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How to make layer effects following transformations

I'm creating a shape with a simple radial glow effect. Now I want to add some perspective, with Cmd-T, then right clic and "perspective". When I'm done, all layer effects are recalculated and my ...
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How would you create these Photoshop clipping masks in Fireworks?

Fireworks and Photoshop are both great. I'd would like to know how to achieve similar results to Photoshop's clipping masks in Fireworks (I don't have as much experience using Fireworks as I do using ...
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Optimizing a screenshot for adding in a document and printing

This question is not directly related to graphic design, but I think you guys can help. I am writing a thesis and I need to add several screenshots of the tools I have used and screenshots of web ...
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Photoshop - Copying Image

So I have been experiencing an issue where if I right-click and "copy" an image and paste or open new doc in Photoshop... the color of the image is much lighter than the original. If I save the image ...
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How to detach size jitter and pen pressure in Photoshop

I want to control only the opacity and flow with my pen pressure, and want to remain brush size constant through out the brush stroke. I have turned on Opacity Jitter and Flow Jitter from Transfer tab ...
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Making a logotype “pop” off the page

I really like the look of the Launchrock logo: It's subtle, but it seems to 'pop' off the background. Being that the background is dark, I can't image that they're achieving this with a simple drop ...
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How to create an adjustment layer that blurs all layers below?

Is it possible? Right now I'm creating copies of all layers, flatten them all (the copies) to a single layer, and apply blur to this layer. But can it be done without having to create copies of the ...
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How to cut a large photo into a grid of smaller photos automatically in Photoshop?

Is there a way, maybe a script, that would help me cut an image into say 50 images? I have a massive panorama I would like to print on normal stock photo paper and I am using Photoshop. The output ...
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exporting layers to files and applying the background image to all layers

I have a file with about 80 layers that I want to export to png's. That bit I know how to do but what I'm stuck with is how to include the background layer with every layer being exported? Each layer ...
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What are the different applications in Adobe Creative Suite for?

So, I have never really been into design beyond a few wireframes and paper-pen sketches and have now now bought David Kadavy's book, Design for Hackers and am getting into design a little bit. I am ...
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Adobe Photoshop - How to turn text into a “hole” in a layer, so I will see the background through it.

Okay, this should be super easy to do but I just can't find the way. I have a background image with a solid colour layer on top of it, and I would like to add text on top of everything in such a way ...
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Photoshop Image Slicing For Web Design

I have a webpage designed in Photoshop. But the primary background image is designed little different than the usual way. Large image. I need to keep the texture and use the background in ...
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make an image that appears transparent (but has a background) actually transparent

I have an image that has a white background but its also semi transparent so the white background seeps through. now if i remove the background it will still have the white parts where the original ...
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Deliverable format for iOS graphics

The graphics designer I am working with has given me the 3 options for delivering the graphics for the iOS app. I want the delivered files to suit the following criteria: Good quality (Ex: for ...
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How to add drop caps in photoshop?

It's an option in InDesign, CSS, and MS Word. I'm not finding it in Photoshop CS5.
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How to decontaminate black edges on hair

I have a pretty decent knowledge of Photoshop, and have used masks and levels etc to remove backgrounds a fair bit (as well as the edge refinement tools they have now). I am having a tricky time ...
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Draw a rectangle of a specific size

How do I draw a rectangle of a specific size? I need to draw one that is 1072 pixels wide and 620 pixels tall.
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Help with identifying how this mobile game art was created

I love this artwork and would like to understand how it was created: Some looks hand-drawn. For example the shading on the bottom of the bird and in the moon's craters. Some looks like vector ...
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resizing photos from a custom size option

I have an old antique photo that I need to resize for printing from a printing shop, howerver, how do I resize a small 5x7 cm to a large , 20x20cm after being restored.I dont want to have the photos ...
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PS CS6, border appears when im in blending options. How to disable it?

In PS CS6, when I draw a rectangle shape using the rectangle tool or any other shape, when I click on that layer, a black border appears. when I want to do some blending options, a black border ...
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Photoshop: how to achieve this effect (photo looks like illustration)

How to achieve in Photoshop 5.5 an effect like this (without buying any expensive addons): I think that some filters were applied here on original photos. By the way, very long time ago I saw a ...
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Photoshop shape segment with gradient

How can I create a slice-like area within a shape in Photoshop and apply a gradient to it. Here is an example - the black area: I've tried to create one light grey shape and one black shape on a ...
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What does “LS4” or “LS16” mean when searching for Adobe software like Fireworks or CS Master Collection?

I often find the name of the Adobe software and "LS4" or "LS16" next to it. What does it mean?
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Is it possible to generate 'random' pixels in Photoshop?

I want to generate an area of random pixels in Photoshop. By random, I mean the 24-bit RGB values of the pixels vary uniformly over the range 0x000000 - 0xffffff. The opacity should not vary. I've ...
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Do paths in Adobe Photoshop have to be closed?

I am working to convert a png to a vector graphic. I am outlining the image using the pen tool. Photoshop insists that the pen tool produce closed loops in order for me to use the "Stroke path..." ...
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How create crisp pixel border in Illustrator

How do I create this look in Illustrator: black single-pixel outer border, brighter inner single-pixel border? Example: I've tried adding a black one-pixel path to white border in Illustrator but ...
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How to get a full background from a photo?

Usually one wants to get rid off the background in a photo. In my case I want to get rid of the 'objects' of the photo and remain with a 'full background'. By full background I mean that I'd like to ...
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Why is photoshop not taking in my fonts?

I downloaded this psd file with fonts I did not have. That's fine. I looked at free font sites and found it. Once I downloaded it, it still has that exclamation mark next to the layer. I have the font ...
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How to create this effect in photoshop CS5 [closed]

First let me start off by saying that I'm a programmer and have very little experience with Photoshop, so thanks for helping me out! I'm trying to create a background for my main view, but I'm not ...
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Need help with pen tool

Let's say I've completed a path and the pen tool is no longer selected.( It's a straight line, not a closed circle.) Now I want to start from the ending point again and continue the line. How do I do ...
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Dither and Gradients

In Photoshop you can add Dither to Gradients. I understand what dither is but when I apply dither to my gradient I can see no difference. What exactly does dither do?
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Create icons from sprite image

If I've a big sprite png image with 40x40 icons. How I can convert it to separate images for each icon with photoshop or gimp? As the sprite is quite big I would prefer and automated method.
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How would I create this “X” delete button in Photoshop?

I'm trying to create this little "X" in Photoshop but I can't figure out how to exactly recreate this. I tried creating 2 rectangles and rotating them +45 degrees and -45 degrees, but then the ...
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How to create a Bitmap Font, with Photoshop?

I want to create a custom font to use for a game, and it must be a Bitmap font. So the spacing etc between characters must be equal. Now I don't know much of Bitmap fonts. The font itself will be a ...
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How To Achieve This Type of Page Border

I'm taking this website as an example: BuddyMiller.com Is that border that looks like a nice persian rug, surrounding the page, something I would get from a template online (I've been searching ...
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New generation of Add New icon that has no “+” (Plus) sign [closed]

could anyone suggest me a new way to represent the icon "Add New" without using any form of plus symbol. For example, say Add New Quiz. How could I represent this as an icon without using any form of ...
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is PNG-24 being converted to PNG-32 in Photoshop?

when i save an image in Photoshop as a PNG-24 with trans on, does PS actually convert that to PNG-32 but not tell me about it?
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Where is the shapes layer option in Photoshop CS6?

I'm following this guide because I want to learn some icon design in PS, and I have the CS6 beta. I believe the author is using Photoshop CS5, while I'm on CS6 beta right now. At this part in a ...
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Getting a vector shape from an EPS file into Photoshop CS4

I have an EPS file with some shape. A good example would be the Twitter EPS files: https://twitter.com/about/resources/logos How can I import an EPS vector shape into my Photoshop CS4, without ...
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How to change the color of a pattern or texture in Photoshop?

How would I go about replicating the following pattern in Photoshop, with a different background color than this gray one? Of course, it would be best if the pattern could be on its separate layer, ...
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PNG Files all place larger than saved in Photoshop

I am saving 3 different file sizes of PNG's (1" x 2", 2" x 3", 3" x 4"). When I place them all in Indesign or MS Word they are all the same size. All of them show up in their folder as different ...
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How to design a color picker

...in photoshop, and like the one in photoshop I know how to make the gradients, but how do I make the colors precise? Like showing all colors in the hue bar or getting a perfect black-to-transparent ...
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Photoshop stops registering mouse clicks [closed]

I have a brand new computer with Photoshop CS 5.5 64bit installed on Win 7 Pro 64bit and my graphics drivers are up to date. When I open photoshop and I click on a file menu drop down (e.g. File) and ...
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Data merge and layout of photoshop files

I have a PSD where the design contains a text layer. I want to generate a version of the image for each name in a text file and lay out the results 6-up on a page for printing without any scaling or ...
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how to add one smart object in multiple files in photoshop?

I know I can do multiple iterations of the same Smart Object within the SAME document and have it change all instances, but what about Smart Objects placed across DIFFERENT documents? That would be ...
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Adding outlined text to small + large logos to look good

I'm trying to add some outlined text to a product logo. I've got paint shop pro which can produce outlined text, with a variable outline line width. My images are 512x512, 114x114 and 57x57. I also ...
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Is there way to convert a PSD or Illustrator file to PowerPoint?

I got a bunch of PSD and Illustrator files and my boss wants that ability to edit the information in the files without having to ask me to do it. This would be more like editing just the text, there ...
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Time requirement for Photoshop Vs Illustrator for mobile app

First of all I am not a designer but a developer, please bear with me if this an amateurish question. I am looking to get some graphics done for a mobile app. I want to get vector graphics done so ...
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Photoshop Selections Off A Few Pixels

I have had this issue for quite a while, and have found no info to help me. Also, the issue doesn't always show up. What is happening is when I select something with the marquee tool, the selection ...
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How do I create a puff / bump / bent effect in Photoshop?

I am sorry for effect naming(!) but i couldn't decide the what is correct one for it, but you can see the example image below. What is the most effective way to achieve this result with CS5? Thanks. ...