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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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Pen tool changing colors on gradient when saving

I am somewhat new to PS and have upgraded to CS6, and I am having issues when I save a file. The shapes I have created (with the pen tool) and added specific gradients to, change colors. When I ...
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Any good alternative to LiveSurface (mockup generator for print samples)?

Any good alternative to LiveSurface in a decent price range? We want to test some of prints and how they are looking in real environments (business cards, magazine pages, ...) I will prefer a price ...
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Matte Painting - What Is “Paint Over”?

I came across a job add that really interested me, but could never figure out how to name it along matte painting tutorials. They wanted a 2D artist that works in Photoshop (and this job is done in ...
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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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Loss of quality when cropping smart objects in Photoshop

I'm using a crop tool (or marquee tool, then Image -> Crop) in Photoshop CS4. Immediately after cropping, the quality of anti-aliasing of Smart Object gets noticeably worse. The blending mode of ...
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How can I best represent scaling when painting?

I want to add a scale to a drawing without putting an object for scale in it. I have no problem showing the scale of an object by putting something like a human or a banana next to it, but how can I ...
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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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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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Transparent CMYK?

I am in the print field and relatively new to photo shop. I have a lot of situations where I would like to have CMYK over a transparent background. We place .psd files into illustrator for packaging ...
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Photoshop CC 2014, texts changing size by itself

I'm using a Macbook Pro 2012 and I have the latest OSX version with Photoshop CC 2014. Let's say I create text with 72px in font size and keep working in the document. Then a while after I'll come ...
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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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Snap To keeps turning off automatically in Photoshop CC

I often need to use Photoshop's smart snapping capabilities, but I keep encountering a problem where, at seemingly random times, the snapping will disable and require me to manually enable it again by ...
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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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White Pixels all over GIF in Photoshop

I'm fairly new to Photoshop, but I've been making watermarked GIF's for my Tumblr. Recently when I started adding GIF's into Photoshop CS6, a lot of Transparent Pixels just took over the GIF's and ...
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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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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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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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Photoshop: Pixel pattern blurry on export to PDF

I am designing an A1 poster (at 300 dpi) and am noticing blurriness on a pixel pattern when I export my PSD to PDF. My methodology for generating the PDF is as follows: Flatten the image Save as -> ...
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Looking for a simulated photogravure ap for Photoshop 9

I need to make some of my photos look like 1880s photogravure images [cross-hatched line engravings similar to book, magazine, newspaper images ca 1880]. Must be compatible w Photoshop 2, 4, or 9. Any ...
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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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Resizing a .tiff file for print on 3M x 4M canvas

I have a .tiff file of an image, it is 17815 x 12426 px and is landscape. I need to print it 3 x 4 metres portrait, it's for a wall vinyl or canvas. The resolution is 500dpi. So if I try to resize it ...
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Automating smart-object content replacement for list of files

I'm slightly familiar with automating a photoshop workflow, but I'm unable to figure out how to do the following: I have a list of files (numbered 1..100). Next to that I have a spreadsheet with data ...
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Brush rotation support on wacom tablets Photoshop

I am using a somewhat old Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet, but I am trying to use brush rotation (while rotating the pen) and it isn't working, so it probably isn't yet supported. I was wondering if anyone ...
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Scale up image inside layer in PSD loses quality?

I'm an Android developer who knows not much about getting assets (pngs) from a psd or ai file to multiple resolutions that the Android platform needs. With Inkscape it's pretty straightforward. ...
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Photoshop CC / Drag windows / arrange icons into interface / how ?

In my old photoshop UI, I had the option to quickly click on the windows / arrange options. Now I have to go into Window (click) Arrange (another click) and then choose what I want ;( Where can I ...
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How may I transfer a frame animation from one PSD file to another?

How may I transfer a frame animation from one PSD file to another? Recently, I created a short frame animation of a logo in Photoshop CC. I would like to integrate this animation into a larger ...
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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 to make a layer have a backwards facing side (Transform warp)

I'm trying to "rip" the triangle of the green background in Photoshop Here's the triangle I start with: Then I use warp inside the transform tool to "rip" the triangle off This is what Ím trying ...
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Creating a Photoshop Action that includes Open As Smart Object

I’m trying to create an "Action" in Photoshop that does the following: 1 - open PNG files as Smart Object from a folder 2 - resize the PNG file to a new size (this new size is the same for all ...
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Create foreground/background color pair presets to cycle through

I am doing some work with pictures where I am going to doodle in colored cloud effects into some existing nebula to try and give a little more definition to the features I am seeing. For this I wanted ...
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Shifting hue/saturation/lightness of an image to meet an exact value in Photoshop?

Is there a way in Photoshop to adjust the hue/saturation/lightness for an image such that the average value for all pixels would match an RGB value specified? If not, is there a tool out there to do ...
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Macro Crop VS Manual Crop, Crop position out of image Size

I have been trying to crop my images using Macro. When i do it manually, Upon pressing the crop button, the Crop is positioned in the MIDDLE of the Image size which is alright for me. I'm Cropping it ...
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Photoshop: Create a guide snapped to a point?

I've been doing a bunch of drawing using the vector/path tools in Photoshop, and now I have a point exactly where I want it. Is there any way to place a guide exactly at that point, where it snaps to ...
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Placing a PSD Bitmap or Layered Tiff over a spot colour in illustrator or Indesign

I have a cover designed in Illustrator CS4 that has spot colour as its base, and I have designed a graphic with a transparent background in photoshop. Cause I am working in Adobe Suite I bring the ...
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Skew text in Photoshop without transform

I have a PSD file with a multiline skew text and I need to know how to do the same thing from the scratch. I am not so good at Photoshop, and the only way I know is applying skew transform to the ...
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how to create realistic powder/flour text effect

How to create a realistic flour text effect in Photoshop? (image below). There's a nice Photoshop action by Nuwan Panditha to that but I want to learn how to build it and what's the method of ...
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Is there a way to export Photoshop Layer to Illustrator in PS Action?

I'm trying to create a Photoshop Action that: does some things in PS, copies/pastes layer into Illustrator, does 1 Illustrator effect, returns results back to PS I'm not sure how to copy/paste to ...
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Converting Fireworks document into a high-res .pdf

I created a image in Fireworks. I need to convert the image into a high-resolution .pdf. I used export wizard on Fireworks to convert the image into a .tif. I then opened the file in Photoshop and ...
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Copy value from textbox in action

I would like to copy a value from a textbox (image size) and paste it within an action. This will be a different value each image so copy and paste doesnt seem to work (the action just records the ...
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Is there a way to intelligently auto crop photos?

I've got 12,000 photos from an event where, on every photo, there's about 10-15% of the photo that needs to be cropped off. It's not the same in every photo, so I can't just do a single batch crop. ...
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Can PS's sharpen filter be applied as an adjustment layer?

Can a Photoshop's sharpen filter be applied as an adjustment layer so it's non-destructive and can be reversed/tweaked if required?
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In photoshop, is there a way to inverse the effect of brush pressure opacity?

If this is possible, then I could have a brush stroke, with brush pressure size turned on, that starts out small and at full opacity and then becomes larger with less opacity as pressure is increased. ...
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replace content of smart object by variables(data sheet)

I have about 15 smart objects in my photoshop file and I also have more than 200 pictures that needed to be replaced in those layers and be saved.Data sets doesn't display pixed replacement for smart ...
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scan/fax with text & numbers in black & white - how to improve/cleanup/enhance using Photoshop/GIMP?

I do not have a lot of experience with Photoshop or GIMP. I have a scanned or faxed document of an invoice/receipt that I am trying to submit to get reimbursed. I was mailed a copy with text that is ...
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Photoshop Edge Bleeding

Hi guys, i'm having some trouble with some photoshop files I've been saving as .png's and .jpegs. On some of the files, the elements around the edge have gained a werid bleed (for want of a better ...