down a smart object causes drastic sharpening

When I have a large smart object, and then shrink it down, I often get some extreme sharpening. And while I understand that shrinking down an image may require some sharpening, photoshop can go a ...
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Selecting between paths in Photoshop

I have multiple paths (not intersecting), each one of them consists of two anchor points only. Imagine a path from A to B and the second one from C to D. What I want to do is to select the space ABCD. ...
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How to Remove Jagged Edge (Aliasing) on a Straight Diagonal Line

This is 120px X 283px dimension, PNG image. When using it in website the same image dimension is set through css but in the browser view it is showing like a saw like this Is it possible to draw ...
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Photoshop cs6 hiding text behind background color [closed]

I am new to photoshop design. I am trying to design a website template using photoshop. I have my header part with background color. After that i created new layer called Home meny it is not visible. ...
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Photoshop CS6 - automatize procedures

I'm not a designer but I need some PS usage for creating my android app. I have about 100 .png pictures and I need to do the same procedure with all of them: cut off 50px from the bottom and from the ...
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How to apply border radius after drawing a rectangle? [duplicate]

Photoshop doesn't support to apply border radius after drawing of rectangle. I found this link and tried myself but seems to be not working. Is there any step is missed or is there any other idea to ...
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Does CS6 have a feature to extract an object from a background using stereography?

I recall reading an article prior to CS6 releasing that Photoshop (or perhaps another CS6 product?) would include a feature that would allow taking a stereographic photo of an object, and then detect ...
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Script iterating through layers stops halfway

I'm trying to iterate through every layer in a document and for some reason my script only goes through the first half (13 out of 25) and then at 14 it says that the element doesn't exist. Could you ...
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Export photoshop layers programatically to individual pngs of different sizes

Hi there I'm trying to export all of the layers in my .psd to .pngs/.jpegs and I am having trouble exporting them so that the sizes of the individual .pngs are the size of the image they contain. I ...
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How to put a dotted line stroke on a vector shape using Photoshop

I've created a simple vector pennant type banner using Photoshop. I'd like to put a stroke on the banner with dashed lines approximately 3 pixels in from the edges of the shape. I know I can add a ...
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How do I remove a grey background from my jewelry pics in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I need some nice pics of my jewelry to publish on my website, but I am never able to get the white background. It's grey all the time. If I try to fix it, it takes away all the beauty of the stones ...
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Workflow for print publishing children's book?

I have recently drawn and scanned a children's book that I will try to have published. I converted the scans into vectors using Vector Magic in order to have nice, clean, smooth lines without any ...
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How to create White Square and Transparent Circle inside the square using Photoshop?

I want to create Image like below. Can someone show me how to do this in Photoshop? Thanks!
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Resize a shape layer with a corner radius, without changing the radius? [duplicate]

This is something that I have struggled with for years. If I create a shape layer with rounded edges - for example with a 10px radius - if I resize the overall shape then the corner radius grows with ...
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Will changing image resolution from 300 to 72 without resampling reduce the quality?

This is a rather stupid question so I apologise in advance but I just wanted to be 100% sure! I have a set of photos at 300 ppi that are 800 pixels by 800 pixels and need to convert them in Photoshop ...
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Shortcut keys to switch between path and shape section of pen tool in Photoshop

I use pen tool a lot to create custom shapes and sometimes add a new path to the existing vector mask, but I only know to choose at the tool bar to switch between the two. Is there any quicker way to ...
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How do I make a grid-like fill in Photoshop or Illustrator?

Is there any way in Illustrator or Photoshop to format the fill of a rectangular object so that the fill looks a bit like here? Could somebody maybe point me in a direction? Or tell the unclear ...
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Is it possible to import a PDF in Photoshop then detect and change elements?

I want to import a PDF with multiple pages into Photoshop. The PDF contains tables which have a shading behind the row names and column names in the first column and row. Is there some way to use ...
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How to measure sizes and distances from parts of an image file?

I have this image sprite containing many small icons. I don't know the accurate size, height and width of each icon and it's too difficult for me to find it manually with my current tools (I am using ...
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Exporting each frame from After Effects as a separate Photoshop file

The Adobe After Effects CC feature Composition -> Save Frame As -> Photoshop Layers does exactly what I want. However, it is very time consuming to do this for each frame (I am animating a game ...
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How can I create a blend scatter/stroked effect with posed photos?

Yesterday I went to a local art market and found some work I really liked: In de wolken 80x80cm op basis van acryl by Kitty Meijering It made me wonder how I might achieve a similar effect in ...
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Photoshop CS6: Cropping and resizing images simultaneously

Maybe I've just completely missed the option, but how in the world do you crop and resize an image simultaneously in PS CS6? In CS5 and prior, when using the crop tool, I could set dimensions for the ...
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Open an .ico file in Photoshop or Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have some icons I'd like to purchase and use from iconfinder.com, but they are only available as .ico files. I want to use these as part of a user-interface on a website, so I need them as either ...
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Why can't I get a hard border when I expand the border? [duplicate]

Why can't I get a hard border when I used modify -> border? This is maddening and I've read about 5 posts so far that do not solve the problem?
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How can I recreate a graph paper grid in photoshop?

As in Photoshop there we can display the grid but I want this grid to be printed so I want to make the grid myself. What's an easy idea to make this?
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Optimizing (Compressing) GIF images in Photoshop

I am trying to optimize an animated GIF image in Photoshop. The current size is 2.2 MB. Following the guides I found online, they told me to "Save as Web" and then decrease the colors from 256 down to ...
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Use vector image to cut shape in another layer/shape

I am currently trying to make some rounded social icons for my website. I managed to fine a blog online which supplies some vector cutouts of some of the popular site logos I need. What I want to ...
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RGB to CMYK conversion problem

I'm having a rather annoying problem! I have RGB images made in Photoshop that I need to convert to CMYK. When I save the file my black background is converted to a light grey! I tried deleting my ...
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How best to adjust the colour of different parts of an (all raster) image that are on the same layer?

I am attempting to experiment with different colours for the grey, orange and pink areas of this image. They all appear with no separation on a single layer. So far I've tried selecting and ...
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How do I move my mask independently of my layer?

I'm trying to move my image without having my layer mask move with it. How do I move the image without moving the mask? See the images below for a visual depiction. Is it possible to move just the ...
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How do I edit an existing layer mask in Photoshop?

How can I edit the mask that is being applied to this layer?
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How can I copy and paste a logo layer using Actions?

Is there a way to copy a layer from one file and paste it into multiple files using Actions? I already use actions to re-size the images, but I end up having to manually copy and paste the layer with ...
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how to replace masked image in photoshop?

Image should be replaced without pasting image or grouping to the below as grouping remains the previous image.
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How can I produce custom vector based buttons in Photoshop?

I want to create some vector based buttons which resemble the button design shown below: I can just take a button and treat it as a bitmap and change text and appearance, but the output doesn't ...
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How can I easily deselect a path after creating it in Photoshop?

I've asked this question before, but for Illustrator: How can I easily deselect a path after creating it in Illustrator? I want to make hair strands, so I'm using the pen tool to make a path with two ...
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Wrap text inside sphere

I'm trying to achieve something like this image in Photoshop CS6: However I only need two large letters inside. The goal is to have the letters in a standard "squared" font (Arial Black) follow the ...
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Recreating bloated/blurred text in Tate Modern logo in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate the effect demonstrated on the logo for the Tate galleries in the UK with Photoshop. Here are some of the logo variants: Using quick masking I can emulate the gradient ...
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What is the best way to make text fit inside a circular shape?

I'd like to create something like this: (see design peg) Ideally, the text should be editable so that any letter combination can be used. I know I can do it quickly (and keep the text editable) by ...
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How can I use gradients to imitate depth for isometric mazes?

I would like to create a maze with gradients, but I don't know where to start. I can see that they are subtle gradients that shift, so I would like to start with some techniques that could help me ...
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How to filter a photo to pencil and paper sketch with stains?

I have tried a variety of different manipulations to achieve a old-style architectural render. Here is what I've tried, perhaps the workflow and quality can be improved. Desaturated image Adjusted ...
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Why does “Modify Border” bleed outside the selected edges? [duplicate]

I have a problem with my Photoshop fill feature. I created a selected area with a border of 2. Then I Edit → Fill... but it seems to bleed outside the lines with a faint colour. It's best I show the ...
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What is the easiest way to remove background from an image using Photoshop? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to remove background from below image? If you can show it with screenshots it would be great.
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Sprite Sheet Creation [duplicate]

I'm manually creating a sprite sheet using Photoshop and many of the graphic elements have drop shadows applied. Given that fact, it's tough at times to see where the drop shadows begin and end. I ...
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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

I've created a design in Photoshop CS6, and used a large number of smarts object which made the workflow more easy (at least for me). Now I've finished working on the design, and I want to "unsmart" ...
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1 click undo on photoshop actions

Ive been using some Photoshop actions (not developed by me) to add a 'grunge' effect to some text (a .png), it works well but theres several levels of grunge, so i tend to try a couple out to see ...
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Creating series of horizontal lines in photoshop

I want to create this final output of image as in this answer, so first I need to create horizontal lines. I am very new to photoshop and a bit aware of Gimp. As I see every answer is in photoshop. ...
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Using Photoshop, what is the best technique to “undo” drop shadows from flattened images?

A note upfront: The background does not have to "survive" the process. It's the type (and visible style/design) I'm after. I have this situation: Using Photoshop, what is the best technique to ...
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Desktop/iPad/iPhone PSD frames for screenshots workflow?

In the past, I've googled iPhone user interface elements and downloaded the PSD. 2. I deleted all layers except the frame 3. I took screenshots of my various web projects 4. Change dimensions and ...
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Looking for a simulated photogravure ap for Photoshop 9

I need to make some of my photos look like 1880s photogravure images [cross-hatched line engravings similar to book, magazine, newspaper images ca 1880]. Must be compatible w Photoshop 2, 4, or 9. Any ...
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Best workflow for editing massive posters/banners for print in Photoshop?

I have a very large poster that is 98" by 90" and I would like to know some good tips for making edits to the file I tried to make it a smart object and then decrease the image size, only to increase ...