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Photoshop with Wacom Intuos4: can't draw on low part of canvas

After photoshop started and once it get focus, I can move stylus to low part of the screen. But if I switch to other app's windows, stylus can be moved to full screen. I found a similar case on ...
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Is there any shortcut key to open vertical and horizontal guide line in photoshop cs5

I am trying to create new horizontal and vertical guides in Photoshop CS5. 1) view -> New Guide -> Vertical (this is for vertical guide line); 2) view -> New Guide -> Horizontal (this is for ...
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Compensating for darkening that occurs during lamination

My printer has requested that a batch of graphic files be lightened by 5% to compensate for darkening that happens when the print is laminated. That would have been easy, until I asked, "What about ...
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disable automatic update of text layers in Photoshop

How do I disable the automatic update of text layers when I open a .psd document? The problem is that when I open big .psd files, this update lasts very long and wastes me a lot of time... Thank you ...
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Name and possibly a tutorial for this inset rounded rectangle technique

I am speaking about the drop-in effect around the round edges. I like the fact that the actual theme seems to be a bit further back and the border is closer to the viewer. I can gather that a ...
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How can I combine multiple PDF files into one?

I have made my CV using Photoshop CS5.1 (3 separate files) and need to convert it to a single PDF file. I've done it before using a free download but can't remember what it was...does anybody know? Or ...
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How can I make Photoshop always open a new document with the same settings?

I always want to open a new document with the same size, resolution, colourmode etc. Photoshop annoyingly defaults to the clipboard etc. Is there any way to make the New dialog always open with my ...
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Reverse-engineer alpha channel

This is something that I stumble over occasionally. I have an image that was clearly created using some form of blending / alpha channel magic, usually for things like smooth edges. For example: ...
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Is Gimpshop equally good as Gimp?

I am a photoshop user who is looking for a free alternative. Gimp is usually the answer. When looking for downloads I stumbled upon 'gimpshop', a gimp distro that is layout for the convenience of ...
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Why are Photoshop CS5.5's blending options suddenly not fully functional for me?

This seems to have happened all of the sudden; When I try to add any effects besides color and gradient overlay to any given layer, that action has no effect on the canvas. I've tried the opacity ...
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Can I automate saving different combinations of layers?

I have a source file for an icon. It has a base layer which is the icon background, and a number of layer folders, each of which contains layers for each individual icon. There are 20 or so of these ...
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Can't save PSD as JPEG

I have a PSD file with one layer. When I try to save as JPEG it doesn't show JPEG and other formats as an option. It only displays a limited set of formats (5) including Photoshop. When I manually ...
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What does “art will be arched 12%” and how do I do it in Photoshop (or other)?

I have some drinking mugs that can hold artwork in the liner. I have just the mugs, not any pre-printed art. The artwork template (here is the PDF) states After submission of artwork, art will be ...
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If I make a design in RGB mode and then change it to CMYK how will it look when it's printed?

I'm making a business card in Photoshop and it needs to be in CMYK mode. Now, I'm using a logo on it that I previously made for the client in RGB mode and when I put it into the CMYK mode business ...
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Extract individual layers from a PSD without much effort

I have to daily work with PSDs of iPhone Apps. These PSDs contains App designs like buttons, texts, background images, etc. I have to extract images of each elements from these PSDs and convert it to ...
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Calibration and Photoshop Color Settings

I use Windows 7. I calibrated my monitor with ColorMunki and use this profile as my default monitor profile. It looks great as I see the difference between non-calibrated and calibrated. Colors and ...
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Strange problem with Photoshop font

I have very strange problem with Photoshop CS4 and CS5 on Windows XP and Windows 7. I've Installed all necessery fonts for template that I receive from graphic designer. This fonts was Sansation and ...
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How do you say “Layer” in Chinese? As in photoshop layer

I'm setting up graphic designs that will be printed in mainland China. Some layers of the image are just there to show print instructions, and should never be printed. What's Chinese for "Layer" as ...
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Is it posible to collapse/expand all Groups in Photoshop Layers Panel?

I have a photoshop file with a lot of groups inside and inside those groups even more groups, to get to a layer that I want is a looong way, and after that its even longer to colapse back so I can get ...
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How to create a bulk load of similar buttons using PS CS5?

What is a good way of creating a bulk load of buttons using photoshop CS5? They are all the same background, and size, but different overlay text. Please bear in mind I am new to PS but have an ...
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Copying layer from photoshop (linked mask layers?)

I downloaded a PSD from http://iconsweets.com/ The PSD has several icons, each on its own layer. I think they use linked layer masks or something, but I can't figure out how to copy just one icon to ...
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How to draw exactly 1/3 circle in Photoshop?

I need to do a pie chart with exact 1/3 chunks. Obviously it's easy to do a quarter circle - just cut the circle in half and then cut that half in half. But how would I do 1/3 circle?
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How do I illustrate a somewhat simple human figure?

I want to make similar videos like these guys. I therefore have to draw some stickman and make them animate somehow. My Questions: How to draw stickmen. No, really, how? What to watch out for ...
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Resizing vector paths to pixel bounds

I have an iOS layout designed for Retina, which means it's double the resolution of the older devices. To create standard-resolution PNGs, I would need to scale down the design by 50%. Problem is, I ...
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Is there a way to extrude an image in Photoshop?

I want to create a new icon for my application according to the new Android Design Guidelines. Is there any way to get my 2D silhouette and automatically extrude it to create the 3D effect?
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Photoshop: X, Y, W, H

I'm addicted to using the X, Y, W, and H parameters in the upper right of the window in Illustrator . It makes precision layouts, resizes, and measurements trivially easy. I understand you can get ...
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Why do my rulers not line up sometimes?

Sometimes, in Photoshop, my rulers are off centre: In this case I have the Move Tool selected, I've just placed the image of the pin. It always seems to go away after a while, but I haven't worked ...
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How can I create a tile-able version of this background?

This question has 2 parts: How can I create the background of this image in Photoshop? How can I make it tile-able? By the way, are there any sites that show off tile-able backgrounds that have a ...
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Automate image creation with addition of number, that increases with each iteration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a batch job, numbering images (writing text on them) from 1 to 100 in Photoshop? I have an image and I'm adding number to it as a Type layer with some ...
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Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer

I am in UI design, and currently looking for jobs, and realized that photoshop skills, and being able to create your designs yourself was a big plus for potential jobs. I have some photoshop skills ...
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Resize smart objects keeping certain aspect ratio of only certain elements constant

I came across a very interesting psd file today. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56753740/tag-cloud.psd (original source http://www.premiumpixels.com/) The file contains a lot of tags with different widths ...
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Exporting groups of layers from a PSD to a single PNG file using Photoshop

What is the fastest way by which I can save a group of layers as a single .png file with empty spaces around the group of layers trimmed. I know I can run a script to export every single layer to a ...
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Any ideas on how to get this TV faded color effect?

I've been trying to get this effect in Photoshop. I thought about creating 3 semi-transparent layers with the same image and having the images slightly unaligned (to give that ghost or faded trace). ...
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Creating a circle following a pattern

I'm trying to come up with a new logo for my tireshop, and I'm trying to create a tire in Photoshop. I really like the outline of this one: How is a circle outline like this created? I know how to ...
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How to scale down to an exact pixel dimension?

I'm copying and pasting an Illustrator CS3 vector graphic into Photoshop CS3. I need it to be exactly 32px high, so I enter "32px" in the transform settings. To my chagrin, the final image comes ...
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Keep Smart Object's percent resize in Photoshop CS5

I've been used to resize Smart Objects in Photoshop CS2 without loose information on the original size of the object. In CS2 If I resize the object from 100% to 98% in width + height resize fields ...
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Issue with Calibri typeface in Photoshop CS4

I have a very instersting issue with Photoshop CS4 and the Calibri typeface that I was hoping somebody would be able to help with. Certain characters when typed next to each other produce an odd ...
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Is it possible to scale using nearest neighbour with the transform tool?

I have a selection I want to enlarge using nearest neighbour. I don't want to scale the whole image, just a selection. Is this possible?
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Trying to Export From Photoshop to Illustrator

I am currently trying to export a few layers from Photoshop to Illustrator. However whenever I try and export, I get a blank ai document. I've also tried creating paths from my text (this is just ...
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Can I connect multiple line segments to a single point using the pen tool in photoshop?

I'm using the pen tool in CS5 to draw shapes, and I'm getting more comfortable with it, but one thing I'd really like to be able to do is add to a path. For example, if I draw a circle, I'd like to ...
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Photoshop: Why does the Hand Tool icon flicker when choosing 'Add a layer style' from the Layers palette?

Does anyone else see this? Is there a reason why this happens or is it a bug? (Photoshop CS5.1 on OS X 10.7.2, not sure if this happens in previous Photoshop or OS X versions.) Steps to reproduce: ...
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how to do body painting in photoshop?

I have photo of a person and a texture. I'd like paint this body with this texture. How can I do it in photoshop? An example : ...
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How do I export a JPG with the same color profile as my Photoshop workspace?

I created a design for a webpage in Photoshop and got all the colors looking perfect. However, when I export it to a jpeg and view it outside of Photoshop the colors are completely different. If I ...
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Any way to use an Android tablet as a cheap touch-screen (display + pointer-input-device) for Photoshop?

Is there a way (a hack; a commercial app; etc...) which enables me to use any of the available <300$ tablets as a pen-input device to my PC? And specifically in Photoshop? Wacom's offerings are ...
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How to resize vector masks without changing the size-ratio of round corners of it?

Let's say that I have a vector mask of 200px-w 150px-h rectangle with 8 px curved corners. If I want to resize this to 100px-w 100px-h without changing the size-ratio of round corners, how do I do ...
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How to create coloured smoke effect for logo

I'd like to recreate the effect used in this picture. How can I do this in Photoshop?
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Is it possible to setup a PSD to 256 colours?

I know it's possible to export to 256 colours and to change colour mode to 256 colours, flattening the image. But I'd like to be able to setup the image to work only in 256 like you can set it up to ...
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lock path/selection/guides to pixel borders

I have been having a heck of a time with photoshop trying to export some layers which have transparent edges but need to line up (top, repeating-middle and bottom images for a faux rounded corner ...
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How to resize icon sets in Photoshop?

When looking online for icons to use on my websites, I often find very well designed free icon sets. However, often these icon sets are only available on a single size - for instance the icon set ...
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How to select colours that match each other?

Looking at the colours in this logo, it is clear that the colours match each other. How do I find an orange and purple that match the same colour scheme? I suppose the colour in the 'R' is yellow? ...