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Recreating a Photoshop Gradient From a Bitmap Screenshot

What's the most accurate technique for re-creating a gradient in Photoshop from a bitmap image like a screenshot? So far I've been using the dropper tool to pick out colors and manually set color ...
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export icon from illustrator to Photoshop with transparency

I have an icon in illustrator but when I export to Photoshop I get white around the shadow in the image. Please advise how to remove the white. I have the icon in layers. original ai file ...
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Clearly display small font size

What techniques (or different fonts) could I use to fonts to make small text (about 10px) look nice in Photoshop? Here is what I tried, but every time it looks blurry, or too bold:
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Color Picker in Photoshop is wrong

I'm having problems with my color picker in photoshop CS5 Image 1: I select the black [ish] bar. Color picker returns gray. Image 2: I select the white [ish] background below the black bar, color ...
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Dividing a canvas into regions with photoshop?

I'm working on a CD foldup for a friend and it's a tri-folded 12cm by 36cm sheet printed on both sides. It creates six 12cm by 12cm pages, but I'm not sure how to work on it in photoshop. Should I ...
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How to create a glossy photo?

I have seen photos that have a nice glossy sheen or shine to them when viewed on the web. I would like to replicate this view but in searches I am only able to find how to do this with text or icons ...
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Going from Illustrator to Photoshop

I've been having some trouble lately trying to create some simple images when going from AI to PS. I'm initially starting out with this apple logo vector that I want to convert to a white color in ...
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Create an image map from layers

I have an image of the USA. I'm currently cutting it up into layers, one state per layer. I'd like to convert this into an image map, with all the glorious html around that. Is there a simple ...
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Photoshop mask problem

When I create a masked image (blue) with a rounded rect, with the same rect as the background (red), the background shows through the corners of the masked image (see attached). How can I make it so ...
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upsizing smart objects

I have this project where I have a bunch of smart objects. All are actually Groups of other smart objects that essentially are vector graphics. The project is fairly low res, and the time has come to ...
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Using Apple's iPhone 4S product images

I downloaded Apple's iPhone 4S product images (log-in required). I'd like to just copy/paste a 640x960 screenshot of my app from my iPhone 4 to the psd file. However the psd file has 4x dimensions. So ...
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How to change a certain color to specific other color within an image?

I'm a Photoshop layman and have a task that I figured would be straightforward, but which I haven't been able to figure out even after researching online. I hope you don't mind me ask what is likely a ...
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How do I use Save For Web in a Photoshop Automate Batch Action?

I have recorded an action in which I do the following: Auto tone Size 640 width Save for web Close without saving I open a bunch of files and try to automate batch with this action. I say source ...
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How to slightly rotate my photography images with a little twist of 3d perspective?

How could I slightly rotate a photography thumbnail like this? (e.g. first web videogamer.com): How and how much should I rotate the photography to change the perspective in a slightly 3D way? Is ...
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Semi-transparent button that changes color based on backgound

Is it possible to create a button with only the shadings... (e.g. Photoshop: Bevel & Emboss, Drop Shadow etc.) ...and then place that button on top of another graphical element, e.g. a green ...
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Position copied content within guides using a single PS Action

I'm struggling to get the following done in a single action: I have retouched full res TIFF's - each with a product shot on transparency background. The products are in slightly different place in ...
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Clipping Mask in Illustrator using Photoshop image

I have two photoshop pngs, I am trying to simulate a rotating coin 3D effect. One image will act as heads and the other will act as tails. How can I get these two images to rotate together to ...
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import from photoshop to illustrator

I have an image with color (in photoshop), it is 512x512 with a radius of 80. This image has several blending options like color overlay, gradient, pattern overlay, etc. I am trying to export this ...
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How do I create these light, glow and “smoke” effects in Photoshop?

I was browsing Dribbble when I noticed a few shots using an effect which appears to look like a magical beam of light, or a "magical smoke" and I could not find out how to create such an effect. If ...
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Cut out text from a layer

I'm a Photoshop n00b, working with version CS6. I'm trying to fix up a PSD I was sent from my client so I can convert it to HTML and CSS. Here's a screenshot of some layers I've extracted, that ...
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Unable to open Movies or Image Sequences in Photoshop anymore

I'm trying to do some rigging removal (something I do often in Photoshop), but for some reason all of a sudden I cannot open ANY movie format or image sequence in Photoshop (the option isn't even ...
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Is it really impossible to have gradient without banding?

I am struggling to create a gradient without banding. I have watched all the videos on YT and tried: Bluring all kinds, Noise, Dither,bit depth, Brush and doing the gradient in Illustrator. ...
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How are simple textures like this made?

I've realized that simple textures like the one used on this site: ..add a lot to the look of a page. How are they made though? I'm not very experienced in Photoshop, but I can't imagine what tool ...
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Turning a text “string” into a text “block” in Photoshop CS6?

If I select the Type tool, click somewhere in my composition and type in some text, it appears that I cannot resize the area the text occupies without resizing the text itself. However, if I click ...
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How to clone background?

I have this picture, where I would like to fill out the green in the top with the background from the picture, so fix that the picture have not been cropped in 4:3. Can a background like this be ...
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Techniques for very large image

I need to do a poster, 8m width by 3.7m height, consisting of photographic elements that will be seen from varying distances. I've talked to the printer and they can do it at 150ppi's. The issue here ...
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With Photoshop, how to batch replace white background with transparent in the image

I have got hundreds images of products with clear white backgrounds. I would like to change the white background color to become transparent. Is there a means of batch processing this particular ...
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How do I make the opacity of the brush strokes not stack? I see a lot of artists do this

When I'm coloring a drawing in PS, if I set the opacity to 50%, color, then lift my brush, then nick the same area, it stacks the opacity for a more opaque results. I want it to all be the same unless ...
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Spacing nav menu type

When designing a horizontal menu for a website in photoshop (like the img attahced) whats the best way to space them ? In html/css i would just use float:right; margin-left:20px; but in photoshop the ...
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Getting text to behave in photoshop like it does in html/css

Im setting out a template in PS 1280x700 px 300dpi (i know web is 72 but i like more clarity when working in PS). My main problem is the way the text renders im using helvetica neue light 15px and ...
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Save for web feature in Photoshop for image size reduction

Save for web feature in Photoshop for image size reduction, would this be the simplest way for a beginner (like myself) to try and save on (some) loading time without losing too much quality. I am ...
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MacBook retina Photoshop save for web

I am, like so many other graphic designers, very excited about the new MacBook 15" with retina display. But there is one thing that I really am concerned about. With 4 times the pixels as on ordinary ...
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getting a curvy header perfect in photoshop

I'm trying to make a curvy header banner for a website, see here: This is one of my several attempts. As you can see, the curve is not symmetrical. What is a way that is guaranteed to get a ...
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How to prevent unification when animating in photoshop?

I am trying to create an animated gif where text drops down and smashes into the background and cracks it. Whenever I try and transform it though, the transformation is applied to all frames. How do I ...
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Should I remove or add pixels and then scale up?

I would like to make this image to have 4:3 ratio, so it then later can be scaled up so it completely fits a 400mm x 300mm paper when printed. It can not be cropped any more, so the size is ...
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Photoshop - How to apply an indexed color palette when saving individual slices using “Save for Web”?

I'm basically trying to optimize "Save for Web & Devices" in Adobe Photoshop for pixel art. What I want is to apply an indexed color palette to all the individual images saved when using the ...
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Photoshop batch job: export to folder (filenames)

I'm trying to run a batch file on a custom action. The action does one thing: File -> Export -> Paths to Illustrator. However, whenever I run that action as a batch on multiple files, it saves each ...
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How To Achieve This 3D-ish, bubble-ish Look

I have been searching all over to find a tutorial (for Photoshop or Illustrator) to create something with this look: I would like to be able to achieve this with different textures (wood, stone, ...
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Select background against trees / hair

I've got this image. To take it I had to up expose the photo to make the house clearer and the sky which is already very pale has disapeared. Normally I would just magic wand the white sky and replace ...
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Photoshop layers into SVG paths

I have a set of Photoshop files which consist of a base image with a series of layers with colored overlays. The overlays are labeled using the layer names. My task is to get these overlays as SVG ...
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How can I create a realistic 3d model from my 2d photos of furniture?

Before you point your finger and laugh, please take into consideration that my boss is asking me to do this for him. As a faithful employee with some Photoshop skills and no experience with 3d ...
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Photoshop Black / White Filter

I have a bunch of social media icons that are in color that I'd like to make grayscale. I've opened them all in Photoshop and am applying a black and white adjustment layer to each one. The problem ...
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Exporting from Adobe CS to a format the client can easily update?

I have a client for whom I've designed a newsletter. I did this in Photoshop, since it's the program I'm the must accustomized to (I know InDesign would've been the "right" choice). And now I need to ...
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How can I make my Photoshop text appear like it does on the web?

Do I really have to design everything in Photoshop with anti-aliasing set to "none"? I'm sure there is a better way. I'd like to have a setting so that when picking a basic web-safe (such as ...
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how can I export a vector shadow in illustrator to place into photoshop as a smart object?

I know you can export the asset as a PSD and open it in Photoshop. Is there a more seamless way? Update: I'm an idiot. Someone else created the logo, and the shadow was it's own layer on multiply ...
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Photoshop/Illustrator difference in blend modes

I have used photoshop for some time and am now trying to learn Illustrator (Both version CS5) I would like to know if there is a difference in the way the blend modes work between these two apps, ...
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Is there any way to lock down Photoshop to prevent designers from creating styles that cannot be rendered in CSS?

Photoshop is a much more powerful design tool than CSS, and given free reign to design at will, designers will often tweak things like font settings to a degree that cannot be recreated on the web. ...
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Scanning 8.5 x 11 paper in PS results in huge image

I have a paper form that I ultimately want to us as a background template in SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio for a report. When I scan the form, it results in a 5088 x 6600 image ...
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Change Photoshop (CS5)'s 'Image Size' menu defaults

Please tell me if this is the wrong stackexchange site for this and if so which one I should post it to. And I apologize if it's the wrong one. I take photographs. I've taken a lot recently due to ...
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Remove background from a shadow effect

I have the following image: It is a shadow effect created in Photoshop. I need to have that black shadow with transparent background in order to be used with different background colors. The ...