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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 ...
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Why does text of the same size appear different in Photoshop than in Word?

Ok so here you can see text in MS Word. 11 pt Times New Roman looks way bigger than the text in Photoshop at the same size and in the same font. The resolution in Photoshop was and has always been 72 ...
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Sharpening iOS Icons

I'm creating an iOS app and have a couple custom icons for my navigation bar. The first one is a plus sign and that came out pretty well. I also have a refresh icon and it's not as sharp as the plus ...
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When creating PDF from an image, what determines the screen dimensions when viewed at 100%?

I would like to use pdf for ease of use and annotations when creating previews of my screen designs. However, no matter how I create my pdf, I can't seem to figure out what determines the 100% view of ...
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photoshop selection dragging during creation of a shape

Is there a way to drag a selection and move it around while you create it? I know there's a program that supports this but I don't remember which. like some sort of a key combo. for example holding ...
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How can I create a coffee cream effect with Photoshop?

Today I would like to create a coffee cup with the cream floral on it as a text by using Photoshop. It looks like you order a cup of hot cappuccino and the bartender will draw a flower with cream on ...
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Extracting background texture from PSD file

I'm new to Photoshop. I have just started to learn from seeing and using free web templates available on the net. I have this good looking web template in a PSD file. The background has a nice ...
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Scattered Pixel Effect in Photoshop?

I'm trying to learn how to create a scattered pixel effect in Photoshop. I know how to create pixelated graphics. But i'd like to know how to create an effect where the pixels are scattered. Similar ...
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Custom folder for fonts in Photoshop

Me and my fellow co-workers are using PS and if one of us uses a font that the rest do not have you get those annoying warnings about not having that font... Is there a better way to share that ...
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Reverse layer positions from a layer group (batch)

Do you know how can I create batch script in Photoshop that reverses the position of all the layers inside a layer group? I have like 400 layer groups, each with 1-20 layers like this: Group 1 - ...
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How to design a dialog bubble or shape in photoshop?

How do I design this shape in Photoshop?: The box is rounded and it has an arrow pointer at the bottom. I am not bothered about the color.
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Eyedropper Toggle w/ Shape Tool CS6

I'm using Photoshop CS6 for the first time. I see that the shapes have been changed and have heard about how it's all true vector behavior now so it's great. However, there's one thing I used to be ...
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How do I import a vector illustration into photoshop?

I've designed an image in illustrator which is made up of lots of vector objects (as drawn with the pen tool), and now I want to manipulate my image in photoshop . I want to be able to edit anchor ...
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detailing pencil sketches on the computer

Forgive me for i'm not especially talented with graphic design. I was trying to make some icons for my mobile app which more or less is following a chalkboard theme. I thought that it would be easiest ...
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How to make a zigzag border with a shadow in photoshop

I would like to know how to achieve this zigzag effect (including the shadow) in Photoshop CS6:
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How do I get the default color palette back in Photoshop?

So for some reason, totally unknown to me, I now have a very annoying color picker setup in Photoshop. At the moment, whenever I change the colour in the right-hand color selector (which updates the ...
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How to draw a image transparent in photoshop?

This arrow is transparent image. I want to draw an icon like this image (transparent) in Photoshop. The idea behind this is I want to colour the icon by using gradient tool in my app. It would ...
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CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted

I am having to deal with CMYK JPEGs extracted from a PDF source. The PDFs were created with Photoshop. The problem is that Photoshop stores JPEG CMYK data in PDF/EPS using "normal" values, whereas in ...
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How to enhance text and line drawing scan in photoshop?

I have photographed text and writing with usual camera. Picture contains black printing lines and blue pen writing. Picture contains the following artifacts: 1) paper is not white 2) non-uniform ...
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Applying blur amount in a gradient manner in Photoshop

I have the following image: The gray version of the pin will obviously be it's shadow. I know how to skew it and all to make it look like a shadow. What I want to do but don't know how is to blur ...
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How to a make a cloud from an outline and blend it into a photo of a skyline

I'm trying to take an outline and blend it in as a cloud in a photo I took. I've tried rendering clouds within the black outline and then mushing it around with the Liquify filter (not pictured), but ...
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Is this a photo or 3D render, and how would I give a photo a similar effect?

Is this a photo or rendered image? How can I achieve a similar affect post production with a photo? Are there any actions already available that might do this? EDIT: After comments below, are ...
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How to pick a specific Pantone color in Photoshop? What about finding a Pantone that is close to a specific CMYK color?

How would I select a specific Pantone color in Photoshop, e.g. PMS 5625? Also, how do you pick a Pantone colour that is similar to a specific CMYK color, e.g. C61, M41, Y58, K16 green? In this ...
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How to create the effect shown in the attached picture in Photoshop?

How can I create the effect illustrated in the attached picture? If a box of a given width (say 300px) and of the same height and color as in the picture is inserted in the middle, the resulting ...
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How to get arced drop shadows with center glow effect in Photoshop?

I was just browsing the plugins.joshlobe.com and the thing that caught my eye was interesting use of drop shadows. I am talking about the drop shadow in the linked image with a center glow kind of ...
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How to convert grayscale bitmap to one CMYK color in Photoshop?

How do you convert a grayscale bitmap a to one CMYK color in Photoshop for printing, eg. C61, M41, Y58, K16 green?
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Photoshop slices white border around image

I got a grid of images in png format (sprite sheet). I decided to cut them so that I can use each image individually. However by using the slice tool provided in photoshop I noticed two things: ...
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Photoshop smooth lines like in flash [duplicate]

I was just wondering if it was possible to have smooth lines in photoshop the same way it is in flash where when you draw a figure it will automatically change the lines you made into smoothened ...
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How and with what software was this image created with?

I want to know, how it was possible to create the cubes, with their shinny, dark and cubed parts? I know it could be doable with Photoshop, but how? Is there any software better suited to make it ...
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Jagged lines on my icons

I'm creating an app and I am trying to create some icons for it. I made the icon in AI, changed the color of the icon in Fireworks, and then resized the icon to the exact size I needed in Photoshop. ...
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Single operation to crop/resize to fit to specific size

I have some images that I'd like to resize to a specific size by cropping and resizing. I've tried using Paint.NET, but the resize and crop are both individual operations. How I'd like it to proceed ...
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Automated way to extract irregularly sized sprites from a sprite sheet

I have a sprite sheet from a classic video game (if you're curious, Final Fight) that I'd like to be broken up into indivual images to be used in GameSalad. However, the images aren't on an even grid, ...
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selecting vector path only from the current layer in photoshop

does anyone know if it is possible to "shield" other layers from path selection? for example lets say I have 3 layers with different vector shapes in each one that overlap eachother in some points. if ...
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How do I blend a black-background fire image in Photoshop?

This fire image: As you can see, it has a black background, which I can't delete (because it would probably destroy the smooth-looking fire effect). I want to place some fire in a photo. However, ...
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Saving a PDF file with Photoshop CS 3 gives error because of the font I use?

I'm trying to save a PDF file and retain text, The problem is that when I use some hebrew fonts that I purchased I get an error while saving the file, The error is the famous: "Could not save as ...
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How to produce 35mm lomo film noise/grain effect?

Click on image for full size There's a lot going on in this image. It's some 35mm lomo goodness. I am looking to produce some of the rich grain in my own digital images but am having trouble. Does ...
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how to set PhotoShop CS5 to Free Transform images by default

I recently had to perform a format/reload on my box due to a HDD failure and after reinstalling CS5 I am noticing different behavior than before. In the past when I pasted an image into Photoshop (or ...
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How big should Photoshop canvas be? (Maintaining scalability)

I usually design in Illustrator, which appears to be vector so I don't really care about the .ai size, scaling wouldn't be a problem, but Photoshop uses Bitmap and scaling can mess up the image ...
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Custom brush texture

In my document I have an olive leaf (top part of the picture), which I'd need to repeat so it would look like in the middle part of the picture. Leaves size and angle would need to vary a bit ...
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Removing people from pictures seemlessly

I'm currently trying to remove a person from a photo that tried to be cool and photobomb, but i'm at a loss as to how it can be done with no loss of photo quality. My attempts have been to use the ...
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Clipping mask retained in jpg file

I have a JPG which appears to of retained a clipping mask: (http://gdh.guildmembers.co.uk/logos/LEVENE%20MAG.jpg) When this file is opened in photoshop / fireworks and then the "Paths" tab is ...
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Is it possible to create Kinetic Typography effect with PhotoshopCS5 and AE4?

I am saying this because, I don't have Illustrator, so I want to know with what I can create Kinetic Typographics
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How to create a pixelate background in Photoshop CS6 to blend an image with the background

I need to blend this photo into a square shaped flyer and don't know what effect should i use on th background to make it look like the photo. This is the photo This is what i've done so far I ...
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tips on designing high-quality semi photo-realistic icons that attempt to be modelled 3-D objects

I'm an amateur graphic designer. When I'm free I do some simple graphic designing with Photoshop and Illustrator (mess around with the pen tool, add style to a layer, adjust hue of an image, etc). ...
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Need directions regarding the learning process I should follow for learning Photoshop

I am starting out as a freelance website developer so I need to improve my graphics drawing skill. Up till now I'm using an open source tool GIMP to create the concepts and mock ups of the websites I ...
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Photoshop: What is the quickest way to make changes to headers and footers in a web design?

When I start working on a web design project and finish up the home page, I duplicate that PSD file, remove the contents leaving the header and footer, and start working on the next page. I run into ...