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Why does the screen fill with the foreground color of a deleted shape in Photoshop?

When I delete a shape, I am left with a colored background, and this background has the color of the foreground color. And this colored background covers everything else that is in the other layers ...
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Convert greyscale image to transparent [duplicate]

I have a greyscale image that I would like to convert to a transparent one, and I have no idea of how to do it. What I would like is a step by step explanation of how can I obtain an image where ...
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How to make a diagonal elliptical selection in Photoshop?

I try elliptical marquee tool in Photoshop. But it goes either vertical or horizontal. And when I try to rotate it afterwards it rotates with what's in it. I need to make a diagonal elliptical ...
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Apply an “anti-aliasing” effect to a layer in Photoshop CC

I am aware this type of thing is probably very general knowledge, but after reading some tutorials I can't seem to get things right. I am a programmer, but have been tasked with some minor UI tweaks. ...
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Resize controls hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop

Resize controls are hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop and I can't figure out how to get them to display. Usually I double click the text layer and they appear, but not anymore. Any ideas?
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How to create an editable pixellated stroke

How can I make a stroke look pixellated like this in Photoshop CS6? I'm talking about the sign's border specifically (not the text). Ideally I don't want to have to manually draw the pixels, so ...
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Looking for methods of showing text or logos on same coloured backgrounds

I need to keep the logo/ text the same colour as shown. The problem is that part of the logo is the same colour as the background it's going to be placed on. I'm running out of ideas to try and show ...
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Photoshop Action to determine dimensions of layer

I'm wondering if there is a way to setup an Action in CS6 that would be able to determine the dimensions of an image or layer? Ultimately, I'd like to create a watermark essentially which would ...
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Color palette in animated GIF: Photoshop vs. FFMPEG

I have created both animated gif files with Photoshop CS5.1 (combining single frames; gif 128 with dithering) and FFMPEG via command line (converting a .mov file to a .gif file; -pix_fmt rgb24). ...
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How do I delete all white pixels from several layers?

I have a photoshop file with over a hundred layers. Each of these layers have white backgrounds. I need to remove all of these #FFFFFF pixels automatically. I'm not worried about the actual content ...
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How do I make a texture similar to the ones on Subtle Patterns, but with colour?

I really like this texture: There's a million similar to it on Subtle Patterns, but they're all white, grey or black for the most part. How would I take one of those and make it a dark blue, like ...
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Why there is a difference in preview and the design? [closed]

I am trying to use the predefined gradient styles where i found one design and applied it. Look at the below image. Could anyone suggest me why there is a difference between the preview and the ...
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How to create a realistic shadow between wall and floor in Photoshop or GIMP?

I'm inexperienced with Photoshop/GIMP and was hoping someone could tell me how to create a realistic (or as realistic as possible) shadow between a wall and a floor as a background image for a web ...
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Anti-Aliasing turned off in Photoshop?

I was trying to make my own custom shapes in Photoshop, so I first started out with an ellipse. I saw that all the shapes had pixelated edges. I went to turn Anti-Aliasing on in the marquee tool but ...
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Saving Photoshop multilayer file to PDF without layers size difference

Why is it that when I save a file that has many, many layers to a PDF without layers as a copy that the file size is larger than flattening the layers and then saving the file as a copy to PDF? 19Mb ...
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How to Insert an Image in to an Ellipse and Hide Overflowing Parts

I'm trying to insert an image in to an ellipse shape layer, I need to hide the overflowing parts around the circle/ellipse. How do I insert an image in to a circular selection and hide the parts that ...
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Why is my text looking blurry in Photoshop CS6?

The font is really blurry. I don't know how to fix it. Does anyone know? Please help me! I tried everything and none of them worked.
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Creating see-through graphics for window decals in Photoshop

I would like to create transparent graphics for window decals using Photoshop CS6. The graphics should remain transparent after being printed on foil. By transparent I mean see-through, e.g. a set of ...
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Is it possible to open an .ai file in Photoshop?

I currently dont have Illustrator but I do have Photoshop, is it possible to open a .ai vector file and save as JPG/PNG in a desired size?
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Font Rendering issue [duplicate]

I'm designing the UI for a financial application. I'd usually do high-fidelity mockups using Photoshop and send them to the developers. What I have noticed is that the text in the actual product looks ...
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PDF Within Vector based Photoshop File

I have designed a product label in Photoshop CS6 that I will be outputting as a PDF. The label only includes text and shapes so nothing is rasterized when viewing the PDF, and you can enlarge to any ...
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How do I fill a shape with many small icons in Photoshop?

I'm looking for something similar to this or this I basically have several smaller icons and I want to position them into a shape. Is there a way photoshop can position them automatically or ...
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How can I change my color mixer back to the default Adobe version?

I was changing the color settings in my Photoshop CS6 the other day; now I get the Windows color mixer (below) instead of the Adobe color mixer. . ... so my dilemma is I cannot remember exactly ...
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How to trim a slice in Photoshop?

I know how to trim an image in Photoshop. (choose Image > Trim in Photoshop's menu) Is there any method to trim a slice to get rid of extra transparent space?
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Crop images from Layers in PSD file

I have a PSD file which contains many Layers and each layer contains either some image or text. I want to get/extract in a combined form e.g. one text layer and one image layer combined. Can any one ...
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How can I remove text from a background?

I have a background with written text over it. The thing is the image is a .jpeg, and not .psd format, so I don't have access to the layers. This is the image: Click image for full resolution As ...
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How can I use .pat files in my app?

I downloaded some beautiful patterns and filled them as patterns in images. However, every image I prepared with the patterns loses its aspect ratio when it is used as background on different screen ...
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How can I prepare lots of code to be printed on a long scroll?

What I'm trying to do: I have lots of software code that I need to print on a long scroll. The scroll will be no more than 440mm wide and as long as it needs to be (with a maximum of 45m). The ...
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How can I make this bevel and emboss effect look deeper

I am trying to design an image which looks like this: But I ended up with the following image: (edited image) I tried adding layer styles as in the below image (Edited image). How can I make ...
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Force PS to alias smart object

I'm trying to create an icon based on a 2 color png I downloaded from icon monster. It is placed in my document as a smart object. I want it to be crisp, but photoshop doesn't want it to be.. even ...
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Why is the “Save for Web” file size way off the actual size?

In Photoshop, the Save for Web dialogue does not give an accurate size for the file. For instance: The original file size is 2.6MB (checked with Cmd + I on a Mac). When I open it in Photoshop and use ...
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Photoshop Save Selection

I work with PSDs that have the same layout frequently. I need to extract a few areas in each, and these areas are always the same. Same position, same size. I know I can save a selection, but I was ...
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Is it possible to keep all shape layers outline on at all times in photoshop?

I have a vector image I've created in illustrator which I would like to turn into pixel art. I've imported my vector as a shape layer in photoshop, and I was hoping to use the outlines of it as a ...
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Steps between Wireframe / UI design for web development

Based on my sketch/wireframe prepared for a UI designer (links below): Link: http://postimg.org/image/npt5zlvu7/ 1) Would I be able to approach a UI designer with the wireframe/sketch above? 2) ...
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Blend only affecting specific base color?

I need to blend a white text on top of a multicolored background and I only want to blend with a particular base color. (in this case it's the orange) How do I configure blending options to do ...
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How to add to an existing shape layer?

I am watching a tutorial in which the instructor added a shape to an existing layer, but I don't know how he did it. His cursor was an arrow, he began dragging from off the canvas (top left), then ...
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How can I create an animated device mockup?

Say I have a GIF such as this: How could I create something like this, where the user added this video into a still shot of an iPhone? Better yet, if I could put it in a mockup like this where it ...
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Exporting a GIF animation in Photoshop - how do I make it more vibrant?

I'm trying to export a short, 6 second GIF in Photoshop. It looks great on the canvas, but very washed out after the export. I know the GIF format has a maximum of 256 colors (and I select that) but ...
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Are there slice compositions similar to layer compositions?

Photoshop offers the feature of layer compositions. I can store different layer states within them and easily switch between them. In one, a certain layer is invisible and vice versa. Yet once I ...
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How can I create a multi-color blurred background?

I have seen an image with this background. As a newbie I am unable to get this multi colored mixed background. I am able to get just two colors and that too linearly with the Blend Tool. But that ...
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Change black background of image to a color

This was a black and white image that I inverted in Photoshop with command/control+i. I want to convert everything that is black to a color. How would I replace the black with a different color?
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Auto slice an image file based on transparency [duplicate]

I have multiple small icons in a single file. They are separated with transparency. So I can manually select them and save individually. But this takes long time with many parts. Is it possible to ...
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How do I remove a green screen background in Photoshop?

How can I green screen in Photoshop? I am making a picture were I need to green screen, and it would be very helpful if someone could help me!
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How to reduce the file size of an image while keeping the same dimensions

My goal is to create a Kindle Cover and upload it following Amazon recommendations. The Cover Should Be: MAXIMUM: Width:1563px; Height:2500px; JPEG up to 127KB MINIMUM: Width:625px; ...
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Photoshop merging timeline frames in 1 image side by side

I have created an animation in Photoshop. I want to merge them in 1 image file side by side. Is there an easy way to do it? Because I will do this process about 10-15 times. My animation timeline ...
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How does path alignment tool work in Photoshop CS6?

In the tutorial I'm watching the instructor has just created a new rectangle. With that layer selected, he goes up to the "Path Alignment" dropdown in the tool bar - having already selected "Align to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch black/white or foreground/background?

I was watching a video tutorial and the instructor seemed to switch the colour of a layer from white to black with a shortcut, since his cursor did not leave the layer thumbnail section, per below... ...
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Are there any grids to help represent 3D dimensions in Photoshop?

If I try to create a 3D effect in Photoshop (or on paper), I always get it wrong. I remember how easy it was to create cubes in graph paper, but hard in plain paper. I wonder is there are any grids ...
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How can I improve my lighting/shadow illustration skills

I was curious to know if there are any resources, books, blogs that focus on perfecting object shadowing and lighting with Photoshop and/or Illustrator? I have and know how to do basic shadowing and ...
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Preserving aspect ratio in a batch with Photoshop

I have a large list of images (all different sizes and aspect ratios) that need to be edited. I need to perform the following operations: Crop image to a specific aspect ratio Resize that image to ...