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Layer Comps misalign my layer masks and adjustment layers

I have encountered a problem, or at least an annoyance, with the way that "Layer Comps" work with linked layers. I understand the reason for the design choice and I am not claiming it to be a bug, ...
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How do you fill in a standalone path?

CS5: I created a standalone path by mistake, instead of creating a new shape layer. What's the correct method of turning this into a new shape layer? I tried converting to a selection, but I ...
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How do I reactivate a path?

If I have selected another layer and a path is incomplete, so it just looks like a path, how do I "re-activate" it so I can continue to add anchor points? Also, can a path only be manipulated (e.g. ...
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Is there a way to create a dockable palette for Photoshop with ScriptUI?

I am using ScriptUI for the first time and would like to create a custom palette with several text boxes and buttons that can be conveniently docked into the Photoshop UI. Can this be accomplished ...
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How do you create custom scripts for automation in Photoshop?

I have been recording custom actions to perform various automations, though I am starting to require greater control which would be better implemented using some form of scripting (if this can indeed ...
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How can I make a transparent cursor, and why does my Photoshop document have grid-lines on it?

I am trying to make a cursor with transparency using Photoshop CS5. When I make a .cur file from an image, I can see extra white space with the icon Something like this: I don't want the outer ...
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What is the difference between these two layer thumbnail types?

What is the difference between the two layer thumbnail types pictured: Vs. How do I bring about the second, if the first is currently appearing whenever I create a new Shape Layer, for example? ...
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Adding “Duplicate Group” to Photoshop Action

I have created a Photoshop action which: Duplicates the current image. Merges all visible layers. Removes hidden layers. Rearranges parts of image. Adds the layer to a group. Displays user interface ...
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How to save padding around an icon and make it a part of it - Photoshop CS3

I have an icon with the dimensions 24px × 23px. The canvas is 24px × 24px: There is 1 transparent pixel at the top of the icon. After I use the rectangular marquee tool to copy and paste the icon to ...
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What photoshop filter is this?

I applied a simple photoshop filter to a drawing I made a while ago. Now I need to apply the same filter to a different drawing, but I can't remember which filter it was. I've tried every filter, and ...
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How to make rounded corner thumbnail “ containing image of the post ”?

When I create rounded rectangles in Photoshop, I can mask images over those rounded rectangles to give them rounded corners. When I'm making websites however, I'm not sure how to give images rounded ...
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Drawing sharp diagonal lines in Photoshop

Is there a way to draw as sharp as possible (pixel-perfect) diagonal lines Photoshop? I want to create an "X" close button but I can't get it to look good in smaller pixel dimensions such as (16x16).
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How to Create Pixel Based Text Logo?

I want to write 'SBS' in Pixel Art Style SBS is a Software House, so that's why I want to make something that is related to computers or technology etc. like this or like this I want to see ...
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Converting image to smart object adds white frame

I have created an image and added some effects to it but now when I try to save it as PNG there's a white frame addon to it. I've tested a few things and realised that this behavior happens when I ...
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Photoshop: How do I edit a path once it is closed?

I have closed a path, and it now appears in my Paths pane. However, I have no idea how to go back and bring up the anchor points again in order to edit it. Having clicked on the path itself, it simply ...
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Professional looking websites [closed]

Apologies for cross posting from the Webmaster stack exchange but I have a question I'd like to resolve as urgently as possible. I'm starting to design a site and am at the stage where I have most ...
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How can I get more efficient at designing tables for web in Photoshop?

It takes me too much time (IMO) to design tables in Photoshop. I need to move rows, columns and stuff easily. I'd like to be able to get through this faster. I've tried InDesign and Illustrator and ...
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How to reset layer style properties in layer styles window in Photoshop?

Every time I go back to edit some layer effects for a new layer, there are weird presets, e.g. Screen or Overlay blend modes for some of the layer settings, and then the lighter gradient tone is ...
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How to use “add/subtract/intersect from path/shape area” effectively in Photoshop?

I'm attempting to follow the below Photoshop tutorial, but steps 29 and 30 have me stumped. The larger of the two white rectangles in the below image was created on its own layer. Once I have that ...
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How to associate a color with multiple images in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Photoshop - adjustment layer to change colors of multiple layers? Is it possible to have global color swatches or color styles in Photoshop? I have a PSD filled with ...
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Save for Web in Photoshop with custom DPI

I am writing user documentation using DITA which allows me to easily generate deliverables in PDF, CHM and web formats. The images need to be saved with a DPI of 110 so that they are displayed ...
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How to create a color gradient in one direction with the SMOOTHNESS opacity gradient in the PERPENDICULAR direction in Photoshop?

I would like to fill a rectangular marquee area with a gradient that stretches from the left to the right of the rectangular marquee area, starting at one color and ending at a second color. This is ...
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Creating graphics for Android/iOS/Mobile Devices

I've created icons many times now with tons of great information I've learned here at GraphicDesign StackkExchange. Now, I'm finally putting together my first real application that will go public on ...
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is there an easy way or photoshop plugin to distribute words in evenly spaced formation

I try to do it mostly with words but sometimes have to do it with other things too. How do you equally space out things automatically, I Know how to evenly distribute from the center of every ...
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Can someone please explain non-trivial behavior of Direct Select tool while attempting to resize a rectangle in Photoshop?

I am a Photoshop novice, but an experienced C++ programmer. In the process of attempting to resize a rectangle (created with the Rectangle tool) using the Direct Select tool, I ran into some ...
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What's the Illustrator equivalent of Photoshop's clipping masks?

I'm struggling to find a way in Illustrator to do something which is very simple in Photoshop. Here's an example: I draw a plane. Now I want to draw stripes on it and a cockpit. In Ps, I clip ...
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targeted setting of transparency

for later usage in a converter I'd like to exactly control the transparency of colors. Let's say I have a simple layer (B), filled with #FF0000 and 50% layertransperency. Now I duplicate that layer ...
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How do you create a seamless texture in photoshop?

How do you create a seamless texture in Photoshop? I found this tutorial here which is pretty helpful but it seems to not look as nice as the original sampled image when you're finished. Any ...
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How do I create a two toned color or watercolor look in illustrator or photoshop?

I am trying to create the two toned watercolor texture effect like the image found below. I have tried unsuccessfully to create it using Photoshop and Illustrator. Results I come up with don't ...
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Create an “pressed in” look

I'm trying to recreate a fairly common look, but I really like how it is executed on getpebble.com The getpebble.com icons are on the left, and my disaster of an attempt is on the right. As much as I ...
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Photoshop - turn white transparent, specifically preserving shadows - new issue

I have read articles all over the internet today. While some questions and answers are similar to my issue, none precisely cover my problem. I am currently doing CAD work for a website where my ...
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I have a Photoshop .pat file, but I don't have Photoshop

I bought some textured patterns I'd like to use in an iOS app I'm developing, but they're in .pat and .mxp formats. I don't own any of the Adobe apps (Photoshop, Fireworks, inDesign, whatever). Can I ...
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Photoshop - Multiple layer styles of the same type

I want to style a layer with layer styles in Photoshop. The problem is that I want to add multiple inner drop shadows. I saw that you can do Right Click > Rasterise Layer Style, but then I can't ...
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Will a photographic image be ruined in print if I use HDR toning in RGB mode and then convert to CMYK?

I'm working in Photoshop CS5 and would like to use HDR effects for print work.
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Merging two images and highlighting different regions

I have 2 images, one taken with flash on(A) and other with no flash(B). Both images highlight different parts of the view. How can I add details from both images to create a new rich in detail image? ...
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How do I turn a full color design, into a 1-color design?

I was asked to design a piece of junk-mail advertising. It has to be one color. Here are links of how it should look: What I want to know is, how do you get your design like that? It's like ...
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Use fill/stroke with rounded rectangle that only has 3 sides in photoshop?

I can create a rounded rectangle and use the fx (fill/stroke) but I only want a shape with three sides. Because it's not enclosed the fill/stroke etc won't work. I can create all four sides and add ...
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How to create a realistic wooden photoframe from images of blocks of the frame?

I want to create wooden rectangular photo frames of custom size for using it in an e-commerce project where we will be selling photos with wooden and plastic frames. But I don't have images of the ...
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Photoshop: How to use a non-white background as the basis for semitransparent layers in PNG8 export?

PNG8 is a great compressed format when we don't really need semi-transparency. Often an asset will have semi-transparency data that we're happy to lose in the export process, however Photoshop ...
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How to prevent converting photoshop shape into mask in Flash?

By importing a simple solid vector shape from Photoshop into Flash it convert into a shape and a mask. It makes editing very difficult. Is is possible to change this behavior? Photoshop: Flash:
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How do you paste inside of a layer mask in Photoshop

I was trying to paste some pattern that I made inside another layer. But each time I pasted, it ended up on the layer selected instead of its layer mask even when mask was selected. I have Photoshop ...
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How to get this look in photoshop?

How to get this look in Photoshop or by any other online application?
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Will the Radeon HD 7670M + 7670M Dual Graphics Work Well With Photoshop CS5?

I have just recently purchased the HP Pavilion M6 15.6" Laptop - Silver (AMD A10-4600M / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8). This laptop has a AMD Radeon HD 7670M + 7670M Dual Graphics.I am having some ...
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Which Photoshop features are affected by different DPI or PPI tags?

A Photoshop document‘s physical size, pixel density (DPI/PPI) and pixel dimensions are all linked. Bitmap images contain bitmap data, which are a specific size (pixel dimensions). They also contain a ...
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How to create an extruded halftone effect in illustrator or photoshop

I saw this photo on Smashing Magazine: Portrait of Alfred Nobel by Viktor Hertz And I was wondering how I can make a similar effect with the halftones extruding into 3D like it is shown. I ...
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How can I make this image transparent using Photoshop?

I am using Adobe Photoshop version 13.0 (CS6) and I am trying to make this image transparent: I am trying to do something like layer --> new layer ..but it isn't working for me. I am very new to ...
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When saving an image as a PNG or JPEG, does photoshop/GIMP only save the top layers or all the data?

I need to send a file to someone but it has sensitive information on it that I would not like to share. I was going to just scan the document and edit out the sensitive information with a layer ...
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Display layer where luminosity is greater than fixed value

I had a paper-and-ink image with a thick black border around it. Past the black border was very dirty white paper. I wanted to (using Photoshop) replace the dirty white paper with pure white, or ...
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When I cut a layer using marquee tool, I get blur edges to cut side. How do I get sharp edges after cut?

I am using rectangular marquee tool to cut a portion of the layer in photoshop cs5, but after cutting, the edges are not sharp, I get blur edges. how can I get sharp edges?
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Is it possible to have global color swatches or color styles in Photoshop?

I'm looking for a way to use one color in multiple different layers, and then be able to change that color in all the layers in one single place. Lets say that I have four layers using #ffffff. Now I ...