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How to isolate artwork from games for fan art

Wherever there is a popular game, there is fan art: custom wallpapers, t-shirts, etc. One thing they usually have in common is that they feature artwork from the game, or something close to it. ...
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How to fill color in this bottle using Photoshop?

I want to fill "ink" (color) into this empty ink bottle using Photoshop? Please let me know the steps. Thanks!
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How do I change the colors of Shadows and Highlights like Instagram in Photoshop? [closed]

Ok let s pretend we re about to upload a photo to instagram and we click the tool button that is on top to the very right. Then we click the "color" option and we have a choice to change the color of ...
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Why does an image get Larger when I up the DPI?

I am currently working on a print media project that requires a 300 DPI minimum for all images. I thought I had to discard a bunch of photos that were 180 DPI at their default resolution. However, I ...
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Change the color of a part of an image in photoshop

In the below image, the bottle neck 's color is green. How do I change the color of this to make it white using Photoshop?
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How to make type in Photoshop match that on a scanned image

I have scanned some text, and I need to add a name in matching type and style. I have tried, but it's not as jagged as the scan, and doesn't look the same. How do I make the added type match the ...
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An opensource equivalent to Photoshop that has Lasso and Warp tools?

Using Photoshop, I can edit the image by using the lasso tool and warp tool, but Photoshop is not open source, I need an open source software to edit the image by using the same tools. I tried GIMP ...
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How do I match image brightness in Photoshop?

Say I have an image that had it's brightness adjusted. I also have a small portion of the original unmodified image like this: Is there a way in Photoshop CS5 to have the image's brightness un-...
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How to improve horizon on image?

I'm making a scene in Photoshop which should look something like a field of grass and the sky. However I just can't make it work. Feels like there's something missing. In my opinion it is due to ...
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How to eliminate the white highlights?

How do I tone down the extreme white that shows up along the side of his neck, his ear, and on his knuckles? Adjusting the contrast doesn't seem to help. EDIT: (Some background information on what ...
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Clone Stamp Only Exercises for Class

I teach a very basic Intro to Graphic Design course using the Adobe Suite. In the section on photo retouching we talk about the clone stamp, healing brush, spot heal, and content-aware fill tools. In ...
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Face illusion in ads

http://doityourself.edublogs.org/files/2008/10/club-med-illusion-ad.jpg I'm trying to achieve the same effect, but I can't even get close to what I need. What I basically need is to merge face/body ...
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What do you call the parallax-like effect when panning or zooming still photos, and how is it done?

Many commercials and documentaries use a technique where a still photograph is panned or zoomed, and a parallax-like effect is applied. When zooming, some figures scale differently from others and a ...
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Traditional Illustration/digtal

I have a traditional logo (as on Illustration board, inked and painted) to finish for a client in Pennsylvania. I am in Idaho. What would be is best; Mail the piece and let them use it with a local ...
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replace artwork while retaining(extract) the reflection, specular highlights and texture of a metal surface

[Through comments, it has been discovered that a blue button/pin is desired which retains highlights. The shadow across the center of the orange button in the photograph is the reflection of a person -...
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how to compensate 50% opacity white over photograph

I have a photo and a while ago I had added a layer on top of it which was pure white at 50% opacity. How can I compensate that effect to get back the original picture? I have tried adding a black 50%...
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Is there a way to turn a photograph into a line-art sketch vector?

Can anyone tell me how to get this kind of vector line drawing from a photo? I'm beginner and can't find any answer. Thanks in advance :)
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Photoshop - Eraser tool - how do you edit multiple layers at once?

Is there anyway to use the Eraser tool on more then one layer at once? my question stems from a project I'm working on where i am cleaning up a scan of an architectural drawing. The Architect has ...
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What should be done with genuine vehicle registration plates in a photograph?

I have some photographs of vehicles that will be used on a website. I was previously planning to only blur out the registration numbers on vehicles not owned by the company, but it recently came to my ...
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How do I easily repeat a face in a photograph (not face swapping)?

Here's a picture from the walking dead: How do I easily repeat a face (in this case, Rick's from the Walking Dead) thousands of times in the pattern shown below? The path doesn't need to be exactly ...
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Converting a Portrait Profile Image to Square

I've been given the task recently to convert a portrait image of my boss with the size 489w x 835h to a good profile image to be used for his LinkedIn profile (200px x 200px). I was wondering if ...
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Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?

Please forgive the open-ended title. My actual question, I think, is a bit more specific and suited for this site but it is rather difficult to articulate my need in one simple sentence. Quick ...
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Change black clothes into white

I have a photo of a man wearing a black shirt. I'd like to change the shirt to become white. I have tried using a Color Overlay but it looks "Photoshopped". Any alternative methods will be ...
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Merging two images and highlighting different regions

I have 2 images, one taken with flash on(A) and other with no flash(B). Both images highlight different parts of the view. How can I add details from both images to create a new rich in detail image? ...
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How can I apply an oil painting effect to a photo?

I really want to do this kind of effect where it looks like a person is disintegrating away, but I have no idea what it is called:
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Technique to Extend the Pattern in an Image

I have read about techniques such as "Spot Healing", "Content Aware Fill-In" and "Reconstruct" that are able to regenerate parts of an image based on the patterns in the rest of the image. How could ...
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Preparing photographs for black and white photocopiers

I am preparing a textbook for use at my school. Eventually, I might hand-draw all of the illustrations, but in the meantime, I will use photographs. Some of these photographs will fill 1/3 of the page....
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How to make an eye glare effect in Photoshop

How would I go about recreating this effect in Photoshop? The picture itself reminds me of actual pictures I have seen from photobooths, and the glare of his eyes seems realistic: it's brightest when ...
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Convert anti-aliasing on color to anti-alias on transparent

Assume I have an icon on a pure white background in a PNG image. The icon is a solid color, with edges anti-aliased, so they are blended with white. I need to delete the white background so that the ...
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Tools to convert from 16-bit RGB to 24-bit RGB and vice versa

Are there any image editing or research tools, commercial or otherwise which will allow me to: map colors (images) from 16-bit RGB (565) space to 24-bit RGB (888) space or vice versa save files in ...
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Removing people from pictures seemlessly

I'm currently trying to remove a person from a photo that tried to be cool and photobomb, but i'm at a loss as to how it can be done with no loss of photo quality. My attempts have been to use the ...
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What filter settings to play with to achieve for tinted vintage matte feel photos

My desired effect is I have some normal plain photos that I want to convert to achieve a similar tone / feel. I am fairly new to Photoshop and I know I have to play with the saturation(?) to get ...
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editing several hundred images - GIMP

I'm working on a project that requires me to change several hundred images(somewhere around 550). They're all the same size and type. Each image needs several color corrections. Initially I use color ...
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Convert black to white in Photoshop

I am having a hard time replicating the second image style in the first. The football field image needs the black to be gone and be replaced throughout the image with a white color. What is the best ...
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Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?

I saw a video of a Morgan Freeman Finger Painting on YouTube. Could this be a real video showing how someone actually created that painting? I think it's fake. I think he started with a photo, ...
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Photoshop: Batch Fit Image x Bicublic Sharper?

1) By File -> Automate -> Fit Image..., we can fit images of any size or orientation into a particular frame size. But we cannot specify the resample method, like Bicublic Sharper. In fact we ...
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Better ways of vectorizing photos than Illustrator's Trace?

Are there any better ways of vectorizing photos than Illustrator's Trace? I don't have one of them Wacom boards so I can't really do this by hand.
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Photoshop blurring peaks (it's hard to describe in text)

I want to know how to blur something in peaks, here's a picture to help describe it: Segment C is blurred the most then B then A to create an effect like the one on the right but with blur. I was ...
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Any other selection method other than freehand with Photoshop's patch tool? (CS6)

I have found that the Patch Tool is really useful for certain healing situations, but I can't stand that it is only freehand drawn. Is there a way to use a click-move-click-move-click selection method ...
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What kind of prep and considerations for using a night photo in print work?

One thing I still struggle with is using night photos in advertisements. I tend to avoid it but sometimes its necessary or requested. I find it difficult on glossy and even worse on a newsprint to ...
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How can I achieve the dark tones in this photograph?

I have tried blending, curves and all I can imagine so maybe I probably just need a good photoshop course. I have managed to reach certain aspect of this but there's always something missing. This ...
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Make a particular colour less bright

I'm trying to create a reference image for a greyscale drawing. In the original reference photo, the subject is wearing a brown jacket and grey pants which have pretty much the same brightness, and ...
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How do I make a good quality drawing look like a low quality screenshot from 90's TV in PS? [duplicate]

Yeah hi, I was wondering how I could get my images to look like they were shown on 90's TV or were recorded to a VHS and ripped into a digital file. Examples shown below. I'd like to utalize ...
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Low res vertical photos using Photoshop CS5

I´m using .raw files in CS5 and saving them to .jpg and they are all unedited... The portrait photos are all being compressed and have low res while the landscape ones are fine, why is that? I have ...
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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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photo editing effect

what is that effect that makes it look like a camera was rotated 20 degrees or so while taking the shot? it makes it kind of rounded at the edges, like this:
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Gimp make top half of photo lighter, and bottom half darker

I have a need to show things more dark or "dreary" at the bottom part/half of the stairway, and more light at the top. At the top I don't care about the stair colors so much, I want the sun to be ...
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How to remove/replace color on human skin and hair in Adobe Photoshop?

In Adobe Photoshop is it possible to completely remove color from a subjects skin and hair while maintaining the shadows and highlights, similar to the outcome of the image below - which I imagine was ...
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Fetus skin to normal baby skin [closed]

Is there a way wherein i can change a premature/unborn fetus' skin into a normal baby skin? So far what i have tried is: Color the skin of the fetus with skin color Overlayed skin texture on the ...
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Logo license remove

I have downloaded small image that I want to use it on my website but I have to buy it and really I couldn't do that. Also I want to do some changes in it. The question: If I downloaded the image and ...