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Link a layer with a shape/vector mask in Photoshop

Simple question that I can't find the answer to. I have a layer with a photo that I got off the internet. I want this layer to have rounded corners. So I draw a rectangle with rounded corners in ...
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How to make a noise/paper background in PS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create this grunge texture effect How can I achieve this kind of background in Photoshop? Seems like a noise/paper pattern.
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Inline Text in Photoshop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a solid line of uniform thickness inside of a letterform in Illustrator? I have been messing around in Photoshop trying to re-create this effect! I want ...
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CS5: How to make non-linear changes using the history panel?

I made a mistake in the below image by making the left-pointing arrow too high up, such that the black margins do not align. I wish to go back and change this "combining paths" action, without ...
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Created starburst effect using Wave and Polar Coordinates, but it doesn't tile

I'm creating a silly anthropomorphic router by heavily modifying a product image of a Linksys router. Here's a preview. I want to incorporate a starburst effect into the background by creating a ...
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How to resize a palette that's dropping off the screen?

I'm using CS6 on a laptop, usually hooked up to an external monitor. In that setup, the monitor is my primary screen and the latop's is my secondary. Since I like some real estate in my palettes, I ...
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Remove “padding” around layer similar to Image->Trim with PS CS5

I used the selection tool to drag part of one image onto another image in a new layer. That layer has a "padding" (not sure what else to call it) of about 75 transparent pixels around the image. I'm ...
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How can I remove white pixels around circles when exporting this to gif?

I took the loaders from here: http://xooplate.com/template/details/10888-5-animated-loading-spinner-action-icons-psd Than I exported them easily, with the help of the included action to a gif. But I ...
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Why is Photoshop CS5 making huge gaps between lines when I make a line break with the ENTER key?

I'm not sure why, but suddenly when I use the type tool, write, and press ENTER to create a line break, the space between my current line and the new one is huge (it is as if 20 line breaks were made)....
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Photoshop 24 bit image showing black pixels in 8 bit mode

I came across this problem after printscreening a website with a gradient background. Initially, I was shocked to find that the background was showing those black pixels, and thought something might ...
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Blurred Stroke on Circles in Photoshop

I'm assuming that this sort of thing should be done in photoshop and not illustrator, so please correct me if you feel otherwise. I'm trying to create circles with blurred stroke in photoshop like ...
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How can I create a photo-realistic cylindrical 3D object?

I am trying to achieve something similar to the following photo-realistic image in Photoshop: So far, I have tried copying and pasting a basic object, then distorting it and applying new layer ...
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Pen tool changing colors on gradient when saving [closed]

I am somewhat new to PS and have upgraded to CS6, and I am having issues when I save a file. The shapes I have created (with the pen tool) and added specific gradients to, change colors. When I ...
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Why do elements sometimes come out messy?

I just drew a 1px line with a 1px drop shadow in Photoshop, yet parts of it are really off. Please see the image below.... Is Photoshop just not able to hand things well at the 1 pixel level? I ...
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How do you make a selection within a selection?

Photoshop CS5: If I only wish to select the black portion of the below image (to create a layer mask with it), how would I do so? It was generated by clicking "Make Selection" from a vector shape that'...
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Photoshop hand tool zooms out randomly

I'm not sure whether I should be asking this kind of question here, but... When I'm working in Photoshop (CS5 currently, have had it with previous versions as well), when I've zoomed in on the file ...
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Why do I get color banding when using Color Dodge and a dark colored gradient?

I am experiencing significant color banding when I use the Color Dodge blend mode with a very dark colored gradient layer style. I have even tried enabling dithering on the gradient layer style, with ...
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How to produce a blurred abstract (frosted glass) background like this?

I have been seeing these blurred backgrounds all over the place, so I would like to know the exact steps how to reproduce something like this . What I can imagine, is that they first blurred an image/...
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Copy the result of an effect on one layer to a new layer

I have a rectangular shape that has a colour overlay and drop shadow in a layer. Now, I want to create a new layer containing only a rasterized version of the effect from the current layer. To put ...
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How can I make a 30 degree pattern?

I would like to make a simple line pattern rotated at 30 degrees, but no matter what I try I can't make it repeat itself without the lines being cut. Is this possible to do?
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How to copy a vector mask to another layer in photoshop cs6?

I am trying to follow a set of instructions and am looking to copy and paste a vector mask to a gradient layer. For some reason when I simply do cmd c and cmd v to the gradient layer nothing is ...
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How to get a light foggy look in photoshop

I've some some great usage of photos lately, especially in website headers that are light, easy on the eye, and don't attract too much attention. How can I create this same effect on my photos in ...
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How to mask two specific layers with multiple between in cs6

I am following a tutorial and trying to mask a shape layer to another shape layer that is multiple layers down. (or has multiple layers between these two.) In Photoshop cs6 Essentially I want the ...
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Can Anyone Recommend Useful Oil droplets in Water Photos? [closed]

I am trying to follow along this tutorial: http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/create-abstract-liquid-effect But the oil droplets in water photo the artist provides as an example does not seem ...
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How do I save 9patch image in photoshop?

I am using a image, and I would like to draw 9 patch for that image. I am not sure in which format i have to save this. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Strokes of rectangle and pen tool line different

I am new to Photoshop. I need to make a mockup for a website. First I've drawn a rectangle 1-pixel and with pen tool a brush setting 1-pixel, but the pen tool line has more than 1-pixel and what ...
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How do I fill in the paths in this vector shape?

I am using a pre-made vector shape (below), and I would like to fill all of the triangular paths it contains with a certain colour. I am not sure how to do this. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Photoshop CS5: How can I change the default reference point location?

When adjusting a selection in photoshop, the reference point is always set to the center: Regardless what I change it to, the next selection will always reset it to the center. Is there any way to ...
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How to clone the iPhone Camera app's gradient?

I have finished the development of an app. Now I have to worry about the icon ;-) To align with the built-in app, I want the gradient of the my icon background looks like the built-in Camera app, i.e....
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How do I put a photograph inside the letters of a word (like Zero Dark Thirty)?

I am trying to make that type of poster for my science project but i can't find any tutorials related to it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790885/ Thanks.
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How to create images with a low file size in Photoshop?

I need to create an image screen with a low file size. I'm using Photoshop with a 72 dpi, and 300dpi for designing. My problem is that the entire size of the image increased when I went to save my ...
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Auto crop layer in Photoshop

I've been googling this subject and also searched in this forum, all I found were posts about removing semi transparent pixels, ie. not what I have a problem with. Basically, I've added a layer to my ...
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Layer Comps misalign my layer masks and adjustment layers

I have encountered a problem, or at least an annoyance, with the way that "Layer Comps" work with linked layers. I understand the reason for the design choice and I am not claiming it to be a bug, ...
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How do you fill in a standalone path?

CS5: I created a standalone path by mistake, instead of creating a new shape layer. What's the correct method of turning this into a new shape layer? I tried converting to a selection, but I ...
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How do I reactivate a path?

If I have selected another layer and a path is incomplete, so it just looks like a path, how do I "re-activate" it so I can continue to add anchor points? Also, can a path only be manipulated (e.g. ...
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Is there a way to create a dockable palette for Photoshop with ScriptUI?

I am using ScriptUI for the first time and would like to create a custom palette with several text boxes and buttons that can be conveniently docked into the Photoshop UI. Can this be accomplished ...
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How do you create custom scripts for automation in Photoshop?

I have been recording custom actions to perform various automations, though I am starting to require greater control which would be better implemented using some form of scripting (if this can indeed ...
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How can I make a transparent cursor, and why does my Photoshop document have grid-lines on it?

I am trying to make a cursor with transparency using Photoshop CS5. When I make a .cur file from an image, I can see extra white space with the icon Something like this: I don't want the outer ...
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What is the difference between these two layer thumbnail types?

What is the difference between the two layer thumbnail types pictured: Vs. How do I bring about the second, if the first is currently appearing whenever I create a new Shape Layer, for example? ...
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Adding “Duplicate Group” to Photoshop Action

I have created a Photoshop action which: Duplicates the current image. Merges all visible layers. Removes hidden layers. Rearranges parts of image. Adds the layer to a group. Displays user interface ...
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How to save padding around an icon and make it a part of it - Photoshop CS3

I have an icon with the dimensions 24px × 23px. The canvas is 24px × 24px: There is 1 transparent pixel at the top of the icon. After I use the rectangular marquee tool to copy and paste the icon to ...
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What photoshop filter is this?

I applied a simple photoshop filter to a drawing I made a while ago. Now I need to apply the same filter to a different drawing, but I can't remember which filter it was. I've tried every filter, and ...
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How to make rounded corner thumbnail “ containing image of the post ”?

When I create rounded rectangles in Photoshop, I can mask images over those rounded rectangles to give them rounded corners. When I'm making websites however, I'm not sure how to give images rounded ...
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Drawing sharp diagonal lines in Photoshop

Is there a way to draw as sharp as possible (pixel-perfect) diagonal lines Photoshop? I want to create an "X" close button but I can't get it to look good in smaller pixel dimensions such as (16x16).
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How to Create Pixel Based Text Logo?

I want to write 'SBS' in Pixel Art Style SBS is a Software House, so that's why I want to make something that is related to computers or technology etc. like this or like this I want to see ...
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Converting image to smart object adds white frame

I have created an image and added some effects to it but now when I try to save it as PNG there's a white frame addon to it. I've tested a few things and realised that this behavior happens when I ...
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Photoshop: How do I edit a path once it is closed?

I have closed a path, and it now appears in my Paths pane. However, I have no idea how to go back and bring up the anchor points again in order to edit it. Having clicked on the path itself, it simply ...
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Professional looking websites [closed]

Apologies for cross posting from the Webmaster stack exchange but I have a question I'd like to resolve as urgently as possible. I'm starting to design a site and am at the stage where I have most ...
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How can I get more efficient at designing tables for web in Photoshop?

It takes me too much time (IMO) to design tables in Photoshop. I need to move rows, columns and stuff easily. I'd like to be able to get through this faster. I've tried InDesign and Illustrator and ...
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How to reset layer style properties in layer styles window in Photoshop?

Every time I go back to edit some layer effects for a new layer, there are weird presets, e.g. Screen or Overlay blend modes for some of the layer settings, and then the lighter gradient tone is ...