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Why a bigger picture than page is enlarged rather than shrinked in InDesign?

We want to prepare a book for electronic publishing on iPad by using InDesign. Hence in the InDesign's Document Setup we entered as intent 'Digital Publishing' and as page size 2048px X 1536px. We ...
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Photoshop CS5 - How to assign position and dimensions from one object to another?

I am currently updating an old document that I don't recall how I created the first time around. What I would like to do is to take the size and position of an existing object that underwent a free ...
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How to achieve this coffee powder photo effect?

I am interested in how to achieve this coffee cream/powder effect using Photoshop. I have spent quite some time trying to figure this out, but wasn't successful. Using a clipping mask to apply ...
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How to make type in Photoshop match that on a scanned image

I have scanned some text, and I need to add a name in matching type and style. I have tried, but it's not as jagged as the scan, and doesn't look the same. How do I make the added type match the ...
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Crop to specific size (not a ratio of it)

Perhaps CC / CC (2014) specific... I'd like to crop several images to a specific size. Previously, I would set the size in the crop tool and happily run through a few images and have them all crop to ...
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How do I create a 'inner glow ring' in Photoshop CS5?

I would like to make a ring that has a faint inner glow ala this image: I've tried first creating a circle, then applying a layer mask with a radial gradient from pure black to pure white, but ...
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How to think outside of photoshop [closed]

is photoshop the reason so many self taught designers get stuck at being bad? I have always wondered whether if photoshop used as is has either helped me or caused great waste of skills for the ...
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Photoshop — How to stop patch tool from smudging nearby pixels as last step? (quick video demo)

I've created a very, very short video displaying my problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hobFes92_Fg&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Its a pretty succinct issue. Photoshop's patch tool is pretty ...
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How would Forbes' design team create these photos? [duplicate]

There's a gallery of The Best Advestment Advice of All Time where all of the portraits have the same effect applied. What would that be called, and how can I do something similar using Adobe ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6. Glyphs doesn't work [closed]

Here is images to show a problem: Why it paste default symbol?
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Photoshop Script change each successive image

I have a script that batch processes images, adding a radial blur on the blue channel. What I want to do is change the radial blur's origin or centre point in each successive image. Is there a way of ...
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Removing Highlights/Making highlights less harsh and “warmer”

I have a pretty basic digital drawing, using a wood texture. The problem I have is the texture has highlights on one side that don't match the rest of the wood. I have tried just putting a brown color ...
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Access to all glyphs from OTF font in Photoshop CS6 (Mac OS)

I have downloaded font and saw this video. Here author show, how to use all glyphs in Illustrator. But how to use it in Photoshop? I tried to find symbols in Fonts.app, copy it and paste to photoshop ...
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Making existing icons flat

How can I make existing icons flat? I tried to find any tutorial about this, but there is almost none. Is there anyone that knows about this stuff? For example: ...
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How can I separate a stroke from the raster image in Photoshop?

I've added a stroke to a rasterised image (Edit -> Stroke). Now, how do I select the stroke so I can copy it into a new layer and delete the current layer, leaving me with just the outline of the ...
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode?

NOTE: I'm a systems administrator, not a graphic designer, so I'm a total n00b when it comes to image manipulation. That being said, I thought this would be the best forum to ask this question: I am ...
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How do I place a picture onto Photoshop without creating a canvas?

How do I place a picture in Photoshop without creating a canvas. If I open a new document in Photoshop, I am prompted to open a new canvas, but when I place the image unto the new canvas and try to ...
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Photoshop: Move selection without moving pixels

How do you move the selection in photoshop (marching ants) without moveing any part(pixels) of the selected layer?
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I want to blur out a part of a video.

How can I do this without separately touching up all 150 frames (layers) in Photoshop. I'm using the blur tool. Thanks, Cindy
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Smoother animation in Photoshop?

I created a .gif animation in Photoshop, but the motion seems very "jumpy" instead of smooth. It's just some text that rises. What can I do to make it a smooth move?
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Small outline icons from illustrator to photoshop

I had created 24x24 pixels size outline icons (width: 1 pixel) on AI6 and I also used the Path/Outline stroke at the end. When I paste it as shape layer, smart object etc. to Photoshop it looks fuzzy. ...
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Work with multiple selections simultaneously in Photoshop

I am using Photoshop CS5 to work with an image that will be composed of about forty separate pieces that I want to be able to move and rotate independently, something like a jigsaw puzzle. I don't ...
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How do I stroke a circle path with an arrow brush?

I need to draw a cirlce and stroke it with an arrow style brush. I want to arrows to rotate along with the circle and not all stay the same direction. Can I do this in photoshop?
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What is the best program for image optimizing for the web?

What programs besides Photoshop are good for saving and optimizing images for web?
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GIMP: the closest thing to Photoshop's smart object?

I've been learning GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop, which I haven't been using for design purposes for more than 5 years now. I discovered that there is a new interesting thing called the smart ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Photoshop Pixelated Results?

I'm a web designer, and my old (non retina) Macbook, Photoshop used to produce clear images and text both in Photoshop and out of Photoshop when the final images had been saved as a png or jpg. ...
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Resize multiple paragraph text frames in photoshop

in Photoshop CS2 is it possible to resize (and not transform) more than one paragraph text frames at a time? can you help me please? many thanks!
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Photoshop resize image to specific size, keep proportion?

I'm struggling with this. I have a lots of (big) images that I need to re-size to a specific smaller dimension. The important thing is to keep the aspect ratio and don't do any weird stretching to the ...
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Protecting against copyright?

I hired someone to help me do some photoshop work. I told them to make screenshots for my game. I also gave them a picture where they have to change the items in it to look like the same object as it ...
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How to colorize an image as in the example?

I have seen such an effect being used in many places however I haven't figured out how to replicate it via Photoshop. I have tried desaturating the image, placing it under a layer of solid colour and ...
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Edit a png file that cannot be edited

Is it somehow possible to edit the color of something that's in a .png file that cannot be edited? I'm trying to change colors of icons in a .png file that's used as a .css sprite. The originals are ...
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Crop image while keeping center point

I have an animation that is split up in ~20 individual images that I use for a mobile game. The game engine I use will take all the individual images and compile them into a sprite sheet for me. My ...
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Is there a shortcut for the last used tool?

I know this question sounds really simple; I'm a beginner with Photoshop. I'm learning about the different tools. Is there a keyboard shortcut for accessing the last used tool? If not, would it be ...
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Restore Photoshop Text Layer Name Auto-Updating?

Text layers in Photoshop will auto-update the layer name with the text content of the layer unless you manually edit the layer name in the layers panel. Then it retains the manually entered layer ...
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Turning pixel brightness into transparency in single-hue image

I'm looking for a way to take single-hue images and turn their brightness into opacity in Photoshop. At the simplest, say you have a flat green circle on a white background (as an already saved ...
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Saving a file made in PS with .ico extension makes it useless

I tried designing a small 32px x 32px pixel file in Photoshop CS6 to make a favicon for my website. But saving it as an .ico file makes it an unprocessable image and could not be used. But when I ...
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How to fill in a letter with a pattern?

I was given this image to work with: The client is happy with everything but would like the floral pattern/bush to fill in the O What is the best way to do this in Photoshop CC? Thanks.
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How to form semi-circular text in gimp or photoshop?

I am not trying to wrap text around a semi-circle but form a semi-circle with text. Basically the font will gradually increase from left to middle and then decrease from middle to right. Can ...
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Why does transforming shapes in Photoshop lose quality

I've noticed that in Photoshop, when using the transform tool the shape actually loses quality. Zoomed-in result using the transform tool: Zoomed-in result using the shape menu toolbar: What's ...
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Having CTRL+A also select fully transparent pixels in Photoshop

When working with an image in photoshop which has a transparent background, pressing CTRL + A to select all, then CTRL + C to copy all, the selection only includes pixels that aren't fully ...
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Making all the image black except of some white objects

I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC, where I have coloured some objects with white, and want to set all the remaining part of the image to black. I have used the Paint Bucket Tool, but since the objects ...
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Is there a 'correct' way to convert an image to grayscale in Photoshop?

In Photoshop, there are several ways to convert an image into black & white. For example: Image > Adjustments > Desaturate; Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and set the ...
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How to duplicate an image into a new PSD and keep the original title (name) of the image?

Hey I'm trying to duplicate an image that has been titled (a specific name) into a PSD and keep the image title (a specific name). I have a few titled images that need to be a certain size and ...
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How do I contract a selection of all pixels in Photoshop?

I have a series of images with a 1px border included in the picture. I need to get rid of that border. The logical route seemed to be Select > All and then Select > Modify > Contract... by 1 ...
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Large Printing, how to know how it will look [closed]

I took an arial photo with a Gopro hero3 12mp, and I'm going to to print it at 90cm x 60cm. I'd like to know how it will look like before I print it. I know about the print size option in Photoshop ...
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What effects do Photoshop layers have on preflighting a PDF for print?

I've created PDF files with Photoshop, then combined them to create a 16 page PDF. Photoshop's colour profile is set to SWOP (Newsprint), with Total Ink Limit set to 235%. Depending on how I save the ...
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How do I create and check if a PDF is in X/1-a format?

I've created PDF files with Photoshop, then combined them to create a 16 page PDF. Photoshop's colour profile is set to SWOP (Newsprint), with Total Ink Limit set to 235%. The file will be printed ...
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Specific font stopped working in Photoshop/Illustrator CC

The problem: I downloaded a free font called Voyager from a Behance user and installed it to my computer. I used the font in Photoshop to create a .psd file and everything worked as expected. The ...
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Photoshop ruler guides embedded in JPEG image?

I saved an image of an iPhone from Google and when I opened it in Photoshop, it had ruler marks set in place around the phone. I've never seen or even heard of such a thing before. I thought it was my ...