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What is the purpose of rasterising type?

Why would I ever want to rasterise text? What is the purpose of this operation?
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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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Photoshop: Adding a 10px margin all around a resized image

I was given the task to resize images to dimensions of 736 x 475, with a 10px margin all around for a buffer zone in case there's shadow in the image or something else. I found this tutorial for ...
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Photoshop Adjust Paragraph Box to Content

I was wondering if there's a way to adjust a paragraph text box to it's content just like inDesign. I hate how sometimes I have to create big paragraph boxes and end up selecting them later on ...
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I am trying to do a transparency inside image kind of effect

This is what I have, I did the following effect by following the steps in this post: How do I make this image in image effect? Now what I am trying to do is instead of having the background in the ...
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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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photoshop animation merge multiple gif frames

I'm trying to optimize an animated gif size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicated frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my ...
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Create blended layer with mask and text

I have a simple text layer and a texture layer. I want to use the texture layer to texture the text using blending modes and opacity. I want the texture to only show through on the text... but I want ...
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Option for being alerted about updated Smart Objects in Photoshop?

Is there an option that can be turned on in Photoshop that alerts you about any smart objects that have been updated? Other than the yellow exclamation mark in the layers panel? Would be great if ...
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“Quick Export as PDF”?

I'm working on an iOS app, and I've received @2x PSDs from a designer. All of the icons for buttons, etc. are vector smart objects. Currently I'm using "Quick Export as PNG" to grab these elements ...
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How can I select and delete parts of a single 3d layer in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015?

I imported an obj. file to Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and the whole 3d model came as a single layer. It is a 3d racing suit model and I want to delete arms of the suit. I know I could use the quick ...
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Change only one color to a specific hex color in an image

I am trying to change color in graphic image to a specific hex color. I found this solution here Changing hex color of a graphic but this changes colors in all of the graphic. I just want to change ...
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Can I make a straight line in Photoshop and rotate it without it getting pixelated?

I want to draw a straight line in photoshop without it getting pixelated when I rotate it at any particular angle. Is there a way of doing that?There are numerous solutions in google but none works. ...
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Manually define XY position of anchor points in Photoshop CC

Is manually defining the X,Y position of an anchor point possible? If so, how?
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Distributing space between anchor points in Photoshop CC

If you want to have an even space between points in such a shape, how could you achieve that?
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Aligning shape anchor points in Photoshop CC

So for a while now I've been wondering how others are handling alignment of anchor points in Photoshop. These are the specific actions I'd like to ask about: 1. Alignment How can you center the ...
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How do I divide a canvas into 9 equal squares in photoshop

I tried to create an image in photoshop with 9 equal squares and I failed horribly. Is there a simple way to divide a canvas into equal sizes rectangles without having to work out the numbers?
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How to apply a bursh or other tool over a selection? [on hold]

Hello I've made a complex selection and now I'd like to apply a brush such as the spot healing brush over it, is it possible ?
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What is the proper name for this filter?

What is the proper name for this filter for photos that appeared in the opener of Netflix's Narcos? Any tips on how to recreate this filter either in an app or Photoshop. ...
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Animated gif in Photoshop only saves as html file

I created an animated banner ad in Photoshop CC and need to save it as gif. I used Timeline/Motion. When I "Save for Web" the second box from the top is set to "GIF". I click "Save" and the only ...
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How can I edit the colors in an already-placed, custom gradient in Photoshop?

Here's a basic list of what I did to the document before I sat down at the computer tonight: Customized a gradient Applied the gradient to the image in the usual way (mouse stroke), in its own layer ...
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How can I change this multi colored logo to a single white one?

I am having problems with changing the color to white or black of this certain logo because it isn't a simple fast pasted one. I can use Photoshop and Illustrator (prefer photoshop) Both of my ...
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How do I make this image in image effect?

I am trying to get the following done in photoshop. I have 2 images both on 2 different layers. I have one on top of it and I am using the brush tool to sort of merge it with the bottom layer like ...
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How to quickly create vectors from images in Photoshop

I'm working on a program that will require a lot of flat styled vectored images. I'm very comfortable with Photoshop but fall short in the artistic department. I've been practicing and am happy with ...
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What do you call this kind of editing where you put color-filled layers on top?

I'm really interested in doing this kind of thing but I don't know what words to search: This is what someone did to a Clockwork Angel book cover. So the person who did this basically put layers on ...
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Multiple adjustment layers to affect on one smart object?

I have multiple layers, and on top of that, multiple adjustment layers. I don't want the adjustment layers to affect the background layer, only the layers that are above the background layer. I have ...
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Black and white image won't change colour

I scanned in an image which into Photoshop. It is black and white written text on a white background. I am able to select/colour range and grab all of the black elements into a new layer. However I ...
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how to create Transparent gif without Alias? [on hold]

When I create Animation gif with a transparent background, the image becomes Alias.
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Adobe Photoshop - Hide Layer In Navigator

Is it possible to hide a specific layer ONLY in Navigator window? I'm trying to make a line art from a sketch by tracing. I keep on hiding and showing the sketch layer to check the output. It seems ...
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When using artboards in Photoshop, I can't drag-select layers—the artboard gets selected

On a regular file (not using artboards), I can usually drag select layers as needed with the Move tool. But when using artboards, if I try to do the same thing, the whole artboard gets selected, even ...
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How to use Photoshop to convert an image into 6 solid colors? [on hold]

I'm attempting to make some simple rubiks cube art like this: I'd quite like to see what a source image is going to look like before buying a load of rubiks cubes and solving them for hours. Is ...
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Specs and DPI on board 10'Hx16'W [duplicate]

Just trying to see what the best specs would be for a board that is 10'Hx16'W or better yet what is the equation to finding out this when the size is different. It will be for printing and I don't ...
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How to create the light beam effects in photoshop? [on hold]

The beam's with is changing with its extension rather than an uni-width shape, so to use pen tool and path stroke doesn't work here.There's much consideration in terms of blending mode adjustments ...
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Can someone help me about this template design? [on hold]

I need to 20 score for using since option site chat! Because of this if it may you answer to my questions until that time. I want your idea(or Guidance) about my design.please you guide me for ...
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How do I make these “brush strokes” effect? [on hold]

This is the "brush strokes" effect I am trying to accomplish with photoshop. In addition, is there a specific name given to these types of styles? I apologize if this question is too vague or ...
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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

I've created a design in Photoshop CS6, and used a large number of smarts object which made the workflow more easy (at least for me). Now I've finished working on the design, and I want to "unsmart" ...
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Where to find anti-alias in Photoshop settings?

I am new to Stack Exchange, I am also pretty new to Photoshop. I am still learning a lot. One problem I am having is, I can't find the setting to affect anti-aliasing. I have issues understanding ...
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Smart object anti aliasing Photoshop CC 2015

I get the new version of photoshop CC 2015. Now when I past a vector from illustrator directly on photoshop they create me a smart object but they are no anti-aliasing at all. May someone help me? ...
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How to pass website design to web developer? [duplicate]

Is there a way to communicate with web designer not using the PhotoShop on both sides? It is too expensive. When hand writing annotations will be always incomplete, buggy and time-expensive. May be ...
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Have a Design Concept — How to iterate it into multiple breakpoints for Developers?

I'm a designer at an agency that primarily does "PSD to HTML" web development. I know that some can argue it's not ideal, but within my agency this is how it works because most layouts need to be ...
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Disable Image Size Preview in Photoshop CC

Is it possible to disable the Preview Image in Photoshop CC's Image Size function? For larger documents, the preview building is a memory hog and slows down my workflow. Hitting the cancel for the ...
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PhotoshopCC Dropping frames on image sequence export

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds ...
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Can I choose multiple layers in Photoshop in the same manner as selecting multiple objects in MS Word?

Selecting multiple objects in MS Word is very easy. You just drag along the page and all the objects such as pictures are automatically selected. Is there the same way in Photoshop?
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How do I create subtle background gradients like this?

This has been bugging me for ages. I want to recreate the shadows that are on the background of this image. Whenever I attempt to recreate something like this the shading ends up looking very amateur ...
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How to convert paths into shape in photoshop cs6

I drew paths thinking i was drawing a shape but later realized it is only a path. Now i could create a temporary shape like a box and paste this in and delete the box path. But just as there is a ...
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Photoshop Overlay Blur Effect Can be used to blur any image [duplicate]

I am trying to create Blurred Overlay that can make any image blur if any image is behind of it. For your reference i have attached few examples and want to achieve same thing..I can create blurred ...
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Photoshop CC - Use one Layer in different groups with different effects?

I have designed the background picture for our company phones. It changes slightly with seasons and on special occasions. What I would like to do: have one layer (eg with numbers for ambulance an ...
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Gif keeps overlapping in Photoshop

So, my gif is completly fine in photoshop and is showing it is perfect and good to go. But when I see it on the web, this is what happens. I am trying to make it transparent. ...