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How to mask a layer with shapes in photoshop?

It is really hard to explain, but kind of easy to understand once you actually see what I mean. I want to design a specific shape, and to make a layered mask "folder" and be able to add shapes into ...
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Place several images with transparency (png) next to each other in Photoshop

I have 10 png images, each one is 48x48 (pixels). They all have a transparent background. I want to make a 480x48 sprite sheet, so I need to put each image side by side and that's where I'm having ...
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Why is Photoshop's pixel grid smaller than my actual pixels?

I'm trying to set up Photoshop cc 2014 for pixel art graphics, but I have this weird issue where my pixels don't align to the grid. I can't work out if it's my pencil which is creating pixels too big, ...
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Web Designer vs Visual identity creator

Is The main role of a web designer is to create a full visual identity to a company through his design ? ( to a company that don't have a visual identity )
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Get RGB/Web color values for Avery vinyl colors

I'm doing some basic web-design work pro-bono for a local charity, and I'm trying to match some colors that they use on the side of their vehicles. They use Avery vinyl in two colors and a 3m ...
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Modifying the iOS 7 “App Icon Template” (PSD) to apply rounded corners to images of any size

I am trying to use the "App Icon Template" with a smaller sized image than 1024x1024px in order to generate a rounded 120x120px iOS 7 icon image from my original squared 120x120px image. When I place ...
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How to separate paths in Photoshop?

Hello I am having problem separating paths and coloring each path with different color in Photoshop. Is it even possible to do that I picked Pen TOOL - path... Thank you for help.
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Method of filling several cells in a grid quickly in Photoshop [duplicate]

I am using Photoshop 7.0 and want to fill a grid with diffent colors After creating a grid with the pattern-tool (works fine), each cell has to be individually clicked and filled with the filling-...
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How to make a multiplied layer become “what you see is what you get”?

I have black lineart for a drawing multiplied over the drawing itself. Because I have little foresight, I had simply painted white wherever I wanted to "erase" the lineart -- since it was just going ...
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Web design what to use Photoshop or Illustrator?

What should i use to design photoshop or illustrator ? There's a correct software or its more a personal choise ?
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matching color tones and lights of 2 images with photoshop

I'll use cartoon or cartoon-like images in my site. In my some articles I'll have more than 1 images that is related to the content. After finding the suitable images I want these images to match by ...
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How to export crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator?

Both Photoshop (layer shapes) and Illustrator (vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it ...
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How to apply Z-index to a layer in Photoshop?

I am new to Photoshop trying to design a web page and I was wondering is there any way to assign a "z-index" like feature from CSS to a layer to control overlapping between my images?
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Photoshop: knockout layer through parent groups

I know there are two options for knockouts: deep and shallow. However, I want something sort of in between. I'm creating a UI, so there are a lot of a elements/layers going on and I like to keep them ...
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How to prevent re-positioning of a Vector Smart Object after editing it?

When I update a shape in my Illustrator smart object, the object moves in my Photoshop document. This is very annoying; after every update I make in the design, I have to reposition the smart object ...
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Picture loses quality upon saving in Photoshop CS5

I am using adobe Photoshop CS5, I am transforming my picture into black and white via "Calculations" and then i apply "Shadows and Highlights" filter. It actually looks very good in Photoshop but it ...
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How to stop overlapping paths cutting fill colour out

I have the following issue whereby I wanted to draw a tree with overlapping paths (so I could edit individual branches in the future) but when I overlap the path, it cuts the fill out: How do you ...
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a simple question relate to colors on screen

I was wondering if the Pantone color on my photoshop does reflect the true pantone color when it print. I am currently working on rendering a packaging image that has pantone color. Other graphic ...
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When should we prefer rounded corner rectangle over square corner rectangle? [closed]

I always find myself in a dilemma about whether to choose rounded corners or square corners, for both applications UI & web design. As I read in a couple of articles choose one style of corners ...
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How can I recreate these gradients? in illustrator or Photoshop?

Hi all! I've been trying to recreate the gradients inside the two coloured shapes in this logo. I've tried using gradients, hand drawing them with brushes, inner glow and a whole bunch of other stuff. ...
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Making a carpet texture

Hello all the awesome designers out there, I would like to create a texture design like this carpet in the photo (see arrow) Any suggestions on how I could achieve creating that texture+color in ...
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How to make scanned newspaper effect?

i don't know if this a right place to ask, but i see lots of questions regarding photoshop. So basically, i want to make my good quality photos look like photos scanned from old newspaper. Maybe ...
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Radial filters/distortion in photoshop

Is there a way to do this? I want to create radial lines outwards. A ripple filter creates circles within circles, but I would like lines coming out from the central point. A good example of what I ...
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Link corners (draw hypotenuse) of rectangle using pen tool

I can draw rectangle using pen tool. Is there any way to draw a hypotenuse while drawing rectangle without manually doing it using line tool?
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Saving each layer as a separate image photoshop with WITH Adjustments [duplicate]

So I'm trying to save a bunch of images that I've edited with added adjustments (exposure, colour lookup, level, brightness). I know the method for this is File >> Scripts >> Export layers to files ...
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Noise issues resulting into heavy grains

I was working on an animated GIF image and found out some really heavy noise issues that results into heavy grains that is kind of like disturbing the motion sequence. The animated GIF image was all ...
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Even brightness in texture

I have a floor tile texture I want to use in my bathroom Sketchup/Unity model (Its a photo I've taken of the actual tile). I have tried these two tutorials and none of them reduces the uneven ...
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Font size while designing a web template in photoshop at size 1280px by 1000px

I am fairly new to designing and almost self taught, so please excuse me if my question is downright stupid. I have found that when I design a web page in photoshop, my font size is very small and ...
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How do i change the font of a specific layer in adobe photoshop?

I have a photoshop psd file, with a font. I want to replace the particular font of a particular layer with a different font. I have the different font downloaded and installed on my windows machine. ...
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About background's patterns [duplicate]

designers, I would like to ask You, where could I find patterns - backgrounds to download it it is possible for free - for businness cards, posters, logos, etc.? I mean, when I create some design and ...
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Shortcut to creating assets in Photoshop

Does anyone know a shortcut to select a layer in photoshop, open up a new file that automatically is the correct size, or even has the element in it without having to drag in a new document and then ...
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Approximate image with pixels from reference photo?

In order to color grade my image in same sense of a reference photo, I'd like to approximate my image with the pixel colors from the photo, but on different places. Is this possible?
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workflow illustrator photoshop

I have searched for an answer to this and found tidbits here: workflow for print publishing childrens book but it didn't answer my question fully. My question is how do you usually divide the work ...
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How to transform depicted object's edges into a logotype

I'm new to graphic design. What I'm interested in is how do I capture the edges of say flower and transform them into a simple logo? How to do this in Gimp? How to do this in Photoshop?
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Make multiple variations from 1 master file

I'm making business cards in photoshop and want to have multiple variations of the same "base". For example let's assume we have something like this: We want this to be our Master File. Child files ...
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How to open Illustrator file in Photoshop

How to open a large Illustrator file (eg. 120 in x 48 in) saved in Illustrator. Then, how to open the same file to actual size in Photoshop?
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Branding Cars on Photoshop / Illustrator

Any idea on how to Design Printable stuff for different cars. I mean branding a complete car by designing stickers which are than pasted on a car. The main problem is that how can we get the ...
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Can I use Solid Fill or Gradient Like Smart Objects

Photoshop gives a lot of power for web designers using smart objects. I can create re-usable elements like buttons, drop downs etc. using smart objects and sue them across a project. Later if I need ...
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Creating texture from a sample in photoshop

I am working in photoshop, and I am trying to create a texture to use as a background image. Ideally, I could make the text on this page disappear and be left with a blank page. My attempt so far (...
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Photoshop CS 6: Oblique perspective tile set creation - preserving quality

I am creating texture maps for my oblique perspective RPG... I am able to create the front aspect fine, but run into issues with the side/45 degree angle texturing. I don't want to have to redraw ...
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Clone Stamp Only Exercises for Class

I teach a very basic Intro to Graphic Design course using the Adobe Suite. In the section on photo retouching we talk about the clone stamp, healing brush, spot heal, and content-aware fill tools. In ...
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Photoshop: Undoing after shift-clicking with brush

This is something very basic, but annoys me since ever. Using the brush tool (B), I can click at point "A", then shift-click at point "B". A line is drawn from "A" to "B". Simple and effective - I use ...
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What kind of style is this?

I was looking for a description of what kind of style these images are: How can I replicate this style and also would I be better use Photoshop or Illustrator for it?
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Why is Photoshop A3 size is bigger compared to Corel Draw A3? And how to solve that…?

I'm used to design a small icon / graphic art, rather than the big size of A3 paper. So then When i tried to use A3 as the Paper Size with resolution of 300 dpi. The file size is bigger in Photoshop ...
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How to measure the distances in .psd

I already asked here a question about font types, which used in .psd layout, but I have another problem: how to measure all distances between objects if in .psd these objects have .png format? I need ...
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Achieve this effect: Glowing outline of a photograph

There's an image effect I want to recreate. Heres the image (SLIGHTLY NSFW): Image I can roughly recreate the effect, but I don't like it as much. My steps are: The Original Step 1: Duplicate, ...
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photoshop not giving any vector artwork

Ok, I've used illustrator before and I've become very comfortable with it.It gives me smooth strokes and converts my artwork to vector. Now, I've just started using Photoshop cs6. But I have one ...
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What should I upgrade so Photoshop will run faster?

So I just bought a new notebook and I'm wondering why Photoshop runs so slow on it. On easy, small files it's fast but on layouts that have a lot of layers & all that it's incredibly slow. The ...
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How can I convert my raster design to vector for print?

I am self taught on Photoshop CS6 and my problem is that I typeset fonts for a logo and sent them to the printer for stationary printing. However, they ask me for a vector file not bitmap. How do I ...
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Pen tool in Photoshop not becoming larger

How do i create a larger or smaller stroke using the pen tool in adobe photoshop?