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Difference between 'Normal' and 'Interlaced' saving a .gif…?

What's the difference between the 'Normal' and 'Interlaced' when saving a .gif in Adobe Photoshop? And which one is better for an image for the web?
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How do I create a gif with a transparent background using Adobe Photoshop?

How do I create a .gif with a transparent background using Adobe Photoshop? It's a bit late in the evening to ask my web developer to do this. Here's a screenshot of the image I've created: But I ...
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Distorting a layer to fit shape

I have a rectangular image which I'd like to distort so that it fits into a shape. I can almost do it using "Distort", but I need to move more than just the corners, which is all I can seem to do ...
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Creating large-scale high-resolution documents in Photoshop

I am a student trying to create collages in Photoshop sized* 4' x 4' and larger, resolution 300dpi, to be digitally printed on cotton canvas and silk. The enormous file size causes my iMac to lag or ...
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Best resolution for a 2x2m design in Photoshop ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What PPI should a large format artwork for print be done at? I am required to create a 2x2m design that will be printed. I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS5. What is the best ...
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Create a crisp 200px wide logo in Illustrator

I've used photoshop for years but am new to illustrator. I want to use this to create a crisp 200x wide logo for web use. I created the logo in illustrator, I then exported it to Photoshop and resized ...
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Create a Triangle with Rounded Corners

I know you can create a rounded-corner rectangle; but, how do you create a triangle with rounded corners in Photoshop? I am actually interested in making it from scratch, not basing it on a custom ...
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How can I get this sponging / splatter effect similar to this image in photoshop?

I'm trying to duplicate the sponging type effect of the background gold part of the following image: Does anyone know of a tool I can use within Photoshop, or how else I could do this?
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How do I make dotted borders in Photoshop?

How do I make dotted borders around my custom layer. Now I have a simple rectangle that I want to have with a dotted line (dash 1px, gap 6px). How can I do that?
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How can I produce this drop-shadow effect in Photoshop?

More specifically, how do I produce this square background shadow: Source
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Is there a faster way to save all layers in PSD to PNG?

I'm trying to export all 155 raster layers, each 240*240 in pixels, to separate png files, but it takes ages to do that using CS5 File > Scripts > Export Layers to Files. This script creates new psd ...
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Photoshop image fading and background effect

I believe it's easy to do, but I am missing some details. Somehow, my results are not what I'd wanted them to look like. How to draw illustrational lines? (Think of the lines from Windows Vista ...
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Copy & Pasting from Photoshop to Illustrator loses transparency

I often run into this issue. I'm creating a file in Photoshop with masked layers etc. I want to make the final output available for some mock-ups in Illustrator, so I rasterize the layers and marquee ...
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“Pixels” Missing as an Option for Image Size (Re-sizing) in Photoshop CS5

I recently updated to Photoshop CS5 and I noticed that "Pixels" is not an option to re-size to. I only see percent, inches, cm, mm, points and picas. I have also made sure that I have set all of my ...
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Convert Photoshop animation to spritesheet

I have an animation that I have exported to gif, works perfect and all, but it is for a game and therefore I need to create a spritesheet for display. Also, I may be creating other animations for the ...
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How to make an adjustment layer to affect only one layer or one group of layers in Photoshop?

In Photoshop I am trying to apply a hue/saturation to just one or a group of layers instead of the entire lot of layers using the "Create new fill or adjustment Layer" button. Is this possible, and if ...
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What file types should my web designer provide me with?

I am building web site, and I paid a designer to design my site, What should the designer provide me? png cut images? psd file? Should I insist on getting psd file? What is the disadvantage of ...
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Photoshop Background layer

The background layer is locked by default. When I unlock it, PS creates a new layer layer0 and deletes the background layer. Is this a bad thing to do. Does the background layer have any special ...
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How to create a saturation map?

Is there an easy way to create a "saturation-map" in Photoshop/Gimp? I need a grey-scale version of an image showing where the colors have less saturation (black) and where they have more saturation ...
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Is it possible to have “synchronized layers” in Photoshop CS5?

I don't really know the right terminology for it. Suppose I have more than one layers with 50x50 content, at different positions in a bigger image. Those layers have identical material in them and ...
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Best practices around creating LARGE poster image 24X36

I need to create a large image (for print) at 24X36 inches. It is a seating chart poster for a wedding. What settings in Photoshop would I set for an image this size (DPI, etc.)? I would need it to ...
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How do i maintain the size and integrity of my QR code in Photoshop?

As soon as my QR code is opened in Adobe Photoshop, the size is reduced. Is there any way to maintain the size and quality of the image so that the quality is not compromised. It becomes impossible to ...
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How do you do this in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to design sleek magnifying glass effects like these? I've seen this done many times, and I'm wondering how to do it. If someone could point me to a tutorial on ...
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Photoshop: Does creating a work path from type lose quality?

In Photoshop there is a menu option to create a vector from a text layer: Layer > Type > Create Work Path. Does this lose any quality over leaving it as a text layer, such as font hinting?
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How to isolate artwork from games for fan art

Wherever there is a popular game, there is fan art: custom wallpapers, t-shirts, etc. One thing they usually have in common is that they feature artwork from the game, or something close to it. ...
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Photoshop CS5: Setting a black background to transparent

I have an image of smoke over a black background. If I set the blending mode of this layer to screen, the image's background is perfectly edited out, however if there isn't another layer below this, ...
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Photoshop CS5: Subtract/exclude a vector mask from an existing mask

I am attempting to create very simple icon, which resembles a 'dashboard' of a car. The first part of the icon (shape 1) was created by adding and subtracting shapes. The second part (shape 2) was ...
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Photoshop CS4: PDF subsequent saves toggle between dark and light black output?

I'm working in several CMYK .PSD documents. Whenever I save them as .PDF, the first PDF generated always appears as a more rich RGB-looking black (on-screen at least). Changing maybe a few ...
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Apply an overlay layer to a single layer, and then adjust the result of that?

So I just purchased the CS5.5 Master Collection, I'm an enthusiast :) I have a question pertaining to blending layers and applying adjustments in Photoshop. How do I apply an adjustment layer to a ...
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Textures - How to use in Web Design

Basically, I love how people use textures in web design. But as most website designs are "fluid", how do you make them work for all monitors and make them seamless? For Example, on the website ...
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What programs are being used to design this?

I'm new to design, and I often observe and have a lot of questions. I'm familiar with Photoshop, but I'm not sure of its full capabiilites. Take a look at this iPhone game called Cut the Rope, ...
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Increasing region luminosity in Photoshop

Ok, bear with me here as I may be using the wrong terminology... I have a nice image of a wooded scene (not handy unfortunately). Basically it is a winding dirt path through an area of forest, with ...
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2D to 3D image effect

Does anyone know of a way to give images a 3D effect, using any Adobe software or other software. I saw this but it doesn't show how it's done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuoljANz4EA
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How to capture photoshop mouse pointer?

I am trying to write a tutorial of photoshop techniques. But I am fairly new at this and when i hit print screen it does not copy the mouse cursor. Does anyone know how to copy the mouse cursor in ...
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How to design sleek magnifying glass effects like these?

I'm wondering how I can create the magnifying glass effect I've seen a lot lately on pages that sell software (either desktop or web-applications). Here are two examples. I really like the first one ...
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Text revolving around planet effect photoshop

I want an effect where in I have a globe and I want to put a text ring around the globe. Similar to the rings in a planet but in place of the ring, there would be text that gives effect of a ring. ...
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Is there a best way to convert an image from colour to black&white?

This is a simple question but it doesn't seem to be here. My question: Is there a better way to convert a colour image into a B&W (in photoshop) one than just changing the 'mode' of the image? By ...
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Photoshop CS4 - what does a small circled 'x' mean next to a cursor?

In a new layer in a CS4 Photoshop document (Mac), my shape tool cursor has a small circle with an 'x' in it - to the bottom-right of the crosshair. What does this mean? If I try to draw a rectangle, ...
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Photoshop: edit specific frequency band independently

this question is targeted at people who understand something about fourier transform and the image pyramid. Is there some plugin for photoshop that allows me to edit only a particular frequency band ...
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Split image into 16x16px or 32x32px sections then save them individually?

I want to split up the terrain.png image from Minecraft to use in some projects. Is there a quicker way to split the image than selecting each 16x16px section and copy-pasting the sections into new ...
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how create rounded corners for a layer or selection

I have a white screen area 142x113 px in Photoshop... I select half of this area and tried Select ⇒ Modify ⇒ Smooth but it does not work the way I expected. I tried decreasing the ...
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Graphic icons for using with “Appreciate this Post” & “Follow updates on this post”

What could be good graphic icons for using with "Appreciate this Post" & "Follow updates on this post" in a social web application? Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
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Can't see the canvas in Photoshop CS5 (it's transparent)

I just downloaded the trial version of CS5, haven't modified any settings at all so it's vanilla. After starting it up I hit CTRL+N for a new image, select the defaults, but all I see is the gray ...
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Can one make a scalable vector background in Photoshop

I'd like to make a linear background gradient that I can scale using the same tools I would for a vector shape (ie. transform). Is this possible? How? Note, if I create a layer style gradient it ...
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Make sharp dashed line path stroke on rounded corners in Photoshop?

Following this answer, I've tried to make rounded corners with dashed stroke, but the output is blurry. Is there any method to make a sharp dashed stroke in Photoshop?
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Icon 16x16 best way

Anyone know a good tutorial for learning to do 16x16 icon? The PROBLEM is when I'm doing in photoshop or illustrator and export the image in that size have like a transition effect. Example : ...
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how can I replace a color with another one in photoshop ?

I need a tool to replace all pixels having a specific color with another color.. So basically a brush that works only with pixel having a specific color. thanks
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In Photoshop, is there a way to incorporate a stroke into the shape object/layer itself?

I have a shape layer with a stroke (currently applied using a layer effect), and I would like to convert that to a shape layer that has two components, the shape and the stroke, both represented by ...
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Export layers to files script not working

I'm trying to export certain visible layers to png in photoshop cs5 using the "export layers to files" script, but all it does is make a copy of the psd in a new tab and freeze. I tried in cs4 and ...
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How to link two or more layer masks together in Adobe Photoshop?

How can I link two layer masks together? I'm trying to create a divider bar in Photoshop, that fades out at each end: As you can see, I have it fading out at the bottom. How can I do the same to ...