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How can I prevent Photoshop from applying anti-aliasing to a layer when it's resized?

I want to size down an already small rasterized layer in Photoshop. I notice that Photoshop distorts the layer by applying anti-aliasing after the resizing is applied. During the resizing, when we can ...
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Difference between 8 bit and 16 bit in Photoshop

I have been working on Photoshop for quite some time now, but there is one thing that has got me confused till now. Is it better to be working on a 16 bit color mode or an 8 bit one? I know that the ...
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How can I mail merge in photoshop? [duplicate]

I design a Invitation card that I need change a string name how can I mail merging names.I want replace all names in dynamic text.
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Gradient “white mark” optical illusion

I have a solid colour background. Diagram 1. Over the top of this is a transparent gradient going left to right. Diagram 2. It is RGB 0,0,0, the left edge is 85% opacity, and the right edge fades off ...
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How to stitch images vertically in Photoshop?

For fun I want to stich together the starwars saga. I have the images downloaded and I am stiching them in chunks. The problem is when a graphic element is duplicated and also rotated in separate ...
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Path text gets distorted when converting PSD to PDF

So, I've got this huge PSD file and I need to convert it to PDF. What I do is: File > Automate > PDF Presentation. I do that all the time and I've never had a problem with it but this time things were ...
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PS: Press ctrl to see related position of the layers

I am using PS CC 2015 On my windows 10 machine. When I press "ctrl", some guidelines will appear indicating the distance between the selected layer and the layer to whom the mouse is pointing, as you ...
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Saving large PSD as JPG

I have a 180cm × 900cm document in 300dpi RGB 8-bit and I want to save it as a JPG, but when I try to "Save As", the only available choices are PSB, RAW and TIFF, why? I need it for overseas printing ...
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How do I resize my text box in Photoshop without distorting the actual text?

When I try to resize my text box in Photoshop, it is stretching my type instead of just making the box larger. It is a text box and not a bounding box. Please help. it just started doing it out of the ...
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Will layer effects affect how my Pantone design prints?

I have a project, which needs to be in Pantone, but I have never printed anything in Pantone before. I figured out how to use Pantone via internet searches, but I am worried that what I have might not ...
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How to move text in Photoshop?

might seem straight forward but how do I move text around in PS CS6?
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Photoshop Cropping - edge of image based on center selection

I do bulk editing and would like to be able to record and automate a set of instructions that accomplish the following. Say I have an image of an apple. The apple is off center - ie, the background ...
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How would I replicate this deep etching of rocks with a Photoshop action?

I have a bunch of images of rocks that look like this: ... and I deep etched this one by hand to look like this: Sadly, I have a load more to do. I have trouble getting actions to separate the ...
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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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I want to change a massive amount of smart objects that are in groups and have effects on them. Stumped

I have a screenshot to help in the process please refer to the screenshot for the labels I've referenced: Folder #1 is the original smart object(#1.psb as an example) with two folders below it with ...
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Photoshop - Trim image so it fills canvas then resize to a set dimension?

I have been photographing and editing shoes on a regular basis for a local company. The images have been clipped so all the backgrounds are the same colours. I've been trying to speed up my workflow ...
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Best way to save JPG images to scale up in web (Css) without losing quality in Photoshop?

Any ideas how to save a JPG (or any similar - small (KB) size Format) image with the size of 300px/300px in Photoshop - to scale it up to 600px/600px with using css in a webpage, without loosing "...
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Drawing Straight Lines with Pen Tool

I have just installed photoshop and have, as an exercise , tried to design this logo. I am stuck at trying to make one of those 8 rounded triangle shapes.I have used the pen tool to draw the upper ...
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Why image resize in Photoshop generates artifacts?

Left side - the result of downscaling the image from 1800px (height) to 1200px in the Mac OS Image Preview utility. Right side - the same downscaling in Photoshop (Menu: Image->Image Size...) You can ...
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Layers dont show up when exporting file from illustrator to photoshop

I made a graphic in Illustrator and wanted to add finishing touches in Photoshop. But when I export the file as a PSD from Illustrator, only one layer shows up in Photoshop. I use RGB color mode and ...
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Best compability file project export for .PSD file

What is the best fully compatibility to export (.PSD) file project from Photoshop for software interchange purposes? I mean, for example, I can edit the resulted export freely without loosing any ...
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Removing background from a complex image (doodle)

I'm trying to remove the background from this image - http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-welcome-back-to-school-seamless-pattern-with-hand-drawn-doodle-elements-vector-illustration-302557214....
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How do i export text from illustrator to photoshop with editable text and layer style?

(At first sorry for my english) I was working on text using illustrator cc which have one fill with gradient and a stroke. For more editing i export it in cs6 for firework which can help me with ...
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To Find Colors Different in Two Images? [duplicate]

I want to find the color group of blue removed from Image 2 compared to Image 1. Image 1 and Image 2
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How to Identify/Change Blue-Bluish Colors in this Map in Photoshop [duplicate]

I want to extract/mark/show all blue colors of the image because there are color blinds who see them as black/wrongly. I need to estimate all blue-bluish colors there and be able to change the color ...
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Expand height of PSD without overflowing other view

I'm designing a landing page : But as I started my background images are too big so when I crop the view downside, I get this: How do I make the first section to not overflow its background ...
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Android Asset slicing

I am a Graphic Designer, I have designed an app and gave it to the developers, Now they are asking App assets in HDPI, XHDPI, XXHDPI how should i slice them? it should fit perfectly but i dont know ...
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Why won't layer styles render correctly? (CS4)

Been trying to search for an answer online for quite a while now but can't seem to find anything new. I'm familiar with layer styles and I've been merging them down to rasterize a layer, but for some ...
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How can I easily deselect a path after creating it in Photoshop?

I've asked this question before, but for Illustrator: How can I easily deselect a path after creating it in Illustrator? I want to make hair strands, so I'm using the pen tool to make a path with two ...
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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

I've created a design in Photoshop CS6, and used a large number of smarts object which made the workflow more easy (at least for me). Now I've finished working on the design, and I want to "unsmart" ...
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How to automatically batch export with name+subgroupname in Photoshop CC

I have a PSD file which the designer draws textures for a game character. This file has group folders such as hair, eye etc. In each group there are other group folders named with numbers such as 1,...
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Fit non-transparent part of an image in photoshop

I have a bunch of images that I want to re-size to make icons with. I have found these images on Google and they are all 512*512 images but the spacing between the actual image (the non transparent ...
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Transpose image in photoshop (without flip)

How can I transpose this initial image to this final image in photoshop ? I've tried in vain using grids (and copy/paste one by one), but all of that is going approximate and is not precise. ...
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Stroke a path in Photoshop CS5

I have created a path as a vector mask in a layer. I'd Like to create a stroke path of this same path but whatever I do the 'Stroke Path...' option in the drop-down menu of Paths is greyed out. ...
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Losing Transparency when placing an item in illustrator

I've never had this problem before. I'm saving my images in Photoshop with no background. But when I place them into Illustrator they have a white background. I've tried it as a Tiff, Png, PSD, and ...
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How to create a logo made of fire?

I need to make a version of a logo "made of fire" for an ad. Take a look at the images below. The last one is a test I made using Apple's logo using this set of transparent flames. As you can see, IT'...
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Is Sketch good at exporting jpgs and pngs containing pictures?

I designed a pictures grid in sketch, and wanted to export the hole grid as one jpg or png, and then add it to my website. I am wondering if the quality of the jpg or png would be as good as photoshop?...
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Photoshop: How to select multiple anchor points without affecting another shape?

How can I click+drag to select multiple anchor points on a shape without activating the shape behind it? Currently, I must first activate the desired layer, then begin the click+drag off the ...
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Find middle point between distances in photoshop

So in photoshop if I have a picture of a head, and I want to make a line from the top of the head to the bottom of the head, how do I display the middle of that line? The ruler tool doesn't have an ...
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How can I reduce the size of the psd but also altering the size of the psb inside?

I've got some mockups of laptops to display my work. All of them are large files but I wanted to use it in thumbnails. The problems it's when I change the psb to my work and then make the psd file ...
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Why does my embedded EPS look pixelated on my Photoshop PDF?

I have a PSD file with an embedded .eps logo. When I export to Photoshop PDF and zoom in, all the text and shapes look very smooth, but the Smart Object .eps ends up not retaining its vector status. ...
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How can I recreate a graph paper grid in Photoshop?

In Photoshop we can display the grid, but I want this grid to be printed so I want to make the grid myself. What's an easy way to make this?
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How to edit text in psd or ai file without photoshop and without illustrator?

I have two files from the graphic designer: psd file and ai file. How can I edit the text? I don't have photoshop. Thanks
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Why does my PSD file contain only one layer after saving a project from Photoshop?

I have saved a brochure for print and because of the file size issues I saved my original Photoshop file as a PDF without Photoshop editing capabilities. Then I applied some changes and saved as ...
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import psd as text into illustrator

I have a psd file with picture and text, that I am trying to convert to svg - so the text will be scaleable. I am working with cs5. I believe you can export as svg from photoshop-cc now, but I dont ...
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Match the brightness on X layers at once in Photoshop

I have a collection of 142 partially overlapping images, taken on a grid with a microscope. I've had to go through some pain to patch them all together as the automated software packages seemed to ...
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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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Can Illustrator use a clipping path from a jpg created in Photoshop?

I have images created in Photoshop that have a clipping path around the main part of the image and are saved as jpg. When I open these jpg files in InDesign, the image is clipped using the stored ...
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Random Scatter of the one object multiple times

Have only recently got into 3D design, found this image on google and wondered what software is used there is no way this designer scattered the pills one by one surely? The pills them selves where ...