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Set fonts per document

Like many people, I have hundreds of fonts installed in my library. Is there any way to set fonts available on a per document basis for Adobe apps (or any other apps for that matter)?
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Adding replaceable text to Smart Objects

I've started to use Smart Objects because you only have to edit them once to modify all instances of the object. I have run into a problem though. I want to add replaceable text to a Smart Object so ...
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Does the eyedropper in Photoshop CS5 behave differently than in CS6?

I'm having this weird issue where I received PSDs to work on, and I'm on a Mac if that has anything to do with it, and I've eye-dropped colors here and there from the darkest pixel whenever the ...
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How can I make Photoshop not change colors on export?

I have a color #840608 somewhere on my web page and it is coded as #840608 by HTML and it displays as #840608 by all browsers plus it is recognized as #840608 by screen analyzing utilities. Now in ...
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Disable Horizontal Scroll in Photoshop

I'm working with a tall, narrow document in Photoshop, and I'm using a trackpad. Is there any way I can lock horizontal scrolling so that when I use my trackpad to scroll, it only moves up/down?
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Exporting shape layers to SVG without buying Illustrator

I have Photoshop CS6, but I don't have Illustrator. Can I export shape layers to SVG, perhaps using a plugin?
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How do I create a layer mask that only shows non-empty pixels of masked layer

I want to create a mask that only displays a region of the masked layer, most of which is transparent. But the current result is I get a ton of black pixels. How do I achieve the transparency of the ...
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Fonts not loading in PS - CS6 after installation [closed]

I have been forced to repeatedly install the same font over and over. The font is called Avenir. It's a paid font. I install it and I can use it. But, when I close Photoshop, and re-open at another ...
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Why are these guidelines appearing on my image in Photoshop 2014?

Since updating to Creative Cloud, Photoshop 2014, guidelines have started appearing. In trying to screenshot it I figured out it occurs when pressing the Ctrl key on an editable layer. However, I'm ...
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Can Illustrator CS6 open a Photoshop CS6 File and export the image as a vector Graphic? If so, what is the image type?

I am unfamiliar with Illustrator and have created graphics in Photoshop I need to export/save as vector graphics. Can I open a PS file in Illustrator and save or export the image as a vector graphic? ...
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Autosizing Textbox in Photoshop

I was wondering if there was a way to autosize a drawn out textbox to fit the height of the text in PS. Something similar to inDesign where if you double-click the bottom-center draggable point of the ...
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Is there a quick way of converting multiple files from JPG to PNG in photoshop?

I made a rookie error and accidentally saved about 20 images in Photoshop as .jpg files rather than .png files. Is there a quick way I can convert all these files to a .png format at once rather than ...
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Including detail in Image Trace with Adobe Illustrator

So I have some designs that I'm trying to get print ready. They're all 1 to 2 colors and were designed in Photoshop at 8 inches x 8 inches and 300 dpi. I didn't realize, but the designs actually need ...
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How to batch resize several logos in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I have several logos to resize with the same size of 600px x 160px with a file size no less than 200kb in size using only .jpg or .png file format. How can I do this in Photoshop as a group/batch?
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Why a bigger picture than page is enlarged rather than shrinked in InDesign?

We want to prepare a book for electronic publishing on iPad by using InDesign. Hence in the InDesign's Document Setup we entered as intent 'Digital Publishing' and as page size 2048px X 1536px. We ...
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Photoshop CS5 - How to assign position and dimensions from one object to another?

I am currently updating an old document that I don't recall how I created the first time around. What I would like to do is to take the size and position of an existing object that underwent a free ...
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How to achieve this coffee powder photo effect?

I am interested in how to achieve this coffee cream/powder effect using Photoshop. I have spent quite some time trying to figure this out, but wasn't successful. Using a clipping mask to apply ...
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How to make type in Photoshop match that on a scanned image

I have scanned some text, and I need to add a name in matching type and style. I have tried, but it's not as jagged as the scan, and doesn't look the same. How do I make the added type match the ...
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Crop to specific size (not a ratio of it)

Perhaps CC / CC (2014) specific... I'd like to crop several images to a specific size. Previously, I would set the size in the crop tool and happily run through a few images and have them all crop to ...
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How do I create a 'inner glow ring' in Photoshop CS5?

I would like to make a ring that has a faint inner glow ala this image: I've tried first creating a circle, then applying a layer mask with a radial gradient from pure black to pure white, but ...
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How to think outside of photoshop [closed]

is photoshop the reason so many self taught designers get stuck at being bad? I have always wondered whether if photoshop used as is has either helped me or caused great waste of skills for the ...
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Photoshop — How to stop patch tool from smudging nearby pixels as last step? (quick video demo)

I've created a very, very short video displaying my problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hobFes92_Fg&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Its a pretty succinct issue. Photoshop's patch tool is pretty ...
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How would Forbes' design team create these photos? [duplicate]

There's a gallery of The Best Advestment Advice of All Time where all of the portraits have the same effect applied. What would that be called, and how can I do something similar using Adobe ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6. Glyphs doesn't work [closed]

Here is images to show a problem: Why it paste default symbol?
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Photoshop Script change each successive image

I have a script that batch processes images, adding a radial blur on the blue channel. What I want to do is change the radial blur's origin or centre point in each successive image. Is there a way of ...
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Removing Highlights/Making highlights less harsh and “warmer”

I have a pretty basic digital drawing, using a wood texture. The problem I have is the texture has highlights on one side that don't match the rest of the wood. I have tried just putting a brown color ...
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Access to all glyphs from OTF font in Photoshop CS6 (Mac OS)

I have downloaded font and saw this video. Here author show, how to use all glyphs in Illustrator. But how to use it in Photoshop? I tried to find symbols in Fonts.app, copy it and paste to photoshop ...
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Making existing icons flat

How can I make existing icons flat? I tried to find any tutorial about this, but there is almost none. Is there anyone that knows about this stuff? For example: ...
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How can I separate a stroke from the raster image in Photoshop?

I've added a stroke to a rasterised image (Edit -> Stroke). Now, how do I select the stroke so I can copy it into a new layer and delete the current layer, leaving me with just the outline of the ...
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode?

NOTE: I'm a systems administrator, not a graphic designer, so I'm a total n00b when it comes to image manipulation. That being said, I thought this would be the best forum to ask this question: I am ...
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How do I place a picture onto Photoshop without creating a canvas?

How do I place a picture in Photoshop without creating a canvas. If I open a new document in Photoshop, I am prompted to open a new canvas, but when I place the image unto the new canvas and try to ...
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Photoshop: Move selection without moving pixels

How do you move the selection in photoshop (marching ants) without moveing any part(pixels) of the selected layer?
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I want to blur out a part of a video.

How can I do this without separately touching up all 150 frames (layers) in Photoshop. I'm using the blur tool. Thanks, Cindy
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Smoother animation in Photoshop?

I created a .gif animation in Photoshop, but the motion seems very "jumpy" instead of smooth. It's just some text that rises. What can I do to make it a smooth move?
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Small outline icons from illustrator to photoshop

I had created 24x24 pixels size outline icons (width: 1 pixel) on AI6 and I also used the Path/Outline stroke at the end. When I paste it as shape layer, smart object etc. to Photoshop it looks fuzzy. ...
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Work with multiple selections simultaneously in Photoshop

I am using Photoshop CS5 to work with an image that will be composed of about forty separate pieces that I want to be able to move and rotate independently, something like a jigsaw puzzle. I don't ...
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How do I stroke a circle path with an arrow brush?

I need to draw a cirlce and stroke it with an arrow style brush. I want to arrows to rotate along with the circle and not all stay the same direction. Can I do this in photoshop?
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What is the best program for image optimizing for the web?

What programs besides Photoshop are good for saving and optimizing images for web?
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GIMP: the closest thing to Photoshop's smart object?

I've been learning GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop, which I haven't been using for design purposes for more than 5 years now. I discovered that there is a new interesting thing called the smart ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Photoshop Pixelated Results?

I'm a web designer, and my old (non retina) Macbook, Photoshop used to produce clear images and text both in Photoshop and out of Photoshop when the final images had been saved as a png or jpg. ...
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Resize multiple paragraph text frames in photoshop

in Photoshop CS2 is it possible to resize (and not transform) more than one paragraph text frames at a time? can you help me please? many thanks!
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Photoshop resize image to specific size, keep proportion?

I'm struggling with this. I have a lots of (big) images that I need to re-size to a specific smaller dimension. The important thing is to keep the aspect ratio and don't do any weird stretching to the ...
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Protecting against copyright?

I hired someone to help me do some photoshop work. I told them to make screenshots for my game. I also gave them a picture where they have to change the items in it to look like the same object as it ...
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How to colorize an image as in the example?

I have seen such an effect being used in many places however I haven't figured out how to replicate it via Photoshop. I have tried desaturating the image, placing it under a layer of solid colour and ...
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Edit a png file that cannot be edited

Is it somehow possible to edit the color of something that's in a .png file that cannot be edited? I'm trying to change colors of icons in a .png file that's used as a .css sprite. The originals are ...
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Crop image while keeping center point

I have an animation that is split up in ~20 individual images that I use for a mobile game. The game engine I use will take all the individual images and compile them into a sprite sheet for me. My ...
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Is there a shortcut for the last used tool?

I know this question sounds really simple; I'm a beginner with Photoshop. I'm learning about the different tools. Is there a keyboard shortcut for accessing the last used tool? If not, would it be ...
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Restore Photoshop Text Layer Name Auto-Updating?

Text layers in Photoshop will auto-update the layer name with the text content of the layer unless you manually edit the layer name in the layers panel. Then it retains the manually entered layer ...
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Turning pixel brightness into transparency in single-hue image

I'm looking for a way to take single-hue images and turn their brightness into opacity in Photoshop. At the simplest, say you have a flat green circle on a white background (as an already saved ...