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Making a carpet texture

Hello all the awesome designers out there, I would like to create a texture design like this carpet in the photo (see arrow) Any suggestions on how I could achieve creating that texture+color in ...
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Photoshop shows sort of Inner Shadow on Images by Default

I'm having issues with Photoshop CC (CS6), when I create a any type of document Photoshop seems to have a little Inner Shadow on the left and right sections of the template/image. I though it might ...
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Photoshop: How would you illustrate a video signal?

I'm working on an infographic that depicts a satellite "beaming" down a video signal to a receiver on planet Earth. How exactly would one design this video signal? I don't want the viewer to think ...
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Export layers to files sized according to content of layer

Sorry for the confusing title. What I did was scan 3-4 photos at a time and then crop those photos into new layers per scan and then I combined them all into one .psd file. So what I have now are ...
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Is there a way to swap objects in Photoshop?

In Photoshop CS6 I have a lot of (smart) objects perfectly spaced out but in the wrong order. All the objects are the same size. Is there a way to swap the location of a object with another one? ...
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How to create a template for a wooden photo FRAME to support different types of patterns and styles in PS?

To explain it further How can I create a skeleton or a mould of a photo-frame which would receive a small image of the frame style/pattern as input and convert it into a full rectangular frame with a ...
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PS CS6: brush/cursor: Can't change from crosshair to precise when too small brush size

The problem is that when I'm using small enough brush, it seems I can't have anything else than a crosshair. For example, if I'm using brush of size 4px and I'm in 25% zoom. Nothing wrong with ...
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PS CC 2014 Toggle rulers

I'm using a lot of rulers and sometimes I want to see the documents without the rulers. is there any button to press that can toggle it for me? I'm not talking about Ctrl+R.
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Placed Image in Photoshop is larger than actual size, regardless of PPI

I'm currently experiencing a weird issue with placing images in photoshop. I currently am trying to place an png that is 750x1334 and has a ppi of 72. This image has been exported from illustrator. ...
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How create such amazingly smooth grain with gradient like this?

Is it made in Photoshop or illustrator? I tried many way but can't reach this smooth level
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Making a logo transparent

Logo I'm working with is a drawing of hands holding a heart. Drawing is open at the wrists, so cutting it out is not an option. How can I make the logo itself (which is red and white) show, and the ...
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Creating a “black mask” file covering all non-transparent pixels in Photoshop image, all layers

I have created an image in Photoshop CS3 consisting of numerous layers including text layers, and graphics layers. The print shop says that I have to submit ANOTHER file which is a "mask" file, which ...
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Make the text center of its frame (above, below, left, right) in Photoshop

i have search all the web but nothing change. They usually show text center in picture not its frame. The frame of text i use to with other layer. Like my demo. http://i.imgur.com/EfJ4fDn.jpg I ...
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Saving sprite sheet into separate images

I'd like to separate a 64px x 512px spritesheet into eight 64px 64px images: Is this possible? If so, how?
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Having issue with Image quality in Photoshop

I am having a problem with image quality whenever I save from photoshop. My job requires really good quality images with small size that is less than 50kb, which is not impossible when I use 'Save for ...
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Shapes and text in Photoshop will randomly resize a fraction

I will have text and shapes in photoshop that will occasionally change a small fraction (i.e. 500px to 500.41px). Is there a way to have the shape snap to the pixels so that they aren't able to go ...
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Stroke a path in Photoshop CS5

I have created a path as a vector mask in a layer. I'd Like to create a stroke path of this same path but whatever I do the 'Stroke Path...' option in the drop-down menu of Paths is greyed out. ...
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Is there a way to get a text value from the user in a Photoshop script?

I'm using a JSX script to export an image to different sizes in Photoshop and I would like to get a value from the user such as to let them type in the file name. I would really like to show a dialog ...
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how to resize filter applied to the Image in photoshop?

I applied Note Paper filter to my artwork and Its components are small. I need to magnify just filter not Layer , as transforming Pattern in Illustrator . Can we magnify or resize filter that is ...
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How do I type Arabic text in Photoshop CC multilanguage?

I have downloaded Photoshop CC MULTI-language version on windows 8 but i cannot type in Arabic please somebody help me?
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Photoshop 3d video export is not showing lighting

I have created a 3d object in Photoshop which I have animated in a simple, 2-second sequence. [Figure 1.1] I want to export this as a video with transparency/alpha. However, when I try to run the ...
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Photoshop: Different workspaces in photoshop like Firefox workspaces

Is there a way to organize your open files in different workspaces? I want to have the same setup, but different files like Firefox workspaces. For example, choose "sign in" workspace and have 3 ...
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How to achieve pixel perfect curves with Photoshop CS6?

Coming from a mobile development background, I have recently decided to learn how to design for mobile apps. I am not yet decided which tool I should use. I don't hold much knowledge in Illustrator ...
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Photoshop CC: how to break up subpaths?

I can't figure out how to break a path's subpaths into separate, individual paths in Photoshop CC. Everything I find online suggests there is an Object menu (?) but I'm either too stupid to locate ...
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How get high clear-cut favicon from illustrator vector logo?

When I import vector image to the photoshop from illustrator and try downsampling it with turned on option "Bicubic sharper (best for reduction)". But Photoshop still provides its interpolations and ...
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Certain font weights not showing up

Was trying to install Bebas (5 weights)from here: http://fontfabric.com/bebas-neue/, but only Thin Light and Bold show up when I open Photoshop. Is there something that I have to configure to show all ...
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Can you resize all text in a Photoshop file at once?

I have created a design in Photoshop on 1170px grid. When I tried to convert to HTML I released that everything looks very big. Is there any short method to resize all fonts and images with some % in ...
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How to crop image so object is in center in Adobe PhotoShop

I have taken some images of food on a plate, and I know the image is not dead in the center. How can I crop the image so that the plate is in the center? Thanks
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Create action with “Extract assets” as one of commands

I'm trying to automate assets generation with batch file processing and few actions applied to each file. Everything is fine, except I need to run "Extract Assets" command from new 14.1 CC and when I ...
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Apple's U2 ads - light effects and mask

How to achieve this light effect/mask in Photoshop: I tried different shading and masking but I'm not able to achieve the look and feel of this visual.
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Contact Sheets II in PS CC 2014

Running Contact Sheets II in PS CC 2014 results in a very small font for captions, even after selecting a larger & different type font. How can I change the 'default' (small) font it's using to a ...
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In Photoshop CC: “edit/transform” instead of edit/transform path"

In Photoshop CC (latest update), how do I change back to just "edit/transform" instead of "edit/transform path"? I have never had this happen before, and when I go to transform a layer, I get an error ...
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Why is color appearing different between pieces designed for print?

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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convert to paragraph text in Photoshop CS6

I looked at this previous answer but when I select the text layer and find Convert to Paragraph text, it is grayed out. I am sure it is not already in paragraph text because it's just one long long ...
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Adding frames/borders to images in Adobe

So I use Lightroom very frequently to edit and export images. I do nightclub photography often and have been asked to put a frame around my photos. Obviously a creative frame, not just a white or ...
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How to upload .ase to kuler

Is it possible to upload my .ase swatches to kuler? This seems like a function that should exist, since Ai, Ps, and Id all have an applet dedicated to Kuler, but I can only move palettes in one ...
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Link corners (draw hypotenuse) of rectangle using pen tool

I can draw rectangle using pen tool. Is there any way to draw a hypotenuse while drawing rectangle without manually doing it using line tool?
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Why can't I turn off swash?

I have some text that has the OpenType swash feature applied. I'd like to turn it off, but I can't, as the swash option is greyed out. How do I turn off swash when swash is greyed out? What I'm ...
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How to change the time format when opening a video with Photoshop CS6?

It is possible to open videos with Photoshop, I use this functionnality in order to measure the speed of an animation on my screen after recording it with OBS. It would be very handful if I could set ...
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Photoshop Actions: Export with exact pixel size, not percentage

When I record actions, I put in the pixel size I want it to save as (1000x1000) for web export. For some reason, it will only replay this action and resize based on a scaling percentage. Is there a ...
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Ideal way to wrap a label around a bottle (3d extrude?)

Previously I might have used Photoshop's warp tool to wrap a label around a bottle but it's hard to get perfect results in this way. I'd love a more consistent method so I tried experimenting with ...
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Smoother animation in Photoshop?

I created a .gif animation in Photoshop, but the motion seems very "jumpy" instead of smooth. It's just some text that rises. What can I do to make it a smooth move?
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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 ...
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How do you edit or simply add color to downloaded vector Icons?

I would like to know how to edit vector icons (that I downloaded from set) in photoshop. I know this is probably a stupid question but i have been following a tutorial which involved downloading a ...
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Layer Masking in Photoshop CS6

What would be the best way to subtract the radial (shape 1) lines from the grey ellipse (ellipse 1) so that the background image (ios7 wallpaper) would be visible as a "notch" effect and so the ...
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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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Photoshop how to crop a picture within a layer (initial bounding rectangle is empty error)

Original posts: Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly I tried asking on the original post, but it says I need 50 comments or participations to post a comment. Sorry for the confusion. I was ...
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Photoshop CS5 Type Tool frustration!

So I choose the type tool and key in 2 words. I want to change the the 2nd word to a different color. I select the second word and change its color on the Options bar. The following strangeness ...
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How to Stop PS6 Vanishing Point Tool Pixelating Images

I've always run into this issue, and diving into it a bit more today, I can't seem to figure out 'HOW' to stop the PS6 vanishing tool from pixelating my website mock-ups! I often mock-up web ...
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Overlapping Text Appears Fuzzy in PDF

I have a custom font with symbols that overlap other symbols for an effect. An example is an arrow that overlaps the next symbol. In photoshop, when I export to pdf, the overlapped symbols appear ...