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How to make PDF characters darker for print without using photoshop?

I am a researcher and I have to read research papers. Unfortunately, the characters are not dark enough, so the papers are hard to read when printed on the paper. Note that the printer's cartridge has ...
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How to begin with UI design

Newbie here. I like the web and UI design, and I know what good UI and good design is, but I lack Photoshop skills. Sometimes when I try to do design work my mind goes blank or gets mixed up because ...
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Photoshop CC Color Replacement Substitution issue

When I use the 'Replace Color...' to change #F5F5F5 to #EDE8D5, Photoshop is automatically changing my desired value to #E2E2E2 after I click OK. Any ideas as to why? The color mode is set to 8-bit ...
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How to create a transparent difference (additive?) layer from 2 solid layers

I'm very new to graphic design in general, so I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terms, sorry about that. I have two solid images (A & B) and I want to extract the difference between the two to ...
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Layer Comps in photoshop

I am using the layer comps in photoshop to create different pages of an app display setup. When I change the position of the text for layout "d" it then makes layouts a,b,c all the previous comps ...
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Is there a way to swap objects in Photoshop?

In Photoshop CS6 I have a lot of (smart) objects perfectly spaced out but in the wrong order. All the objects are the same size. Is there a way to swap the location of a object with another one? ...
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How to edit eps file in Photoshop?

I am making logos in Inkscape for sale. I don't own Illustrator and I just purchased Photoshop, no skills with that one. I have a customer who wants to know if she can edit the logo in photoshop? I ...
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How to compress a 30MB file of .psd to below 10MB file in .ai or .eps format?

I've been searching for a solution to this problem for a long time: How to compress a 30MB file of .psd to below 10MB file in .ai or .eps format? can anyone help me here? plz also cite your ...
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How I convert Color Balance in Photoshop from CMY to RGB?

I'm a total, utter, complete loss here. Basically we're making a photo filters app for iOS I have created several filters in Photoshop and every one of them uses color balance. The programming ...
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How auto-preview as a value changes in Adobe Photoshop CC?

For example, if I try to change the color of a text object it only updates the color of the text when I release mouse button. Similarly, when I am changing the opacity, it updates the new graphic only ...
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With Photoshop CS5, how do you retain original size of an image dropped as a file into an open document?

If I'm working on a document in Photoshop and I want to drop in an image by dragging the file from Windows explorer into the open Photoshop document, I can do that. It inserts the dropped image in a ...
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Import/export clipping path only from Photoshop?

I'm working with another designer and we exchange PSD's where we both create clipping masks for objects in the photograph. As the files are quite big, I was wondering if there is a way to only ...
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Alternative to Photoshop that can handle smart objects [duplicate]

I would like to edit a simple PSD with a smart object like this one. I only need to replace the smart object with a screenshot of an app and export the image as a PNG or JPG. Is there an alternative ...
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How to convert all groups into smart objects photoshop 2014.2.1

How to convert all groups into smart objects photoshop 2014.2.1 Here image of my groups I want to convert all of them into smart objects as a batch not 1 by 1 :D
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Is there an automated, configurable way to organize many layers into a sprite sheet grid with exact pixel coordinates in Photoshop?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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Which photoshop tools/methods can ease the trouble of creating intricate lines in a design? [on hold]

Do you have any tips & tricks to design complicated shapes using a series of single connecting lines of varying length and direction in Photoshop? Here is an example. Pixel precision is needed of ...
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How can I use photoshop to design a scenic photo inlaid with subtle chevron shapes as shown in this magazine cover? [on hold]

I am trying to achieve an effect similar to the one in the picture of the magazine below using photoshop. Any ideas or tutorial for a similar effect? I would also like to know what it is called, if ...
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Why is color appearing different between pieces designed for print?

I have recently designed an A5 leaflet in Photoshop and a Standard Business Card in Illustrator for print (Working CMYK). I have saved both documents as PDFs and have tried using several of Adobe's ...
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How do I change color of an image element in Photoshop?

I am trying to change the color of the blue ring around the devil from royal blue to white. I keep receiving a message that says You can not use the Color Replacement tool because it does not work ...
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How can I delete border lines from a 2 frame gif in photoshop?

I am creating an animated logo for my web site. It is a simple 2 frame gif. The only difference between the 2 frames is that the first one has a glowing object and the second one doesn't. Here's the ...
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Photoshop canvas size inaccurate to mm input sizes [migrated]

Just recently when I go to create a new Photoshop (CC2014) document, I put in the document size (e.g. 220 x 158.5mm) but when I open up the canvas size panel the dimensions are different (i.e. 219.96 ...
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Why can't I turn off swash?

I have some text that has the OpenType swash feature applied. I'd like to turn it off, but I can't, as the swash option is greyed out. How do I turn off swash when swash is greyed out? What I'm ...
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How to use photoshop or illustrator or CSS to draw this? [on hold]

In Powerpoint, it's easy to create this effect. [Gradient fill] -> [Rectangular] If it is possible, can CSS do this? If not, I was wondering how I can do this in photoshop or illustrator with only ...
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problem after selecting image using pen tool

Am using Photoshop to make this following effect and i have tutorial in PDF of above effect And followed as given in step 2 After selecting after selecting specific part in image i need to go to ...
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Resize or Scale Images changing aspect ratio without stretching?

I want to design a website. I've got some images with different w*h. For example, we have lots of pictures at 800*600 or 1024*768 or something else. In our website we have some restricted frame ...
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Why use Photoshop for Web Design

Aside from its bitmap effects, can someone tell me why I should use Photoshop for creating website layouts instead of Illustrator? To the best of my knowledge Photoshop was never intended to be used ...
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Paragraphing in Photoshop

I'm using CS5 Photoshop. When I use the Type Tool and put some text into a picture, as I press ENTER to start a new paragraph within the same block of text it just de-selects the text and doesn't ...
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how to keep size of image same when moving from illustrator to photoshop and then back to illustrator [on hold]

I'm trying to put in some nice gradients and effects into a shape from Illustrator while in Photoshop, but when I bring the image back to Illustrator I end up with a shrunk version of the shape... and ...
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Creating an Avengers styled backdrop (8' x 8') for actors to take picture in front of with the people [duplicate]

I need to make an avengers styled backdrop (for costumed avengers characters). Guests will stand in front of it to take pictures with the characters. It needs to be 8' x 8'. I need to set up my ...
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Correct Spot Healing Brush imperfections and tattoo

(this is on adobe photoshop ) I wanted to modify this pic However, after deleting the stars, I got this As you can see there are some black marks... what should i do to get rid of them ? thx all ...
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How to show the dimensions of a document as a ratio

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 the dimension of the document in ratios. Is this possible?
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How to replace color in Photoshop to specific Lab color?

I know how to replace a color in Photoshop (by going to image -> adjustments -> replace color and selecting the color etc.) however I need to match specific Lab colors provided by my client in order ...
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Resizing image to real world dimensions

this may sound like a really amateur question but I'm trying to resize some images to dimensions in centimetres (10cm height x 15cm width to give you an idea), but upon changing two photos to the same ...
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How I can achieve this (light) effect in CMYK illustrator/Photoshop? [on hold]

I want an identical effect for the background done in either Photoshop or Illustrator but I want it print ready that means in CMYK. Ideally I would like the design to be in Illustrator but I think I ...
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Textile design in illustrator

Im designing a print for my swimwear line and I'm using images from an artist. the file prints out sharp when it is opened in photoshop but when i place the image in illustrator and print from ...
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How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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My blending options are gone [on hold]

Usually when I right click on the layer on the left and press blending options the dialogue box that appears has a list of blending option including stroke, shadow, glow, gradient, etc. For some ...
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How can I make a double stroke in Photoshop?

I have a group of merged shapes. How can I make a double stroke in Photoshop? I'm using Photoshop CC
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Working with .psb in a psd

EDIT: A Big update on this topic is presented with PS CC 14.2! Now you can have linked smart objects, it works like in InDesign. Just go to File->Place Linked… and choose your .psb file. This is the ...
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Subtract Front Shape Photoshop CS6

I'm a beginner to photoshop but have grasped some basics from a ton of youtube videos, plus trial and error over countless hours! I created a logo from a circle using the subract front tool. Now ...
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how to save a cropped gif in photoshop cs6 [on hold]

After cropping the gif image, I saved it as .gif file of course. But when I tried uploading it online the cropped gif isn't working. How do I save it?
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Can I stop Photoshop from asking for interlaced option when saving a PNG format?

I never want my PNGs to be interlaced. So I wish I could set a bunch of option defaults in the application so that I am saving time when outputting a lot of images as PNG over the course of a day ...
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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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Custom Background Resizing As Needed

Is it possible to make a square pattern gradient coloured background that resizes as a webpage grows downwards? A square pattern, dark color - light color - dark color etc and as it goes up it gets ...
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Overlaying two frame animations in Photoshop [duplicate]

I've just done two animations in Photoshop, each the same size, same number of frames, using the FRAME ANIMATION function in the timeline. They are on two different photoshop files. The second ...
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Reducing PSD File size/selections

In trying to reduce file size for PSD, does eliminating saved selections do anything? I've found lots of useful tips, but none relating to selections. Thanks.
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Intersection between layers for empty and filled heart vector in Photoshop

I have downloaded a heart icon vector from flaticon, I will use it as "add as favorite" icon, so I need two states: The heart filled with black background with opacity 75% for example ...
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How to create a batch job save a flatten image with the image name written on it in photoshop [duplicate]

Lets say I have 1000 images from a digital camera, named, for example, _MG_7677, _MG_7678, _MG_7679 and so on.. How can I batch create new flatten images .jpg but with the original name of every image ...
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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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How to save history in Photoshop?

Is there a way to save a file in Photoshop CC 2014 with history? I would like to open a file already saved and see the history.