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How can I extend the background of an image?

I have purchased this stock image: I wish to extend the pebble background substantially, to fill the image around 4x wider, keeping the same height. So far I've tried: Using PS CS5 ...
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Is there a way to generate a spline centered within a font? [duplicate]

I would like to do something that seems simple, but I can't find anything on the web. Does anyone know of a way to take a font and generate a spline that follows the center of the font's stroke? I ...
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How to revive an old children's book?

I have a scan of an old children's book that contains both graphics and text. I want to revive the book for my children, while preserving as much as possible from the original layout and ...
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Making handles around a path fit the size of that path

I've just been using some UI templates and in some cases, the 'bounding box' for transformations is huge compared to the actual object in it. For example, I have a little 'back arrow' shape probably ...
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General name for these type of images

What is the general name for these images with lots of icons and small items sketched (or outlined), they are quite popular these days. Evernote and Whatsapp for example uses them: ...
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align text to curve but keep vertical orientation of letters

In Photoshop, I am trying to align the baseline, x height, and cap height of some text to a curve, but I'd like to keep the vertical orientation of the letters strait up and down, and not let the ...
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How to Export fonts, Layer Styles, and other settings of Photoshop CS6 from one machine to another

Well, Let me put it this way, I had a PC on which I use to do all my designing work. It was like a home for me, I had all fonts installed, Layer styles saved, Swatches, and many more things. But ...
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Same looking gradient on different heights in photoshop

I have this site Site Link where I use gradients on the background. When you for example switch between site "Leistungen" & "Referenzen" you will see that the background darkness from the ...
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How can I achieve shadows only at the corners of a rectangle? [duplicate]

I'm looking to recreate this effect in Photoshop by giving a shadow only to the corners of the rectangle (in this case a sticky note):
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Preserve colors from Windows 7 Paint into Photoshop

I've been without Photoshop on my laptop for a few months and have been working with Microsoft Paint on some UI mock-ups. Now that I have Photoshop (CS6) on my laptop the colors are completely ...
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How to apply a layer to multiple open images in photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CS6. I have 40 images that have a transparent background open. I would like to apply a layer (a fill with gradient) to each of the 40 images without having to manually select ...
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What is HSB really?

Can any of my graphics designer friends explain HSB to me? I know it's hue/saturation/brightness and I know what those three do (for the most part)... I understand the algorithm of creating colors ...
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Is there a way to make Photoshop CS6 work with touchscreen monitors?

I have a 15.6" touchscreen laptop and I would like to be able to use the touchscreen in Photoshop. It works fine in Illustrator but for some reason Adobe didn't make Photoshop compatible with touch ...
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Save for Web with Layer Mask

I have an image which has a layer mask so that the image fades to transparent. However when I try to export the image (Save for Web) as a PNG the layer mask is lost. What am I doing wrong? Can this be ...
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Width and height pixels reduction with specific height and width

I am trying to reduce the pixels of an image for the web, but it looks very bad (for exam). 3200X1200 pixels is the original size of the image, but I would like to convert it to 530x411 for my web ...
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Disable link to copied smart objects

I have several smart objects I want to duplicate and preserve the layer style. However, when I modify one of the objects it also changes every copied smart object to match the modified one. Is there ...
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How to achieve this disappearing effect?

Please look at the below image: As you can see, the right side of the image looks blurry. I've tried to use blurry filter and eraser with 0% hardness but doesn't work :( How can I achieve this ...
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Photoshop's “Actual Pixels” display wrong

In 12 years of using Photoshop I've never seen an issue like this. I have a picture. When I choose Vɪᴇᴡ ▶ Aᴄᴛᴜᴀʟ Pɪxᴇʟs the image is displaying incorrectly on my monitor. On the left is what my image ...
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How to recreate this gradient?

I saw a similar question has been asked but did not have a good answer. I want to recreate the gradient on the screenshot I attached. I couldn't figure out this hard gradient effect. I have tried ...
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Remove white thin border from exported PNG from Photoshop

I have a branding logo saved as a PSD Photoshop file. I'm exporting it to the PNG format with relevant size, but the exported PNG image has a thin white border around the logo. How can I remove this ...
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What's the difference between Monitor RGB and sRGB?

Since the output is web, RGB is choosen, but is there any difference between "Monitor RGB..." and "sRGB..."? In Photoshop, they are both under color settings > working spaces > RGB
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How do I identify text layers as individual PMS colors?

I am getting a product label printed and the printer is asking that the text in the PSD file to be identified as PMS colors. I renamed the title of the layers to the specific color (e.g. Pantone 116) ...
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Creating a drop shadow on one side of a shape

I am trying to recreate this effect (see photo) from the HipMunk Android app and I am having some issues as the shadow is coming out other sides on the shape. I just want the shadow out of the right ...
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How to read style information from PSD Programmatically

We have a base design for a web site which includes different control and thier placement which is mostly constant. Every time we get a new requirement, what we have to do is copy the old design and ...
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Is there a way how to replicate the subpixel rendering look of Windows/Outlook/browsers in Photoshop?

I would like to replicate the antialiasing made by my browser in photoshop. Look at this picture: It is 500% image of standard 13px Arial #464646 font. First line is screenshot from browser(chrome), ...
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How to create a concrete surface texture to use as background

I am trying to achieve this noisy background behind the cards. How can I recreate this effect?
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How can I create realistic business card mockups?

I'm trying to produce the effect in the below image: I'd preferably like to do this with Photoshop or Illustrator. How can this be accomplished?
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Can I open a psd file with Sumopaint?

Sumopaint is an online photoshop like web-based utility, I am trying to open a psd file with the free online version but it does not open. Can we open a psd file with Sumopaint, if yes how?
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How to add a color gradient to a picture

I felt in love with the way this graphic designer, called Mariusz, has edited this picture. It would be fun to produce something like this for myself. Anyone has some ideas on how to create such a ...
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How do I change all instances of a color to another in photoshop?

I am have created an image that has elements in it from another image that I didn't have a psd for. The elements in question are black(#000000). How exactly can I change all of these elements to a ...
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What are good alternatives to adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)?

Is there any professional software (for Mac) that I can use to replace some of the adobe software like InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator? I don’t mean one that replaces all, but the equivalent of ...
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What techniques are there to create a geometric diamond pattern in Photoshop?

I cannot figure out how to go about making a pattern similar to this one: I know it must be relatively simple but I cannot wrap my mind around creating a consistent repeating pattern. thanks!
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Is there a way to set up text tabs in Photoshop?

I have versions CS4 through CS6. I have a nice numbered list and I'd like to align things. Is there any way to set up tabs rather than letterspacing or splitting the text into separate layers? (I ...
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Trying to edit a smart object by using my own image, but it shows up massive and I can't scale it down [closed]

I'm using this template: (source) I have my own image that is 1136 * 640: the size of the smart object that depicts the contents of the iPhone 5 screen. When I drop my image onto the smart object, ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Get width of paragraph text in pixels by script

Is there any way to get the width of the text inside a paragraph box? The measurement would not take into account the wrapping. That is, it would equal the sum of each wrapped line. I'm not asking ...
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Moving a shape with a gradient overlay means the color of the shape changes (moving across the overlay)

I have quite a simple problem but after much searching I can find how to do it. Basically, I have a folder of shapes and a Gradient Overlay applied to the folder to apply to all shapes. This looks ...
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Photoshop print to postscript outputs incorrectly as 8.5X11

Our normal workflow with CS5 was printing the .psd to .ps (postscript), and then processing the .ps with Distiller to .pdf. Under CS6, I don't know if it's me or the version I am using, but all ...
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Photoshop: Batch Fit Image x Bicublic Sharper?

1) By File -> Automate -> Fit Image..., we can fit images of any size or orientation into a particular frame size. But we cannot specify the resample method, like Bicublic Sharper. In fact we ...
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Paper specks/mockup design?

What I'm trying to achieve is here: The Volcano by Yoga Perdana Not the logo itself but the mockup that's used. The paper kind of look with the tiny white specs and scratches here and there. It ...
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Easy way to set text style across documents

Sometimes when I click a color with the eye dropper in Photoshop CS 6, the color of a text layer in my document will change to that color. Oddly enough, this happens only one and I cannot duplicate ...
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Best workflow to save an image in 3 different sizes

In Photoshop, I want to create 3 different sizes of the same logo. There will be some differences in the look of the logo depending on target screen size. I believe the slice tool is what I want but ...
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How to create a cartoon effect to the most basic sketch?

How would I go about creating an effect such as the people in this image. I like the simplicity of only a few colors and shapes. Is there a filter I could use?
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How to create a noise texture like this website's

How would I go about making a texture similar to the one used throughout this site: Is it some kind of noise pattern?
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How to make this gradient drop shadow?

I have messed around with a few options, but have not come up with a good solution to recreate this gradient drop shadow effect.
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Dark images print with low contrast

I am a web developer and want to make a physical portfolio. I have tried various settings in photoshop and for my printer (HP officejet pro 8600) and my lighter theme web sites come out fine but my ...
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How to remove gray background on gray picture?

I have a scan of an old anatomic atlas; it's grayscale and not really bright. I suppose it's a copy of an engraving. My question is: is it possible to remove this background relatively easy? Or magnet ...
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Photoshop CS6: Pen/Custom Shape Fill & Stroke Color Options are Locked?

I'm new to Photoshop, and am teaching myself. In playing with the pen and custom shape tool I've noticed that the Fill and Stroke settings for "Shape" appear to be locked. I cannot click to change ...
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Is there a template to display a tri-fold or page-turn for a portfolio?

I'm building my portfolio, and rather than handing out hundreds of various designs, I want to put several items on one page. But I also want to illustrate what they are, such as a tri-fold or ...
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How to remove a smaller rectangular part from another bigger rectangle shape layer [duplicate]

How can I remove a smaller rectangular part from another bigger rectangle shape layer in Adobe Photoshop? My selected layout is 110px x 110px on which I have drawn a rectangle of 106px x 104px. Now ...
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Quality of .gif output from Photoshop

I'm trying to output a .gif from Photoshop (CS6) and have run into some difficulty with the quality it is producing. Ideally, each image should resemble the .jpg stills which are crisp and clear, but ...