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Photoshop: X, Y, W, H

I'm addicted to using the X, Y, W, and H parameters in the upper right of the window in Illustrator . It makes precision layouts, resizes, and measurements trivially easy. I understand you can get ...
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Why do my rulers not line up sometimes?

Sometimes, in Photoshop, my rulers are off centre: In this case I have the Move Tool selected, I've just placed the image of the pin. It always seems to go away after a while, but I haven't worked ...
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How can I create a tile-able version of this background?

This question has 2 parts: How can I create the background of this image in Photoshop? How can I make it tile-able? By the way, are there any sites that show off tile-able backgrounds that have a ...
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Automate image creation with addition of number, that increases with each iteration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a batch job, numbering images (writing text on them) from 1 to 100 in Photoshop? I have an image and I'm adding number to it as a Type layer with some ...
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Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer

I am in UI design, and currently looking for jobs, and realized that photoshop skills, and being able to create your designs yourself was a big plus for potential jobs. I have some photoshop skills ...
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Resize smart objects keeping certain aspect ratio of only certain elements constant

I came across a very interesting psd file today. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56753740/tag-cloud.psd (original source http://www.premiumpixels.com/) The file contains a lot of tags with different widths ...
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Exporting groups of layers from a PSD to a single PNG file using Photoshop

What is the fastest way by which I can save a group of layers as a single .png file with empty spaces around the group of layers trimmed. I know I can run a script to export every single layer to a ...
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Any ideas on how to get this TV faded color effect?

I've been trying to get this effect in Photoshop. I thought about creating 3 semi-transparent layers with the same image and having the images slightly unaligned (to give that ghost or faded trace). ...
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Creating a circle following a pattern

I'm trying to come up with a new logo for my tireshop, and I'm trying to create a tire in Photoshop. I really like the outline of this one: How is a circle outline like this created? I know how to ...
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How to scale down to an exact pixel dimension?

I'm copying and pasting an Illustrator CS3 vector graphic into Photoshop CS3. I need it to be exactly 32px high, so I enter "32px" in the transform settings. To my chagrin, the final image comes ...
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Keep Smart Object's percent resize in Photoshop CS5

I've been used to resize Smart Objects in Photoshop CS2 without loose information on the original size of the object. In CS2 If I resize the object from 100% to 98% in width + height resize fields ...
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Issue with Calibri typeface in Photoshop CS4

I have a very instersting issue with Photoshop CS4 and the Calibri typeface that I was hoping somebody would be able to help with. Certain characters when typed next to each other produce an odd ...
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Is it possible to scale using nearest neighbour with the transform tool?

I have a selection I want to enlarge using nearest neighbour. I don't want to scale the whole image, just a selection. Is this possible?
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Trying to Export From Photoshop to Illustrator

I am currently trying to export a few layers from Photoshop to Illustrator. However whenever I try and export, I get a blank ai document. I've also tried creating paths from my text (this is just ...
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Can I connect multiple line segments to a single point using the pen tool in photoshop?

I'm using the pen tool in CS5 to draw shapes, and I'm getting more comfortable with it, but one thing I'd really like to be able to do is add to a path. For example, if I draw a circle, I'd like to ...
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Photoshop: Why does the Hand Tool icon flicker when choosing 'Add a layer style' from the Layers palette?

Does anyone else see this? Is there a reason why this happens or is it a bug? (Photoshop CS5.1 on OS X 10.7.2, not sure if this happens in previous Photoshop or OS X versions.) Steps to reproduce: ...
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how to do body painting in photoshop?

I have photo of a person and a texture. I'd like paint this body with this texture. How can I do it in photoshop? An example : ...
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How do I export a JPG with the same color profile as my Photoshop workspace?

I created a design for a webpage in Photoshop and got all the colors looking perfect. However, when I export it to a jpeg and view it outside of Photoshop the colors are completely different. If I ...
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Any way to use an Android tablet as a cheap touch-screen (display + pointer-input-device) for Photoshop?

Is there a way (a hack; a commercial app; etc...) which enables me to use any of the available <300$ tablets as a pen-input device to my PC? And specifically in Photoshop? Wacom's offerings are ...
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How to resize vector masks without changing the size-ratio of round corners of it?

Let's say that I have a vector mask of 200px-w 150px-h rectangle with 8 px curved corners. If I want to resize this to 100px-w 100px-h without changing the size-ratio of round corners, how do I do ...
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How to create coloured smoke effect for logo

I'd like to recreate the effect used in this picture. How can I do this in Photoshop?
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Is it possible to setup a PSD to 256 colours?

I know it's possible to export to 256 colours and to change colour mode to 256 colours, flattening the image. But I'd like to be able to setup the image to work only in 256 like you can set it up to ...
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lock path/selection/guides to pixel borders

I have been having a heck of a time with photoshop trying to export some layers which have transparent edges but need to line up (top, repeating-middle and bottom images for a faux rounded corner ...
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How to resize icon sets in Photoshop?

When looking online for icons to use on my websites, I often find very well designed free icon sets. However, often these icon sets are only available on a single size - for instance the icon set ...
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How to select colours that match each other?

Looking at the colours in this logo, it is clear that the colours match each other. How do I find an orange and purple that match the same colour scheme? I suppose the colour in the 'R' is yellow? ...
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Photoshop inner shadow affecting another layer's drop shadow

I applied drop shadow to a layer. Then I created a new layer and tried to apply an inner shadow to it. Turns out, that changing the angle on the new layer also effects the angle of the other layer' ...
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Why do fonts appear blurry in Photoshop?

I'm just getting used to Photoshop and I can't figure out why all my fonts look blurry.
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How to create this fading shadow effect in photoshop?

I would like to know how to create this shadow effect in photoshop. I know how to make shadow in photoshop but don't know how to make this fading shadow on the left and right side in the image.
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Icons are getting blurred in iPad and iPhone

All the icons i am designing for iPad & iPhone applications are looking good on my PC. But the same is looking blurred on any iPad or iPhone. Can any one please help/suggest something, is there ...
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How do I Export from Adobe Illustrator to Photoshop and Preserve Layers?

I am a web developer and I convert design elements from Photoshop to html. Sometimes I receive the designs in Illustrator. I like to export the Illustrator files to Photoshop so they are easier to ...
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How do I create realistic looking gold in Photoshop?

How do you make a realistic looking Gold in Photoshop? I have tried using Layer Styles and using Gradient Overlay > Metallic Styles > Gold but at best that looks just okay and many time not the best. ...
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Showing a collage of movie posters [closed]

I need to show a group of a dozen or so movie posters in an interesting way in one graphic using Photoshop CS5. I've rotated them and added drop shadows/borders to all. How do I add a cloud ...
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Photoshop a low-res image to make it appear higher-res

I want to enlarge an image to a bigger size. This will cause pixelation. So I want to apply some treatment to it in Photoshop that will suppress some of this pixelation. Of course I cannot generate ...
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Nesting Photoshop Smart Objects without losing the “link” between them?

I have created a text layer, converted it to a Smart Object, and duplicated the Smart Object twice. I then applied Stroke blending option to both copies and set their Fill to zero: At this point, ...
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Creating an arbitrarily styled text outline in Photoshop which updates if I change the text or font?

I'd like to create a 5px wide outline for some text in Photoshop, with one caveat: if I change the font of the original text, or the exact wording, the outline must change too. I'd like to style this ...
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What should I ask from a designer, a single PSD or multiple PSD files?

I hope its okay to ask this around here, was not sure where such a question would fit. I am not a Graphic Designer, but a mere programmer :) I do have basic knowledge of operating Photoshop (watched ...
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Photoshop CS5 - how to “normalize” colors in an image to reduce the noise?

New to photoshop so bear with me... I have a scanned image that, ideally, should be just three colors: red, black, and white. The original was a pen an ink drawing and the act of scanning added all ...
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Photoshop CS5 Polygon Tool smooth corners “too smooth”

I'm trying to create an 8-sided shape with the polygon tool. This is not a problem, but if I want smooth corners for my shape and I check the option "smooth corners" its too smooth - its basical a ...
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How to make a metallic gradient in photoshop

I have a line drawing of a brass instrument: and I'd like to give it a glossy brass-like texture. What tools could I use on Photoshop CS5? I tried filling it with gradients, and then adding a ...
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How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop?

I'm trying to get an image to look similar to this photo: I'd guess they took a picture of the monitor with a regular camera. But I'm more interested to know what effects / filters they used to get ...
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Reflection on a Clear Globe

Here is my problem. I have a clear Globe that is a Christmas ornament. It has a little abscrat nativity scene inside. All is good, my issue comes in when I attempt to add a reflection to the outside ...
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how to get that new JSFIDDLE/Twitter/Youtube effect in photoshop?

As all the big sites have been updating their style recently, I've noticed this effect on a few sites and I'm wondering how they do it. Its like this normal gradient effect, with this pattern, abbit ...
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Is it possible to have a 'live preview' in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Photoshop, how can I open up a view (in the same window) with another zoom level? I'm working on small 16x16px icons. I'm usually zoomed right in working pixel by ...
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How to not subtract overlapping shapes in Photoshop

When I create a shape that overlaps with itself, the part that overlaps is subtracted. How can I prevent this ? EDIT: Here are pics with step by step and full screenshots: Step1 - the path ...
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How do I match image brightness in Photoshop?

Say I have an image that had it's brightness adjusted. I also have a small portion of the original unmodified image like this: Is there a way in Photoshop CS5 to have the image's brightness ...
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How do I change RGB value without changing the Alpha channel?

I would like to know how can I change color of RGBA image when alpha channel will be unchanged for each pixel. If I use Paint Box Tool it will set alpha channel for all pixels to constant value. Look ...
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how to create a box which is engraved in photoshop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sunken look in photoshop? I saw this effect for input box in ''checkmycolours'' site, it seems really beautiful, but i don't know how to create engraved box. so if ...
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How do I get this font/dropshadow effect?

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Scaling shape including added effects in Photoshop?

I'm trying to scale a simple rectangular shape in Photoshop to 48x48px. I've added some effects to it (Stroke, Drop shadow etc.) but Photoshop doesn't include those when I'm scaling. So a shape scaled ...
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Which graphic tablets support tilt?

Have been googling my eyes out, besides marketing blabla I couldn't find good information at all... There are several graphic tablet producers: Wacom Aiptek Genius etc... Of course Wacom is the ...