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How to Set JPG Type as The default save type in Photoshop CS6

Is there any option to save a file only in .jpg file format in Photoshop CS6? Actually I don't want to take any scrolling to indicate JPG mode when I'm going to save or save as an image.
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Photoshop - Batch rotate layer and export

I am trying to rotate the arrow in the picture above 72 times (every 5 degrees). I have tried creating an action set that rotates the arrow and then saves it each time, but this just overwrites the ...
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How can I get back the missing portions?

I used the Pen tool to cut out the picture from the background. When I refined the edges I forgot to refill these missing parts. Is there a way I can save them?
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specific resize layer action

Is there a way to resize one layer to the dimensions of another layer as an action. It seems you can only transform an object to percentages not pixel dims. Thanks
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Photoshop Text Layer is Locked and I did not Lock it

In Adobe Photoshop 7 I cannot move my text layers around because I get the pop up telling me it cannot complete my request because the layer is locked. I did not put a lock on the layer. I'm ...
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How to remove a specific color in an image in Photoshop?

I am not an expert photoshop user but have been trying to use more of it in what I currently do. I have a black and white image from which I am trying to remove all the white. I cannot use the ...
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Photoshop: high pass filter or sharpening filter?

I was wondering, what is the difference between the high-pass filter and the unsharpen mask one? I am used to use the first to improve the quality of the image (to make it less dreamy and more ...
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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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How does the artist make the hair details (hairline, strands of hair etc) show through the sea photo? [on hold]

I presume the sea photo is layered on top of the photo of the guy, so how does the hair details show through if the face of the man is shown with the use of a layer mask? And how did the artist ...
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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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Fill shape created using “Pen Tool”

I have created an Arc using Pen Tool in a new layer. I want to fill and the convert it into a shape for further manipulation. I tried "Ctrl + left click" on layer to select the stroke as well as ...
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Can't save PSD as JPEG

I have a PSD file with one layer. When I try to save as JPEG it doesn't show JPEG and other formats as an option. It only displays a limited set of formats (5) including Photoshop. When I manually ...
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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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Photoshop - extracting a reflection on a car

I have an image in high resolution of a dark black car from side view. The image is real and realistic, so there are some real reflections on the car. My goal is to add a banner of a commercial on ...
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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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How to crop to fit to required dimensions without altering image aspect ratio

I have to resize a bunch of images to 1080x864. When downsizing an image the proper resolution is 1080x720 when keeping the aspect ratio. I am required to use a file size of 1080x864. If I kept the ...
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How to resize image wihout warping to weird required size not in keeping with aspect ratio [duplicate]

I have to resize a bunch of images to 1080x864 when they should be 1080x720 to keep the aspect ratio. I tried it and it warps the image. Is there a way to do this? (not keep the aspect ratio but ...
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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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Trimming vectors in Photoshop

Is there any way to erase or trim the hidden portions of a vector in Photoshop? It's easy to do with raster graphics - select the layer, select the part of the image outside of the canvas, and delete ...
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“subtract selection” will not work to make custom shapes? [on hold]

why will my "subtract front shape" option not work on photoshop CS6? i have already created a complicated shape, and i can't make it into a custom shape because it won't subtract the shapes inside(in ...
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Using Mask to trace transparent space inside Text

I have a text which has transparent space in it. I wanted to trace that space in order to use it as a clipping mask for an image. I selected the space using magic wand. I some how did something and ...
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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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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 to cut out objects with background layers and effects intact?

I'm trying to do something that is probably really simple, but can't figure it out for the life of me. I have a bunch of stars I have made into a type of logo. I then placed a cool antique paper layer ...
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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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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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Is there a “Fit to Canvas” option in Photoshop like there is in Fireworks?

I am a Fireworks user new to Photoshop. In FW there is the very handy "fit to canvas" button in the properties panel at the bottom which when clicked snaps the image to the canvas by adjusting the ...
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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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Floor cleaning in camera raw and photoshop

In the picture up we notice dirt in the floor. How can we remove this using photoshop and camera raw in a way that gives it a kind of gloss?
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Which tools is used to draw this image? [on hold]

I am new in Photoshop CS6. I have a sample picture and i want to draw a picture same like this I dont know how many tools are used to draw this. Please suggest me which tools are used to draw like ...
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Photoshop export to PDF - Shape issues

This little screenshot explains well the issue. I have shapes from Photoshop (also made a test from copying shapes from Illustrator) and exporting to PDF. Here is the ugly results. If I reduce the ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts when using my Wacom Intuos? [on hold]

So here's my issue: whenever I use my tablet (a Wacom Intuos) I can't use keyboard shortcuts while I'm drawing. In order to use them I have to click out of my artwork (click on the layers panel or ...
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How to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file? Sketch exports tiffs, png and jpg but they are all flattened. Anyone else have to do this? Any suggestions ...
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Scanning colored pencil illustrations and prepare them for printing?

I would like to know how to scan a coloured pencil image properly, without having that grey dots around the image and without expose it so much. My scanner is a Epson V330 Photo and I made the ...
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How's the best way to scan coloured pencil drawings?

I'm doing a lot of work at the moment with coloured pencils on a brown paper and when I scan them they don't seem to come out very well at all so I was wondering if anybody had any advice, or tips in ...
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Split elements from one layer into multiple layers [on hold]

I have a .psd file with a lot of assets (icons, logos, etc) in a single layer. Is there any automatic way of splitting these elements into separate layers?
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What is the easiest way to remove the white background on these images? [on hold]

Is there an easy way to remove white background on these images? Some of them have shadow so Wand Tool is not that precise. Any suggestion? Source:https://goo.gl/jc2Zhc
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How to convert .png stripes to one .gif file? [on hold]

How to convert .png stripes to one .gif file in photoshop or any other application. Thanks in advance.
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Rotate an object smoothly in Photoshop CS6

i am currently using Photoshop CS6 and there is no "create video animation" option in timeline tab. I have only one option to create animation via "create frame animation". I want to rotate a ...
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Is there a way to center text/images without multiple clicks on items?

I was wondering if there is a way to center images/text without needing to click multiple items? Usually i will need to click multiple items in order to be able to align things. I am in a situation ...
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Photoshop cs6 Why is new video layer next to old? [on hold]

Just got PS CS6 Extended and I'm trying to learn it. In the online tutorials, I see that adding a blank video layer puts it below the original on the timeline. But when I add a layer, it puts it next ...
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Photoshop Lighting Effects differs from preview

I try to apply a Lighting effects filter to create a stone texture, like in this tutorial. The result I see in preview (first image) differs from the one I get after clicking OK (second image).
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Preserve text layers when exporting to PSD in GIMP?

I have a bunch of old xcf files on my computer I'd really like to export to PSD after moving my workstation over to all Adobe products. However, I'm noticing that when I export my xcf files to PSD, ...
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How to Prepare UI to Mobile Developer iOS Android

I'm new in design for ui. I have to do for all resolution iOS and Android. I would like to ask about following questions: Is this correct process? Finish design Do for all 12 sizes resolution: ...
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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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Anybody capable here to tell me about this? [on hold]

I just saw a picture somewhere which I am attaching, it is made using photoshop. Can anybody tell me how can I make a photo similar to this one? What is this technique or category called and how to do ...
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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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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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Drag layers between tab-docked documents in Photoshop

Using Photoshop CC (on Windows), I sometimes need to drag layers from one document to another. When the documents are tab-docked, I expected to be able to drag the layer over the tab and have have it ...