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Photoshop: edit specific frequency band independently

this question is targeted at people who understand something about fourier transform and the image pyramid. Is there some plugin for photoshop that allows me to edit only a particular frequency band ...
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Split image into 16x16px or 32x32px sections then save them individually?

I want to split up the terrain.png image from Minecraft to use in some projects. Is there a quicker way to split the image than selecting each 16x16px section and copy-pasting the sections into new ...
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How create rounded corners for a layer or selection in Photoshop

I have a white screen area 142x113 px in Photoshop. I select half of this area and tried Select ⇒ Modify ⇒ Smooth but it does not work the way I expected. I tried decreasing the ...
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Graphic icons for using with “Appreciate this Post” & “Follow updates on this post”

What could be good graphic icons for using with "Appreciate this Post" & "Follow updates on this post" in a social web application? Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
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Can't see the canvas in Photoshop CS5 (it's transparent)

I just downloaded the trial version of CS5, haven't modified any settings at all so it's vanilla. After starting it up I hit CTRL+N for a new image, select the defaults, but all I see is the gray ...
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Can one make a scalable vector background in Photoshop

I'd like to make a linear background gradient that I can scale using the same tools I would for a vector shape (ie. transform). Is this possible? How? Note, if I create a layer style gradient it ...
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Make sharp dashed line path stroke on rounded corners in Photoshop?

Following this answer, I've tried to make rounded corners with dashed stroke, but the output is blurry. Is there any method to make a sharp dashed stroke in Photoshop?
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Icon 16x16 best way

Anyone know a good tutorial for learning to do 16x16 icon? The PROBLEM is when I'm doing in photoshop or illustrator and export the image in that size have like a transition effect. Example : ...
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how can I replace a color with another one in photoshop ?

I need a tool to replace all pixels having a specific color with another color.. So basically a brush that works only with pixel having a specific color. thanks
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In Photoshop, is there a way to incorporate a stroke into the shape object/layer itself?

I have a shape layer with a stroke (currently applied using a layer effect), and I would like to convert that to a shape layer that has two components, the shape and the stroke, both represented by ...
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Export layers to files script not working

I'm trying to export certain visible layers to png in photoshop cs5 using the "export layers to files" script, but all it does is make a copy of the psd in a new tab and freeze. I tried in cs4 and ...
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How to link two or more layer masks together in Adobe Photoshop?

How can I link two layer masks together? I'm trying to create a divider bar in Photoshop, that fades out at each end: As you can see, I have it fading out at the bottom. How can I do the same to ...
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How can I use Photoshop to imitate a photo taken with a low-quality camera?

How can I create an image in Photoshop that imitates a photo taken with a low-quality phone camera? Examples of qualities I want to simulate: blurring in some areas caused by a dirty lens low ...
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How to create alpha mask from an image in Photoshop CS/8

I have a monochrome image, and would like to replace the colour with a gradient. I assume the best way to do this would be to create a background layer with the gradient, and then apply the ...
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How to resize an image when pixel dimensions are locked?

How can I resize my image so the height is 180 and the width is 120? Currently when I try to change the size, I'm forced to keep the dimensions fixed. I see that the lock is enabled but I don't know ...
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Is there a way to mirror paths as you draw them in Photoshop? (For drawing symmetric shapes.)

When drawing something symmetrical with the pen tool in Photoshop, is there any way to set up a mirror line at a given angle, so as you draw a shape on one side it gets automatically duplicated and ...
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Multiple masks in Photoshop

How do I add multiple masks to a layer in Photoshop CS3? I already created one mask for chain link fence so that the fence would appear between a person and his original background: Now I would ...
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Replicating a highlighting effect in Photoshop

I was looking at some car bodies. Think perfectly shot stock photograph using perfect lighting. You always see some amazing highlighting on the car body. I wish to create a background for a website ...
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Effective way to cut out clouds in photoshop

I've had to use clouds in projects on more than one occasion, and I'd like to find a way to extract (select only) the clouds. There are a lot of good brushes for this type of thing but often times ...
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Photoshop overlapping tab and scary PEN TOOL

Here are my menu tabs: #1 is the look I am trying to achieve but I can't quite make it look the same. #2 is my attempt. I have 2 questions: Is there another easy way to create these that does ...
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How to change photoshop's file size to trigger warning about performance?

I bring in pictures in RAW format from my camera to Photoshop CS5 but in raw format they are around 10 MB each. When I do Ctrl-Alt-Shift-S to save them for web, I get a dialog every time warning me ...
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Export photoshop layers to individual PNG files - batch process?

I am a web dev and competent in Fireworks but not so much in Photoshop. I have just received a layered PSD file to turn into a web page. Can anyone tell me the easiest way to export all layers to ...
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Working with .psb in a psd

EDIT: A Big update on this topic is presented with PS CC 14.2! Now you can have linked smart objects, it works like in InDesign. Just go to File->Place Linked… and choose your .psb file. This is the ...
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How do I control the way the cropping tool works in Photoshop CS3?

I'd like to set the behavior of the cropping tool. I want it to define cropping areas based on... A fixed, numerical set of pixel dimensions. A given proportion, e.g., a 9 by 12 area of arbitrary ...
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I need a good tutorial for building a background image for a website search form in Photoshop

I'm building a website with a focus on searching so I want a very large search form in the header. I've been looking for a tutorial using Photoshop to create a background image to superimpose the ...
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Photoshop export for web and devices comes out pixelated.

When I export for web and devices in photoshop CS5 it comes out pixelated. What setting should I change? I have a picture of my export settings at http://www.brandonsdesigngroup.com/photoshop.png
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What Photoshop CS5 Book Describes Making Images From Scratch?

Can someone direct me to a photoshop cs5 book that details the image making process from beginning to end ie showing how to make an image from scratch, best techniques etc Please share why you think ...
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What are my options for gallery-quality prints of digital artwork?

I have some traditional media artwork that I'd like to scan and then have printed to be shown in an art show. I'll be doing the scanning. Where do I go to get this done? (What is the generic name ...
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Xcode Dock Icon Shadow Effect

I'm attempting to replicate the drop shadow effect used by Xcode for it's dock icon. Specifically, the shadow around the blue square. It seems to be some mixture of outer-glow, drop-shadow and stroke, ...
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Faking a page-fold with photoshop

Do any of you happen to know of some recommended techniques in creating the effect/look that makes a page appear as though it had been folded before? Something like this:
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Is there a way to make Adjustment Layers ignore certain layers?

Is it possible to insert a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer at the top of all layers - but make it so that chosen layers are not affected by it? Can it be done without altering positions? (Ie. moving ...
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How to change the colour of the transparency grid in Photoshop?

My default transparency grid in Photoshop is white. Where can I change this to transparent or some other color, so that I can more easily differentiate what is really white and what is transparent in ...
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Photoshop - adjustment layer to change colors of multiple layers?

I remember I opened a PSD file which did this. It had like 4 hidden "adjustment" layers, each for a specific color, and all the elements that used a certain color were being changed depending on ...
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How to align contents of a slice in Adobe Photoshop?

Is it possible to align the content inside a slice? How?
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Photoshop Smart Filters

I was looking at some freebies from Orman Clark and i've figured out that he uses Smart Filters to Add Noise to Layers, instead of rasterizing them. Example of what Orman uses: Now I have two ...
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What is the difference between Opacity and Fill on a photoshop layer?

The opacity and fill settings on a layer in Photoshop seem to do the same thing. What is the difference?
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How to apply a texture to the background

I was trying to follow this tutorial to build a website and on Step 2, it said that I should paint the jpeg texture to the background. http://www.designzzz.com/how-to-make-web-template-photoshop/ ...
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Invert background to white in Photoshop

I have this image: What's the easiest way to convert the background from black to white?
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Text in my Photoshop image looks “blurry”

I am creating a website header in Photoshop CS5, however when I look at it, the text looks very blurry and I have no idea why. I use the Web preset. What do you recommend for the sharpest and best ...
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Photoshop - unkown effect applied (facebook and linkedin)

I am trying to understand what is the effect that is applied in the dashboard icons of Facebook and LinkedIn android application. They change the icon when the user press it, replacing to another ...
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Life size image in Photoshop

I've noticed that Photoshop makes my image size, specified in inches, smaller than it really is. Approximately 1 inch both in height and width. Since this is an approximation and not exact, and ...
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Export Layers to Files exports only 4 png files from 100 layers

I am trying to export my layers to png files. Googling suggests that File → Script → Export Layers to Files… is suitable. However, this takes ages to complete and for some reason it ...
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Best tools for scanning doodles?

I like to doodle with pencil and paper. I'd like to scan it, or take a picture with my phone, then have as much of it converted to vectors as possible. Ideally, my crooked lines would become ...
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All of my effects are disabled in Photoshop!

I don't know how to change them back:
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Is there a way to sort fonts inside Photoshop, as “serif,” “sans-serif,” “script,” etc.?

In my years as a graphic designer (and now web designer and developer), I've acquired a great number of fonts. I've deleted quite a few, but I still have over 800 fonts. Needless to say, I don't use ...
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Photoshop alternative with layer styles?

Are there any photoshop alternatives that have some sort of layer-style system? (Like photoshop?)
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How would I recreate this horizontal line in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I've seen variations of this idea... in HTML, the <hr /> tag creates a horizontal line that can be used as a spacing tool to separate headings, blocks of content, etc... I'd like to create such ...
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Fixing fuzzy text in an icon?

I have an icon that looks like it was shrunk from a larger image. How can I easily clean up the text to make it look sharper?
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Will scaling down incrementally hurt quality?

In Photoshop, will there be a difference in quality when a raster is scaled down 75% once as opposed to being scaled down 50% twice? In both cases, the final size will be the same: 25% of the ...
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Automating the Creation of Geometric Shapes?

How can I draw geometric shapes, or other regular shapes, such as a gear, using macros or scripts? I'd like to experiment with creating games by combining elements, similar to geoDefense: ...