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Photoshop won't preserve transparency of pasted images

I am trying to edit an image I found online of a character. It was cropped, meaning it had a completely transparent background. So only the character was visible. I'd post the image, but I don't think ...
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Is there a quick way of converting multiple files from JPG to PNG in photoshop?

I made a rookie error and accidentally saved about 20 images in Photoshop as .jpg files rather than .png files. Is there a quick way I can convert all these files to a .png format at once rather than ...
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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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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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Image compression - what is the best way?

What is the best way to compress images to satisfy Performance Review on Web Page Speed test on webpagetest.org. Here's how I do it: 1) Save for Web in Photoshop from original PSD with quality set ...
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Should I aquire largest size of image if it's free?

If I can get an image in any size I want (for FREE), but only ONE size/format of each image, would it be wise of me to get it in the largest vector/scalable (eps) size? Wondering if it's an issue at ...
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Uploaded PDF text looks blurry on my blog

I've created a PDF pricelist for my photography clients, and it looks great as a PDF. However, I wanted to upload it to my blogsite as an image for visual impact. The steps I took are: Imported ...
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Make a design with just 1 hue in photoshop

How to make a monochrome display-like style in Photoshop? For example, like the following image: I am curious how to make part that is monochromatic and looks like a display.
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Photoshop doesn't save composite previews

First: I have Photoshop CS3 running on Mac OS 10.7.2. (This also occurred in 10.6.8.) In Photoshop preferences, I have every preview-saving option enables in File Handling, yet Quick Looking a file ...
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Exporting 3x images in Photoshop

I'm currently updating my image assets to comply with Apple's iPhone 6+ @3x dimensions. I'd like to use CC's image generator to do so but unfortunately it seems that it only exports up to 2x. Does ...
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photoshop not giving any vector artwork

Ok, I've used illustrator before and I've become very comfortable with it.It gives me smooth strokes and converts my artwork to vector. Now, I've just started using Photoshop cs6. But I have one ...
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PNG logo image with rough edges

I made a logo by taking a screenshot and saving it as a .PNG file. The edges on the logo are not as smooth as, say, the Google logo on Google.com. How can I make the edges smooth?
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How to convert a monochrome map into mosaic squares?

How can I change this monochrome map of Europe... ...into mosaic squares, with the pixels offset by a fixed width? I asked this question but I couldn't find a suitable answer. I hope that you ...
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Can image transparency be calculated automatically from multiple non-transparent samples?

I'm wondering if there is a way to automatically calculate transparent image from set of non-transparent ones. No manual work with individual pixels or manual setting of opacities. Many times I need ...
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How to modify image to blend with different background color

We are attempting to re-skin a third-party application. One modification is to change the background color of a toolbar. However, there are images on the tool bar that have anti-aliased edges to ...
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Best image size for responsive css background image

I am looking for a particular px size (WxH) image that would be the best dimensions to use if you wanted to call a single image that could be called as the background image for a mobile device using ...
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What kind is this background called and where to find more?

I found this background which is being used in Wordpress Stackexchange: Link: http://cdn.sstatic.net/wordpress/img/bg-watermark.png I don't know what kind is this background called in English: ...
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Image as background for magazine cover in InDesign

I've created a new car guide magazine, similar to this example. However, I cannot get the image to fit exactly to the page size, in my case 222 x 291 mm ( width x height) and it ends up looking ...
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Overlaying image with text and filling the text in Illustrator

I got a simlar problem as this one. How do I do this if I'm using a image as the background? After I tracing and expanding the image I'll use the way described above, the one with "This is text". This ...
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Creating a blow out effect to embed an image into another

I am trying to create a logo that incorporates the work of two other projects we have images from. Basically, we take the image from the oldest project and want to create a blow out effect in the ...
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Is it ok to use .pngs on business cards to print?

I want to use a background image from here though these are usually just used for websites. I am worried the quality will not be sufficient enough for print. Would I be correct in this assumption? Is ...
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Resize a big image into a small one without constraining proportions or stretching it

I have am image which is 1920px X 1200px. How would I make it small in such a way that it turns into a 960px X 200px exactly. If I do it without the option of "Constraint Proportions" checked in PS, ...
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If you had to choose, would you rather go without luminance or chrominance?

We are learning image processing in computer vision course. There is question given in slides that "If you had to choose, would you rather go without luminance or chrominance?" So on which ...
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Convert a picture to cloud like borders

I want to convert an image to this style using Photoshop: How do I add the border made of clouds? Does this style have a name?
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Is There any Application which will open 1000 images and load a palette to them

I want to load a palette file (.pal) to images which i have opened. as images are huge i cant do it manually. can any one suggest me to do this.
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Image resizing, maintaing image size - beginner question [closed]

I am attempting to resize an image from 480x800 to 320x240. Below are the results. The original image has an oval shaped circle whereas the re-sized image has a more spherical shape. Is it possible to ...
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How do I create 1 pixel grids with differing colours on my own? (not with generator)

How do I create 1 pixel grids with differing colours on my own? For example this 960px_12_col_grid: Better visible: : http://i.stack.imgur.com/5cryP.gif
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Auto updating an image and its thumbnail version in a document

I've looked around a bit and I can't seem to find what I'm looking for, hopefully you guys can help. I'm building a calendar template for a client because he has 15-20 different calendars he needs to ...
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How to reduce file size without losing quality

I have a TIF image created from a flattened PSD file. It is presently sized to 20"x 20" image size, resolution is 300 and pixels are 6000 x 6000. I sized it this big so when I take it to the ...
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I want to print some posters but don't know where to look for Images which are not Copyrighted? [duplicate]

I started a new website for selling posters of Movies, Celebrities and Sports. Problem is most of the images that I got from Internet are now claimed by some people that they have copyrights of the ...
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Resources for old vintage (1960's and older) photography for use?

I've been searching for some good resources for old photos for use in designs. I've checked out the Flickr Commons, but I'm wondering if there were alternative sources I don't know about for ...
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Photoshop action for bringing an object in the center of the canvas and cropping it to 120X120 px

He everyone, I am currently working on a project which requires me to shift the mentioned asset(in the pic) to the center of the canvas and crop the image to 120X120 px. The current image has the ...
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How to make a presentation similar to RSA animate?

I have watched quite a few animations by RSA Animate on YouTube and have found many of them very informative. Here is one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc I am trying to emulate a ...
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Do browsers really only display images at 72 pixels per inch? [duplicate]

In the book HTML and CSS, I came across the following quote: The web browsers on most desktop computers display images at a resolution of 72 pixels per inch (ppi). So is it really useless to ...
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What resolution should large formatted photography be for print? [duplicate]

I have been given a request to re-size and up the resolution on a handful of images to be printed 40 in. x 30 in. to be hung on the walls in a new facility conference room where clients will see them. ...
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How would Forbes' design team create these photos? [duplicate]

There's a gallery of The Best Advestment Advice of All Time where all of the portraits have the same effect applied. What would that be called, and how can I do something similar using Adobe ...
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high resolution images when placed on doc shows smaller image dimensions

I have a 300dpi image and when I place the image onto the document, indesign does not place the original image dimensions. Instead, it places the an image with much smaller dimensions. For instance, ...
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How can i increase/decrease the width and height of an image without loss the quality and resolution

I've an image with width 540 and height 255. I need this image to put in a website. So, that i want this image with width 347 and height 346. I tried with STOIK smart image resize tool, but it's give ...
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Interpreting color function and adjusting pixels values

Here is the definition which I read from the net source 1st is Midtone: Situated between the darkest tone (Black), and the brightest tone (White). For a 24 bit colour image, this occurs when ...
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Software to show bubble text on image

I don't know if this is the right place but I am looking for a software through which I can show some comments/text on image. You know the bubble text that we show on images to describe something!? ...
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Creating dynamic animations with Java

I'm interested in creating a Java app that creates animations of various effects on images (e.g. sliding, shredding, change color in specific parts etc) and on several layers of images. The selected ...
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product images/icons for printing company?

I work for a printing company, and our webshop is missing icons/images for our products. So, I've finally convinced my bossman to buy a pack, but we really can't find any... here are a few examples of ...
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Exporting image (png, jpeg) from Photoshop to Acrobat PDF - bad quality

I have a portfolio design in Photoshop, and I when I save that as an image file format, it gets compressed and low quality if I try to import it in Acrobat. I just want to export from PSD as an ...
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How do I use a vector graphic to cut an image in Fireworks?

I am designing a website with Adobe Fireworks and I want to have a design where I have divs with rounded corners. Inside those divs I want to have an image that gets cut (rounded) by the containing ...
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Chop up an image in to blocks of the same color

I want to chop up an image into blocks of lets say 10x10px (the size is arbitrary). The blocks can only have one color and therefore it is allowed that the image will be slightly changed (its the ...
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How do I save 9patch image in photoshop?

I am using a image, and I would like to draw 9 patch for that image. I am not sure in which format i have to save this. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Dotted Overlay Creates Monitor Flicker

There was a recent question discussing dotted overlays/dithering patterns on images, and I wanted to explore the method. I set it up so it was one black pixel, one blank, one black, etc. After ...
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How could I split image into 1 pixel sgements? [closed]

Suppose that we have 400x400 bitmap pixel RGB dimensions, I need to split it into 160000 segments so each segment has its own resolution so when we zoom in, the whole image resolution will not be ...
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Rendering issues when printing PDF file with transparency on images

I've created a document using OpenOffice / LibreOffce with a black background and PNG images which have some transparency. I exported that document to PDF and printed it. The black which comes from ...
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How to create rounded corner using photoshop cs2?

In my application there is the requirement of the image with the rounded shape. I am new to use Photoshop so i want to know how it is possible to create the rounded shape of any existing image ? The ...