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You can simply drag the layer from the Layers panel and drop it on the new document. That can be tricky however if your view is setup such that the two documents aren't side by side (at the bottom is description of how to do this with tabs). The other way to transfer layers between open documents is using the Duplicate Layer function. When you right-click ...


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Method 1: The Built-In Script from Adobe File >> Scripts >> Export layers to files... Here are some related questions... Exporting individual layers in Photoshop, keeping their sizes Export Layers to Files exports only 4 png files from 100 layers Method 2: Custom Script I spent some time and wrote my own script file to automate this ...


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I like the accepted answer, it has good advice, but I thought I'd expand on it a bit. For wall sized graphics and large banners (e.g 3m x 5m), what is an acceptable PPI/DPI for print. Here's definitions, so we know what we're talking about. DPI = Dots per inch = units used to measure the resolution of a printer LPI = Lines per inch = The offset ...


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Create a teardrop shape with the pen tool: Fill it with white (Command+Delete). Duplicate, stretch and rotate your copies to match up with some of the lines in the object: Merge the shapes together by selecting all of them and 1.hit Command+E or 2. right click and choose Merge to Smart Object. Then add a layer mask and put a slight gradient from the ...


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An alternate approach is to provide an external point of reference. In this case, the viewer is traveling at the speed of your subject. Stationary objects appear to move in the opposite direction as indicated by the clouds below. You'll see this approach in Anime, where the example provided by @Dalvenjia is possibly more commonly seen in cartoons from ...


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There are several ways to do this. You can use the pen tool draw it yourself. My answer is based on the way I've been doing it over the years. Draw a triangle in a new layer. hit cmd+a(select all) then cmd+c(copy) switch to the Channels tab and create a new channel. It will be named "Alpha 1" by default. now paste the triangle you copied from before. ...


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Quick literal answer: Between Illustrator and Photoshop, PhotoShop, as it's raster, as is the web site. Slightly more detailed answer: you'd be using both. Alternative answer: Consider using Adobe Fireworks. Fireworks is so much easier to use once you get the hang of it for producing web graphics. Long boring lecture answer: The "Slice-n-Dice" method is ...


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PPI (Pixels Per Inch) settings are not used in web images. Images on the web, retina displays or otherwise, are displayed by their pixel dimensions (width and height) not any PPI/DPI setting. In fact, many web images such as png, gif, jpg may not even store a ppi setting in their internal data and rely on width and height settings. A 100 pixel x 100 pixel ...


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It's pretty much simply a Bevel & Emboss layer style set to Emboss. An inner shadow helps a little bit. But depending upon your needs, the inner shadow may not be required.


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In general you should use vector graphics in the artwork wherever practical, and deliver final artwork to the printer in PDF or other vector format. Your finished print will then be limited only by the output resolution of the print device. This is particularly important with text and line art -- visible rasterization in the finished print will be very ...


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Quick & dirty method Use readily available custom shape, which has been included in the installation since probably CS 1 — maybe even before that. I didn't realize its powers at first, mainly because the small thumbnail is distorted with a heavy moiré pattern (here highlighted): Just draw that shape behind the object you want to "emit rays". ...


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You don't see the transparency effect if there's nothing below the layer because there's nothing there for Photoshop to calculate (all these blend modes involve calculations based on the values of the corresponding pixels on each layer), so it just shows you the image. In this particular case (as Farray pointed out while I was writing this!), you can pull ...


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Realize that anything created pre-1980/1985 was done by hand. So much of the texture you see is probably from the canvas or medium directly and often mimicking traditional elements can be a challenge with digital workflows. For the second sample image...... I think you can get something similar by simply adding noise to areas after they are painted. ...


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I created a similar effect with the Gaussian Blur tool in Photoshop set to a 60 px radius. Of course, you can do this with any photo where you like the color shifts, your sample reminded me of a beach, so I found a beach photo on Wikimedia. Another way you can do it is by creating the shapes you want and then applying a Gaussian blur to them:


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Nice question! In theory, any of those (plus others you haven't mentioned, like the open source alternatives Gimp and Inkscape) let you design a business card. If you are particularly proficient with one of them, you might want to consider going for that one to save time. While the three Adobe products have some similarities of use, they all require some ...


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The best way I know to "save guides" is to create an action which actually creates the guides. Some notes: When recording the action, it is better to create the guides using View → New Guide… rather than dragging. Also note that while you can type whatever unit in the guide creation box (e.g. "95%" or "2px") the action will convert the value to ...


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No. But, you can make a hotkey for it. From top menu: Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K Just select Palette menus from the drop down list and then Animations. Once you've given a hotkey press Accept. ( Make sure to listen to photoshop when it warns you if the inserted hotkey combination would override any existing ones. You can try to use ...


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The answer applies both to vector and to rasterized icons. If quality matters, you can't. Large icons contain more details. Those details, which are nice on a 128×128 icon, would be disturbing on a 32×32 icon; instead of helping visually identify the icon, they will do the opposite. For example, a large icon of a keyboard may contain every key of the ...


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Option 1. I have an action that does this: Cmd+A, Cmd+C, Cmd+N When I run this action I'm left with New document window. The width and height in the window are the clipboard image dimensions = your objects/layers dimensions. You then can press Esc to close the window. ( On windows just think of the Cmd as Ctrl ) Option 2. You can make a selection of ...


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Shadow gives the perception of how the paper is bent. In this screen shot, the two yellow rectangles are identical. To achieve the shadow effect, just duplicate the rectangle layer, fill it with black and blur 2-3px. then edit->transform->warp to bend the shadow shape. you want to move the shadow layers by a few pixels to the direction that's against the ...


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Here's my way... Prepare an empty layer. Draw a rectangular marquee across the half of the layer. (like on the image above). Fill that selection with your desired ray color. Select Filter > Distort > Wave. Select the Square type and adjust the wavelength to increase/decrease bars (max and min the same value). Apply. Select Filter > Distort > ...


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By default, Photoshop applies some anti-aliasing to the text layers. Alex has provided a nice comparison in another question: The anti-aliasing options are available on the toolbar and in the Character window: NB: if you are planning to use the text layers as regular (HTML) text in the final product, the browsers most probably will render the ...


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Any time a format isn't available in the Save As dialog, it means that format is invalid for the document in the state it's in. There's no such thing (as Lese and cwedge point out), as a 32-bit (or 16-bit) jpeg, nor a duotone, Lab or 1-bit bitmap jpeg. Photoshop versions prior to CS5 would simply not show jpeg as an available option for 16-bit images, which ...


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Noise and dither usually yield quite good results. There's a couple of things that may make “banding” more apparent: “start” and “stop” colors gradient size (banding becomes more apparent when “start” and “stop” points are getting farther from each other—gradient have to be “projected” on more samples with the constant number of available brightness ...


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As Scott commented, motion is usually illustrated using lines, blur and/or translucent partial images of the object trailing behind the "direction of motion." To end up with a clean leading edge with a motion-blur or similar effect on the trailing edge, you need two layers. The first is the object itself, the second is laid on top and partially masked out. ...


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Apply some Wind and Motion Blur and you can give the speed feel: Rotate your Image 90CW because Wind only works sideways. Select the layer with the paper plane (no background or anything else). Duplicate the layer so you have a clean copy and you can try various settings and compare. Apply Filters>Stylize>Wind and repeat as needed, I only did it twice. ...


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Photoshop has support for vectors, or as it calls them 'paths' There is a pen tool for drawing paths freeform, text tool, shape tools and selection tools for editing previously laid paths. Once you have a path laid you can fill it with a colour or apply layer effects to it non destructively. So the basics are there, but Illustrator and other programs have ...


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Actually, this is fairly straightforward. I'll give you the steps to save swatches in Photoshop for Illustrator / InDesign, but it works pretty much the same way in any direction. In the Swatches palette, click the top-right menu and select "Save Swatches for Exchange". Save your file somewhere you can find it. In Illustrator, go to the Swatches palette, ...


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I've always used Photoshop for my web designs but am going try Fireworks after reading Andre Reinegger's excellent comparison between the two: http://www.reinegger.net/50_reasons_not_to_use_photoshop_for_webdesign.html I think the most relevant of his reasons are scaling without distortion, the states panel and the user interface panel.



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