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Technique for finding the centerline of a curved object?

I'm curious to know if anyone knows of any effective techniques for finding the center line of a curved object. In the screenshot below you'll see a crude version of what I mean. Is there any way ...
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CS PDF Export color loss

I'm working with a psd in PS in CMYK mode. After exporting a standard "High Quality Print" PDF, there is noticeable overall desaturation in the exported PDF. Why, if I am working in CMYK, and ...
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Remove parts of a picture in photoshop

I have this image below: and I am trying to figure out a way to remove all of the colored dots from the image. Are there any techniques that anyone would suggest to be able to remove this from the ...
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Converting text layers (with blending options) in Photoshop to Vector

I've recently spent a lot of time creating a logo for my website using basic text layers with blending options in Photoshop CS5. I'm aware that because all of my layers are text, I should be able to ...
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Canvas and Save for web colors mismatch in Photoshop

The colors of my Photoshop canvas are not the same as my Save-to-Web output. For example, #0000FF: I know there is something set wrong in the color profiles, but I can't figure out what is is. ...
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How to create a “zig zagged, jagged” effect with Photoshop?

I'd like to create the effect of a zig-zagged line at the bottom (or top, or any edge) of a rectangle. I also want to use this image on a web page, thus I think I should do it such that I can repeat ...
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How to draw glowing lines with glitter effect inside

I just wonder if there exists a tutorial for photoshop which I could follow to draw those shining lines especially with the glitter like effect on the right side. (you can see what I mean in this ...
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How to extract a blended layer from its background

I often get PSD assets that have layers with blending modes that end up blending them into a background layer. I'm trying to figure out of there is any way to cleanly extract these layers from the ...
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Whats the proper way to create a PSD containing a gradient which hue can be easily changed?

Take for example this file. I would like to make it as easily as possible for someone to grab it and change the hue from red to any other color, quickly and without losing the luminosity variation ...
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Can GIMP open PSD files without any loss of information?

I'm a programmer for a website. Because the site looked kind of naff, we paid a graphics designer to do us a new design. He has just sent me sample images (.jpgs) and the .psd files they were ...
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Photoshop edit text problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I identify what font was used in a Photoshop layer when the font is not installed on my computer? I have a psd file and i want to edit a text from a particular ...
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How to get rid of business template card borders [closed]

Created business card from template. But now blue borders appear on the page too. How do I remove them from psd?
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Opening Paint Shop Pro files in Photoshop

My colleague has Paint Shop Pro X2, I have Photoshop. He tried saving a PSD version of a multi-layer image in PSP but, when I open the file in Photoshop, there's only a single background layer - the ...
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How do I create a custom gradient pattern in Photoshop CS5?

Is it possible to start a gradient (in a layer mask) from, for example, a bent shape. So that the "fade" itself will not be straight but rather a bit curved. I hope the question is understandable, ...
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How can I align layers side-by-side and crop them automatically in Photoshop CS5?

How can I align layers side-by-side and crop them automatically in Photoshop CS5? Example:
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How can I identify what font was used in a Photoshop layer when the font is not installed on my computer?

So I created a layout for a website a while back and now am getting back to the project. The issue is I have a small logo designed and I am trying to recreate the logo at a much larger resolution. ...
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How to make adobe photoshop background smoother with gradient?

I am creating a background in photoshop with a gradient overlay. Everything works fine. its just that the background has this rigid look to it where the colors start to blend with the next color.. ...
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How do I add a frame to a batch of images using photoshop?

I know how to add a frame to a single photo in Photoshop, but I don't know an easy way to choose multiple photos and apply the same type of frame to all of them. Can anyone suggest a method please?
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sRGB, Photoshop and Color Picker “proofing”

I have recently started with web developement and changed my Photoshops Color Profile to sRGB, in addtion I set the Proof Setup to Monitor RGB to make the colors look more like the end result will be ...
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What is the name of this effect, and what is a good way to replicate it?

See how the image background fades with the black menu bar? I see this effect very often and I like it a lot. I would love a tutorial (either Photoshop or Illustrator) or how-to article but I don´t ...
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Tutorial to Create a Wunderlist-like Icon in Photoshop

I'm developing an application for iOS and Android and I love the style of the Wunderlist icon, so I want to know if there is any tutorial about how to create this "rounded wooden drawer" effect in ...
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How can I split an image in several layers of same size?

I want to split this image in several layers, one for each square. Is there a way to do that?
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How to edit pdf files in Photoshop without bloating the file size?

I have a pdf file of size 266KB which I open with Photoshop, crop out the boundaries and save it back again. The new file size is 7.96MB! Since all I did was a crop, I did not expect the file ...
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What DPI/PPI should a 4 by 6 meter outdoor billboard be designed at? [duplicate]

I'm creating a 4 x 6 meter (~13 x 20 feet) outdoor billboard advertisement that includes an image and vector logo (rasterized) in Photoshop. I was working using a smaller size for design purposes, but ...
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How to convert a raster image into vector?

I'm trying to convert a icon from .psd format to vector. Here is my .psd file snapshot. This is my converted(Vector) file snapshot after live trace. I mean it has lot of blurs. I need pixel ...
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Problem: Color change when pasting from Photoshop to Illustrator

What I want to achieve: I want to copy an image in Illustrator and paste it into Photoshop. The image is just a grey circle with a #d1d1d1 fill and no stroke. The problem: Bottom line, the color of ...
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How can I include a Photoshop file inside another Photoshop file?

If one was designing a website where they laid out each page mock as a separate photoshop file but each one had the common elements of the site such as the header and footer, but also could have ...
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How do I create symmetrical curves on vector shapes in Photoshop?

Let's say I want to make a mark representing the shape of a rotor in a rotary engine: (image source) This shape is similar to a Reuleaux triangle: (image source) I know how to create equilateral ...
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Create a sprite using a sequence of images photoshop

I would like to create a horizontal image sprite for use in a jQuery animation, how would i create a sprite from 190 images in a folder (around 220kb each file) into a single horizontal sprite?
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logo on building

I have a company logo i would like to photoshop on a building for a promotional ad. The problem is that when i put the logo on the building it doesn't look very real, it should look like its painted ...
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Photoshop - Extracting a transparent shadow from an image

I have a layer that contains a brushed metal texture. The layer has an inner shadow effect. I'd like to extract just that shadow with transparency, so I can later superpose the pure background ...
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Create Illustrator Smart Object From INSIDE Photoshop

I'm using the CS5 suite of Adobe applications. I'm familiar with the method of copying an object in Illustrator and pasting into Photoshop, thus making a Smart Object that opens in Illustrator. Is ...
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Possible to restore multiple windows (of the same document) between sessions in Photoshop?

Is it possible to restore multiple windows of the same document between sessions? In other words: Open a document. Select Window > Arrange > New Window for …document's name ( ^ ⌥ ⌘ N on Mac ) Close ...
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Photoshop produce a specific effect

How can I recreate this Photoshop effect: Let's say that I have a heart image and inside of the heart I want to implement this effect. How can this be done? Thanks in advance.
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using photoshop, how can i put a logo on a object like a can (image attached)?

I have a logo and i want to place it on a graphic but on certain graphics the logo is bigger than the "flat" surface so i want to "bend" the logo appropriately to make it look real. For example, on ...
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Export to multiple PNGs from a single PSD

I don't anything about graphic design so please bear with me. I bought an icon set and it included the psd for the icons. I change the color of the icons and now need to export all the icons to ...
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With the invention of CSS3, should a web designer use Photoshop?

I see that many designers create beautiful web design works in Photoshop, but now with the arrival of CSS3, when they want to change that to HTML & CSS, they simply start from scratch and create ...
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Direct select Layer (PS)

Since some of the newer cs versions of PS I got the problem that the [Ctrl/Strg] + * left click * stopped selecting layers directly when they're grouped in a folder. Instead PS simply selects the ...
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Digital way of detecting and removing pencil traces?

I draw pencil sketches on paper and "ink" them using a variety of pens. (I'm using the term "inking" very loosely here to describe the process of drawing the final lines over a pencil sketch, no ...
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What's the best way to create custom grid lines in Photoshop?

Is there a way to quickly define a baseline grid on photoshop using the guides tool? For example, if I want to create a 24px vertical rhythm, can I do this quickly on PS?
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What makes a design professional?

Can anyone define why something might not look "professional"? What differentiates between professional/unprofessional designs? I have clients who have said my design does not look very ...
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Outlining text without soft edges?

I'm trying to do text outline, however I'm having trouble making the outline exactly the same shape as the text itself. When you do an outline stroke, the edges appear soft which I don't want. Any ...
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Inverted colors on opening PDF in photoshop

When opening this PDF in Photoshop(CS3) all colors are automatically inverted. How can I change this behaviour? The file has correct colors when opening it with Adobe Acrobat. The file is generated ...
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How to show background texture through text placed on background in Photoshop?

Say you have an image of a wall or an old, creased piece of paper and you want to add text on that background. How can you make the texture of the background come through the new text in Photoshop so ...
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How can I create nice looking subtle buttons in Photoshop?

Can you give me some hints for recreate these two buttons? Which effects are applied? Thanks!
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Colors change in Photoshop when copying a selection from one document into a new document

I'm trying to copy a particular layer out of a Photoshop document into its own new document and export it for use on the web. I'm doing this by right-clicking the layer in the layers palette, ...
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Photoshop: layer comps with smart objects

I have several layer comps in my document. I also have a smart object (to apply smart filters) which have those same layer comps. The problem is: when I want to change the layer comp of the image, I ...
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light painting in photoshop

How do I accomplish light painting like in Photoshop? Is there a font I can use? I couldn't find any great tutorials on it. Also, note that I don't own a wacom. Any help to accomplish this ...
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How Do I make a simple webpage out of image, need some pointers

I have an image and its source in photoshop and Adobe illustrator format. I know some programing, PHP, HTML. But I have never created a simple webpage using an image or adobe products. I'm also ...
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Techniques to draw tasteful lines and border in Photoshop

When I draw lines or borders in Photoshop for my web design work, they are usually not beautiful and seem to me to not be aesthetically appealing. I don't know why, as drawing a line seems to be a ...