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Problem opening pattern file in photoshop cs5

Pattern: Link to pattern. I downloaded this pattern from the internet but all the included patterns show as blank tiles in preset manager. Any tips on how to get these to show? (I have ...
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Can you export all layer comps as JPG without Photoshop?

We have various other parts of the business who want to view Photoshop designs that make use of layer comps but don't have Photoshop. The expense of a Photoshop license just for this is not ...
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Photoshop Marquee Tool - Lost square corners

Our computer is used by several people and somehow the rectangle marquee tool lost its square corners and now only shows rounded corners. How to change the marquee tool back to the square corners? ...
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Should I use anti-aliasing built-in function in photoshop for pixel art?

Currently I'm practising some pixelart drawing for games. But when I do anti-aliasing for lines, I don't know whether I should draw them by hand or just tick anti-aliasing box in photoshop. Could you ...
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Image Sizing problem from photoshop to web

I'm new to the web designing stuff, so I bought a template. I want to change some text in my header. It is saved as a png image. I opened the PSD file in photoshop and changed the text. I then ...
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How to change smart object outlines and colors?

I was wondering if there is a way to alter the color of the Smart object that has been inputted into Photoshop. Basically, I have a series of glyphs that need to be altered so they have new ...
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Aligning button backgrounds to pixel boundaries in photoshop

I'm having trouble with getting exact locations and sizes when creating background graphics for my buttons. I can never get a clean x pixels by y pixels - it always ends up having a couple decimal ...
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Toggle visibility of only one of a group of layers?

I have 5 layers in a group in Photoshop that represent five states of an app screen. Only one would be shown at a time. Is there a way to get Photoshop so that it only solo's one of the five in the ...
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Images appear darker on the top part of my image and lighter on the bottom

The title doesn't explain my problem as accurately as I'd like, but there's just no other way I can word it. I'm using Photoshop CS5. I made a group of layers at the bottom of my image that all have ...
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Placing images in Illustrator CS5

When I place images in Illustrator CS5, I face the following problems. I have a AI-CS5.1 file which is 902 KB in size. I have a image file in JPG format which is 618 KB in size. The File is 1600 ...
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Is it possible to do this Illustrator tutorial in Photoshop?

I am in the process of learning photoshop and came across this tutorial which create a great text effect, however it is written for illustrator. Does anybody know if there are any similar guides for ...
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Photoshop multi-layered smart object file–need help converting into.gif

For a web project, I've created a multilayered file that contains smart object glyphs. It is basically a PSD with a white background file and maybe 20 or so different smart objects placed on different ...
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How to ensure scalability of logo design?

How can I make my logo suitable for all purposes, from webpages to very large printed banners? I currently use use Photoshop.
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Why can't I select 'Monitor RGB' in Proof Setup of Photoshop or Illustrator?

I'm trying to get a consistent look between my web and Adobe suite. At the moment, colors are vastly different, being washed out in photoshop and illustrator. My understanding is I can simply go into ...
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Reduce file size without losing quality

I would like to save files in Photoshop but keep them as small as possible. I use Save for Web (and Devices) and save as a JPEG. Here are the settings I used: I really do not want to lower the ...
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How to remove low-alpha pixels in photoshop

Assume that I have a png image of size 32x32(1024 pixels). It consists of x pixels with alpha > 60% and (1024-x) pixel with alpha < 25%. Could you please tell me how to remove all low-alpha( alpha ...
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How to study for Adobe Photoshop ACE exam?

I'm planing to take the Adobe Photoshop ACE certification. I would like to know if is there any specific material and what is the recommended approach to study for the exam?
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How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?

Assume that I have an A color with value 0xff0f0f and two basic black and white colors. How can I create quickly a swatch consists of all medium colors between white and A(lighter) and between A and ...
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Convert foreground motif to degrees of transparency?

I have a 24-bit PNG where the motif is a subtle pattern. The pattern itself is in light greys, i.e. the background color of the PNG is #eee and the pattern is in a range of slightly darker greys. I ...
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How to automate exporting multiple PNGs with different sizes from Photoshop?

I have a .psd file with a 96px x 96px resolution. Now I want to save this as four .png files with different resolutions such as 36px x 36px, 48px x 48px, 72px x 72px and 96px x 96px. Instead of ...
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Portable file format to export Photoshop layers

I'm working on web-apps and frequently have to slice designer-made PSD files as HTML. However, I'm a GNU/Linux user, and in Gimp, PSD files look different than in Photoshop, so I'm forced to use a ...
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Element naming conventions / inspiration [closed]

I work in front end markup so I'm constantly templating site. Does anyone know of good resources to learn some good conventions or inspiration for element names? I like names that relate to print ...
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Which program to use for a 3D logo

I am starting to develop a logo, but I want to know the best medium to work with. The size of the logo should never have to exceed 500 x 500 pixels, so I'm not sure if that should be taken into ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Masking using layers with stroke?

I'm working with Google Maps in making a campus map comprised of a number of tile overlays. Two of these overlays- accessibility (paths) and parking- are layered under other elements (with strokes) ...
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What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?

A lot of designers use Photoshop as a design and mockup tool. And in doing so, one of the last steps can be to get a lot of the colour information out so things like gradients and dynamic text can be ...
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How do I make photoshop only use a certain color set?

I want to make it so that I can change an image so that it only uses the colors I have listed, and if it doesn't have it, it changes to the closest available color. Is that possible and if so how?
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How to duplicate a group to a new document having this document the exact same size as the group?

I am using Photoshop CS3 and I have been given a quite big PSD with a lot of elements in it. I want to select one of these groups in the layer pane and copy it to a new document, and this document ...
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Create Circle Stripes

I want to generate circles like in this picture. It is an overlay and I need the overlay alone. It looks like circles in circles each with a width and a margin of one pixel. How can I generate such ...
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Creating a text website logo using a tablet (for a beginner)

My girlfriend is a very keen drawer, and would like to somehow transfer her ideas from paper onto the computer - she's drawn many different versions which she wanted to scan in, but I figured it'd be ...
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Best practices for exporting images from vector / eps artwork

I'm taking my first steps into the waters of vector design, designing a simple logo (in 'Sketch' for mac - an illustrator alternative). This went well until it came time to export the artwork for a ...
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Speckled background effect?

I see this type of background a lot: It's usually a light gray with slightly darker gray specks, but this is a pretty dark grey with lighter gray specks. How is this sort of thing done in photoshop? ...
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How to get the color of the shadow in the different blending mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes? I have an inner shadow effect applied to a shape with blending mode multiply. How to get the ...
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Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes?

I have to make a button with some shadows using HTML/CSS and I've been provided with a PSD file, which has a shape of the button and some effects applied to it. One of the effects is an inner shadow. ...
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Scaling up images with text and near-solid color backgrounds

I want to use the following image in an HD video: I'd like to use this image at a width of 400 pixels. As far as I know, there are no higher resolution versions available so I'm looking to scale up ...
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Is there a simple way to copy all text in PSD file?

Is there a simple way to copy all text in PSD file? I work with PSD layouts with many separate text layers and they often contain only one word.
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32 Bit PNG's won't save as png?

Just for some background knowledge. I am absolutely terrible with graphics, but I attempt anyway. I am trying to create a dead simple graphic for my Android APplication while trying to follow the ...
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How to create a shape, in a form of two basic shapes partially substracted?

When I have a circle shape and now I substract from it a little square in the middle, what I get is a shape that looks like hollowed circle. But in fact in its paths I still have my whole shape of ...
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illustration tools for beginners

I'm a software developer and am working on a personal project (website + iphone/ipad app). I need simple illustrations for these to fill in the blanks until the project gets "some" paying customers or ...
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Glossy See through web graphic

What's the best way to create something similar to the panel that the controller sits in: This is for the web and using photoshop. I think the gist of it is an inner glow on a low opacity ...
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How to change border color of this image in Photoshop?

I have a button image in a PSD file. The image is in single layer. I want to change the color of the border to a bright green color. How do I do that in Photoshop? Thanks!
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Create a pencil or sketched style in photoshop for websites

I found this image on the internet: I want to use this style on some icons. Is there anyone familiar with this style and do you have an advice for me?
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How do I move a layer 1px Down and 1px Right?

I have created a layer and I need to move it exactly 1 pixel right and 1 pixel down. How do I do it? Please help.
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Square background to text in Photoshop (like on movie subtitles…)

Does anyone know a way of addding a square background to text in photoshop? I want something like the same effect that is on subtitles in movies. See examples below. I can do it with adding a new ...
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How do I preserve transparency over a 'paste' operation in photoshop?

Basic situation: I have an image with a complex alpha channel (ie. feathered, complex non-linear edges). I have an image I want to overlay on top of the first image using a blend option like ...
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Recreating a Photoshop Gradient From a Bitmap Screenshot

What's the most accurate technique for re-creating a gradient in Photoshop from a bitmap image like a screenshot? So far I've been using the dropper tool to pick out colors and manually set color ...
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export icon from illustrator to Photoshop with transparency

I have an icon in illustrator but when I export to Photoshop I get white around the shadow in the image. Please advise how to remove the white. I have the icon in layers. original ai file ...
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Clearly display small font size

What techniques (or different fonts) could I use to fonts to make small text (about 10px) look nice in Photoshop? Here is what I tried, but every time it looks blurry, or too bold:
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Color Picker in Photoshop is wrong

I'm having problems with my color picker in photoshop CS5 Image 1: I select the black [ish] bar. Color picker returns gray. Image 2: I select the white [ish] background below the black bar, color ...
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Dividing a canvas into regions with photoshop?

I'm working on a CD foldup for a friend and it's a tri-folded 12cm by 36cm sheet printed on both sides. It creates six 12cm by 12cm pages, but I'm not sure how to work on it in photoshop. Should I ...
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How to create a glossy photo?

I have seen photos that have a nice glossy sheen or shine to them when viewed on the web. I would like to replicate this view but in searches I am only able to find how to do this with text or icons ...