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What is the proper name for this filter?

What is the proper name for this filter for photos that appeared in the opener of Netflix's Narcos? Any tips on how to recreate this filter either in an app or Photoshop. http://www.artofthetitle....
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How do I make this image in image effect?

I am trying to get the following done in photoshop. I have 2 images both on 2 different layers. I have one on top of it and I am using the brush tool to sort of merge it with the bottom layer like ...
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What preparations can be done to a photo to make it a little easier to then illustrate?

I'm working on a program that will require a lot of flat styled vectored images. I'm very comfortable with Photoshop but fall short in the artistic department. I've been practicing and am happy with ...
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How can I change this multi colored logo to a single white one?

I am having problems with changing the color to white or black of this certain logo because it isn't a simple fast pasted one. I can use Photoshop and Illustrator (prefer photoshop) Both of my ...
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Black and white image won't change colour

I scanned in an image which into Photoshop. It is black and white written text on a white background. I am able to select/colour range and grab all of the black elements into a new layer. However I ...
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Adobe Photoshop - Hide Layer In Navigator

Is it possible to hide a specific layer ONLY in Navigator window? I'm trying to make a line art from a sketch by tracing. I keep on hiding and showing the sketch layer to check the output. It seems ...
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Specs and DPI on board 10'Hx16'W [duplicate]

Just trying to see what the best specs would be for a board that is 10'Hx16'W or better yet what is the equation to finding out this when the size is different. It will be for printing and I don't ...
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How to use Photoshop to convert an image into 6 solid colors? [closed]

I'm attempting to make some simple rubiks cube art like this: I'd quite like to see what a source image is going to look like before buying a load of rubiks cubes and solving them for hours. Is ...
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Disable Image Size Preview in Photoshop CC

Is it possible to disable the Preview Image in Photoshop CC's Image Size function? For larger documents, the preview building is a memory hog and slows down my workflow. Hitting the cancel for the ...
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How to pass website design to web developer? [duplicate]

Is there a way to communicate with web designer not using the PhotoShop on both sides? It is too expensive. When hand writing annotations will be always incomplete, buggy and time-expensive. May be ...
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How do I create subtle background gradients like this?

This has been bugging me for ages. I want to recreate the shadows that are on the background of this image. Whenever I attempt to recreate something like this the shading ends up looking very amateur ...
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Reduce duration of video in photoshop multiple layers

I've created a simple video, which has many layers, in Photoshop. The video is basically just a fading out of each layer, one after the other, to create the animation. However, I'd like to reduce the ...
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How can I resize an image in Photoshop without losing quality?

I have made a logo in Photoshop which I want to use in a banner for a website. A small problem, however, is that I made the logo way too large (I figured that if I would make the logo large enough, I ...
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Decimal values for canvas size in Photoshop CC

I want to set up a document of width 847.5 pixels for my website project but Photoshop keeps rounding off the value to 848 saying it accepts only integer value. Any method by means of which I can set ...
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How do I lock only one layer axis when scaling a group in photoshop?

I've made an Apple based window with live shapes in a group. And I want to to be able to scale the window up without scaling the top bar vertically but scaling horizontally like the image in the ...
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What causes pixelation, blurred graphics on a web banner?

in the attached image, you can see pixlelation/distortion mainly on the red and blue text and red boxes. What causes this and how can I fix it? Thanks
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New layers in Photoshop CS5 automatically have fx

I started working on a design, with the first few layers using fx. Now every new layer I add has the same fx that the first two layers had. I want to add a simple, basic layer that has zero effects, ...
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Assign (not move) layer to group [duplicate]

We all know how tedious it can be when working with dozens of groups and layers. Is it possible to select a layer and assign it to a group, as opposed to dragging/moving it in a group? This would ...
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Adjust brush size scrubber in PS?

Is there a way to modify how the brush size scrubber works? Once you get into the larger brush sizes the scrubber makes huge exponential jumps in pixel size. Two thirds of the scrubber are taken up ...
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Photoshop font size smaller than it should be

I have a PSD at 72 dpi, for a web interface. The developers implemented everything based on the PSD, including font sizes, but font sizes were an issue. I'm having a hard time coming up with an ...
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use text layer to apply effects to lower layer [duplicate]

I use an effect where I take a text object then convert it to a selection then put that selection on a grass layer and then desaturate and ramp up the exposure to make it look like line marking paint ...
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Where is the palette knife located in photoshop cs6?

I'm following a tutorial here and i'm using photoshop cs6 but i can't seem to find the palette knife. Is there an alternative way of achieving thesame result in photoshop cs6.
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What is the purpose of rasterising type?

Why would I ever want to rasterise text? What is the purpose of this operation?
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Design mobile layouts using physical resolution or logical resolution?

First, some background: All smart phones these days have what is called a "Device Pixel Ratio". Essentially, it means that a web browser on a smart phone is going to interpret the screen resolution ...
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Quickly Select and Fill Base Colors

Here's an example video of the kind of selection/coloring I'm talking about Is there a way in Photoshop to quickly select areas in line art, as in the video, and then apply base colors? I've tried ...
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large jpegs become blurred when printing

I am saving large 8 x 12 inch picture to disk as jpeg, the file is 35 megabytes when opened in photoshop only 1.5 meg on disk when printing out picture and it prints blurred. It seems to loose quality ...
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batch/macro processing and optimizing jpeg quality with a filesize constraint (max 500kb)

We are using a macro that we then batch run to modify images. It works fine except for the element where we try and save the jpeg image in the best quality under 500 kb. This option used to exist ...
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Exporting AI file to PSD - why do my layers merge?

I'm trying to export an AI file, which has a ton of sublayers under one layer and some groups and stuff. I've tried exporting to PSD, following the guidelines I've found online (Write Layers and ...
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Exporting cropped PNG with Photoshop CC

I'm using the tool "Export As" with Photoshop CC to get an icon from a .psd file and save it into a .png file. It worked well so far with other things but this time the icon comes cropped. This is ...
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How do I grab a jpeg from a layer and open it in it

How do I grab a jpeg from a layer and open it in its own PSD document, so that I can crop and save how I want? In the attached image, I would like to have the jpeg in the highlighted layer (without ...
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Erasing all parts of a cinemagraph (animation) but the movement?

I've got a few cinemagraphs we shot for a client. As expected they want them high quality, I'm following this tutorial to achieve that. http://cssmojo.com/animated-gif-with-a-jpg-background/ What I'm ...
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Blending in an Ant Render with Newspaper Background [closed]

How do I make it look like the ant is actually on the newspaper?
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Photoshop makes PNG low quality

I just open a PNG image and save it again, but Photoshop make my image low quality. How can I solve this problem? Original pic : Saved pic:
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How to move up and down the layers panel in Photoshop using the keyboard on Scandinavian or German layout?

On a U.S. keyboard, you use the Option/Alt+[ or ] keys to move up and down layers. My problems is that the brackets on the Scandinavian keyboard are located on the 8 and 9 number keys and do not work ...
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Reproducing f.lux's warm colors

I'm an avid f.lux user and have been for a while. Whenever I'm working on a design, I do it during the day so the yellow tint doesn't ruin my color schemes at night thanks to f.lux. However, I have ...
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Is there a way to lock a layer/group at the top of the layer stack in Photoshop?

Been looking around, can't find anything on this. I would like it so that if I lock a layer at the top of the layer stack no other layers can be placed above it. Is this possible?
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Graphical differences between Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai

Me and my friend were discussing about Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop. About the lining systems. He claims that when you make a line using a drawing tablet, Paint Tool Sai calculates the path and draws ...
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Are there any tricks for changing the height to width ratio of an image without making it look compressed?

There are many times when I found the perfect picture for a slide show but after re-sizing it to the carousel desired height it is still too tall. Besides cropping, are there any tricks to shave off ...
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Vertex gradient in Photoshop?

Is there a way to set a color to each vertex of a polygon and have they blend to form a gradient between them? A great example of this would be the HSV triangle from Coolorus (first image on the ...
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Prevent Photoshop CC2015 from closing short brush strokes

How to prevent Photoshop CC2015 (Windows 10) from closing short brush strokes? See the gif below: In the case of smaller strokes photoshop closes the stroke atomatically. I am using a Wacom Intuos ...
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Adapting content in different artboards in Photoshop CC 2015

I am working as an Intern and in my company, they use these "Smart PSDs" which allow you to adapt designs to multiple artboards. For example, I put the client's content in the size of 1280X500 and it ...
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Range Problem when remove background or whitening in Photoshop?

I have one *.BMP Picture (110 MB in size) that has a background. I want to remove it's background (white background). for showing my works in Photoshop I convert my *.BMP because of large size to *....
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Smart object in Illustrator - Photoshop

Does anyone have an idea why when I try to edit an illustration made initially in AI, and placed in PS afterwards, the illustration isn't pixel perfect, so I double click it, it opens in AI, I snap ...
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Have a Design Concept — How to iterate it into multiple breakpoints for Developers?

I'm a designer at an agency that primarily does "PSD to HTML" web development. I know that some can argue it's not ideal, but within my agency this is how it works because most layouts need to be ...
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Erase back ground or change a shade of color to white in photoshop

I recently painted a card and scanned it into my computer. I want to be able to use it so I can print out more card with the design I hand created, but the background needs to be white or erased. Im ...
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Color selection tool can select colors of varying saturations, but brush does not paint the selected color

I am unable to paint using any colors that blend neutral colors with whatever other color is on the palette. I found the color selection tool can select neutral (unsaturated) colors, but the selection ...
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How to set a colour ratio in different sectors and manipulate it? [closed]

Please see picture 1: I am trying to make a colour scale in the picture for example the picture right now is red/orange colour in the background is 1:0 (orange background:white dots), and if the ...
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What do you call this kind of editing where you put color-filled layers on top?

I'm really interested in doing this kind of thing but I don't know what words to search: This is what someone did to a Clockwork Angel book cover. So the person who did this basically put layers on ...
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Is there a way to set transform units to pixels in Photoshop CS6?

I have a lot photos which I need to crop into 1080px wide x 1920px high. I've set up an action that first unlocks the layer, changes the canvas to 1080px x 1920px and the transforms the image with a ...
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JPG image colors change when opened on Illustrator/Photoshop

I have logo which format is .jpg. That's the only logo file that my client has provided me. Now, when I open this file on Illustrator or Photoshop, it suddenly change its colors. Here's what I mean; ...