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How to create a non-destructive and reusable blurred/frosted glass effect?

How can I create a generic blurred background that can be used on multiple images similar to the example below? I need a white frosted glass looking png that I can set use to layer over regular ...
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How can I resize any image without loosing any quality [duplicate]

Very new to this, but I have an image that is 9.7" × 14.5" and I want to resize it to 9" x 12", I know this will need cropping, but I would love to print it, so wouldn't want to loose any quality. ...
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Photoshop vs Sketch 3 For app and Web design?

So, I Have been looking into which photo editor to use for app designing and the web too. My only question if I make an app in Photoshop for the phone do I need to re scale it into the iPad size or is ...
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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 make photoshop pencil tool 8x8 pixel square

I was making some pixel art and at some point I doubled the image size so now in order to continue to make my nice squares I want the pixel tool to be an 8x8 pixel square tip. Is it possible?
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Image processing automation

How does Photoshop treat a perfectly square image? Are they considered a Portrait or Landscape. I need to automate some image processing and I need to filter out perfectly square (aspect ratio 1:1) ...
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I can't resize an image in Photoshop

I'm trying to do a basic Image Resize - by going to Image then Image Size. When I do that; however, I do not see the dialogue box that I've been able to see in the past that allows me to make an ...
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Layer Comps - Adding new layer to each existing layer comp

I'm using photoshop in the design of complex web apps. I do most of the complex work in HTML/CSS/JS but there are times when photoshop layer comps can show the different stages quite well. The ...
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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 can I create this shape in Photoshop?

I want to create a scalable version of the shape above in Photoshop. I tried creating a path and filling the stroke but that wasn't very smooth. Is there a way of creating this as a vector or ...
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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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Linking layers/groups

If I have a layer that I've duplicated (and will always be the same as the first layer), how can I make it so that if I change the first layer, it would automatically change the duplicated layer as ...
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How to make some PSD file not to save as overwrite

Is there anything safety lock like feature for psd file to preserved its original file? I have free mock ups psd file from graphic design community site, I always use them, but some time I ...
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Why is my image turning gray when I paste another image on it?

I opened a .jpg file that only contains one channel, whenever I try to add another image to the file, the other image also turns gray. Why is this happening?
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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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How do I achieve this camera lines effect in photoshop or Ai

If you zoom in this image, there are parallel lines throughout which are used to show a cctv like effect. Tried with various blending options, but in vain. How do I achieve this ?
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Colors change when pasting to Photoshop from my desktop (printscreen)

I must be missing something obvious, but when pressing the Printscreen key then pasting into Photoshop, colors are quite different. I tried to do this with a RGB colors document (8, 16 and 32 bits). ...
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Font size on iOS7 looks different from Photoshop even though resolution in mockup is same as iPhone dimensions

I'm facing a weird issue here. I did a mockup for iPhone 5 + iOS7 in Photoshop, and since Photoshop handles font size in points, I passed all these info with the mockup file to the dev team. (e.g: ...
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Connecting drawn lines from a tablet in Photoshop

I recently bought a Wacom tablet for someone I know as she is interested in getting into the digital design industry. She's mainly just been doodling some drawings in Photoshop with it at the moment, ...
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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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How to Create Rounded Corner Hexagon in photoshop using polygon tool?

How to Create Rounded Corner Hexagon in photoshop using polygon tool ?
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Pixels shifting after applying Transform in Photoshop

Before Transform: During Transform: After Transform: As the images above show, when trying to use the Transform tool to rotate a layer the pixels in the end-result are in different positions ...
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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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Why is color burn not affecting a white channel?

I am experiencing an unexpected behavior with the color burn blending mode in Adobe Photoshop CS 5 (and CS 6). My understanding of the blending mode is the following ...
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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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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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Photoshop: 9-Slice-Scaling

is it possible to create a 9-Slice-Object within Photoshop? I haven't found that feature yet, and can't find any help through google. Doesn't Photoshop support it? thanks in advance
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How to Insert an Image in to an Ellipse and Hide Overflowing Parts

I'm trying to insert an image in to an ellipse shape layer, I need to hide the overflowing parts around the circle/ellipse. How do I insert an image in to a circular selection and hide the parts that ...
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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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How to make multiple versions of single image?

I have a an image of a stone tile that I would like to make several copies or iterations so that it appears as all new images are slightly different. I am trying to create a tile floor using an ...
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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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Automate Export to Layers without overwriting

Here is the problem. I have a folder of PNGs. For each PNG, I want to create multiple PNGs with different styles applied to them. My approach was to create an action which creates multiple layers for ...
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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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How do you ADD banding to a gradient?

There are a million posts on the web about removing banding but I'd like to know how to add banding. I've found some polygonal images and would like to recreate their effect.
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How do you use Apple's new emojis in Photoshop?

I'm trying to get a large version of one Apple's new emojis in Photoshop. I know how to write with emojis in something like TextEdit, but I need the emoji to have a transparent background. I've even ...
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Position copied content within guides using a single PS Action

I'm struggling to get the following done in a single action: I have retouched full res TIFF's - each with a product shot on transparency background. The products are in slightly different place in ...
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I am looking at the swatches panel in photoshop. I need to find PMS630. There are hundreds of colors. How do I find 630 quickly [duplicate]

how do I find a specific color in the photoshop PMS colour pallette without clicking on every little colored box. I'm looking at the pallette. How do I find PMS 630 in one second?
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Proper steps for importing PSD files into flash cs6

Anybody can explain how to import the PSD files into Flash CS6. I have tried this but i could not import the transparent image with the quality. It is getting pixellated and with the outline from the ...
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How to adjust contrast on multiple images?

I'm using PS6 and I'd like to adjust contrast on multiple opened files. I've found so far only this tutorial, however I couldn't find the appropriate option to adjust the contrast. This suggest me ...
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How create rounded corners for a layer or selection in Photoshop

I have a white screen area 142x113 px in Photoshop. I select half of this area and tried Select ⇒ Modify ⇒ Smooth but it does not work the way I expected. I tried decreasing the ...
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Help with Large Format Design setup [duplicate]

Working on huge project. lots of different graphics. mostly print and web, but one requirement for our even at a casino in Vegas is for large scale prints. one is a wall wrap other is a billboard. one ...
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Seperate a transparent layer from this image?

I have this image : As you can see It has a transparent layer of QR Code and I need to extract It somehow.. How can I do this? I tried selecting the QR Code using color range. but as you can ...
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is there a fast way to trace a QR CODE without having to lasso it.

I tried smart edge detection, but that is not working. Is there an automated way to outline this so i don't have to do it manually? I have Photoshop CS5.
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How do i maintain the size and integrity of my QR code in Photoshop?

As soon as my QR code is opened in Adobe Photoshop, the size is reduced. Is there any way to maintain the size and quality of the image so that the quality is not compromised. It becomes impossible to ...
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PDF Within Vector based Photoshop File

I have designed a product label in Photoshop CS6 that I will be outputting as a PDF. The label only includes text and shapes so nothing is rasterized when viewing the PDF, and you can enlarge to any ...
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Photoshop CS6 displaying incorrect glyphs

So I've downloaded a google font known as 'Didact Gothic' from Google Fonts. It works perfectly when embedded in a website. However, Photoshop CS6 does something really odd to the 'w' glyph: The ...
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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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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 ...