Hot answers tagged

167

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 ...


113

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 ...


76

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 ...


54

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 ...


50

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 ...


45

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 ...


44

You can use blending to add transparency: Right click the layer you want to add transparency to, pick the "Blending Options..." (If unable to pick 'Blending options' ensure that the layer is unlocked) Locate the scale under the "This layer:" that is under the "Blend if" box Press and hold the alt key while dragging on the white knob, the further you drag ...


44

Basically it blocks 50% of what is left behind, as opposed to being a pure 50% opacity in a additive way. Therefore working in an inverse exponential way towards 99.999...% opacity. So laid on top of each other: 1st stroke: 50% 2nd stroke: 75% (50% + 50% of 50%) 3rd stroke: 87.5% (75% + 50% of 25%) 4th stroke: 93.75% (87.5 + 50% of 12.5%) 5th stroke: ...


42

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 ...


40

Yes, simply use "Nearest neighbour" as the resample algorithm in the "image size" dialog (image -> image size) Edit: @CAI gives a nice tip - "It's also worth mentioning, if you don't want any distortion at all, multiply the scale by whole multipliers (so 2x, 3x, 4x or 200%, 300%, 400% etc.)"


32

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 ...


30

Interlaced image loads an early degraded version of the whole image as soon as possible and then progressively renders the image to clear state. Non-interlaced image will load up in tiles showing clear image in each tile as it progresses to load in the image. .gif follows the same idea. For .jpg the interlaced = progressive and not interlaced = ...


29

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 ...


28

There are two forms of text objects.. Point text ( click and start typing) and Paragraph text (click-drag a box, then start typing). Paragraph text contains a bounding box which can be resized. Point text has no bounding box, therefore the bounding box can not be resized since it doesn't exist. If you have point text, but want a bounding box, highlight ...


28

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!


28

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 ...


27

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 ...


27

You can do a lot of things with vector graphics, eventually however the vector graphics need to be rendered to pixels, rasters etc. This rendering process gets slower the more data you have. In fact 3D graphics is also a vector graphic data. 3d renders show the limitations of your rendering speed as many renders to print size take hours to do. Image 1: 3D ...


26

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 ...


26

Click the third icon from the left, on the bottom of the Adjustment Layer panel (just to the left of the eyeball) to clip the adjustment layer to the one below: "Clip" means it will affect only the layer immediately below. You can also do this by hovering the mouse on the line between the two layers, hold down Alt or Option, and when you see the cursor ...


26

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 + ;.


25

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. ...


25

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 ...


24

The closest you'll get is the Trim… command in the Image menu.


24

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: ...


24

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 ...


23

The full path is C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\Plug-Ins\File Formats. Unless it's in File Formats, it won't show up in the export options.


23

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.


22

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 ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible