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How do I use Color Dodge and where do I find it? [closed]

I was going to do a filter but when I searched it I found that I needed Color Dodge. How do I get to it and what does it do exactly?
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Selecting Objects in the graphic without having to select the layer first [closed]

In previous versions of Photoshop, I was able to select (with my mouse) objects within a graphics, where I could click and then drag the object where I want to move it. Now I have to select the layer ...
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Why does a JPEGs file size increase after cropping and saving for web in Photoshop?

When I save my image for the web in Adobe Photoshop, the produced jpeg is larger than the original jpeg file. The only alteration done to the image is cropping. How is this possible? I am saving the ...
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How to design for large scale? [duplicate]

I'm interested to know the processes involved in designing for large scale output i.e. billboards/ banners. What Illustrator/ Photoshop document size should I work with. Do I work in a scaled size ...
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How can I make a caricature like a Who Was book in Photoshop?

My son wants to make a series of fake Who Was book with him and his friends on the covers. If you've never seen one, it's a whole series about famous people, with a caricature on the cover, like this: ...
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How to create 3D Box designs with User-Generated Dimensions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to learn how to make 3D Box Images in Photoshop. I need this for box designs of different sizes, and so I found this tutorial that makes it easy to create with the use of Photoshop Actions. ...
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Publishing a RAW file after retouching RAW in photoshop

Ive been requested by a magazine to supply photos in a RAW format. We get the files as RAWs from our photographer, but then touch them up / colour balance etc. Is there a way to then republish them ...
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Scale up image inside layer in PSD loses quality?

I'm an Android developer who knows not much about getting assets (pngs) from a psd or ai file to multiple resolutions that the Android platform needs. With Inkscape it's pretty straightforward. ...
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Is there a way to swap out one linked smart object in Photoshop CC 2014

I have multiple images using the same linked smart object, but I need to make changes to some individual images and want to link it to a new linked smart object. At the moment if I change one out, it ...
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PDF Alteration with Photoshop

A golden rule in graphic design is to always start with the source design files and re-export once the appropriate changes have been made. Often in digital printing in publishing this is not an ...
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How to Create this Stipple Grain Texture? [duplicate]

Wondering if anyone could help my create this specific type of stippling gradient effect used in the attached chair illustration. I'm getting pretty close but it's not quite as grungy and chunky. ...
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Photoshop CC / Drag windows / arrange icons into interface / how ?

In my old photoshop UI, I had the option to quickly click on the windows / arrange options. Now I have to go into Window (click) Arrange (another click) and then choose what I want ;( Where can I ...
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Import adjustment layer from Photoshop to After Effects

can I import - and use - adjustment layers from Photoshop to After Effects? I don't want to generate all my gradiation curves once again. Is there a chance?
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How may I transfer a frame animation from one PSD file to another?

How may I transfer a frame animation from one PSD file to another? Recently, I created a short frame animation of a logo in Photoshop CC. I would like to integrate this animation into a larger ...
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Animated gif in Photoshop only saves as html file

I created an animated banner ad in Photoshop CC and need to save it as gif. I used Timeline/Motion. When I "Save for Web" the second box from the top is set to "GIF". I click "Save" and the only ...
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Alternative tool to Photoshop that allows editing PSD files with “smart objects”?

Are there any other tools than Adobe Photoshop available that allow to edit PSD files that contain smart objects? (I checked GIMP but it doesn't support smart objects)
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Best photoshop way to colorize a photo [duplicate]

Whats the best way / route to have a colorized photo. Like this example > http://hyperakt.com/assets/about.jpg I'm guessing its something to do with a Blending Options / Layer, but just don't know ...
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Replace one layer with another in multiple Photoshop projects

I am creating a series of banners in five sizes. Each banner size represents its own .psd file. There is a logo on all banners and each series contains a different logo. Till now I inserted all ...
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How to make a layer have a backwards facing side (Transform warp)

I'm trying to "rip" the triangle of the green background in Photoshop Here's the triangle I start with: Then I use warp inside the transform tool to "rip" the triangle off This is what Ím trying ...
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How do I achieve this glow/blur highlight effect in Photoshop? [closed]

I've been trying to mess around with radial blurs and glows for a few hours, but nothing looks quite as good as this. Any insight would be much appreciated !
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how to type correct arabic in Photoshop [duplicate]

I want to type Arabic text in Photoshop, but the text appears disjointed and the letters do not connect at all. For example محمد appears as م ح م د. i m using OS X Yosemite , I'm not sure if the ...
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What is the best way to create partially extracted photos?

This is from a magazine but I was just wondering how this effect is done please see pink arrows showing areas of image that extends beyond where the background has been cropped. So its kind of like ...
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How can I extract cursor coordinate in Adobe Photoshop for use in Action script?

What I want to do in Photoshop (version CC, but I think this applies to any version) is label a point using count tool under my mouse's current position, and label it multiple times (for different ...
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Profile to use for JPG used on TV screens

At my job we have internal TV screens, with content airing throughout the entire company. This is a fairly new way of internal communications marketing. My group does several projects per month where ...
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How to make a fast loaded PDF file in Photoshop?

I'm making my resume in Photoshop CC. The design style I've used is totally flat, so no shadows, and no other effect. Before saving it, I put the background in transparent to make less space to the ...
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Photoshop filter menu is greyed out

Why is part of the menu greyed out? I need to access the blur gallery. The image is a .jpg. The mode is 8 Bits/Channel and RGB Color. I'm on Mac OS X Yosemite running Photoshop Creative Cloud ...
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How do I print in multicolor from Adobe Pagemaker 7?

I'm working on a 4-page newsletter for my college, and the only publishing software I'm good with is Adobe Pagemaker. I've completed 2 pages already, and they look real good. But the problem I knew ...
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How to change ( invert ) color on a high quality photo of a product?

There is a black leather with a yellow thread and my client wants me to change it to a medium gray leather with black thread ? I ve tried many ways but the naturals shadows on the leather where is it ...
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How can I create a batch action/macro to show lots of different typefaces to a client"?

I have prepared a logo for a client and for the typeface I want to just change the type and show him a prepared version of maybe 50 different typefaces that can go alongside the logo? (Alternatively, ...
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How can I create an animation from stills in photoshop without importing to layers? [duplicate]

Assuming there is a folder containing 200+ sequentially named jpeg files, would there be a simple way to import each of these stills into photoshop to create an animation, without the need to manually ...
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Should I read the tutorials or actually do it?

I am an intermediate graphic designer that uses Photoshop, I've created many pieces that I am very proud of and can stare at it all day long. Alright, let's get to the points. Many people that use ...
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Does Photoshop CS6 Lens Correction need to be done before other edits?

If I have a photograph and forgot to do Lens Correction for the lens used to take the photograph, and have subsequently done these operations: Crop Perspective Crop Levels adjustment per 50% gray ...
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Paste text in Photoshop without losing the line breaks

Whenever I copy and paste text (from any source) into Photoshop it all ends up on one line. Then I have to adjust it by hand. Is there a way to preserve the original line breaks? System: Photoshop ...
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How to create/draw this text box shape in Photoshop?

How to make this kind of shape in photoshop? text split in slash and add color. I know its basic stuff but I have no idea. Last time PS used was like 4 years back. Please help.. I am using ...
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Photoshop: Optimally arranging pictures of various sizes&aspects ratios into a new rectangular canvas

I have a bunch of images (about 15 of them) of various sizes and aspect ratios, which all need to be fitted into a large new blank image, in a sort of mosaic fashion. Since the images' sizes & ...
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Photoshop/ Illustrator Printing help? [duplicate]

I need to print a name board that's over 282' x 95' and i've come across a few issues; 1) Illustrator doesn't allow you to go beyond 227 inches 2) Photoshop allows this but im a little concerned ...
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Scripting In photoshop and Illustrator

I'm a graphic designer, but I have never been into coding, now I want to learn Scripting for adobe programs like photoshop and illustrator, What would be a good place for a non developer to start ...
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Photoshop CS6 white around transparent image [closed]

When I save for web or save my PSD in general to make it a PNG, when I upload it to my computer desktop background or into movvie maker, it has a white background around it. Screenshots: Before ...
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How do I please use a given resolution to design under Photoshop? [closed]

I have never done an app interface design before. I got this freelance work where I have to design the visual interface for an app working under Windows. My client says his ultimate device would be ...
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How to create a solid color background for a brush drawing?

Imagine I draw something with the brush tool in Photoshop CS5. I want to save the drawing as .png, but I want it to have a solid color background (white, for example) like here: But creating ...
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How to find out true dimesion, dpi of picture inside a powerpoint slide without it original JPEG file?

I have a big problem here is how to find out the true quality of picture inside a powerpoint slide and I dont have it original image in JPEG form. Please help me to solve this problem because my ...
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Saving PSD to PNG with layer transparencies loses layer effects

I've got a PSD of a shirt mockup that has several effect layers for highlights and shadows, and then layers for shirt colors. What I'm trying to do is use this in a web based editor where I can ...
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Saving all visible content over and over with ascending names in Photoshop

I make animation in photoshop by drawing a layer by layer,so my problem is that I want to ,by pressing a single button run an action, that would save the whole visible thing,the last layer and the ...
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Is there a way in photoshop to convert k values to alpha values?

Basically, I would like to make it so that the lighter a pixel is (the more white it has) the more transparent it becomes. Black pixels would be opaque, white pixels would be transparent. I currently ...
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Re-create a molecular / bubbles effect

I'm looking to re-create a specific effect – one I made before I think using a filter, but can't remember how I did it (see attached image) – have tried them all to no avail. The speckles have a ...
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How to set guides at exact positions / coordinates in Photoshop?

I am very new to Photoshop. I have created a 300px by 230px image. I'm trying to place 5 vertical guidelines at 0px, 57.5px, 115px, 172.5px, 230px. I've placed the whole numbers manually by pulling ...
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Photoshop to illustrator drag and drop [closed]

I'm working with a hand calligraphy piece which I've cleaned up in photoshop - removed specs etc and used magic wand to delete the background. When I try and then drag and drop this into illustrator ...
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What benefits are there to workflows using Images at 32-bits per channel?

To be clear, I'm referring to images that have a color depth of 32-bits per channel. Has anyone ever used images this large in a workflow – other than as RAW files directly from a camera? If so, why ...
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Things to consider when creating realistic highlights and dark reflections on metallic surfaces

I want to re-create this white (metallic) looking skin. I've seen some tutorials in a magazine on this. If I remember it correctly, the first step is to adjust the curve to a "W" shape. I don't ...
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What size pixels do I use for an 8.5x11 document for print? [duplicate]

I'm a graphic designer out of the loop for years. I want to get back in and focus on print. I need guidance. If working in photoshop, what's the best canvas size, pixels and resolution for an 8.5x11 ...