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Should I design business cards in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

Basically what the question says, what are the pro's and cons to using InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop for business cards? Or is there something else you prefer to use?
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PS CC Filter Selections used in Actions

The new layer filters is nice but doesn't record when making actions. Before I was able to add 'Select similar layer' in an action and edit all similar layers (because they have different layer names) ...
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Auto batch replace smart object in multiple files Photoshop Cs6

Have another question. I have a project that I'm working. I have a psd layered template with a smart object. The goal is to change the image in the document and replace the current smart object with ...
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Transparency is lost in illustrator CS6 when I use image trace. Help!

so I'm pretty new to illustrator so sorry if this is obvious - but, I'm having troubles with the transparency of a flower image. I placed the image of the flower which has no background from a saved ...
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How do I turn a RGB picture in a B/W portrait in Photoshop CC?

I used to be a big fan of a band called Maximum The Hormone and i decided to check out one of their songs, which soon led me to revisit their site. On there I roamed and visited their band page. I ...
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Import a couple hundred images and place them side-by side in Photoshop

I am trying to create a sequence just like this: Link The issue is, my sequence is much longer: 439 frames. I have the PNG files, I just need to merge them to be side-by-side like it is in the ...
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Is there a way to set PNG as default output in 'Save for web'?

For 80% of the time I want my Photoshop images "saved for web" to be of the file type png-24. I know it is possible to set it as default, for I did it once before, but I don't know how to do this. ...
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Is there a way to convert from Illustrator to Photoshop and maintain things like text, lines, arrows as editable?

I am working with someone who likes to use Photoshop for their scientific figure layouts, but I prefer Illustrator. When I finish with editing in Illustrator I want to give it to them such that it is ...
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Photoshop CS6: problem with cropping animated gif after moving layers

So I started making animated gif images for a little side project lately and encountered a problem for which I couldn't find any information online. Basically, since the subject in the future gif is ...
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How can I create and batch this 3d planes effect?

I am originally a programmer, so I don't have much experience in Photoshop. I have always wondered how to display all layers as multiple 3D-planes (see below). Do I have to use a plugin or macros? I ...
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How can I achieve this stamp / photocopy effect?

this is my first question, cause usually I find the answer I'm looking for on the forums. That image was made with Sketcher effect with Pics Art app for Android. How could I mimic it using Photoshop? ...
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Export layers to files sized according to content of layer

Sorry for the confusing title. What I did was scan 3-4 photos at a time and then crop those photos into new layers per scan and then I combined them all into one .psd file. So what I have now are ...
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Resized shape becomes semi-transparent?

I have this shape made up of lines (see left side of image). Why is it that when I resize it to a smaller size, it becomes slightly transparent (see right side of image)? Changing it to a smart ...
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How to get around file in use error? [closed]

I'm using Photoshop CS4 on a Mac. I'm constantly getting this error when I try to save a PSD: Could not save "file-name.psd" because the file is already in use or was left open. I have to end up ...
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Open Photoshop Smart Object in Illustrator instead of Photoshop

When I go Create New Layer => Convert to Smart Object => Double click on Smart Object thumbnail it opens in Photoshop as a .psb, but I would like it to open in Illustrator. How do I get all my ...
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How to slice this pattern for HTML/CSS

I want to slice this element: So it's only, for example, 20 x 20 px. I can't do this normally; if I slice this image, and repeat it then I do not have a beautiful background. How can I slice it so,...
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Why does Illustrator not let me edit text after it has styling?

After I put a drop shadow on text, then save -> exit -> reopen, I cannot edit the text. When I click on the Type Tool Icon and then click on the number, it just shows the paths. Any suggestions? ...
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How to Stop PS6 Vanishing Point Tool Pixelating Images

I've always run into this issue, and diving into it a bit more today, I can't seem to figure out 'HOW' to stop the PS6 vanishing tool from pixelating my website mock-ups! I often mock-up web ...
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Gradient light from center in Photoshop

It's not hard to make gradient lighting like this using Photoshop: But I want to make the lighter part as a point in the center, with gradient along radials. How to do it?
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Export Photoshop swatch sheet to a human-readable document

I need to export a Photoshop swatch file to a human-readable document with RGB, HSB, HEX values and the name of the swatch. Is there any tool which can export swatches to this kind of a document?
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Find all PS layers that contain “something” at selected point?

It feels like this should be a Photoshop feature (every point in a layer is either present or "absent", right?), but I can't seem to locate it. Suppose I have the usual many-many layers, and they're ...
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Font Awesome as Photoshop Custom Shape Set

Everytime I need to use font awesome in photoshop, I'll always copy an icon from website and paste in photoshop. I can print it into pdf and copy into illustrator as vector but I want them as ...
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Layer blending settings that turns greyscale value into transparency (subtracting lower layers)

I have a photoshop file with many layers. I would like to put one layer on top where I can draw transparency, so that full white (or black) is rendered as 100% alpha, so it subtracts all the layers ...
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Photoshop: Varying Levels of Transparency based on Pixel Brightness

I have the image below with the red lightning effect a single layer. What I'd like to do is make the red transparent, but maintain pixel brightness, so that I can then overlay it on a red canvas, or ...
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Is it possible to reproduce this “comics” effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I’m looking for a way to reproduce a similar effect in Photoshop. Is there a filter that can produce this?
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How to align the boxes so that the space between them would be equal?

Aligning vertical centers: Aligning horizontal centers: How to align the boxes so that the space between them would be equal?
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Make two vector points move together (Sketch or Illustrator)

I'm trying to speed up my workflow by making vector points move in the opposite direction simultaneously when I have two highlighted. For instance, below I highlight the top and bottom of the arrow so ...
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Illustrator Inner Glow Looks Pixelated

Is there anyway to make it softer? Everything else in the shot is crisp, but you can see the pixels of the inner glow pretty easily.
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How to make this shadow in Photoshop for object which lifts high enough to allow light to pass through in one area?

Ever since I found designs that has this warped shadow effect I couldn't stop trying it out and see if I could do it. I've already done my research and I can't seem to get it perfectly. I'm trying to ...
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How can I color only the non-white colors in a layer?

I often have a situation where I get a foreground image with a background color like this: I want to display this without the white background, so I set the blend mode to Darken: But now I want ...
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Passport effect on Photoshop

The French passport background (and maybe other country one's) is a map with a very subtle red-grey centered linear color gradient. It's also crossed by many wave-formed lines. I'm looking for tips ...
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How to do this half bright face effect for portraits?

So you can have a look at that picture, in that picture, the middle men's face is half bright and half of normal colour. How to do that effect using photoshop? Please anyone if you know please ...
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How do you create this specific stained glass effect on a font?

I really like this stained glass effect on this font and want to recreate it. Please let me know. Thanks!
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Trying to give text a gradient effect in Illustrator cs6

I'm trying to change the "3" to a gradient, but when I click the gradient icon it just goes black and the gradient settings to not take effect. I tried going to object > expand but that didn't do ...
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How do I make icons on an image background appear debossed? [closed]

I Am a beginner in Photoshop. I don't exactly know the name of the thing I have highlighted in the above image. How to make such contents on a background image? Do mention if it can be done using any ...
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How to make a circular zigzag in Photoshop?

For weeks, I have been trying to achieve how to make this. I know how to do the gradients and the fonts and everything else EXCEPT for the zigzag circle. I only use Photoshop to design as I am ...
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Photoshop won't preserve transparency of pasted images

I am trying to edit an image I found online of a character. It was cropped, meaning it had a completely transparent background. So only the character was visible. I'd post the image, but I don't think ...
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making a curve for border

I was wondering, if you could help me with something in Photoshop. I want to bend an image, as it will be used for a border on the site, however I cannot find any guides (Maybe because the keywords I ...
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Can't enter 'Filters gallery' in Photoshop

I'm kinda new to Photoshop and in a tutorial for Pin-up photography is was told to enter 'Filters gallery', but it is unavailable and I don't really know why. I have a picture which I want to edit. ...
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Making a square pattern background

I want to make a basic square pattern background in Photoshop. However, I'm a real newbie at it. My plans are to make a 70x70 pixel square and divide it into 4 squares - each one with 35 pixels. Then ...
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How can I separate Every Number image from this Snake Ladder?

How to Separate Every number into images from This Snake Ladder Using Photoshop Like in this photo, number 1 box image, number 2 box image... and so on upto 100
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Custom Background Resizing As Needed

Is it possible to make a square pattern gradient coloured background that resizes as a webpage grows downwards? A square pattern, dark color - light color - dark color etc and as it goes up it gets ...
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Editing photo background

I have been given the photo below and I would like to know if there is a quick and dirty way to make the background more white. Because everything has a slightly yellow cast, using curves doesn't ...
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Fixing pixelated edges on photoshop 6.0

I have adobe photoshop 6.0 and am trying to design a logo for a website that I will be creating shortly. I drew out my logo and the only issue that I am having right now is that the edges of the shape ...
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How can I create a smooth mask that allows me to multiply the already existing blur?

The question is very simple, and it surprises me I couldn't readily find the solution by googling: I want to reduce the depth of field of a photo in Photoshop. I expected to find something that allows ...
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Gradient is suddenly not smooth anymore [closed]

I recently noticed a problem when drawing gradients: The transition from black to became non-smooth. I have Photoshop elements 10 installed on a Windows 7 64-bit system. Two main installations I did ...
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Same font, different size on different platforms

I received few PSDs from a designer who are using windows. The font is Open Sans, I already have it on my mac. I opened the PSDs, and clicked in the text layer: ..after that I edited the text, ...
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Resources on web design aesthetic

I am looking for online resources (no books please) that provide general rules and guidelines for web graphic design. I am pretty good at scripting (as far as HTML, JavaScript, and PHP are concerned), ...
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How would you print extremely small words (microprinting)

The Problem: I am working on a project and I wanted to add super fine print (words and graphics). When I say small I am not referring to 7pt type at 300dpi business card small. I am referring to ...
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How to use levels or curves to remove the less luminous and smallest points on an astronomy photography?

How can I retouch photos of supernova veils to remove the smallest stars of the picture? The goal is to allow the viewer to focus on the central nebula remains pattern, without too many stars ...