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Selecting individual layers in Photoshop

Hi :) Does anyone know if there is a way to select individual layers on a canvas in Photoshop without having to select it in the layer window first? I know I've done it before but I can't remember if ...
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How to batch convert all Camera Raw 2 files to jpg?

I know how to do this using image processing in Adobe Bridge, but I want to also adjust the image brightness and levels and also place a watermark on the images. Is there a method to do this in ...
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document size settings, size and resolution are not working properly

Using Photoshop, when I change the document size from to 72.25cm x 54.19cm at 72ppi to 12cm x 9cm the resolution jumps to 433.493ppi. How can I stop Photoshop from doing this?
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Save individual element in PSD as an image

I am developing a site and got given the design as a PSD, my question is, can I select an individual element, say the social media icons, and save them as an image? What I have been doing so far is ...
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ABR File to JPEG

I have collected over the years a huge collection of brushes, 3gb worth, that I would like a way I can export them out and possibly make a database file of them. However, I am unsure how to export an ...
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photoshop paper roll/curl/folded effect

I want create an animation, and for this I need to create some pictures. My example consist in a envelope opened. But I need to execute this steps: Original picture. Paper tearing(rip) effect - ...
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How do I save for web as JPG when working with photography?

I've heard from a bird that when you save in JPEG, you will always have terrible quality photos. But, I frequently see photographers post amazing photography on the web. I shoot in RAW, edit my ...
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How to to use bevel and emboss properly for clean buttons in photoshop cs6

I've heard of different methods in getting a nice highlight on the top of a button. Can some of you explain a preferred fx for the example here? Along side the nice highlight on the top of the ...
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Full list of Photoshop Shortcuts

I want to build on my Photoshop performance and a key solution would be to learn the shortcuts for Photoshop. That said does anyone know a reliable place to get Photoshop CS5 and CS6 shocrtcuts ...
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How can i change height size without any deterioration?

I have a PNG, not PSD. It's size 29 x 126 but i want change this to 29 x 220px. What is good solution for this? Image: http://imgur.com/l2IENUH
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What would be equivalent blue colour for this red/orange one?

I'm struggling to find a matching blue colour for this red one I've got: #cf3a1b By 'matching' I mean similar feel, in terms of brightness, contrast, lighting etc... I'm new to graphic design so I ...
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Stroke a path from thick to thin

I manage to stroke a path so that the brush goes thin -> thick -> thin along a path. Thing is though that I want the stroke to go thick -> thin, meaning I want the stroke to start at its thickest and ...
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How to fix extra exposure in a part of a photo?

How can we fix this extra exposure at the bottom of the vase in the attached picture
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How can I set the transform value extra display in Photoshop to display whole pixels

How can I set the extras displayed when transforming to use whole pixels as the measurement?
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Gradient part of the image displays white doted a long the bending on email clients

I'm new to Photoshop and I'm building an HTML email template for the client with the PSD file provided. This is the image part I cropped and what it displays in the normal browsers: And below is ...
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How to get a hand colored effect in Illustrator or Photoshop?

How do you create a hand colored effect, like in the image above, using either Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop? I'd like to know how they colored the arrows and how to add a rough gradient like the ...
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Is there any tool to display swatch sheet in a document?

I'm looking for a tool or strategy (web app, software, Photoshop feature etc.) that will let me display all swatches I have in a '.aco' or '.ase' file in a table and saved as a PDF (preferably) for ...
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Rows of text with same width but different font sizes

Are there any simple way to align rows of text with different font sizes so that the text rows have the same width. I would like to do this in Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro.
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How to create the round/rectangle dialog on GIMP or Photoshop?

How do you design that bubble?: I tried to use a rectangle and a rounded shape but didn't work out nicely. Would be really nice if someone can point out (or if this kind of shape already exist!).
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Edit Smartobject in current window

Is it possible to edit the contents of a smart object without opening it in a new window? I need to be able to edit it as if it were a regular layer in my project, instead of having to edit it ...
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How to distribute an equal amount of space between each object in Photoshop?

I'm using "Distribute Horizontal Centers" in Photoshop, but it might be the wrong tool for the job. I'm guessing Photoshop will be distributing the CENTER of each text object and aligning that, so ...
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How big is my single pattern in Photoshop

I pulled a repeating pattern from someone else's PSD. Is there a way to figure out the size of the original pattern? I need to create an image with only one tile.
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GIMP: Using Channels Independently

I need to use GIMP instead of Photoshop, but I have a problem doing some things with transparency: I explain: I manipulate some tga files that have 4 channels, rgb and alpha. Using Photoshop I'm ...
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How do I move the color picker in a straight line?

Sometimes, when I'm trying to design something using a monochromatic color scheme, I want to make sure I get exact shades and tints of a specific color, but I don't know how I can do that because I ...
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Recommended workflow for previewing a PSD (Win) in an iPhone

I'm looking for an app that would allow me to simply view my PSD on my iphone as I'm creating it. Something like this exists for Mac (LiveView and Skala Preview), but I can't find anything similar for ...
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Standard Helvetica font

I'm loading a .psd that's missing Helvetica and I'm trying to determine if any one of these fonts matches the original one used (I just installed a Helvetica font family pack). My choices in ...
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Finding the distance between two guides in Photoshop

Is there any way, aside from looking at the rulers and measuring by eyesight, to find the precise distance between one guide line and another?
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photoshop select all text layers in a group

I know you can select all text layers using 'select similar layers', but is it possible to limit that selection to just the layers within a group?
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Designing a UI for Programmers to Use [closed]

I am doing UI design for a group of programmers who are working on building music-related software. I have created .psd files for all of the mockups, graphics, etc. I was assuming they just needed ...
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Why guides option is not working in Photoshop CS6?

I recently installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 and the guides option is not working. I need help. Also, I am new at Photoshop so a step-by-step tutorial will be appreciated. Here's a screenshot of the ...
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Overlapping images - how to slice in photoshop CS5

I got pretty simple example of site layout (link below), and i need to slice it. The problem is, when i have 2 images, or image and title overlapping, and when i try to make slices of both, i get one ...
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How do you create squared big pixel texture like this in photoshop?

How do you create squared big pixel texture like this in photoshop?
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Is there a way to render text in photoshop as vector - for retina mbp?

I installed new photoshop, and working on iPhone and Android apps looks nice (for android at least on xhdpi and hdpi, mdpi and ldpi require zooming in) but when working on website layout i get ...
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Is there a way to record an action that sets guides to a 3 or 5 grid for a variable doc size?

I'm looking to record an action that will set guides in a 3x3, 5x5, 3x5 and 5x3 grid on my canvas in equal partitions, but I want it to be able to work for any document size. I'm interested in doing ...
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Creating a pattern from an image

I need the following image turned into a pattern that would repeat in the y-axis only. How can I make it repeat smoothly (so it actually looks like it's a pattern)? Thanks!
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Photoshop CS6 Colour display issue

I've had this issue with Photoshop where some dark blues are displayed in black on Photoshop if I'm in RGB mode and selecting dedicated graphics in the performance preferences. If I don't select ...
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Changing the color of the following image

What I'm trying to do is change the color of the following image to something around #21190E. I've tried using the Hue/Saturation, Color Replacer, etc. tools, but none worked well. Do I change the ...
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Text is really unsharp

When I create a 2D text, its really unsharp. Doyou guys might know what to do? p.s I mean the 'ripples' around the text. High res image: http://gyazo.com/1a80c0ed88b1d54098279af4985ec060 Lower res ...
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How to check parameters on a shape?

Sometimes shapes would have parameters like a stoke or rounded corners, but once the shape is drawn, I can't find how to see or change these parameters. Ideas?
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How to batch resize a group of images by area?

I know how to run a batch resize based on fixed width, height, or percentage... but what if I have a number of photos of all different sizes and shapes and I want them to be roughly the same size ...
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Using Photoshop CS6 to animate a Smart Object

I'm currently using Photoshop CS6, and I have an image with three layers: One layer is the background layer. Another layer is a simple shape (star) layer. And a third layer is a set of text that I ...
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Photoshop - save for web and devices, how to save using default options each time?

I wonder if there is a way to ask photoshop to save for web and devices using the default options, and save two or tree mouse clicks each time.
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Photoshop locking images

Everytime I open an image in photoshop, it locks the image. Its slightly annoying and wonder if there is an option to prevent this Thanks for the help
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PS CS6: brush/cursor: Can't change from crosshair to precise when too small brush size

The problem is that when I'm using small enough brush, it seems I can't have anything else than a crosshair. For example, if I'm using brush of size 4px and I'm in 25% zoom. Nothing wrong with ...
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Is it usual for the designer not to hand over the Adobe files used to create projects? [duplicate]

I am about to hire a Graphic Designer to help my Web-design company. Besides for designing websites, she will be making Logos and Advertisments. Now, she tells me that it is standard practice for her ...
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Achieving same effect on a play button as show in this image

as you can see in image the rectangle has this boxy look, I was trying to get same look on my play button, but it always turned out wrong, can anyone please edit the image and give that play button ...
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Photoshop CS6 PDF export problem

Sometimes I need to save the Photoshop files i'm working on as .pdf, but there is a huge problem with the .pdf export on my computer. For example here is a brochure design draft. It looks great in ...
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How can I add notes to a photoshop document?

I'd like to add textual notes to a Photoshop file, like the notes you can write when preparing a power point, not seen by the end user but only by the presenter. I need to add quick notes about the ...
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What process should I use for converting this Toolbar PSD comp into something I can use on a Web page?

I am a programmer and have recently started playing with Photoshop in my spare time. Ideally, I prefer to create components using HTML/CSS only, but there are times when it is not possible. In this ...
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My web logo looks pixelated after resizing

I am trying to resize my logo for the web but so far I have not been seeing the result that I want to. It was in a vector format first (AI) and then it was converted to PSD. I then used the image ...