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How was the effect of this Gotham ad achieved?

How did they achieve the look of this ad? it looks like they overlay'd a light layer grunge-styled texture, masked the main image over the clouds, and added some kind of gritty noise overall, while ...
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How to save text in illustrator and open it in photoshop without pixellation

I want to do silkscreen printing. I have done all the labels with Photoshop and saved as PDF. But, my printer said it is very blurry. I need to use Illustrator. So, if I have already done my label ...
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Copy Layer(s) into new automatically sized file? [duplicate]

What I want to do is to be able to copy either a layer or a group of layers into a new document which is sized to that layers exact dimensions. I find I can right click -> Duplicate -> New Document, ...
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How do I change text settings so that text appears in a text layer

I was working through a Photoshop track on Treehouse and ended up messing around with some settings while adding text. Now, I cannot see ANY text that is typed, but it does somehow seem to be entered ...
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How to export an image of an object without a background in Photoshop?

I have an image of an object and the image has no background. What do I save as so that there is no background once I save. I need to print the image.
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Find weight of all lines/drawings

I need to know if it's possible to find the weight (diameter) of all lines/drawings in a psd file. Since silk screen printing dosen't allow me to print smaller lines/paths/drawings than 0,6mm i need ...
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How Can I set up the preview Quality for objects I move in transformation mode in PS CC

My question is easy. I remember a function in an older version of Photoshop where I could say Photoshop to preview things I move around in lower quality to improve performance. Where can I activate ...
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PNG when Save file Size increased

I have just reduced the size of a png from 512 x512 to 256 x 256px and the file size has gone from 100kb to 165kb? Why is this happening and more important how can I reduce file size below 100kb after ...
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photoshop - cut and move part of a shape layer

In photoshop, i have a "speech bubble" of sorts. I need to be able to move the little triangle bit of the bubble left, right, and to the side. Then "rejoin" it with the rectangle, and apply all the ...
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How to make Background of Image Invisible?

SO I need it to be simple way of telling of another way of make the background of the image clear, because I use the magic want tool (fuzzy select tool) and tried to make the background clear, it just ...
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How to set the pen tool in photoshop to control one side anchor point in just a click

I wanted to set the pen tool in photoshop to act like pen tool in illustrator where whenever I click again the last point the other side of the anchor point disappears. Is this possible? And if so, ...
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Convert .psd into .png without loosing shading and lightening

So I do not own Photoshop, but got a .psd file from my client to work with. I managed to use a online converter and get this .png out of it. What I additionally need though is the conversion of ...
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Rectangle tool properties adobe photoshop

What is the 2 color (black) next to normal red color ?
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photoshop cs6 - how do i show actual palette colors

Am fairly new to Photoshop. I want to see the actual palette I am using, I am doing some design work in which I am using a small number of colors eg under 20 for the entire image. Am currently playing ...
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How to digitally draw webcomics like sintitulocomic.com using sketchbook pro

I am a visual interface designer based in India. I design web/mobile screens in photoshop, do logos and stuff in Illustrator. Lately, I've come up with an idea of making a webcomic, like the one here ...
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Perfect orthographic projection/ using perspective filters in photoshop/illustrator

I wan to get a perfect orthographic projection as seen here: I have tried to use the perspective warp on a page I made myself and achieved the following effect: As you can see I seem to achieve ...
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Layers to png with names in Photoshop

I am looking for a way to export all layers (nested too if possible) of a PSD file to png. But just the layer, with it's current size, not in the document size, with background or other layers. I ...
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Billboard Designing: Why design at higher resolution instead of the actual, lower print resolution?

Perhaps I haven't understood the concept of the "Scaling Workflow" and hence my confusion ... I checked out most of the Q&A for designing large format images on Photoshop (like for huge ...
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How to make Photoshop Effects on Adobe Illustrator unlimited?

When I apply Blur > Gaussian Blur on this shape, this is the result: The result is that the Gaussian Blur doesn't appear completely, and borders indicated below limits it. How can I make the ...
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Adding frames/borders to images in Adobe

So I use Lightroom very frequently to edit and export images. I do nightclub photography often and have been asked to put a frame around my photos. Obviously a creative frame, not just a white or ...
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Targeting multiple screen resolutions/screen sizes with PNG's

I was wondering how you target multiple screen sizes and screen resolutions with PNG's. I'm working on a 2D game using the Unity game engine and Photoshop to create the PNG's. Is it better to ...
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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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Skew transform severely distorts screenshot - any workaround?

I'm trying to create the image below where a screen (640px x 960px @ 72ppi) is shown on a stock photo of a device. Is there any way to maintain high quality of the screenshot on the device? I used ...
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InDesign is changing the color of my image when I export!

thank you for reading my question, this is driving me insane. I have been exporting JPEG in InDesign, my settings are good (I think) but when I export it and open it, the color is darker!!! What am I ...
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How can I do that “monochrome” effect ? (photo attached) [duplicate]

This picture with that red is beautiful ! How can I do that "monochrome" effect ? (I don't know if it's monochrome...)
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How to upload .ase to kuler

Is it possible to upload my .ase swatches to kuler? This seems like a function that should exist, since Ai, Ps, and Id all have an applet dedicated to Kuler, but I can only move palettes in one ...
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How to remove detailed backgrounds and take ONLY an outline of an image PSD [duplicate]

I would like a technique on how to take only the outline of an image. This image is of a car and would need to be accurate. I am using Photoshop however do have Illustrator if that program is more ...
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How to take an accurate outline (ONLY) of an image PSD

I would like a technique on how to take only the outline of an image. This image is of a car and would need to be accurate. I am using Photoshop however do have Illustrator if that program is more ...
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Changes to pixel aspect ratio in photoshop does not show in other programs

I've got a freeze frame image from a video that i've been editing. The image originally looked squished, so i changed the pixel aspect ratio from Square to D1/DV PAL Widescreen 1.46, and it looks ...
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how to independently transform points without other points moving in photoshop

I am trying to learn photoshop by myself and while trying to do a project I came across a problem. I have an upside down triangle, so that the tip of the triangle faces down. now I want to add a ...
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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

I need to save each layer of my psd document as a page in a multi-page PDF file (or as a single-page PDF file each as I can combine them later). File->save as->PDF works for 1 layer at a time, but I ...
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Adjust rounded rectangle radii without creating a new one in Photoshop C6

When I create new rounded rectangles, I see the radii and other information in the properties, but after I work on something else and go back to that layer, the information does not show. How do I ...
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Dark Transparent overlay

Can someone help me, I'm trying to recreate the effect in the image on other photos. It has a dark transparent layer over the image. Can seem to create this same effect.
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How do I reduce noise in a normal map with Photoshop?

I'll be straightforward: I want to create a normal map resembling this from this texture: I've been at it for about an hour, and everything I've come up with has an absurd amount of noise. I ...
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How can I slim down all my bloated photoshop files at one time?

I have a massive 8 TB worth of 15 years of Photoshop Work. In recent years I have done better at organizing my photoshop layers and deleting unused layers, but is there a solution that would allow me ...
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Photoshop cc - how do i resize a box and keep the radius the same?

I know there are several questions that ask this - so far the answer has been "impossible", but in one of them there was an allusion (or... illusion?) to being able to do so in the cc edition. I have ...
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How can I remove the background reflection from this photo, are there any online tools?

Is possible to remove reflection from this image?
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What is the PSD to HTML best practices with HTML5?

I'm getting quite confused with all the different methods of converting from psd to html 5. I'm trying to practice converting PSDs to HTML so i get enough experience. There are a ton of complicated ...
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Why does the color model still matter?

In applications like inDesign and Photoshop, you get to chose which color model you want to use, RGB or CMYK for instance. But why does this matter? Both RGB and CMYK can be used to describe several ...
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3D Graphic: How was it made?

I am looking at a 3D graphic that I found online. I assume this was made in a graphic design program. Maybe Maya? Or perhaps a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) graphics program. I really like the ...
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How do I partially break a clipping mask border?

I’m looking for a non-destructive way of allowing an image to be partially "clipped" by a clipping mask, like so: I view the above image as having three parts… a Person (top layer; being clipped) ...
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How to export quality animated gifs in photoshop

New to making animated gifs in photoshop (for loading designs). I know gifs aren't the highest quality format, but I've seen dribbble designs that look great, and they're gif format. But when I ...
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Align 2 layers in PS by similar “points”

I have two different photos from the same place. One is old from the 80's and the new one from the current time. What I'm trying to achieve is to fit the photos over each other. I'd like to align ...
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Photoshop CC (for retina display) fonts blurry when exported to jpg or pdf

I have a retina display mac, and I'm using Photoshop CC, which is really crisp when I'm working on a PSD file. But once I export the file to a PDF or a JPG, the image stays crisp but the fonts (not ...
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Make transparent rain layer to use as overlay

I have followed this tutorial to make a rain le link and it works ok with a picture in it, using that blend mode Screen, but I want to make that rain layer to not have black background, and have the ...
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How can I make skybox drawing easier in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CC to draw a skybox -that is, an image composed of six sub-images that seamlessly assemble into a cube, like this: As soon as I started drawing, I noticed that it is very ...
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Adobe photoshop - update shape color

It's possible to auto update the fill color of a shape ( rectangle ) when the selected color (foreground/background) changes ?
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Snap To keeps turning off automatically in Photoshop CC

I often need to use Photoshop's smart snapping capabilities, but I keep encountering a problem where, at seemingly random times, the snapping will disable and require me to manually enable it again by ...
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Auto-updating linked smart objects in files that were closed at the moment of the update

Photoshop CC 2014 introduces Linked Smart Object. While this is a very useful feature by itself, I would love to know if there's a way to set it so that whenever I open a file that contains a linked ...
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How to improve my workflow?

So I previously worked as freelance motiongraphics designer but it was almost impossible to get a full time position so I decided to look elsewhere within "design" circles. After a few months of try ...