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Making a Layer Black & White in Photoshop CS6

I have a layer containing an icon in color. My goal is to have the same icon in black and white as well (i.e., both the color and the black & white version in a single image). When I select the ...
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Can I use a derivative work of an editorial image for commercial purpose? [duplicate]

I want to use an editorial (image which cannot be used for commercial purpose) image which contains a celebrity and crest of the sports team. I've use Photoshop filters to create a water-paint effect ...
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Using text and numbers in a vector image using Photoshop?

I'm not here to debate if which program is better, I have only one, since Inkscape no longer works on OS X without some tweaking. I am using Photoshop. I have a vector image I have been working on, ...
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Photoshop CS6: Using text to cut through a white block to reveal pic?

I'd like to cut through a white layer with text to reveal a pic underneath, in effect filling the text with the pic but still be able to preserve full text editing i.e. not rasterise? So far I have ...
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Smart Object itself is not resized when resizing an entire image

I have an image of size 100px x 100px and a bunch of smart objects of size 10px x 10px in it. When I resize the image using Image > Image Size by 200% - all my vector objects and smart objects are ...
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How to make copied text appear in the correct order?

I have a PDF document with text created from a Photoshop file. Problem: When I do "select all text" in Acrobat and then copy-paste it into a text editor the text is pasted out of order. This is ...
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Embedding an image in an image so that it becomes invisible when resized

I'm trying to do something a little like steganography - that is, I want to embed an image in an image so that when it's reduced to 50% size, the embedded image disappears and it becomes a plain ...
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Why are my psd files shrinking when I open them in Illustrator?

I'm trying to open my .psd files in Adobe Illustrator, but it's turning them into really small files. It's probably something to do with the advance settings, but I cant seem to find it.
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How can I make a the lighter colors of a greyscale image transparent?

I would like to achieve in Photoshop this type of transparency effect (higher transparency values on the brighter areas of the image): How can I do this?
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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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Remove blue lines in Photoshop

I have seen a lot of very different tutorials about how to remove blue lines from a scanned drawing. So I ask myself what is the best way in term of simplicity and quality to do this in Photoshop (CS3 ...
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Photoshop Pencil Tool Won't Draw

I've been struggling with this for some time now. The tool is set to pencil tool. The color is set to black. The layer is at the top of the layer stack. But still it won't draw a simple line. ...
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Why am I unable to move pixels after they have been selected?

I've selected the below area in my image. I then switch to the move tool, but when I drag around the selection, the pixels that it had encompassed do not move with it. Would be great to know what I'm ...
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How do continue a pattern or style if it is in bitmap form?

I have downloaded some psd templates that I must edit. In this case, I am attempting to continue the red bar across the black area that currently divides it. It is in bitmap form, however (no layer ...
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How to delete text from gradient Photoshop

I have a gradient, somewhat glossy one which I cannot just repeat. There is some text on it. Is there any tool in PS to remove this text?
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With Photoshop CS5, how do you retain original size of an image dropped as a file into an open document?

If I'm working on a document in Photoshop and I want to drop in an image by dragging the file from Windows explorer into the open Photoshop document, I can do that. It inserts the dropped image in a ...
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Photoshop plugin to export visual hints on spacing, margins, width & height

Is it possible to produce such design hints (on elements padding, spacing, width, height) automatically in photoshop? Is there any plugin that can potentially do this?
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How to create a non-destructive and reusable blurred/frosted glass effect?

How can I create a generic blurred background that can be used on multiple images similar to the example below? I need a white frosted glass looking png that I can set use to layer over regular ...
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Make image high contrast - 2 tone black and white

Ive got a bunch of logos i want to display on a 'press' page, the logos all have different color schemes, which clash so i want to make all the logos black and white, no greyscale, just 2 colours, ...
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How can I duplicate smart objects and make them separate in Photoshop CS6?

In Photoshop I can copy and paste Illustrator paths as a smart object, and then double click this smart object to edit it in Illustrator. When I duplicate this smart object (say to change the colour ...
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How to slice images as PNG for iOS app in Photoshop

I have a finished design for my iOS app, but the developers don't use PS and asked me to provide all the UI elements as PNGs for retina and standard. The designer who originally created the design in ...
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Why aren't my anchor points snapping to guidelines?

I've been using Photoshop CS3 for quite some time in my work, but this one has really bugged me. When I have created a vector shape with the Pen tool, as I want to move those anchor points precisely ...
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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?