Questions about Adobe Photoshop, the graphics and photo editing program.

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how do you do text effect like this CMYK offset-effect?

How do you do this in Photoshop? I am using Photoshop cc and Illustrator and I am in the process of learning. Can anyone teach me how to do that text effect shown in the picture? thanks!
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Smart Object Layer Visibility with Layer Comps

I wanted to create a set of layer comps but ran into a problem when trying to toggle the visibility of layers within a smart object. Let's say I have a document with smart object. I want 1/5 layers ...
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Resize controls hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop

Resize controls are hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop and I can't figure out how to get them to display. Usually I double click the text layer and they appear, but not anymore. Any ideas?
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Im trying to clean up an image, its been awhile. any tips?

The edges are very pixelized and I need to make them seriously smoothed out. When I was younger I knew much more about photoshop than I do now, but I need to learn it again. This is my first ...
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Does CS6 have a feature to extract an object from a background using stereography?

I recall reading an article prior to CS6 releasing that Photoshop (or perhaps another CS6 product?) would include a feature that would allow taking a stereographic photo of an object, and then detect ...
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How can I prevent layer effects from overwriting when merging layers?

Often when I apply some effects to layers, and I merge them, the ones with effects have their blending mode messed up. They act as if all of their layer blending mode became normal and then merged. ...
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Convert anti-aliasing on color to anti-alias on transparent

Assume I have an icon on a pure white background in a PNG image. The icon is a solid color, with edges anti-aliased, so they are blended with white. I need to delete the white background so that the ...
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How do I create realistic looking gold in Photoshop?

How do you make a realistic looking Gold in Photoshop? I have tried using Layer Styles and using Gradient Overlay > Metallic Styles > Gold but at best that looks just okay and many time not the best. ...
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How to change between Live shapes to masks properties in Photoshop CC

I am slightly confused as to why the properties panel changes suddenly (as far as I know) when using shapes in Photoshop CC. This is the normal properties panel when working with shapes Then I ...
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Why do graphic designers / illustrators start with a large painted area?

When I watch time lapses of Photoshop (and the like) artwork, I always ask myself why they paint a huge area over the picture over and over again (like layers). As reference watch the first seconds ...
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How do I change the color of a certain part of my image?

So basically, I want to edit my image (which was designed by a close friend of mine) to change my glasses from white color, to black instead. I've tried editing the hue/saturation but failed to ...
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Replace color for all layers

I have a file with about 500 layers, and I need to replace a color in all of them. I looked through different solutions here and elsewhere, and they all suggested using an adjustment layer or ...
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Warping an image to the interior of a cylinder

I'm trying to mock up some ads for the London underground, and I'm having trouble warping the image to the interior of the tube shape. There are various guides to warping labels to cylinder exteriors ...
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How can I recreate this shadow with a gap or offset?

I have been trying for hours to make this kind of shadow in Photoshop (the red one). Can somebody help me? Notice that there is a gap between the font and the shadow.
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Why is the stack mode icon grayed out and unavailable for use

I have a full copy of Photoshop CS6 extended loaded on Mac OSX Mavericks, into which I imported 10 images from Adobe Lightroom as layers. I transformed the 10 images into a smart object and am ...
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Centering Text in Photoshop without shifting the text

I will sometimes encounter a font centered within an element, however upon checking the alignment, I will see that it is aligned left. Clicking the "center text" button in photoshop shifts the text ...
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Best Way to (truly) Reduce Gradient Banding in Photoshop across ALL Monitors [duplicate]

This problem keeps coming up again and again. I have tried to use the Dither checkbox in a Layer Effect in Photoshop CS6+ but that doesnt always work so well. And applying a grain effect or noise ...
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Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?

Please forgive the open-ended title. My actual question, I think, is a bit more specific and suited for this site but it is rather difficult to articulate my need in one simple sentence. Quick ...
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Purple text on dark background too blurry when uploading to facebook (saved as png)

I'm going nuts here. I'll try to be straight to the point. I'm using Photoshop CC and have this dark background image for a poster with some text info. Sentences in white, three infos in purple, ...
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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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Is there a Photoshop action to create bump, normal and reflection maps for rendering software?

Does anyone know of a Photoshop action, or set of actions to produce a defuse, bump, normal and reflection map for use in 3d rendering software? It seems like quite a simple thing and I have searched ...
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Photoshop: How would you illustrate a video signal?

I'm working on an infographic that depicts a satellite "beaming" down a video signal to a receiver on planet Earth. How exactly would one design this video signal? I don't want the viewer to think ...
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Photoshop suddenly shows artifacts on my file

I am running Photoshop CC on Mac OSX 10.9.1. Today I opened one of my PSD files this morning and all of a sudden, these artifacts appear in some layers that have some effects on smart objects (but ...
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photoshop cs5 export layers to files issue

Hey i dont ussually work with photoshop, but i have many layers that i need make as PNG. I run that script, uncheck "visible layers only". And what i see in output folder is very weird. Its total ...
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Multiple Duplicated Layers in Photoshop like Illustrator

Is there a way to duplicate layers in Photoshop, similar to Illustrator? In Photoshop & Illustrator you can use the select tool and press the alt key to move and duplicate a layer. But in ...
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Optimizing (Compressing) GIF images in Photoshop

I am trying to optimize an animated GIF image in Photoshop. The current size is 2.2 MB. Following the guides I found online, they told me to "Save as Web" and then decrease the colors from 256 down to ...
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How to convert paths into shape in photoshop cs6

I drew paths thinking i was drawing a shape but later realized it is only a path. Now i could create a temporary shape like a box and paste this in and delete the box path. But just as there is a ...
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How can I replace a color in an image?

I want to replace the blue part of the image with red. I've tried this using a combination of the Magic Wand tool and the Paint Bucket but that doesn't work well. Can somebody please help me out?
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Is it better to design in 16 bit mode in photoshop?

What is the ideal color mode to design in photoshop cross platform/ multi device product design? Default seems to be 8 bit mode, however 16 bit mode seems to hold more color information. What are the ...
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In Photoshop is there a way to change the style of multiple text elements at the same time?

I have several text elements that I would like to resize at the same time, but I can only seem to select and change them one by one. This is tough because I need to select, change, deselect, ...
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Slices - retain header and footer and edit middle

I have an email template that's done in Photoshop for a weekly newsletter. It's sliced up and the only parts that stay the same are the header and the footers, the height of the email is always ...
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Does Photoshop CS6 have Glyphs?

I just purchased a font and now they are saying I need to go to Illustrator and go to my "glyphs" to get the "extras" of the font.... well I dont have Illustrator... nor do I know wth glyphs are?! ...
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Photoshop batch job: export to folder (filenames)

I'm trying to run a batch file on a custom action. The action does one thing: File -> Export -> Paths to Illustrator. However, whenever I run that action as a batch on multiple files, it saves each ...
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Turning off slices in Photoshop's “Save for Web & Devices” without deleting them

I have a document set up with slices in Photoshop. If I want to export the whole PSD as one large JPG and no other files, can I do it? I don't see any option to select combine all the slices into one ...
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How to eliminate angle parts of triangle to get six sided polygon with mask in Photoshop CS 5 or 6

I'm trying to recreate this image with help of a Rectangle Tool (U) and masks as it was suggested in chat room, but so far I was able to do it by adding three rectangles, where two of them were ...
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avoid blurred texts on mockups distorted images

I downloaded some psd to show my mockups, but it looks like the text is going to be blurred when I put anything inside the distorted smart objects. How to avoid this problem?
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How to increase line thickness of colored lines in Photoshop?

I received an image with colored lines that I need to include in a report. However, the image will be scaled down and the lines will be thin making it hard to see what color they are (especially in ...
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Removing guides in Photoshop

In Adobe Photoshop (I'm currently using CS5), is it possible to remove the cyan-coloured guide lines? I'm talking about the ones added by View > Guides.. > horizontal/vertical guide choice I can't ...
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How to format a booklet in Photoshop

I need to create an A5 booklet (by folding A4 sheets), and the only tool at my disposal at the moment is Photoshop, since I haven't got InDesign on the machine that I'm working on right now. What's ...
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Where can I find a recently installed Photoshop plugin?

Please help me, I have been looking through Photoshop for an hour like an idiot, I just installed this plugin and I can't find it where it is. Where would it be located?
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Photoshop text bounding box width and height

How to get the width and height of text bounding box in Photoshop using ExtendScript
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Setting up responsive grids in photoshop

I'm having some serious trouble understanding one aspect of responsive design. I understand almost all of the basics but one thing that is troubling me is setting up correct grids in photoshop for ...
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How to link [and reuse] layers?

I have been using Photoshop/Illustrator for about 6 years or so now. I never really learned from official resources, nor did I attend a course which would have taught me how to use the Creative Suite ...
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Trace equation of line in Photoshop

Is there a direct method of using the Photoshop pen tool (or any other tool) to trace the equation of a line in 2D space and create a path from it in a given domain and/or range, provided I define a ...
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Illustrator to photoshop export

I am having problems with some illustrator files (I'm a developer more than a graphic designer). Basically, I can't seem to get around two things. Firstly, I have an illustrator file in which some of ...
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Website Screenshot in Photoshop Perspective [duplicate]

I'm web-developer and i decided to create my portfolio. So I need to create all my websites as images in perspective like on the following example. I have knowledge of Photoshop, but I cant create ...
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Making Text Not Working?

I am trying to design a cool looking design but I was in the middle of masking the text when it just wouldn't let me anymore. No error message or anything came up but it just got to a point where it ...
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Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG?

When I try to open this image in PS (CS5) I get red rectangles around the parts of the image that are not transparent. If I copy the image and paste it in PS I get the contents of the image, as seen ...
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How to distribute an equal amount of space between each object in Photoshop?

I'm using "Distribute Horizontal Centers" in Photoshop, but it might be the wrong tool for the job. I'm guessing Photoshop will be distributing the CENTER of each text object and aligning that, so ...
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“Step backward” also changes currently selected layer

I have few questions on this subject. The problem is that when you select a layer and put 2 strokes of brush you have to hit "step backward" twice in order to delete them both (you can't use undo ...