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How do I ensure a colour is flat (and not dithered) when exporting it from Flash?

What settings/methods are best for creating an animated gif with sharp image quality? Here's what I'm working with: http://demo.jessewhite.me/envelope/index.html This graphic is for a high-end ...
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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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Replace individual colors in multiple layers

The goal Replace individual colors in a multi-layer Photoshop document in a way that is flexible and efficient enough to be done a multiple times in the production process—like when I need to update ...
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Is there a way to create a dockable palette for Photoshop with ScriptUI?

I am using ScriptUI for the first time and would like to create a custom palette with several text boxes and buttons that can be conveniently docked into the Photoshop UI. Can this be accomplished ...
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Photoshop Action to combine Multiple Photos

Hey I'm trying to recreate this effect: I know it could be easily done manually. I'm wondering if anyone has come across a tutorial or knows how to create this automatically with actions in ...
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Is there an automated, configurable way to organize many layers into a sprite sheet grid with exact pixel coordinates in Photoshop?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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Some GIFs can't be opened in photoshop

I have a lot of .gif images which can be viewed by e.g. IrfanView, but not opened in photoshop. Photoshop says it can't interpret the file format module (I'm using it in German, so I don't know the ...
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Why does Color Dodge produce different results when applied to a group of layers, compared to when applied directly to the layers themselves?

In Photoshop, I can't figure out as to why this happens. I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with the color set to white and grey on a new layer. I duplicated the layer and then I put ...
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How can I create a spherical perspective grid in Photoshop or Illustrator

How can I create a spherical perspective grid (six point perspective) in Photoshop or Illustrator CS5 where the poles are shown on the top and the bottom (exactly like the image below). I have ...
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Transfer Photoshop animation timeline screenshots into After Effects?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could best transfer a Photoshop video timeline with screen shots to After Effects? I was creating a gif then it became a huge production of 301 ...
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Photoshop CC Extract Assets from layer, get individual assets, not entire layer as one single asset/png

it used to be that I was able to extract all assets from a layer in a PSD, by right-clicking that layer in Photoshop and choosing "Extract Assets". This would bring up a view showing all the assets in ...
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Photoshop: Transform or Scale layer via keyboard shortcut?

I am looking for a way to scale/transform a Photoshop layer using the keyboard only. Similar to the way this is handled in InDesign would be ideal, with a dedicated keyboard shortcut I can assign ...
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How auto-preview as a value changes in Adobe Photoshop CC?

For example, if I try to change the color of a text object it only updates the color of the text when I release mouse button. Similarly, when I am changing the opacity, it updates the new graphic only ...
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Extract Assets with CUSTOM Size, Format and quality?

I have a 1920x1080 PSD with many layers (close to a 100) of emeded assets that I need to extract at 66.67% (scaling down to a standard 1280x720). Is there a way to add a custom size on export? (all ...
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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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Fine Jewelry Editing

This is the image I'm editing: I'm trying to edit the image to look like the images below: But no matter what I do can't seem to get the paint to match when I paint the shank of the ring nor ...
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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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Can't color pick from external backgrounds in Photoshop CS5

Experiencing some weird behaviour in Photoshop CS5 on a Mac (Mavericks). I've tried resetting all tools, restarting Photoshop and made sure the image is RGB mode (8-bit) but the color picker won't ...
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Washed out colors when .psd file has big dimensions

I have a really big .psd (e.g. 2835 x 22677) and it's been exporting washed out images for some reason. I tried saving on different formats(png,jpg,etc...) but it didn't make any difference. On ...
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How to get around “single character” tool shortcut limitation?

I'm working on optimizing my workflow with the use of some extra shortcuts. I'm trying to assign shortcuts in the "Tools" category, but it won't let me add shortcuts other than single characters. ...
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Photoshop Linked Smart Object not 100% scale

Im trying to use the linked smart object function in some of my documents and mostly works well but Im having some weird problem that happens sometimes. Ill do the same thing with placing a linked ...
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How can I create an action in Photoshop cs6 to batch “change image background to white”?

I need to batch convert high resolution product images that need to be separated out from it's background through layer/vector mask +/or channels without using the selection tools. I Have tried to ...
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change various colours automatically to white in photoshop if there are not in the swatches

I'm trying to get 12 colours plus white (so 13) on my images. I have various shades of colours that appeared which I would like to transform to white. Any ideas how to do this ? Many thanks !
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How to automate a batch of varible data jobs with Javascript?

I want to do the same thing that is mentioned here except I want to use Javascript to invoke the command. I am assuming there should be an object that handles this, and I can pass an array or object ...
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How to create text layers from array of strings in Adobe Photoshop?

I have an array or multidimensional array full of string values. I woud want to use each array key of my array as name of a layer, and their values as text to put within that layers. Is it possible to ...
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Saving each layer as serparate file but with master template

I recently figured out how to save each layer as a separate file in photoshop. I do this when editing a gif image. Now, however, i have a layer below (layer 0) and a layer on top(72) and i want ...
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Is there a script to import & apply data sets to a PSD?

I have a .psd file which is a template for data. Layers are defined to match dataset variables. I will need to populate this template regularly with different data, so I'm looking for a script to do ...
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How to create a grunge/spray-paint text effect in Photoshop?

Please show me how I can achieve below effect for text: Those random ink spray spots, shapes are basically transparent so it will show the color of whatever the background is (black in this case). ...
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Readable/clearer type on 3D rotated images

I'm using a lot of 3D rotated images, especially in mockups. I've always noticed that text become slightly less clear when they're rotated. I've always accepted this, since I thought there was no way ...
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Photoshop wrap around edges blur

Ho to blur the image, with as much less efford as possible, so the blur wraps around the edges I want to blur HDRI maps
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How can I render a 3D crystal object?

I've been trying to make pretty much exactly this crystal: http://wallpapersus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/abstract-crystal-digital-art-3d.jpg Now, the only thing I've used is Photoshop CS5, and ...
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Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 ...
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How to make a curved pattern line in Photoshop

I'm not really sure what else to call it, but my goal basically is to create various locations on a map and have them connect with a curved progress bar-like line. Like this: I'm familiar with the ...
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Smart Objects NOT properly displayed once pasted in Photoshop CS6

everyone... I've been experiencing this little issue for the last 2 days and I have no idea why is this suddenly happening. The thing is that I'm used to copy any object/path and then paste it into a ...
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Photoshop anti-aliasing methods for print and web

In Photoshop you're provided with: None Sharp Crisp Strong Smooth My assumption is that there's utility beyond just "how it looks." Which anti-aliasing method that most accurately depicts ...
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Smart Object Layer Visibility with Layer Comps

I wanted to create a set of layer comps but ran into a problem when trying to toggle the visibility of layers within a smart object. Let's say I have a document with smart object. I want 1/5 layers ...
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Replace color for all layers

I have a file with about 500 layers, and I need to replace a color in all of them. I looked through different solutions here and elsewhere, and they all suggested using an adjustment layer or ...
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Why is the stack mode icon grayed out and unavailable for use

I have a full copy of Photoshop CS6 extended loaded on Mac OSX Mavericks, into which I imported 10 images from Adobe Lightroom as layers. I transformed the 10 images into a smart object and am ...
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Making Text Not Working?

I am trying to design a cool looking design but I was in the middle of masking the text when it just wouldn't let me anymore. No error message or anything came up but it just got to a point where it ...
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How to replace different smart objects with one single smart object in Photoshop CS6

I have what is probably a simple question, however I can't figure it out and I've looked all over the internet. I currently have a photoshop file that has 7 different layers in it. The layers are ...
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How to slice this pattern for HTML/CSS

I want to slice this element: So it's only, for example, 20 x 20 px. I can't do this normally; if I slice this image, and repeat it then I do not have a beautiful background. How can I slice it ...
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Photoshop - Can't fill in pixels with pencil tool

I'm using the pencil tool with a 1 px brush. I'm trying to fill in some pixels, but in the pictures below there are certain pixels I cannot fill in. If I use the pencil tool on them, nothing happens. ...
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Animating 3 minute countdown timer in Photoshop

What would be the fastest way to animate 3 minute countdown timer in Photoshop? The countdown is in the following format: HH:MM:SS. I thought about creating three groups of layers: hours, minutes and ...
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Photoshop - converting text to smart object before printing

I just finished designing a piece which is 90%+ photography. In PSD, I had to touch up the photos and do sharpening, brightening, etc. Then I put small text captions on top of the photos. Rather than ...
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Photoshop - Difference between two images

I will try to explain my problem in few words. I have an image representing a person. Thanks to my code I manage to compute the background subtraction and have the resulting shape of the person in HSV ...
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Photoshop Action to Make Coloured Shapes from Swatch Library

This might be a bit farfetched for Photoshop, but I was wondering if there was the possibility of creating an action to make 42 rectangles by sourcing the colour from 42 swatches in the Swatches ...
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How to paste from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing aspect ratio?

I have vector artwork that is not aligned to a pixel grid in Illustrator. In CS5, I would be able to paste the vector object as a smart object into Photoshop file that was larger than the illustrator ...
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Resize text with bounding box and character styles - Photoshop C6/CC

Here is a video with the bug: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHJ1zvCed0 Resizing text with the bounding box can't be restored by character styles. No matter what you do, you have to create a new ...
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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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Adobe Photoshop XY coordinates export

I have tried to use amrok's script (given here). I'm trying to export the XY coordinates of corner points of a selection - ideally to a text file... Would you be able to help?