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Why is my image turning gray when I paste another image on it?

I opened a .jpg file that only contains one channel, whenever I try to add another image to the file, the other image also turns gray. Why is this happening?
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How to delete a vector background in Illustrator?

I downloaded this image from Shutterstock in vector form and I want to get rid of the background using Illustrator. How can I do this? Thank you!
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Image appears blank in Windows

I have the following image This image can be seen properly only on OSX, but can not be seen in Windows. I need to edit this image in Photoshop or illustrator, but I am not able to find the issue. ...
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Video Size Ratio Wide, Image Size Ratio Square?

Humans naturally see more width than they do height. Video content is almost wide screen rather than square (Vine is a big exception), but it seems images are most often square now (it didn't always ...
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InDesign CC: Place a batch of phots and text on pages

I am currently working on an InDesign-Project involving a ~200 page DIN-A4-Sized Book for our high school graduation. Any student in our senior year gets his own page with a photo and a short text ...
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Gimp Pasted Layer Move Tool

What I want to do is paste a picture to a new gimp file. I have the background layer and when I paste it puts it into the floating selection like expected. I found that I'm supposed to turn it into a ...
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How to create a consistent style across stock images for a website?

I am currently applying changes to this site. Becky, my customer, demands that the images be changed so that the image content will also be compatible with each other. I tried using icons and vector ...
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How to reduce screenshot dimensions for putting in a macbook mockup?

I need to put a screenshot of a desktop application into a macbook mockup. My problem is that the mockup I have needs a screenshot of 2880x1800px but my system screen is not big enough. I have ...
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Images imported to Illustrator get resized despite their original size

I have a folder full of pictures, they are all 6000x4000 images. However, when I impor them into Illustrator (drag&drop inside the app) their size changes, their width and height sometimes is half ...
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Add thermal effect to Image

I am an Android Developer(not graphic Designer). So i have to do all the step in Coding. I want to add thermal effect to Image. What are the steps of it. I have added night vision effect to it by ...
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Is there a way to split an image without changing its final size?

I want to split an image to an n number of images, each new generated one must has the same size of the original image with a black background for the rest of the image, look at the example I provided:...
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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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What benefits are there to workflows using Images at 32-bits per channel?

To be clear, I'm referring to images that have a color depth of 32-bits per channel. Has anyone ever used images this large in a workflow – other than as RAW files directly from a camera? If so, why ...
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How do I choose a good cover photo for my website?

It's been trendy to have large background images with relatively little text over them for headers and intros to web pages including the start of blog posts. I could give countless examples of this, ...
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What is the purpose of embedding a color profile when saving an image?

I am using RawTherapee to process images. This program (and I suspect many others) has an option called "Working Profile", which you can use to adjust how the image is displayed; and an other called "...
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Cover Art for Ebooks - Is it acceptable to use images labeled by google as “for reuse with modifications”

I want to put photos of 3 celebrity sportsmen on the cover of an eBook that I intend to self-publish on amazon and other stores, and I wonder if images that are returned by Google image search with ...
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What Photoshop CS5 Book Describes Making Images From Scratch?

Can someone direct me to a photoshop cs5 book that details the image making process from beginning to end ie showing how to make an image from scratch, best techniques etc Please share why you think ...
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I want to REMOVE the background, not just make it transparent

I want to remove the background of an irregularly shaped image altogether, not just make it transparent. The image's box is overlapping with other stuff and getting in the way. There's got to be a way ...
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It is possible to detect blurry text? [closed]

Is it possible to reveal the concealed text?
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Planning to use different size images across different devices

The current framework I use to design webpages currently doesn't do anything to optimize images across different devices. As I see it, their are four types: mobile, tablet, desktop PC and large ...
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Warped distortion effect

What's the best way to achieve an effect like this cover? I was thinking to basically start with random grayscale rectangles, a layer of thinner rectangles set to multiply, and then somehow warp it? ...
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Photoshop: how I can increase the height of a part of my image?

I would like increase the height of a part of my image. Here is my current image: http://i.imgur.com/LEMfuo0.png I would like increase the height with 90px here: http://prntscr.com/5viaqk Not the ...
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How can I shrink these areas using gimp?

I have an imagemap. I want to shrink to areas that are pink and are overlays when hovering the mouse over the map to highlight the selected region. Now I can't seem to shrink the pink areas that are ...
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How to prevent the blurring of resized images (png/jpeg) in Illustrator?

I am new to Adobe illustrator, and I read that in Illustrator works on some vector technique means you can change the size of image without getting blurry. I made my first logo and saved it as PNG ...
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Opening multiple files as layers in a single image in Elements?

In Elements (I'm using version 9 for Mac), is there a single operation that will let me open a bunch of files as one image, with each file as a layer in that image? If I were using GIMP, for example, ...
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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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How to change the size of transparent background in Gimp?

The following image cuts when used as a logo here. I want to increase the size of the transparent background so it fits in properly without the underneath cut, as shown here. Using Gimp 2.8, how can I ...
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SVG looking bad in small resolution?

I've cretaed a SVG image trying to solve the quality problem when re-sizing the element or scaling it through CSS. To my surprise, my SVG image looks even worse than the reduced size of the GIF or ...
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Can you include retina and non-retina images within the same sprite?

When building a web page, I've always created 2 different sprites for my icons. A sprite for normal images and a sprite for retina images. The retina images are saved out twice the size and twice the ...
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What software do I need to shift an image within its frame?

I am trying to create a time-lapse sequence of my house demolition, but have not used specialised time-lapse equipment or software, just my compact digital camera on a fixed-point tripod in the garden....
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Is it safe to use an image when I'm unable to identify its source?

I found a photo on the internet and want to use it in my free Android app. The problem is that I can't find the source, so I don't know if this photo is legally available for such use or not. What ...
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How to handle a client who only wants to purchase stock images from my design mockup, instead of my design?

I am a graphic designer who provided spec work for a client. I worked on a flyer and I gave them 2 options. They went with one, paid for it. Now they have another project and would like to use the ...
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How to retrieve an image which is gone yet still present in the document?

In my document I used images which are now gone (files were deleted) but yet they are still in my document. When packaging the document, InDesign says links are missing though. I don't understand this,...
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Action or script for saving files in Photoshop using text from clipboard as the file name

I make images for an online retail site and I've made several actions to make it go faster. I have an action that automatically saves multiple files for web using generic filenames such as "...
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Is there a name or a way to find this kind of images / color palettes?

Lately in web and digital design its very common to see these kind of pastel colored vectorial backgrounds or images: They all seem to use a very similar colors palette and combination of ...
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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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Unconventional Crop In Illustrator

I need to crop this image in such a way that the space below "submit your picture here!" is taken out, because I'm going to use that space for a "choose file" form on my website. I tried creating a ...
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How do I know which images are copyrighted and not?

Using google images you can find any image you want these days, even high resolution. The question is how do I know what I can use image wise in the graphic design work assuming that the graphic work ...
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How to make drawable of android app for all density

Hello I am Android Developer, working on android application. I require to make all drawables for all density for my android app. Is there any standard ratio I should keep for that and any tool for ...
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What CMYK values should I use for the brightest highlights in an image?

I usually set the whitest part of the image to C5 M4 Y4 K0, but this is making some product shots of glassware (ie wine glasses, glass trophies) look grey. Does anyone use a different CMYK mix for ...
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Reduce file size without losing quality

I would like to save files in Photoshop but keep them as small as possible. I use Save for Web (and Devices) and save as a JPEG. Here are the settings I used: I really do not want to lower the ...
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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 printer,...
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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 copyright-...
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How to preview image in monitor

I found this nice looking image: I have a simple php web site that I also would like to preview in monitor. Is there any tool or wen site that can auto generate this image?
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How to create vector graphic image like these?

Would anybody please do let me know how to create graphic images/ effects as mentioned in below images? I want to know the tools/ techniques to create such graphics images for web based usage.
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Indesign CS5 relink all links when moving to a different computer

I have done a lot of work on a lot of files. To give them to a new designer working for us, I have put them on an external HDD and passed them over. But he now has to open up every file individually ...
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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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Should I link to or rasterize the large amount of artwork I'm using for my catalogue project in InDesign?

I am trying to figure out what I should be doing for a 94+ page catalogue. I have been researching and from what I've read understand that linking files is the best practice for putting complex ...
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Automate Paste into Selection

Currently, Photoshop allows us to Paste a second image into a previous one and then re-size it manually using Free Transform. I would like to know if there is any method or software that allows us to ...