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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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How do I blend/fade images with background color on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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Remove only background objects from a png image using GIMP

I have an image with me. I want to remove only the window curtains from the above image using only GIMP. I tried to remove the curtains, but along with curtains the are glasses also removed. How ...
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how to remove blue dotted line from from a image? [on hold]

Here is a blue line on image. When I hover on image the blue dotted line went away but when I remove cursor from image then it come back again. You can see in the picture.
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Images get blurry when i resize for web/email

I'm trying to reduce this image for an email design. But when i reduce the size for web, it get's blurry (I attached a screenshot of how blurry it is on my phone). This is the first time ever running ...
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Why can't I draw on my image with illustrator?

I opened an image from the internet in Illustrator. Right after, when I selected the paintbrush tool, it turned into a circle with a line through it, implying that I couldn't draw. Does anyone ...
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Twitter header picture

I have an almost square picture which I want to upload as Twitter header photo without it being "zoomed in" or losing the background. Ideally i would like to keep the picture without losing anything. ...
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Resizing an image bounding box after scaling in Illustrator CC

Good morning, I have imported a drawing from Adobe Illustrator Draw to illustrator CC. I then had to scale it down to about 60%. My bounding box is staying at the original size. Resetting the ...
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Sketch plugin to use images for borders?

I was looking around for a while, but can't find a solution for this. Essentially, I want to use an image for the border of a square, to ensure it stays consistent while resizing (very similar to ...
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Make the same grayscale image appear in different colours in InDesign

I have seen an old InDesign file link to the same tiff image but have it in different colours just by applying those colours on the object's frame within InDesign. The tiff file itself was a 8-bit ...
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Photoshop image manipulation to round stand alone image

In Photoshop I just learned to use the create clipping mask feature to create a round image for example. The image needs to be able to be uploaded into an email design tool that I have to use (it is ...
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How to reduce image file size more?

I have to process a lot of pictures for a website. The smaller the better but the quality has to stay good. Now I know that image file sizes differ depending on the dimension, colors, meta data... But ...
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Photoshop Actions: Export with exact pixel size, not percentage

When I record actions, I put in the pixel size I want it to save as (1000x1000) for web export. For some reason, it will only replay this action and resize based on a scaling percentage. Is there a ...
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How can I prevent photoshop from re-sizing a picture when I drag and drop it from another window?

I have images that I made 1:1 in one Photoshop document. I then am dragging and dropping them (either as the whole image or cropped regions) into another Photoshop document (both documents are 1000 ...
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How do you retain original image size after adding multiple layers

Is it possible to retain the original image size after adding multiple layers in Photoshop? I bring the image in with the same 72PPI and confirm the image size matches the original size. All good at ...
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How to create distorted gradient banding?

The top image briefly was translated into the bottom one for a split second as it was loading in an app. Question How can I intentionally make an image distort like this: Original image What I ...
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Saving Images for web and print use

I am editing multiple jobs in Lightroom. I will be uploading all to my blog and I might also need to print some of them (not sure which ones) in the future. I dont want to double save same images for ...
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Photoshop Cropping - edge of image based on center selection

I do bulk editing and would like to be able to record and automate a set of instructions that accomplish the following. Say I have an image of an apple. The apple is off center - ie, the background ...
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Is it commercial use to use someone pic (free) on pdf's product for sale? [migrated]

I'm selling pdf's product using pictures that someone drew for us. We want to use some free pic available on Internet. So when the website says we can use images for commercial use does it mean we ...
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Batch combining images in latex or inDesign? [closed]

I'm making my print and play card game. Everything is ready: card frame which is common for all cards (svg), custom image for each one (svg or png) and text to be placed below image in the text field. ...
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How can I modify a GIF that uses “cumulative layers”?

When you save a GIF in GIMP, you're given the option to use cumulative layers (combine) or one frame per layer (replace). Choosing cumulative layers causes the GIF's layers to only contain the pixels ...
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Save image from PDF as smaller PDF

Let's say I have a 8.5x11 inch full page PDF but in the center of it I have an image that I scanned that is only 3x2 inches. What's the best way to get that imaged saved as a smaller sized PDF? I ...
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How do I get realistic distance representation using GIMP?

How do I get realistic distance representation using GIMP? Thanks for looking into my post. I am using GIMP 2.8. I am not an expert. I have two raw images (image1 & image 2). I have same ...
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How do I make an image look dark in Photoshop?

Can anyone give me an idea of the filter used on this image: What I have tried 1) Add a black layer above my image and set the opacity to 60% - this darkens the image. 2) On the image itself: ...
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How can I reduce exaggerated wrinkles in a person's profile image with Photoshop?

I'm looking for a quick method for reducing wrinkles in an image. Specifically for images that weren't taken professionally. So ones with highlights and shadows all over the place making it difficult ...
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Resizing Images without changing the proportions or losing quality

Hi my client has given me a load of images for the site I'm building for him, they are going in a Javascript Image Nivo Slider Banner at the top, the size of the banner is 720px x 200px but the images ...
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Indesign - Paste Inline Image Resized to Frame Width

I'm inserting large inline images into my text flow, which it then breaks the flow and disappears. Is there a way to have it automatically resize to fit the text frame's boundaries?
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Is Sketch good at exporting jpgs and pngs containing pictures?

I designed a pictures grid in sketch, and wanted to export the hole grid as one jpg or png, and then add it to my website. I am wondering if the quality of the jpg or png would be as good as ...
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How to change color of an image in Illustrator

When I open an image in Photoshop, I can easily change the color by double clicking on the layer and adding color overlay. How can I do the same in Illustrator? It doesn't need to be with Color ...
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I have an image of a gradient which i want to copy into a shape i've created in InDesign

I have an image of a gradient which i want to copy into a shape i've created in InDesign however when I click on the image, the gradient doesn't change in the colour box and so I'm unable to save that ...
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put partly transpared photo on top of panorama

What is it nessesary to do if I want to see just black edges from background image in image placed on top? Here are links to source images This is what I want to create: You can see there are ...
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How Can I Put A 2d Image Into The Side Viewport? | Maya 2016

I'm a student who is very new to Maya, and I am wondering how to put an image into the side viewport to allow me to turn 2d objects into 3d objects. I used to to this exact same thing in Cinema 4d, ...
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Lighten photo in InDesign

I'm publishing a BLACK AND WHITE book being published. The lady asked to have a color image (against my thoughts) at the beginning of the black and white (interior) book. I did it wondering how it ...
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Attaching/Printing an image onto metal

I have a 507mm x 510.5mm metal sheet that I want to put a design onto. The design is rather complicated and I have no talent so painting is not an option. I'm looking for something similar to what ...
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Cannot small tile an image

I am making a background for my website and I want to tile an image but maintain its resolution. It has to be done in Gimp. When I load up the image and go to Filters > Map, none of the options are ...
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How to paste a part of an image in the same coordinates I cut it from?

I want to cut a specific part of an image, then paste it in another image in the same coordinates I cut it from. So, if I cut it and it was in (100, 112) then I paste it in (100, 112) in the other ...
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How do I put an image into Illustartor document at its actual size?

I'm creating a new document, choosing Web profile, setting width and height equal to image size. But the image appears half as big as it really is. That is, I need to place image 4 times to fill the ...
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How to embed an image into a Scribus document?

I'd like to know if it is possible to embed an image file inside a Scribus document. If I try to do that with an image frame, it makes me select an external picture but apparently it doesn't really ...
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Image has background when i print but not on the screen

I have put a psd images in my illustrator document, when I made them in Photoshop I made the background transparent and the images look like they have no background on the screen but when I print it ...
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How to generate a 'cartoon' profile picture [closed]

I'm searching for a generator or method which is used to create the cartoon style profile pictures sometimes seen on GitHub. The effect I want generates a new picture (which looks drawn or painted by ...
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How to select all except one object in a stack?

I'm using Adobe Indesign CC and I have a stack of overlapping images. What is the best way to select all except a select few?
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How can I create an animation of an image being drawn/painted, automatically?

Im looking for some software that will allow me to create an animation of a given image being drawn in real time. for example, I have a jpeg, its a picture of my pet dog, i want some software that ...
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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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Stretch an image (in a specific ratio) in such a way that number of pixels of the image remains unchanged?

I have an image to be displayed on an LCD screen, but my LCD screen is made of rectangular pixels and this makes my image deformed. i.e. A circle will appear as an ellipse. In order to correct this, ...
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How to change text without disrupting the background?

How can I change 32 to 37 on this image with the same font size and style preserving the background? Looking forward to your response. Thank you!
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InDesign: Faster way to resize image in frame

I'm using Adobe InDesign (CC 2014) to layout a photo book. I've created a frame, and placed an image inside it. I want to resize the image and drag it around to frame it nicely. I know that you can ...
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How to recreate this cut out effect? [closed]

In searching for themes for my personal blog, I stumbled upon the following design and I'm really curious about how the effect was created as I want to do something similar. It appears to be some ...
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Image for yearbook cover too big to upload

I'm using a new yearbook design software this year which is all web-based. I'm trying to upload a vector image for the cover but it's too big. I saved it as a jpg and tif with a transparent ...
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Why is Preview app bloating image file size? [duplicate]

A client sent me a 420 KB photo, saying the file size was too low for a web form with a minimum requirement of 1 MB. I opened it in Preview app, chose File > Export… and the JPEG quality slider was ...