Questions about Adobe Photoshop, the graphics and photo editing program.

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Which graphic tablets support tilt?

Have been googling my eyes out, besides marketing blabla I couldn't find good information at all... There are several graphic tablet producers: Wacom Aiptek Genius etc... Of course Wacom is the ...
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When to transfer work from Photoshop to inDesign?

I'm designing a brochure for the first time. I did everything in Photoshop because I'm much more comfortable with it. But to refine the last layout details, put everything together, and deliver final ...
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How can I make a dashed line border with an empty inside?

I am trying to add a dashed line border around a coupon I've made using CS6. I tried adding a shape (rectangle) with the dashed Stroke option but the rectangle shape covers my coupon. Can I make ...
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How to create a grunge/spray-paint text effect in Photoshop?

Please show me how I can achieve below effect for text: Those random ink spray spots, shapes are basically transparent so it will show the color of whatever the background is (black in this case). ...
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Is there any way I can add watermark to .jpg files (around 15000), in mass instead of one by one?

I have around 15000 .jpg files that need to be watermarked. Is there any way to process these images in mass to add the watermark?
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Exporting multi layered Illustrator to Photoshop

Is there a way to export large multi-layered Illustrator file to Photoshop? When I export with preserve layers and text edit-ability, the complex layers are flattened. I've reorganized my layers to ...
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Readable/clearer type on 3D rotated images

I'm using a lot of 3D rotated images, especially in mockups. I've always noticed that text become slightly less clear when they're rotated. I've always accepted this, since I thought there was no way ...
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Transform colors given 2x2 color pair in Photoshop

I would like to transform colors in the attached image (and other hundreds) defined by the following rule: 1) the lightest blue became the light green (exactly like as in the upper right color ...
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I'm not getting all the photoshop formats, only PSB, RAW, and TIFF I NEED JPEG

So i've edited a photo in photoshop and i try to save it as a jpeg, only it doesnt give me all the options for formats, no png or anything WHY is this? Anyone have any suggestions or know any possible ...
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Photoshop make texture fit shape

I'm trying to fit a texture inside this shape but the main thing is that I want it to continue on both sides of A and B from the bottom center, I dont want the texture to continue under the black ...
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Saving Photoshop master/working files in PDF, not PSD

A friend of mine uses PDF as the default format for saving Photshop files. For both master and working documents. He never saves anything as a PSD. Is this good practice?
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How can I show snapto lines in Photoshop CS 5.5?

I've been using CS 5.1 at work and it will show lines (green and sometimes pink) when it is snapping to other object's alignments. I use 5.5 at home and layers will still snap to others, but they will ...
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Can I redesign a logo I created in Photoshop in illustrator?

I created a logo for my husbands business in Photoshop and he loves it! I understand that logos though need to be created in Illustrator in order to be resized with out loosing it's quality. Can I ...
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How to reduce the file size of a PSD image with minimal quality loss?

I have a full colour PSD image file which I want to convert to a format that can be easily shared on the web. The current size is of the PSD is around 7MB. I want to reduce the file size to ...
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Layer Masking in Photoshop CS 6

What would be the best way to subtract the radial (shape 1) lines from the grey ellipse (ellipse 1) so that the background image (ios7 wallpaper) would be visible as a "notch" effect and so the ...
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Textures for city facade design such as roofs and walls?

I have used textures from services such as FreeImages.com (formerly sxc.hu) and different bundles but is rarity that they connect well together. This print design resulted in odd lines and some bad ...
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Photoshop merging timeline frames in 1 image side by side

I have created an animation in Photoshop. I want to merge them in 1 image file side by side. Is there an easy way to do it? Because I will do this process about 10-15 times. My animation timeline ...
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Place Photoshop layer comps in Indesign

If you have an Indesign document you can place for example PNG's, PSD's, Ai artboards, etc in element place holders in the document. I wonder however if there's any way to also place Photoshop layer ...
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How to convert circle to ellipse in Photoshop?

Currently I have a round layer which I would like to convert to elliptic layer. Like on the image How can I do this? If I select Free Transform and try to pull the circle, it will grow to width as ...
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Replacing whiteness with transparency in CS6

I want to replace the whiteness in pixels with transparency in the same way as described in this question - i.e. for lighter pixels to be made proportionally as transparent. All solutions found via ...
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Blend tool not working on converted objects from Photoshop

This is an ultra novice question from an ultra novice person. I created three overlapping vector paths in Photoshop then applied gradients to them. When I opened the PSD file in Illustrator, I chose ...
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Do I need to create my images at twice the pixel dimensions on a retina display?

I just got a new Macbook Pro with Retina and I'm confused about how to attack my PSD's. If I'm designing a site which has 14px font size, should I be creating it at 28px in Photoshop to see what it ...
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Create gradient with transparent edge

I am trying to create a linear gradient with a transparent edge. I am hoping to use blending options in photoshop, so that I can fine-tune my results. The issue is, that it seems I would have to use ...
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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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Saving Multiple Pages as PDF in Photoshop

How to save Multiple pages as a single Portable Document Format document in Photoshop.
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How do I start designing a dynamic shadow in Text?

I just want to ask for some resources and as to how I could implement such in Photoshop: I saw this image online in a website: https://www.zirtual.com/ and it's just simple as it looks but I was ...
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Creating Action using Photoshop

How to create our own Action using Photoshop? Can anyone guide me with a simple example? Thanks in Advance.
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Photoshop CS6: problem with cropping animated gif after moving layers

So I started making animated gif images for a little side project lately and encountered a problem for which I couldn't find any information online. Basically, since the subject in the future gif is ...
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Corrupted PSD file

I was working for several hours on a multilayer Photoshop CS 5 file when my computer crashed. When I try to open the file, I can see the preview image of it: But then get this message: I've ...
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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 do I fill a shape with other small objects and text in photoshop?

This is what I need to design. Is there an automatic way or just manual? thx
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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 a ...
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How to determine Photoshop layer in terms of bytes?

Is there a way to determine how large a specific Photoshop layer or group is in terms of bytes?
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Is there a way to tell if there are any font references in a Photoshop PSD file?

I need to convert all fonts in a PSD file (CS6) to outlines for printing preparation. Unfortunately, fonts aren't just in text objects; there are a lot of Smart Objects and some of them may have text ...
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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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Business Cards: should I design in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

Basically what the question says, what are the pro's and cons to using InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop for business cards? Or is there something else you prefer to use?
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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. So what I have now are several ...
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Disable each step from being show on screen when using user-defined actions

I have created a few actions to add border and guide marks on images. Depending on the border required, a different action button is used. Part of these actions are canvas size changes, image flips, ...
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Photoshop to CSS, just got Retina

I just got a new Macbook Pro with Retina and I'm confused about how to attack my PSD's. If I'm designing a site which has 14px font size, should I be settings it to 28px in Photoshop to get what it ...
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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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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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Subtracting shapes [Photoshop CS6]

I am trying to subtract a rectangle from a triangle. While the process does seem to complete successfully, the result is not exactly what I expected. I know other users have had similar issues but I ...
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How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency

How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency? Thanks All!
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Photoshop CS5: Text cursor has disappeared

The weirdest thing is happening. My coworker noticed his blinking text cursor doesn't appear anymore, no matter where he selects/creates text. Even weirder? I'm editing his file now and I'm having the ...
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How to intersect existing shapes in Photoshop

I'm trying to intersect 2 existing shapes in Photoshop (CS6). I've found tutorials that allow me to intersect at the time of putting the second shape down, but nothing that allows me to do so with ...
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Photoshop: can't make red rectangle but RGB channel is on

Accidentally pressed something like ⌘ 5, and it must have changed the color channels. I made sure they are visible now, but the red is acting up. If I make the rectangle bright red it works, but a ...
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Photo distorts terribly on Facebook [duplicate]

I've designed a logo which looks high res in photoshop. But really distorts in Facebook. I understand that Facebook converts the image, but compared to similar logos, it looks bad. Any ways around ...
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Gradient style for each shape in one layer

I am seeking how to apply an Overlay Gradient style on a layer containing multiple shapes, in a way that each shape has his own gradient (not sharing the layer style to the merged shapes). For now, ...
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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 1 year but never considered the DPI, as I was using the default 72 dpi, but now I want to know is it necessary to create web designs in ...