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Convert .psd into .png without loosing shading and lightening

So I do not own Photoshop, but got a .psd file from my client to work with. I managed to use a online converter and get this .png out of it. What I additionally need though is the conversion of ...
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What is the name of the old manual sizing tool for measuring photos, to be used in offset printing?

Years ago, before computers took over, I worked with a photo cropping tool; I hope someone can tell me its name. The gizmo I used was for sizing photos so they could be used in offset printing. They ...
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Changing the background of the picture to white

I have a passport picture in which the background is light brown. I need to change that background to white. Is there anyway I can do that using Inkscape or any free tools? Here is the picture: ...
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How to achieve this cartoon effect in GIMP?

Cartoon filter doesn't make it. Desired effect examples: Image 1 source: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1357489/1165509 Image 2 source: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1357751/1165509 Can you describe ...
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problem after selecting image using pen tool

Am using Photoshop to make this following effect and i have tutorial in PDF of above effect And followed as given in step 2 After selecting after selecting specific part in image i need to go to ...
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Is there a way to batch remove the same background from multiple images?

Someone asked me a Photoshop question the other day, and after some time thinking on it I couldn't come up with an answer - hoping someone here can shed some light! Let's say I've got a batch of ...
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How to make an image look like an all-white sculpture in Photoshop?

I'm wondering how they actually achieved this kind of effect? image from http://www.thecapitol.pn/ Could you give me some suggestions: are there any techniques to get the same effect? I tried many ...
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Highlighting Section of an Image for Presentation

I'm trying to create a presentation that requires me highlighting sections in each photo. I mean having the rest of the image in a kind of transparent form but the section of interest should be very ...
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Gimp Jagged Borders

I'm trying to create a bordered, transparent circle. I created a circle with the ellipsis tool, then Select->Border, then Edit->Fill with FG Color. The result is a terribly jagged border. I tried ...
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Attaching image of real object to other one

It might be a little bit scrappy , and this is not my area, but i really need to find a good solution . There is this little device we have,that we want to take pictures of, and attach them to many ...
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Show a video inside an image

We have a small movie of iPhone screen . We would like to show that movie as if its inside an iPhone device. So i would like to take an iPhone image, and play the movie inside its screen. Using a ...
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How to match brightness between two different images using GIMP (Mac OSX)?

I took two pictures with my iPhone, one during the day and one at night. How do I make it such that the two images look like they were taken at the same time of day? Is there a compare two images ...
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Photoshop flyers or “peeling” effect

I want to try and make a photomanipulation of a woman to look like a character from an anime (Konan from Naruto shippuden). For refference, see the photo. I am quite capable of handling photoshop (on ...
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How to a make a cloud from an outline and blend it into a photo of a skyline

I'm trying to take an outline and blend it in as a cloud in a photo I took. I've tried rendering clouds within the black outline and then mushing it around with the Liquify filter (not pictured), but ...
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Scratched/Etched onto wood look

What would be the best way to create an effect of "keying" someones name into a piece of wood in photoshop? I've used a hard 2px brush with a tan color and it looks good. Just not believeable. What do ...
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GIMP Add touch-up layer after adding curves layer (and other layers)

Suppose I add several layers in GIMP to make various adjustments such as color corrections and burning/dodging. Once the image generally looks good, I then wish to non-destructively (i.e., without ...
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2D dimensions from photograph

Suppose I want to take the dimensions of an object of negligible width on a flat surface from a photograph and am able to calibrate in the sense that I know the distance per pixel of some line drawn ...
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How to copy a pattern from one neck tie image to another that has a solid colour, in Photoshop?

I have a necktie with a pink solid color, that I want to use as a mockup: Source And I have a number of neckties with various patterns like this: Source How to copy the patterns from the ...
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Photoshop: Change pattern color gives me a washed out effect

I'm trying to change the pattern color from a very light gray to a dark blue. I've used the color blending mode, but the result is a washed out color. Is there anything I can do to have a dark color ...
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Import/export clipping path only from Photoshop?

I'm working with another designer and we exchange PSD's where we both create clipping masks for objects in the photograph. As the files are quite big, I was wondering if there is a way to only ...
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Is there a way for Lightroom to export without changing the ppi?

Currently I am creating .psd images "to scale" by changing the ppi so that 1mm = 1mm. This way I can drop the image in InDesign and it will print at the actual size. I cannot however find a way for ...
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Photoshop: Switch visibility between two layers

For example, i got two adjustment layers (A and B). At last, i will only use one of them. While considering which one is better, i can compare them by turning A visible and B invisible, then A ...
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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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How to create an art asset that can be dynamically colored in software?

Specifically, I have a bunch of photographic crayon images. I would like to remove the color from one to produce a neutral image that I can load into an iPhone app that I'm writing and dynamically ...
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What do you call this kind of editing where you put color-filled layers on top?

I'm really interested in doing this kind of thing but I don't know what words to search: This is what someone did to a Clockwork Angel book cover. So the person who did this basically put layers on ...
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Purple Ghosting/Fringing when merging to HDR

This problem pops up frequently when I try and create HDRs. I'll have a bunch of base images that I've corrected for lens defects such as chromatic aberration and distortion, and when Photoshop merges ...
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Is there a way to preserve EXIF data when converting file from JPG to PNG?

I have following requirements: Convert JPG image to transparent PNG Preserve the tags given in JPG image and have it in PNG image as well. When I convert JPG image to transparent PNG, the EXIF ...
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What is the easiest way to remove background from an image using Photoshop? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to remove background from below image? If you can show it with screenshots it would be great.
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Make image vertically seamless?

Any idea how make this image vertical seamless..I tried lot in ps..but no result.. or..tell me..where can I found this type of images(one side designed and seamless)?
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How to fix extra exposure in a part of a photo?

How can we fix this extra exposure at the bottom of the vase in the attached picture
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Edit a png file that cannot be edited

Is it somehow possible to edit the color of something that's in a .png file that cannot be edited? I'm trying to change colors of icons in a .png file that's used as a .css sprite. The originals are ...
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How to turn a photograph into a line drawing or sketch

How can I edit a photo so it ends up looking likje a sketch? Example:
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Photoshop vs Kirita

Has anyone used the an Editor call Kirita, and are there many differences in comparison to Photoshop? Is there a recommendation on either, or even a different program?
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How to create a very big photo (like for a billboard) [duplicate]

So I'm designing a CD cover for my friends band. And I will have to use a photo of them for that cover. How am I supposed to create it so that it won't pixelize if they want to use that for a big ...
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How to remove a repeated image from .psd file?

I have a repeated image in my .psd file. I have a map that contains street numbers and i need to automatically remove all numbers. I am looking for a photoshop tool to remove each number. Is there ...
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Why is my circle uneven when i rotate it

Ok, so I'm kinda new to Photoshop (I have CC )so this is probably stupid question, but when I create a circle (I always make it even; the one i have now has W:680px and H is the same size) and use PS ...
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How do I edit an image in Photoshop so it looks like it was hand-painted like this? [duplicate]

Does anyone have any idea about how to edit like this in Photoshop? I have used Google to search for this, but have found nothing.
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How to cut a photo taken with white background

My friend shoot a photo with a DIY White Backdrop, and I want to cut the tea box with the shadow. Is there any technique to dicut it? I'm hoping to get a result similar to these: I was also ...
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How do I remove a green screen background in Photoshop?

How can I green screen in Photoshop? I am making a picture were I need to green screen, and it would be very helpful if someone could help me!
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bmp alpha channel issues

SlavaSoft Paint Express is an image editor that I try to use for re-shaping one of my Android app's assets. It takes in a .png file, auto-convertit to .bmp (it can't work with PNG format), I do the ...
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2D to 3D image effect

Does anyone know of a way to give images a 3D effect, using any Adobe software or other software. I saw this but it doesn't show how it's done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuoljANz4EA
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Are there any tricks for changing the height to width ratio of an image without making it look compressed?

There are many times when I found the perfect picture for a slide show but after re-sizing it to the carousel desired height it is still too tall. Besides cropping, are there any tricks to shave off ...
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How to create a transparent clipping mask? [duplicate]

I want to create an image that has the text as transparent like this (imagining that black is transparent) So in photoshop I have tried selecting 'color range' and choosing the white and then ...
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How to get a full background from a photo?

Usually one wants to get rid off the background in a photo. In my case I want to get rid of the 'objects' of the photo and remain with a 'full background'. By full background I mean that I'd like to ...
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How do I add this sort of color field/effect?

I want to do the overlay/filter effects below(note they are pretty subtle): I've experimented with several blending options but I can't seem to find out how the make that overlay effect. A ...
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How to match saturation and lighting in two photographs of the same scene

I can't figure out how to equalize the first image so it plays perfectly with the second. I've tried everything. It doesnt seem to involve saturation but rather something with exposure/gamma. I can't ...
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How to place a 3d object in a photo with correct measurements?

I want to make a Infographic, which shows how much water is flowing down a river per sec. To do this I want to make a photo near the river and place the amount of water with imaginary 1m³ bricks. ...
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How do I create a mock-up photorealistic book and graphics and what free tool could be used? [closed]

Can you create illustrations (see below) with indesign? I would like to create this content and offer PDF brochures to visitors and make it look much better. However, I am not sure if this is ...
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Convert a map image to black and white

I would like to convert an image from google maps into a black and white edition, without gray scale, something that will look like that How can this be achieved with Adobe Photoshop CS5?
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Add borders to side of image

I have a square image that I am looking to turn into a landscape sized image by adding solid black borders to the left and right of the image (optionally with a fade to white type gradient). I know ...