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Will a photographic image be ruined in print if I use HDR toning in RGB mode and then convert to CMYK?

I'm working in Photoshop CS5 and would like to use HDR effects for print work.
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Merging two images and highlighting different regions

I have 2 images, one taken with flash on(A) and other with no flash(B). Both images highlight different parts of the view. How can I add details from both images to create a new rich in detail image? ...
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How do I turn a full color design, into a 1-color design?

I was asked to design a piece of junk-mail advertising. It has to be one color. Here are links of how it should look: What I want to know is, how do you get your design like that? It's like ...
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Use fill/stroke with rounded rectangle that only has 3 sides in photoshop?

I can create a rounded rectangle and use the fx (fill/stroke) but I only want a shape with three sides. Because it's not enclosed the fill/stroke etc won't work. I can create all four sides and add ...
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How to create a realistic wooden photoframe from images of blocks of the frame?

I want to create wooden rectangular photo frames of custom size for using it in an e-commerce project where we will be selling photos with wooden and plastic frames. But I don't have images of the ...
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Photoshop: How to use a non-white background as the basis for semitransparent layers in PNG8 export?

PNG8 is a great compressed format when we don't really need semi-transparency. Often an asset will have semi-transparency data that we're happy to lose in the export process, however Photoshop ...
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How to prevent converting photoshop shape into mask in Flash?

By importing a simple solid vector shape from Photoshop into Flash it convert into a shape and a mask. It makes editing very difficult. Is is possible to change this behavior? Photoshop: Flash:
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How do you paste inside of a layer mask in Photoshop

I was trying to paste some pattern that I made inside another layer. But each time I pasted, it ended up on the layer selected instead of its layer mask even when mask was selected. I have Photoshop ...
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How to get this look in photoshop?

How to get this look in Photoshop or by any other online application?
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Will the Radeon HD 7670M + 7670M Dual Graphics Work Well With Photoshop CS5?

I have just recently purchased the HP Pavilion M6 15.6" Laptop - Silver (AMD A10-4600M / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8). This laptop has a AMD Radeon HD 7670M + 7670M Dual Graphics.I am having some ...
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Which Photoshop features are affected by different DPI or PPI tags?

A Photoshop document‘s physical size, pixel density (DPI/PPI) and pixel dimensions are all linked. Bitmap images contain bitmap data, which are a specific size (pixel dimensions). They also contain a ...
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How to create an extruded halftone effect in illustrator or photoshop

I saw this photo on Smashing Magazine: Portrait of Alfred Nobel by Viktor Hertz And I was wondering how I can make a similar effect with the halftones extruding into 3D like it is shown. I ...
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How can I make this image transparent using Photoshop?

I am using Adobe Photoshop version 13.0 (CS6) and I am trying to make this image transparent: I am trying to do something like layer --> new layer ..but it isn't working for me. I am very new to ...
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When saving an image as a PNG or JPEG, does photoshop/GIMP only save the top layers or all the data?

I need to send a file to someone but it has sensitive information on it that I would not like to share. I was going to just scan the document and edit out the sensitive information with a layer ...
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Display layer where luminosity is greater than fixed value

I had a paper-and-ink image with a thick black border around it. Past the black border was very dirty white paper. I wanted to (using Photoshop) replace the dirty white paper with pure white, or ...
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When I cut a layer using marquee tool, I get blur edges to cut side. How do I get sharp edges after cut?

I am using rectangular marquee tool to cut a portion of the layer in photoshop cs5, but after cutting, the edges are not sharp, I get blur edges. how can I get sharp edges?
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Is it possible to have global color swatches or color styles in Photoshop?

I'm looking for a way to use one color in multiple different layers, and then be able to change that color in all the layers in one single place. Lets say that I have four layers using #ffffff. Now I ...
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is it mandatory to keep 72 dpi for web design? What if I create in 200dpi?

I have been designing web banners in photoshop for more than 1 year but never considered the DPI, as I was using the default 72 dpi, but now I want to know is it necessary to create web designs in ...
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How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?

I want to know how can I draw a dashed circle in photoshop, I am using photoshop CS5. \ In one of the article I found that by using pattern we can do it, I found this pattern ...
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Photoshop Batch Action - Relative Positioning

I am currently trying to create a batch action in Photoshop CS3 to re-size the canvas on images of varying dimensions and insert a text box in the new space at the bottom of the image created by ...
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Disable Photoshop Elements Brush Selection with Pen and Tablet

I have a Wacom Bamboo Tablet with pen, and every time I touch the pen down, the brush selection tool pops up instead of just drawing. I don't recall having this issue in Windows 7, but I was also ...
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How Do You Use the Redeye tool in Photoshop CS5?

I applied the redeye tool for my image, but after applying it, I do not see any major difference… How can I remove the red eyes in that image?
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Looking for books that teach how to use Photoshop to add depth, effects, and perspective to synthetic objects and icons

Are there any books that teach the theory and process required to create icons like the Chrome logo below using Photoshop? I know the basics of Photoshop and its tools but are there any books that ...
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How to define a custom shape in photoshop

I have created a shape and selected a layer. In the Edit menu Define custom shape... is disabled. Can any one tell what mistake I have made.
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How to Apply lighting effect for the shape in photoshop

i want to apply lighting effects for that shape.but before applying it. It is asking to rasterize the layer....can't we apply the effects directly to shape?
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Photoshop slices not working properly (only see one when exporting)

I think this screenshot is self-explanatory. Shouldn't I see all of the created slices when I export for the web? Instead, I just see one! Could it be that the file have a very high resolution (4k x ...
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How can I simulate a reflective table surface in a photograph of an object?

I'm trying to give a photograph I took a nice reflection on Photoshop. I've done this with previous pictures by simply making a copy, flipping it, and fading it out. However, I took this picture in ...
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Photoshop: how to create buttons that look “subtly pushed”?

Any ideas how can I create "subtly pushed" buttons like the "Active filter" buttons in the following screenshot? The mockup is from here. UPDATE: Here's what I have got so far:
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What are good ways to handle extracting a portion , such as a logo, from a much larger PSD?

I am building web pages from a PSD. The designer just made all layers on the same size canvas which makes it harder to copy into a new layer in its intended size. What could be a good work flow to ...
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How can I convert Point Text to Paragraph and Vice Versa in photoshop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turning a text “string” into a text “block” in Photoshop CS6? Here we know that there are two texting modes in PSE - "single-line" and "paragraph". The problem is how ...
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What is the different ways in Photoshop to copy the remaining layers and create a new document?

Basically when someone gives me a PSD that has a bunch of copy and other things that I need to quickly strip off to use the background on a web page. What are the fastest ways to clear that and start ...
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How can I arrange layers 'forward and backward' in Adobe products?

In Adobe products are there any shortcut keys to move layers forward and backward instead of dragging layers up and down in the palette to arrange them?
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How do I quickly hide all layers except selected one?

In Photoshop, how does all layers in the project are hide except selected one..for example if there is 10 layers are there in my project. i need one layer should be visible and remaining 9 layers ...
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How do I move the shape or selection while creating

In Photoshop, how do i move the selection or shape while creating it self. is there any procedure or shortcut key to move the selected path while selecting the path itself? Thanks very much for any ...
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How do I use the pen tool to draw a shape?

How does one create a shape in photoshop? The two ends of my shape are not closing. Can someone please tell me the principles of working with the pen tool?
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How do I use the pen tool to draw an open line?

In Photoshop, how does one create the below single-line zig zag effect, per the instructions? Every time I have completed a work path, it will join one end to the other, so the stroke I apply after ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Can't find Show -> Pixel Grid

I can't find the Pixel Grid option like I would have in CS5. I just upgraded. Any ideas?
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Photoshop: How do I create a new layer from a shape that I wish to draw?

When I try to draw a shape, I can't seem to get it to create a new layer, but rather it always goes on the layer that I already have selected. How do I create a new layer from a shape that I wish to ...
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why does the contract tool in photoshop mangle my shapes?

I am trying to cut up a circle into several smaller rings, i am using a quick method i where i go to the Select menu option and choose Modify > Contract . Using this sparingly like 5px, the ...
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How to achieve this torn paper effect?

Want this for an invoice. Is it a brush or custom shape?
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How can I create tiny pattern-tiles that repeats well in Photoshop?

Whenever I have tried making tiny tiles for tiling, like 10px x 10px in size, the only thing I have ever been able to make well is diagonal lines. I suppose it has something to do with painting ...
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Giving a light brown/fazed/grained effect to images in AI-CS5 (disorting/pixelization of images on purpose)

In reverse engineering a letterhead, the actual image is as follows scanned as 300 dpi. This is what I have come up with. It is achieved by placing high resolution images, drawing rectangles and ...
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Does anybody know a tutorial for designing the Mountain Lion background pattern?

Does anybody know a tutorial for designing the OS X Mountain Lion background pattern? I am referring to this commonly used background pattern:
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How to create a fabric pattern with wavy lines

I would like to create a fabric pattern, like this one: I'm not very experienced in graphic design. Could somebody please explain how to create a fabric texture and overlay a wavy line pattern in ...
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Photoshop CS6 Resize Rectangle with Rounded Corners

Before my question gets marked as duplicate let me explain that I did my research. This question is about Photoshop CS6. Hopefully the feature was added in this version. Before posting I looked up ...
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How to ensure that paint bucket tool fills region with EXACT color in Photoshop?

I have selected the paint bucket tool in Photoshop, with a carefully selected foreground color, a tolerance of 8, and "anti-alias" and "contiguous" boxes UNchecked. However, Photoshop nonetheless ...
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Color spectrum Image - How to create

I want to create a color spectrum image for a project. How do I create an image like this in photoshop?
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How to make red icon on gray background less jarring?

My app has a button to record or play videos. When there are problems with this feature, we notify the user by overlaying an exclamation point. This "red !" UI works OK elsewhere in the app but on ...
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How to get rid of thin outline on live paint group in Illustrator?

How do I get rid of the thin artifact outlines around my live paint fills? The first screenshot shows the wireframe view (CTRL+Y) in Illustrator. The second screenshot shows the normal view in ...
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What's the shortcut for “Deselect Layers” in Photoshop?

What's the shortcut for "Deselect Layers" in Photoshop (in OS X)?