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Photoshop - Extracting a transparent shadow from an image

I have a layer that contains a brushed metal texture. The layer has an inner shadow effect. I'd like to extract just that shadow with transparency, so I can later superpose the pure background ...
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Create Illustrator Smart Object From INSIDE Photoshop

I'm using the CS5 suite of Adobe applications. I'm familiar with the method of copying an object in Illustrator and pasting into Photoshop, thus making a Smart Object that opens in Illustrator. Is ...
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Possible to restore multiple windows (of the same document) between sessions in Photoshop?

Is it possible to restore multiple windows of the same document between sessions? In other words: Open a document. Select Window > Arrange > New Window for …document's name ( ^ ⌥ ⌘ N on Mac ) Close ...
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Photoshop produce a specific effect

How can I recreate this Photoshop effect: Let's say that I have a heart image and inside of the heart I want to implement this effect. How can this be done? Thanks in advance.
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using photoshop, how can i put a logo on a object like a can (image attached)?

I have a logo and i want to place it on a graphic but on certain graphics the logo is bigger than the "flat" surface so i want to "bend" the logo appropriately to make it look real. For example, on ...
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Export to multiple PNGs from a single PSD

I don't anything about graphic design so please bear with me. I bought an icon set and it included the psd for the icons. I change the color of the icons and now need to export all the icons to ...
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With the invention of CSS3, should a web designer use Photoshop?

I see that many designers create beautiful web design works in Photoshop, but now with the arrival of CSS3, when they want to change that to HTML & CSS, they simply start from scratch and create ...
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Direct select Layer (PS)

Since some of the newer cs versions of PS I got the problem that the [Ctrl/Strg] + * left click * stopped selecting layers directly when they're grouped in a folder. Instead PS simply selects the ...
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Digital way of detecting and removing pencil traces?

I draw pencil sketches on paper and "ink" them using a variety of pens. (I'm using the term "inking" very loosely here to describe the process of drawing the final lines over a pencil sketch, no ...
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What's the best way to create custom grid lines in Photoshop?

Is there a way to quickly define a baseline grid on photoshop using the guides tool? For example, if I want to create a 24px vertical rhythm, can I do this quickly on PS?
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What makes a design professional?

Can anyone define why something might not look "professional"? What differentiates between professional/unprofessional designs? I have clients who have said my design does not look very ...
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Outlining text without soft edges?

I'm trying to do text outline, however I'm having trouble making the outline exactly the same shape as the text itself. When you do an outline stroke, the edges appear soft which I don't want. Any ...
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Inverted colors on opening PDF in photoshop

When opening this PDF in Photoshop(CS3) all colors are automatically inverted. How can I change this behaviour? The file has correct colors when opening it with Adobe Acrobat. The file is generated ...
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How to show background texture through text placed on background in Photoshop?

Say you have an image of a wall or an old, creased piece of paper and you want to add text on that background. How can you make the texture of the background come through the new text in Photoshop so ...
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How can I create nice looking subtle buttons in Photoshop?

Can you give me some hints for recreate these two buttons? Which effects are applied? Thanks!
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Colors change in Photoshop when copying a selection from one document into a new document

I'm trying to copy a particular layer out of a Photoshop document into its own new document and export it for use on the web. I'm doing this by right-clicking the layer in the layers palette, ...
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Photoshop: layer comps with smart objects

I have several layer comps in my document. I also have a smart object (to apply smart filters) which have those same layer comps. The problem is: when I want to change the layer comp of the image, I ...
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light painting in photoshop

How do I accomplish light painting like in Photoshop? Is there a font I can use? I couldn't find any great tutorials on it. Also, note that I don't own a wacom. Any help to accomplish this ...
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How Do I make a simple webpage out of image, need some pointers

I have an image and its source in photoshop and Adobe illustrator format. I know some programing, PHP, HTML. But I have never created a simple webpage using an image or adobe products. I'm also ...
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Techniques to draw tasteful lines and border in Photoshop

When I draw lines or borders in Photoshop for my web design work, they are usually not beautiful and seem to me to not be aesthetically appealing. I don't know why, as drawing a line seems to be a ...
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How do you create a new document from a layer group that's also the size of the group?

I'd like to create a new document from a group of layers. It should be the same size as the largest layer in the group, even if the current document is a lot bigger. For example, I have a web page ...
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What is your favorite Photoshop design tool and why? [closed]

Simply wondering what your favorite or most used tools are when you are (web)designing in photoshop. This way we maybe get new insights on the tools and how to use them. Never hurts to learn right? I ...
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How to create frames from layers in Photoshop extended?

Is there a way to automatically create frames from layers in a Photoshop document? Bridge lets you open several images into one Photoshop document as layers, now I would like to get these layers ...
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Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality?

Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality ? Like this: I've watched this tutorial : but the quality of the outcome is still far away from the one above. Is there a way to ...
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Help me get this design to look right. Folded paper with a sense of depth

I'm designing a site for a client. And I was wondering if I could get some help using shadows to create a "folded" effect on this div. The div overlaps the bottom edge of the header, and I want to ...
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Is there a “Fit to Canvas” option in Photoshop like there is in Fireworks?

I am a Fireworks user new to Photoshop. In FW there is the very handy "fit to canvas" button in the properties panel at the bottom which when clicked snaps the image to the canvas by adjusting the ...
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How to create an art asset that can be dynamically colored in software?

Specifically, I have a bunch of photographic crayon images. I would like to remove the color from one to produce a neutral image that I can load into an iPhone app that I'm writing and dynamically ...
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How to edit the photoshop patterns?

I wonder if there is a possibility to edit the source image of the patterns from the preset manager in photoshop. On right click on a pattern the only options are Delete Pattern and Rename Pattern.
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Practice Assignment for Clone tool in Photoshop

I have been looking around on Google for practice photos for the clone tool, but haven't found any good so far. The thing is that I am taking a paid course for Photoshop, and I have missed a couple of ...
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How to use Layer Comps in photoshop

Recently I've come to know about Layer comps. They are great way to create and save multiple variations of a document without having multiple files. Can anyone explain how to use/create them? How do ...
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How do I erase “writing” from an object

I have a picture that has writing over an umbrella: I would like to accurately remove the writing from the umbrella so it appears air asia was never there. What is the most accurate way of ...
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PS Scratch disk obsolete?

I have 16GB of RAM and I do not believe that I can saturate all that RAM. I am only dealing with 16MP+ photographs and I will not be opening 20+ images at a time. From my understanding scratch disks ...
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Multiple Canvas Sizes in one PSD (Photoshop)

I'm working on a favicon which needs to have multiple sizes. Right now, I have a PSD file for each size, e.g., 16x16.psd, 24x24.psd, ..., 64x64.psd. After I'm done drawing them, I export each size ...
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Connect peaks of EQ bar with smooth curved line in Photoshop

I am working on a project in which I have to make an equalizer that matches an audio loop that will be playing in a background. I have everything I need together, except I have hit one major snag. I ...
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Photoshop - Eraser tool - how do you edit multiple layers at once?

Is there anyway to use the Eraser tool on more then one layer at once? my question stems from a project I'm working on where i am cleaning up a scan of an architectural drawing. The Architect has ...
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Any tips or resources for designing e-mail newsletters?

After spending hours in Photoshop I haven't found a great template I like. I love the design style of many newsletters I subscribe to.. including Smashing Magazine and Hongkiat.. but I wonder what ...
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Turning normal image into a sketched looking image

I want to know if there is an easy way to turn a normal looking icon into one that looked sketched. I need some or a web project I am working on, ill give an example. Normal image: Sketched ...
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Learning Photoshop just for web designing

I want to become a web designer, so I'm watching a lot of Photoshop video tutorials, but some of those tutorials are not useful for web designing. For example, some movies are about skin, or teeth or ...
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I need to slice one image into 50 different images automatically.

I have a big image that needs to be sliced into about 50 smaller images. I know there is a way to do it using 'guides' in photoshop and 'save for web and devices' options. I just can't seem to find ...
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Best Way to Build & Design Buttons for iOS in Photoshop? [closed]

I have been getting into designing interfaces for iOS, mostly iPhone and iPhone 4 retina display. I'm wondering how I should go about creating interfaces, the most standard way? I have been using the ...
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CMYK to PANTONE differences between Illustrator and Photoshop

I'm trying to find a way to match CMYK color to the closest PANTONE solid color. In Illustrator I use the "Recolor Artwork" dialog, in Photoshop the color dialog. But, if I convert (C=0, M=100, Y=100, ...
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how to create such effects with the help of photoshop

i was searching some web styles on Google i found this style,(panel of a gift card) i want to know what style is this (every style have a name) and how to create this panel background with the ...
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Photoshop saving for png result unexpected

I have multiple layers with particular parts of products with Multiply applied and different opacity but when I try to save the image in png with transparency it seems like those layers which I used ...
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how I can add text out of figure in photoshop? [closed]

In my scientific work, I must add numbers and arrows out of picture, in the side. Would you please help me?
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Can't see all the font styles installed in Windows 7

I've installed a font that has different styles (bold, italics, thin, medium, ultra and so on...), but I can't use them all because I can't see them in Photoshop. The fonts are installed, but seem in ...
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How can I use “Save For Web” in a Batch Action and save new files in their original files folder using Photoshop CS?

Let me explain the title a little further. What I have is a series of PDF files in a series of folders -- Parent Folder   -Child Folder      --PDF file ...
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How to wrap text on a curved path with perspective?

I need to replace some text in a photograph where the curved path is on a plane not perpendicular to the camera. I am using PS/AI CS4. This example is actually harder than the one I'm working on, ...
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Color matching tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette around colors I select? Can anyone recommend a good tool / website for finding color matches for a certain color ...
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Creating a bokeh-like background effect in Photoshop

How to create this bokeh background effect with the help of Photoshop?
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In Photoshop how do I create a heat wave/shimmer/etc effect?

As the title says, what is the best way in Photoshop to create a heat wave/shimmer/etc effect? Ideally I would like it be sequenced somehow, so I can output this to a series of frames - but if not, so ...