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Where does Photoshop get the pixel ratio from?

I have images that I generate via ImageMagick that are supposed to have a non-square pixel ratio. Photoshop seems to be able to detect that the pixel ratio is not square (I see that there is a custom ...
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how to save layers without sequenced serial numbers

We are exporting layers from PSD using the script command into png format. Each layer has a name and when they are exported and saved, the name is given in addition photoshop adds a sequenced serial ...
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Photoshop new versions path

I have a problem! In Adobe photoshop cs3, when I moved a path line holding the Ctrl button on one side, the other side did not move. Since i use Cs4, cs5 and cs5 the other side also changes. How do I ...
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How can i do this shadow and texture in photoshop?

I want do the shadow and texture in Adobe Photoshop. How can I do? Maybe use any brush to try?
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Animating Moving Fog/Mist in Photoshop Image

I am currently working on an animated GIF in Photoshop, and I need to find out how to animate moving fog/mist on the four corners of my GIF. I have the fog/mist already created, but however, I need to ...
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How best to recolour white to black while maining structure in Photoshop

What is a good approach in Photoshop to recolor the white to black tones while maintaining the structure of the hairs?
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How to un toggle locked options on panel

Whenever I right click anywhere on the screen it works. Its not my mouse. It appears I have locked it or done something to the panel where the paint brush and all those items are. Is this a glitch? I ...
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Photoshop CC 2015: “Place Linked” -> Target specific Artboard instead whole PSD

I use the "Place Linked" function a lot to keep my files organised. I recently switched to Artboards, so now I have multiple Artboards in a PSD. Is there a way to use the "Place Linked" function and ...
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Clear spot channels percentages in PS for digital printing?

I am setting up a clear spot channel for a file/files that will finish on a digital printer with CMYK+Clear. Is there any way to specify what percentage of coverage each clear spot channel will lay ...
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How can i create new guides every 8 pixels automatically ? [Ps CC]

i need to set up guides every 8 pixels for some custom patterns i'm making. Thing is, doing it all manually via View> New Guide... is excruciatingly slow and it just makes me feel dumb cause is so ...
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How to access pattern library (Photoshop CC)

I have just defined a creation as a pattern but I cannot find where it has gone. I wish to use the pattern in Illustrator as a pattern swatch. I appreciate this is a basic question but I have been ...
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Rasterized letter disappears in PS6

I made a letter into an outline shape in PS6. If I rasterize it so I can work on it, it disappears. How can I avoid this problem?
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How to control Bézier curves' direction lines in Photoshop?

What are the techniques and features for Photoshop to control the length and angles of the direction lines? For example, how to make two points on a line have the same length and angle of the ...
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Type>Area Type Options in photoshop cs6

how can I do « Type>Area Type Options » in photoshop or fireworks ? tool like this picture
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How can I resize PNGs so that an internal selection matches specified dimensions?

I'm using Photoshop, though any image program that can handle this issue and PNGs with transparency I would be open to. I have a multitude of images of picture frames right now, but they are ...
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edit/transform vs edit/tranform path - it works opposite!

If I select an area to transform, in the edit menu it says transform path instead of just transform. I'm not in quick mask mode, but if I change to quick mask, the menu reverts to simply transform. ...
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Prevent Photoshop from adding unnecessary prefix

I am trying to use the Export Option "Export Layers to Files" where Photoshop exports each individual layer to a separate file. You also get the option to enter a custom prefix that will be added to ...
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Saving as PDF in 300 dpi changes the resolution (PHOTOSHOP)

I would really appreciate your help. I 've been trying to figure this out for more than 5 days sadly on different types of software and finally I decided to download Photoshop CC and still no luck. I ...
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How to find and replace color of vector object in photoshop 6 like fireworks?

I'm using Adobe firworks from 4 years. now i switched to photoshop. i'm facing a problem in photoshop how to change the color of all vector objects in only one or two steps. i have tried copy and ...
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How to Batch Export Background Layer in PS or Bridge

I have thousands of tif files that all have different adjustment layers, but all have a background layer in the document. Sometimes the background layer visibility is turned on, sometimes it isn't. (...
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How to use a .GIF in a paste special > into?

Or a similar method. Using Photoshop CS6 and I'm trying to take a gif and paste it into the shape in an already made image, in this case it's a circle. Like how you do paste special > paste into and ...
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Photoshop / Bridge - Search multiple PSDs by text or layer name

Is there a tool or script that can be run in Adobe Bridge or Photoshop CS6 that allows you to search multiple PSDs in a folder by text contents or layer name? Basically a grep for Photoshop files. I'm ...
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Photoshop Action - Incremental Save?

I'm trying to create an action, but when I run it, all the save points save over the same filename I used when I created the recording. I can get around this by clicking the box (asking for user input)...
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Which Photoshop commands are affected by the gray color profile?

In Adobe Photoshop’s Color Settings, you can choose different working spaces for gray: Dot Gain 15% (the default for Europe) Dot Gain 20% (the default for North America) Gray Gamma 2.2 (the default ...
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Copying and Pasting images from one ps tab to another get resized

Im experiencing the following problem: When I copy and image from one photoshop tab to another it gets resized automatically. My image is 25*25 and I want to place it in a A3 paper, so it does fit ...
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Inkscape to icon

I want to create Windows Icons (.ico). First I create a drawing in Inkspace, next I export it as png. I open the png in Photoshop and save it as icon, but the result is ugly. How do I make a crisp ...
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Photoshop CC2015: Make transform, (and other), options persistent?

Is there a way to make specific settings stick? Example: I place a graphic in Photoshop Set a left/center reference point Select Maintain Aspect Ratio Scale object and commit changes After looking ...
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PNGs look wrong when saved

I am making an animation for a school project using blender, and I need some textures with transparent backgrounds in order to do this. When I save my image as a .PNG it looks square-ish and not ...
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How to automate producing m×n matrix with original image by cloning and moving layers in Photoshop CC?

I have a set of images in a directory. They all have different sizes, like for instance first has 350×450px, the other one 500×500px etc… I need to take each and create psd or jpg image that repeats ...
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Rotating .gif issues photoshop?

I want to make a spinning gif of a default black cursor, as shown below: I have been trying to make the gif on photoshop, using the video timeline. I basically have 3 Transform keyframes: at 0 ...
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Cannot use a move tool in photoshop

Hope someone can help me. I never had this problem before with photoshop however whenever i try to click a layer with a move tool it somehow automatically move to a different layer - mainly my first ...
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Adobe Photoshop : Display text-selection in correct format

I am working on a photoshop design for a font-design which will be inserted in html. Right now, when the text is selected, it looks differently in Photoshop and differently in browser(FF). As you ...
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a way to Tone down/ fix an image to prevent darkening/ bluring if shrinked

I am trying to make a customized keychain using shrink plastic (anyone familiar with shrinky dinks? ) I use an inkjet printer to print directly on the shrink plastic I noticed that after baking, ...
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Photo with transparent coloured overlay has lots of artifacts when exported from PS

Ive got a high res photo that ive placed a transparent coloured overlay ontop of. In photoshop this looks fine, but when i export it either by File > Save As > Jpeg or File > Export for web ...
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How to change the color of one letter from a variable

I am trying to make a number of similar images from a text variable. I want one letter of this variable to be a different color in the final image. The problem is the text can vary slightly in length, ...
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What is the perfect size for an invitation card double faced?

I'm working on a design for an invitation card, i'm working on a size: 700px x 1024px [including trim area] , 300 resolution based of a template for MOO service. what do you think about this size ...
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How to create a light sheen/gradient with Photoshop

I am trying to replicate the slight matte/sheen effect seen on this blue Visa card graphic, and was wondering what would be the best approach to replicate a color gradient such as this. I used to ...
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Opacity of layer affects clipping masks

Most of the time I use clipping masks only to keep painting within certain borders. But how do I change the opacity of the mask, while preserving its shape? Say I drew many little particles and want ...
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using mock up effect from Photoshop to illustrator

Hi, is it possible to use this mockup effect which I have done using Photoshop can be used in illustrator without getting it blurred? Thanks.
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Is there a way to use bitmap font with Photoshop?

I have an image file with the font that I have created. Is there a way to map this bitmap font to characters and use it with a typing tool in Photoshop? Maybe there is some kind of a plugin?
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How to create animation like asana load screen - where 3 lines of text are circling?

Stuck on creating a Photoshop animation like asana load screen. initially 3 lines of copy is circling up - moving up. Attached example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/44o37b93ltfmaug/asana-animation_1.mov?...
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Convert vector mask to shape layer

I have a Photoshop document with many raster layers with Vector Masks applied. I would like to convert these to actual Shape layers. Is there a better (easier) way to do this than: Select the ...
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Photoshop: Tapering objects while transforming will distort images like in perspective. No idea across web so far

Does someone have an idea how to taper and retain y-position of the images? thanks Hannes
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Can you execute a PS action on windows explorer search results, rather than a folder path?

In windows explorer I search a folder for something like image.jpg. Is there any way to apply a photoshop action to the results of this search like I would to a folder of images? Could I plug in the ...
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Is there a way to erase text, but still keep the text editable in Photoshop?

I need to create an image for a client, but they want an editable PSD copy, and for the effect I need to use, I need the text on a portion of the layer to be erased but still have the text be editable....
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Is it possible to export a PSD from Illustrator and preserve layer styles and shapes?

I'm testing this new workflow to be able to work in Sketch, export the SVG to Illustrator, do some magic there, and produce the PSD. But I'm having trouble making it export the vector shapes as ...
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Photoshop + Illustrator smart object causing bleeding

I've created an icon in Illustrator with a canvas of 22x44 pixels. I've meticulously ensured that each point in the drawing is snapped to a pixel. Here's a screen capture of part of it: As you can ...
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positioning elements in photoshop with 3d postcard

when using 3d postcard from layer in photoshop, is there a way to save or repeat the same action on other layers. To place the elements at the same place in space ? is there s a way to save the ...
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How to inverse a shape in Photoshop

I have a shape that is basically the inverse of the shape I am trying to make. I have the outline of the shape and a square around it, but what I want is the shape inside of it. What I have: (black ...
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Diference of 1px from illustrator to photoshop

Having a doubt that I can't see anywhere solved. It's about the diference between px in illustrator & photoshop. Let me show you what i mean. 2 equal files (72 dpi etc etc). And 1 shape. In ...