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Photoshop: Is there any analog of the GIMP's Rect Select Tool “AUTO SHRINK” feature?

GIMP has a very useful feature for the Rect Select Tool: "Auto Shrink". It shrinks the rectangular selection to the rectangle of a smallest size which still contains all NON-TRANSPARENT PIXELS of the ...
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Erasing all parts of a cinemagraph (animation) but the movement?

I've got a few cinemagraphs we shot for a client. As expected they want them high quality, I'm following this tutorial to achieve that. http://cssmojo.com/animated-gif-with-a-jpg-background/ What I'm ...
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Aligning Brushes to Edge with Grid (PS)

I've made a custom brush in Photoshop and I'm trying to use it on a pixel grid that I've set up however whenever I try to use it, either with brush or pencil (I'm relying on the pencil tool for it's ...
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Problem with bold line in pattern after I export file from Illustrator into Photoshop

I made pattern in illustrator, imported into Photoshop and I get bold line over all edge lines. How to remove that problem? Don't know what to do. I turned off AA in general settings and in ...
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Stupid rendering time on PS (3D layer)

I feel wrong, but it's just as simple as this: two words, extruded text, simple flat white material, default lightning, nothing special. Rendering time on 3D Studio Max-VRay about 1 minute (2K size ...
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Something is wrong with the levels of my textures

I'm trying to learn the UV mapping process in blender and I'm following a video tutorial. At a certain point,he says that there is the need to use adobe photoshop to paint the textures. I've been able ...
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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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Prevent Photoshop CC2015 from closing short brush strokes

How to prevent Photoshop CC2015 (Windows 10) from closing short brush strokes? See the gif below: In the case of smaller strokes photoshop closes the stroke atomatically. I am using a Wacom Intuos ...
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Faded Color Prints

When I print from Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, etc. the colors are completely washed out. When I print from a PDF or from the web, they look fine. Anyone know anything? Print Settings: ...
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Photoshop: How to prevent exported images from being centered

In Photoshop CC 1.2 I am using the Quick Export as PNG option on an Artboard. My artboard is larger than the image it contains. I would like the image to keep its position relative to the artboard ...
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Pixel Dimensions with InDesign

I hope to achieve a better understanding on how to provide the highest quality of images in JPEG when exporting in InDesign. The story below is a condensed version of the situation. Task My task ...
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How can I make the CLONE STAMP tool act the same when in bitmap mode compared to grayscale?

When I use the clone stamp tool, I get my selection and then I proceed to hover my brush over the image and get a little preview of what it's going to look like if I decide to press down. This only ...
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Is there a way to change the Photoshop Alt + Right-click-drag brush size hotkey?

Since CS5, we can use Alt + Right-click-drag(I'm currently using CS6 on win) to change brush size and opacity. But it is not good enough for a tablet pen. While I release the right-click button on my ...
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Is it possible to align images in certain pattern?

I want to fill a triangle with small icons of house. I want to create something like this- Is it possible to do this in Photoshop or any other software or I have to do it manually?
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My videos are not coming out clear

I've been using Abode Photoshop CC video editing for a while. Whenever I exported a video from photoshop. For some reason, the video doesn't come out clear. I've no idea why the video doesn't come out ...
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How to duplicate adjustment layers from one file to another for batch processing?

I've run into a problem with batch processing. I have a file with only a folder full of adjustment layers in it (I did not create the adjustment layers, someone else did), and I need to apply those ...
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Specifying input for a batch photoshop job

In the next 2 months, I will be helping local artists sell their work on various product types (tees, canvases, hoodies, etc.). They will be sending me high resolution PNG files which I need to ...
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Design Style Edits across Multiple PSD files

Is there a way to reconcile design style edits (fonts colors etc) across multiple PSD files? Kind of like a styles palette that syncs with your files?
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How to change Photoshop CC 2015 Smart Object settings to auto-embed?

Since the cloud library integration from CC 2015, smart objects in photoshop are by default linked-via-cloud-account (pardon the terminology, I don't remember it specifically). Previously all smart ...
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Can you create dynamic button styles/shapes in Photoshop that resize with text?

I need to make rounded buttons (pill shaped) in different sizes that will automatically adjust height/width based on the size/length of text on them. In Illustrator you can select a text object and ...
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Pixelated images and smart objects in Adobe CC suite

I have been using Adobe softwares for a couple of years now and I never had this issue before. Every time I save for web (png), or even pasting smart objects from illustrator to photoshop I get a ...
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PSD to Xcode for iOS

I am a developer and I have been given a couple of psd files to make a couple of screens for an app. Is there any free way to convert these psd files to something usable in Xcode for iOS Development? ...
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Strange squares appear in halftoned PNG image with transparency

I have a strange issue with large, off-color "squares" appearing when I preview a PNG with halftones on a transparent background. This doesn't happen with all images (so far, I've only had the issue ...
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External Data Input PSCS6 with text changes

Basically Im a small time graphic designer trying to simplify some small tasks that will be constantly pop up. My objective is to automate Twitter banners where the user can input their Name 'Alias' ...
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Generating a random “city lights from space” pattern

I'm working on an alien planet design in Photoshop, and I'm wondering if there are any brushes or techniques for easily creating that "city lights from space" effect? I'm hoping to create a randomized ...
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PS 3dpostcard: How to set the rotation point of a 3d postcard layer?

Trying to 3d transform a triangle shape in Photoshop CS5 Extended by making it into a 3d postcard and then using the 3d rotation tools. But the layer seems to be choosing its own arbitrary rotation ...
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Is there a way to make a rectangular frame auto resize in Photoshop CC?

I realize it's a bit of a strange question, but I didn't want to make the title too long. In InDesign CC, you can edit a text box so that it auto resizes based on the amount of text contained within ...
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How to use Photoshop's 'Save for Web' with the new CC2015 artboard feature?

Adobe implemented artboards into Photoshop CC 2015. This is a fantastic addition. However, the now-classified 'legacy' Save for Web feature doesn't actually understand them. In Illustrator SfW, there ...
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Color Mapping in Photoshop

I am making web templates and am looking for a quick way to change color schemes efficiently. I need to map different items to a certain color/swatch and change all of those items linked to that color ...
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Purple Ghosting/Fringing when merging to HDR

This problem pops up frequently when I try and create HDRs. I'll have a bunch of base images that I've corrected for lens defects such as chromatic aberration and distortion, and when Photoshop merges ...
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Photoshop's spot-color channel mixing method

Photoshop seems to have a special mode for blending spot-color channels. Let's look at an example: blending full opacity red #ff3c1f with full opacity cyan #1cd4c6. If I create two spot-color ...
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PNG shows strange artifacts when opened with Photoshop CS4

When I open the file below with Photoshop CS4, I see strange artifacts in the image's borders. More specifically, some pixels turn brown. ...
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How to align hand-held 5 shot bracketing with Photoshop and overwrite each file so that metadata stays correct?

Idea is to align with Photoshop and combine to HDR with Photomatix.
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Trimming Quadrilateral Into Rectangle Script

one of the time consuming process in my work flow is to correct distorted geometric shapes. This usually require wrap rectangular images into quadrilateral and then crop it back to rectangle - and we ...
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Is there a way to preserve EXIF data when converting file from JPG to PNG?

I have following requirements: Convert JPG image to transparent PNG Preserve the tags given in JPG image and have it in PNG image as well. When I convert JPG image to transparent PNG, the EXIF ...
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Photoshop: Is it possible to display ONE style of a font in the drop down?

In photoshop, I'll click the font drop down menu. If a font has multiple styles it displays all of them. Example: Ariel bold, Ariel italic, Ariel bold italic, etc. Yet the option is repetitive and ...
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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 ...
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Get differnce in level between two colors

I'm going to cast my own bathroom countertop in concrete. We are trying to match the floor tiles in black level so I did three samples each with double amount of pigment than the last. Offcouse it ...
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How do you export a jpeg with a selective compression mask from Photoshop CC 2014?

In fireworks, I can select parts of an image to keep at a lower compression (85) when exporting, leaving the rest of the image to be compressed at the higher setting (60). I cannot find that option in ...
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How can I make skybox drawing easier in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CC to draw a skybox -that is, an image composed of six sub-images that seamlessly assemble into a cube, like this: As soon as I started drawing, I noticed that it is very ...
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Action for adding a stroke to a shape and stroke should be the same color as the shape

I have a huge number of shapes and need to add an outside stroke to almost all of them. So I am trying to create an action for it. The trouble I'm having is that the stroke should always have the same ...
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Make a transparent 3D sphere with objects inside

I want to build a 3d sphere as a container which has a blurred transparent surface and wrapped some objects inside. (Objects are placed on the half floor). I've created something similar, in 2D to ...
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Rescale an image on a log scale

I'm trying to rescale a map based on a log scale (so the first inch is about a mile, the second inch is two miles, the third is four miles, etc.). To complicate things, I would like this to be radial, ...
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Photoshop wrap around edges blur

Ho to blur the image, with as much less efford as possible, so the blur wraps around the edges I want to blur HDRI maps
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Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 ...
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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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Replace color for all layers

I have a file with about 500 layers, and I need to replace a color in all of them. I looked through different solutions here and elsewhere, and they all suggested using an adjustment layer or ...
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Photoshop suddenly shows artifacts on my file

I am running Photoshop CC on Mac OSX 10.9.1. Today I opened one of my PSD files this morning and all of a sudden, these artifacts appear in some layers that have some effects on smart objects (but ...
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How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?

The task I'm trying to achieve with Pixelmator is opening up a PSD and quickly (because I generally have to do it a lot) crop a piece of the image but also removing layers that I don't want in the ...
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What is a good workflow to create background patterns for web designs?

I am designing a website in Photoshop and I want to try create a background pattern myself. I have both Photoshop and Illustrator at my disposal. I am aware that in Photoshop I can use Edit -> ...