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How to make an image look like an all-white sculpture in Photoshop?

I'm wondering how they actually achieved this kind of effect? image from http://www.thecapitol.pn/ Could you give me some suggestions: are there any techniques to get the same effect? I tried many ...
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How do I extend a line pattern background in Photoshop?

I have an image but on the top of the image there just isn't enough room to make it applicable for my desired application. Therefore I would like to extend the pattern that is clearly visible in the ...
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How to create a spikey badge sticker in Photoshop

I want to make a "deal" or "hot" sticker that is effectively a glossy-looking circle with spikey edges and some text inside like "Great Deal!". I'm not very skilled at Photoshop, so specifically: ...
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Photoshop CS5 Type Tool frustration!

So I choose the type tool and key in 2 words. I want to change the the 2nd word to a different color. I select the second word and change its color on the Options bar. The following strangeness ...
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Why are raster images still used when vector images have so many advantages?

I have read some posts and see many advantages of using vector images when compared to raster images: They can be zoomed or scaled at any ratio. File-size efficiency. Because vector image only ...
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How to reduce screenshot dimensions for putting in a macbook mockup?

I need to put a screenshot(of a desktop application) in a macbook mockup. But I'm facing some issues. The mockup I have wants a screenshot of 2880x1800px but my system screen is not that big. I have ...
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How can I avoid seeing exceptional color stains

Using CS5 Hello I edit a file in PSD and save it as PDF (for laser cutting) In this file there are only three colors. Who receives the file, says he sees more colors alone of the three colors I ...
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Style identification: How was this painting effect made?

I'm specially interested in the flowers in different colors. Can they be achieved using a filter? Image Source: Robbi Robbins.
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As a designer, how should I start designing an iOS app?

I am about to design an IOS 8 app for the very first time. I've been a designer for 5 years now, both on Photoshop and Illustrator, but I never got the change to design an app. I am looking for some ...
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Adding frames/borders to images in Adobe

So I use Lightroom very frequently to edit and export images. I do nightclub photography often and have been asked to put a frame around my photos. Obviously a creative frame, not just a white or ...
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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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Photoshop: How to know which layer does graphic object inside

I have met this situation, and because I just learn photoshop so I don't know how to solve this. I have a psd file contains some layers. Those layers have grouped together. Then I draw a graphic (in ...
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Which Wacom tablet would suit my needs, Intuos vs. Bamboo?

I am not a graphic design student but digital painiting intrigues me quite a lot. I have been watching online lessons of it and have finally decided to buy a pen tablet. I want to pursue digital ...
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How to change the time format when opening a video with Photoshop CS6?

It is possible to open videos with Photoshop, I use this functionnality in order to measure the speed of an animation on my screen after recording it with OBS. It would be very handful if I could set ...
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Create action with “Extract assets” as one of commands

I'm trying to automate assets generation with batch file processing and few actions applied to each file. Everything is fine, except I need to run "Extract Assets" command from new 14.1 CC and when I ...
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My options to link large image into AI file

My .psd file has a resolution of 6m x 3m @ 150 DPI. This makes it 35433px x 5906px in size. Photoshop CS6 saves the file as .tiff or .psb only. When I first import into Illustrator I get an error that ...
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Replacing whiteness with transparency in CS6

I want to replace the whiteness in pixels with transparency in the same way as described in this question - i.e. for lighter pixels to be made proportionally as transparent. All solutions found via ...
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How to cycle through blend modes with instant preview?

I'm watching a tutorial in which the instructor is cycling through blend modes for a pattern overlay and the shape layer instantly updates with whichever blend mode he has selected. I have read that ...
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How to make a multi-color gradient in photoshop?

Hello, I was wondering what it takes to make this blurred and blended type of multi colored gradient in photoshop? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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When I save a PSD, have it save a PNG w/ a new folder

Could I do this? For example, if I was making a new logo, I would save the psd, it'd create a new folder called Avatar, and in that it would save the psd and the PNG. Would that be possible?
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Canvas cut marks

I have this sample red image 16"x20", with 1.5" white padding and 4px black border. I created the border in Photoshop using Layer Style Stroke The print will be on canvas, and the border is to be ...
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Photoshop : Difference when drag an image to psd file directly and copy/paste manual

I have an image and I want to move this image to my psd file. I have two ways to do this. this is my first solution I often do from very first time I use photoshop. I drag image file directly into ...
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How to add Reflection + Shadow to a 3D Box in Photoshop?

I used a 3D Box Generator for Photoshop, and was able to create some boxes with it. These boxes were shaped in the form of Software Boxes, while I require Customized Dimensions Boxes, which currently ...
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Photoshop: How to duplicate layer manual without using hotkey

I read many tutorials and found that, hotkey to duplicate layer is Command + J on Mac or Control + J on Windows. My question is: If I don't remember this hotkey, how can I do this manual. (By ...
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Coloring individual parts in a brush

How do I colour each individual ribbon like the finished preview for these brushes? From DeviantArt:
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How do I export a JPG with the same color profile as my Photoshop workspace?

I created a design for a webpage in Photoshop and got all the colors looking perfect. However, when I export it to a jpeg and view it outside of Photoshop the colors are completely different. If I ...
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How to define a custom shape in photoshop

I have created a shape and selected a layer. In the Edit menu Define custom shape... is disabled. Can any one tell what mistake I have made.
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Is there a script out there that adds numbers to layers? [on hold]

Is there a script out there that adds numbers to layers like you would see in a table design. I use Photoshop to make changes on the fly as we rapidly prototype things in Photoshop. I try to stay as ...
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Restrict movement of layer in Photoshop CS6

Is there a way to block the movement of a layer in photoshop and still be able to do editing in the same layer?
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Photoshop: possible to select hidden layers via keyboard shortcut?

I use the Option + [ and ] keyboard shortcuts to select layers in Photoshop's layers panel, but it skips hidden layers. Is it possible at all to select these via the keyboard?
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What's the best way to maintain color customization in Photoshop files

I have just started designing print templates like brochures and business cards for graphic marketplaces. As different users has different color requirements for their brand the files must easy to ...
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Photoshop Actions: Export with exact pixel size, not percentage

When I record actions, I put in the pixel size I want it to save as (1000x1000) for web export. For some reason, it will only replay this action and resize based on a scaling percentage. Is there a ...
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Should we use slice to export assets in photoshop cc?

Now that Photoshop CC has an option of extracting assets, should we abandon using slices to export assets to be used by UI developers?
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What is the best way of cutting out objects to create SVG files?

I got a PSD file from a designer. I want to get the icons and logos as SVG files, so I started to cut them out, and create a new PSD file for each of them. When I want to generate a SVG file, I am ...
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Why does Color Dodge produce different results when applied to a group of layers, compared to when applied directly to the layers themselves?

In Photoshop, I can't figure out as to why this happens. I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with the color set to white and grey on a new layer. I duplicated the layer and then I put ...
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How do I ensure a colour is flat (and not dithered) when exporting it from Flash?

What settings/methods are best for creating an animated gif with sharp image quality? Here's what I'm working with: http://demo.jessewhite.me/envelope/index.html This graphic is for a high-end ...
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What is the most effective way to organize .psds for a large scale application project

I'm working on a project at work where we are building out a full scale application. Its going to span a 2 year period. Ive been naming and dating psds. I'm still having a hard time staying organized. ...
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How to upload .ase to kuler

Is it possible to upload my .ase swatches to kuler? This seems like a function that should exist, since Ai, Ps, and Id all have an applet dedicated to Kuler, but I can only move palettes in one ...
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How can I edit a crown from a picture in Photoshop?

Can someone help me and guide me how to edit the crown on the picture to match with the king wallers logo? I dont know how to color it partly,make it glow a little and use shades.
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is it mandatory to keep 72 dpi for web design? What if I create in 200dpi?

I have been designing web banners in photoshop for more than a year but never considered the DPI. I was using the default 72DPI, but now I want to know is it necessary to create web designs in 72DPI? ...
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Crop to specific size (not a ratio of it) in Photoshop

I'd like to crop several images to a specific size. Previously, I would set the size in the crop tool and happily run through a few images and have them all crop to the same specific size. Now it ...
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How to output multiple image sizes from one design?

I am designing an app for android and as you may know that android uses 6 different density buckets from LDPI to XXXHDPI. Is there a way to save multiple outputs of different sizes from one design ...
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I have cropped part of the image and want to crop another part of another image with the same size and location

I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC, and have cropped part of some image, and have saved a .ps version of such crop. I have another image, for which I want to make the crop with exact size and location of ...
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How to partition each part of an image? [closed]

How to cut or separate the parts of the body(hand, leg, head...) from a single image? I want to separate the background and foreground pictures also partition the each part. Silhouette studio ...
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Apple's U2 ads - light effects and mask

How to achieve this light effect/mask in Photoshop: I tried different shading and masking but I'm not able to achieve the look and feel of this visual.
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Photoshop how to crop a picture within a layer (initial bounding rectangle is empty error)

Original posts: Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly I tried asking on the original post, but it says I need 50 comments or participations to post a comment. Sorry for the confusion. I was ...
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How do I find the nested layers that may cause problems in older CS versions? [migrated]

I get the warning, but can't see where the problem is. The warning pops up at seemingly random times. My groups aren't nested in any weird way, as far as I can see. The + and & symbols are used ...
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How can I fix jagged curved with Photoshop's Gradient Overlay?

I am trying to create an image and added a Gradient Overlay style as seen below. I ended up with the following image (A part of image). Looking at the area circled in black, you can see a jagged ...
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Converting a Portrait Profile Image to Square

I've been given the task recently to convert a portrait image of my boss with the size 489w x 835h to a good profile image to be used for his LinkedIn profile (200px x 200px). I was wondering if ...
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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

I need to save each layer of my psd document as a page in a multi-page PDF file (or as a single-page PDF file each as I can combine them later). File->save as->PDF works for 1 layer at a time, but I ...