Questions about Photoshop, Adobe's graphics and photo editing program. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Photoshop.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
1answer
51 views

Is there a shortcut for the last used tool?

I know this question sounds really simple; I'm a beginner with Photoshop. I'm learning about the different tools. Is there a keyboard shortcut for accessing the last used tool? If not, would it be ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

Restore Photoshop Text Layer Name Auto-Updating?

Text layers in Photoshop will auto-update the layer name with the text content of the layer unless you manually edit the layer name in the layers panel. Then it retains the manually entered layer ...
2
votes
3answers
45 views

Turning pixel brightness into transparency in single-hue image

I'm looking for a way to take single-hue images and turn their brightness into opacity in Photoshop. At the simplest, say you have a flat green circle on a white background (as an already saved ...
1
vote
2answers
67 views

Saving a file made in PS with .ico extension makes it useless

I tried designing a small 32px x 32px pixel file in Photoshop CS6 to make a favicon for my website. But saving it as an .ico file makes it an unprocessable image and could not be used. But when I ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

How to fill in a letter with a pattern?

I was given this image to work with: The client is happy with everything but would like the floral pattern/bush to fill in the O What is the best way to do this in Photoshop CC? Thanks.
1
vote
2answers
123 views

How to form semi-circular text in gimp or photoshop?

I am not trying to wrap text around a semi-circle but form a semi-circle with text. Basically the font will gradually increase from left to middle and then decrease from middle to right. Can ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Why does transforming shapes in Photoshop lose quality

I've noticed that in Photoshop, when using the transform tool the shape actually loses quality. Zoomed-in result using the transform tool: Zoomed-in result using the shape menu toolbar: What's ...
1
vote
3answers
45 views

Having CTRL+A also select fully transparent pixels in Photoshop

When working with an image in photoshop which has a transparent background, pressing CTRL + A to select all, then CTRL + C to copy all, the selection only includes pixels that aren't fully ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Making all the image black except of some white objects

I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC, where I have coloured some objects with white, and want to set all the remaining part of the image to black. I have used the Paint Bucket Tool, but since the objects ...
7
votes
4answers
234 views

Is there a 'correct' way to convert an image to grayscale in Photoshop?

In Photoshop, there are several ways to convert an image into black & white. For example: Image > Adjustments > Desaturate; Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and set the ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

How to duplicate an image into a new PSD and keep the original title (name) of the image?

Hey I'm trying to duplicate an image that has been titled (a specific name) into a PSD and keep the image title (a specific name). I have a few titled images that need to be a certain size and ...
2
votes
2answers
60 views

How do I contract a selection of all pixels in Photoshop?

I have a series of images with a 1px border included in the picture. I need to get rid of that border. The logical route seemed to be Select > All and then Select > Modify > Contract... by 1 ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

Large Printing, how to know how it will look [closed]

I took an arial photo with a Gopro hero3 12mp, and I'm going to to print it at 90cm x 60cm. I'd like to know how it will look like before I print it. I know about the print size option in Photoshop ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

What effects do Photoshop layers have on preflighting a PDF for print?

I've created PDF files with Photoshop, then combined them to create a 16 page PDF. Photoshop's colour profile is set to SWOP (Newsprint), with Total Ink Limit set to 235%. Depending on how I save the ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

How do I create and check if a PDF is in X/1-a format?

I've created PDF files with Photoshop, then combined them to create a 16 page PDF. Photoshop's colour profile is set to SWOP (Newsprint), with Total Ink Limit set to 235%. The file will be printed ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Specific font stopped working in Photoshop/Illustrator CC

The problem: I downloaded a free font called Voyager from a Behance user and installed it to my computer. I used the font in Photoshop to create a .psd file and everything worked as expected. The ...
1
vote
2answers
113 views

Photoshop ruler guides embedded in JPEG image?

I saved an image of an iPhone from Google and when I opened it in Photoshop, it had ruler marks set in place around the phone. I've never seen or even heard of such a thing before. I thought it was my ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Can't color pick from external backgrounds in Photoshop CS5

Experiencing some weird behaviour in Photoshop CS5 on a Mac (Mavericks). I've tried resetting all tools, restarting Photoshop and made sure the image is RGB mode (8-bit) but the color picker won't ...
1
vote
1answer
198 views

How to change color of multiple text objects at once?

How to change color of multiple text or vector objects at once in Adobe Photoshop?
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Logotype on the glass

I am not a professional designer (not a designer at all), but some time ago I found this image from the logotype bundle: I would like a professional advice: is it a Photoshop? And, if yes, where ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

How to copy a pattern from one neck tie image to another that has a solid colour, in Photoshop?

I have a necktie with a pink solid color, that I want to use as a mockup: Source And I have a number of neckties with various patterns like this: Source How to copy the patterns from the ...
0
votes
3answers
162 views

What is the best approach to improve skills? i.e good tutorials, books, course

I would like to improve my design skills. My main focus is web development and even though my coding skills need to be improved upon a lot, right now, design is where I feel like I lack the most. I ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Washed out colors when .psd file has big dimensions

I have a really big .psd (e.g. 2835 x 22677) and it's been exporting washed out images for some reason. I tried saving on different formats(png,jpg,etc...) but it didn't make any difference. On ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

How to create an alpha mask from an image?

I want to create an image which I can use as a texture in OpenGL. The image is a jpg that comes in red. In my OpenGL I want to be able to change the red color to any other color the user selects, for ...
1
vote
2answers
111 views

What is this effect called? Is it film-grain?

What is this effect called? Is it film-grain? It kind of looks like but the grains are bigger. Thanks a lot in advance.
1
vote
3answers
96 views

Getting the right shade of grey to print

I have a background in my CYMK photoshop document which is mid to dark grey and is made up of C69 M60 Y56 K66 ( it came from rgb 36 36 36) ... I have calibrated my monitor but when I print this out it ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Question about spot colours in full colour documents

I am trying to understand various aspects of spot colours. If I am working in photoshop and I use say a pantone colour for a part of my artwork (in my CYMK file) ... lets suppose I've used it as the ...
1
vote
3answers
47 views

How can I resize a layer's content now that I have paths in my image?

I'm learning how to use Photoshop's pen tool. Now that I have a path in my PSD, I'm having trouble dealing with my unrelated layers. For example, I select a layer on the layer palette, then when I try ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Filling a shape with a white colour and filling the rest of the image black

In Adobe Photoshop CC, say that we have filled some shape with white, how can we fill the rest of the image with black? In other words, how can we make a binary image?
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Drawing an ellipse and changing its orientation

I'm new to photoshop, and currently using adobe photoshop CC. I'm trying to do the following: Draw an ellipse Making the ellipse diagonal How can I do that? Thanks.
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Setting solid black in Photoshop

I am trying to set a solid ( non 4 colour ) black in Photoshop. I am able to do this successfully; however if for instance I create a shape or a piece of text using my 100%K black all is well until I ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Put promotional watermark on ebay image [duplicate]

I am looking for a Mac tool or use of code to watermark some images like seen on the display image here - ...
1
vote
1answer
120 views

Photoshop Batch save under unique names when cutting images apart

I am trying to batch process images that need to be cut into multiple smaller images. I have an action that opens an image, then selects a portion of it, copies, creates a new image, pastes, then ...
1
vote
1answer
216 views

The Frozen in Carbonite “Han Solo” effect

I am trying to achieve something like this: Ref: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arkworld/481557288/in/photostream/ The guy who designed the above image said he used the bas relief PS filter and ...
2
votes
2answers
88 views

Creating a two toned symmetric pattern overlay on top of an image

Does anyone know how to create this black and white pattern overlay effect in photoshop? I've tried the film grain filter and the half tone pattern filter and I haven't been able to create the ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

How To Unlock Indexed GIFs, then show the layers? (Photoshop CS4)

When I upload a GIF in Photoshop CS4, a window pops up that says "This is an animated GIF. You can only view one frame. Saving over this file will result in a loss of information." I clicked "OK", but ...
0
votes
2answers
110 views

How to remove a specific color in an image in Photoshop?

I am not an expert photoshop user but have been trying to use more of it in what I currently do. I have a black and white image from which I am trying to remove all the white. I cannot use the ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Which scaling plugin should I invest in for Photoshop CS6+?

I need to scale an image up quite a bit and would like better results than the normal resampling... I remember a few years back in these situations I would use AlienSkin BlowUp at a place I worked at ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Select same pixels across all images and delete/make transparent them

I have a bunch of images (they are in-game screenshots) that are "watermarked" with the GUI (there are controls, stats, etc.) and I want to select the pixels consistent accross all of them. I messed ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

How to prevent Bevel and Emboss effect from creating border around tile in Photoshop?

I am trying to create a vertically and horizontally repeatable stained glass image using Photoshop CS5 and I have applied Drop Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, and Pattern Overlay effects to the one layer ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Why is the image processor script not working in Photoshop?

As an extension to my last question, I just discovered the image processor script in CS6 to batch resize images. Seems simple enough - I apply to a folder with these settings: And yet the output ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Why do pixel dimensions seem different between Photoshop and my OS?

I'm trying to get the image on the left a size that will fit inside an image mail merge I have created in Microsoft Word. The length for the image "box" in Word seems to be 358px long when I measure ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How to get around “single character” tool shortcut limitation?

I'm working on optimizing my workflow with the use of some extra shortcuts. I'm trying to assign shortcuts in the "Tools" category, but it won't let me add shortcuts other than single characters. ...
0
votes
2answers
77 views

How do I easily repeat a face in a photograph (not face swapping)?

Here's a picture from the walking dead: How do I easily repeat a face (in this case, Rick's from the Walking Dead) thousands of times in the pattern shown below? The path doesn't need to be exactly ...
5
votes
3answers
518 views

Removing text from an image in a rough but quick fashion

I often find myself in a situation where I'd like to check how an image would look like without the text embedded in it. I'm not interested in a neat result, just something rough but super quick and ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

layered icon in PSD into vectorized image

I made an icon via combining multiple layers of shapes by using magic wand, rectangle tool and circle tool, all this in PSD. Now, how can i convert that into a vector SVG that can be used on a ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

How to animate level adjustments in Photoshop CS6 timeline

I've created a hue/saturation level adjustment in Photoshop CS6. Now I have a timeline with 2 frames. I want the second frame to have a different "Hue" value: As I change the slider, the change ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Centering Screen to Content of the Layer in Photoshop [closed]

Is there a way to center your view screen to content of the layer. So when you have lots of layers and you want to know what does this layer belong too and is not named to give a hint. Then can't you ...
0
votes
1answer
322 views

Convert low resolution Image into High resolution Image in Adobe Photoshop? [duplicate]

How to Convert a low quality Image into High quality Image in Adobe Photoshop?? Anyone Helps!!!!!
0
votes
2answers
71 views

Problem with pixelation when copying an illustrator logo to photoshop as a smart object and exporting for web as a png

I'm having issues since I upgraded my CS Suite with copying vector files to photoshop as a smart object and then saving for web as a png 24. The files look quite pixelated even though they are sharp ...