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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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How to get the color of the shadow in the different blending mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes? I have an inner shadow effect applied to a shape with blending mode multiply. How to get the ...
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Blending Mode Texture to PNG

I am trying to create a .png texture. In PS, the texture has two layers. One with Linear Burn and another with Soft Light. I want to merge them and save as .png to apply on different images later ...
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How to create a map in Photoshop with hills?

I am an aspiring author, and am creating a map of my fantasy world in Photoshop. The map is very detailed, containing information on wind patterns, temperature changes, and tectonic plate movement, ...
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Layer blending settings that turns greyscale value into transparency (subtracting lower layers)

I have a photoshop file with many layers. I would like to put one layer on top where I can draw transparency, so that full white (or black) is rendered as 100% alpha, so it subtracts all the layers ...
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Why is color burn not affecting a white channel?

I am experiencing an unexpected behavior with the color burn blending mode in Adobe Photoshop CS 5 (and CS 6). My understanding of the blending mode is the following ...
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Why does Color Dodge produce different results when applied to a group of layers, compared to when applied directly to the layers themselves?

In Photoshop, I can't figure out as to why this happens. I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with the color set to white and grey on a new layer. I duplicated the layer and then I put ...
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Why isn't color burn working on a layer style in Photoshop?

I have a layer with a blending option set to Color Burn and opacity under 91%. It's called Layer 7 is my screenshots. If I download a jpeg of a solid color of red, and put it behind this layer, the ...
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Photoshop add metallic shine to .png file turned 3D

I'm new to photoshop and working on creating a 3D text based logo. The logo is in a png file and I have already adjusted the 3D to how I want. I want to give it a metallic shine though. I looked ...
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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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Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes?

I have to make a button with some shadows using HTML/CSS and I've been provided with a PSD file, which has a shape of the button and some effects applied to it. One of the effects is an inner shadow. ...
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Can I blend layers by formula with brackets?

I have 4 layers (A, B, C, D) which I wish to blend by the following formula (A xor B) plus (C xor D). Is it possible to accomplish this in Photoshop? I am a newbie and found that layer can only ...
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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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How to save layers individually that can still interact with each other outside of Photoshop?

What I am trying to do is to move a PNG of semi-transparent gradient above another PNG of a box in it within a video editor. So imagine the first gradient slowly moving to the left on top of the box, ...
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Blend only affecting specific base color?

I need to blend a white text on top of a multicolored background and I only want to blend with a particular base color. (in this case it's the orange) How do I configure blending options to do ...
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Why empty adjustment layer with blend mode multiply darken images?

I know blend mode "Multiply" means multiplying the colour (0 to 255) of its layer, with the visible underneath (0 to 255), then divided by 255, forms the resulting colour (0 to 255). As a visual ...
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How to create a transparent difference (additive?) layer from 2 solid layers

I'm very new to graphic design in general, so I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terms, sorry about that. I have two solid images (A & B) and I want to extract the difference between the two to ...
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How to create a non-destructive and reusable blurred/frosted glass effect?

How can I create a generic blurred background that can be used on multiple images similar to the example below? I need a white frosted glass looking png that I can set use to layer over regular ...
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Auto Crop Photoshop Quick Export

In Photoshop CC, you can right click on a layer, and in the context menu, there will be an option, "Quick Export as PNG". This will make a PNG out of the current layer, but it has an issue: The new ...
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What is a good workflow for Presentation Design?

A client wants a presentation design that he can edit and change after, including elements such as: template frame, body copy, lists, calls-to-action, animations, custom vector graphics, mockups - you ...
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Position copied content within guides using a single PS Action

I'm struggling to get the following done in a single action: I have retouched full res TIFF's - each with a product shot on transparency background. The products are in slightly different place in ...
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Why are my printed colors duller than expected?

Basically, I've designed a booklet on Photoshop CC. It's an informational booklet so it's quite vibrant with lots of colours and pictures in it. I've finished it and exported all the files into PDF ...
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Can't save my Photoshop work as a .png anymore [closed]

Recently I made an Windows update on my computer, but since the update I can't save my projects as a .png anymore. This is a major problem for me, because I'm building up the website for our company ...
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Fix colors after or before rgb to cmyk conversion

When I convert from RGB to CMYK in Photoshop as you know colors change saturation and maybe some hue. So basically what the title asks, does it matter when I adjust the colors and saturation via ...
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How can I stop Outlook from screwing up images inserted into an HTML email? [closed]

(using: Windows 8.1 [running at 125% DPI], Outlook 2013, Exchange 2007 ) Hi I have a problem getting my graphic designs which I am creating on Outlook emails to come out correctly if I have changed ...
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Is there a way to merge layers with the same name inside a photoshop document?

I have a bunch of psd files with exact same layer stack in each. They contain different information, but the layer position in the stack, naming, blending modes are exactly the same in everyone of ...
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Saving all visible content over and over with ascending names in Photoshop

I make animation in photoshop by drawing a layer by layer,so my problem is that I want to ,by pressing a single button run an action, that would save the whole visible thing,the last layer and the ...
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A way of using PS Spatter filter non-destructively on linework?

Because the Spatter filter only functions on contiguous pixels, there is no simple way of applying it like a Smart Filter to a layer of line work. I'm looking at the work of Kevin Dart, and trying to ...
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Batch process - image into different size and angle images

I have a lot of monitor images for an e-commerce website - all the images have a path already created with the selection of the screen. now my issue is that each monitor has different views and they ...
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Why are my converted CMYK blacks coming out grey?

I'm having a rather annoying problem! I have RGB images made in Photoshop that I need to convert to CMYK. When I save the file my black background is converted to a light grey! I tried deleting my ...
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Managing Design Assets and Modular Templates for an App

Does anyone know or use any tool or application programme that allows you to manage all design assets and its modular/page templates from your desktop or in a shared drive or even online? I am ...
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Is it possible to modify a rounded rectangle's radius in Photoshop?

As the title implies, I have drawn a rounded rectangle with a larger radius in Photoshop. Now I want to reduce its radius. Is this possible without deleting it?
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How do I acheive this effect in photoshop?

I beleive that this Image is edited version. I want to know how I can acheive this effect in Photoshop CS6? Any ready made effect action? Thanks
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Fill Path is automatically lowered in opacity in Photoshop CS5

I am having problems filling paths in photoshop (which i was just doing fine yesterday), usually they just fill with a solid color. Now they are being filled with a lowered opacity color and i can see ...
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Photoshop Feathering is far too pixelated

I've had a big problem with a recent picture that I want to cut certain parts out of in Photoshop to edit, but annoyingly the feathering from the polygonal lasso tool is extremely pixelated and I have ...
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5mm bleed with no guide/crop/reg marks.?

The clients printer asks for "5mm bleed with no guide/crop/reg marks" I am slightly confused by this? what does it mean? Does it mean I just have have photoshop guides? or does it mean I have no ...
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PNGs at 400.997 PPI and need them at 401 PPI

I'm having an issue right now where I'm trying to get my designer to send over icons at 401 PPI. My designer says he is exporting my icons at 401 PPI but when I receive them I open them up in ...
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Invert text layer used as clipping mask? (Photoshop)

I have three layers; a canvas b/w background, a text layer, and an image (bottom to top). I set the text as a clipping mask for the image, so you get the background, the text, and the image can be ...
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Content aware patching while keeping Smartobject?

TL;DR How do I use Content aware patching while keeping the layer as Smartobject? I'm currently creating a poster for cake selling of my school I'm a huge fan of working on Smartobjects only. ...
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Typing problem in photoshop cc 2014 [duplicate]

I want to type Arabic text in Photoshop, but the text appears disjointed and the letters do not connect at all. For example محمد appears as م ح م د. I'm using Photoshop CC 2014 on Windows 8.1 64 bit. ...
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Place psd file into Illustrator without losing quality

I want import a psd file into Illustrator without losing quality. I have a 300dpi image at Photoshop with height 60 cm, as you can see below. (You can see a smooth "D") I create an Illustrator ...
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I need some advice on the process of designing window banners for a newsagents

I'm designing a window graphic for a newsagents (what covers the actual window with and advertises what they sell, booze etc), now I've got the sizing, 180cm Height x 170cm width so at first I made ...
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How to Stop PS6 Vanishing Point Tool Pixelating Images

I've always run into this issue, and diving into it a bit more today, I can't seem to figure out 'HOW' to stop the PS6 vanishing tool from pixelating my website mock-ups! I often mock-up web ...
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Can you re-use layers but in different locations / dimensions?

In website mockups, I design the front page, then duplicate layers constantly for other pages design. Things like the header and footer stay basically the same, so they are copied. Their exact ...
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Set adjustment layer to only affect certain layers without using groups?

AFAIK there are a few different ways to control which layers are affected by an adjustment layer, for example: move the adjustment layer down so that only the layers below it are affected alt-click ...
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How can I achieve this typographic result in Photoshop

I am wonder if this could be achieved in photoshop with a plugin or with what. It seems for me like the text is not only justified. Every single line appears to be scaled in relation with the length ...
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make an image wider without scaling the actual image

I have an layer that is rectangular, and I want to make it a square without resizing the image itself or any of the other layers. How do I do this?
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How to set different color to guides(Ai,Ps,Id,Fw)?

I've been working on this file with a lot of guides(in Illustrator) and at some Point I was wondering is there a way to give different color to guides ? Like the gutter guides to be black, the main ...
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Can I merge CMY layers to K layer to make the black?

I can only use 3 screens (colours) for a degree module and was wondering can i merge a copy of the key(K) layer to each of the CM and Y(cyan, magenta and yellow) layers in Photoshop so when they are ...
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Saving PNG logo in CS5

I need to export a PNG logo which is designed in basic font, the issue that I'm experiencing is that the exported PNG is still fuzzy. My current settings are: Font: NTR > smooth PNG-24 ...