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Is there an automated, configurable way to organize many layers into a sprite sheet grid with exact pixel coordinates in Photoshop?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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Is there a way to create a dockable palette for Photoshop with ScriptUI?

I am using ScriptUI for the first time and would like to create a custom palette with several text boxes and buttons that can be conveniently docked into the Photoshop UI. Can this be accomplished ...
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What is the math behind gradient map in photoshop?

I am trying to implement gradient map of Photoshop programmatically. Consider below shown gradient map where all white components are replaced by green and black by blue. For other color components ...
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Match eraser settings to brush settings

I'm painting with a brush in Photoshop, and I want to use the same brush as the eraser. What's the quickest way to get identical settings for the brush and the eraser tool?
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Photoshop Action to combine Multiple Photos

Hey I'm trying to recreate this effect: I know it could be easily done manually. I'm wondering if anyone has come across a tutorial or knows how to create this automatically with actions in ...
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PS CS6: Texture Painting on a 3d model

I've been using Photoshop proper for quite a while, but have just recently started working with the 3d aspect. I have some tileable 2d images as source (human skin) and some importable 3d models ...
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Some GIFs can't be opened in photoshop

I have a lot of .gif images which can be viewed by e.g. IrfanView, but not opened in photoshop. Photoshop says it can't interpret the file format module (I'm using it in German, so I don't know the ...
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How to show the dimensions of a document as a ratio

When we are using Image size window, width and height is displayed in percentage, pixel, inches etc. I need to get a pop up window showing the dimension of the document in ratios. Is this possible?
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How do you prepare an image for a double truck (spread) in a magazine?

I am trying to find a best practice for preparing an image for a double truck or spread of a magazine. My assumption (if the image is equal on both pages) is to split the file in half...for the left ...
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Handle a transparent layer in Targa file

I need to create some Targa file in order to load them in OpenGL (I can only use .tga ..). I created my images on Photoshop, I set a transparent background but when I save my file it's totaly opaque. ...
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Photoshop Scripting: batch replace colors

I'm trying to write a script that will replace the colors of all same-colored shapes, including those on non-visible layers. I am new to Photoshop scripting, but I imagine the pseudocode would work ...
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How can I extract cursor coordinate in Adobe Photoshop for use in Action script?

What I want to do in Photoshop (version CC, but I think this applies to any version) is label a point using count tool under my mouse's current position, and label it multiple times (for different ...
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Gif animation “Echo” problem

I created this animation in premiere and exported it as a gif. Originally the file had a chroma key green background which I removed manually (frame by frame) in Photoshop. When I did "save for web" ...
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What are the differences between PSD and TIFF files saved from Cinema 4D?

I was wondering which format is most appropriate to save for print and digital applications? I was originally taught to save as TIFF for print. When I save out a still from Cinema 4D (R13), the TIFF ...
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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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Photoshop: Pixel pattern blurry on export to PDF

I am designing an A1 poster (at 300 dpi) and am noticing blurriness on a pixel pattern when I export my PSD to PDF. My methodology for generating the PDF is as follows: Flatten the image Save as -> ...
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Correct Spot Healing Brush imperfections and tattoo

(this is on adobe photoshop ) I wanted to modify this pic However, after deleting the stars, I got this As you can see there are some black marks... what should i do to get rid of them ? thx all ...
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Is it possible to have a grungy outer glow layer style?

Sometimes I want to put a grungy highlight around some text, to make better contrast with the background, or just for effect: This is done by hand with a rough brush, but I'd rather accomplish it ...
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Export a PSD to compressed and transparent TIF files with only one layer

I have several packshot images inside a group (with a mask to have a transparent background) and a shadow layer at the bottom. Is there any way to export all images in TIF files with only one layer ...
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How can I prevent photoshop from re-sizing a picture when I drag and drop it from another window?

I have images that I made 1:1 in one Photoshop document. I then am dragging and dropping them (either as the whole image or cropped regions) into another Photoshop document (both documents are 1000 ...
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A4 portfolio as a book in photoshop. page compilation?

i want to design my A4 portfolio like a book format. and want to design 2 pages at a time. Could you suggest how shall i go about it. I was thinking of taking pages (1,4-2,3) and (5,8-6,7) together. ...
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Why I am getting different RGB Values in photoshop vs. Illustrator?

The RGB values differ between Illustrator and Photoshop. The same file opened in photoshop displays different RGB values although the color was input correctly in illustrator. Both files were saved ...
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Automate Export to Layers without overwriting

Here is the problem. I have a folder of PNGs. For each PNG, I want to create multiple PNGs with different styles applied to them. My approach was to create an action which creates multiple layers for ...
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Photoshop 3D Cube Rounded Corners

I have a cube that I created in Photoshop CS6 using the 3D tools. However, I want the corners on the cube to be rounded, similar to those on dice. How can I accomplish this? Here is an example of ...
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Transparency lost when placing a Photoshop CS5 image into Illustrator CS5

When placing a Photoshop CS5 image into an Illustrator CS5 file I'm losing the background transparency. Have never had this happen before. PDF's a acting the same way.
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anti-aliasing issues

This seems to happen most of the time, but more visible when you are importing as smart objects in Photoshop and resizing down. In the attached image you can see where the aliasing is getting really ...
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How to smooth out lines of rotated smart object in photoshop?

I am building some kind of mockup for business card and while i was trying to create the looks like cards are on top of each others i used smart object to easily change look of business card on all ...
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Preventing adding up of colors for multiple brush strokes

This is somewhat a newbie question, but I couldn't find any solution. While painting, if I lift up the brush and start painting again, colors start adding up at intersections. This makes it hard to ...
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Managing Design Assets and Modular Templates for an App

Does anyone know or use any tool or application programme that allows you to manage all design assets and its modular/page templates from your desktop or in a shared drive or even online? I am ...
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Transfer Photoshop animation timeline screenshots into After Effects?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could best transfer a Photoshop video timeline with screen shots to After Effects? I was creating a gif then it became a huge production of 301 ...
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Photoshop: Transform or Scale layer via keyboard shortcut?

I am looking for a way to scale/transform a Photoshop layer using the keyboard only. Similar to the way this is handled in InDesign would be ideal, with a dedicated keyboard shortcut I can assign ...
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How auto-preview as a value changes in Adobe Photoshop CC?

For example, if I try to change the color of a text object it only updates the color of the text when I release mouse button. Similarly, when I am changing the opacity, it updates the new graphic only ...
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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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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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Reverse Nearest Neighbor Algorithm in Image Scaling in Photoshop

Is there a way to reverse this method of image scaling in Photoshop? This is an example of what I mean: http://tech-algorithm.com/uploads/nneighbor01.png I need to reverse the process in order to ...
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Untenable rendering times (12+hrs) on simple 3D objects

I just upgraded to CC, and I haven't really done any 3D modeling before so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I made three fairly small objects: a table, a glass, and a beer bottle, as well as ...
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Unable to build a shape in an individual layer - CS6

I am an absolute newbie to photoshop and I can't seem to figure out how to create a shape that creates it's own layer without it being created behind an other. Any ideas guys??? Thanks, Connor ...
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Black Edges in Transparent PNG in Photoshop Save for Web

Is it possible to simply use Save for Web with resizing to produce images without black edges? My current Save for Web setting Left: original Top right: Save for Web (black edges) Middle right: ...
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Pre-render a video in PhotoShop

How can I load a video in the ram for smooth scrubbing in Photoshop? While scrubbing manually a green bar shows up at the top of the timeline. When I scrub very slowly, everything is loaded into the ...
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Animating 3 minute countdown timer in Photoshop

What would be the fastest way to animate 3 minute countdown timer in Photoshop? The countdown is in the following format: HH:MM:SS. I thought about creating three groups of layers: hours, minutes and ...
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Photoshop - converting text to smart object before printing

I just finished designing a piece which is 90%+ photography. In PSD, I had to touch up the photos and do sharpening, brightening, etc. Then I put small text captions on top of the photos. Rather than ...
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Photoshop - Difference between two images

I will try to explain my problem in few words. I have an image representing a person. Thanks to my code I manage to compute the background subtraction and have the resulting shape of the person in HSV ...
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Photoshop Action to Make Coloured Shapes from Swatch Library

This might be a bit farfetched for Photoshop, but I was wondering if there was the possibility of creating an action to make 42 rectangles by sourcing the colour from 42 swatches in the Swatches ...
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How to paste from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing aspect ratio?

I have vector artwork that is not aligned to a pixel grid in Illustrator. In CS5, I would be able to paste the vector object as a smart object into Photoshop file that was larger than the illustrator ...
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Resize text with bounding box and character styles - Photoshop C6/CC

Here is a video with the bug: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHJ1zvCed0 Resizing text with the bounding box can't be restored by character styles. No matter what you do, you have to create a new ...
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Ruler Tool line not showing up when dragging

When I try to use the ruler tool, the guide line does not show up until I release my mouse pointer, so I have to drag basically blind. This problem might have been caused by a settings change that I ...
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Adobe Photoshop XY coordinates export

I have tried to use amrok's script (given here). I'm trying to export the XY coordinates of corner points of a selection - ideally to a text file... Would you be able to help?
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Connect Photoshop to a render farm

Can I connect one instance of Photoshop to another (more powerful) computer to assist in rendering and manipulating photos? If so, how?