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With Photoshop CS5, how do you retain original size of an image dropped as a file into an open document?

If I'm working on a document in Photoshop and I want to drop in an image by dragging the file from Windows explorer into the open Photoshop document, I can do that. It inserts the dropped image in a ...
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How can I use photoshop to design a scenic photo inlaid with subtle chevron shapes as shown in this magazine cover? [on hold]

I am trying to achieve an effect similar to the one in the picture of the magazine below using photoshop. Any ideas or tutorial for a similar effect? I would also like to know what it is called, if ...
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What is the meaning of adding (?1297280570) to the image names?

Sometimes i find images on the sites added through css. Even if image name is (let's say) footer_logo.gif. In css it will be added as footer_logo.gif?1297280570 What do I miss in here? Regards,
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GIMP: How to crop a layer?

I have a screenshot where I want only a part of the pasted image, and I want to turn the white that's in it transparent. First I need to crop the pasted image. I have selected the layer and a ...
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Desktop background image resolution and size [on hold]

I came across 2 images which are the same but different in size.. I tried using desktop background fit for both and find out the bigger image actually has better resolution and slimmer than the ...
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Resizing image to real world dimensions

this may sound like a really amateur question but I'm trying to resize some images to dimensions in centimetres (10cm height x 15cm width to give you an idea), but upon changing two photos to the same ...
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Is there a way to lock the cursor to the corner of an image frame in InDesign when adjusting its size?

When re-sizing an image and it's frame while keeping the image proportion preserved (ctrl+shift drag), InDesign will pop up those handy little guide lines in when my cursor is in line with the frame ...
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Textile design in illustrator

Im designing a print for my swimwear line and I'm using images from an artist. the file prints out sharp when it is opened in photoshop but when i place the image in illustrator and print from ...
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Importing and Editing File in Adobe Illustrator

I have what I'm sure is a very basic question. I've just opened a friend's ai file into adobe illustrator, but the text had been completely changed and the images/pictures removed because 'they could ...
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Working with .psb in a psd

EDIT: A Big update on this topic is presented with PS CC 14.2! Now you can have linked smart objects, it works like in InDesign. Just go to File->Place Linked… and choose your .psb file. This is the ...
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What is the best way to export an artwork in Illustrator?

I have 18 artworks in an .eps file. I wonder what is the best way to extract/export one of those artwork into a .png/.jpg ? Example I'm not sure if this possible, but is there a way to ...
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Help with booklet design - images straddling pages

I have a few questions regarding booklet design. The page orders are scrambling my brain! Firstly I cant work out how an image that spreads across the front and back cover should be placed. ...
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How to use only a part of an image as background using HTML and CSS [closed]

I wanted to use this image: but I don't want it in its entirety. Apart from cropping it myself, is there any way I can do that in HTML or CSS?
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Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
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How can I make a transparent PNG object spin from the center in Photoshop for a gif if the object is not a square

I've been trying to achieve this for a while now. I need to make (Image A) spin on the center point of the logo, image B (the tree point). The final should look like image C but the centre piece ...
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How to save real image size after resizing in Inskape?

I have imported several photos in an Inkscape file and then reduced them manually inside my document. In order to get a lighter Inkscape document size, is there a way to save the document by taking ...
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How can I modify the image color to remove some color?

I have an image like this one: Is there a way that I can modify the colors of this image to remove some blue and make it into an image with just shades of grey?
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How can I create a word using a font with my own pictures in it?

I'm not very technical and want to know if there is an app or software I can download to put my own photos into a letter to create my own font? Like the word MUMMY done but eith images of her children ...
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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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Fluid Images: How to set width and height?

I'm trying to build a fluid layout, for which I am styling big images with: .fluid_img { height: auto; width: auto; max-width: 100%; } This works fine, the problem is that I can no longer use ...
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Where can I get flat images for a website? [closed]

I'm building a new website but am finding a lack of minimalistic images and clipart. This is a very general question but are there any good sites to find minimal, flat, simple, etc. images? I have ...
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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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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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How would you represent text on the same place but with different images on each side? [closed]

I've been working on a booklet for a client but I have no idea how shoud I do it I have to put the text on the exact same place for every page, I can't get pass this one! Any idea?
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web search methodology to find high resolution - lower KB - wide images

I am designing my site with responsive fluid layout. unfortunately I don't have the ability to download a really high resolution - high KB - wide image and edit it to enough resolution - accepted ...
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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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How can I create a realistic 3d model from my 2d photos of furniture?

Before you point your finger and laugh, please take into consideration that my boss is asking me to do this for him. As a faithful employee with some Photoshop skills and no experience with 3d ...
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How are these dark photo effects made? [duplicate]

Lately I am coming across those beautiful hero headers with dark tint gloss over them. Does anyone know what the effect is called and how it is made http://prntscr.com/7nkwlp http://prntscr.com/7nkx5u ...
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PDF Ads Blurry in InDesign

I am creating a large book in InDesign. Part of the book is composed of PDF ads that have been provided to me. Every time I place these PDF ads in InDesign they're blurry. I have tried saving them as ...
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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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How to optimize images to improve pagespeeds / webpage loading times?

This is almost a StackOverflow question, however it's completely related to Photoshop and other tools. With every Pagespeed test I do for all my website I get the comment "Optimize images by lossless ...
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How to integrate a larger cut-out group of people in a design

Is there a good strategy to integrate a larger cut-out group of people (e.g. orchestra, band, conferences, team, etc.) in a print designs (cover page, poster)? Many designs use images that keep 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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Adding a Tone to a Photograph Using Photoshop [closed]

How cam I add a dark blue tone in Photoshop to any photograph so it looks like the two photographs I attached?
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Is there a command-line program that can output ascii art as an image?

Is there a command-line program (for Linux) that can convert an image to ascii art and then save that output as an image e.g. jpg or png? To illustrate what I'm in need of, I want to convert the ...
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Quality of .gif output from Photoshop

I'm trying to output a .gif from Photoshop (CS6) and have run into some difficulty with the quality it is producing. Ideally, each image should resemble these stills - 1, 2 and 3 which are crisp and ...
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Name the effect where text is on a shadow box over an image

Some examples with text over a transparent background: See the transparent black background See the text on the shade of cyan What would you call this type of effect?
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How can I recreate this color effect?

This color effect looks easy but I still can’t achieve this effect.
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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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How can I optimize my graph images for my website?

The graphs are terribly detailed and include text for identification. These graphs are created in Visio by engineers then passed to me for website article creation. I normally take the graph file, ...
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How can I save only one layer as a PNG file in Photoshop

I wanted save some layers as PNG files and I had opened a new window for every .png file and pasted in there and sometimes crop it. Is there a way to export just a few or one selected layer and not ...
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How to make clear images of thumbnails when they are enlarged on the web?

What is the best format to use to make clean looking thumbnails when they are enlarged on the web?
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Saving an 8-bit grayscale image as a 2-bit image

Assuming there's an 8-bit grayscale image; what's the simplest method to save it as a "2-bit per pixel" image? Is it a binary image or something else (like a colormap image)? In the case of binary, ...
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How to find sets of images for collages? [duplicate]

Is there any place with good sets of free jpgs or pngs for use in collages or just any work in general? I see so many great collages and work in general with a lot of great images incorporated, but ...
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Batch Magic-Wand / Expand / Contract / Delete with Fill Operation

I have 10,000 images of the following variety. The common traits are: Central area which is some kind of shape: circle, rectangle, misc Several pixels of background color immediately ...
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How to place readable text on image, without manipulating the text?

I want to place some text on images, without adding effects to the text itself. Which one should I change on the image (hue, saturation, brightness) and in which direction so the text will be ...
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How can I resize any image without loosing any quality [duplicate]

Very new to this, but I have an image that is 9.7" × 14.5" and I want to resize it to 9" x 12", I know this will need cropping, but I would love to print it, so wouldn't want to loose any quality. ...
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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!