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How can I recreate a curlicue shape in Photoshop?

I want to use this element in a larger resolution poster: I tried using Photoshop's free transform, but I lost too much quality. How can I create this shape?
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How can I create a wood / topographical map texture in Photoshop or Illustrator?

This is a pattern I've seen used in multiple places and I've always loved it: This site also uses it as a background texture, as well as this one. It's sort of like a fingerprint/wood texture. I ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Animate / Keyframe Smart Filter

I've applied the 'Oil Paint' Smart Filter to a layer in Photoshop CS6. I'd like to animate the filter's 'Angular Direction' from 0 to 360 degrees but I the keyframes in the "Style" lane of the ...
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How do I trace an image and place it over a different background?

Warning: Total photoshop newb! I recently got a cool image of my fiancee and I holding hands and showing off her engagment ring. The backdrop is the beach: I tried to trace an image using a combo ...
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Is there software specialized in “puppet warp” animation?

Photoshop CS5 comes with a feature called Puppet Warp. I find it specially useful for a certain animation I'm making. Normally, I duplicate the layer, use puppet warp, done. Then duplicate again, and ...
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Photoshop Gradient Overlay requires a shape layer, not a regular layer?

Today I was following a tutorial using PS CS6 on the internet and it asked that a layer be added and Layer Style > Gradient Overlay be used, which would later become a background. I'm not a big ...
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Add a Sun lens flare from a photograph to a space scene

I am trying to make some sort of space scene in Photoshop. I want a light source in it; since the standard lens flare filter is a bit cliché, I decided to put in a photograph of the Sun I just made. I ...
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Change Website Screenshot to 3D Perspective

Using Photoshop I want to mimic what moz.com does with their product tour. I have a screen shot of my website and I want change the perspective to look like this: http://moz.com/products/tour What's ...
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Blending a drop shadow seamlessly

I need to apply shadow to an overarching border, however so far I've created the shadow with CSS, and since the overarching border is formed by two boxes, the shadow overlaps. My solution to this is ...
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How to write text from right-to-left in Central Asian Languages group fonts

Can anyone help me with this problem: I am having problem with Right-to-Left writing with the Old Turkic font. Turkish is written with extended Latin letters left-to-right but: Old Turkic is a ...
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Remove substracted paths from shape layers and combine into one shape layer

I'm creating a wi-fi icon in Photoshop, using three circles and subtracted paths. Now I need to remove the subtracted area and combine the three shape layers into one shape layer without rasterizing. ...
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What's the name for images like these?

I'm trying to figure out the name for, or a collection of, the kinds of images that "fade-into" a solid color. For example, twitter has this image: This allows them to add a background image that ...
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Ruler Tool line not showing up when dragging

When I try to use the ruler tool, the guide line does not show up until I release my mouse pointer, so I have to drag basically blind. This problem might have been caused by a settings change that I ...
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How can I move the view in Photoshop?

I zoom a lot and need to move the current viewport...is there a way to move it with mouse wheel click like in other programs? Currently I must go to the scrolling bars for adjusting X and Y view. ...
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What's the name of this distorted / dirty brush?

For example in these images, what are the 'dirty spots' brushes applied to them called? I am newbie in PS and trying to figure it out.
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Helvetica missing font in photoshop [closed]

I have frequently found that Helvetica appears as a missing font when I open a PS file, I have Helvetica on my system so is there a way to readdress the missing fonts of a PS file to another font? ...
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How to apply, blend or overlay a texture or pattern image to a layer in Photoshop?

I've got a grunge texture JPEG that I downloaded from Premium Pixels that looks like this: and a text layer on a black background. I want to blend or overlay the image file to create a worn-out, ...
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How do I achieve a long shadow effect with Photoshop? [duplicate]

I've seen this kind of divider all over the web, how do I make this with Photoshop?
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White edges on exported .pngs

How do I get rid of the white edges on this exported .pngs? I have tried many different options (changing 8 bit to 16 bit, save for web, interlaced) and nothing seems to work. I also attached an image ...
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Creating tiles from rotated elements

I have visited a page discussing the calculations required to rotate an image for tiling purposes. I am still very stuck. I've even tried using the automated tool inside the G'MIC plugin in GIMP. ...
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How to connect a curved line shape to other shapes using the Pen Tool

I'm trying to create a curved line with the pen tool, which I can do, but it automatically fills in the semicircle I'm trying to make. Sure, I can just set it to not fill, but when it comes times to ...
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Flash: default compression settings for imported PSDs

I've been working on some pixel art lately and whenever I import a PSD or bitmap into my library in Flash Professional it sets the compression option to JPEG. I want it to be PNG lossless and disable ...
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How can I fix screenshots with subpixel rendering?

When taking a screenshot of some text with subpixel rendering, the result is very ugly, especially in print. Obviously, the best way to avoid this is to deactivate that option before taking the ...
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Why is all my text uppercased in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use the text tool in Photoshop, but any text I type in any font (including base fonts such as Arial) is unconditionally uppercased. I tried to copy-paste a lowercase text, and it gets ...
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Can I have multiple slice layouts in Photoshop?

Can I have multiple slice layouts in Photoshop? I want to have multiple slice layouts and switch between them. Is it possible in Photoshop?
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Re: View Size vs. Print Size and Resolution in Adobe Photoshop

They say you start to see the pixels in an image when it is printed around 200 dpi/ppi or less, right? I'm looking at some images here at 100% view in photoshop, and when I open the image size window, ...
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How to catch a color from clipboard in Photoshop CC

I'm a huge fan of shortcuts that makes my work easier. I have a set of little tricks in my PS that make my work blazing fast, today I was thinking if there is a possibility to put a copied color in ...
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How to combine paths in Photoshop

I want to combine two individual paths in Photoshop. Though I do add the paths and do ctrl + enter, it shows marching ants on the combine path, but the paths don't combine. Why is that?
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What is the difference between using transformation vs path tools for selection?

What is the best way to enlarge or shrink a shape drawn using the shape tool; By pressing CTRL T and resizing OR By using the direct path selection tool and dragging selected anchor points? Is ...
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How to use Subversions for Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

I found the tool Timeline from Pixel Novel, but I wondered if I could use any subversions app to manage my design files. I'm not sure to understand everything about Subversions yet, and I did not ...
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Removing background from .GIF image

Original Image: My try: This is the image. I tried using Polygonal Lasso Tool, but the edges doesn't appear to be OK. Is there more precise way to remove the background and leave the letters ...
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How do I copy a layer with a vector mask in Photoshop

I need to copy an icon from a design that has a vector mask in photoshop. How can I do it so I get the icon to paste exactly as I see it in the design, so it can (for example) be added to a css image ...
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How do I copy a layer with its applied effects?

How do I copy a layer in Photoshop in the traditional method of selecting an area and CtrlC while maintaining the layer and it's applied effects? I don't want to drag and drop the layer; I prefer the ...
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How to create a template for a wooden photo FRAME to support different types of patterns and styles in PS?

To explain it further How can I create a skeleton or a mould of a photo-frame which would receive a small image of the frame style/pattern as input and convert it into a full rectangular frame with a ...
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Reset Photoshop CS6 layer style non-default defaults

Anyone have an idea how can the defaults of the "Reset to Default" button be reset, after being set with the "Make Default" button without reverting all the other photoshop settings. I would be very ...
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How can I give a layer a shadow that will provide depth?

I am trying to create a design like the following image: I tried to replicate this by creating another layer and changing the blending options (adding a drop shadow) for it. This is the image I ...
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How do you save an Animated GIF file using Photoshop?

I am making a .gif file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 Dithered > GIF > Save. After saving the .gif ...
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Invert Colors of an and get a specific color scheme

If you invert the colors of a photo you make them the colours of their exact opposite and it usually creates this really nice effect. For example, in this tutorial, an image with browns and greens ...
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How to save a 32 bit png with alpha channel (transparency) in Photoshop?

I want to use an image as an application launcher icon for my android application. The android guidelines specify an image for the launcher icon must be a 32 bit PNG image. Please explain the steps ...
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Little grey squares in photoshop

This might be a question with a stupidly easy answer: I have been casually using all of the adobe products for awhile. Although I have used Illustrator and InDesign the most, I occasionally use ...
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How do I avoid selection box shrinkage when working with transparent layers?

TLDR: When I use the marquee tool to select a box around layer and then move it with the move tool, the selection box shrinks to surround the populated region of the layer. Is there a way to keep the ...
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How to Create Rounded Corner Hexagon in photoshop using polygon tool?

How to Create Rounded Corner Hexagon in photoshop using polygon tool ?
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How can I achieve a ribbed pipe/tube effect in Photoshop or Illustrator?

I'm looking to create a tube with an effect like the following - the cylindrical segments which come together to make a pipe. I was wondering how this might be achieved; You could layer ellipsis with ...
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Trim image by color

I have an image: I need this image for a webpage background. As you see, it has lots of useless pixels around the blurred element which could be replaced with CSS. The image given to me is JPG, I ...
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How to make a graphic with long shadow?

I want to make a long shadow just like in this image. I can create this shadow with shapes and by deleting the unwanted shadows after rasterizing the layer. But it's not very reusable. I can't resize ...
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How can I give a uniform feel to a gallery of pictures?

I'm designing a page with a lot of beautiful pictures of different places. I'm wondering how I can use some sort of filter on the pictures or how to format the container to give the page a consistent ...
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Resizing images in Photoshop - Paint style [duplicate]

Microsoft Paint is the worst image editing tool I could ever imagine of, but it has one good thing that still makes me use it over Photoshop: When I enlarge a small, pixelated 16x16 image, it doesn't ...
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How can I easily produce “Balsamiq style” wireframe mockups in Photoshop?

What is the easiest way without vector? I would like to generate something very similar to the image below for CSS development, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the easiest way to turn shape ...
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How can I set the displayed increments of the ruler units in Photoshop?

I was following a tutorial related to the construction of a web template using Photoshop. I have found this image that shows the use of the guides: I have no problem placing a guide into my canvas, ...
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Photoshop rasterize layer style

I have a very simple psd file with 2 layers. The top layer has a layer style: This is how it looks: But when I try to rasterize the rounded rectangle layer, it turn it into this: It's missing ...