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Recreating bloated/blurred text in Tate Modern logo in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate the effect demonstrated on the logo for the Tate galleries in the UK with Photoshop. Here are some of the logo variants: Using quick masking I can emulate the gradient ...
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What is the best way to make text fit inside a circular shape?

I'd like to create something like this: (see design peg) Ideally, the text should be editable so that any letter combination can be used. I know I can do it quickly (and keep the text editable) by ...
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How can I use gradients to imitate depth for isometric mazes?

I would like to create a maze with gradients, but I don't know where to start. I can see that they are subtle gradients that shift, so I would like to start with some techniques that could help me ...
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How to filter a photo to pencil and paper sketch with stains?

I have tried a variety of different manipulations to achieve a old-style architectural render. Here is what I've tried, perhaps the workflow and quality can be improved. Desaturated image Adjusted ...
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Why does “Modify Border” bleed outside the selected edges? [duplicate]

I have a problem with my Photoshop fill feature. I created a selected area with a border of 2. Then I Edit → Fill... but it seems to bleed outside the lines with a faint colour. It's best I show the ...
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What is the easiest way to remove background from an image using Photoshop? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to remove background from below image? If you can show it with screenshots it would be great.
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Sprite Sheet Creation [duplicate]

I'm manually creating a sprite sheet using Photoshop and many of the graphic elements have drop shadows applied. Given that fact, it's tough at times to see where the drop shadows begin and end. I don'...
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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

I've created a design in Photoshop CS6, and used a large number of smarts object which made the workflow more easy (at least for me). Now I've finished working on the design, and I want to "unsmart" ...
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1 click undo on photoshop actions

Ive been using some Photoshop actions (not developed by me) to add a 'grunge' effect to some text (a .png), it works well but theres several levels of grunge, so i tend to try a couple out to see ...
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Creating series of horizontal lines in photoshop

I want to create this final output of image as in this answer, so first I need to create horizontal lines. I am very new to photoshop and a bit aware of Gimp. As I see every answer is in photoshop. ...
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Using Photoshop, what is the best technique to “undo” drop shadows from flattened images?

A note upfront: The background does not have to "survive" the process. It's the type (and visible style/design) I'm after. I have this situation: Using Photoshop, what is the best technique to "...
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Desktop/iPad/iPhone PSD frames for screenshots workflow?

In the past, I've googled iPhone user interface elements and downloaded the PSD. 2. I deleted all layers except the frame 3. I took screenshots of my various web projects 4. Change dimensions and ...
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Best workflow for editing massive posters/banners for print in Photoshop?

I have a very large poster that is 98" by 90" and I would like to know some good tips for making edits to the file I tried to make it a smart object and then decrease the image size, only to increase ...
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Remove white part of every color to make lighter parts more transparent

My problem is so general, and there are version-dependent plug-ins for the problem not working with my version. I also found workarounds that are not the correct solutions. I would to convert my ...
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Triangular Pixelation Technique in Photoshop

I want to be able to create the triangular pixelation effect depicted in the following image. I've been successful with the technique detailed here--and it's nice--but It is not quite the effect I ...
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How do you bypass having to manually save during Photoshop batch processing? [duplicate]

I have over 600 JPG images, and I need to apply the same action to all of them and then have them saved to a new folder. I tried batch, but after each image it brings up the JPG options dialog asking ...
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How do I covert Photoshop swatches to illustrator swatches in CS5? [duplicate]

I want to bring my Photoshop swatch library into Illustrator. I've tried saving swatches for exchange and then opening them in a New Swatch Library in Illustrator, but the colors become corrupted.
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Is there a simpler solution than Photoshop for web development?

During web development it's only really necessary to chop, crop, extract layers and save as PNGs, etc. A web developer will only use a tiny fraction of a tool like Photoshop. Photoshop as a tool for ...
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How to change multiple layers / frames duration at the same time in the Photoshop Video Timeline?

I can hold and drag each individual layer on timeline to increase its duration but it's such a pain. Is there a workaround to change (increase) all layers on timeline to have the same duration?
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Why am I unable to edit text in a PSD file?

I got a psd from one designer, I got the gotham font that he used but when I open the file to edit the logo and replace the current content with my own content nothing happens, another layer gets ...
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How do I select the layer beneath my cursor in Photoshop for Windows?

On the mac you simply pressed cmd and when you clicked, and Photoshop would select the layer beneath your cursor. However, pressing ctrl and clicking, or pressing Alt and clicking doesn't do the same ...
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Photoshop CS6 -> Export Layers To Files Subfolders

I hope that anybody of you could be able to solve my Problem. I'm using Photoshop CS6 and would like to get only the filename prefix I specify. If I try using the Export Layers to Files command, I ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Creating figure

I am not so familiar with Photoshop and would like to ask for help with something that is probably quite easy for many people, I have tried searching around without any exact help to what I want. ...
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How to create a white border around a layer?

I'd just like to create a simple white border around this picture, without shrinking it. I tried creating a new layer and expanding it beyond the borders of the original layer. At first, I was ...
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Editing photo dimensions in large batches

If I had the time, I would go through each and every photo to make sure that the dimensions and quality are pixel perfect. However, I'm in a time crunch, and need to make the couple hundred photos ...
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How to pan with the hand tool in Photoshop CS6 when the view is “Fit on screen”?

I would like to be able to pan an image while I'm seeing 100% of the image, but Photoshop doesn't allow me to do. Do you know any workarounds? I'm using Windows.
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How can I recreate a curlicue shape in Photoshop?

I want to use this element in a larger resolution poster: I tried using Photoshop's free transform, but I lost too much quality. How can I create this shape?
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How can I create a wood / topographical map texture in Photoshop or Illustrator?

This is a pattern I've seen used in multiple places and I've always loved it: This site also uses it as a background texture, as well as this one. It's sort of like a fingerprint/wood texture. I ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Animate / Keyframe Smart Filter

I've applied the 'Oil Paint' Smart Filter to a layer in Photoshop CS6. I'd like to animate the filter's 'Angular Direction' from 0 to 360 degrees but I the keyframes in the "Style" lane of the ...
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How do I trace an image and place it over a different background?

Warning: Total photoshop newb! I recently got a cool image of my fiancee and I holding hands and showing off her engagment ring. The backdrop is the beach: I tried to trace an image using a combo ...
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Is there software specialized in “puppet warp” animation?

Photoshop CS5 comes with a feature called Puppet Warp. I find it specially useful for a certain animation I'm making. Normally, I duplicate the layer, use puppet warp, done. Then duplicate again, and ...
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Photoshop Gradient Overlay requires a shape layer, not a regular layer?

Today I was following a tutorial using PS CS6 on the internet and it asked that a layer be added and Layer Style > Gradient Overlay be used, which would later become a background. I'm not a big ...
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Add a Sun lens flare from a photograph to a space scene

I am trying to make some sort of space scene in Photoshop. I want a light source in it; since the standard lens flare filter is a bit cliché, I decided to put in a photograph of the Sun I just made. I ...
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Change Website Screenshot to 3D Perspective

Using Photoshop I want to mimic what moz.com does with their product tour. I have a screen shot of my website and I want change the perspective to look like this: http://moz.com/products/tour What's ...
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Blending a drop shadow seamlessly

I need to apply shadow to an overarching border, however so far I've created the shadow with CSS, and since the overarching border is formed by two boxes, the shadow overlaps. My solution to this is ...
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How to write text from right-to-left in Central Asian Languages group fonts

Can anyone help me with this problem: I am having problem with Right-to-Left writing with the Old Turkic font. Turkish is written with extended Latin letters left-to-right but: Old Turkic is a ...
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Remove substracted paths from shape layers and combine into one shape layer

I'm creating a wi-fi icon in Photoshop, using three circles and subtracted paths. Now I need to remove the subtracted area and combine the three shape layers into one shape layer without rasterizing. ...
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What's the name for images like these?

I'm trying to figure out the name for, or a collection of, the kinds of images that "fade-into" a solid color. For example, twitter has this image: This allows them to add a background image that ...
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How can I move the view in Photoshop?

I zoom a lot and need to move the current viewport...is there a way to move it with mouse wheel click like in other programs? Currently I must go to the scrolling bars for adjusting X and Y view. ...
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What's the name of this distorted / dirty brush?

For example in these images, what are the 'dirty spots' brushes applied to them called? I am newbie in PS and trying to figure it out.
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Helvetica missing font in photoshop [closed]

I have frequently found that Helvetica appears as a missing font when I open a PS file, I have Helvetica on my system so is there a way to readdress the missing fonts of a PS file to another font? ...
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How to apply, blend or overlay a texture or pattern image to a layer in Photoshop?

I've got a grunge texture JPEG that I downloaded from Premium Pixels that looks like this: and a text layer on a black background. I want to blend or overlay the image file to create a worn-out, ...
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How do I achieve a long shadow effect with Photoshop? [duplicate]

I've seen this kind of divider all over the web, how do I make this with Photoshop?
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White edges on exported .pngs

How do I get rid of the white edges on this exported .pngs? I have tried many different options (changing 8 bit to 16 bit, save for web, interlaced) and nothing seems to work. I also attached an image ...
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Creating tiles from rotated elements

I have visited a page discussing the calculations required to rotate an image for tiling purposes. I am still very stuck. I've even tried using the automated tool inside the G'MIC plugin in GIMP. ...
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How to connect a curved line shape to other shapes using the Pen Tool

I'm trying to create a curved line with the pen tool, which I can do, but it automatically fills in the semicircle I'm trying to make. Sure, I can just set it to not fill, but when it comes times to ...
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Flash: default compression settings for imported PSDs

I've been working on some pixel art lately and whenever I import a PSD or bitmap into my library in Flash Professional it sets the compression option to JPEG. I want it to be PNG lossless and disable ...
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How can I fix screenshots with subpixel rendering?

When taking a screenshot of some text with subpixel rendering, the result is very ugly, especially in print. Obviously, the best way to avoid this is to deactivate that option before taking the ...
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Why is all my text uppercased in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use the text tool in Photoshop, but any text I type in any font (including base fonts such as Arial) is unconditionally uppercased. I tried to copy-paste a lowercase text, and it gets ...
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Can I have multiple slice layouts in Photoshop?

Can I have multiple slice layouts in Photoshop? I want to have multiple slice layouts and switch between them. Is it possible in Photoshop?