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How to decontaminate black edges on hair

I have a pretty decent knowledge of Photoshop, and have used masks and levels etc to remove backgrounds a fair bit (as well as the edge refinement tools they have now). I am having a tricky time ...
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Draw a rectangle of a specific size

How do I draw a rectangle of a specific size? I need to draw one that is 1072 pixels wide and 620 pixels tall.
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Help with identifying how this mobile game art was created

I love this artwork and would like to understand how it was created: Some looks hand-drawn. For example the shading on the bottom of the bird and in the moon's craters. Some looks like vector ...
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resizing photos from a custom size option

I have an old antique photo that I need to resize for printing from a printing shop, howerver, how do I resize a small 5x7 cm to a large , 20x20cm after being restored.I dont want to have the photos ...
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PS CS6, border appears when im in blending options. How to disable it?

In PS CS6, when I draw a rectangle shape using the rectangle tool or any other shape, when I click on that layer, a black border appears. when I want to do some blending options, a black border ...
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Photoshop: how to achieve this effect (photo looks like illustration)

How to achieve in Photoshop 5.5 an effect like this (without buying any expensive addons): I think that some filters were applied here on original photos. By the way, very long time ago I saw a ...
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Photoshop shape segment with gradient

How can I create a slice-like area within a shape in Photoshop and apply a gradient to it. Here is an example - the black area: I've tried to create one light grey shape and one black shape on a ...
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What does “LS4” or “LS16” mean when searching for Adobe software like Fireworks or CS Master Collection?

I often find the name of the Adobe software and "LS4" or "LS16" next to it. What does it mean?
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Is it possible to generate 'random' pixels in Photoshop?

I want to generate an area of random pixels in Photoshop. By random, I mean the 24-bit RGB values of the pixels vary uniformly over the range 0x000000 - 0xffffff. The opacity should not vary. I've ...
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Do paths in Adobe Photoshop have to be closed?

I am working to convert a png to a vector graphic. I am outlining the image using the pen tool. Photoshop insists that the pen tool produce closed loops in order for me to use the "Stroke path..." ...
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How create crisp pixel border in Illustrator

How do I create this look in Illustrator: black single-pixel outer border, brighter inner single-pixel border? Example: I've tried adding a black one-pixel path to white border in Illustrator but ...
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How to get a full background from a photo?

Usually one wants to get rid off the background in a photo. In my case I want to get rid of the 'objects' of the photo and remain with a 'full background'. By full background I mean that I'd like to ...
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Why is photoshop not taking in my fonts?

I downloaded this psd file with fonts I did not have. That's fine. I looked at free font sites and found it. Once I downloaded it, it still has that exclamation mark next to the layer. I have the font ...
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How to create this effect in photoshop CS5

First let me start off by saying that I'm a programmer and have very little experience with Photoshop, so thanks for helping me out! I'm trying to create a background for my main view, but I'm not ...
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Need help with pen tool

Let's say I've completed a path and the pen tool is no longer selected.( It's a straight line, not a closed circle.) Now I want to start from the ending point again and continue the line. How do I do ...
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Dither and Gradients

In Photoshop you can add Dither to Gradients. I understand what dither is but when I apply dither to my gradient I can see no difference. What exactly does dither do?
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Create icons from sprite image

If I've a big sprite png image with 40x40 icons. How I can convert it to separate images for each icon with photoshop or gimp? As the sprite is quite big I would prefer and automated method.
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How would I create this “X” delete button in Photoshop?

I'm trying to create this little "X" in Photoshop but I can't figure out how to exactly recreate this. I tried creating 2 rectangles and rotating them +45 degrees and -45 degrees, but then the ...
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How to create a Bitmap Font, with Photoshop?

I want to create a custom font to use for a game, and it must be a Bitmap font. So the spacing etc between characters must be equal. Now I don't know much of Bitmap fonts. The font itself will be a ...
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How To Achieve This Type of Page Border

I'm taking this website as an example: BuddyMiller.com Is that border that looks like a nice persian rug, surrounding the page, something I would get from a template online (I've been searching ...
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New generation of Add New icon that has no “+” (Plus) sign [closed]

could anyone suggest me a new way to represent the icon "Add New" without using any form of plus symbol. For example, say Add New Quiz. How could I represent this as an icon without using any form of ...
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is PNG-24 being converted to PNG-32 in Photoshop?

when i save an image in Photoshop as a PNG-24 with trans on, does PS actually convert that to PNG-32 but not tell me about it?
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Where is the shapes layer option in Photoshop CS6?

I'm following this guide because I want to learn some icon design in PS, and I have the CS6 beta. I believe the author is using Photoshop CS5, while I'm on CS6 beta right now. At this part in a ...
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Getting a vector shape from an EPS file into Photoshop CS4

I have an EPS file with some shape. A good example would be the Twitter EPS files: https://twitter.com/about/resources/logos How can I import an EPS vector shape into my Photoshop CS4, without ...
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How to change the color of a pattern or texture in Photoshop?

How would I go about replicating the following pattern in Photoshop, with a different background color than this gray one? Of course, it would be best if the pattern could be on its separate layer, ...
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PNG Files all place larger than saved in Photoshop

I am saving 3 different file sizes of PNG's (1" x 2", 2" x 3", 3" x 4"). When I place them all in Indesign or MS Word they are all the same size. All of them show up in their folder as different ...
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How to design a color picker

...in photoshop, and like the one in photoshop I know how to make the gradients, but how do I make the colors precise? Like showing all colors in the hue bar or getting a perfect black-to-transparent ...
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Photoshop stops registering mouse clicks [closed]

I have a brand new computer with Photoshop CS 5.5 64bit installed on Win 7 Pro 64bit and my graphics drivers are up to date. When I open photoshop and I click on a file menu drop down (e.g. File) and ...
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Data merge and layout of photoshop files

I have a PSD where the design contains a text layer. I want to generate a version of the image for each name in a text file and lay out the results 6-up on a page for printing without any scaling or ...
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how to add one smart object in multiple files in photoshop?

I know I can do multiple iterations of the same Smart Object within the SAME document and have it change all instances, but what about Smart Objects placed across DIFFERENT documents? That would be ...
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Adding outlined text to small + large logos to look good

I'm trying to add some outlined text to a product logo. I've got paint shop pro which can produce outlined text, with a variable outline line width. My images are 512x512, 114x114 and 57x57. I also ...
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Is there way to convert a PSD or Illustrator file to PowerPoint?

I got a bunch of PSD and Illustrator files and my boss wants that ability to edit the information in the files without having to ask me to do it. This would be more like editing just the text, there ...
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Time requirement for Photoshop Vs Illustrator for mobile app

First of all I am not a designer but a developer, please bear with me if this an amateurish question. I am looking to get some graphics done for a mobile app. I want to get vector graphics done so ...
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Photoshop Selections Off A Few Pixels

I have had this issue for quite a while, and have found no info to help me. Also, the issue doesn't always show up. What is happening is when I select something with the marquee tool, the selection ...
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How do I create a puff / bump / bent effect in Photoshop?

I am sorry for effect naming(!) but i couldn't decide the what is correct one for it, but you can see the example image below. What is the most effective way to achieve this result with CS5? Thanks. ...
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How do I create a worn/distressed effect in Photoshop?

Notice the texture in this image: I'm trying to create that effect. How would you recommend doing so? I could easily overlay a pattern/texture but I don't want it to be uniform. You can see in ...
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Photoshop kern and css kern ratio?

I am trying to determine the how much line spacing to set for the amount of kern used in photoshop. I can eye-ball the spacing but does anyone know the exact ratio between the two. ex. Set text kern ...
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Photoshop mask extension color

I frequently use predominately black masks on gradient or fill layers to show a shape with a color that I can choose later. However, when I transform the layer, the extension color is white- i.e. ...
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How to add this shadow effect in photoshop

Here is what I'm trying to do on the border of a photo. How can I do this in photoshop? Thanks,
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Can I change the anti-aliasing method of a lot of layers at once?

I have a lot of text layers (I'm rendering up a keyboard). Is there any way to change the anti-aliasing setting on all of the layers at once?
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How do I add a semi-transparent background over an image in Photoshop?

How do I create a semi-transparent layer to place over an image, such as the center of the background on amarestoudemire.com/ (Direct link to background) I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS5.5.
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How to remove noise/grain on a picture, based on some “noise pattern”

I have a picture containing lot of noise (see example below). Using photoshop CS5, is there any way to remove/or minimize these artefacts ? I know this is possible in sound editors (like Goldwave) ...
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Convert a picture to cloud like borders

I want to convert an image to this style using Photoshop: How do I add the border made of clouds? Does this style have a name?
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Creating Rolodex-Style Flipping Numbers Sprite in Photoshop?

So Apple recently had a countdown to their 1 billionth app download and it used a rolodex flipping type of effect. This actually turned out to be running on a sprite image which is composed of ...
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Testing if a BG will Repeat Tile Properly in Photoshop?

I am frequently working to create background textures in Photoshop to be used on the web. Unfortunately I usually have to guess, or just use freebies from other websites. I would like to build my ...
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Odd PS CS5.5 problem: can't right click, drag, or use the keyboard [closed]

The strangest Photoshop problem I've ever had just came up... I all of a sudden cannot right click, click and drag, use modifier keys (I can push B for brush, but can't say Ctrl-O for open) or long ...
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Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly

I'd like to know if this is possible with Photoshop CS4 : Select an item with Ctrl+T (on windows). Crop it directly, without selecting the item manually. It is possible?
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Photoshop: how can I see both the mask and the masked contents?

When I have a photo with a mask in Photoshop, I want to be able to edit this mask with a brush, e.g. I want to remove the sky from the photo. But as far as I know, I can only view the mask or the ...
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Weird Photoshop screen update problem when doing “Step Backwards” with a tablet

When I have my tablet plugged in, "Step Backwards" and "Undo" stop functioning normally. I have CS5 Extended 12.1 64-bit and OS X 10.7.3 with a Wacom Intuos PTZ-630. Suppose I draw 3 discrete ...
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How to design 3D logos like this?

How and where - (in what application Photoshop, Corel or something else) can I make a 3D design that looks like the illustrations, for example? Images from Logopond.com Thanks in advance. Best ...