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Make multiple variations from 1 master file

I'm making business cards in photoshop and want to have multiple variations of the same "base". For example let's assume we have something like this: We want this to be our Master File. Child files ...
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How do I find out what the high level differences are between two partially different PSDs?

How do I find out what the high level differences are between two partially different PSDs? I can diff them as binary/text files, but I would prefer something like added layer x moved item y two ...
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record action to change layer style using foreground color

how to, if possible, record an action that sets the current color overlay (layer style) to the foreground color? Meaning, adding a layer style of type color overlay with the foreground color (without ...
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Photoshop 3D object looks high quality only when moving it

I am working on some textures for 3D .obj files in photoshop cs6 extended. The objects look pretty pixelated and low quality, but when I move the object mesh, or scene, or camera, it instantly renders ...
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Connecting drawn lines from a tablet in Photoshop

I recently bought a Wacom tablet for someone I know as she is interested in getting into the digital design industry. She's mainly just been doodling some drawings in Photoshop with it at the moment, ...
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Photoshop shows outline around mask when exported to PDF

I have a file in Photoshop CS5 that has a photo on a layer that is cropped with a clipping mask (just a black rectangle). In Photoshop the image appears correctly but when I save as a PDF and open ...
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Photoshop CS 6: Oblique perspective tile set creation - preserving quality

I am creating texture maps for my oblique perspective RPG... I am able to create the front aspect fine, but run into issues with the side/45 degree angle texturing. I don't want to have to redraw ...
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Need to replicate a split toning (with a colored image)

I've been using the Split Toning functionality of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw for some time now -- you can see the effect in this video. How would I go about performing adjustments like these in ...
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Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
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Custom Background Resizing As Needed

Is it possible to make a square pattern gradient coloured background that resizes as a webpage grows downwards? A square pattern, dark color - light color - dark color etc and as it goes up it gets ...
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Picture loses quality upon saving in photoshop

I am using adobe photoshop cs5, i am transforming my picture into black and white via "Calculations" and then i apply "Shadows and Highlights" filter. It actually looks very good in photoshop but it ...
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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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Photoshop: Undoing after shift-clicking with brush

This is something very basic, but annoys me since ever. Using the brush tool (B), I can click at point "A", then shift-click at point "B". A line is drawn from "A" to "B". Simple and effective - I use ...
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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 reduce screenshot dimensions for putting in a macbook mockup?

I need to put a screenshot(of a desktop application) in a macbook mockup. But I'm facing some issues. The mockup I have wants a screenshot of 2880x1800px but my system screen is not that big. I have ...
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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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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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Alpha for each layer

How can I set a script that applies an alpha channel for each layer in the PSD file? An action makes it for one layer only. I`d like to have an ability to automate it for a bunch of layers.
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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 ...
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Import/export clipping path only from Photoshop?

I'm working with another designer and we exchange PSD's where we both create clipping masks for objects in the photograph. As the files are quite big, I was wondering if there is a way to only ...
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Applying a fill to multiple layers using Option/CMD + Delete in Photoshop CS6

Similar to what can be done in Illustrator is there a way to apply one fill to multiple selected layers with or without the hotkey, Option/CMD + Delete vs. applying the fill to each individually?
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Same pattern does not apply to duplicate layer in Photoshop

I've made some random text in photoshop. I want to make that text look like mirror image, like in picture below: But the problem that I'm facing is, that I'm using pattern overlay effect on my ...
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My options to link large image into AI file

My .psd file has a resolution of 6m x 3m @ 150 DPI. This makes it 35433px x 5906px in size. Photoshop CS6 saves the file as .tiff or .psb only. When I first import into Illustrator I get an error that ...
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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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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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PNG when Save file Size increased

I have just reduced the size of a png from 512 x512 to 256 x 256px and the file size has gone from 100kb to 165kb? Why is this happening and more important how can I reduce file size below 100kb after ...
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How to Set JPG Type as The default save type in Photoshop CS6

Is there any option to save a file only in .jpg file format in Photoshop CS6? Actually I don't want to take any scrolling to indicate JPG mode when I'm going to save or save as an image.
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How to create photo effect like Under the skin

I'm want create photo-effect like this I'm guess it 2 layer blend or mask with the subject(woman) and forest but how I re-create it in Photoshop Thanks
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*.png file seems to increase in filesize without any change

I have to save my images as png-8, 300ppp, with Photoshop CS6 and always works good. But today, the same image yesterday was 250kb, today is 1.1MB, without making any change. Can somebody help me, ...
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Purple text on dark background too blurry when uploading to facebook (saved as png)

I'm going nuts here. I'll try to be straight to the point. I'm using Photoshop CC and have this dark background image for a poster with some text info. Sentences in white, three infos in purple, ...
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Pixelated outline circle

I have no photoshop experience i am a developer i am trying to create a outline of a circle but it always looks pixelatted. I have attached my attempt. Can someone please help or point my to a ...
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Photoshop - How to apply an indexed color palette when saving individual slices using “Save for Web”?

I'm basically trying to optimize "Save for Web & Devices" in Adobe Photoshop for pixel art. What I want is to apply an indexed color palette to all the individual images saved when using the ...
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match color of brighter area to the darker within the same image

I want to match the dark area on the bottom right of my image to the bright area on the top left. I have tried equalizing and working with levels to no avail. Thanks
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Can I get more info added to my Custom Output Settings in Photoshop (dimensions/color mode)?

When saving for the web, Photoshop lets you set some default Output Settings for the filename. Some of these options include the documents name, today's date, and the various slice names. I would like ...
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how do you combine two images in order to form a background in photoshop?

okay so I made this picture but the backgrounds off and the blur tool is not helping in what ways can i make these lines go away and the images flow more?
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Rectangle tool properties adobe photoshop

What is the 2 color (black) next to normal red color ?
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connect the 2 path using photoshop

I have attach a jpeg that has a 2 path disconnected. I would to like to connect it. Pls advice
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How to create this header background in Photoshop

I'd like to know how to create the header background in the following image (taken from here). I'm referring to the grid of images behind the search box. Clearly those are just square colored images ...
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White border around picture after saving in Photoshop

I'm making a logo in PS which is gonna go on a website. It is supposed to be just the logo and the main background of the webpage. But when I either save in .png or .gif format I get a small white ...
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Crop images from Layers in PSD file

I have a PSD file which contains many Layers and each layer contains either some image or text. I want to get/extract in a combined form e.g. one text layer and one image layer combined. Can any one ...
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Cropping a shape out of a jpg to overlay over another image

I would like to crop a shape (bandana) out of an fabric swatch image jpg to overlay over another image (person) in another jpg, could you tell me how to do this please?
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Is it some bevel or emboss job?

How do I make the picture of right hand side from left hand side. I'm using Photoshop CS4. I tried some bevel and emboss but couldn't get the exact effect. Could someone assist me ?