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Why can't I use the Delete key to delete in Photoshop CS6?

The previous version of Photoshop I used was CS4 and whenever I selected a portion of an image with the magic wand and hit Delete, it simply deleted that portion of the image (rendering it ...
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Best 2D animation software [closed]

i just want to ask which software is "best" or which software is mostly used on these 2D animations. example 1. https://dribbble.com/shots/1623679-Open-Close?list=searches&tag=gif&offset=2 ...
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Copy Paste multiple Illustrator layers into Photoshop for individual editing?

I have a world map in Illustrator with a layer for each individual country. I want to copy and paste all layers into photoshop so that I can edit the colour blend for each individual country. I do not ...
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What are good alternatives to adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)?

Is there any professional software (for Mac) that I can use to replace some of the adobe software like InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator? I don’t mean one that replaces all, but the equivalent of ...
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pop up window showing dimention of the document in ratios

When we are using Image size window, width and height is displayed in percentage , pixel , inches etc.. I need to get a pop up window showing dimension of the document in ratios. is this possible.?
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How to stop a brush from darkening the color of a previous stroke?

In the image above, I showcase the problem. I have some marker brushes that have a nice texture on them which shows the tooth of the paper. I'd like to get a more consistent look when I'm coloring ...
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What is the math behind gradient map in photoshop?

I am trying to implement gradient map of Photoshop programmatically. Consider below shown gradient map where all white components are replaced by green and black by blue. For other color components ...
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Creating animation and exporting it as series of PNG files

I am keen to have a tool that allows me to generate a particle animation and export it as a series of PNG files with alpha transparency. This is possible to do so with GIMP/Photoshop by drawing ...
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Marquee tool in Photoshop acting strange? [on hold]

Recently the marquee tool in Photoshop has been acting up. It seems to be creating lots of boxes within the area I draw. This has been happening across documents and its not selecting hidden layers ...
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how to save as each art-board as separate PSD file in photoshop cc 2015

i am using photoshop cc 2015. it is really nice feature which is art board. i love it. but now issue i want to send my customer psd file but they don't use cc 2015. so how they can see my all ...
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Photoshop resize image to specific size, keep proportion?

I'm struggling with this. I have a lots of (big) images that I need to re-size to a specific smaller dimension. The important thing is to keep the aspect ratio and don't do any weird stretching to the ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Adobe CS5.5

I'm a graphic designer on a terribly limited budget and need a new laptop. I've been looking at the Acer Aspire V5-471 laptop, which has: 4GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3337u CPU @ 1.8GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz ...
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3D border effect help

can someone please help me and tell me how could I do this border effect in Photoshop? I know it look like a bad design, but this is an old design of my client and he doesn't have the PSD file ...
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How can I quickly enter editing mode of a selected text layer?

I'm looking to solve a workflow issue; editing a selected layer's text without having to go back to the mouse each time. You can change the selected layer via keyboard shortcuts, so if you could also ...
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What is an easy way to know the resolution of a smart object in Photoshop?

I'm working on a photomontage using smart objects and am wondering if there is an easy way to keep track of their resolution? I normally work in InDesign and find myself really missing my customized ...
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Converting photoshop patterns to illustrator [on hold]

How do i convert my photoshop pattern swatch into illustrator ? Is it possible to do it for symbols to ?
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Need to replicate a split toning (with a colored image)

I've been using the Split Toning functionality of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw for some time now -- you can see the effect in this video. How would I go about performing adjustments like these in ...
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Photoshop Artboard has a weird 1px line around?

Can anyone tell me why artboard in Photoshop be bounded by a 1px line. How I can fix this? Thank you.
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Making an image clean with 2 colors only in Photoshop

I'm trying to take an image that was designed in SolidWorks and exported as an AI file and make it two colors only. I'm using a manufacturing process using UV light so the areas I'm cutting away ...
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Where can I find the x / y coordinates for a layer in PS CS?

I need to find the x / y coordinates for each layer in my psd. I've searched through the help file and online, but I can't find the answer.
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Remove image in PS

I am a brand new user of Photoshop. I placed a .jpg on a page. I now want to remove something from this .jpg which is a photo I recently took. I first selected the background layer then used the ...
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Making a frame of an asymmetrical shape with an even width in Photoshop

I am trying to create a frame of a star. I have tried duplicating and shrinking a whole star, and placing it over the original and deleting it to leave the edge. However, it doesn't result in an even ...
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Creating a circle following a pattern

I'm trying to come up with a new logo for my tireshop, and I'm trying to create a tire in Photoshop. I really like the outline of this one: How is a circle outline like this created? I know how to ...
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Problems when selecting “Save for web”

I'm in the process of creating my name in Photoshop, but I have a problem. I type in my name. I use the "free transform" to scale to the size that I want. I make sure that the "anti-aliasing" is set ...
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Specific font stopped working in Photoshop/Illustrator CC [on hold]

The problem: I downloaded a free font called Voyager from a Behance user and installed it to my computer. I used the font in Photoshop to create a .psd file and everything worked as expected. The ...
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How do I set a Photoshop image to just pure black and white, no grayscale?

i'd been googling for answers for this, all guides point me to make it grayscale, but actually it is still not enough, it still allows non-black(gray gradient). What I want is Suppose I ended up ...
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Unable to build a shape in an individual layer - CS6

I am an absolute newbie to photoshop and I can't seem to figure out how to create a shape that creates it's own layer without it being created behind an other. Any ideas guys??? Thanks, Connor ...
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How can I simulate screen printing/offset colors in a non-destructive way

In screen printing or offset printing (or any other printing process that uses galzing colors) colors printed on top of each others mix together. This is similar to the multiply layer blend mode. ...
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How to convert GIMP gradient to Photoshop compatible Gradient?

I want to convert GIMP Gradient to Photoshop compatible gradient (importable)
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Why does Photoshop call ppi “resolution”?

There are some things in Photoshop's "new" dialog window that I find troubling: Assume an image of 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels. How can there be an input box for ppi? Ppi a property of the result of ...
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Critique: How should I place/format an informative text in a picture?

I am trying to advertise some discounts in Facebook and to do that I have to provide an image that has a small amount of text informing potential customers about the discount I am offering. I am ...
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Photoshop Scripting: batch replace colors

I'm trying to write a script that will replace the colors of all same-colored shapes, including those on non-visible layers. I am new to Photoshop scripting, but I imagine the pseudocode would work ...
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Opacity and Fill started to behave differently

I always assumed that when used on a layer that is set to normal, with no layer styles applied. For example if I have a white (brightness 100%) background and a black foreground (brightness 0%) and ...
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Preventing adding up of colors for multiple brush strokes

This is somewhat a newbie question, but I couldn't find any solution. While painting, if I lift up the brush and start painting again, colors start adding up at intersections. This makes it hard to ...
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Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
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Keep one layer always on top of the rest?

Is there a script/plugin that could make one layer appear always on top? I am busy with a website design and I created some safe zones which I like to have on top at all times. However, now when I ...
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Auto align layers with changing contents but constant shape in Photoshop

I have 70+ images of a coloured microsphere taken through a microscope. Between each image, I manually rotated the sphere by about 5°. In each picture, the position of the sphere is slightly different ...
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Transparency lost when placing a Photoshop CS5 image into Illustrator CS5

When placing a Photoshop CS5 image into an Illustrator CS5 file I'm losing the background transparency. Have never had this happen before. PDF's a acting the same way.
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Why is the opposite of yellow on color wheels sometimes purple and sometimes blue?

Why do traditional color wheels have yellow opposite to violet (purple), whereas graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop have yellow opposite to blue? Yellow opposite violet (purple): Yellow ...
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How do I convert a Keynote file to a high resolution PSD?

I mocked up several marketing materials for my team in Keynote, and I'd like to convert them into high res files (preferably PSDs or JPGs) to upload to a printing site (like Vistaprint). I've tried to ...
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How do I know if i have the latest illustrator, photoshop indesign, etc. my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just try [on hold]

How do I know if i have the latest illustrator, photoshop indesign, etc. my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just try my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just ...
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How do I break line text on separate layers in Photoshop? [on hold]

I type some text in Photoshop on a single layer in some lines. I want to break the all line text in all separate layers.
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Why should I make reponsive templates in Photoshop?

I am a designer and currently working on responsive web templates in photoshop. I started to learn responsive designs just now after seeing its market need. As I am a designer so i started to try in ...
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PS CS6: brush/cursor: Can't change from crosshair to precise when too small brush size

The problem is that when I'm using small enough brush, it seems I can't have anything else than a crosshair. For example, if I'm using brush of size 4px and I'm in 25% zoom. Nothing wrong with ...
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Why are the edges on these images so different?

I am currently making some web images and am getting very riggid lines. Exhisting images on the website seem to differ (these images are pre me so I do not know how they created them so differently). ...
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Can Photoshop Be Used for Vector Purposes?

Usually vectors are only created in vector-based programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, with some limited support for drawing vectors in programs like Adobe Fireworks and Flash. Can ...
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How can I tell if my .psd file can be saved as a vector image? [duplicate]

I have designed a logo for a client in Photoshop CS6 (I know, Illustrator, Illustrator) and all of the active layers consist either of Photoshop-generated shapes or editable text, aka nothing is a ...
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Apply layer comp in linked smart object only to specific layer comps in root PSD?

I'm using Photoshop CC for UI design. Let's say I've got 3 buttons as separate linked smart objects. Each button has a layer comp for a pressed and a not-pressed state. I place the linked smart ...
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What books or ebooks can I use to learn Photoshop?

I am learning Photoshop at home, but I am finding it quite difficult. Can anyone recommend me any book(s) or resources to learn it (preferably for free)? I have a good internet connection but I'm ...
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How to create perspective like this in Photoshop?

I really want to start creating professional mockups for my branding projects and for my portfolio but don't know how to create perspective like this.