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Something is wrong with the levels of my textures

I'm trying to learn the UV mapping process in blender and I'm following a video tutorial. At a certain point,he says that there is the need to use adobe photoshop to paint the textures. I've been able ...
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Photoshop - Can't fill in pixels with pencil tool

I'm using the pencil tool with a 1 px brush. I'm trying to fill in some pixels, but in the pictures below there are certain pixels I cannot fill in. If I use the pencil tool on them, nothing happens. ...
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Transfer the shadow of an object on white paper to ruled paper

I have taken two photographs: a hand holding a pen and writing on a white paper a sheet of paper with lines Both photographs have been taken from the same camera angle (using a tripod), with the ...
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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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I am trying to do a transparency inside image kind of effect

This is what I have, I did the following effect by following the steps in this post: How do I make this image in image effect? Now what I am trying to do is instead of having the background in the ...
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How do I make this image in image effect?

I am trying to get the following done in photoshop. I have 2 images both on 2 different layers. I have one on top of it and I am using the brush tool to sort of merge it with the bottom layer like ...
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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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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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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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I am trying to remove the background from the image in PS [duplicate]

I am trying to remove the background from the image in PS. I am new to PS and have tried the Color range option as follows with no luck From the menu Select/Color Range Click on the background ...
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What changes might be considered offensive when altering a person's profile image?

I've been editing profile images for a webpage displaying the employees of a company. The images were not professionally taken, and because of that features like wrinkles and body posture are ...
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How can I reduce exaggerated wrinkles in a person's profile image with Photoshop?

I'm looking for a quick method for reducing wrinkles in an image. Specifically for images that weren't taken professionally. So ones with highlights and shadows all over the place making it difficult ...
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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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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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Can I remove transparent pixels from a layer with a different blending mode in Photoshop cc14?

If I have a layer with a white background and I want to remove it, I can often just change the blending mode to Screen or Overlay and it ends up exactly the way I want it. However, I often want a ...
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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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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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Attaching a video to static image in angle?

We have a video of an app, that we have to attach to an iPhone image(static). Doing so when the image is right in front of you is easy with iMovie . When the iPhone on the image is at some angle ...
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Lighten photo in InDesign

I'm publishing a BLACK AND WHITE book being published. The lady asked to have a color image (against my thoughts) at the beginning of the black and white (interior) book. I did it wondering how it ...
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Cannot small tile an image

I am making a background for my website and I want to tile an image but maintain its resolution. It has to be done in Gimp. When I load up the image and go to Filters > Map, none of the options are ...
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Best way to flatten a curled photographed book photograph?

I have photographed some pages of a book for reading. This is much faster than scanning and you don't have to carry the heavy books. However, the photographed books are not as nice: curved, skewed, ...
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How to cut a large photo into a grid of smaller photos automatically in Photoshop?

Is there a way, maybe a script, that would help me cut an image into say 50 images? I have a massive panorama I would like to print on normal stock photo paper and I am using Photoshop. The output ...
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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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How to save a file in photoshop that is supposed to be displayed on a web site? [duplicate]

I just have made an ad banner in photoshop (width 1000px, height 250px) and sent it to the developer, but after an hour he said that the file that I have sent to him opens very slowly because it ...
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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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Liquid flow/spill effect from bottle

For an upcoming photoshoot, actors will be holding champagne bottles and pop them (with liquid flying everywhere). Since i'd rather not buy 50 bottles and risk getting the studio plus equipment ...
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Curves automation in Adobe Photophop (CS 6)

I have some microscopy photographs with different exposures. The grayscale images will be used for comparison next to each other. Currently, to 'normalize' the differences in the pictures I tweak the ...
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How are photorealistic wallpapers and pictures created?

How do graphic artists who post their works of art on DeviantArt (like this one) create their pictures? What software do they use and how long does it take to design pictures like that?
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Techniques for cutting out hair accurately

I use the Pen Tool for 90% of the situations where I need to cut someone or something from a photo but sometimes it gets tricky, especially when it comes to hair. Let's take the following image for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to select and delete a specific region in PS [closed]

I am having an issue selecting the region between the black lines. The grill area has two colors (gray & black). I want to remove the gray area between the black lines without removing or ...
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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 ...
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Animating/photoshp a 3d model?

After finish designing a product and having some STL file( the file for 3d printing you get from softwares such as solidWorks), you would like to make some movie of it, and animate it . For example ...
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How can I resize PNGs so that an internal selection matches specified dimensions?

I'm using Photoshop, though any image program that can handle this issue and PNGs with transparency I would be open to. I have a multitude of images of picture frames right now, but they are ...
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How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?

Can anyone please tell me what this greyscale vector style is called and how can I achieve it? Source I was informed I should put my image in Photoshop and adjust the levels and run the cutout ...
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How to remove noise/grain on a picture, based on some “noise pattern”

I have a picture containing lot of noise (see example below). Using photoshop CS5, is there any way to remove/or minimize these artefacts ? I know this is possible in sound editors (like Goldwave) ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Match Skin Color Between Pictures Of The Same Person In GIMP

I have two pictures of the same person. Pictures were taken at same place but slightly different light were used in each one. I would like to adjust the skin color in one picture to match the other so ...
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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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How to delete “invisible” white areas on .png image with Corel Paintshop?

Could someone help me? I had a problem with .png images. Well, I cut an image and saved as .png with transparent background and this what I see with different photo viewers : Corel Instant viewer ...
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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. ...