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Working on Small Resolution Images in Photoshop ( icons ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resize icon sets in Photoshop? I want to get a solution for a question that has been in my mind for a long time. For the past 2 years, several times I was ...
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Photorealistic cloud in a specific shape

Say I wanted to create a photorealistic (or as near as possible) volumetric cloud in the shape of a space shuttle (or any complex object I guess), can anyone recommend a particular set of tools/method ...
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How to create this cracked leather texture effect in photoshop?

The Instagram logo pulls off this effect nicely to create a cracked brown-leather look. How can I create this texture? (regardless of the color) Instagram logo:
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Photoshop slicing (CS5)

I've created a bunch of layer slices. However I need a way of hiding the background layers to make the images based on the layers have a transparent background when saved. As i'm doing it now, I need ...
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Select 1px aliased border

When I choose Select > Modify > Border and select a 1px border - the border I get is anti-aliased, hence if I fill my selection a 3px border is affected. Is there a way to select a 1px aliased ...
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Paint on Photoshop Layer and Alpha Channel with the Brush at the same time?

I want to create a Image of a brush stroke with a perfect alpha channel, but using the tools in the Selection menu doesn't result in a too perfect result. Since it's also possible to paint in the ...
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How to make part of image transparent including all layers

I have an image with many layers. I want to define part of it as transparent. Is there a mask layer which makes all the layers under it transparent or something similar?
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Show Preview of .psd files in Windows 7's Explorer

I was wondering if there is a way to view a preview in the icon of the photoshop files in windows 7(simmilar to the preview of a jpeg file for example) instead of the photoshop file default blue icon. ...
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how do I fix this blur issue on my text logo in photoshop

I have a logo in PS but I'm having a small issue. I see this small blur at the bottom of my logo text which i cant seem to get rid of. Zoomed in: can you see that small blur at the bottom of ...
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Disable smoothing for layer styles

I would like to know how to disable smoothing for layer styles in Photoshop so that edges get jaggy. For example, I create a text layer and disable smoothing in the toolbar. Now, when I go to Layer ...
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How does one align images in a grid in Photoshop CS4?

I have a number of equality sized square images and would like to distribute them evenly in a grid on the same image. How does one do this using Photoshop CS4? I'm trying to create a sprite. The ...
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Why are spot channels not exported to video in photoshop?

This is one of those obscure questions, but I had built an animation in Photoshop and I'm using a spot channel. When I "export to video" it loses the color that I had specified: Here's my example:
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What's wrong with this PNG [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG? If I save this PNG file on my machine locally: And then open this file in Photoshop (CS5 12.0.4 x64 on Windows 7) it ...
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How do you achieve the margin:auto effect in Fireworks/Photoshop?

In Fireworks and for an image similar to this: what's the best way to horizontally distribute objects in their parent container so that they have equal margins? The same effect can be achieved with ...
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If I have a directory of JPEG's, how can I create one long stitched image?

I exported a Flash video (.flv) to jpeg sequence. All 450 frames are in a folder, and now I'd like to stitch them all together so the result is one super long image. For example, instead of 450 ...
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Photoshop: How far can I reduce something while maintaining legibility?

when designing iphone icons,but in general designing something that is bigger or smaller than my screen size, I have problems in understanding how far can I go with using smaller/larger fonts (and ...
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Transparent to black gradient?

I am trying to recreate the effect on the bottom of this photograph, where it reads "Back from the Darkness". I have the text figured out as far as transforming it to match the perspective. But it's ...
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Applying PS effect to AI layers

If I have more then only a layer in AI and I want to apply different PS effects to every layer, how can I do it? Do I need to copy/paste every layer to PS separately?
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How to generate a iBooks-like wood texture

http://i.stack.imgur.com/7ChgL.jpg Can I generate something similar using only Photoshop? Or should I be sourcing a wood texture and process that? Is there any standard advice on the processing of ...
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Achieve this effect

checkout this image: How can I achieve a round rectangle like that with a transparent cropped image at the center? I can't find a good way for EDIT
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Photoshop remove inner border from selection

I was wondering how could I achieve to have a unique selection from a "border".. Better: How could I switch from a "ring" shaped selection to a "circle" one??
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opening a pdf in photoshop and then saving removes margins

I wish to open a pdf in photoshop , remove some content and then resave it. When i do this the new pdf has trimmed margins. What is the best approach to keep the margins the save as the original ...
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Need advice on reducing icon size without loss in detail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resize icon sets in Photoshop? I'm redesigning the icon for my Android application. I designed it at 512x512 and then rescaled it to 96x96 and 32x32. However, it ...
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Make stroke path tips fading fading on both tips in Photoshop

how could i achieve to have a brush like the one in the picture with both tips fading? I checked in the brush window but I could only affect (alpha and size) the ending tip of the brush stroke..
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“Transparency Shapes Layer” checkbox in Blending Options

I am creating a photo filter program and trying to do some actions in Photoshop CS5 in order to repeat them in code. One action I stuck with is Vignette effect. This is typically gradient fill layer ...
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Where is layer mode like “Color Dodge.” in Photoshop CS 2?

I am new to Photoshop. I have searched a lot but didn't find any option like Color Dodge. So will you please help me for that? I want to make the Photo as Pencil Sketch: And for that I want that ...
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What workarounds exist for the lack of Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements 10?

Since Elements doesn't have the per-layer Blending Options feature, I'm wondering how other Elements users deal with this restriction. Edit: this question was originally posted on ...
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Formating Text added via Data Sets in Photoshop

I've been using Data Sets to fill alot of my graphics with Text. However I want the text to have different formatting styles (New Lines, Tabs, Bold and Italic to be specific) with certain words. For ...
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why duplicate layer and blend normal display different image than original?

As I assume, it should make no visual difference if duplicate a layer and then show both layer using normal? forgot to mention, both layers have opacity setting 100%
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PNG32 vs PNG24 vs PNG8

I thought there is only PNG8 and png32, but photoshop has option for PNG24, and fireworks has all 3 options. Which is better for web world? Also when I export PNG24 with alpha transparency in ...
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Create iOS Settings App Icon?

I've searched and searched, but I'm looking to find a tutorial on how to make the outside border of the Settings app icon in iOS. Or the whole icon, I like the effect.
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Image Blending Help in Photoshop

I'm somewhat new to Photoshop and Illustrator and am trying to figure out how to blend two images together. Here's the picture: It's basically a splash going into a soda background (I couldn't find a ...
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PDF artwork for large posters - filesize issues?

I am designing large posters for print...A2 size and bigger. I create my photoshop file as 594 x 420 mm, drag a jpeg image which 7.6MB onto the canvas, enlarge it to fit canvas, then drop a logo onto ...
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Using Photoshop - how do I make text “wrap” (break) around an image like in the images linked in this post?

Example 1: Example 2: Is there a simple and semi-automatic way to do this? I know I can do it manually, but there ought to be some way to make the text automatically break when it reaches some ...
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automatically resize type tool box - shortcut

I was some time without using photoshop regularly and i forgot this shortcut. How adapt the size of the type tool box to the dimension of the text ? Obviously this can be done with the mouse, but i ...
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How can I force a guide to snap pixels whilst being dragged?

When I drag my mouse through a ruler to create a new guide, I want this guide to move pixel by pixel so that when I leave it, it will have snapped to a side of a pixel instead of staying in the ...
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How can I create 2 small circles on the left and right hand side of another circle?

How can I create 2 small circles on the left and right hand side of another circle, equally spaced horizontally and vertically just like two ears on the side of a face? I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS3. ...
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How to ensure shapes in Photoshop only use complete pixels

When using Photoshop for designing pixel-based layouts (websites, apps etc.), is there a way to ensure that when you're using the shapes tool, or resizing a layer, it always snaps to a complete pixel? ...
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Game development graphic design: Bastion-style

I am developing a game and I am particularly interested in a Bastion-like mapping style. This is a good shot: I am unsure about how to achieve that. Currently I use both Photoshop and Illustrator. ...
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How to set different color to guides(Ai,Ps,Id,Fw)?

I've been working on this file with a lot of guides(in Illustrator) and at some Point I was wondering is there a way to give different color to guides ? Like the gutter guides to be black, the main ...
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How to convert raster in Illustrator to link?

I have rasterized an object in Illustrator, so it is embedded. I want to enhance it with photoshop, but I don`t know how to convert it to link.
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Can I extract shadows from a texture to make a transparent image (png)?

I have this image: And I would like to extract the dark parts (shadows) to make a transparency consisting of black pixels at different alpha channel values. Here is a crude example image of what I ...
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What Adobe CS5 program should be used to make A4 multi-page brochure?

I want to know what Adobe CS5 program to use to make A4 multi-page brochure? I have the full master suite so I wanted to know what is best to use for this?
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Looking to achieve frame effect with shadows at corners

Where can I find PSD file or tutorial to create the effect of frame with shadow (see red arrow in image)
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Can I merge multiple “overlay” layers into one with the same result?

I have a series of layers in a document, all "Overlay" blending with varying opacities. (The net effect is a subtle set of fake lighting.) I would like to merge the whole set of layers into a single ...
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Import vector shapes from photoshop to flash cs5

How can I Import vector shapes from photoshop to flash cs5. I have tried to export an .ai file, and Import it in flash but that doesn't work. Thanks for help.
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What software is best for GUI design?

I've used Photoshop extensively, but the fact of the matter is that it's a photo editing tool. It has some complicated effects built in, such as the drop shadow and inner and outer glows etc., but it ...
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How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?

The task I'm trying to achieve with Pixelmator is opening up a PSD and quickly (because I generally have to do it a lot) crop a piece of the image but also removing layers that I don't want in the ...
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Lower-cost alternative to Photoshop

Maybe once a month I need Photoshop. Since it is rare, the cost seems like a disproportionate amount of money to spend by my startup. I think the tasks I need to achieve when I'm converting a ...
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Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG?

When I try to open this image in PS (CS5) I get red rectangles around the parts of the image that are not transparent. If I copy the image and paste it in PS I get the contents of the image, as seen ...