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White border around picture after saving in Photoshop

I'm making a logo in PS which is gonna go on a website. It is supposed to be just the logo and the main background of the webpage. But when I either save in .png or .gif format I get a small white ...
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What do you call this image effect and how is it achieved?

I've been trying to describe this effect on google and got no useful results. Seems like its a mix between a tint via the overlay and the offset? Here is another example, but the effect seems less ...
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How to create a transparant overlay effect?

After several Google searches and searching the forum, I'm looking for simple, lightweight and easy way to create a clear glass overlay. I've attached an image that shows the clarity. It's easy to do ...
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Where's the 'similar layers' functions in Photoshop CC?

In previous versions it used to be under Select > Similar layers but I can't find it anymore.
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Trouble with the pen tool

I am having trouble with the pen tool. It was working just fine until it didn't want to fill the path. I don't know what I did to have this kind of problem. I'm currently using Photoshop CS6 and I ...
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How can you convert a black and white image into color using Photoshop?

Is there a better way in Photoshop to convert a black & white image into color other than just selecting the area and fill with color?
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Drop white shadow in Photoshop CC

How do I create a white drop shadow in Photoshop? The shadow disappears when I change the colour to #ffffff. Steps I have tried to produce a drop shadow: Assuming you have two layers (as shown in ...
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Cannot locate the panel for adjust the 'jitter' [closed]

I seem to have lost the ability to adjust the size jitter - I keep getting just the size/hardness view.
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How to not let drop shadows darken each other out

I'm looking for a technique to avoid drop shadows on individual elements darkening each other out (multiplying the effect of the drop shadow). This is an image showing the undesired effect I'm ...
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How to straighten image along the path?

I've merged some pictures into panorama and it looks like a rainbow. See my below picture: I wonder if there is a photoshop tool which allows me to draw/indicate a curved path and then have the ...
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How to remove a green/blue screen background using Photoshop CS5?

Using Photoshop CS5, i'm trying to fully remove background of a picture being shot behind a blue screen. To do this, i am using Color Range method (from Menu > Selection). It works ok for most ...
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Is it possible expand stroke in Photoshop or make stroke resize along the shape?

When I resize a shape in Photoshop cs6, its stroke's width remains the same size as it was in its original width. It could be desirable depending on a situation but most of the time it's not. In fact, ...
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How to move shape's stroke gradient with mouse

In PS Cs6, there is option to give stroke gradient and it can be aligned with layer however i can't find a way to move it any other way. I want to, let's say drag gradient.
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Exporting image (png, jpeg) from Photoshop to Acrobat PDF - bad quality

I have a portfolio design in Photoshop, and I when I save that as an image file format, it gets compressed and low quality if I try to import it in Acrobat. I just want to export from PSD as an ...
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What are the “sideways triangle patterns” called?

So I've seen this pattern in the background and banners of websites, but I don't know what it's called. I want to see more examples, and learn how to do it myself (Using CS2). This website has a ...
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Can one create a Photoshop or Illustrator script that can see what functions & commands a user is executing? [closed]

I would like to make a Photoshop and Illustrator plugin that can tell what commands and functions a user is executing and then store that information in a database or file. Is this possible in the ...
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How can I fix jagged curved with Photoshop's Gradient Overlay?

I am trying to create an image and added a Gradient Overlay style as seen below. I ended up with the following image (A part of image). Looking at the area circled in black, you can see a jagged ...
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What does “Volt = 71R , Black = OOA” mean in terms of color?

I am currently working on images that have a neon color. The client has given me this color information : Volt = 71R , Black = OOA Can anyone please explain what this information means? Thankyou ...
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How can I render Thai strings in Photoshop?

Can anyone tell me how I can use Thai strings on Mac OSX in Photoshop? More than 45 different languages, including all the Asian languages, seem to render just fine. I can also render Thai in other ...
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How to create a pie chart like structure in CS3? [closed]

I'm designing a web template in Photoshop and I need to create a style which looks like a pie with cut pieces. How could I create it using Photoshop CS3 tools? Or it can only created in Illustrator? ...
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How to convert paths into shape in photoshop cs6

I drew paths thinking i was drawing a shape but later realized it is only a path. Now i could create a temporary shape like a box and paste this in and delete the box path. But just as there is a ...
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How to export full size smart object, but maintain layer properties

I am a developer not a designer, thus am not particularly familiar with photoshop, and may subsequently get some of my terms incorrect. I have a PSD that contains several layers outlining the design ...
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Photoshop CS5 using Polygon Tool for making star size not adjustable

I'm trying to create an 6-sided star shape with the polygon tool.selecting star in Polygon Options, This is not a problem, but if I want fixed radius there is a option for giving values for radius...i ...
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How to invert pixels with alpha values?

I am working in Photoshop. I have a black icon on a transparent background that I would like to "invert"--I would like to make the transparent areas white, and the black areas transparent. By ...
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Avoiding resolution problems with collages

I am trying to create my first medium-sized poster in Photoshop, to print at 300ppi on A3. I need to bring together a collage of small files but I am worried that I will inadvertently expand one of ...
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Need help in psd to html…several problems [closed]

Problem 1. Sizes is there an easy way to know sizes of all element i wish to know of. What i do is select, click to edit than the size appears in info panel, memorize it. Problem 2. Extracting is ...
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Logo Degrading Old IE and Safari Windows - Advice Needed

cambrianvacation.co.uk/safeside The Safeside logo is saved as PNG-24 in Photoshop CS6, but there is some degradation in old versions of IE and Safari / Windows. The size of the image in Photoshop is ...
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How to draw icebergs like the following image?

I want to draw some icebergs in Gimp or Photoshop. In Gimp I tried Path Tool, and then I tried to fill in the colors with Bucket Fill, but this gave me a very bad result. So my question is if anyone ...
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Photoshop Drag Deselect?

Is there an easy way to drag deselect layers using auto-select? I often use drag select to select layers, but often this ends up select other layers that happen to partially overlap. I'd like to be ...
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How do I achieve this smoky shadow effect in Photoshop?

How do I get the following shadow effect pls? In my image, I tried to add shadows and increased the size of the shadows. No avail. :( I want to get the shadow/smoky effect that is present in the ...
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How can I superimpose a graphic over a dark t-shirt?

I want put my site logo over a t-shirt. I've successfully done so with a white t-shirt by following this video tutorial. With a black shirt, I have a problem with the multiply blend mode. Here is a ...
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What can I use to facilitate drawing in a “cartoon” style?

Is there a Photoshop or Illustrator action or a set of brushes that can help me achieve this image style and feeling in my drawings / photos?
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I want to cut the top of the rectangles at an angle using illustrator

Here's my original logo image: I want to create a diagonal cut effect as in the following : What I'm currently doing is the following : I'm making the illusion that the image is cut but using ...
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Stroking Merged shapes not working as expected

I have a simple question. I was reading this tutorial. And I couldn't get the effect as expected. After some experiments I found that when I merge two shapes and apply stroke only its outline gets a ...
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Photoshop Vectors turned into raster images automatically

Sorry if this has been done before. I just got Creative Cloud, have worked on older versions of Photoshop before. Every time I try to do anything vector based in Ps CC, be it Text, Pen Tool or ...
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Turn all colors brightness to 50

I need to edit a picture and convert all single pixels mantaining hue and saturation but changing brightness to 50. Is there anyone who knows how to achieve this result on Photoshop or with any other ...
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reducing layer stroke opacity in photoshop makes behind disappear

when applying inner stroke from layer style panel if you reduce stroke opacity it instead of revealing the layer its on as it becomes transparent it actually hides the layer. What can i do to not hide ...
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How to correct scanned colors in Photoshop?

I have scanned a pen and ink drawing and I'm trying get rid of the variations in ink color. The black ink appears as black and different shades of grey, the blue as different shades of blue etc. How ...
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How can I find the coordinates of a pixel in Photoshop CS4?

Lets say i create a new document of 800px x 800px and I take the cursor on a particular point in the document. How would I know which pixel this cursor is at this moment?
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Align edges: How to choose which element aligns and which one stays?

Situation: I have two or more objects, I want to align one to the other (say top border). Problem: Sometimes the align feature aligns the "wrong" object, that is to say, I want it to align object B ...
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Applying color to multiple objects in Photoshop CC [duplicate]

I have multiple objects that I would like to all have the same color. That way, when I change the color of the 'master' object, all the rest would also change. I am sure this is straightforward, but ...
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How to create shadow in Photoshop? [duplicate]

How to create a shadow like this one? Can anybody help me creating a shadow like shown under menu of the image? I'm using Photoshop and is aware of tools but don't know the technique to make it? ...
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How can I create wood text effect in Photoshop?

How can I create a wood text effect such as this logo using Photoshop CS6?
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How do you apply a clipping mask to multiple layers in Photoshop?

I have 20 multiple images in different layers withon a Photoshop file. I want to apply one clipping mask for all the layers. I grouped all layers and tried but the clipping mask option is disabled. ...
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How to create Circles of different sizes in Photoshop

I am a newbie to Designing. I have followed this tutorial, but I want to modify the output, I don't want so many circles. I want less number of circles placed randomly and also the sizes should be ...
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Can I have the equivalent of a Ps 'smart object' in Ai which I can keep updating in Ps?

I've scanned in some maps, and I'm regularly adding little touches here and there to each map in Photoshop. Each map has a few Ps layers and is not vector. For all the annotations, I'm using ...
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How to create an action to copy a text layer across documents?

In PS CS6, I am trying to create an action to copy a text layer from one document to another document to sit in the same location. Document size are same each other. I couldn't find a way how to ...
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Emailers- When slicing how to avoid shift in slices on emailer [closed]

When we slice an image in Photoshop for an emailer and save out as slices with links how do you avoid a shift in the slices on the emailer once it has sent. For example; I want to create links to ...
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Pixelated outline circle

I have no photoshop experience i am a developer i am trying to create a outline of a circle but it always looks pixelatted. I have attached my attempt. Can someone please help or point my to a ...
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How to create shapes with transparent areas inside in Photoshop

I have a shape layer that is a circle, and I want to add a shape layer to the center of it, but for that shape to be transparent and you can see through both layers. How can I do this?