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It is fairly simple. Here are some key points: STEP 1 - I first drew a random 1px line with the pentool. STEP 2 - I used mask and brush tool + soft round brush to fade parts of it slightly. STEP 3 - Then I drew bunch of dots in every corner. They vary in size. STEP 4 - Then I made a brush out of it. STEP 5 - Adjusted the brush settings ...


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In your brush settings (F5), 'Shape Dynamics' & 'Transfer' have a Control option. The fade you see is set in one of those sections. Changing control's fade to none will remove the fade.


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By default there is no option but I know an unused combination is Shift+Ctrl+M. You can set it by going to Keyboard Shortcuts Then it'll also show up on your menu


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There are many ways, but I might use Clipping mask to mask out everything that is outside the circles. I made one arrow and duplicated it. I also Linked the arrows, so that they can be moved freely, as shown in the gif below. Yellow arrow is in a clipping mask with Circle - RED and Red arrow is in clipping mask with Circle - BLACK.


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For PC the keyboard shortcut is: Control+S to save, or shift+Control+S to save as a new file (thus keeping the original file) For Mac the keyboard shortcut is: Command+S to save, or shift+Command+S to save as a new file (thus keeping the original file) The other way you can save it is the File at the top of the screen. If the file menu is not showing up, ...


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Yes. The similar tools are surface blur, which is mostly same and then there is the smart blur. For reference see: Photoshop Filter Effects Reference


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Use version control, old versions (like time machine, or windows previous versions) and backups. Drives are not infallible they can make a bit go wrong. Power may go down inopportunely, caches may fail to dump to disk, device might get disconnected etc. Version control is also very handy for other purposes such as billing info, rollbacks and possibly merges ...


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Writing a plugin sounds like a cool project, but before you do that, know that there is the HUD colour picker. You can assign it's keyboard shortcut to a single key on your Wacom. For brush size and hardness you are already aware that you can hold alt and drag left/right for one and up/down for the other. Assign that to a Wacom key too. For opacity, well, ...


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Photoshop has 'Dynamic Shortcuts' for the Character Panel accessible by selecting text and reopening the Character Panel menu to see the hotkeys. This provides hotkeys like Underline (Shift+Ctrl / CMD+U), however there isn't one for 'No Break'. Here is a work around instead. Create an action called 'Apply No Break' and create a keyboard shortcut for it. ...


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Select the slice tool (under the crop category), with the slice tool select your entire image. Right click on your selection and choose 'Divide Slice', enter the horizontal and vertical dimensions of your choice. Now choose 'Save for Web', select all your slices and choose your format and compression. Click save and make sure it says 'All Slices' under ...



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