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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 ...
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Illustrator// Blending two overlapping lines when expanded

So i made this brush from a tutorial i watched online. I want this rope loop to look how its shown on top, but when they overlap in the loop i don't want them to look how they do once expanded ...
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Confused about the real resolution size and dpi for wall sticker printing using photoshop [duplicate]

i am quite newbie in graphic design. As beginner, this is the first time assigned with a task to print out a wall sticker design. The wall design size in real should be 106" x 128". Since i am using ...
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Saving ARGB 32 Bits BPM in Photoshop

Ok, I have an Image in 8 bits per channel mode on Photoshop. When I try to save it doesn't let me select the A8 R8 G8 B8 option. Why I can't do it? There's a special mode that I have to choose to ...
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How can I fix jerky text panning in Photoshop CS6 video?

I'm testing CS6's new video features. One issue I found is that when I add panning to text, it does not pan smoothly. It seems like the kerning is adjusted slightly for each frame and it looks pretty ...
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Why is my .psd file saving only one layer?

I have saved a brochure for print and because of the file size issues I saved my original Photoshop file as a .pdf without Photoshop editing capabilities. Then I applied some changes and saved as ...
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How do I achieve an “old” distressed poster effect in Illustrator, Photoshop or Pixelmator?

I am looking to create some graphics that look like modernism vintage style. Examples here: Any thoughts here?
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How to export crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator?

Both Photoshop (layer shapes) and Illustrator (vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it ...
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controlling save name when using action to batch process and save

I am trying to control filename when saving via an action. Let's start with an image open on screen. It is called "image1.png". I press record to start the action. I run a greyscale filter. I then ...
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How do I make a document in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I tried to make a document in Photoshop with a size of 551" x 196" but for some reason it is not working. How do I make a document in Photoshop with the size I need?
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How do I hide text in images that only becomes visible when brightening the image?

I need to send messages to a group of people. These messages are hidden in text, and should only appear when the image is brightened. Is there any way to do this in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended?
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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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How to make a lens with zoomed effect in Photoshop

How do I go about creating this effect in Photoshop cs6? Don't forget to mark this question as useful :)
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Are there any extra measures when designing a translucent business card?

My client needs a translucent business and this is the first time I am going to do create a design that's going to be printed on translucent plastic material. I am a bit worried about how the design ...
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Pasting a selection in photoshop with a transparent border clips the transparency before snapping to grid

I have a number of small icons all of which fit into a 32x32 pixel png with transparent backgrounds. I wish to create a single large png which contains each of these icons in a 10x10 grid. I create ...
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Replace individual colors in multiple layers

The goal Replace individual colors in a multi-layer Photoshop document in a way that is flexible and efficient enough to be done a multiple times in the production process—like when I need to update ...
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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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How can I create cartoon green grass for covering a sphere?

I've searched a lot about how to create grass for a sphere. I analyzed some pictures from different games. I can copy what I've found but it's important to know the methods because here I have a ...
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Making a curved road texture in Photoshop?

I have a very simple road texture (200 x 200) like this: I need to create a curved version of this texture that is double the size (400 x 400). Here is a picture to give you a basic idea of what ...
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Is there a Github for Graphic Designers?

How do Graphic Designers share work they put in the public domain? I'm looking for a site that provides publicly visible, collaborative behavior like Github (which is for source code). For those ...
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Dimension for very large designs [duplicate]

I'm working on a design which is to be printed and displayed on a 8ft by 2.32ft. What dimension can I use when using photoshop because I can't find any fonts that can extend that large. Thanks.
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In Photoshop, is possible to get wet edges effect without opacity buildup?

I know the build-up is part of the effect, but is there any way to get the wet edges effect without a build-up? It's okay if the center color is not transparent, just as long as the outer edge color ...
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Export layers to files sized according to content of layer

Sorry for the confusing title. What I did was scan 3-4 photos at a time and then crop those photos into new layers per scan and then I combined them all into one .psd file. So what I have now are ...
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Clipping a photo to a rounded gradient background

I have a photo I removed the background from, leaving only the human models - 3 people sitting in front of a computer. I need the new background to be gradient filled and the left bottom corner of the ...
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How to I change a .psd format to .jpeg format without photoshop?

I took my work home from a photoshop class, not realizing I didn't save my pictures as .jpeg instead i saved them as .psd and I don't have photoshop to change them, is there a way to change a .psd ...
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Alpha for each layer

How can I set a script that applies an alpha channel for each layer in the PSD file? An action makes it for one layer only. I`d like to have an ability to automate it for a bunch of layers.
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How to mask a layer with shapes in photoshop?

It is really hard to explain, but kind of easy to understand once you actually see what I mean. I want to design a specific shape, and to make a layered mask "folder" and be able to add shapes into ...
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In Photoshop CC: “edit/transform” instead of edit/transform path"

In Photoshop CC (latest update), how do I change back to just "edit/transform" instead of "edit/transform path"? I have never had this happen before, and when I go to transform a layer, I get an error ...
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Fill selection regions with the average color inside them

I'm trying to design stained glass. Photoshop has the "Stained Glass" filter, but I need a bit more flexibility than it allows. I've used it to create the came structure: Now I want to take my ...