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Image Opens as Layer 0 rather than Background

In Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, I am opening an image (File > Open > Image), and when it opens, it isn't as a locked Background layer. It opens as Layer 0. How can I make my image open as the Background ...
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Content aware patching while keeping Smartobject?

TL;DR How do I use Content aware patching while keeping the layer as Smartobject? I'm currently creating a poster for cake selling of my school I'm a huge fan of working on Smartobjects only. ...
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What are the most important things that a beginner or learner or novice designer should care about or focus on while designing

I am new in designing field, i have started with photoshop currently in learning phase, Whenever i work on images or try to design something new on my own, i get confuse with the basic things like ...
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How can I change colors of a B&W graphic in Photoshop?

I have a black & white graphic, which I want to turn into a blue & yellow. Black → blue, white → yellow I can do the first part by creating a solid color layer and change the ...
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Can I extract and save background of a png image in photoshop?

I have an image that was sent to me as a png file that I can't display here because it's for a client. It has a background image--a design--with text and another image layered above it. I need to ...
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In photoshop how do I create an obfuscated window like this

I am trying to make a carbonless invoice for a client, however I need to create something like below to 'blank out' parts of the invoice on the copies. How would I fill a shape with random numbers, in ...
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In Photoshop, how do you make object shrink or grow by just dragging a layer over?

Take a look at this guy's video, at the part where he slides the sides of the table out and in to make the table longer and shorter. How do I create that effect in Photoshop? Here is his video: ...
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How to merge a set of small psd images into a printable A4?

I have a large set of different small images from the very same size (660 x 144 pixels, 120 pixels/centimiter) which I like to print in a A4 papaer. Is there some automated script that fit those ...
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does illustrator or photoshop change the dpi, ppi or alpha when using transparency? [closed]

I was enjoying the use of different transparency settings in both programs and was wondering if the simulated transparency would have any effect on the use of the images in different production ...
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Reverse Nearest Neighbor Algorithm in Image Scaling in Photoshop

Is there a way to reverse this method of image scaling in Photoshop? This is an example of what I mean: http://tech-algorithm.com/uploads/nneighbor01.png I need to reverse the process in order to ...
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What does the Dreamweaver grid layout refer to, and what is the standard?

I saw that in Dreamweaver, as well as in .psd, designers use guides to separate the page layout in 'grids'. I suppose this is tied to the idea of responsive web design, but I want to know why a ...
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Untenable rendering times (12+hrs) on simple 3D objects

I just upgraded to CC, and I haven't really done any 3D modeling before so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I made three fairly small objects: a table, a glass, and a beer bottle, as well as ...
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Perspective warp Photoshop CC

I am trying to change the perspective of the following picture so that it appears as if it's taken from the right lane of the road: What I have achieved so far with Perspective Warp tool is this ...
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What does align edges option do in different shapes tool in Photoshop?

When we select any shape tool say rounded rectangle tool then we get an option to align edges. My question is what does that option do?
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Create light with two layers of different levels Photoshop CC 2015

Consider following images: The second one is a darkened version of the first. How can I create car lights on the second image so that it takes (blends) pixel information from the first one to ...
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How to create this 3D gummibear font effect?

When I have some font, how can I make it look more 3D, like for example the letters in the gelini logo? I imagine one part is pumping them up and the other one to add shadows and highlights. Could ...
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Photoshop pattern gradients

Is there any way to have two patterns instead of two colors for a gradient? I am trying to make a terrain where by the two types of ground textures blend into each other with a gradient, which makes ...
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How to create clipping masks on only some part of a text?

So I have a text layer and an abstract photo on top layer. And I want to create a clipping mask (insert the photo into the text). But the thing here is that I don't want the entire text to be clipped. ...
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Seperate Image Differences on almost identical images

I am usually proficient in Photoshop but this one is really stumping me. I have two almost identical images and I need to separate the differences onto a new transparent layer for overlaying with ...
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How to create a gradient which fades an image to a background? [closed]

I would like to achieve in Photoshop this type of effect, to create a gradient which fades an image to a background. I hope you guys understand what I'm trying to say! Look forward to hear from ...
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Replace layer color with Photoshop

I've got this image of one of our products (baby bottle nipple) and I need to change its color to Pantone 7596, which is RGB 92, 61, 49: In Photoshop CS5, I first use the Magic Wand Tool to select ...
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How to create wavy weave lines pattern in Photoshop?

I am trying to duplicate the following image in Photoshop of weaved, wavy lines so I can make it higher resolution or vector but I'm not having any luck getting the pattern right. I have managed to ...
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Illustrator/Photoshop: how to get path points' coordinates?

Hi everybody In the picture there is a line with black points. While I know how to get the anchor points coordinates with the mouse cursor, I would love to know how to get the information of the ...
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How can I draw a rectangle that has a single concave face?

I wanted to draw this using Photoshop: However as you can see the dark green rectangle is not a perfect rectangle. It's rounded at the bottom but I don't know how to do this. I drew a normal ...
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Rough Smart objects problem in Photoshop

I am using Adobe CC(2015) latest version and the behaviour of the smart objects isn't normal. When I paste a vector from Illustrator to Photoshop, the vector looks low quality or rough. ORIGINAL IN ...
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Image Fourier Decomposition to save many images?

I wish to divide an image into 256 separate fourier layers and do some complex processing on them for an experiment and add them together again. Can i do it in photoshop or gimp or is there a ...
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Photoshop Texture Overlay

im just wondering how you would go about making this texture overlay in photoshop. im familiar with masks and blending modes but i just cant get it looking right. any help would be great. cheers
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Correct Spot Healing Brush imperfections and tattoo

(this is on adobe photoshop ) I wanted to modify this pic However, after deleting the stars, I got this As you can see there are some black marks... what should i do to get rid of them ? thx all ...
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photoshop - convert all caps text to lowercase

I have .psd with a large block of text that was printed via CAPS LOCK on. Is there a way to convert selected text to lowercase? I've tried everything in the character panel, but nothing will change it ...
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Batch replace image color

I have plenty of images made up with the same color, just like those: Now what I want is to change their "main" color from "#3d507d" to "#7C0A0A". I tried to do that by changing the ...
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How do I remove gaps between selections pasted into separate layers?

In the image attached A and B are two separate layers. They are two different selections pasted from the original image. If you look closely there are some transparent/opaque pixels between the two. ...
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How to show the dimensions of a document as a ratio

When we are using Image size window, width and height is displayed in percentage, pixel, inches etc. I need to get a pop up window showing the dimension of the document in ratios. Is this possible?
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Creating animation and exporting it as series of PNG files

I am keen to have a tool that allows me to generate a particle animation and export it as a series of PNG files with alpha transparency. This is possible to do so with GIMP/Photoshop by drawing ...
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how to save as each art-board as separate PSD file in photoshop cc 2015

I am using Photoshop CC 2015. It recently added an art board feature. I love it, but now issue I want to send my customer PSD file but they don't use CC 2015 so how they can see all of my artboards? ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Adobe CS5.5

I'm a graphic designer on a terribly limited budget and need a new laptop. I've been looking at the Acer Aspire V5-471 laptop, which has: 4GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3337u CPU @ 1.8GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz ...
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Photoshop Artboard has a weird 1px line around?

Can anyone tell me why artboard in Photoshop be bounded by a 1px line. How I can fix this? Thank you.
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What is an easy way to know the resolution of a smart object in Photoshop?

I'm working on a photomontage using smart objects and am wondering if there is an easy way to keep track of their resolution? I normally work in InDesign and find myself really missing my customized ...
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How can I simulate screen printing/offset colors in a non-destructive way

In screen printing or offset printing (or any other printing process that uses galzing colors) colors printed on top of each others mix together. This is similar to the multiply layer blend mode. ...
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Unable to build a shape in an individual layer - CS6

I can't seem to figure out how to create a shape that creates its own layer without it being created behind an other. How can I do this? This is what I'm trying to create: Instead I'm getting ...
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Opacity and Fill started to behave differently

I always assumed that when used on a layer that is set to normal, with no layer styles applied. For example if I have a white (brightness 100%) background and a black foreground (brightness 0%) and ...
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Critique: How should I place/format an informative text in a picture?

I am trying to advertise some discounts in Facebook and to do that I have to provide an image that has a small amount of text informing potential customers about the discount I am offering. I am ...
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How do I set a Photoshop image to just pure black and white, no grayscale?

i'd been googling for answers for this, all guides point me to make it grayscale, but actually it is still not enough, it still allows non-black(gray gradient). What I want is Suppose I ended up ...
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Making a frame of an asymmetrical shape with an even width in Photoshop

I am trying to create a frame of a star. I have tried duplicating and shrinking a whole star, and placing it over the original and deleting it to leave the edge. However, it doesn't result in an even ...
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How can I tell if my .psd file can be saved as a vector image? [duplicate]

I have designed a logo for a client in Photoshop CS6 (I know, Illustrator, Illustrator) and all of the active layers consist either of Photoshop-generated shapes or editable text, aka nothing is a ...
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Why should I make reponsive templates in Photoshop?

I am a designer and currently working on responsive web templates in Photoshop. I started to learn responsive designs just now after seeing its market need. As I am a designer so I started to try in ...
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Chroma keying in photoshop, but have reflected on the subject? [duplicate]

(Revisited) I originally posted this question, but wasn't logged in when it was posted. I'm a beginner portrait photographer and I recently shot a photo shoot using a green screen. It was suppose to ...
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What would be the best adobe product for creating wedding stationery? [closed]

Hi I create digital wedding invitations but am currently using serif software which is a little limiting. I am self taught and have used photoshop in the past (long time ago...) What would be the best ...
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Adobe Photoshop - “path” coordinates and “path stroke” behavior

I have some things I need to verify in using Adobe Photoshop. I am designing a "precise" dimension related image. It was an archimedian spiral. base on a tutorial I found on YouTube. I have to be ...
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How to quickly get inside of this magic wand tool border selection - complex image

Original image : http://orig10.deviantart.net/cf51/f/2013/234/c/1/_8__uscail_by_el_dark_core-d6jbjv0.png I need to get inside of this white border selection how to do it? Here the selection ...
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Chroma keying in Photoshop- problems with reflection

I took a few head shots for a friend recently. We were going to do it outside around or downtown area, but due to inclement weather had to use a green screen last minute. It was evenly lit, but ...