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How do you turn a Photoshop vector image into a Microsoft editable clip art/image?

So here's my problem: I made some vector images (e.g. figures of people, houses, apples, etc.—ones that you use for infographics). I made them for practicum but since my practicum is ending, I need ...
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eyedropper tool working incorrectly

By default when sampling colors in Photoshop with the eyedropper the color selected shows up as the foreground color, currently when i try sampling a color it sets it as the background color -how can ...
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How to draw different coloured waves in Photoshop?

I want to know how to draw waves like patterns in photoshop easily. I have attached an image of it so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about: Please anybody help me in this.
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How to Eliminate Gradient Banding in Photoshop [duplicate]

Anyone have any solution to eliminate banding when i use gradient in background as shown in the below image ![enter image description here][1]
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How to create a realistic sun lens flare using photoshop?

Using Photoshop, i'd like to create a realistic sun lens flare, like the one shown on this picture : What I have already tried : draw a white circle, then apply radial blur effect multiple times, ...
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Concept OS Mocking: Illustrator vs. Photoshop vs. Other

As a school project, I am graphically designing my own mobile OS. I already have hundreds of hand drawings of each aspect of the OSs design and I need to make the step to digital mockups. As the ...
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An action to export a Photoshop document with file name intact

Is there a way to export a document in Photoshop using an action that would preserve the file name? Example: I have a document called Home.psd. I'd like to run an action, and it would create a ...
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Photoshop Without Shortcuts

Is it possible (for pros & semi pros) to use Photoshop effectively without shortcuts? (PS newbies, as far as i know, don't use very many Shortcuts)
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Lock layer effects

How do I 'lock' layer effects? In that, when I rotate the layer, the fx rotates with it. Currently, when I rotate a layer, the fx I have applied (a gradient) doesn't rotate with the layer, resulting ...
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How to create a bubble wrapper effect for text

Please take a look at this image. It's the logo of the charity Childline. Source How can I achieve this bubble wrapper effect around text in photoshop?
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Photoshop CS6 displaying incorrect glyphs

So I've downloaded a google font known as 'Didact Gothic' from Google Fonts. It works perfectly when embedded in a website. However, Photoshop CS6 does something really odd to the 'w' glyph: The ...
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Specific-sized grids such as 49x49 in Photoshop for sprite generation?

I need to generate sprites where images must not intersect. How can I get a custom-sized grid in Photoshop?
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Setting brush transfer in photoshop

I want to set the brush to transfer, I tried more than 100 times but nothing. This image shows what I want: Is it because I don't have a tablet that this function doesn't want to work?
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Can I revert a transformation in Photoshop?

Let's say I have transformed an layer/element in Photoshop and I'm well past the point of being able to undo, or it would be highly inconvenient. Is there a way to revert the transformation back to ...
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Photoshop action to export png using filename pattern (@2x)

How do you create a Photoshop action to do the following: Save for Web, at full size, using the (PSD) filename with "@2x" appended (and .png) Save for Web, at 50% size, using the (PSD) filename (and ...
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Brochures font size

Hello This is may first question here. I was working with small projects. I have problem with the Brochures (Tri-fold). At the Back Cover the content are only programme 2 fold and raffle entry 1 fold ...
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How to fill shirt patterns into a shirt silhouette with realistic form “twist”?

I currently have xxx amount of patterns that I want to apply to a shirt silhouette. My challenge is that I naturally want to apply the pattern with realistic "twist" and form on arms, collar etc. So ...
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Common ground for image sizes when using Photoshop save to web

Recently, I was working on an image in Photoshop and wanted to save it for web usage. I wanted to know whether there is a good size to go with for the modern design standards when it comes to ...
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Resize multiple layers around their respective anchor points (PS CS6)

I have 50 or so layers (imported images as smart objects) that I would like to scale down, while they stay in place. Is there a way of doing this? I know After Effects has, is there a similar Scale ...
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Best dpi for printing a 48x18 inch at 200%?

I have an image in photoshop I want to print at 200%, and right now it's 48x18 inches, and the resolution is 72 dpi. I read somewhere that changing it to 600dpi would allow me to scale it by 200% at ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Where did 'preserve transparency' go?

I haven't been heavily using PhotoShop for a few years and now need to get some work done in CS6 and for the life of me, I can't find the setting for paintbrushes to 'preserve transparency' when ...
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Why does this “pattern” occur when i use the sharpen tool?

When oversharpening an image (w/o protecting detail) in Photoshop a distinct pattern emerges -is there a reason for this? does it maybe have to do with how the tool was coded?
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Transparency dithering issue when saving for web

I am trying to optimize the graphics for a webdesign, since I am not satisfied with the performance in terms of load-times. The logo is quite big and in PNG24 so I experimented to see how much I could ...
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Extract path from shape, and preferably merge it with another path from a shape

I have two different shapes, one that looks like a drop and one that is a square. The drop was made using the pen tool. Now, I want to merge these two shapes, combine their paths to create the ...
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When shrinking images, does it matter what percentage I use?

I frequently shrink down large images for online photo galleries. What I want to know is, when I tell photoshop, et al, to shrink my image to a certain size/percentage, will it retain better quality ...
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Photoshop: Slices of custom sizes

When I try to use slices, it won't me select custom sizes in both Hoz and Vert aspects. In the UI that asks for # of Slices or pixels, I can never set custom Horz / Vert pixels. If I pick 500 Horz and ...
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How to convert the ordinary image into effective image in photoshop

I want to convert the images by the following Images Conversion Method. How do i convert in photoshop cs6 Response Me.. From To
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How to place an ai file behind photoshop layer CS6 [closed]

I'm working with Photoshop and AI files, both of which are pretty new to me. When placing an AI file on my image, it creates a layer just as I would expect. However, the layer shows up in front of all ...
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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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How to make screenshots high resolution [duplicate]

I have multiple screenshots and it appears that when I put them into illustrator and click off the image it then becomes pixalated. Is there a possible way to make this clear. As I don't have the ...
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Unpixelated Screenshot images

I have some work to showcase: images which are screenshots of work which are online. However when arranging these screenshot images in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, they all appear to be ...
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How to slice a huge image into smaller ones with 'Save for Web'

I have a huge image (1024*256000) which I want to slice horizontally into 100 images of 1024*256. I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS6. I created the horizontal slices with the Slice tool and the Divide ...
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How to create a pattern or tiles from rotated elements

I have a geometric pattern – say, a cross: Which I want to repeat with some overlap and tile … easy: The blue square marks the 100×100 px unit tile. However, here comes the catch: I want to ...
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When zoomed-in in Photoshop how do you scroll to out of canvas?

Lets say I am zoomed in, 500%, and I want to go beyond the edge, right edge, and when I try to drag it using the hand tool it doesn't work and the scrollbar doesn't work.
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Photoshop Reducing File Size by Hiding Layers

I've recently learned that hiding Photoshop layers will reduce the file size. After searching around the Adobe forums I can't find anything stating this. There are only about half a dozen sites on ...
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Using Photoshop to create cartoonish wood trunk texture

I ended up to a website that had nice looking cartoonish tree: I'm looking a way to create something similar looking with Photoshop CS6. What do I need to do to achieve such a curvy texture?
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Is there a way to interactively rotate the canvas in Photoshop?

I'm aware of the "rotate canvas tool" in Photoshop CS 5 (which shares a spot in the tool menu with the "grabber hand tool"). What I'm wondering is if there's a way you can perform that function ...
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why does Photoshop give “image is too big ” error while slicing a tall psd?

I'm slicing a very tall psd now (1200 x 5000 px) and when I hit save for web and devices, photoshop says that the image is too big to save. I have ended up cropping the image but I'd really like to ...
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Adobe Photoshop XY coordinates export

I have tried to use amrok's script (given here). I'm trying to export the XY coordinates of corner points of a selection - ideally to a text file... Would you be able to help?
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How can I easily swap colors / swap channels in Photoshop?

Back before I could afford a Mac I used a PC (when Windows XP ruled the earth). At that time I couldn't afford Photoshop either. So I had a WinXP box with Irfanview installed - and I thought that was ...
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Rounded Polygons in Photoshop CS6

There used to be a way to do masking tricks to create rounded polygon corners in Photoshop, but I can't seem to find anything for accomplishing the same trick in Photoshop CS6. Does anyone out there ...
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Photoshop CS6 GIF not showing transition

Ive made a GIF image in Photoshop CS6. The gif is made up of three pictures that a fade animation. This works fine when i run the gif within photoshop (the actual program) but when i save for web ...
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How to determine what quality a JPG was saved as?

When saving JPG images with Pixelmator or Photoshop, I select a quality from the scale 1–100 that gives optimum file-size. Later on, I sometimes take these images and crop them a little more (not ...
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How to stack images in photoshop side by side in a grid? (Automation, Batching)

How to stack images in photoshop side by side in a grid? In a automated process? I'm going to have a grid of 3 x 7 (total 21) logos for a website? Alternatively I could make images seperately and ...
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Photoshop export layers to png but with specific background layer

I have a psd with ~400 Layers which contain semitransparent images and one layer with a solid color. I want to export those layers to png8 and want that layers to have that solid background. I can ...
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Rastering Vector Art: Photoshop vs Illustrator?

I have been working in illustrator CS5 making vector art. My main focus has been different iPhone game graphics (I make them in illustrator instead of photoshop so I can scale them for all the ...
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Photoshop: link layers vs group layers

I googled but found nothing satisfactory. What's their difference? What's the situation respectively to use one over the other?
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Photoshop - Make the fx appear on a clipping mask

I found myself many times in this situation and I finally decided to ask in a forum. Here's the deal. Let's say I have a red square shape and I make a new layer above it in which I apply a cloud ...
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Remove transparent when rotate 3D ps6

I have 3D image and this is several 3D layers merged in one. But when I try to rotate it layers become transparent What I should do if I want to remove this "transparent effect"?
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How to reproduce a “stamped type” effect in Photoshop?

I'm working on an illustration and want to have an effect such that the type looks imprinted into a textured leather background, as if it had been stamped in place. Examples: In the real world, ...