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Resize a big image into a small one without constraining proportions or stretching it

I have am image which is 1920px X 1200px. How would I make it small in such a way that it turns into a 960px X 200px exactly. If I do it without the option of "Constraint Proportions" checked in PS, ...
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How do I make an image fade on the right+left side in Photoshop?

I recently launched radiolivechicago.com and my background image looks weird when it is all of the sudden cut off. I've been hacking around in PS and followed this tutorial to create my faded image. ...
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Why does painting with 1% opacity not always do something?

I tried this with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. When I have a black background, and a white brush with an opacity of 1%, the color should get brighter if I click onto the same spot over and over again. ...
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Perceptual colour space as working space

We know from after images that violet-yellow, blue-orange and green-magenta are perceptual complementaries. When I am designing I would like a hue wheel that reflects these perceptual complementaries....
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How to compute the radii (radiuses) of corners for concentric rounded rects

I have a roundrect button that I want to contain within another roundrect. The containing roundrect should always be 1px away from the button. If I make the radius on the container too small then the ...
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How to make a image fade out to both sides

I want to use an image in different screen resolutions with fading and the same background color. In a website, the image will not scale, but the background will. Something like this:
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Stretching an image along a path

I would like to take a picture and mold it in the shape of a 2D heart. Here is an example picture: I hope to accomplish a heart shape using this picture and have the blues ends meet at the bottom ...
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How to split a PSD that has lots of layer groups

I bought a psd file that has lots of buttons - each button is a layer group. What's a good way to split the file so that each button is it's own file - with its layers intact. I know how to turn off ...
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Shadow below images [duplicate]

I have this image that I got from slidesjs.com It looks awesome when used as a frame, but I want to "elongate" it. Steps on how to accomplish this? I know it looks like a simple shadow, but the ...
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Pixels in PSD not accurate for fonts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the size of the font translate to exactly? I'm trying to figure out why my fonts in a PSD are not telling me the accurate pixel height. I set up a new document ...
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Adding More Materials for Photoshop 3D

I have been using the 3d features in Photoshop CS6 Extended and I love all of the materials that are included and that you can download from Adobe's website. However, I have been trying to find some ...
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Some GIFs can't be opened in photoshop

I have a lot of .gif images which can be viewed by e.g. IrfanView, but not opened in photoshop. Photoshop says it can't interpret the file format module (I'm using it in German, so I don't know the ...
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How to edit a vector mask in Photoshop CS2?

This will sound astronomically simple, and you will indeed wonder how is it possible that I've never learned it. But: How do I quickly edit a vector mask in CS2?
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How to create this grunge texture effect

I am making a logo in photoshop and want to add this old spotted vintage type of filter. Can anyone let me know how? Specifically the light dots on the black: I'm using photoshop CS4
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Create equirectangular/sphere projection map

I have what is apparently called an equirectangular projection of the world. I can use the 3D functionality of Photoshop to use this as a texture for a globe, by creating a sphere mesh; or I can use "...
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How do I transform images to specific image dimensions without distortion?

I need to resize images to given width/length, but when I do this in photoshop my images come out warped looking. What should I do?
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Keep minium distance of 1px when resizing logo

I am currently doing some work for one of my sites, for which among other things I am designing a logo. The logo partly consists of a few squares, which are aligned directly next to each other and ...
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Problem opening pattern file in photoshop cs5

Pattern: Link to pattern. I downloaded this pattern from the internet but all the included patterns show as blank tiles in preset manager. Any tips on how to get these to show? (I have ...
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Can you export all layer comps as JPG without Photoshop?

We have various other parts of the business who want to view Photoshop designs that make use of layer comps but don't have Photoshop. The expense of a Photoshop license just for this is not ...
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Photoshop Marquee Tool - Lost square corners

Our computer is used by several people and somehow the rectangle marquee tool lost its square corners and now only shows rounded corners. How to change the marquee tool back to the square corners? ...
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Should I use anti-aliasing built-in function in photoshop for pixel art?

Currently I'm practising some pixelart drawing for games. But when I do anti-aliasing for lines, I don't know whether I should draw them by hand or just tick anti-aliasing box in photoshop. Could you ...
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Image Sizing problem from photoshop to web

I'm new to the web designing stuff, so I bought a template. I want to change some text in my header. It is saved as a png image. I opened the PSD file in photoshop and changed the text. I then ...
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How to change smart object outlines and colors?

I was wondering if there is a way to alter the color of the Smart object that has been inputted into Photoshop. Basically, I have a series of glyphs that need to be altered so they have new ...
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Aligning button backgrounds to pixel boundaries in photoshop

I'm having trouble with getting exact locations and sizes when creating background graphics for my buttons. I can never get a clean x pixels by y pixels - it always ends up having a couple decimal ...
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Toggle visibility of only one of a group of layers?

I have 5 layers in a group in Photoshop that represent five states of an app screen. Only one would be shown at a time. Is there a way to get Photoshop so that it only solo's one of the five in the ...
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Images appear darker on the top part of my image and lighter on the bottom

The title doesn't explain my problem as accurately as I'd like, but there's just no other way I can word it. I'm using Photoshop CS5. I made a group of layers at the bottom of my image that all have ...
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Placing images in Illustrator CS5

When I place images in Illustrator CS5, I face the following problems. I have a AI-CS5.1 file which is 902 KB in size. I have a image file in JPG format which is 618 KB in size. The File is 1600 ...
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Is it possible to do this Illustrator tutorial in Photoshop?

I am in the process of learning photoshop and came across this tutorial which create a great text effect, however it is written for illustrator. Does anybody know if there are any similar guides for ...
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Photoshop multi-layered smart object file–need help converting into.gif

For a web project, I've created a multilayered file that contains smart object glyphs. It is basically a PSD with a white background file and maybe 20 or so different smart objects placed on different ...
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How to ensure scalability of logo design?

How can I make my logo suitable for all purposes, from webpages to very large printed banners? I currently use use Photoshop.
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Why can't I select 'Monitor RGB' in Proof Setup of Photoshop or Illustrator?

I'm trying to get a consistent look between my web and Adobe suite. At the moment, colors are vastly different, being washed out in photoshop and illustrator. My understanding is I can simply go into ...
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Reduce file size without losing quality

I would like to save files in Photoshop but keep them as small as possible. I use Save for Web (and Devices) and save as a JPEG. Here are the settings I used: I really do not want to lower the ...
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How to remove low-alpha pixels in photoshop

Assume that I have a png image of size 32x32(1024 pixels). It consists of x pixels with alpha > 60% and (1024-x) pixel with alpha < 25%. Could you please tell me how to remove all low-alpha( alpha &...
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How to study for Adobe Photoshop ACE exam?

I'm planing to take the Adobe Photoshop ACE certification. I would like to know if is there any specific material and what is the recommended approach to study for the exam?
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How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?

Assume that I have an A color with value 0xff0f0f and two basic black and white colors. How can I create quickly a swatch consists of all medium colors between white and A (lighter) and between A and ...
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Convert foreground motif to degrees of transparency?

I have a 24-bit PNG where the motif is a subtle pattern. The pattern itself is in light greys, i.e. the background color of the PNG is #eee and the pattern is in a range of slightly darker greys. I ...
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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. ...