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How to export font information for a specific PSD file for use in writing CSS

I'm doing front-end dev, so this question comes from that perspective. When I receive a .psd I manually go through each font in the design, click on it, then use the character panel to get the font, ...
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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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Using a Smart Object as a mask for another layer?

Let's say I create a complex smart object containing layers, filters, effects, shapelayers, etc. Then, in the main comp I want to use that smart object to mask another layer/smart object with. ...
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How do I import a vector illustration into photoshop?

I've designed an image in illustrator which is made up of lots of vector objects (as drawn with the pen tool), and now I want to manipulate my image in photoshop . I want to be able to edit anchor ...
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Illustrator document to Photoshop - Preserve Layers?

Is it possible to import a Illustrator document into Photoshop and keep the layers - we need to supply a multi layered document to a client in this way asap... We have tried exporting the doc as a ...
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How can I use multiple overlay effects simultaneously in Photoshop?

There are 3 overlay effects available in Photoshop as layer styles: Color, Gradient and Pattern. The problem: these effects come in a strictly fixed order! Is it possible to make a translucent ...
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How can I create woodcut illustration in Illustrator and/or Photoshop?

Are these illustrations done manually by hand or in Illustrator? Is there a easier way to reproduce these kind of illustrations? More examples here.
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Free plugin to create/display Photoshop measurement annotations

I found this plugin SpecKing that looks like it's just about exactly what I'm looking for, I haven't tried it out yet though because I was hoping to find a free, maybe even open source alternative.. ...
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Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality?

Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality ? Like this: I've watched this tutorial : but the quality of the outcome is still far away from the one above. Is there a way to ...
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How would I replicate this long shadow image? [duplicate]

I've recently got into that "hipster" trend of long shadowing. I have seen this example quite a lot, and have tried replicating it myself. No efforts have been successful though. And even the close ...
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How to cut out one shape from another using Photoshop?

Given have two shapes for example. a star (blue) and arrow (no fill). The arrow has a green stroke. How can I make the portion of the star which is behind the arrow transparent, but retain the green ...
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What is the PSD to HTML best practices with HTML5?

I'm getting quite confused with all the different methods of converting from psd to html 5. I'm trying to practice converting PSDs to HTML so i get enough experience. There are a ton of complicated ...
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Sunken look in photoshop?

Does anyone know to make a control look sunken into the back ground? Is it some sort of photoshop effect? I.e., in first button in this interface,
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Copy & Pasting from Photoshop to Illustrator loses transparency

I often run into this issue. I'm creating a file in Photoshop with masked layers etc. I want to make the final output available for some mock-ups in Illustrator, so I rasterize the layers and marquee ...
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Is there a way in Adobe Creative Suite to “share palettes/swatches” across programs?

I use a mixture of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to produce the vast amount of printed media I design at my current position and I find myself faced with copy/pasting color values from one ...
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How to make this 3D photo wall effect in Photoshop?

How can I create a photo wall effect similar to this with Photoshop CS6? I tried with Warp, but it looks so bad and it's nowhere near comparsion. I also tried with Edit->Transform->...
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How can I change the color of this object properly?

I'm pretty new to Photoshop. I would like to change the color of this object on my .png image: But anyway I try, it becomes this fuzzy with the new color: How can I change it's color to stay in ...
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Nesting Photoshop Smart Objects without losing the “link” between them?

I have created a text layer, converted it to a Smart Object, and duplicated the Smart Object twice. I then applied Stroke blending option to both copies and set their Fill to zero: At this point, ...
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Finding the distance between two guides in Photoshop

Is there any way, aside from looking at the rulers and measuring by eyesight, to find the precise distance between one guide line and another?
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Creating an implied floor with light

The title isn't the best way to describe what I want to do, probably. I'll try to explain better here. The relevant selection is below. You can see that inside the door is a bright white space, but ...
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Web design what to use Photoshop or Illustrator?

What should i use to design photoshop or illustrator ? There's a correct software or its more a personal choise ?
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How to make an inner shadow around a page in Photoshop CS2?

I'm working on a web site and want to create a bounding-shadow effect around the whole site, like in the image below. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've tried inner-shadow but it doesn't ...
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How do a tile with diagonal lines in Photoshop?

How does one draw a tile with diagonal lines that can seamlessly tiled with Photoshop?
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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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What is this shifted red and blue effect often seen in VR called? How can I achieve it?

I'm looking for more information regarding a specific type of visual effect that I have been trying to recreate many times in Photoshop, without any success. I would like to learn how to do this from ...
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Export Photoshop swatch sheet to a human-readable document

I need to export a Photoshop swatch file to a human-readable document with RGB, HSB, HEX values and the name of the swatch. Is there any tool which can export swatches to this kind of a document?
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Working with .psb in a psd

EDIT: A Big update on this topic is presented with PS CC 14.2! Now you can have linked smart objects, it works like in InDesign. Just go to File->Place Linked… and choose your .psb file. This is the ...
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How to make Photoshop connect Gujarati characters?

I am using Photoshop of CS6. Recently when I try to type our local language "Gujarati" via Google Input tools(I tried without Google tools also,with Gujarati fonts) ,Typed text not showing "Joint ...
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Common ground for image sizes when using Photoshop save to web

Recently, I was working on an image in Photoshop and wanted to save it for web usage. I wanted to know whether there is a good size to go with for the modern design standards when it comes to websites....
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Change the color of a part of an image in photoshop

In the below image, the bottle neck 's color is green. How do I change the color of this to make it white using Photoshop?
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Photoshop - turn white transparent, specifically preserving shadows - new issue

I have read articles all over the internet today. While some questions and answers are similar to my issue, none precisely cover my problem. I am currently doing CAD work for a website where my ...
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Reduce the size of an image (200*150 to 20 *15)

I want to reduce the size of an image from 200*150 to 20*15. But when I do that in Photoshop, the image looks blurred. Is there any way we can reduce the size without this happening? Do i have do ...
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What is the correct name of this filter?

Normally, this is what would you would see if you magnified older newspaper images printed in color. (check the background of the attached image) What is this filter called? How can I recreate this ...
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Optimizing a screenshot for adding in a document and printing

This question is not directly related to graphic design, but I think you guys can help. I am writing a thesis and I need to add several screenshots of the tools I have used and screenshots of web ...
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Resources for learning Photoshop (CS5)?

I've been searching for some good resources for learning Photoshop from scratch. I'm someone without a formal design background, but I'm looking to become competent using Photoshop (not trying to be a ...
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How to remove neutral background in photoshop?

I have found that so many photographers use a grey backdrop or grey background for most of their portait photographs. I assume that it's because grey is easy to remove and replace with any desired ...
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How to edit the Photoshop patterns?

I wonder if there is a possibility to edit the source image of the patterns from the preset manager in Photoshop. On right click on a pattern the only options are Delete Pattern and Rename Pattern.
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Reducing PSD File size/selections

In trying to reduce file size for PSD, does eliminating saved selections do anything? I've found lots of useful tips, but none relating to selections. Thanks.
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Why does a JPEGs file size increase after cropping and saving for web in Photoshop?

When I save my image for the web in Adobe Photoshop, the produced jpeg is larger than the original jpeg file. The only alteration done to the image is cropping. How is this possible? I am saving the ...
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Trace equation of line in Photoshop

Is there a direct method of using the Photoshop pen tool (or any other tool) to trace the equation of a line in 2D space and create a path from it in a given domain and/or range, provided I define a ...
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Preserve blend mode effect when underneath layers are disabled? (Photoshop)

So I'm working with this image: And I'm hoping to achieve an effect with it similar to what was done on this website http://www.digitalhands.net/, where independent image layers respond to mouse ...
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Overlay animations in Photoshop?

I've just done two animations in Photoshop, each the same size, same number of frames. The second animation has a transparent background. Is it possible to merge the two by overlaying the second onto ...
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Photoshop using Marque Tool > Path > Circular But Not a perfect shape?

Please consider this image below : This is happened when I have a circular shape (marquee tool selection). THen after that I converted to Work Path (by right click of that selection). And I add 2.0 ...
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When zoomed-in in Photoshop how do you scroll to out of canvas?

Lets say I am zoomed in, 500%, and I want to go beyond the edge, right edge, and when I try to drag it using the hand tool it doesn't work and the scrollbar doesn't work.
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How do I change RGB value without changing the Alpha channel?

I would like to know how can I change color of RGBA image when alpha channel will be unchanged for each pixel. If I use Paint Box Tool it will set alpha channel for all pixels to constant value. Look ...
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How to output multiple image sizes from one design?

I am designing an app for Android and as you may know that Android uses 6 different density buckets from LDPI to XXXHDPI. Is there a way to save multiple outputs of different sizes from one design ...
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How to measure the distances in .psd

I already asked here a question about font types, which used in .psd layout, but I have another problem: how to measure all distances between objects if in .psd these objects have .png format? I need ...
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How to fill this type of gradient in circle in photoshop?

How can I fill this type of gradient in a circle? This is my sample:
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Apply an overlay layer to a single layer, and then adjust the result of that?

So I just purchased the CS5.5 Master Collection, I'm an enthusiast :) I have a question pertaining to blending layers and applying adjustments in Photoshop. How do I apply an adjustment layer to a ...
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What is the standard method of slicing a photoshop document?

Is there any industry standard method of slicing a PSD to convert to HTML? Because I use marquee tool rather than slices. At times there is design where slicing cannot do the job like if you need 2 ...