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Transforming a layer in Photoshop creates a copy of the layer

I'm a regular user of Photoshop since the CS3 times, and this is the problem that haunts me from the beginning, regardless of the PS version, and the platform - when I do a transformation on a layer ...
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Get transparent color to create specific color on a specific background

I've got some Images like this one: Now I need to find out the color which will become the orange in the right center of the image when drawn on a new layer with 50% opacity (The Background is the ...
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How to draw crystals like in Bejeweled?

How to draw crystals like in Bejeweled ? Is it rendered in 3D and then Photoshop or vector graphics like Corel Draw
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How to select a difference of two layers?

Consider the following two files. Background: Background with some content on top: How do I get a flat image that is content-background? ie. the result should be white text with the blood ...
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export layers with bleding options and shadow to PNG format using photoshop

I have iphone/ipad app design as PSD file, Most of layers in this file are linked with shapes in order to support retina display. Each shaped layer has blending option like outer glow or external ...
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How to apply a gradient to an Outer glow (example attached)

I want to achieve this sort of an effect on my own. As you can see, there's sort of a non uniform glow (in terms of color) to the text. Simply using the gradient option in the Outer Glow blending ...
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Scratched/Etched onto wood look

What would be the best way to create an effect of "keying" someones name into a piece of wood in photoshop? I've used a hard 2px brush with a tan color and it looks good. Just not believeable. What do ...
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Create Spraying Water from a Sprinkler

I am attempting to create water spraying from a fire sprinkler. I am not having the best time getting the water to look realistic. I have attempted this tutorial but I am not happy with the results. I ...
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Shortcut for selector tool in Photoshop

Is there a shortcut for the selector tool in Photoshop (the very fist tool in the tool bar, the one selected when opening Photoshop) ?
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Merging Layers Before Saving?

I read somewhere that before you save your photo you should merge the layers, including watermarks, before saving then save. My question is this: Is there any benefit to merging the layers (or ...
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Creating a cylinder in Photoshop CS6

I have a rectangular shape(in fact a label) which is 100cm x 84cm, now I wanna create a cylinder. PS CS6 has a cylinder preset, when I want to scale that preset cylinder it becomes something that in ...
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How to crop image with transparent border

I'm looking for the easiest/quickest way to crop the image below to remove the transparent border in Photoshop CS5. Source image available here. I have lots of these so I'm looking for some ...
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How to make striped/dashed border for a “cut out” coupon style?

I want to make an effect like this: How can I achieve this? The thing I'm stuck is the striped border. I want to know how to make it in Photoshop and Illustrator.
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How to add a solid black border around a layer when it is under a Hue/Saturation Layer in photoshop?

I have a Layer which i have adjusted Hue/Saturation with a Hue Saturation Layer in CS 5.1 . I want a solid black border around it. Now when i go to apply stroke to it in blending options, the stroke ...
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save image for web and print in Photoshop

if I save image 3.5x5 inches with 72ppi and then print it from my website, size is incorrect (about 2 5/8 by 3 3/4) If I save with 300ppi - it's huge and won't fit on one page when printing... How do ...
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Changing the extrusion opacity of 3D object in Photoshop CS 6 Extended

How does one change the opacity of the extrusion for a 3D object in Photoshop CS 6 Extended?
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How do I get this uneven airbrush effect similar to old art deco posters?

This is an section from a poster made back in the 1920s or 1930s, that was made using an airbrush: What interests me most is that it has a rough, spattered quality. It's as if the airbrush didn't ...
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Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?

This is a section of a poster from the 1960s for the James Bond movie Dr No. Just focusing on the colour only, and not quality of the black lines, it has rough and uneven quality. It's somewhat ...
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What is the name of this type of shadow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Photoshop curved Shadow I've seen these a lot recently and I want to learn how to create them in Photoshop! Here's the image I'm talking about:
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Best Way to Build & Design Buttons, Icons for Mobile application

Which is the best Way to Build & Design Buttons, Icons for Mobile application of Android and IOS platform.
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How to open or save as ico in Photoshop CS6

This plugin to open and save as .ico in Photoshop has been around for a while, but I can't seem to make it work for CS6. According to this question in the Adobe Forums, the plug-in works if installed ...
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Photoshop 3d extrusion renders pixelated paths

I used photoshops cs6 3d extrusion on a path I created with angled lines and the paths are jagged / pixelated. Is there a fix for this that anyone knows of? See the issue here: pixlated 3d arrow
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replace single color

How do I replace a single Color in photoshop!? All, and I really mean all, sites I find with Google either use the replace color tool box (which just replaces hue), the replace color tool (which just ...
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Load animated GIF in Photoshop CS4

Older versions of Photoshop had ImageReady that allowed you to import GIFs and load each frame as a layer. Apparently that doesn't exist anymore and I really need it. I'm using CS4. I have tried ...
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how to open mutliple pdf pages in photoshop

I am actually trying to save all pages in the pdf as a png image but here i can't open all pages in one time. i have read here for how to open pdf pages I have to open one by one and then i am saving ...
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How to print Photoshop file document to only one color?

Is there any way of converting a Photoshop file with text and logos to one only. I want to print to only one color.
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Script for exporting 200 layers to PNG stacked on top of one another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a faster way to save all layers in PSD to PNG? This is my first attempt at Photoshop. I have been taking photos of my daughter for 6 months and I want to create ...
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How to copy-paste a layer within same document? (Photoshop)

I would like to be able to copy a layer, then find a different group and paste it there. Right now when I duplicate a layer it appears right under the source layer and I have to drug it through the ...
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How do I copy selected paths of a shape in Photoshop CS6

I was wondering how I copy selected paths of a shape in PS CS6. I start selecting the paths I want to copy by clicking on them and holding SHIFT. I then press ALT SHIFT which only copies one of the ...
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Why does adding bevel to a graph object in Illustrator take longer to render than a shape in Photoshop?

It's very quick (a few seconds) to add bevel to a shape in Photoshop but when I do the same for a graph object in Illustrator the Mac I'm working on takes an age to render the artwork. Why does this ...
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Resolution on a computer screen and print regarding photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Life size image in Photoshop I'm designing my first business card for a client so this question is a matter of printing. Here's my question; how come when I make my ...
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How do I avoid round corners in an text with outline/stroke?

Some time ago I managed to add this text (see below) to a logo at 512 x 512 px. I reproduced the black text using Arial Bold 200 with kerning at -20 in Paintshop Pro. However, if I try to feather, ...
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Copy gradient or style from photoshop to illustrator

I am new to illustrator, if this is too basic do provide links for me (tutorial). I've made a shape, and I put styles on the layer, gradient, color overlay, opacity reduced, I know how to copy the ...
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How to: paper design to photoshop

I've a Wacom Bamboo Fun Touch & Pen to draw on the PC. I also have some old designs drawed on paper that I want to draw on the PC using Photoshop. The problem is that the paper design is bigger ...
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Convert vector Smart Object layer to Shape layer

I've cut and pasted vector art from Illustrator to PhotoShop and chose "smart object" when I pasted it. Is there a way to convert the smart object to a shape layer now so I can edit the very simple ...
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Saving Photoshop master/working files in PDF, not PSD

A friend of mine uses PDF as the default format for saving Photshop files. For both master and working documents. He never saves anything as a PSD. Is this good practice?
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Check image compression used in PDF document?

Is it possible to find out what compression algorithms have been used for images in a PDF document?
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Is it possible to trim away surrounding transparent space when saving to web?

I know how to trim a document to get rid of surrounding transparent space, but is there a way to do this only for saving off to web & devices, without impacting the actual document?
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Can't get rid of default filter on Photoshop CS5 shapes

Everytime I create a new shape in Photoshop CS5, whether on a new layer, document, whatever, it's always starting out with a drop shadow. I can't figure out why this default filter is being applied?
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Applying same mask to multiple layers in Photoshop

I've got a bunch of puppies i need to mask in the same way as below, where each puppy will be within a shadowed circle: I got the first one working using a layer mask, but now i want an easy way to ...
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Animating paths in Photoshop CS6

I am trying to create a gif of a growing line, which changes direction. I drew the line using the path tool, so I need a way to animate drawing process of a Beziér curve. Essentially I need to create ...
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Get white background on product photos?

I have photos of a product and I would like to create a white background behind it. See it here: I have tried playing with levels and the brightness but that also messes up the product itself. How ...
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How can I set the Photoshop pencil tool to auto erase to transparent?

Photoshop's pencil tool has a setting for "auto erase". When set, clicking on a pixel of the current foreground color causes it to draw over it with the background color. This is great if you're ...
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OTF font family styles not showing up in Photoshop

I have a font which has six styles (Black, Bold, Extra bold, Light, Medium and Regular). For each style there's an OTF file. If I install all the OTF files, the font shows up properly in the Fonts ...
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What should I do regarding color profile when designing for the web?

I have read this article by Doug Avery where he explains how to disable Color Management in Adobe Photoshop and the follow-up article in response to the uproar of the commenters arguing against it and ...
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Sharp bevel effect in Photoshop

I am trying to create a bevel effect similar to the attached image. I have set the depth to 30%, size to 1px and soften to 0px, but the final effect has bevels which are not as crisp as those on the ...
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Cannot find the file type png-24 using export layers script in Photoshop CS3

When choosing File > Scripts > Export Layers to Files.. in Photoshop CS3, why can't I select a png format (png-8 or png-24)? I cannot trim layers using any of this. :(
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Photoshop — convert 'overlay' layer to normal

I have 2 layers: first layer is just regular layer with some graphics, and second layer has additional graphics which are on top of the first and it has blending mode set to "Overlay". What I need is ...
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Custom brush size scales back when changing brush

So I downloaded some free custom brushes to draw some hills. The "default" size of these brushes are ~850px so I change it to 35px. But if I use another brush and then switch back to this, then it ...
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Photoshop - finding a font

I don't know if any of you had this problem, I'm using photoshop CS3, And sometimes in order to choose a font quickly, while the text tool is selected, I click on the text field that shows the ...