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How to arrange images by their dominant color?

I want to arrange a stack of images by their primary color/s - or another, aesthetic way by involving an algorithm, rather than my own poor judgement. Is there a tool for doing so? These are ...
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How can I create and transfer the same metering scale (vector) to a mass of different .jpg images?

I am given a lot (about 300) of single, different size jewelry as .jpg images (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, etc). I am asked to create and place a vector image of a metering scale (as the one ...
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What is this technique/pattern called?

I'm a graphic design student in the middle of creating book covers. I'm trying to find an action or at least a tutorial on how to do the effect done in the red. Does anyone know what this is called? ...
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How can I outline this image with a thick black border

I would like to turn this image into just a simple black outline. Like this simple hand drawn example below, but more precise.
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Transparent CMYK?

I am in the print field and relatively new to Adobe Photoshop. I have a lot of situations where I would like to have CMYK over a transparent background. We place .psd files into illustrator for ...
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Is Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)? [closed]

I have Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 installed on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and it works just fine. Does anyone know if this version of Photoshop will still work if I upgrade to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?
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how do you combine two images in order to form a background in photoshop?

okay so I made this picture but the backgrounds off and the blur tool is not helping in what ways can i make these lines go away and the images flow more?
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Where I can find Pattern Maker tool in PS CS6?

In previous versions there was Pattern Maker tool to create patterns out of graphics and photos. This feature is not available anymore under Filter -> Pattern Maker... in Photoshop CS6. It was ...
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How to reduce canvas size in Photoshop?

How do I reduce canvas size after increasing it? For example, if my current canvas size is width: 1200px And height: 1400px, then I increased it to width: 1500px and height: 1800px. Now I want to ...
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Why does my PSD file contain only one layer after saving a project from Photoshop?

I have saved a brochure for print and because of the file size issues I saved my original Photoshop file as a PDF without Photoshop editing capabilities. Then I applied some changes and saved as ...
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How to create 3D presentational mockup templates to showcase logo design to a client? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to create a 3D presentational mockup template that utilizes smart objects to change dynamically for example logo design. I would like to know also tricks on how to add shadows ...
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Resizing multiple images inside one document within a set frame size

I'm hoping I can write this clearly. I have a document with a number of cutout images in it on a transparent background. We want to resize each image so that the longest edge (either height or ...
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Apple's U2 ads - light effects and mask

How to achieve this light effect/mask in Photoshop: I tried different shading and masking but I'm not able to achieve the look and feel of this visual.
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Cannot drag-select layers with Move tool in Photoshop when initially clicking in the canvas

When using the Move tool, I can no longer drag-select layers when my cursor initially clicks on the canvas. However, if I initially click outside of the canvas I can drag-select towards the canvas, a ...
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How to paint the pixel I'm currently hovering on, not the one underneath it or to the right, with the 1px pencil in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use Photoshop for some quick pixel art. I have my 1 px grid set up, and am using the 1 px pencil to color in pixels. However, if the crosshair is even slightly below center of the ...
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Image resize for printing

Can I resize an image with 21cm x 42cm and 1200 DPIs to 24cm x 48cm and 400 DPIs without quality loss? The reason being is that my scanner max size is 21cm x 42cm and 1200 DPIs. And I need to make an ...
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How to reduce the file size of a web banner image with Photoshop?

I need to change the file size of an image I created in Photoshop without changing the dimensions for a banner ad on the web. How do I do this?
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How to copy vector graphics from Illustrator to Photoshop as shape layer?

I do lot of work in vectors. How can I copy an Illustrator-created shape with stroke into Photoshop as shape layer with the same stroke and everything I used in illustrator? Is there any solution to ...
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Using photoshop I want to double the dpi/size of every image in a directory

I know of tools such as retinize.it and I know of the wordpress retina 2x plugin. They kind of do what I need, but because of some limitations with my current images I need a different method. I'm a ...
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How can I find a mentor to critique my work?

I'm a self-learning graphic designer. I work with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and I thought I was doing fine until I got this big shock at work. I've been working for a year at some web design ...
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Photoshop CS5 is not importing full gif

I have this image But I need to edit part of it, the problem is that photoshop is not importing half of the frames. I mean, when I import the image into the animation bar, it show only the first 4 ...
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What is this shifted red and blue effect often seen in VR called? How can I achieve it?

I'm looking for more information regarding a specific type of visual effect that I have been trying to recreate many times in Photoshop, without any success. I would like to learn how to do this from ...
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Creating a Font w/o New Software [duplicate]

I recently asked this question and I left out a few things. As I mentioned in that question, I have psd files for each letter as well as svg files for each letter. I do not want to use some other ...
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How can you convert a 2D image into a rotating 3D image using Photoshop CS5 Extended? Can it be done?

I'm still a beginner to Photoshop and every time I look up how to do this, only tutorials for after effects which I don't have and would honestly like to avoid pop up. I'd be really grateful if ...
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How do you achieve this effect? Reducing a photograph to a single tone? [duplicate]

The effect I want to achieve is demonstrated here: where the person is reduced to a single color, but still has shading etc.
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How to crop part of the image between guide lines?

I have few photoshop files with blue guide lines like on this picture below. I want to quickly save only one part of the picture that is between these guides, in the middle. What is best way to do ...
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Change arrow color photoshop

What should I do to change this arrow color for example to #22A5D8 I am using photoshop cs5
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Removing graininess from a handwritten signature

So I've got a scanned signature that I'm trying to clean up. I was able to use levels to remove some of the graininess surrounding the handwriting, but I cannot figure out how to remove the graininess ...
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Create frozen screen effect

Is there a way to create this effect in Photoshop? I could duplicate the same image over and over again, but that's just wrong. There should be an easier way. Edit: Use of Illustrator and MS Paint ...
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controlling save name when using action to batch process and save

I am trying to control filename when saving via an action. Let's start with an image open on screen. It is called "image1.png". I press record to start the action. I run a greyscale filter. I then ...
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How is this visual effect called, how to do it in photoshop?

How is it called when the carvings on a wooden or metallic surface are filled with ink while the relief is left uncover or painted resembling a shiny material. Beside, is there a common technique to ...
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Retouch an image pattern so it may be used as a repeating background

I have the following image pattern: If I repeat it as a web page background the variation in color and brightness are very visible at the tile edges. What can I do to retouch this image so the ...
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How can I cut and replaced on illustrator

this is not the actual picture but lets say that girl was vectorized in illustrator. I want to know how can I cut 1 piece of puzzle in vectorized picture and place it somewhere using illustrator, as ...
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shaving a pixel off the outside of an image

Hi all, In this example picture, you can see around the top and sides of the hair there is something like an extra pixel or two of a lighter color. I can't think of a easy way to effectively shave ...
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Using PS layer fx stoke on outside of layer with square corners

When using the layer style fx > stoke in photoshop is there a way for the stroke to have square right angled corners, whilst having the stoke set to the outside of the layer so it dosnt clip the ...
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How to automatically save alternating layers and one set background layer

I have a Photoshop file with one standard background layer and about 50 other unique layers. I will be creating 50 files. The same background layer will always be used, but the top layer will change. ...
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In Photoshop CC: “edit/transform” instead of edit/transform path"

In Photoshop CC (latest update), how do I change back to just "edit/transform" instead of "edit/transform path"? I have never had this happen before, and when I go to transform a layer, I get an error ...
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Retain original colour in a defined brush preset (alternatively, add colour to a grayscale image based on tone)

In Photoshop (or any other program), is there a way to define a brush from an image and retain the colour of the image in the brush, without it being converted to grayscale (and then becoming monotone ...
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File format dropdown in 'Extract Assets' dialog for Photoshop

I'm using the 'Extract Assets' feature in Photoshop CC 2014 but I'm running into a problem where I am not able to select any file type besides PNG-32 from the File Format dialog dropdown. Any ideas ...
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Shadows pass in photoshop

Setup: Background image 3D layer with an extruded text object and a plane - two separate 3D objects but in the same 3D layer. The extruded text object casts a shadow on the plane. I want to render ...
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Dimensions for manual cover & spine. I have them in inches

I have a front and back manual 11" X 10" and the spine is 11" X 1 5/8ths" inches I'm thinking 600 dpi? Does anyone know then what I say is the size I need? I would appreciate it. Would it different ...
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How do I get rid of the information in a photo in GIMP or Photoshop? [duplicate]

I have an image of an alarm clock that I want to use for my IOS app as an app icon but when displayed in the app it only shows a square that encompasses the photo. I want to know how to make it so ...
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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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How, in Adobe Photoshop, can I create a circle of outward-facing bars?

I'd like to make something like this in Adobe Photoshop: But I have no idea how to do that. Is there any tool within Adobe Photshop CS5+ that will allow for this kind of design? I know how to ...
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How can I remove compression artifacts from an image?

I got a picture where there is some noise in it. To remove that I have to redraw it with pen because all I want is a crystal clear image. Is there any simple way to do it? I not, what steps would you ...
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Resizing content in InDesign vs. Photoshop

I've put together a book full of different types of images: raster, vector, and mixed. Everything is placed with their original dimensions and fit to frames. Do I need to resize all the placed ...
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Which is the best resoulution for Facebook avatar and cover?

Which is the best resolution for Facebook avatar and cover in Photoshop because I have tried 300 / 1000 / 1500, but it looks horrible, please give me the exact HD resolution for each.
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How to make a jpg logo able to be enlarged without distortion?

So i have a logo on jpg , how or what can i do to be able to expand it with out distortion and have it on a format that can be used for marketing, like newspaper adds, apparel, etc..
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Designing a document for A4 paper size printing issues

I am designing a document in Fireworks using a canvas size of 1000 pixels by 1294 pixels, which is in perfect proportion of the standard A4 paper size. I have finished all the designs, the way I want ...
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Why exporting an EPS file to PNG from Illustrator gives a different result than with Photoshop?

I have a logo in EPS format (size: 338x50 pixel). When I convert it to PNG (Size: 169x25) from Illustrator the output is pixelated. If I convert the same image from Photoshop, the PNG output is much ...