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How to turn a simple image with clear edges into a graphic

I have scanned an peace of glass. I see the edges but if I zoom in then it does not look like a line. What I need is the edge structure as line which can be turned in to a graphic. I want it to look ...
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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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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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Reverse searching a photo. Who's in this picture? [on hold]

I came across with the following picture, which is a little blurry and unclear. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything about it (who the person in the picture really is). Can anybody help me ? How ...
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Separating downloaded vector images using Inkscape [on hold]

I am completely a novice at this but I would like to use a vector image I have downloaded using Inkscape OR Gimp. The download came with multiple images and I would like to be able to separate them ...
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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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Techniques to dramatically scale an image

I have been given an impossible task: Take a picture image (jpg) at 1422 x 1067 px with 100 dpi and scale it to 86400 x 29376 px (that's equivalent to 34ft x 100ft or 30.5 meters x 10.36 meters) ...
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InDesign: How to place multiple images in a text frame

I need to place many images into a single text frame. I know that you can place as many images at a time as you like, but I can't figure out a way to place them inside a text frame. The only way I can ...
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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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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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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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Re-utilizing Vector Stock Design

I am wondering if I can re-utilize Vector Images that I bought from a stock image site without using the exact design. For example, I have purchased several vector images that are called Set of 28 ...
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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 open .tif in color (not black and white)

I have scanned book. Each page of the book consists of two files: one .tif file and one .frf file. (By the way, are they somehow compatible?) If I open .tif file in viewer like Irfanview, GIMP, Paint ...
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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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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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How do I blend/fade images with background 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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Resizing an image to an exact pixel proportion without getting a squeezing distortion

Here's the issue: I'm trying to upload a drawing of mine onto Society6, they require the image to be specific proportions of 3300 px wide by 5100 px high. Each time I do this in Photoshop and ...
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Is there way to preload all images in PDF document

I've prepared a quite image heavy presentation in InDesign, just to occur a bit annoying problem. After exporting interactive PDF, and opening the file, some of the images and elements load on the run ...
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Make droplets stand out on this photo

I'm trying to modify this image (with Gimp) to make the droplets on the surface where H905 is written stand out as much as possible, and everything else to stand out as little as possible. Would ...
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Transparent web icons on dark backgrounds have white outline and look low quality [duplicate]

I usually make my images transparent using an internet online tool like LunaPic (Images like member ranks, buttons etc.) The thing is that on light backgrounds they are looking fine but on dark ones ...
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Blur Background on Top of Image [duplicate]

I want to create a similar background to this design where the image in the back is a version of the one on top. Any advice on how to do this style? Thank You
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Pixlr: Is there a way of copying a portion of an image and translating it to exact spot on new blank image?

I'm new to using Pixlr so I'm wondering if there is a way where I can select a portion of an image using the wand tool and then copy it to a new blank image (which has the same dimensions as the ...
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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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How was this image designed?

I've just came across a image with a peculiar effect. I'm not sure how they have hidden the original image in the lines(or layer perhaps?) There has been no visible changes in color nor in the ...
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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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How can I make the logo light up against a blurred background?

I'm trying to create a website for a friend and I'm having trouble I tried adding a transparent white or black background on the logo and it just doesn't look good. The text is okay, it's just the ...
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How do I calculate image size for print [closed]

I've got an image 4,200 x 4,200 pixels. I want to have it printed off as the biggest poster size I can get. How do I calculate what the largest size would be before I get pixelation or fuzziness. It's ...
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If I drag an image from one Photoshop window to another open window will I lose image quality?

If I drag an image from one Photoshop window to another open window (both same size canvas and at 72 dpi) will I lose image quality? I know it won't if it's a smart object, but what if it's not? If ...
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Resizing multiple images for web use

I am using Photoshop CC 2015. We have several hundred images that need to be sized for web use. I have a 1,000 x 1,000 pixel template that I normally use to manually resize the images. It is quite ...
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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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EPS File Text Image Adobe Illistruator [closed]

I am just wondering if there is a way to easily edit this text. It appears to be an image??
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How do I get my web images to display consistently from laptop to desktop and vise versa?

To be clear: I am not looking for "save for web" answers. I am having a quality issue from laptop to desktop and I fear its my resolution settings—it's driving me nuts. I am creating vector images on ...
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How to unembed images in Indesign CC 2015

I have created a document where many of the images have been embedded. Now I want to unembed them. My issue is that the LINK panel in Indesign CC seems to not any more show embed assets, only ...
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Photograph printing on a large scale [duplicate]

I looking to do a couple of prints 2mtr x 1.4mtr, what should I DPI/PPI them to be seen at a distance of no more than 2-3mtrs?
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Best way to make a lighter version of an texture without losing quality?

Levels, curves, brighten/contrast, exposure, something else? I tried levels and brightness/contrast, but they don't appear to be working well and make it too contrasting and different from the ...
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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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Images aren't sharp in iOS app

I'm developing an iOS app, whereas I've exported several assets from the Sketch 3 design app for mac. I made a new Sketch 3 file using the iOS template and created an iPhone 6 artboard. Then I ...
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Is it possible to prevent download of images when designing a website?

Say you wish to provide sample high-quality images in your website but also wish to protect them from download, as in you can view them on screen but can't save from the website. Is there a way to do ...
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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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Adobe Bridge > Output > Footer > Split text between two lines

I am in need of some advice regarding the PDF output in Bridge. I need to add a specific copyright line at the bottom of the outputted pdf but the text is too long. Is there a way to split the text ...
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How do I extend an image by adding blur to sides?

I need to make an image 1080 x 1920. But when I do, the image looks very distorted. Is there a way I can extend an image by adding this blur to the sides of it? Also, does anyone know what this is ...
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Image's texture might be stretched?

I came over from Stack Overflow, I'm not really sure if this is the right place to ask this question, I'd like to apologize in advanced. I just finished a couple of isometric maps, the first map is an ...
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InDesign: Faster way to resize multiple frames but not images

I've used Shift + Cmd to place 48 images into an indesign (cc2014.2) doc. i'd like to change all of the image frame sizes to let's say 9p square, while not affecting the images. how do i do this?
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Contour to an image in fireworks

I have an image that is filled now with color. I want to have it when only a contour is being shown and the inner part of it is no color. How do i do that? thank you
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Sizes of images used as Logos on Websites

This might sound off-topic, but really this is the closest related StackExchange site I could find. I'm developing a site based on the Porto theme. The documentation is really nice, but this is left ...
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Difference between 8 bit and 16 bit in Photoshop

I have been working on Photoshop for quite some time now, but there is one thing that has got me confused till now. Is it better to be working on a 16 bit color mode or an 8 bit one? I know that the ...