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Change black background of image to a color

This was a black and white image that I inverted in Photoshop with command/control+i. I want to convert everything that is black to a color. How would I replace the black with a different color?
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Auto slice an image file based on transparency [duplicate]

I have multiple small icons in a single file. They are separated with transparency. So I can manually select them and save individually. But this takes long time with many parts. Is it possible to ...
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How do I remove a green screen background in Photoshop?

How can I green screen in Photoshop? I am making a picture were I need to green screen, and it would be very helpful if someone could help me!
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How to reduce the file size of an image while keeping the same dimensions

My goal is to create a Kindle Cover and upload it following Amazon recommendations. The Cover Should Be: MAXIMUM: Width:1563px; Height:2500px; JPEG up to 127KB MINIMUM: Width:625px; ...
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Photoshop merging timeline frames in 1 image side by side

I have created an animation in Photoshop. I want to merge them in 1 image file side by side. Is there an easy way to do it? Because I will do this process about 10-15 times. My animation timeline ...
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How does path alignment tool work in Photoshop CS6?

In the tutorial I'm watching the instructor has just created a new rectangle. With that layer selected, he goes up to the "Path Alignment" dropdown in the tool bar - having already selected "Align to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch black/white or foreground/background?

I was watching a video tutorial and the instructor seemed to switch the colour of a layer from white to black with a shortcut, since his cursor did not leave the layer thumbnail section, per below... ...
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Are there any grids to help represent 3D dimensions in Photoshop?

If I try to create a 3D effect in Photoshop (or on paper), I always get it wrong. I remember how easy it was to create cubes in graph paper, but hard in plain paper. I wonder is there are any grids ...
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How can I improve my lighting/shadow illustration skills

I was curious to know if there are any resources, books, blogs that focus on perfecting object shadowing and lighting with Photoshop and/or Illustrator? I have and know how to do basic shadowing and ...
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Preserving aspect ratio in a batch with Photoshop

I have a large list of images (all different sizes and aspect ratios) that need to be edited. I need to perform the following operations: Crop image to a specific aspect ratio Resize that image to ...
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search layers in photoshop

There are a lots of layers in my projects. Previously I have renamed a layer with "system" and to that layer I have set visibility hidden. I want to show that layer again but I have to search manually ...
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How to achieve this 3D “Card” effect

How do I create this type of effect with an image? I'm wondering how to get the thick edges and the tilted look. Is there an online tool that will convert a flat image to look like this? Source
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Export Illustrator layers to Photoshop Smart Objects

I'm trying to export the layers of my illustrator document into photoshop, but the only way to do so is one by one copy and pasting...are there any ways to mass export these layers while still ...
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How to export ICO files to use as Windows folder icons

How can I export a file that you could set it as a folder icon in Windows 7? And also, how do you get an application that has only one icon to change it's size when re-scaling? I set folder options to ...
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Open a Photoshop document layer in a new File quickly?

My First Question here, I have a lot of PSD's to work on in which my main job is to: Copy a layer/layers Make a new Document place/drag them into the new document Trim the image to size Save as a ...
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How do I save a layer without the transparent background?

I have a layer, which I would like to save as an image. See (the image is the complete button) When I choose the layer and choose file->save for web.. it save the image with the transparent ...
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Batch process images to 640px width but don't resize if less than 640px

I have a huge amount of images that I would like to batch process with Photoshop (any version). They're all different shapes and sizes in terms of resolution and quality. I want to batch process ...
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How to add auto-dimensioning to Photoshop or Illustrator [duplicate]

I have layers with different elements in each layer. Each elemnt have their own margin from edge. Is it possible to export file to png\jpg\etc with overlayed layer with dimensions of each separate ...
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How would I replicate this long shadow image?

I've recently got into that "hipster" trend of long shadowing. I have seen this example quite a lot, and have tried replicating it myself. No efforts have been successful though. And even the close ...
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How to convert a colored image to something light and something white background in PS cs6?

How to convert a colored image to something light and something white background? here is an example:
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Problem with color picker (brush tool) in Photoshop 8

I have created a rectangle and on that rectangle I masked it. Now I wanted to pick up color with brush tool pressing Alt+Click but it is not picking the exact color. It only picks up black or white ...
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How to convert old scanned documents into black and white

I have some old documents that have been scanned, and I want to convert them to black and white. Content should be always black, and background white: I use Photoshop.
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Set up a guide layer in Photoshop for cropping

I am looking to set up a single .psd file I can use for my iPhone splash screens, the main document at 640x1136 and a "guide layer" at 640x960 that I can use to generate the slightly smaller splash ...
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How would I go about saving a layered transparent image?

This is a little hard to explain, so bear with me. I'm wanting to save out a series of diagram images in a sprite sheet for a website. Right now, I have it so that I have a white image with "holes" ...
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How to create a batch job, creating .psd files by image name (each line has a unique name in CSV file) with photoshop ?

I am new to Photoshop. I have a Photoshop template with 3 text layers. How to create a batch job for: creating .psd files by image name (each line has a unique name in CSV file) with Photoshop ? ...
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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?