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How do I use the pen tool to draw a shape?

How does one create a shape in photoshop? The two ends of my shape are not closing. Can someone please tell me the principles of working with the pen tool?
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How do I use the pen tool to draw an open line?

In Photoshop, how does one create the below single-line zig zag effect, per the instructions? Every time I have completed a work path, it will join one end to the other, so the stroke I apply after ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Can't find Show -> Pixel Grid

I can't find the Pixel Grid option like I would have in CS5. I just upgraded. Any ideas?
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Photoshop: How do I create a new layer from a shape that I wish to draw?

When I try to draw a shape, I can't seem to get it to create a new layer, but rather it always goes on the layer that I already have selected. How do I create a new layer from a shape that I wish to ...
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why does the contract tool in photoshop mangle my shapes?

I am trying to cut up a circle into several smaller rings, i am using a quick method i where i go to the Select menu option and choose Modify > Contract . Using this sparingly like 5px, the ...
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How to achieve this torn paper effect?

Want this for an invoice. Is it a brush or custom shape?
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How can I create tiny pattern-tiles that repeats well in Photoshop?

Whenever I have tried making tiny tiles for tiling, like 10px x 10px in size, the only thing I have ever been able to make well is diagonal lines. I suppose it has something to do with painting ...
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Giving a light brown/fazed/grained effect to images in AI-CS5 (disorting/pixelization of images on purpose)

In reverse engineering a letterhead, the actual image is as follows scanned as 300 dpi. This is what I have come up with. It is achieved by placing high resolution images, drawing rectangles and ...
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Does anybody know a tutorial for designing the Mountain Lion background pattern?

Does anybody know a tutorial for designing the OS X Mountain Lion background pattern? I am referring to this commonly used background pattern:
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How to create a fabric pattern with wavy lines

I would like to create a fabric pattern, like this one: I'm not very experienced in graphic design. Could somebody please explain how to create a fabric texture and overlay a wavy line pattern in ...
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Photoshop CS6 Resize Rectangle with Rounded Corners

Before my question gets marked as duplicate let me explain that I did my research. This question is about Photoshop CS6. Hopefully the feature was added in this version. Before posting I looked up ...
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How to ensure that paint bucket tool fills region with EXACT color in Photoshop?

I have selected the paint bucket tool in Photoshop, with a carefully selected foreground color, a tolerance of 8, and "anti-alias" and "contiguous" boxes UNchecked. However, Photoshop nonetheless ...
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Color spectrum Image - How to create

I want to create a color spectrum image for a project. How do I create an image like this in photoshop?
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How to make red icon on gray background less jarring?

My app has a button to record or play videos. When there are problems with this feature, we notify the user by overlaying an exclamation point. This "red !" UI works OK elsewhere in the app but on ...
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How to get rid of thin outline on live paint group in Illustrator?

How do I get rid of the thin artifact outlines around my live paint fills? The first screenshot shows the wireframe view (CTRL+Y) in Illustrator. The second screenshot shows the normal view in ...
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What's the shortcut for “Deselect Layers” in Photoshop?

What's the shortcut for "Deselect Layers" in Photoshop (in OS X)?
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is there any photoshop plugin that helps in web development by auto measuring stuff

I'd like to know if there is a plugin that writes down all the distances between a layer from its all four sides to all objects near to it, and then do this for all layers. Or at least write down ...
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How can I save only one layer as a PNG file in Photoshop

I wanted save some layers as PNG files and I had opened a new window for every .png file and pasted in there and sometimes crop it. Is there a way to export just a few or one selected layer and not ...
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Low res vertical photos using Photoshop CS5

I´m using .raw files in CS5 and saving them to .jpg and they are all unedited... The portrait photos are all being compressed and have low res while the landscape ones are fine, why is that? I have ...
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How to extract the black and white components of an image to superimpose it over colored backgrounds

Say I want to create a glowing button for a website. I would like to have the possibility to dynamically change the color of that button by changing the color of it's background. For this I need to ...
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Non-displaying objects in illustrator and photoshop

So I'm trying to set up templates for other designers to use to adhere to design guidelines, and I want to know if there is any way to specify objects in illustrator and photoshop that do not show up ...
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Editing photoshop smart layers in fireworks

If I import a psd file with smart layers into Fireworks, is it possible to edit one of those smart layers the same way you would be able to in Photoshop?
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How can I fix jerky text panning in Photoshop CS6 video?

I'm testing CS6's new video features. One issue I found is that when I add panning to text, it does not pan smoothly. It seems like the kerning is adjusted slightly for each frame and it looks pretty ...
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Size and transparency differences when saving PNG by different methods

I'm exporting PSD layers to PNGs for a game's texture atlases. When I'm doing Copy -> New File (RGB 8-bit) -> Save As PNG, the resulting PNG is quite heavy and Finder shows white background ...
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Recommendations on how to synchronize Photoshop actions, swatches, etc. across computers

Is there any convenient way to synchronize Photoshop settings like keyboard shortcuts, actions, swatches, custom layer sytles, etc.. across several computers, preferably in an automated way? So far, ...
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Color Management and Photoshop Color Profiles - Web Nightmare [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Choosing colors that work well on projectors Photoshop “Save For Web” Color Shift problem Hey guys I'm having a really tough(since yesterday) time figuring out why my ...
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How to recreate this background in photoshop for use in a mobile app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do so many app menus get that finished textured look? I'm still a beginner, but I really like this texture and have been trying for hours to recreate it. Question: ...
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Photoshop “Save For Web” Color Shift problem

I'm a starter practicing front end web design. I'm having hard time finding solution with the Photoshop "Save for Web" function improperly displaying color. The colors of the Save For Web window do ...
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Photoshop inside empty effect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Name and possibly a tutorial for this inset rounded rectangle technique I'm looking for some special effect to accomplish in Photoshop for both text and a rectangle. ...
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What is this font effect called?

The title says it all. What is the effect used in this image and how are there any good tutorials to do it in Photoshop?
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Help finding or making a white flag glyph [closed]

I'm more of a programmer than designer so forgive me. I am looking to sharpen my UX design skills though. I found plenty of websites that give impressive sets of glyphs and icons, but I've been ...
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Photoshop CS4 - is there a way to re-map keyboard shortcuts?

I'm physically disabled and terribly slow at using Photoshop. Part of it is due to my own unfamiliarity with the program. Part of it is due to me being a back end programmer by trade. But, part of ...
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Photoshop CS6 extended, is there a way to disable the edge highlighting of shape selections?

I recently upgraded to CS6 so its throwing me off when I apply styles to that effect borders on shapes, when I select the layer for the shape and in choosing the layer it selects the outer edge of the ...
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Emphasizing a word in a sentence

I want to emphasize a word in a sentence. I've seen it somewhere but couldn't find the picture. Its like the selected word is normal but all other things are blurry. And maybe the word is closer than ...
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How to paste PNGs keeping the original transparency

Is there a way to directly paste PNG images in Photoshop and keep their transparency? I don't mean dragging them, but directly pasting from, for example, a browser. Transparency is always replaced by ...
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Resizing With Photoshop Elements

Usually, when I crop an image in Photoshop, I can drag around the area and just crop. But when I try this in Photoshop Elements, however, the image is always resized. Is there a way I can just crop ...
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how to reduce the size of my graphic design cv?

I designed my cv on Photoshop and then I did two things but still I have a problem: I have two pages of my CV, I saved them as JPEG with save form web and then I combined them in a PDF in Acrobat ...
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Version Control for Designers / Alternative to Version Cue

I've just been searching around the net for version control that has some support for graphic/Photoshop files. We're currently using BitBucket which is free and unlimited when it comes to file size ...
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Why do GIF images automatically lock the base layer in Adobe Photoshop?

When I open a .gif image in Photoshop - non animated - it always locks automatically and you cannot unlock it. Aside from that when try try to add text it will make a red block and convert the text to ...
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save .png to correct size in Photoshop for print

I'm trying to save clip art in .png format so I can preserve the transparent background (I realize .png is usually used for web graphics.) My problem is that my images are absolutely huge. When I ...
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Rotate every text in a row by 25 degree?

Is there a way to rotate each row in a row by 25 Degrees, in Illustrator or Photoshop, as seen on the following picture?
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Bought Wacom Intuos4 for teaching through online videos

It came with Photoshop 10 Express, Autocad SketchBook Express and Corel Painter Sketch Pad. They all seem like great tools for creating/modifying art and photos. Is there a better application for ...
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In Photoshop, how do I take a grayscale image and transform it into shades of whatever color I want?

In Photoshop, how do I take an image in shades of gray, and transform it into shades of whatever color I want? I don't know the term for it, if there's one, neither the property of the image I would ...
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Photoshop - Shape dynamics

when I'm using brush tool and I set up Shape dynamics, Control: fade, there's input on the right for fade length. Is there a way to automatically start fade the path from 50% of length (stroke path)? ...
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Distribute guides evenly in Photoshop

I'm trying to make a color chart for someone that would be four thumbnails across and four thumbnails down. Now, this seems simple, but there is too much math and calculator work to try and get this ...
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Alpha Transparency Remove Background Photoshop

Is there any way in Photoshop to remove a background color from an image, when some of the background is behind a transparent object. So far, I've tried using masks and channels but have not made ...
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Photoshop tablet issue: Fade in Brush Presets doesn't stay selected

I'm using Photoshop CS6. I discovered recently the Fade preset for brushes and wanted to try it out. So I select Fade in "Shape Dynamics" and set number of steps to 120, but the stroke showing in ...
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Losing Details when reducing to smaller image

I am designing icons and elements from an android game using Photoshop CS4. If I am designing a character (512x512) and reduce its size to fit the game screen, lots of details, shades and effects are ...
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How to generate vector objects from multiple selection on an image

I have an image in photoshop that contains multiple objects. I made a multiple selection of those objects (they all have the same color) Is it possible to transform the selection into multiple vector ...
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What is wrong with the type tool with Cambria in Photoshop?

When using Cambria (included with Office for Mac 2011) in PS, I get this huge insertion bar (err...). But seriously, in the left hand example the cursor is positioned after the number 1, and the ...