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Testing if a BG will Repeat Tile Properly in Photoshop?

I am frequently working to create background textures in Photoshop to be used on the web. Unfortunately I usually have to guess, or just use freebies from other websites. I would like to build my ...
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Odd PS CS5.5 problem: can't right click, drag, or use the keyboard [closed]

The strangest Photoshop problem I've ever had just came up... I all of a sudden cannot right click, click and drag, use modifier keys (I can push B for brush, but can't say Ctrl-O for open) or long ...
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Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly

I'd like to know if this is possible with Photoshop CS4 : Select an item with Ctrl+T (on windows). Crop it directly, without selecting the item manually. It is possible?
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Photoshop: how can I see both the mask and the masked contents?

When I have a photo with a mask in Photoshop, I want to be able to edit this mask with a brush, e.g. I want to remove the sky from the photo. But as far as I know, I can only view the mask or the ...
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Weird Photoshop screen update problem when doing “Step Backwards” with a tablet

When I have my tablet plugged in, "Step Backwards" and "Undo" stop functioning normally. I have CS5 Extended 12.1 64-bit and OS X 10.7.3 with a Wacom Intuos PTZ-630. Suppose I draw 3 discrete ...
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How to design 3D logos like this?

How and where - (in what application Photoshop, Corel or something else) can I make a 3D design that looks like the illustrations, for example? Images from Logopond.com Thanks in advance. Best ...
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Export layers to PNG files, with their layer sizes with Photoshop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Exporting layers in Photoshop I have a psd file with 30-40 layers. I would like to export these into PNG files, since I need the transparent background. I have tried ...
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Photoshop: can I move the anchor location for a Canvas Resize using only the keyboard?

In Photoshop, when you change the canvas size, is there a way to move the anchor point using only the keyboard? cmd+alt+c opens the Canvas Size dialog, and I can tab to the dimension fields and ...
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Will text laid out on an image in Photoshop, when printed look pixelated? Or sharp enough?

The title really says it all. I want to design a poster for my home. But here's my question, if I lay out the text in photoshop, save it and then print it - will the text look pixelated? Or sharp ...
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Acorn - Creating Tiling Texture From Scratch?

How would I go about making a simple, tiling texture with Acorn for Mac? Is there a tool, or a function or something I can't find, or can it not be done with such a simple application? If you know of ...
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How to get Layer size (Width and Height)?

I have a number of layers in a Photoshop document. I want to find out what a specific layer's width and height is. How do I do that?
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looking for a white cotton paper texture

I am having trouble finding a nice white cotton paper texture. It is very common in printwork. This will be for commercial work. Also, how would I go about creating the texture myself? i.e, buy cotton ...
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PSD fonts and Html Page fonts

I am a web developer. What happens is that the Client sends a PSD (Photoshop designs) to the company. Then the designer needs to create a HTML page from the PSDs What happen every time is that the ...
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What causes the Eyedropper to change all samples to white?

My Eyedropper has suddenly started changing all samples to white. No matter what area of an image I click it samples white, this is regardless of sample size or modifier keys. If I manually select a ...
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Help with editing web design in existing Photoshop file

I have a PNG image which contains the header, footer, and content from an existing web site. My client wants to make a new page using the existing design. I've got PNG files from them which I need to ...
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Automatically saving in a batch action

I have an action in Photoshop: Set Background Black & White Make adjustment layer Set Current adjustment layer Then I go to File->Automate->Batch and set it to output to a folder with ...
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Design tools in Fedora

I am reasonably experience developer on photoshop and it has spoiled me to no extent. I am searching for a graphic tool on fedora which is simple to generate images that I would like to use on my ...
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How to enhance images for better quality over Facebook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Facebook: Ways to preserve image quality of uploaded images? I am facing a little problem while uploading custom made gif images over Facebook, the problem is they look ...
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How to navigate to a particular pixel (given row, col index) in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop to do detailed work that requires navigating around a 5000 x 5000 (or so) image to look at individual pixels, where I know the row and column index of the pixels in question. ...
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Photoshop Color Picker Hexadecimal use capital letter

Is there any configuration on Photoshop to make color picker use capital letter?
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“Fake” 3d effect in Photoshop/Illustrator with raster images [duplicate]

I need to create a "fake" 3D effect for some raster image, like this one below: do you know how I can achieve this in Photoshop (CS5) or Illustrator? Thanks.
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Quick way to switch between dodge and burn?

Is there a shortcut for switching between doge and burn in Photoshop? When working with photo manipulations you often work with both but I've never known of a way to switch quickly between the two.
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Photoshop: Get history paramaters

Is it possible to get the paramaters used at any point of the history? Say I used the color balance tool, is it possible to view from the history the settings I used when applying it? (Photoshop must ...
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How to enlarge image without distorting it?

I would like to double the size of this image without causing any pixelization. Can you please let me know how can it be done? Thanks!
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How do I use a RGB image/layer with a Greyscale image/layer?

I'm using Photoshop CS4 and have a project where I'm using a layer/section of brushed chrome and another adjacent layer/section in charcoal carbon fiber (pattern) background. On the CF layer, I'm ...
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How do I produce the ideal drop shadow in Photoshop (like this one)?

We all know the default Photoshop drop shadow: I know that ideal is subjective, but I have a hard time producing anything that doesn't seem nearly as crude as this does. A drop shadow that is more ...
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Is there a way to set Photoshop brush dynamics so that the brush gets larger as you paint?

In Photoshop you can set the brush dynamics to Fade, which causes the brush to get smaller and smaller as you paint. But sometimes I'd like the brush to start out small and get larger as I paint. Is ...
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How to apply border on the right and bottom only?

I use 'Round Rectangle Tool' to create a rounded rectangle shape. I want to apply dark gray border on the right and bottom of a rectangle shape (layer). What is the solution to do this? I have tried ...
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Remove bottom corners when using 'Round Rectangle Tool'?

I use a 'Round Rectangle Tool' to create navigation bar (for website).. How to remove two rounded corners at the bottom? Once it has been removed then I can apply some style from blending options. ...
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What does the interlaced option in Photoshop do?

There is this options box shown when saving a PNG image from Adobe Photoshop. I always choose 'None'. What does the 'Interlaced' option do?
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Is there a quick way to export image from clipboard?

Is there a hot key combination that will prompt "Save for Web & Devices.." interface for the clipboard content?
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What resolutions are standard for digital device wallpaper designs?

What seems to be the most popular resolution that wallpaper comes in for desktop wallpaper? I am a digital artist so I want people to download my wallpaper. What resolution should I offer it in to ...
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In Photoshop, is there a way to turn a vector object into a mask and keep it editable?

I often make objects in Illustrator, and then bring them into Photoshop to use them as a mask, by selecting the pixels of the layer, and then applying it as a mask to another. The downside to this is ...
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How can I easily assembly a sprite sheet?

For a project, I will need to design several 8x8 tiles and assemble them in a 256*224 frame. My problem is that once I have all the 8px x 8px tiles, I can't figure how to easily access/assemble them ...
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Layer Comps in Illustrator?

Is there a way to handle views in Illustrator like "Layer Comps" in Photoshop? For me it's important that I can export all those views e.g. as jpg/png/pdf (like Photoshop script "Layer Comps to Files"...
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Photoshop CS5: Text cursor has disappeared

The weirdest thing is happening. My coworker noticed his blinking text cursor doesn't appear anymore, no matter where he selects/creates text. Even weirder? I'm editing his file now and I'm having the ...
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Layers referencing in Photoshop CS5 (12)?

I have two layers L1 and L2. I want to make layer L3 to copy L1 and L2 every time when they modifed. L3 may contains some filtering and every time when I modify L1 or L2 my L3 must recopy modified ...
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Photoshop To CSS: How do you translate Fill to CSS

I have a content box in photoshop with the background color #bc0018 with a 65% opacity and 50% fill. I am able to translate the backgroundcolor and opacity part to this, but without the 50% fill the ...
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Is it possible to flatten every layer in photoshop?

I am not trying to merge every layer and flatten the image. Instead I'm looking for a faster alternative to right-clicking every layer and converting to smart object, then rasterizing the layer. Or an ...
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Layer Styles Changing Properties?

I have some saved layer styles. When I apply them to my document it changes the settings of the style. For instance - The Saved Style has a Stroke of 5. Yet when I apply the style it applies with a ...
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Creating images for websites; controlling precision of drawings?

I'm trying to break myself into making my own graphics for websites and I've come to my first roadblock. I need to make the commonly used icon that resembles >> in photoshop. The problem is ...
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How to show perspective view text without any distortion

I am working on a design in which i want to show a snippet of code of html on a page which is skewed, but when I adjust the text according to that it's distorted and does not look like the part of the ...
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How to apply adjustment layers to multiple (not one, not all) layers?

I am looking to apply an adjustment layer to just three layers like so: ADJ_LAYER_1 - IMAGE_1 - IMAGE_2 - IMAGE_3 ADJ_LAYER_2 - BG All I can manage is to apply ADJ_LAYER_1 to either only ...
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How to combine multiple png icons into one transparent iconset

What software can I use to combine multiple transparent png and icon files into one transparent iconset? Example:
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How do I breakdown a PSD Background To Tileable layered elements

I'd like to create a scaleable multi-resolution web effect similar to iBooks and started by building on this tutorial. The problem is with the background image: As you can see it has two masks on ...
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Change color of Pattern overlay

I wonder if its possible to change the color of a pattern overlay in Photoshop? I googled a lot but couldn't find anything useful. So I have a layer with pattern overlay, but I also want to use ...
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Working on Small Resolution Images in Photoshop ( icons ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resize icon sets in Photoshop? I want to get a solution for a question that has been in my mind for a long time. For the past 2 years, several times I was assigned ...
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Photorealistic cloud in a specific shape

Say I wanted to create a photorealistic (or as near as possible) volumetric cloud in the shape of a space shuttle (or any complex object I guess), can anyone recommend a particular set of tools/method ...
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How to create this cracked leather texture effect in photoshop?

The Instagram logo pulls off this effect nicely to create a cracked brown-leather look. How can I create this texture? (regardless of the color) Instagram logo:
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Photoshop slicing (CS5)

I've created a bunch of layer slices. However I need a way of hiding the background layers to make the images based on the layers have a transparent background when saved. As i'm doing it now, I need ...