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How to simulate long exposure light trails?

How can I apply long exposure lighting effects to a road (ideally using Photoshop or Illustrator)? See the image below for an example. How can this be achieved?
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How to change the perspective of an image in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I have a site screen shot(like this - http://d.pr/i/KxHN), and i want to rotate it to "perspective view" like the below image. How i can do that? Google hinted nothing about this problem.
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How to store and use fonts externally on a Mac?

I'm setting up a new Mac :) I know that my huge font collection will bog down its performance considerably, so I'm looking for a way to store and access them externally - either on an external drive, ...
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How to remove part of a raster image?

I have the following icon as a raster image, and I need to extract the "i" to do something with it. I'm not able to identify the font (it isn't Times), so how might I go about "removing" the i from ...
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How do I use one shape to delete a portion of another shape?

I have created an arrow shape (rightmost in image), from which I wish to cut out the majority so that only two thin sides remain. The most accurate way to do this would be to duplicate the shape and ...
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Switching to GIMP from CS5.5. Is it feasible?

I've recently moved to linux from Windows7. The only program I can't do without is photoshop. I make a lot of banner ads and small landing page creatives. My question, is it realistic to switch and ...
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Custom square brush defaults to circular?

I recently learned to create custom brushes by selecting an area and using the "custom brush by selection" option. What I'm trying to do is make a square brush with a slight tilt to it (I'm using ...
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How do I create a shape within a shape that has the same layer effects? [duplicate]

I wish to create a bookmark shape within a bar shape and make it look like it is "part" of the underlying bar shape, i.e. It conforms to the same gradient, but is only a different color. I created ...
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What's the best way to intersect a box shape layer?

I'm attempting to create a login box based on the below, but with a line (in the same style as the outer stroke) dividing the two sections. Is the best way to do this to literally draw a line as a new ...
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Pointillism? Mosaic? Vector Bokeh? [duplicate]

Is there a name for this effect and what would be the best way to achieve it in Photoshop or Illustrator in terms of filling a different vector shape with a similar distribution of rainbow circles? ...
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Paste in place leave gaps in Photoshop

I'm using Photoshop CS6. As I make a selection and cut it (copy and delete) I would then like to paste it in the exact same position but on another layer. As I use the "paste in same position" ...
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Add a new layer to a set of button icons

A designer has created (for money) a set of button icons (Facebook, Settings, ...) for me, where all buttons have the same rounded rectangle outline: Now I need to add few more buttons, for example ...
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How to put a design in best light before showing it on Behance or Dribbble

Often designers who are on Behance or Dribbble (or other design social platforms) do not upload there design as is, they pre-process them a bit in Photoshop to make them look better of give them some ...
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Can I get a line guide when creating lines with left click, shift + left click?

When drawing straight lines in Photoshop, and I'm not snapping to the horizontal or vertical, doing diagonal lines by clicking on the start point and then shift clicking on the end point is hard to do ...
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What is this horizontal shadow effect called?

Ok, so this is a bit embarrassing: But I cannot for the life of me find instructions that show me how to achieve this type of effect in Photoshop. If anyone knows what it is called or how it can be ...
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When using the pen tool in AI/PS, how do I select different parts of the image to continue with my path?

Take this image for example: How would I then go and select more of the rabbit after I made that leg selection up into its body?
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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?
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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.