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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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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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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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One method is to use the original image/layer as its own layer mask. You'd create a duplicate of the layer, desaturate and invert it, pasting the greyscale result into the original layers layermask. Update: Here are some step by step instructions: Start with your flattened image: Add a Saturation/Hue adjustment layer and turn down the Saturation until ...


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First you'll want to desaturate the image (CMD+SHIFT+U), this removes any color and makes it easier to achieve pure white. With your file open, choose Image->Adjustments->Levels. You'll get this: Now bring the two outer triangles in like this (you'll need to play around with this until you get something you like): You should end up with this!


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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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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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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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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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I came up with a nice method for cleaning up pictures like this, and it works even when the background or lighting is uneven (that is, far worse cases than the example in this question) and it retains the colour. My instructions are based on the Gimp, but it would be very similar in other programs like Photoshop. Firstly, make a duplicate of the layer: ...


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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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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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Things you need to know to create something like this in After Effects: How to make a Project and Compositions When you start AE, you can press Cmd+N to create a new Project with one Composition inside it. If you already have a Project open, pressing Cmd+N only creates a new Composition. In this project, I used 2 compositions. GUI comp to hold the ...


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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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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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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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It's due to the Index Color mode. GIF and PNG8 use a locked color palette, therefore the layer gets locked to prevent unsupported changes. It's also why the layer is titled Index. To unlock it choose Image > Mode > RGB from the menu.


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This is most probably a Gradient Map. Here's a quick how-to: Open your source image Set your foreground and background colours in the toolbox: the background colour should be lighter than the forground colour Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map... or use the black/white circle icon in the Layers palette) This ...


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Use imagemagick: Imagemagick's own watermarking tutorial. Watermarking a single image looks like convert logo.jpg -font Arial -pointsize 20 \ -draw "gravity south \ fill black text 0,12 'Copyright' \ fill white text 1,11 'Copyright' " \ wmark_text_drawn.jpg For dealing with multiple images, see How to ...


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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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I always do it the duplicate route: You select the layer(s) and then either Layer → Duplicate... or via Duplicate... in the options button of the layer palette. In the dialogbox choose the destination you would like to copy them to. This has the added advantage that you can even choose to duplicate into a new document which automatically creates a new ...


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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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Sure. You can hide the guides or clear them. Both can be done from the View menu. Guides can also be turned on and off using the keyboard shortcut Command/Ctrl + ;.


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Yes, in Photoshop you could batch process the images in a folder using an action. Simply: Open the image Open the "Actions" panel and hit "Create new action". Name the action and hit "Ok" You should now be in record. Most anything you do will be logged in the action as a step until you hit the "Stop" button in your actions toolbar menu. Create your ...


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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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Don't be guided by personal preference like 'effects', 'not fun' and 'clunky interface'. They are not relevant. As a designer you should pick the right tool for the job. This is not only about business cards. But applies to all pre-press productions. Adobes big three have overlapping tool space. But all three have their own speciality. If your design ...



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