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How do I partially break a clipping mask border?

I’m looking for a non-destructive way of allowing an image to be partially "clipped" by a clipping mask, like so: I view the above image as having three parts… a Person (top layer; being clipped) ...
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How to export quality animated gifs in photoshop

New to making animated gifs in photoshop (for loading designs). I know gifs aren't the highest quality format, but I've seen dribbble designs that look great, and they're gif format. But when I ...
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Align 2 layers in PS by similar “points”

I have two different photos from the same place. One is old from the 80's and the new one from the current time. What I'm trying to achieve is to fit the photos over each other. I'd like to align ...
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Photoshop CC (for retina display) fonts blurry when exported to jpg or pdf

I have a retina display mac, and I'm using Photoshop CC, which is really crisp when I'm working on a PSD file. But once I export the file to a PDF or a JPG, the image stays crisp but the fonts (not ...
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Make transparent rain layer to use as overlay

I have followed this tutorial to make a rain le link and it works ok with a picture in it, using that blend mode Screen, but I want to make that rain layer to not have black background, and have the ...
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How can I make skybox drawing easier in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CC to draw a skybox -that is, an image composed of six sub-images that seamlessly assemble into a cube, like this: As soon as I started drawing, I noticed that it is very ...
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Adobe photoshop - update shape color

It's possible to auto update the fill color of a shape ( rectangle ) when the selected color (foreground/background) changes ?
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Snap To keeps turning off automatically in Photoshop CC

I often need to use Photoshop's smart snapping capabilities, but I keep encountering a problem where, at seemingly random times, the snapping will disable and require me to manually enable it again by ...
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Auto-updating linked smart objects in files that were closed at the moment of the update

Photoshop CC 2014 introduces Linked Smart Object. While this is a very useful feature by itself, I would love to know if there's a way to set it so that whenever I open a file that contains a linked ...
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How to improve my workflow?

So I previously worked as freelance motiongraphics designer but it was almost impossible to get a full time position so I decided to look elsewhere within "design" circles. After a few months of try ...
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How to mask a layer with shapes in photoshop?

It is really hard to explain, but kind of easy to understand once you actually see what I mean. I want to design a specific shape, and to make a layered mask "folder" and be able to add shapes into ...
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Place several images with transparency (png) next to each other in Photoshop

I have 10 png images, each one is 48x48 (pixels). They all have a transparent background. I want to make a 480x48 sprite sheet, so I need to put each image side by side and that's where I'm having ...
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Why is Photoshop's pixel grid smaller than my actual pixels?

I'm trying to set up Photoshop cc 2014 for pixel art graphics, but I have this weird issue where my pixels don't align to the grid. I can't work out if it's my pencil which is creating pixels too ...
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Web Designer vs Visual identity creator

Is The main role of a web designer is to create a full visual identity to a company through his design ? ( to a company that don't have a visual identity )
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Get RGB/Web color values for Avery vinyl colors

I'm doing some basic web-design work pro-bono for a local charity, and I'm trying to match some colors that they use on the side of their vehicles. They use Avery vinyl in two colors and a 3m ...
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Modifying the iOS 7 “App Icon Template” (PSD) to apply rounded corners to images of any size

I am trying to use the "App Icon Template" with a smaller sized image than 1024x1024px in order to generate a rounded 120x120px iOS 7 icon image from my original squared 120x120px image. When I place ...
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How to separate paths in Photoshop?

Hello I am having problem separating paths and coloring each path with different color in Photoshop. Is it even possible to do that I picked Pen TOOL - path... Thank you for help.
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Method of filling several cells in a grid quickly in Photoshop [duplicate]

I am using Photoshop 7.0 and want to fill a grid with diffent colors After creating a grid with the pattern-tool (works fine), each cell has to be individually clicked and filled with the ...
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How to make a multiplied layer become “what you see is what you get”?

I have black lineart for a drawing multiplied over the drawing itself. Because I have little foresight, I had simply painted white wherever I wanted to "erase" the lineart -- since it was just going ...
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Web design what to use Photoshop or Illustrator?

What should i use to design photoshop or illustrator ? There's a correct software or its more a personal choise ?
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Please help how to enter size in feet for photoshop [duplicate]

i have to make a 41ft x 18-20ft Flex which resolution is the best for this size, sorry but i am a newbie to ps, please tell the resolution!!!!!!
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matching color tones and lights of 2 images with photoshop

I'll use cartoon or cartoon-like images in my site. In my some articles I'll have more than 1 images that is related to the content. After finding the suitable images I want these images to match by ...
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Exporting crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator

Both Photoshop(layer shapes) and Illustrator(vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it by ...
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How to apply Z-index to a layer in Photoshop?

I am new to Photoshop trying to design a web page and I was wondering is there any way to assign a "z-index" like feature from CSS to a layer to control overlapping between my images?
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Photoshop: knockout layer through parent groups

I know there are two options for knockouts: deep and shallow. However, I want something sort of in between. I'm creating a UI, so there are a lot of a elements/layers going on and I like to keep them ...
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How to prevent re-positioning of a Vector Smart Object after editing it?

When I update a shape in my Illustrator smart object, the object moves in my Photoshop document. This is very annoying; after every update I make in the design, I have to reposition the smart object ...
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Picture loses quality upon saving in photoshop

I am using adobe photoshop cs5, i am transforming my picture into black and white via "Calculations" and then i apply "Shadows and Highlights" filter. It actually looks very good in photoshop but it ...
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Why are PDFS in Indesign Document Not Printing?

So I've been designing a sales catalogue and have got artwork from a few different suppliers. They have supplied me with PSD files which I converted to PDF's to drop into the InDesign file which I am ...
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How to stop overlapping paths cutting fill colour out

I have the following issue whereby I wanted to draw a tree with overlapping paths (so I could edit individual branches in the future) but when I overlap the path, it cuts the fill out: How do you ...
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a simple question relate to colors on screen

I was wondering if the Pantone color on my photoshop does reflect the true pantone color when it print. I am currently working on rendering a packaging image that has pantone color. Other graphic ...
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When should we prefer rounded corner rectangle over square corner rectangle? [closed]

I always find myself in a dilemma about whether to choose rounded corners or square corners, for both applications UI & web design. As I read in a couple of articles choose one style of corners ...
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How can I recreate these gradients? in illustrator or Photoshop?

Hi all! I've been trying to recreate the gradients inside the two coloured shapes in this logo. I've tried using gradients, hand drawing them with brushes, inner glow and a whole bunch of other ...
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Making a carpet texture

Hello all the awesome designers out there, I would like to create a texture design like this carpet in the photo (see arrow) Any suggestions on how I could achieve creating that texture+color in ...
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Blurring problem on edges while wrapping image around sphere in Photoshop CC 3D

I am having issues wrapping this image around my sphere. When I wrap it the edges blur out and I need the whole sphere to be wrapped for my design.
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How to make scanned newspaper effect?

i don't know if this a right place to ask, but i see lots of questions regarding photoshop. So basically, i want to make my good quality photos look like photos scanned from old newspaper. Maybe ...
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Radial filters/distortion in photoshop

Is there a way to do this? I want to create radial lines outwards. A ripple filter creates circles within circles, but I would like lines coming out from the central point. A good example of what I ...
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Link corners (draw hypotenuse) of rectangle using pen tool

I can draw rectangle using pen tool. Is there any way to draw a hypotenuse while drawing rectangle without manually doing it using line tool?
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Saving each layer as a separate image photoshop with WITH Adjustments [duplicate]

So I'm trying to save a bunch of images that I've edited with added adjustments (exposure, colour lookup, level, brightness). I know the method for this is File >> Scripts >> Export layers to files ...
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How to preserve image quality when exporting psd file to jpeg?

my psd file is 9900px by 6600px and I want to export it to jpeg for a website. When I try to export it to jpeg with 72ppi and lower down pixel dimensions to about 1000px by 750px, the image comes out ...
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Noise issues resulting into heavy grains

I was working on an animated GIF image and found out some really heavy noise issues that results into heavy grains that is kind of like disturbing the motion sequence. The animated GIF image was all ...
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Even brightness in texture

I have a floor tile texture I want to use in my bathroom Sketchup/Unity model (Its a photo I've taken of the actual tile). I have tried these two tutorials and none of them reduces the uneven ...
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Font size while designing a web template in photoshop at size 1280px by 1000px

I am fairly new to designing and almost self taught, so please excuse me if my question is downright stupid. I have found that when I design a web page in photoshop, my font size is very small and ...
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How do i change the font of a specific layer in adobe photoshop?

I have a photoshop psd file, with a font. I want to replace the particular font of a particular layer with a different font. I have the different font downloaded and installed on my windows machine. ...
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About background's patterns [duplicate]

designers, I would like to ask You, where could I find patterns - backgrounds to download it it is possible for free - for businness cards, posters, logos, etc.? I mean, when I create some design and ...
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Shortcut to creating assets in Photoshop

Does anyone know a shortcut to select a layer in photoshop, open up a new file that automatically is the correct size, or even has the element in it without having to drag in a new document and then ...
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Approximate image with pixels from reference photo?

In order to color grade my image in same sense of a reference photo, I'd like to approximate my image with the pixel colors from the photo, but on different places. Is this possible?
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workflow illustrator photoshop

I have searched for an answer to this and found tidbits here: workflow for print publishing childrens book but it didn't answer my question fully. My question is how do you usually divide the work ...
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Unable to open open Adobe Illustrator file in Photoshop [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to open a large format (120 inch x 48 inch) Adobe Illustrator file in Adobe Photoshop with the actual size? Because when I try to open it, it takes a lot of time and when it ...
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Exporting .png files in different sizes and containing each file in a separate folder

I am wanting to know if there is a way that I can export 5 size versions of the same file as a png but I need each file to have the same name and contained in their own folders.. eg.. I have four ...
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How to transform depicted object's edges into a logotype

I'm new to graphic design. What I'm interested in is how do I capture the edges of say flower and transform them into a simple logo? How to do this in Gimp? How to do this in Photoshop?