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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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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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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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How can I best represent scaling when painting?

I want to add a scale to a drawing without putting an object for scale in it. I have no problem showing the scale of an object by putting something like a human or a banana next to it, but how can I ...
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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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What is the best way to remove the clouds from the background?

I'm trying to remove the clouds from the picture as cleanly as possible while keeping the wires still visible. What I'm aiming for is the structure with the sky cut out. I'd rather not make a path ...
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How can I make a png's Alpha contain undetectable colours?

Okay, I'll try to make a long story short. I use PS elements 8 (yeah I know that barely counts a PS). I make textures for a video game mod, and I came across a problem. To help explain I quickly put ...
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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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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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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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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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Transparent CMYK?

I am in the print field and relatively new to Adobe Photoshop. I have a lot of situations where I would like to have CMYK over a transparent background. We place .psd files into illustrator for ...
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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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Different colors and shadows when opening an image in photoshop and after saving the picture

I am working on Photoshop CS6 and i face the following problem. When I open a jpg file on Photoshop CS6, the image appears to be much more dark than the original jpg. If I start editing the picture ...
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Is it possible to edit the blacks used when converting an image from RGB to CMYK?

I was printing an image today with a lot of blacks today on a large HP printer. You can see in the image below that some of the ink did not completely dry. This sometimes happens on film but never on ...
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Using Mask to trace transparent space inside Text

I have a text which has transparent space in it. I wanted to trace that space in order to use it as a clipping mask for an image. I selected the space using magic wand. I some how did something and ...
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Background Front Ground and layers

I have one background layer which have hands and trousers, one front ground layer image which is my design and several different colours of T Shirt. I am using script export layers to files(fast). My ...
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How can I create a mosaic with my own tessellating tile shape?

The effect I want to achieve is the same as the one created by 'create object mosaic' command in Illustrator - but using my tile shape instead of a square or rectangle. I have created the effect I ...
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Content aware patching while keeping Smartobject?

TL;DR How do I use Content aware patching while keeping the layer as Smartobject? I'm currently creating a poster for cake selling of my school I'm a huge fan of working on Smartobjects only. ...
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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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Can I create a layer mask from a video layer?

I have rotoscoped a shot on the photoshop video timeline and want to use this to create a layer mask. Thank you in advance!
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How can I apply data set to a smart object in Photoshop?

I have a .psd file of some mock-up boxes, and I want to apply different text to multiple versions. The solution here is good, but doesn't seem to work with smart objects. The file that I have has the ...
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How to replace color in photoshop via javascript?

I have to replace one specific color to another via javascript. How can I solve this?
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Does the eyedropper in Photoshop CS5 behave differently than in CS6?

I'm having this weird issue where I received PSDs to work on, and I'm on a Mac if that has anything to do with it, and I've eye-dropped colors here and there from the darkest pixel whenever the ...
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Making existing icons flat

How can I make existing icons flat? I tried to find any tutorial about this, but there is almost none. Is there anyone that knows about this stuff? For example: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Photoshop Linked Smart Object not 100% scale

Im trying to use the linked smart object function in some of my documents and mostly works well but Im having some weird problem that happens sometimes. Ill do the same thing with placing a linked ...
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change various colours automatically to white in photoshop if there are not in the swatches

I'm trying to get 12 colours plus white (so 13) on my images. I have various shades of colours that appeared which I would like to transform to white. Any ideas how to do this ? Many thanks !
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Saving each layer as serparate file but with master template

I recently figured out how to save each layer as a separate file in photoshop. I do this when editing a gif image. Now, however, i have a layer below (layer 0) and a layer on top(72) and i want ...
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Readable/clearer type on 3D rotated images

I'm using a lot of 3D rotated images, especially in mockups. I've always noticed that text become slightly less clear when they're rotated. I've always accepted this, since I thought there was no way ...
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Smart Object Layer Visibility with Layer Comps

I wanted to create a set of layer comps but ran into a problem when trying to toggle the visibility of layers within a smart object. Let's say I have a document with smart object. I want 1/5 layers ...
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Making Text Not Working?

I am trying to design a cool looking design but I was in the middle of masking the text when it just wouldn't let me anymore. No error message or anything came up but it just got to a point where it ...
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How to slice this pattern for HTML/CSS

I want to slice this element: So it's only, for example, 20 x 20 px. I can't do this normally; if I slice this image, and repeat it then I do not have a beautiful background. How can I slice it ...
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Photoshop - Can't fill in pixels with pencil tool

I'm using the pencil tool with a 1 px brush. I'm trying to fill in some pixels, but in the pictures below there are certain pixels I cannot fill in. If I use the pencil tool on them, nothing happens. ...
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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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How difficult would it be to upgrade from Photoshop CS6 to CC 2015?

I currently work on Adobe Photoshop CS6 v13.0 Extended. But i am planning to upgrade the software to the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.I would like to know if there will be any notable change in the ...
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How to convert all groups into smart objects photoshop 2014.2.1

How to convert all groups into smart objects photoshop 2014.2.1 Here image of my groups I want to convert all of them into smart objects as a batch not 1 by 1 :D