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Create infinity/tunnel effect with one object/layer

Im sorry if the title is somehow misleading or false, but i dont know how to express it accurately. Lets say you have a picture of a old railway. After a few meters the railway changes its direction, ...
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Photoshop shows sort of Inner Shadow on Images by Default

I'm having issues with Photoshop CC (CS6), when I create a any type of document Photoshop seems to have a little Inner Shadow on the left and right sections of the template/image. I though it might ...
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Photoshop Batch save under unique names when cutting images apart

I am trying to batch process images that need to be cut into multiple smaller images. I have an action that opens an image, then selects a portion of it, copies, creates a new image, pastes, then ...
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Photoshop 3D object looks high quality only when moving it

I am working on some textures for 3D .obj files in photoshop cs6 extended. The objects look pretty pixelated and low quality, but when I move the object mesh, or scene, or camera, it instantly renders ...
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How do I Transfer the animation from my smart object to my real file

I am using photoshop cs4 currently, but I have photoshop cc at home. I want to know if there was a way to transfer the animation I've worked on the smart object to the original project.
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Why color dodge applied to a group(not the layer in it) produces different result compared to when applied to just a layer which is not grouped?

I cant figure out as to why this happens:I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with color set to white and gray on a new layer.I duplicated the layer and then i put the duplicated layer ...
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Photoshop Save for web batch not saving the right “Save For Web” size

I am using Photoshop CS4 Version 11.0.2. I make an action called Resize to 388px. I record the action as follows: Start Recording Image Image Size Adjust size of image down to 388px. File Save for ...
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Photoshop: How would you illustrate a video signal?

I'm working on an infographic that depicts a satellite "beaming" down a video signal to a receiver on planet Earth. How exactly would one design this video signal? I don't want the viewer to think ...
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Export layers to files sized according to content of layer

Sorry for the confusing title. What I did was scan 3-4 photos at a time and then crop those photos into new layers per scan and then I combined them all into one .psd file. So what I have now are ...
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Is there a way to swap objects in Photoshop?

In Photoshop CS6 I have a lot of (smart) objects perfectly spaced out but in the wrong order. All the objects are the same size. Is there a way to swap the location of a object with another one? ...
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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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PS CS6: brush/cursor: Can't change from crosshair to precise when too small brush size

The problem is that when I'm using small enough brush, it seems I can't have anything else than a crosshair. For example, if I'm using brush of size 4px and I'm in 25% zoom. Nothing wrong with ...
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Photoshop: Undoing after shift-clicking with brush

This is something very basic, but annoys me since ever. Using the brush tool (B), I can click at point "A", then shift-click at point "B". A line is drawn from "A" to "B". Simple and effective - I use ...
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How to use predesigned gui elements in Photoshop

I have been designing Web and Mobile UI for a while and I have found many resources on pre-designed GUIs on the internet. Is there any way in Photoshop where I can save these GUI and to use it on new ...
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How to find font in PSD?

How do I find which layers has a specific font family in a PSD with many layers, groups and several different font families?
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Why can't I turn off swash?

I have some text that has the OpenType swash feature applied. I'd like to turn it off, but I can't, as the swash option is greyed out. How do I turn off swash when swash is greyed out? What I'm ...
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tool and guide for creating high quality and small size basic shapes for mobile application

I have just join this now. I am working on creating few images, custom icons and 9 patch for use in my mobile application. For this I am using Adobe Photoshop CC but not satisfied with resolution ...
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How to reduce screenshot dimensions for putting in a macbook mockup?

I need to put a screenshot(of a desktop application) in a macbook mockup. But I'm facing some issues. The mockup I have wants a screenshot of 2880x1800px but my system screen is not that big. I have ...
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How to change the time format when opening a video with Photoshop CS6?

It is possible to open videos with Photoshop, I use this functionnality in order to measure the speed of an animation on my screen after recording it with OBS. It would be very handful if I could set ...
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Photoshop Actions: Export with exact pixel size, not percentage

When I record actions, I put in the pixel size I want it to save as (1000x1000) for web export. For some reason, it will only replay this action and resize based on a scaling percentage. Is there a ...
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How to remove the background color from and animated GIF image?

How to remove or change the background color of an animated GIF image? I would like to remove the background color from the attached image.
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Why do pixel dimensions seem different between Photoshop and my OS?

I'm trying to get the image on the left a size that will fit inside an image mail merge I have created in Microsoft Word. The length for the image "box" in Word seems to be 358px long when I measure ...
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Losing outlined text from inDesign to JPG

Ok ... I designed a book cover in Adobe InDesign. The book is an anthology, Hellfire Lounge #4 ... The subtile "Refelections of Evil" is typed in InDesign, turned into layers. Yellow fill, no outline. ...
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How do you edit or simply add color to downloaded vector Icons?

I would like to know how to edit vector icons (that I downloaded from set) in photoshop. I know this is probably a stupid question but i have been following a tutorial which involved downloading a ...
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Layer Masking in Photoshop CS 6

What would be the best way to subtract the radial (shape 1) lines from the grey ellipse (ellipse 1) so that the background image (ios7 wallpaper) would be visible as a "notch" effect and so the ...
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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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Photoshop how to crop a picture within a layer (initial bounding rectangle is empty error)

Original posts: Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly I tried asking on the original post, but it says I need 50 comments or participations to post a comment. Sorry for the confusion. I was ...
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Photoshop CS5 Type Tool frustration!

So I choose the type tool and key in 2 words. I want to change the the 2nd word to a different color. I select the second word and change its color on the Options bar. The following strangeness ...
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How to determine Photoshop layer in terms of bytes?

Is there a way to determine how large a specific Photoshop layer or group is in terms of bytes?
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Alpha for each layer

How can I set a script that applies an alpha channel for each layer in the PSD file? An action makes it for one layer only. I`d like to have an ability to automate it for a bunch of layers.
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How to Stop PS6 Vanishing Point Tool Pixelating Images

I've always run into this issue, and diving into it a bit more today, I can't seem to figure out 'HOW' to stop the PS6 vanishing tool from pixelating my website mock-ups! I often mock-up web ...
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Overlapping Text Appears Fuzzy in PDF

I have a custom font with symbols that overlap other symbols for an effect. An example is an arrow that overlaps the next symbol. In photoshop, when I export to pdf, the overlapped symbols appear ...
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Import/export clipping path only from Photoshop?

I'm working with another designer and we exchange PSD's where we both create clipping masks for objects in the photograph. As the files are quite big, I was wondering if there is a way to only ...
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Applying a fill to multiple layers using Option/CMD + Delete in Photoshop CS6

Similar to what can be done in Illustrator is there a way to apply one fill to multiple selected layers with or without the hotkey, Option/CMD + Delete vs. applying the fill to each individually?
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How do I set Extras to be off by default when I start up Photoshop 7?

I don't know what setting changed, but every time I start up Photoshop 7 for Windows, View → Extras is checked, and a grid overlay appears on the image pane. I'd like to set the default to View → ...
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Same pattern does not apply to duplicate layer in Photoshop

I've made some random text in photoshop. I want to make that text look like mirror image, like in picture below: But the problem that I'm facing is, that I'm using pattern overlay effect on my ...
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My options to link large image into AI file

My .psd file has a resolution of 6m x 3m @ 150 DPI. This makes it 35433px x 5906px in size. Photoshop CS6 saves the file as .tiff or .psb only. When I first import into Illustrator I get an error that ...
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Clipping a photo to a rounded gradient background

I have a photo I removed the background from, leaving only the human models - 3 people sitting in front of a computer. I need the new background to be gradient filled and the left bottom corner of the ...
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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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How to Set JPG Type as The default save type in Photoshop CS6

Is there any option to save a file only in .jpg file format in Photoshop CS6? Actually I don't want to take any scrolling to indicate JPG mode when I'm going to save or save as an image.
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How to create photo effect like Under the skin

I'm want create photo-effect like this I'm guess it 2 layer blend or mask with the subject(woman) and forest but how I re-create it in Photoshop Thanks
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*.png file seems to increase in filesize without any change

I have to save my images as png-8, 300ppp, with Photoshop CS6 and always works good. But today, the same image yesterday was 250kb, today is 1.1MB, without making any change. Can somebody help me, ...
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Purple text on dark background too blurry when uploading to facebook (saved as png)

I'm going nuts here. I'll try to be straight to the point. I'm using Photoshop CC and have this dark background image for a poster with some text info. Sentences in white, three infos in purple, ...
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Pixelated outline circle

I have no photoshop experience i am a developer i am trying to create a outline of a circle but it always looks pixelatted. I have attached my attempt. Can someone please help or point my to a ...
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Photoshop - How to apply an indexed color palette when saving individual slices using “Save for Web”?

I'm basically trying to optimize "Save for Web & Devices" in Adobe Photoshop for pixel art. What I want is to apply an indexed color palette to all the individual images saved when using the ...
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match color of brighter area to the darker within the same image

I want to match the dark area on the bottom right of my image to the bright area on the top left. I have tried equalizing and working with levels to no avail. Thanks
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Can I get more info added to my Custom Output Settings in Photoshop (dimensions/color mode)?

When saving for the web, Photoshop lets you set some default Output Settings for the filename. Some of these options include the documents name, today's date, and the various slice names. I would like ...
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connect the 2 path using photoshop

I have attach a jpeg that has a 2 path disconnected. I would to like to connect it. Pls advice
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How to create this header background in Photoshop

I'd like to know how to create the header background in the following image (taken from here). I'm referring to the grid of images behind the search box. Clearly those are just square colored images ...
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White border around picture after saving in Photoshop

I'm making a logo in PS which is gonna go on a website. It is supposed to be just the logo and the main background of the webpage. But when I either save in .png or .gif format I get a small white ...