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How can I create realistic business card mockups?

I'm trying to produce the effect in the below image: I'd preferably like to do this with Photoshop or Illustrator. How can this be accomplished?
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Can I open a psd file with Sumopaint?

Sumopaint is an online photoshop like web-based utility, I am trying to open a psd file with the free online version but it does not open. Can we open a psd file with Sumopaint, if yes how?
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How to add a color gradient to a picture

I felt in love with the way this graphic designer, called Mariusz, has edited this picture. It would be fun to produce something like this for myself. Anyone has some ideas on how to create such a ...
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How do I change all instances of a color to another in photoshop?

I am have created an image that has elements in it from another image that I didn't have a psd for. The elements in question are black(#000000). How exactly can I change all of these elements to a ...
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What are good alternatives to adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)?

Is there any professional software (for Mac) that I can use to replace some of the adobe software like InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator? I don’t mean one that replaces all, but the equivalent of ...
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What techniques are there to create a geometric diamond pattern in Photoshop?

I cannot figure out how to go about making a pattern similar to this one: I know it must be relatively simple but I cannot wrap my mind around creating a consistent repeating pattern. thanks!
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Is there a way to set up text tabs in Photoshop?

I have versions CS4 through CS6. I have a nice numbered list and I'd like to align things. Is there any way to set up tabs rather than letterspacing or splitting the text into separate layers? (I ...
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Trying to edit a smart object by using my own image, but it shows up massive and I can't scale it down [closed]

I'm using this template: (source) I have my own image that is 1136 * 640: the size of the smart object that depicts the contents of the iPhone 5 screen. When I drop my image onto the smart object, ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Get width of paragraph text in pixels by script

Is there any way to get the width of the text inside a paragraph box? The measurement would not take into account the wrapping. That is, it would equal the sum of each wrapped line. I'm not asking ...
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Moving a shape with a gradient overlay means the color of the shape changes (moving across the overlay)

I have quite a simple problem but after much searching I can find how to do it. Basically, I have a folder of shapes and a Gradient Overlay applied to the folder to apply to all shapes. This looks ...
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Photoshop print to postscript outputs incorrectly as 8.5X11

Our normal workflow with CS5 was printing the .psd to .ps (postscript), and then processing the .ps with Distiller to .pdf. Under CS6, I don't know if it's me or the version I am using, but all ....
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Photoshop: Batch Fit Image x Bicublic Sharper?

1) By File -> Automate -> Fit Image..., we can fit images of any size or orientation into a particular frame size. But we cannot specify the resample method, like Bicublic Sharper. In fact we ...
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Paper specks/mockup design?

What I'm trying to achieve is here: The Volcano by Yoga Perdana Not the logo itself but the mockup that's used. The paper kind of look with the tiny white specs and scratches here and there. It ...
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Easy way to set text style across documents

Sometimes when I click a color with the eye dropper in Photoshop CS 6, the color of a text layer in my document will change to that color. Oddly enough, this happens only one and I cannot duplicate it....
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Best workflow to save an image in 3 different sizes

In Photoshop, I want to create 3 different sizes of the same logo. There will be some differences in the look of the logo depending on target screen size. I believe the slice tool is what I want but ...
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How to create a cartoon effect to the most basic sketch?

How would I go about creating an effect such as the people in this image. I like the simplicity of only a few colors and shapes. Is there a filter I could use?
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How to create a noise texture like this website's

How would I go about making a texture similar to the one used throughout this site: Is it some kind of noise pattern?
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How to make this gradient drop shadow?

I have messed around with a few options, but have not come up with a good solution to recreate this gradient drop shadow effect.
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Dark images print with low contrast

I am a web developer and want to make a physical portfolio. I have tried various settings in photoshop and for my printer (HP officejet pro 8600) and my lighter theme web sites come out fine but my ...
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How to remove gray background on gray picture?

I have a scan of an old anatomic atlas; it's grayscale and not really bright. I suppose it's a copy of an engraving. My question is: is it possible to remove this background relatively easy? Or magnet ...
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Photoshop CS6: Pen/Custom Shape Fill & Stroke Color Options are Locked?

I'm new to Photoshop, and am teaching myself. In playing with the pen and custom shape tool I've noticed that the Fill and Stroke settings for "Shape" appear to be locked. I cannot click to change ...
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Is there a template to display a tri-fold or page-turn for a portfolio?

I'm building my portfolio, and rather than handing out hundreds of various designs, I want to put several items on one page. But I also want to illustrate what they are, such as a tri-fold or magazine....
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How to remove a smaller rectangular part from another bigger rectangle shape layer [duplicate]

How can I remove a smaller rectangular part from another bigger rectangle shape layer in Adobe Photoshop? My selected layout is 110px x 110px on which I have drawn a rectangle of 106px x 104px. Now ...
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Quality of .gif output from Photoshop

I'm trying to output a .gif from Photoshop (CS6) and have run into some difficulty with the quality it is producing. Ideally, each image should resemble these stills - 1, 2 and 3 which are crisp and ...
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Resize paragraph size (pixels) - Photoshop CS6

I have a text paragraph. Is there a way of resizing it without having to pull the box or stretch it? (ex. Let's say it's 50px high, how can I define the size of it using pixels to 100px?) EDIT: How ...
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How to separate layer styles on to their own layers?

I know how to do this for all of the layer styles of a particular layer - I simply hover over any of them, right-click and click "Create Layers" from the contextual menu. Does anybody know how/if it'...
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How do I copy a specific shape on to a different layer's layer mask?

I have heart shape, below, that is on a separate layer to the two lungs. How do I take this shape and use it as a layer mask on the two lungs? I have created the layer mask on the lungs layer, but I'...
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How to apply layer style to one object and apply it to multiple layers

I think what I may be looking for exists in Fireworks maybe, but I haven't messed with it. Basically, is there a way to make a style sheet for an object? Say I have an object and I apply x layer ...
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Adjust hue / saturation such that colour X becomes colour Y [duplicate]

I need to convert some stock icon imagery to a pre-existing colour scheme. The method for conversion is to simply adjust the image hue to the right level. However all I have to go on is existing ...
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Reduce image size in photoshop without compromising text readability

I found a similar thread that gave some great pointers, but still doesn't solve my issue. My boss asked me to create a corporate presentation, and I had the unfortunate idea of doing it all in ...
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How to begin with UI design

Newbie here. I like the web and UI design, and I know what good UI and good design is, but I lack Photoshop skills. Sometimes when I try to do design work my mind goes blank or gets mixed up because ...
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Making the auto select layer check box a keyboard hot key

I find myself clicking on the auto select layer check box an egregious amount during the day. I was wondering if someone knew how to make it a hot key as that would save me quite a bit of time.
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How to create a transparent stroke or outline around a vector shape?

I'm attempting to create a transparent stroke around the inner heart shape, which knocks out the "lungs" layer below to reveal the red bottom layer. I seemed unable to create this as an actual ...
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Export Photoshop layers in subfolder to individual files?

My question is an extension from this question ( Export photoshop layers to individual PNG files - batch process? ), but for some reason, I can't seem to contact any of the posters from that thread. ...
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Distributing layer position in sequence

I'm in storyboard hell. I have to place about 400 separate images in sequence on a huge board in photoshop. So I have a 20,000 px by 10,000 px board and a load of layers which have been imported in ...
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Simple Line Fading Away At Both Ends

I am not much of a designer. Looks like a very basic thing to do but i don't know how to do it. I just want to create a line that is blurred from the ends and have this shade at the bottom of it. Its ...
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Using Photoshop to create a magazine

My question: Can I create a magazine exclusively using Photoshop? My understanding: It should simply be a case of using CMYK and an adequately high resolution. Other software: InDesign is pretty ...
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How do I move or copy a single path?

I know this is a ridiculously basic question, but I cannot seem to do it for the life of me, even though I did it just 5 minutes ago... I'm trying to copy the path on the right over to the left side ...
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How do I adjust anchor points correctly?

The way I have just learned to use the Pen tool, if you hold Cmd/Ctl while selecting the end of a guideline, it will move the guideline on BOTH sides of the anchor point and adjust the last curve that ...
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Why are guides looking like this?

I'm working on a file in photoshop and every time I drag a guide out I see multiple guides. How can I fix this so only one guide is present? I tried restarting photoshop but the problem persisted.
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How do I make these paths have the same vector?

I'm trying to draw another shape to go with this heart, and I want the line on which the anchor is selected to have exactly the same curvature as the corresponding length on the heart. Is this ...
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How do I create a button with two shadows in the bottom?

I am not much of a designer. I want to know how I can create Wix like buttons in Photoshop. They offer many kinds of buttons, but I want the one with a shadow on both sides of its bottom. Any help ...
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How to create new image from a group of layers of the exact size as the biggest layer extends? (Cropping in photoshop)

I am trying to crop an element in photoshop and I want to make sure it is perfect. I have a PSD that has many web elements that are grouped together nicely. I want to create a new image with the same ...
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How to make photoshop pencil tool 8x8 pixel square

I was making some pixel art and at some point I doubled the image size so now in order to continue to make my nice squares I want the pixel tool to be an 8x8 pixel square tip. Is it possible?
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Photoshop: Strange defaults for layer styles

Photoshop layer styles now have strange defaults on my system, seems like all values are scaled up. I don't know when or how it has happened. Eg: Bevel size: 84px Stroke size: 52px Inner ...
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Fastest way to replace mask with current selection (Photoshop)

Situation: I want to use the current selection as a mask on layer X. Layer X already has a mask, and I want to completely replace it. If layer X didn't already have a mask, I could do this in one ...
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How can I get Farsi/Arabic text to render correctly in Photoshop?

I downloaded a number of Farsi fonts and they render individual characters fine but but don't join multiple characters together at all. Does anyone know how to get whole words to appear correctly? If ...
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Automate replacement of Smart Objects in Photoshop

I'm involved in the production of a touchscreen device. Our workflow for designing the graphics of the interface is to create the buttons, text, etc in Illustrator, bring it into Photoshop as Smart ...
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Drop shadow in photoshop

I want to create just a transparent shadow to use in a website. While saving as PNG, the shadow is saving with the solid white border. What am I doing wrong?
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Why does photoshop import every third frame of a gif?

I have a 90 frame gif and if I file-import-videoframes-to-layers it will make 30 layers and the .gif will end up flashing too much. Any ideas?