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What is the difference between using transformation vs path tools for selection?

What is the best way to enlarge or shrink a shape drawn using the shape tool; By pressing CTRL T and resizing OR By using the direct path selection tool and dragging selected anchor points? Is ...
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How to use Subversions for Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

I found the tool Timeline from Pixel Novel, but I wondered if I could use any subversions app to manage my design files. I'm not sure to understand everything about Subversions yet, and I did not ...
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Removing background from .GIF image

Original Image: My try: This is the image. I tried using Polygonal Lasso Tool, but the edges doesn't appear to be OK. Is there more precise way to remove the background and leave the letters ...
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How do I copy a layer with a vector mask in Photoshop

I need to copy an icon from a design that has a vector mask in photoshop. How can I do it so I get the icon to paste exactly as I see it in the design, so it can (for example) be added to a css image ...
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How do I copy a layer with its applied effects?

How do I copy a layer in Photoshop in the traditional method of selecting an area and CtrlC while maintaining the layer and it's applied effects? I don't want to drag and drop the layer; I prefer the ...
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How to create a template for a wooden photo FRAME to support different types of patterns and styles in PS?

To explain it further How can I create a skeleton or a mould of a photo-frame which would receive a small image of the frame style/pattern as input and convert it into a full rectangular frame with a ...
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Reset Photoshop CS6 layer style non-default defaults

Anyone have an idea how can the defaults of the "Reset to Default" button be reset, after being set with the "Make Default" button without reverting all the other photoshop settings. I would be very ...
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How can I give a layer a shadow that will provide depth?

I am trying to create a design like the following image: I tried to replicate this by creating another layer and changing the blending options (adding a drop shadow) for it. This is the image I ...
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How do you save an Animated GIF file using Photoshop?

I am making a .gif file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 Dithered > GIF > Save. After saving the .gif ...
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Invert Colors of an and get a specific color scheme

If you invert the colors of a photo you make them the colours of their exact opposite and it usually creates this really nice effect. For example, in this tutorial, an image with browns and greens ...
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How to save a 32 bit png with alpha channel (transparency) in Photoshop?

I want to use an image as an application launcher icon for my android application. The android guidelines specify an image for the launcher icon must be a 32 bit PNG image. Please explain the steps ...
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Little grey squares in photoshop

This might be a question with a stupidly easy answer: I have been casually using all of the adobe products for awhile. Although I have used Illustrator and InDesign the most, I occasionally use ...
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How do I avoid selection box shrinkage when working with transparent layers?

TLDR: When I use the marquee tool to select a box around layer and then move it with the move tool, the selection box shrinks to surround the populated region of the layer. Is there a way to keep the ...
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How to Create Rounded Corner Hexagon in photoshop using polygon tool?

How to Create Rounded Corner Hexagon in photoshop using polygon tool ?
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How can I achieve a ribbed pipe/tube effect in Photoshop or Illustrator?

I'm looking to create a tube with an effect like the following - the cylindrical segments which come together to make a pipe. I was wondering how this might be achieved; You could layer ellipsis with ...
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Trim image by color

I have an image: I need this image for a webpage background. As you see, it has lots of useless pixels around the blurred element which could be replaced with CSS. The image given to me is JPG, I ...
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How to make a graphic with long shadow?

I want to make a long shadow just like in this image. I can create this shadow with shapes and by deleting the unwanted shadows after rasterizing the layer. But it's not very reusable. I can't resize ...
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How can I give a uniform feel to a gallery of pictures?

I'm designing a page with a lot of beautiful pictures of different places. I'm wondering how I can use some sort of filter on the pictures or how to format the container to give the page a consistent ...
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Resizing images in Photoshop - Paint style [duplicate]

Microsoft Paint is the worst image editing tool I could ever imagine of, but it has one good thing that still makes me use it over Photoshop: When I enlarge a small, pixelated 16x16 image, it doesn't ...
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How can I easily produce “Balsamiq style” wireframe mockups in Photoshop?

What is the easiest way without vector? I would like to generate something very similar to the image below for CSS development, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the easiest way to turn shape ...
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How can I set the displayed increments of the ruler units in Photoshop?

I was following a tutorial related to the construction of a web template using Photoshop. I have found this image that shows the use of the guides: I have no problem placing a guide into my canvas, ...
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Photoshop rasterize layer style

I have a very simple psd file with 2 layers. The top layer has a layer style: This is how it looks: But when I try to rasterize the rounded rectangle layer, it turn it into this: It's missing ...
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How to convert solid color to transparency?

I have a simple black and white image. I want to remove the white background and make it transparent. There are some intricate parts so the magic wand tool won't work for me in this case. Is there a ...
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sharpen small Icons

I am new to design and I am creating a document in InDesign. I am using 16X16 icons for headings, but when I export this document to PDF format, the icons look blurred (see image). I've tried to ...
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Logo distribution - without color profiles?

The company I work for recently started a partnership program. Part of the program includes us sending out our logo to our partners which they will include in their websites, signs and printed ...
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What sort of structure does the slice tool generate when exported as HTML?

When I used the slice tool on each part and export as HTML, does it generate a skeletal HTML code where it consists of frame layouts? I would like to know for both Photoshop CS4 and GIMP.
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Combining angled shapes in Photoshop CS6 causes antialiasing on all

When I combine two shapes where at least one has a non-right angle or curve, both shapes become anti-aliased. This appears to be some new to CS6. Are there any ways to get around this? The photo ...
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How can I fix jagged iOS buttons created in Photoshop

I'm creating buttons for my app specifically for the iPhone 4S and the iPhone5. For some reason, any objects that are circular in nature appear jagged on the phones. For example, a location marker ...
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Inverse Transparency of a PNG

I'm writing a little javascript application in which users need to be able to choose an image from an "image library" and then choose the color of said image. There will be a massive number of images ...
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Photoshop: How to merge two anchor points

I have two shapes and I want to merge the anchor points as seen in the image. Is there any way?
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Making a Layer Black & White in Photoshop CS6

I have a layer containing an icon in color. My goal is to have the same icon in black and white as well (i.e., both the color and the black & white version in a single image). When I select the ...
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Can I use a derivative work of an editorial image for commercial purpose? [duplicate]

I want to use an editorial (image which cannot be used for commercial purpose) image which contains a celebrity and crest of the sports team. I've use Photoshop filters to create a water-paint effect ...
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Using text and numbers in a vector image using Photoshop?

I'm not here to debate if which program is better, I have only one, since Inkscape no longer works on OS X without some tweaking. I am using Photoshop. I have a vector image I have been working on, ...
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Photoshop CS6: Using text to cut through a white block to reveal pic?

I'd like to cut through a white layer with text to reveal a pic underneath, in effect filling the text with the pic but still be able to preserve full text editing i.e. not rasterise? So far I have ...
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Smart Object itself is not resized when resizing an entire image

I have an image of size 100px x 100px and a bunch of smart objects of size 10px x 10px in it. When I resize the image using Image > Image Size by 200% - all my vector objects and smart objects are ...
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How to make copied text appear in the correct order?

I have a PDF document with text created from a Photoshop file. Problem: When I do "select all text" in Acrobat and then copy-paste it into a text editor the text is pasted out of order. This is ...
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Embedding an image in an image so that it becomes invisible when resized

I'm trying to do something a little like steganography - that is, I want to embed an image in an image so that when it's reduced to 50% size, the embedded image disappears and it becomes a plain color....
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Why are my psd files shrinking when I open them in Illustrator?

I'm trying to open my .psd files in Adobe Illustrator, but it's turning them into really small files. It's probably something to do with the advance settings, but I cant seem to find it.
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How can I make a the lighter colors of a greyscale image transparent?

I would like to achieve in Photoshop this type of transparency effect (higher transparency values on the brighter areas of the image): How can I do this?
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Clipping a photo to a rounded gradient background

I have a photo I removed the background from, leaving only the human models - 3 people sitting in front of a computer. I need the new background to be gradient filled and the left bottom corner of the ...
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Remove blue lines in Photoshop

I have seen a lot of very different tutorials about how to remove blue lines from a scanned drawing. So I ask myself what is the best way in term of simplicity and quality to do this in Photoshop (CS3 ...
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Photoshop Pencil Tool Won't Draw

I've been struggling with this for some time now. The tool is set to pencil tool. The color is set to black. The layer is at the top of the layer stack. But still it won't draw a simple line. ...
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Why am I unable to move pixels after they have been selected?

I've selected the below area in my image. I then switch to the move tool, but when I drag around the selection, the pixels that it had encompassed do not move with it. Would be great to know what I'm ...
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How do continue a pattern or style if it is in bitmap form?

I have downloaded some psd templates that I must edit. In this case, I am attempting to continue the red bar across the black area that currently divides it. It is in bitmap form, however (no layer ...
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How to delete text from gradient Photoshop

I have a gradient, somewhat glossy one which I cannot just repeat. There is some text on it. Is there any tool in PS to remove this text?
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With Photoshop CS5, how do you retain original size of an image dropped as a file into an open document?

If I'm working on a document in Photoshop and I want to drop in an image by dragging the file from Windows explorer into the open Photoshop document, I can do that. It inserts the dropped image in a ...
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Photoshop plugin to export visual hints on spacing, margins, width & height

Is it possible to produce such design hints (on elements padding, spacing, width, height) automatically in photoshop? Is there any plugin that can potentially do this?
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How to create a non-destructive and reusable blurred/frosted glass effect?

How can I create a generic blurred background that can be used on multiple images similar to the example below? I need a white frosted glass looking png that I can set use to layer over regular ...
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Make image high contrast - 2 tone black and white

Ive got a bunch of logos i want to display on a 'press' page, the logos all have different color schemes, which clash so i want to make all the logos black and white, no greyscale, just 2 colours, ...
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How can I duplicate smart objects and make them separate in Photoshop CS6?

In Photoshop I can copy and paste Illustrator paths as a smart object, and then double click this smart object to edit it in Illustrator. When I duplicate this smart object (say to change the colour ...