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How to automate exporting multiple PNGs with different sizes from Photoshop?

I have a .psd file with a 96px x 96px resolution. Now I want to save this as four .png files with different resolutions such as 36px x 36px, 48px x 48px, 72px x 72px and 96px x 96px. Instead of ...
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Portable file format to export Photoshop layers

I'm working on web-apps and frequently have to slice designer-made PSD files as HTML. However, I'm a GNU/Linux user, and in Gimp, PSD files look different than in Photoshop, so I'm forced to use a ...
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Element naming conventions / inspiration [closed]

I work in front end markup so I'm constantly templating site. Does anyone know of good resources to learn some good conventions or inspiration for element names? I like names that relate to print ...
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Which program to use for a 3D logo

I am starting to develop a logo, but I want to know the best medium to work with. The size of the logo should never have to exceed 500 x 500 pixels, so I'm not sure if that should be taken into ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Masking using layers with stroke?

I'm working with Google Maps in making a campus map comprised of a number of tile overlays. Two of these overlays- accessibility (paths) and parking- are layered under other elements (with strokes) ...
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What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?

A lot of designers use Photoshop as a design and mockup tool. And in doing so, one of the last steps can be to get a lot of the colour information out so things like gradients and dynamic text can be ...
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How do I make photoshop only use a certain color set?

I want to make it so that I can change an image so that it only uses the colors I have listed, and if it doesn't have it, it changes to the closest available color. Is that possible and if so how?
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How to duplicate a group to a new document having this document the exact same size as the group?

I am using Photoshop CS3 and I have been given a quite big PSD with a lot of elements in it. I want to select one of these groups in the layer pane and copy it to a new document, and this document ...
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Create Circle Stripes

I want to generate circles like in this picture. It is an overlay and I need the overlay alone. It looks like circles in circles each with a width and a margin of one pixel. How can I generate such ...
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Creating a text website logo using a tablet (for a beginner)

My girlfriend is a very keen drawer, and would like to somehow transfer her ideas from paper onto the computer - she's drawn many different versions which she wanted to scan in, but I figured it'd be ...
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Best practices for exporting images from vector / eps artwork

I'm taking my first steps into the waters of vector design, designing a simple logo (in 'Sketch' for mac - an illustrator alternative). This went well until it came time to export the artwork for a ...
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Speckled background effect?

I see this type of background a lot: It's usually a light gray with slightly darker gray specks, but this is a pretty dark grey with lighter gray specks. How is this sort of thing done in photoshop? ...
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How to get the color of the shadow in the different blending mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes? I have an inner shadow effect applied to a shape with blending mode multiply. How to get the ...
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Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes?

I have to make a button with some shadows using HTML/CSS and I've been provided with a PSD file, which has a shape of the button and some effects applied to it. One of the effects is an inner shadow. ...
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Scaling up images with text and near-solid color backgrounds

I want to use the following image in an HD video: I'd like to use this image at a width of 400 pixels. As far as I know, there are no higher resolution versions available so I'm looking to scale up ...
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Is there a simple way to copy all text in PSD file?

Is there a simple way to copy all text in PSD file? I work with PSD layouts with many separate text layers and they often contain only one word.
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32 Bit PNG's won't save as png?

Just for some background knowledge. I am absolutely terrible with graphics, but I attempt anyway. I am trying to create a dead simple graphic for my Android APplication while trying to follow the ...
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How to create a shape, in a form of two basic shapes partially substracted?

When I have a circle shape and now I substract from it a little square in the middle, what I get is a shape that looks like hollowed circle. But in fact in its paths I still have my whole shape of ...
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illustration tools for beginners

I'm a software developer and am working on a personal project (website + iphone/ipad app). I need simple illustrations for these to fill in the blanks until the project gets "some" paying customers or ...
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Glossy See through web graphic

What's the best way to create something similar to the panel that the controller sits in: This is for the web and using photoshop. I think the gist of it is an inner glow on a low opacity ...
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How to change border color of this image in Photoshop?

I have a button image in a PSD file. The image is in single layer. I want to change the color of the border to a bright green color. How do I do that in Photoshop? Thanks!
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Create a pencil or sketched style in photoshop for websites

I found this image on the internet: I want to use this style on some icons. Is there anyone familiar with this style and do you have an advice for me?
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How do I move a layer 1px Down and 1px Right? [closed]

I have created a layer and I need to move it exactly 1 pixel right and 1 pixel down. How do I do it? Please help.
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Square background to text in Photoshop (like on movie subtitles…)

Does anyone know a way of addding a square background to text in photoshop? I want something like the same effect that is on subtitles in movies. See examples below. I can do it with adding a new ...
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How do I preserve transparency over a 'paste' operation in photoshop?

Basic situation: I have an image with a complex alpha channel (ie. feathered, complex non-linear edges). I have an image I want to overlay on top of the first image using a blend option like ...
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Recreating a Photoshop Gradient From a Bitmap Screenshot

What's the most accurate technique for re-creating a gradient in Photoshop from a bitmap image like a screenshot? So far I've been using the dropper tool to pick out colors and manually set color ...
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export icon from illustrator to Photoshop with transparency

I have an icon in illustrator but when I export to Photoshop I get white around the shadow in the image. Please advise how to remove the white. I have the icon in layers. original ai file ...
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Clearly display small font size

What techniques (or different fonts) could I use to fonts to make small text (about 10px) look nice in Photoshop? Here is what I tried, but every time it looks blurry, or too bold:
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Color Picker in Photoshop is wrong

I'm having problems with my color picker in photoshop CS5 Image 1: I select the black [ish] bar. Color picker returns gray. Image 2: I select the white [ish] background below the black bar, color ...
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Dividing a canvas into regions with photoshop?

I'm working on a CD foldup for a friend and it's a tri-folded 12cm by 36cm sheet printed on both sides. It creates six 12cm by 12cm pages, but I'm not sure how to work on it in photoshop. Should I ...
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How to create a glossy photo?

I have seen photos that have a nice glossy sheen or shine to them when viewed on the web. I would like to replicate this view but in searches I am only able to find how to do this with text or icons ...
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Going from Illustrator to Photoshop

I've been having some trouble lately trying to create some simple images when going from AI to PS. I'm initially starting out with this apple logo vector that I want to convert to a white color in ...
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Create an image map from layers

I have an image of the USA. I'm currently cutting it up into layers, one state per layer. I'd like to convert this into an image map, with all the glorious html around that. Is there a simple ...
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Photoshop mask problem

When I create a masked image (blue) with a rounded rect, with the same rect as the background (red), the background shows through the corners of the masked image (see attached). How can I make it so ...
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upsizing smart objects

I have this project where I have a bunch of smart objects. All are actually Groups of other smart objects that essentially are vector graphics. The project is fairly low res, and the time has come to ...
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Using Apple's iPhone 4S product images

I downloaded Apple's iPhone 4S product images (log-in required). I'd like to just copy/paste a 640x960 screenshot of my app from my iPhone 4 to the psd file. However the psd file has 4x dimensions. So ...
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How to change a certain color to specific other color within an image?

I'm a Photoshop layman and have a task that I figured would be straightforward, but which I haven't been able to figure out even after researching online. I hope you don't mind me ask what is likely a ...
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How do I use Save For Web in a Photoshop Automate Batch Action?

I have recorded an action in which I do the following: Auto tone Size 640 width Save for web Close without saving I open a bunch of files and try to automate batch with this action. I say source ...
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How to slightly rotate my photography images with a little twist of 3d perspective?

How could I slightly rotate a photography thumbnail like this? (e.g. first web videogamer.com): How and how much should I rotate the photography to change the perspective in a slightly 3D way? Is ...
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Semi-transparent button that changes color based on backgound

Is it possible to create a button with only the shadings... (e.g. Photoshop: Bevel & Emboss, Drop Shadow etc.) ...and then place that button on top of another graphical element, e.g. a green ...
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Position copied content within guides using a single PS Action

I'm struggling to get the following done in a single action: I have retouched full res TIFF's - each with a product shot on transparency background. The products are in slightly different place in ...
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Clipping Mask in Illustrator using Photoshop image

I have two photoshop pngs, I am trying to simulate a rotating coin 3D effect. One image will act as heads and the other will act as tails. How can I get these two images to rotate together to ...
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import from photoshop to illustrator

I have an image with color (in photoshop), it is 512x512 with a radius of 80. This image has several blending options like color overlay, gradient, pattern overlay, etc. I am trying to export this ...
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How do I create these light, glow and “smoke” effects in Photoshop?

I was browsing Dribbble when I noticed a few shots using an effect which appears to look like a magical beam of light, or a "magical smoke" and I could not find out how to create such an effect. If ...
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Cut out text from a layer

I'm a Photoshop n00b, working with version CS6. I'm trying to fix up a PSD I was sent from my client so I can convert it to HTML and CSS. Here's a screenshot of some layers I've extracted, that ...
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Unable to open Movies or Image Sequences in Photoshop anymore

I'm trying to do some rigging removal (something I do often in Photoshop), but for some reason all of a sudden I cannot open ANY movie format or image sequence in Photoshop (the option isn't even ...
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Is it really impossible to have gradient without banding?

I am struggling to create a gradient without banding. I have watched all the videos on YT and tried: Bluring all kinds, Noise, Dither,bit depth, Brush and doing the gradient in Illustrator. ...
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How are simple textures like this made?

I've realized that simple textures like the one used on this site: ..add a lot to the look of a page. How are they made though? I'm not very experienced in Photoshop, but I can't imagine what tool ...
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Turning a text “string” into a text “block” in Photoshop CS6?

If I select the Type tool, click somewhere in my composition and type in some text, it appears that I cannot resize the area the text occupies without resizing the text itself. However, if I click ...
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How to clone background?

I have this picture, where I would like to fill out the green in the top with the background from the picture, so fix that the picture have not been cropped in 4:3. Can a background like this be ...