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How to extract the result of a multiply blend from the underlaying layer

In Photoshop I have a layer A which is placed onto another layer B using a multiple blend. The result looks good. Now, I wish to hide layer B so that layer A can be saved out as a semi-transparent ...
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How does (clipping) mask in Photoshop work in my specific case

This is my basic layer setup: http://screencast.com/t/OCQTSwp7I5 Textlayer Shape Background I want to mask the shape-layer so the parts where the text is the shape is transparent. ...
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Photoshop: how do you pick the original color from a layer that has effects on it?

Let's say I have a layer that is originally white, but there's an effect that makes it gray. When I use the eyedropper tool on it, the color that's picked up is gray. How do I make the color that is ...
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Why can't I use the Delete key to delete in Photoshop CS6?

The previous version of Photoshop I used was CS4 and whenever I selected a portion of an image with the magic wand and hit Delete, it simply deleted that portion of the image (rendering it ...
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How to outline a brush in Photoshop

Is there any way to add an outline to a brush so that when stroking a path it will give a sense of depth and layering where the path overlaps? As an example, here is an image of footprints. How could ...
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How to add background color to text in Photoshop

What's the easiest way to do it? I know CSS could just set background color of text very easily. And fireworks was able to do that. But I can't make it work now. I know there is a harder way: putting ...
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Photoshop Layer -> SVG [duplicate]

I've got PSD file with vector logo (smart object). I need to save it as SVG for website use. I don't see such option directly in Photoshop though. Can anyone shed some light on the process? Is it ...
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script – Photoshop image processing

I need to change over 60 web optimized images to fit their new containers. The current dimensions are 760 x 1024 or 1024x760. is there an easy or simple solution to manipulating all of these images ...
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Photoshop - retrieve graphic from off screen / outside canvas

I've got some text somewhere outside of the canvas border but I can't find it. Usually using move tool I can squiggle around until it peeks onto the canvas, but this time it must be WAY outside. ...
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Crop canvas to unique outline of image in Photoshop

I have unique shapes for my menu background, the problem is that the .png's are linked in the transparent area. I am looking to crop the canvases of these images in Photoshop to their exact unique ...
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A very strange favicon file (atleast for me) where one single file contains 3 different sized images

I have this favicon file. Dowload favicon file I can not upload the image file since its does not have the proper format. When you view this file in windows 7, you get the following. This single ...
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Permanent Marker Brushes for Photoshop

I'm looking for a way to simulate a permanent marker in Photoshop. All I have been able to find are pre-drawn brush strokes of circles, strokes etc. (Permanent Brush), but not a permanent marker brush ...
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Noise filter effect with transparency

Is it possible to have a noise filtered effect similar to below, but have the white parts transparent? My idea is to use this as a CSS background image overlay .png which would allow background ...
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Photoshop: Should I use my monitor's color profile (under proof setup/colors) when designing for desktop?

The title says most of it...not sure whether I should set Photoshop to Monitor RGB color profile and set "show proof colors" to true when working on desktop layouts. I notice that Firefox uses my ...
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Why can't I access my HDR toning?

I have three layers open in Photoshop. Two are images. One is a text layer. I flattened and merged the background image which I originally filled with black and applied a gradient to. I then tried ...
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Resize text bounding box in Photoshop

I want to re-size the bounding box for an existing block of text. I found that by holding down the CTRL key on Windows, it will let you scale the text block, but I just want to resize the bounds of ...
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What's a more efficient way to deep-etch?

Working in Photoshop CS5, I deep-etched an image using a tablet. Where I thought I'd really gotten it quite clean and feathered the selection by 2x before inverting the selection and deleting the ...
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Triangle for a popover (Photoshop)

I am currently making a popover in Photoshop. I managed to do the main part using the rounded rectangular tool but not the triangle part: Is there a recommend way in Photoshop to do this triangle ? ...
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Add exact color to texture

Say I have a texture/pattern (like this one from subtlepatterns), and I want to make it a specific colour. I know a number of ways to color it (mostly in PS), from overlaying it on a block of the ...
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How to create a 3D pixel art style extruded cube design?

How to design the 3D red cube in the 1st poster? (Love the design!) http://www.coroflot.com/kevinburke/Posters Of course, they have mentioned that they used Pixel Art, Maya etc, but is it possible ...
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How to Make Letters Like This?

I'd like to know how to make these in photoshop or fireworks, but with a slight preference for fireworks. If I can find a tutorial in photoshop, I can probably get it to work in fireworks. What is ...
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Ink in water Photoshop

how can I best replicate an ink-in-water effect in Photoshop CS6? I'm guessing the best way is most probably to use brushes. The following image is a good example of what I wan't to achieve: ...
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Is it possible to divide one Photoshop document into multiple source files?

I am new to Photoshop and therefore in need to get familiar with it fast. I wonder, if there is a way to divide Photoshop like a website, to make every picture (such as a website logo) editable ...
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Crop multiple images to match them up in Photoshop?

I have multiple partial screen shots of the same window. But since I created each of them at different times and since the I manually chose the select-area each time, the images don't line up. I want ...
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How to select a layer in photoshop?

In Photoshop, if you choose View > Show > Layer Edges, a blue border will appear around the currently-selected layer. Is there a way to make the marquee tool select that exact area? I know I can ...
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Text transparent with shadow in Photoshop

Example: In the example image is House Gothic Font 3D Shadow and House Gothic font 3d Normal. How can I make it in Photoshop? the same effect like in the example with the font on the top ...
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How to remove the alpha channel in a Photoshop document?

I have a semi-transparent monochrome image in a Photoshop document, that I would like to become fully opaque: The opacity is already set to 100% in Blending Options, it's just that this image has ...
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How do i make an image monochrome in Photoshop

Let's say i have an icon in grey scale, and now I want to change it into a certain green tone instead. The icon is anti-aliased around the edges, so it doesn't look too rugged, and I want to keep this ...
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Create a new photoshop cs6 shortcut

I want to set the shortcut ctrl + < to use as my "flip horizontal", and it works fine until I restart. Then photoshop replaces it with ctrl + & and I have to re-set the shortcut everytime. Any ...
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How do I create color swatch for Photoshop from a list of RGB values?

I have a list of colors as RRR GGG BBB in a text file and I need to use only those colors to create my images. I'd like to be able to load those colors to Photoshop's color palette (swatch). Is there ...
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Transform screenshots to look like a photograph

I want to give my screenshots a 3d, realistic photograph effect. Something like this: I tried using Skew but it didn't bring me desired result. Can anyone help me through?
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“placed” Photoshop images in Illustrator - blurry when saved as .pdf?

I've edited some images in Photoshop to be used in a .pdf I'm creating in Illustrator. In PS, the images looked great and were saved with the following settings: .jpg/CMYK/Image Options: 10/Maximum. I ...
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What Do You Ask From Your Graphical Designer for Your Iphone Apps?

What exactly do you ask for from your graphical designer for your iphone apps? I asked my designer exact measurements of images in Photoshop, which turned out to be not such great idea because I need ...
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Using Letters with counters / cutouts as work paths

In following this tutorial on Using Text as Container which essentially explains how to create a path from a letter, I've run into difficultly when trying to follow this on any letter that has a ...
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How to get rid of jaggered edges in Photoshop?

I used Photoshop and Illustrator to draw a black circle of size 44 x 44px. For some reason, the edges aren't smooth. I've exhausted myself of all techniques to figure it out. It looks particularly ...
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A RAW image placed in a Photoshop Document doesn't pick up changes

I have just noticed that if you place a RAW image in a PSD(CS6), then tweak the RAW image using Camera RAW, the changes are not picked up by the PSD. I always try and keep my PSDs as open to change ...
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Software used to create Icons, Buttons for Mobile Application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What software is best for GUI design? Which is the best way to create Icons, Buttons for Mobile Application development ?.
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How to automate some picture manipulation (define a crop and apply a crop) in photoshop?

I am currently working on a lot pictures (around 1000) and would like to automate some tasks: define a crop region that correspond to specific aspect ratio. For example if i have a width/height = ...
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Get a vector path from Photoshop to Inkscape or SVG

I need to extract vector paths from Photoshop into SVG format (or anything else Inkscape can use). I don't have Illustrator, and buying it just to convert file formats seems silly. So how can I get ...
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Why is my PDF so huge?

This site seemed like the best match for my question. So I'm about to graduate college, and I made a nice resume in Word. I used a kind of fancy tabling system that took me forever (I had no idea ...
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Quick copy text in Photoshop Text layer

Is there a way to copy all the text within a Photoshop text layer without having to "open" the layer. I'm hoping there's a way that I can just select the layer and then have some shortcut that copies ...
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CS5 export layers as files no number sequence

I am using cs5 layers to modify and then exporting layers as files. While saving CS5 automatically adds some number sequence at the end thereby modifying my original filename. It see to ...
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Grid Template Not Snappable in Fireworks CS6

I've seen many blogs highly recommend using a grid like 960 for prototyping in newer version of Fireworks. I'm using CS6. When I create a new fireworks document from template, I select the ...
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Photoshop effect of an element that's jumping out leaving streak behind

I'm fairly new to Ps and I'd like to create an effect whereby a window looks as though it's jumping out of something, leaving behind a trail or streak with blur, so that it looks in motion. I've been ...
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Transforming a layer in Photoshop creates a copy of the layer

I'm a regular user of Photoshop since the CS3 times, and this is the problem that haunts me from the beginning, regardless of the PS version, and the platform - when I do a transformation on a layer ...
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Get transparent color to create specific color on a specific background

I've got some Images like this one: Now I need to find out the color which will become the orange in the right center of the image when drawn on a new layer with 50% opacity (The Background is the ...
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How to draw crystals like in Bejeweled?

How to draw crystals like in Bejeweled ? Is it rendered in 3D and then Photoshop or vector graphics like Corel Draw
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How to select a difference of two layers?

Consider the following two files. Background: Background with some content on top: How do I get a flat image that is content-background? ie. the result should be white text with the blood ...
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export layers with bleding options and shadow to PNG format using photoshop

I have iphone/ipad app design as PSD file, Most of layers in this file are linked with shapes in order to support retina display. Each shaped layer has blending option like outer glow or external ...
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How to apply a gradient to an Outer glow (example attached)

I want to achieve this sort of an effect on my own. As you can see, there's sort of a non uniform glow (in terms of color) to the text. Simply using the gradient option in the Outer Glow blending ...