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Why are spot channels not exported to video in photoshop?

This is one of those obscure questions, but I had built an animation in Photoshop and I'm using a spot channel. When I "export to video" it loses the color that I had specified: Here's my example:
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What's wrong with this PNG [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG? If I save this PNG file on my machine locally: And then open this file in Photoshop (CS5 12.0.4 x64 on Windows 7) it ...
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How do you achieve the margin:auto effect in Fireworks/Photoshop?

In Fireworks and for an image similar to this: what's the best way to horizontally distribute objects in their parent container so that they have equal margins? The same effect can be achieved with ...
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If I have a directory of JPEG's, how can I create one long stitched image?

I exported a Flash video (.flv) to jpeg sequence. All 450 frames are in a folder, and now I'd like to stitch them all together so the result is one super long image. For example, instead of 450 ...
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Photoshop: How far can I reduce something while maintaining legibility?

when designing iphone icons,but in general designing something that is bigger or smaller than my screen size, I have problems in understanding how far can I go with using smaller/larger fonts (and ...
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Transparent to black gradient?

I am trying to recreate the effect on the bottom of this photograph, where it reads "Back from the Darkness". I have the text figured out as far as transforming it to match the perspective. But it's ...
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Applying PS effect to AI layers

If I have more then only a layer in AI and I want to apply different PS effects to every layer, how can I do it? Do I need to copy/paste every layer to PS separately?
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How to generate a iBooks-like wood texture

http://i.stack.imgur.com/7ChgL.jpg Can I generate something similar using only Photoshop? Or should I be sourcing a wood texture and process that? Is there any standard advice on the processing of ...
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Achieve this effect

checkout this image: How can I achieve a round rectangle like that with a transparent cropped image at the center? I can't find a good way for EDIT
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Photoshop remove inner border from selection

I was wondering how could I achieve to have a unique selection from a "border".. Better: How could I switch from a "ring" shaped selection to a "circle" one??
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opening a pdf in photoshop and then saving removes margins

I wish to open a pdf in photoshop , remove some content and then resave it. When i do this the new pdf has trimmed margins. What is the best approach to keep the margins the save as the original ...
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Need advice on reducing icon size without loss in detail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resize icon sets in Photoshop? I'm redesigning the icon for my Android application. I designed it at 512x512 and then rescaled it to 96x96 and 32x32. However, it ...
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Make stroke path tips fading fading on both tips in Photoshop

how could i achieve to have a brush like the one in the picture with both tips fading? I checked in the brush window but I could only affect (alpha and size) the ending tip of the brush stroke..
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“Transparency Shapes Layer” checkbox in Blending Options

I am creating a photo filter program and trying to do some actions in Photoshop CS5 in order to repeat them in code. One action I stuck with is Vignette effect. This is typically gradient fill layer ...
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Where is layer mode like “Color Dodge.” in Photoshop CS 2?

I am new to Photoshop. I have searched a lot but didn't find any option like Color Dodge. So will you please help me for that? I want to make the Photo as Pencil Sketch: And for that I want that ...
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What workarounds exist for the lack of Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements 10?

Since Elements doesn't have the per-layer Blending Options feature, I'm wondering how other Elements users deal with this restriction. Edit: this question was originally posted on ...
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Formating Text added via Data Sets in Photoshop

I've been using Data Sets to fill alot of my graphics with Text. However I want the text to have different formatting styles (New Lines, Tabs, Bold and Italic to be specific) with certain words. For ...
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why duplicate layer and blend normal display different image than original?

As I assume, it should make no visual difference if duplicate a layer and then show both layer using normal? forgot to mention, both layers have opacity setting 100%
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PNG32 vs PNG24 vs PNG8

I thought there is only PNG8 and png32, but photoshop has option for PNG24, and fireworks has all 3 options. Which is better for web world? Also when I export PNG24 with alpha transparency in ...
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Create iOS Settings App Icon?

I've searched and searched, but I'm looking to find a tutorial on how to make the outside border of the Settings app icon in iOS. Or the whole icon, I like the effect.
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Image Blending Help in Photoshop

I'm somewhat new to Photoshop and Illustrator and am trying to figure out how to blend two images together. Here's the picture: It's basically a splash going into a soda background (I couldn't find a ...
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PDF artwork for large posters - filesize issues?

I am designing large posters for print...A2 size and bigger. I create my photoshop file as 594 x 420 mm, drag a jpeg image which 7.6MB onto the canvas, enlarge it to fit canvas, then drop a logo onto ...
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Using Photoshop - how do I make text “wrap” (break) around an image like in the images linked in this post?

Example 1: Example 2: Is there a simple and semi-automatic way to do this? I know I can do it manually, but there ought to be some way to make the text automatically break when it reaches some ...
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automatically resize type tool box - shortcut

I was some time without using photoshop regularly and i forgot this shortcut. How adapt the size of the type tool box to the dimension of the text ? Obviously this can be done with the mouse, but i ...
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How can I force a guide to snap pixels whilst being dragged?

When I drag my mouse through a ruler to create a new guide, I want this guide to move pixel by pixel so that when I leave it, it will have snapped to a side of a pixel instead of staying in the ...
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How can I create 2 small circles on the left and right hand side of another circle?

How can I create 2 small circles on the left and right hand side of another circle, equally spaced horizontally and vertically just like two ears on the side of a face? I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS3. ...
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How to ensure shapes in Photoshop only use complete pixels

When using Photoshop for designing pixel-based layouts (websites, apps etc.), is there a way to ensure that when you're using the shapes tool, or resizing a layer, it always snaps to a complete pixel? ...
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Game development graphic design: Bastion-style

I am developing a game and I am particularly interested in a Bastion-like mapping style. This is a good shot: I am unsure about how to achieve that. Currently I use both Photoshop and Illustrator. ...
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How to set different color to guides(Ai,Ps,Id,Fw)?

I've been working on this file with a lot of guides(in Illustrator) and at some Point I was wondering is there a way to give different color to guides ? Like the gutter guides to be black, the main ...
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How to convert raster in Illustrator to link?

I have rasterized an object in Illustrator, so it is embedded. I want to enhance it with photoshop, but I don`t know how to convert it to link.
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Can I extract shadows from a texture to make a transparent image (png)?

I have this image: And I would like to extract the dark parts (shadows) to make a transparency consisting of black pixels at different alpha channel values. Here is a crude example image of what I ...
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What Adobe CS5 program should be used to make A4 multi-page brochure?

I want to know what Adobe CS5 program to use to make A4 multi-page brochure? I have the full master suite so I wanted to know what is best to use for this?
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Looking to achieve frame effect with shadows at corners

Where can I find PSD file or tutorial to create the effect of frame with shadow (see red arrow in image)
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Can I merge multiple “overlay” layers into one with the same result?

I have a series of layers in a document, all "Overlay" blending with varying opacities. (The net effect is a subtle set of fake lighting.) I would like to merge the whole set of layers into a single ...
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Import vector shapes from photoshop to flash cs5

How can I Import vector shapes from photoshop to flash cs5. I have tried to export an .ai file, and Import it in flash but that doesn't work. Thanks for help.
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What software is best for GUI design?

I've used Photoshop extensively, but the fact of the matter is that it's a photo editing tool. It has some complicated effects built in, such as the drop shadow and inner and outer glows etc., but it ...
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How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?

The task I'm trying to achieve with Pixelmator is opening up a PSD and quickly (because I generally have to do it a lot) crop a piece of the image but also removing layers that I don't want in the ...
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Lower-cost alternative to Photoshop

Maybe once a month I need Photoshop. Since it is rare, the cost seems like a disproportionate amount of money to spend by my startup. I think the tasks I need to achieve when I'm converting a ...
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Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG?

When I try to open this image in PS (CS5) I get red rectangles around the parts of the image that are not transparent. If I copy the image and paste it in PS I get the contents of the image, as seen ...
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Converting bar code to CMYK “True Black”

I have .tiff. Part of the .tiff is a bar code. My printer is insisting the bar code be converted to 100%K - CMYK "pure black". (Their words) A couple obstacles: 1) The Bar Code has been scaled up. ...
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All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what

I'm having some trouble creating a PDF with Photoshop. The client wants the final file to be "a PDF at 300 dpi". I have an image (3300 x 2550 pixels @ 300 dpi) in Photoshop. (11" x 8.5" canvas) It ...
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How do I get this dark border effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make an inner shadow around a page in Photoshop CS2? How do I get this effect where the edge is darkened?
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Resetting skew/perspective/warp etc. on Smart Object

Is there a way to reset the skew or perspective effect applied to a smart object? Setting the warp setting in free transform from custom to none shows no effect. Otherwise I have to export 50 smart ...
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Photoshop CS5 - Change Color of Selecting/Highlighting Text

When you highlight/select a text it highlights it in Black. Can I change it from Black highlight to a different color?
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Can I get more info added to my Custom Output Settings in Photoshop (dimensions/color mode)?

When saving for the web, Photoshop lets you set some default Output Settings for the filename. Some of these options include the documents name, today's date, and the various slice names. I would like ...
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How to edit text in PSD without Photoshop?

I have received some psd files but need to modify the texts. But I do not have Photoshop. I have Gimp but could not managed to edit the text part. Is there a way to edit text of a PSD file without ...
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How to fix broken Photoshop displacement filter

My displacement filter is simply broken. I made the simplest possible grid for a test subject, and then a displacement filter which is solid 50% grey. This should, as a displacement map, do ...
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Checking through different fonts quickly

There's a trick I've seen other graphic designers do wehre they'll highlight a block of text, and then seemingly down-arrow through their whole list of fonts, seeing how it looks on that text block, ...
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Photoshop with Wacom Intuos4: can't draw on low part of canvas

After photoshop started and once it get focus, I can move stylus to low part of the screen. But if I switch to other app's windows, stylus can be moved to full screen. I found a similar case on ...
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Is there any shortcut key to open vertical and horizontal guide line in photoshop cs5

I am trying to create new horizontal and vertical guides in Photoshop CS5. 1) view -> New Guide -> Vertical (this is for vertical guide line); 2) view -> New Guide -> Horizontal (this is for ...