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Image Blending Help in Photoshop

I'm somewhat new to Photoshop and Illustrator and am trying to figure out how to blend two images together. Here's the picture: It's basically a splash going into a soda background (I couldn't find a ...
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PDF artwork for large posters - filesize issues?

I am designing large posters for print...A2 size and bigger. I create my photoshop file as 594 x 420 mm, drag a jpeg image which 7.6MB onto the canvas, enlarge it to fit canvas, then drop a logo onto ...
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Using Photoshop - how do I make text “wrap” (break) around an image like in the images linked in this post?

Example 1: Example 2: Is there a simple and semi-automatic way to do this? I know I can do it manually, but there ought to be some way to make the text automatically break when it reaches some ...
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automatically resize type tool box - shortcut

I was some time without using photoshop regularly and i forgot this shortcut. How adapt the size of the type tool box to the dimension of the text ? Obviously this can be done with the mouse, but i ...
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How can I force a guide to snap pixels whilst being dragged?

When I drag my mouse through a ruler to create a new guide, I want this guide to move pixel by pixel so that when I leave it, it will have snapped to a side of a pixel instead of staying in the ...
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How can I create 2 small circles on the left and right hand side of another circle?

How can I create 2 small circles on the left and right hand side of another circle, equally spaced horizontally and vertically just like two ears on the side of a face? I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS3. ...
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How to ensure shapes in Photoshop only use complete pixels

When using Photoshop for designing pixel-based layouts (websites, apps etc.), is there a way to ensure that when you're using the shapes tool, or resizing a layer, it always snaps to a complete pixel? ...
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Game development graphic design: Bastion-style

I am developing a game and I am particularly interested in a Bastion-like mapping style. This is a good shot: I am unsure about how to achieve that. Currently I use both Photoshop and Illustrator. ...
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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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How to convert raster in Illustrator to link?

I have rasterized an object in Illustrator, so it is embedded. I want to enhance it with photoshop, but I don`t know how to convert it to link.
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Can I extract shadows from a texture to make a transparent image (png)?

I have this image: And I would like to extract the dark parts (shadows) to make a transparency consisting of black pixels at different alpha channel values. Here is a crude example image of what I ...
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What Adobe CS5 program should be used to make A4 multi-page brochure?

I want to know what Adobe CS5 program to use to make A4 multi-page brochure? I have the full master suite so I wanted to know what is best to use for this?
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Looking to achieve frame effect with shadows at corners

Where can I find PSD file or tutorial to create the effect of frame with shadow (see red arrow in image)
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Can I merge multiple “overlay” layers into one with the same result?

I have a series of layers in a document, all "Overlay" blending with varying opacities. (The net effect is a subtle set of fake lighting.) I would like to merge the whole set of layers into a single ...
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Import vector shapes from photoshop to flash cs5

How can I Import vector shapes from photoshop to flash cs5. I have tried to export an .ai file, and Import it in flash but that doesn't work. Thanks for help.
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What software is best for GUI design?

I've used Photoshop extensively, but the fact of the matter is that it's a photo editing tool. It has some complicated effects built in, such as the drop shadow and inner and outer glows etc., but it ...
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How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?

The task I'm trying to achieve with Pixelmator is opening up a PSD and quickly (because I generally have to do it a lot) crop a piece of the image but also removing layers that I don't want in the ...
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Lower-cost alternative to Photoshop

Maybe once a month I need Photoshop. Since it is rare, the cost seems like a disproportionate amount of money to spend by my startup. I think the tasks I need to achieve when I'm converting a ...
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Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG?

When I try to open this image in PS (CS5) I get red rectangles around the parts of the image that are not transparent. If I copy the image and paste it in PS I get the contents of the image, as seen ...
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Converting bar code to CMYK “True Black”

I have .tiff. Part of the .tiff is a bar code. My printer is insisting the bar code be converted to 100%K - CMYK "pure black". (Their words) A couple obstacles: 1) The Bar Code has been scaled up. ...
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All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what

I'm having some trouble creating a PDF with Photoshop. The client wants the final file to be "a PDF at 300 dpi". I have an image (3300 x 2550 pixels @ 300 dpi) in Photoshop. (11" x 8.5" canvas) It ...
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How do I get this dark border effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make an inner shadow around a page in Photoshop CS2? How do I get this effect where the edge is darkened?
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Resetting skew/perspective/warp etc. on Smart Object

Is there a way to reset the skew or perspective effect applied to a smart object? Setting the warp setting in free transform from custom to none shows no effect. Otherwise I have to export 50 smart ...
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Photoshop CS5 - Change Color of Selecting/Highlighting Text

When you highlight/select a text it highlights it in Black. Can I change it from Black highlight to a different color?
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Can I get more info added to my Custom Output Settings in Photoshop (dimensions/color mode)?

When saving for the web, Photoshop lets you set some default Output Settings for the filename. Some of these options include the documents name, today's date, and the various slice names. I would like ...
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How to edit text in PSD without Photoshop?

I have received some psd files but need to modify the texts. But I do not have Photoshop. I have Gimp but could not managed to edit the text part. Is there a way to edit text of a PSD file without ...
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How to fix broken Photoshop displacement filter

My displacement filter is simply broken. I made the simplest possible grid for a test subject, and then a displacement filter which is solid 50% grey. This should, as a displacement map, do ...
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Checking through different fonts quickly

There's a trick I've seen other graphic designers do wehre they'll highlight a block of text, and then seemingly down-arrow through their whole list of fonts, seeing how it looks on that text block, ...
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Photoshop with Wacom Intuos4: can't draw on low part of canvas

After photoshop started and once it get focus, I can move stylus to low part of the screen. But if I switch to other app's windows, stylus can be moved to full screen. I found a similar case on ...
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Is there any shortcut key to open vertical and horizontal guide line in photoshop cs5

I am trying to create new horizontal and vertical guides in Photoshop CS5. 1) view -> New Guide -> Vertical (this is for vertical guide line); 2) view -> New Guide -> Horizontal (this is for ...
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Compensating for darkening that occurs during lamination

My printer has requested that a batch of graphic files be lightened by 5% to compensate for darkening that happens when the print is laminated. That would have been easy, until I asked, "What about ...
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disable automatic update of text layers in Photoshop

How do I disable the automatic update of text layers when I open a .psd document? The problem is that when I open big .psd files, this update lasts very long and wastes me a lot of time... Thank you ...
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Name and possibly a tutorial for this inset rounded rectangle technique

I am speaking about the drop-in effect around the round edges. I like the fact that the actual theme seems to be a bit further back and the border is closer to the viewer. I can gather that a ...
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How can I combine multiple PDF files into one?

I have made my CV using Photoshop CS5.1 (3 separate files) and need to convert it to a single PDF file. I've done it before using a free download but can't remember what it was...does anybody know? Or ...
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How can I make Photoshop always open a new document with the same settings?

I always want to open a new document with the same size, resolution, colourmode etc. Photoshop annoyingly defaults to the clipboard etc. Is there any way to make the New dialog always open with my ...
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Reverse-engineer alpha channel

This is something that I stumble over occasionally. I have an image that was clearly created using some form of blending / alpha channel magic, usually for things like smooth edges. For example: ...
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Is Gimpshop equally good as Gimp?

I am a photoshop user who is looking for a free alternative. Gimp is usually the answer. When looking for downloads I stumbled upon 'gimpshop', a gimp distro that is layout for the convenience of ...
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Why are Photoshop CS5.5's blending options suddenly not fully functional for me?

This seems to have happened all of the sudden; When I try to add any effects besides color and gradient overlay to any given layer, that action has no effect on the canvas. I've tried the opacity ...
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Can I automate saving different combinations of layers?

I have a source file for an icon. It has a base layer which is the icon background, and a number of layer folders, each of which contains layers for each individual icon. There are 20 or so of these ...
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Can't save PSD as JPEG

I have a PSD file with one layer. When I try to save as JPEG it doesn't show JPEG and other formats as an option. It only displays a limited set of formats (5) including Photoshop. When I manually ...
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What does “art will be arched 12%” and how do I do it in Photoshop (or other)?

I have some drinking mugs that can hold artwork in the liner. I have just the mugs, not any pre-printed art. The artwork template (here is the PDF) states After submission of artwork, art will be ...
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If I make a design in RGB mode and then change it to CMYK how will it look when it's printed?

I'm making a business card in Photoshop and it needs to be in CMYK mode. Now, I'm using a logo on it that I previously made for the client in RGB mode and when I put it into the CMYK mode business ...
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Extract individual layers from a PSD without much effort

I have to daily work with PSDs of iPhone Apps. These PSDs contains App designs like buttons, texts, background images, etc. I have to extract images of each elements from these PSDs and convert it to ...
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Calibration and Photoshop Color Settings

I use Windows 7. I calibrated my monitor with ColorMunki and use this profile as my default monitor profile. It looks great as I see the difference between non-calibrated and calibrated. Colors and ...
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Strange problem with Photoshop font

I have very strange problem with Photoshop CS4 and CS5 on Windows XP and Windows 7. I've Installed all necessery fonts for template that I receive from graphic designer. This fonts was Sansation and ...
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How do you say “Layer” in Chinese? As in photoshop layer

I'm setting up graphic designs that will be printed in mainland China. Some layers of the image are just there to show print instructions, and should never be printed. What's Chinese for "Layer" as ...
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Is it posible to collapse/expand all Groups in Photoshop Layers Panel?

I have a photoshop file with a lot of groups inside and inside those groups even more groups, to get to a layer that I want is a looong way, and after that its even longer to colapse back so I can get ...
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How to create a bulk load of similar buttons using PS CS5?

What is a good way of creating a bulk load of buttons using photoshop CS5? They are all the same background, and size, but different overlay text. Please bear in mind I am new to PS but have an ...
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Copying layer from photoshop (linked mask layers?)

I downloaded a PSD from http://iconsweets.com/ The PSD has several icons, each on its own layer. I think they use linked layer masks or something, but I can't figure out how to copy just one icon to ...
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How to draw exactly 1/3 circle in Photoshop?

I need to do a pie chart with exact 1/3 chunks. Obviously it's easy to do a quarter circle - just cut the circle in half and then cut that half in half. But how would I do 1/3 circle?