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Layer Mask Selection Not Showing in Photoshop

Good Morning, I am currently doing an online tutorial called "Create a Music Festival Poster Design in Photoshop" on DesignCuts.com https://www.designcuts.com/tutorials/create-a-music-festival-poster-...
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Contact sheet in PSD format with all layers editable? [closed]

I need to use the Contact Sheet function in Adobe Photoshop but the generated contact sheet is flattened to one image. Is there a way to generate a contact sheet in PSD format with all layers, ...
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Stupid rendering time on PS (3D layer)

I feel wrong, but it's just as simple as this: two words, extruded text, simple flat white material, default lightning, nothing special. Rendering time on 3D Studio Max-VRay about 1 minute (2K size ...
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Trying to create a blackboard texture and gradient in Photoshop

I'm trying to create a wedding invitation but I'm struggling to get the same effect as the example one I've seen on a website. How would I create the same background effect? I've tried using the ...
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Live shape to regular path in PS

How can I convert a live shape to a regular path? I no longer need the capabilities of a live shape and would like to now scale the shape.
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Something is wrong with the levels of my textures

I'm trying to learn the UV mapping process in blender and I'm following a video tutorial. At a certain point,he says that there is the need to use adobe photoshop to paint the textures. I've been able ...
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Photoshop Masking vs. Illustration Masking. Why are layers in the opposite order? [closed]

To mask an image, why in Photoshop (or Sketch) is the mask under the image, while in Illustrator (or After Effects) the mask is above the image?
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Andoid style guide - px to dp, how do i convert?

The android app design am working, is on a screen size of 1080X120 with 72(pixles/inch) as the resolution. All the icons, images, texts are in pixels. Now the developer wants all of them in dp and not ...
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Transfer the shadow of an object on white paper to ruled paper

I have taken two photographs: a hand holding a pen and writing on a white paper a sheet of paper with lines Both photographs have been taken from the same camera angle (using a tripod), with the ...
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Recording every level of threshold in Photoshop as a new merged layer Photoshop CC

Currently I have an artwork group and a threshold layer above the group as follows: What I would like to do is to increase the threshold level from 1 to 255, creating a new merged layer (Ctrl + ...
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What is the “best way” of converting a design into a working application?

NOTE: I'm perfectly aware that this can be subjective, but I think it's a very common task and any advice is potentially useful for other readers. Feel free to edit the title and/or question, if it'll ...
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How can I make a multicolor gradient in 4 corners? [duplicate]

I want to make a color gradient like the icon I attached. 4 corners have 4 different colors that blend into a gradient: I am using Photoshop CC 2014. I use gradient tool for the first 2 colors and ...
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Vectorize a Photoshop file in Illustrator?

Can you create something in Photoshop, save it, open it in Illustrator, and convert it to a vector? I haven't tried any other things, but I'm trying to make a logo and I'm comfortable with Photoshop, ...
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I am trying to do a transparency inside image kind of effect

This is what I have, I did the following effect by following the steps in this post: How do I make this image in image effect? Now what I am trying to do is instead of having the background in the ...
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Photoshop: Adding a 10px margin all around a resized image

I was given the task to resize images to dimensions of 736 x 475, with a 10px margin all around for a buffer zone in case there's shadow in the image or something else. I found this tutorial for ...
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Create blended layer with mask and text

I have a simple text layer and a texture layer. I want to use the texture layer to texture the text using blending modes and opacity. I want the texture to only show through on the text... but I want ...
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“Quick Export as PDF”?

I'm working on an iOS app, and I've received @2x PSDs from a designer. All of the icons for buttons, etc. are vector smart objects. Currently I'm using "Quick Export as PNG" to grab these elements ...
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Can I make a straight line in Photoshop and rotate it without it getting pixelated?

I want to draw a straight line in photoshop without it getting pixelated when I rotate it at any particular angle. Is there a way of doing that?There are numerous solutions in google but none works. ...
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Photoshop Adjust Paragraph Box to Content

I was wondering if there's a way to adjust a paragraph text box to it's content just like inDesign. I hate how sometimes I have to create big paragraph boxes and end up selecting them later on ...
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How to place an anchor point exactly between two others in Photoshop CC?

In such a situation, how can you center the middle point?
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Aligning shape anchor points in Photoshop CC

So for a while now I've been wondering how others are handling alignment of anchor points in Photoshop. These are the specific actions I'd like to ask about: 1. Alignment How can you center the ...
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Change only one color to a specific hex color in an image

I am trying to change color in graphic image to a specific hex color. I found this solution here Changing hex color of a graphic but this changes colors in all of the graphic. I just want to change ...
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What is the proper name for this filter?

What is the proper name for this filter for photos that appeared in the opener of Netflix's Narcos? Any tips on how to recreate this filter either in an app or Photoshop. http://www.artofthetitle....
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How do I make this image in image effect?

I am trying to get the following done in photoshop. I have 2 images both on 2 different layers. I have one on top of it and I am using the brush tool to sort of merge it with the bottom layer like ...
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What preparations can be done to a photo to make it a little easier to then illustrate?

I'm working on a program that will require a lot of flat styled vectored images. I'm very comfortable with Photoshop but fall short in the artistic department. I've been practicing and am happy with ...
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How can I change this multi colored logo to a single white one?

I am having problems with changing the color to white or black of this certain logo because it isn't a simple fast pasted one. I can use Photoshop and Illustrator (prefer photoshop) Both of my ...
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Black and white image won't change colour

I scanned in an image which into Photoshop. It is black and white written text on a white background. I am able to select/colour range and grab all of the black elements into a new layer. However I ...
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Adobe Photoshop - Hide Layer In Navigator

Is it possible to hide a specific layer ONLY in Navigator window? I'm trying to make a line art from a sketch by tracing. I keep on hiding and showing the sketch layer to check the output. It seems ...
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Specs and DPI on board 10'Hx16'W [duplicate]

Just trying to see what the best specs would be for a board that is 10'Hx16'W or better yet what is the equation to finding out this when the size is different. It will be for printing and I don't ...
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How to use Photoshop to convert an image into 6 solid colors? [closed]

I'm attempting to make some simple rubiks cube art like this: I'd quite like to see what a source image is going to look like before buying a load of rubiks cubes and solving them for hours. Is ...
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Disable Image Size Preview in Photoshop CC

Is it possible to disable the Preview Image in Photoshop CC's Image Size function? For larger documents, the preview building is a memory hog and slows down my workflow. Hitting the cancel for the ...
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How to pass website design to web developer? [duplicate]

Is there a way to communicate with web designer not using the PhotoShop on both sides? It is too expensive. When hand writing annotations will be always incomplete, buggy and time-expensive. May be ...
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How do I create subtle background gradients like this?

This has been bugging me for ages. I want to recreate the shadows that are on the background of this image. Whenever I attempt to recreate something like this the shading ends up looking very amateur ...
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Reduce duration of video in photoshop multiple layers

I've created a simple video, which has many layers, in Photoshop. The video is basically just a fading out of each layer, one after the other, to create the animation. However, I'd like to reduce the ...
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How can I resize an image in Photoshop without losing quality?

I have made a logo in Photoshop which I want to use in a banner for a website. A small problem, however, is that I made the logo way too large (I figured that if I would make the logo large enough, I ...
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Decimal values for canvas size in Photoshop CC

I want to set up a document of width 847.5 pixels for my website project but Photoshop keeps rounding off the value to 848 saying it accepts only integer value. Any method by means of which I can set ...
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How do I lock only one layer axis when scaling a group in photoshop?

I've made an Apple based window with live shapes in a group. And I want to to be able to scale the window up without scaling the top bar vertically but scaling horizontally like the image in the ...
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What causes pixelation, blurred graphics on a web banner?

in the attached image, you can see pixlelation/distortion mainly on the red and blue text and red boxes. What causes this and how can I fix it? Thanks
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New layers in Photoshop CS5 automatically have fx

I started working on a design, with the first few layers using fx. Now every new layer I add has the same fx that the first two layers had. I want to add a simple, basic layer that has zero effects, ...
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Assign (not move) layer to group [duplicate]

We all know how tedious it can be when working with dozens of groups and layers. Is it possible to select a layer and assign it to a group, as opposed to dragging/moving it in a group? This would ...
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Adjust brush size scrubber in PS?

Is there a way to modify how the brush size scrubber works? Once you get into the larger brush sizes the scrubber makes huge exponential jumps in pixel size. Two thirds of the scrubber are taken up ...
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Photoshop font size smaller than it should be

I have a PSD at 72 dpi, for a web interface. The developers implemented everything based on the PSD, including font sizes, but font sizes were an issue. I'm having a hard time coming up with an ...
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use text layer to apply effects to lower layer [duplicate]

I use an effect where I take a text object then convert it to a selection then put that selection on a grass layer and then desaturate and ramp up the exposure to make it look like line marking paint ...
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Where is the palette knife located in photoshop cs6?

I'm following a tutorial here and i'm using photoshop cs6 but i can't seem to find the palette knife. Is there an alternative way of achieving thesame result in photoshop cs6.
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What is the purpose of rasterising type?

Why would I ever want to rasterise text? What is the purpose of this operation?
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Design mobile layouts using physical resolution or logical resolution?

First, some background: All smart phones these days have what is called a "Device Pixel Ratio". Essentially, it means that a web browser on a smart phone is going to interpret the screen resolution ...
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Quickly Select and Fill Base Colors

Here's an example video of the kind of selection/coloring I'm talking about Is there a way in Photoshop to quickly select areas in line art, as in the video, and then apply base colors? I've tried ...
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large jpegs become blurred when printing

I am saving large 8 x 12 inch picture to disk as jpeg, the file is 35 megabytes when opened in photoshop only 1.5 meg on disk when printing out picture and it prints blurred. It seems to loose quality ...
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batch/macro processing and optimizing jpeg quality with a filesize constraint (max 500kb)

We are using a macro that we then batch run to modify images. It works fine except for the element where we try and save the jpeg image in the best quality under 500 kb. This option used to exist ...
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Exporting AI file to PSD - why do my layers merge?

I'm trying to export an AI file, which has a ton of sublayers under one layer and some groups and stuff. I've tried exporting to PSD, following the guidelines I've found online (Write Layers and ...