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How to isolate layer effects into their own layer

I've put some nice effects on a layer in Photoshop, and the effect is repeated across several layers. Now, I have to cut it up for the web, and I want to be efficient with how I display the effect. ...
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Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?

This has to be a silly question but I cannot see how, in Photoshop CS5, to draw a red bordered ellipse with a transparent fill over a picture. I often find myself doing this to highlight an area of a ...
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Combine blurred still frames from GIF to form crisp still

When watching a GIF, the image seems to be crisp, as the animation is moving along quite quickly. If you were to analyze the GIF frame by frame, you'd notice that each image is rather blurry. I'm ...
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Can you save an image with a grid in Photoshop?

i am working with an image in Photoshop and applied grid but now I want to save that image with the grid. Is there any procedure to save images with a grid?
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Disable pixel grid magnetism (snap) in Photoshop CC

In previous Photoshop versions, we were able to move freely anchor points in the document but in Photoshop CC, by default, anchor points follow the pixel grid. I found how to disable it (visually) but ...
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How to warp in Photoshop using anchor handle as is done with paths

This is really close to what Photoshop edit > transform > warp does but in there you have four lines diving whole thing in section which messes up the whole thing... I want to be able to do ...
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Transparent partial slicing in Photoshop

I am trying to fix some issues I have with Photoshop as a web developer creating graphics for web. I'm using Photoshop CC/14 and have previously used Fireworks. I have a "button" layer on top of a ...
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How can I create a custom shape with round edges on Photoshop CS6?

I'm trying to create a custom shape overlay in the navigation bar similar to the example below. I'm struggling with trying to create the radius around the bottom edges. I'm not too great with the ...
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My options to link large image into AI file

My .psd file has a resolution of 6m x 3m @ 150 DPI. This makes it 35433px x 5906px in size. Photoshop CS6 saves the file as .tiff or .psb only. When I first import into Illustrator I get an error that ...
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How to create simple lines with line tool in photoshop?

I m not very good with photoshop but I m trying to create a very simple shape with line tool, but cannot do it. I m using line tool to draw this and line tool works perfect when I draw lines ...
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Photoshop shows outline around mask when exported to PDF

I have a file in Photoshop CS5 that has a photo on a layer that is cropped with a clipping mask (just a black rectangle). In Photoshop the image appears correctly but when I save as a PDF and open ...
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Force Photshop to wireframe/outline view

Is there a way to force photshop to change its display mode ? I work with psd files that sometimes get very large(who doesn't) and at times I run out of resources(memory, processing power) on my ...
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How to change index image to background image in Photoshop

I have recently opened some images and in the layers palette, instead of saying "background" it says "Index". I have been unable to figure out why it says "index" and cannot do anything to the image ...
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Gradient tool on smart object

I am trying to create a star, with a gradient color effect. When I try to use the gradient color tool I get the message Could not use the gradient tool because the content of the layer is not ...
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How to work with image sprites in Photoshop?

I use CSS sprites to reduce server load and thus make the page load faster. This is very effective but I find managing these compound images difficult. I decided to use Photoshop slices to keep track ...
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Photoshop, duplicate layer order down (instead of up)

I'm working with Photoshop for over 10 years already but can't find this simple thing: When I'm creating repeatable objects I always duplicate folders and work my way from up to the bottom. When ...
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Why does the clone stamp tool seem to be misaligned?

I'm using PS6 and for some reason, whenever I use the clone stamp tool, it starts recreating the image that I'm covering up, above the original image's position. I select the stamp tool, press down ...
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How can I draw a water wave in Photoshop?

This picture is taken from the game Cut the Rope: I'm trying to recreate the wave. This is what I have so far, I used Distort > Wave:
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Dragging layer into new file changes its size

Let's say I have a file that's 4'x12' and represents a space on an actual wall. I want to open certain files (of different sizes) and drag each file into the large file in order to arrange the images ...
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How to create a frame to-fit different images

my request is nothing very advanced (the way I think it should be done at least). I blog for a business, and part of "keeping the style throughout" is applying a specific frame. That frame comes from ...
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Photoshop: Pixel pattern blurry on export to PDF

I am designing an A1 poster (at 300 dpi) and am noticing blurriness on a pixel pattern when I export my PSD to PDF. My methodology for generating the PDF is as follows: Flatten the image Save as -> ...
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Why are my screenshots blurry in InDesign when I export to a PDF?

Just so you know I am very new to Creative Suite. I am trying to make a whitepaper using InDesign and then export it into a PDF. The PDF looks blurry if I export it at anything, but 300ppi. The ...
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What books or ebooks can I use to learn Photoshop?

I am learning Photoshop at home, but I am finding it quite difficult. Can anyone recommend me any book(s) or resources to learn it (preferably for free)? I have a good internet connection but I'm ...
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iphone design in photoshop which PPI has to be set 326? or 72? [duplicate]

i am working with 72PPI for both android and iphone ..but some has been reffered 326 has to be set for iphone can i know what difference will occur? i am getting same result in 72 itself
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Is there a way to swap objects in Photoshop?

In Photoshop CS6 I have a lot of (smart) objects perfectly spaced out but in the wrong order. All the objects are the same size. Is there a way to swap the location of a object with another one? ...
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Convert a map image to black and white

I would like to convert an image from google maps into a black and white edition, without gray scale, something that will look like that How can this be achieved with Adobe Photoshop CS5?
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How do I create this tessellation Mondriaan-like graphic?

Recently I discovered the work of Andy Gilmore and I would really like to learn how he did this piece. I'm not looking to replicate it but would like to learn the technique. Right now I'm fiddling ...
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How to handle multiple page design projects in Photoshop

Recently we have moved from using Fireworks to using Photoshop for mocking op website designs. As I've been used to Fireworks for doing this, I'm running into some issues organising my mockups. Where ...
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How do I rotate multiple objects individually in Photoshop CS6?

I have a horizontal row of many different smart objects of the same size. I made the row vertical by selecting all the objects and using the free transform tool to rotate the whole row 90 degrees. ...
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How to create the letter 'A' without the central bar and apply a gradient overlay in Photoshop

I want to know how the A in this logo can be created in Photoshop and how the effects are applied. I found the font and other things. I am not able to create the character A without the central ...
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Revert all changes in Photoshop

Is there a way to revert all the changes that I made into document since I opened it? Of course I could just close it without saving it and reopen it again, but may be there is a faster way?
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How to be sure that a layer is completely empty?

I've got a .psd file with multiple layers. Some layers "seem" empty. I say seem because I cannot see any element on them but I am not sure that there aren't some 1px elements. How can I be sure that ...
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how can i export 3d object from illustrator to photoshop to paint it

i have 3d object i want to take it to photoshop to paint but keep it 3d. What can i do. I have done dragging it. But it dosent help. Exporting from illustrator still causes it to be either vector or ...
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How to duplicate noise similar to this black and white-picture [duplicate]

I want to do something similiar like this picture in Gimp (or Photoshop if required). Any ideas on how to proceed? Anything useful will be appreciated.
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Rasterizing circle to exact size

I have created a circle in Illustrator with a radius of 12px. Now I'm trying to rasterize this into a .png from Photoshop to have the exact same size, but anti-aliasing is messing things up and the ...
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Toggle visibility of Photoshop group on the fly

While watching PSD to WordPress Minimal Portfolio Theme in Tuts+, i notified that the author toggle the first group of layers GRID on the fly in order to move some elements, i jest see this group of ...
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How to optimize duplicated frames in an animated GIF using Photoshop?

I've been experimenting with a technique called cinemagraphs. This technique makes animated GIFs where only a small portion of the scene is animated. Here's a quick one that I just made: So far, ...
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After rendering 3D text in PS it looks like a text layer is above it

Sorry for confusing title. After I rendered my text 3D it looks like there is another text layer above the render that is red, even though there isn't. How can I fix this?
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How to make a pattern follow a stroke, path or line?

Here is my MS Paint job on a real bad attempt at what I'm trying to achieve: I have access to Photoshop and Illustrator CS6, and I want to be able to draw a thick line (that is not straight) and ...
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Replacing whiteness with transparency in CS6

I want to replace the whiteness in pixels with transparency in the same way as described in this question - i.e. for lighter pixels to be made proportionally as transparent. All solutions found via ...
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Digital design - screen grab large dimensions?

I'm working on some site banners that need updating and I'm having a few issues with dimensions. My internet screen is set to 'view actual size', so it's not zoomed in and my images/slices are ...
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Resize text with bounding box and character styles - Photoshop C6/CC

Here is a video with the bug: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHJ1zvCed0 Resizing text with the bounding box can't be restored by character styles. No matter what you do, you have to create a new ...
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Resizing a file in Photoshop CC - no constrain proportions box?

I'm a complete novice to Photoshop CC and I feel like I'm missing something very obvious, but I can't find the answer. I want to re-size my 1024 x 748 image to 1024 x 768. When I look online, it ...
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Photoshop: shadow in flat ui? [duplicate]

I am learning on a PSD file, the final picture like below, I really want to know how to make such a shadow effect. I hidden all the above layer, and the shadow layer is this: Does anyone know ...
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Hide contents of clipping mask layer in photoshop

Is there a way to hide the contents of a clipping mask in photoshop? I don't want the clipping mask to show through in areas where the clipped layer is transparent. Images might make it clear. My ...
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Change Color Of A Monotone Icon To Another Color

Basically, I'm a programmer and I'm pretty new to graphics design, and I don't have much knowledge of the keywords used by the graphic design community. That's why I'm facing problem in googling this ...
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How do I achieve this inner shadow effect in Photoshop?

I want to color an object in Photoshop and I would like it to look like the tree in this image, with darker edges. I know I can do this manually with the brush tool, but is there an even quicker and ...
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As a Freelance Production Artist, are clients entitled to native files? [duplicate]

As a Freelance Production Artist, are clients entitled to native files? My now ex-client gave me images to edit for their website and marketing g and are now requesting all the PSD's so they can have ...
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How do I make this 'folded text' logo in Photoshop? [closed]

How can I make this logo in Photoshop? Please teach me how its possible, or give me a hint what to search for to find tutorials for similar results. Thank you.
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Change the color of multiple layers at once in CS4

I apologize if this question has been answered already, I'm not experienced with Photoshop and not sure what to search for. I'm using CS4. I have a grid made up of different layers, basically like a ...