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How can I view the entire layer in Photoshop, even if part of the layer has been dragged outside the edge of the canvas?

I have a large selection in a separate layer, which, when dragged to where I want it to sit, partly moves outside the canvas. I would like to be able to see the part outside the canvas instead of it ...
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How do I configure Photoshop to reference a central common object store?

In web design we often have a number of elements in a design that are the same across multiple pages and designs. Typically this might be the website navigation menu and some side bar elements. In ...
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Will 300 dpi (non-vector) result in blurry artwork for screen printing?

I created a .psd artwork on a t-shirt that has several "sponsor logos" on it sized at around 1x1inch each. I created the file at actual size with 300dpi. I then got an email back from the printer ...
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How can I create an action to increase my canvas size in Photoshop ONLY if the canvas is X?

For starters to be clear, I'm looking to manipulate canvas size. Not image size. I want to create an action to automatically increase the width and height of my canvas in Photoshop to a specific size ...
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What's the best way to make a curly brace used for grouping items together?

Many documents (especially older ones) use what looks like a curly brace { to join multiple elements together. Here's an example of this to illustrate programming code, and here's a thread about ...
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How can I easily create a shape with a specific pixel width and height in Photoshop?

So this may sound like an easy question, but it is not. In webdesign we often use rectangular or square shapes to represent backgrounds for sidebars etc. These need to be pixel perfect so that when ...
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Why does saving low quality JPGs as high quality in Photoshop increase their file size?

I have a low quality background image that is about 85kb. If I open the file in Photoshop and then save it at 100% quality, the file size increases to 640kb. This doesn't make sense, the image is ...
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Resources for learning Photoshop (CS5)?

I've been searching for some good resources for learning Photoshop from scratch. I'm someone without a formal design background, but I'm looking to become competent using Photoshop (not trying to be a ...
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Creating popular mobile app menu/action bar effect in photoshop

I see this line effect in a lot of mobile apps. It looks pretty nice. How can I recreate this effect in Photoshop?
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Should I use Illustrator or Photoshop for Collateral Design?

I am creating a web advertising rate card. Basically a brochure. It will be a PDF file. Should I do brochure designs or collateral designs using Illustrator and then import the non vector images from ...
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Photoshop groups not behaving correctly on mac

I use photoshop on a mac once a week at my college class and find that the group layers function does not work like on my PC. When I group up some layers I can move them all at once just fine, but ...
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Creating personal customized set of brushes

Actually there are two questions here. Creating personal customized new set of old brushes, where I want to put different brushes from different sets (like 2 from assorted, 2 from basic etc.) in ...
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Sunken look in photoshop?

Does anyone know to make a control look sunken into the back ground? Is it some sort of photoshop effect? I.e., in first button in this interface,
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How to remove/replace color on human skin and hair in Adobe Photoshop?

In Adobe Photoshop is it possible to completely remove color from a subjects skin and hair while maintaining the shadows and highlights, similar to the outcome of the image below - which I imagine was ...
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What's a fast way to split an icon pack delivered as a psd?

I have downloaded the Icon Sweets 2 icon pack and I cannot seem to fulfill the seemingly very easy task of exporting individual PNGs for each icon (contained in a separate layer). Using the built-in ...
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How to create a speckled/pixelated background?

How would I replicate this speckled/pixelated background effect? You might need to zoom in to see the effect fully.
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How can I create a large-size water cuastics texture for animation?

I'm really having a hard time trying to find SOMETHING on how to create a fairly decent water caustics effect for an animation. The only thing I've found is a program that generates textures for me ...
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How do I slice drop shadows in photoshop when there is another layer underneath?

I have a layout of a webpage and I would like to know how to save for web all the user selected slices. However, in some particular slices I would like to only slice from one or two layers, but keep ...
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How to fill color in this bottle using Photoshop?

I want to fill "ink" (color) into this empty ink bottle using Photoshop? Please let me know the steps. Thanks!
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Where to start with icon/graphic design?

I'm interested in learning graphic design. I'm able to draw using pen and paper, but have never really done it on a computer. I've looked for books on Photoshop, but all I could find were books that ...
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Photoshop - Relative layer position

I've been trying to create a menu with Photoshop CS5 and I've come to realise there's probably an easier way to go about it. I've made a few menus in the past but any tiny modification seems to take ...
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How can I remove background from an image of a transparent object?

I am having hard time removing background from this image. I tried using Magic Eraser and also Background eraser tool. Both of these do not work perfectly. The reason could be the fact that lower ...
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Where can I download a dodecahedron Photoshop template?

I want to add images to a template, print it out, and make an origami dodecahedron shape. Where can I download a dodecahedron Photoshop template?
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Change the color of a part of an image in photoshop

In the below image, the bottle neck 's color is green. How do I change the color of this to make it white using Photoshop?
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Triangle cut corners CS5 Photoshop

How do you effectively cut out triangles in Photoshop for a web design easily? Is the only way to use the polygonal lasso tool, which always gets me triangles of unequal sizes. I'm trying to achieve ...
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Make a design with just 1 hue in photoshop

How to make a monochrome display-like style in Photoshop? For example, like the following image: I am curious how to make part that is monochromatic and looks like a display.
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Elliptical radial gradient overlay in Photoshop CS5

I've found that you can change the aspect ratio of a radial gradient in Illustrator to create an elliptical gradient, how do you achieve the same effect in Photoshop please?
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How to put image reference above all windows when drawing in photoshop?

i am drawing in photoshow cs4 in windows7. i am using some image references from google but i have to switch windows to look at them and then back to photoshop. is there a way to put some image ...
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How to buy a used version of Photoshop

I would like to by a second-hand version of photoshop as I am not ready for the $700 investment yet. Is it possible? If it is, what is the process and were would be a safe place to buy a used ...
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Photoshop doesn't save composite previews

First: I have Photoshop CS3 running on Mac OS 10.7.2. (This also occurred in 10.6.8.) In Photoshop preferences, I have every preview-saving option enables in File Handling, yet Quick Looking a file ...
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Is pixelmator a viable alternative for photoshop?

I've always been a photoshop user, i know the ins and outs and know my way around all the tools i need for my webdesign work. But now i'm faced with a dilemma, for my new job i haven't got the budget ...
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How to have 2 layers with different directional drop shadows in photoshop?

I am wondering how to have 2 different directional dropshadows in the one file with photoshop. ie 2 different type layers - one has a dropshadow at 90 degrees, the other at -45 degrees. Currently it ...
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How to make a transparent image a non transparent one?

I am a newbie to Photoshop and I have a PSD file that contains a transparent button. Now I want to duplicate that button and move it to somewhere else. When I moved it I realized that the button is ...
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Why my Photoshop CS3 brushes options doesn't have the “diameter by pressure”?

The above image shows the lines without pressure and with pressure. I'm newbie, and looks like my photoshop CS3 don't have the "without pressure" option. Follows a printscreen of the brushes ...
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Photoshop - Is there a keyboard shortcut for creating a new frame?

In Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 / CS6, is there a keyboard shortcut to make a new frame using the animation window and timeline? I make a lot of gif animations and would like to reduce mouse movement for ...
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Inner shadow issue in Illustrator CS5

I gave a comp to my client that I did in Photoshop. I used an inner shadow but now have realized the in Illustrator CS5 I have no such "easy" filter. I have spent 2 days seaching the web, trying ...
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In Photoshop, how can I open up a view (in the same window) with another zoom level?

When drawing pixel art in Photoshop, I like to have the zoom level really high. Is there a way to also have a regular-level zoom (or perhaps an outer zoom) in another part of the window, so that I ...
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How to prevent black fringe from appearing after resizing in Photoshop?

I have a light gray graphic atop a darker gray background. I flattened this file with CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+E. Then I chose the crop tool and specified a smaller crop width. After the crop + automatic ...
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Large size banner design issue..help needed immediately? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What DPI should a large format artwork for print be done at? I want to design a large banner for computer shop and banner will be viewed from a far distance. I will be ...
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How do I apply anti-aliasing to the edges of a layer?

How do I apply anti-aliasing to the edges of a layer? I have a layer that has rough edges. I want to apply anti-aliasing to it so it blends well against the background. What is the best way to do ...
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Avoid cropping “transparent” areas when using logo

We have the following logo for a project at my school: (PDF: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13934366/M2/Grafiska/Logotyp/M2.pdf) Now, as you can see, it has a descending triangle to make it look like a ...
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Resize an image without quality loss

this is a newbie question. I'm not a designer but I would learn something. Look this image: Well, I would recreate this image (without the pattern background, it doesn't matter). The point is that ...
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Illustrator: export embedded picture to its original size

The title says it all. I have a document with embedded pictures at various resolutions (300dpi, 220dpi, ...) and I'd like to export them to their original size (in pixels). A simple copy-and-paste ...
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How to create instructions and arrows

What are the tools used to create the instructions and arrows in such images? Which one is the font?
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How to apply adjustment layer to layer with effects

I usually draw buttons using shape (filled layer and shape clipping mask) and couple of layer effects. I'd like to apply Hue adjustment to it to customize button color. The problem is when I select ...
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Does PS have editable styles like InDesign?

Does photoshop have a way to edit a style in the styles menu, and re-apply it across the whole document? InDesign handles this nicely, and saves a lot of time with indecisive clients. Basically I ...
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Using the Export Layers as Files (png) script results in multiple sized images

I have a psd that consists of around 50 layers and would like to export each layer into pngs. I have tried the Export Layers as Files script in PS CS5, selecting the PNG format. I need all exported ...
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How to create embossed text in Photoshop?

I am wanting to create text that looks like the following image:
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Is there a way to easily resize an image as a Ninepatch would resize in photoshop?

A ninepatch, for those unfamiliar, is described here. In a nutshell, you can take an image and put a few pixels on the outermost pixels to represent which areas should stretch and not stretch when ...
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How would I go about creating the below white-on-white effect in Photoshop?

I can't tell if I would need to start by creating a physical paper cutout or if I could do it completely in Photoshop. I am not sure how to approach this, so any suggestions of tutorials or Youtube ...