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An easier way than masks: using blends. Here's how I would go about creating the first one: Grab yourself a picture of a cityscape. Make it greyscale if it isn't already. Next, grab yourself a picture of a bearded hipster with glasses. Convert to black and white or greyscale and up the brightness and contrast. I've also painted some white over some ...


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There are many reasons why you would want to rasterize text. I agree that in general one does not want to do it if it can be avoided. Reasons for rasterization: You dont trust the end users application to do it correctly or you are having some issues with your own/a known rasterization engine. In these cases you can gain benefits. This can be a valid ...


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Take your image Pixelate your image. Work out the exact number of Rubiks cube cells you will have and make your image that size in pixels, so 1 cell = 1 pixel. If you don't know what scale you want to work at, don't know how many cubes you want to use etc. Using the Mosaic effect (Filter → Pixelate → Mosiac...) will help you preview quickly. ...


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If you want to keep the layer linked to your current document: Use Smart Objects. Right click your layer and click Convert to Smart Object. Double clicking the Smart Object layer will open the image in a new tab for you to edit and automatically update the layer in the original file. If you actually want to save it to a new document separate from the ...


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tl;dr: Type that isn't rasterised won't stay in shape on other machines. That's a bad thing for sharing and printing the .psd file. You may also want to use pixel editing on the letter shapes. If you don't share the .psd file and don't intend to use pixel-only effects on the letter shapes, there is no good reason to rasterise. As sharing a .psd and ...


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To some extent its what others said, however, a big point was left out -- Smart Objects. Smart Objects were introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS2. Prior to this in order to use a number of Filters and techniques would require the type (and any vector really) be converted to Raster. This is for stuff like Glowing Edges, Texturizer, etc. Then Before version 7 ...


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Turn off hyphenation in the Paragraph properties palette. See the image below. Remove the check mark you see there.


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If possible you should always retain the vector information in your type, ideally by leaving your type as an editable text layer, converting it to a smart object or converting it to a shape layer. However, certain filters and tools in Photoshop (depending on which version of Photoshop you are using) can only be used on raster layers. From Photoshop Help / ...


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The effect is commonly referred to (but wrongly named) as double exposure but this is merely just clipping an image based on a selection. How this is done Make a selection of your person with the Pen Tool (P) or however you're most comfortable selecting things. Make a Layer Mask, Go to Layer -> Layer Mask -> Reveal Selection. Paste a graphic image ...


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As a general rule, when your working on a screen, forget about physical dimensions and resolution (PPI). All that affects the size you see something on screen is its pixel dimensions. Your screen doesn't know what an inch is, all it knows is pixels. In your examples: 1×1 inch image at 72PPI is 72×72 pixels. 1×1 inch image at 27PPI is 27×27 pixels. Your ...


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The purpose of rasterizing text, effects, or anything for that matter, is to have a flat, non-editable, non-variable file format, and a fixed interaction with its background, whenever the output needs it. (1) In commercial printing, all work is at some point rasterized. If you send a vector file, for example your flyer for print, the RIP (Raster Image ...


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Short answer: That is impossible. Only media that do not use pixels to be displayed can be unpixelated. Photoshop is, in the end, a raster image program. That means that any file* you make in or export from Photoshop is defined as having pixels. No matter how small those pixels are, you will always see pixels and, thus, pixelation. If you want truly ...


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Yes there are different methods to send a file. In all cases, a good comunication with the printer is a must. Ryan posted one using alpha channel, this is a transparent image. Another option is to simply send a grayscale image and talking to the printer that you want a spot ink there, other than black. (Image > Mode > Grayscale) A more advanced option is ...


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The "original size" you are seeing isn't a JPEG, it'll be either a PSD or a TIFF. Photoshop isn't looking at the original file, it's looking at the image that's currently open in the application, and that's an uncompressed image. The reason why you're seeing a larger file size when you try to save a new JPEG version is that the JPEG you're working with is ...


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Project a shadow. Blur the ant according to the blur on the background. Probably you need to put the ant in another place, so both stay in the focused area.


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Alex's answer is kind of right, but the area specifically is called the canvas and the canvas makes up the document window. You can see this when you are choosing a custom color for it, Photoshop calls it the Custom Canvas Color -- though I'll be the first to admit that it's kind of a misleading name considering the image itself also can be called a canvas. ...


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Learn to dodge and burn. There are many ways to do this, the 3 most common are: Dodge and Burn Tool Brush set to Lighten or Darken Curves Adjustment Masked In Dodge and Burn Tool Create a new layer with 50% gray set to Soft Light. Some people even create two of these layers. Name it/them Dodge and Burn. Then use the Dodge and Burn tool to fix the ...


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A friend helped me find the solution!! Here's my trick: First change to US keyboard. (win+space if you're on W8 or W10) In Photoshop, use the Actions Panel! To keep it tidy, create a new group so you don't mix it with default actions. Create a new action and map it to f.ex. 'F2' in the create new actions dialogue. Record, and Enter 'Alt+LeftBracket' with ...


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You need to save you image as a 32 bit PNG. When saving your PNG from Photoshop, make sure you select 'PNG-24' with transparency checked (the missing 8 bits from the 32 bit PNG you need). PNG-8 (in Photoshop) only supports 1-bit transparency, which means every pixel is either transparent or not, which is why you get the jagged edges. According to this ...


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This can be done in Photoshop, but here is an alternative that may be easier for this purpose. Download FastStone from faststone.org Launch to program, navigate to the folder where the files you want processed are Select the files you like processed, then press F3 (or right-click/tools/batch convert) You will see the selected files in a window on the right ...


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The optimum way to do what you're seeking is to create the book in InDesign, as you mentioned, but... 1) The text should all be done in InDesign, not Illustrator or Photoshop. Your file size will be much smaller, you'll have a much easier time editing the text, and your printed product will be better. Illustrator and PS are hugely powerful, but page layout ...


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Since there can be no half-pixels, when you reduce a 5x5 pixel grid by 50%, you must make a decision how to render 2.5 x 2.5 pixels. In your example, the chimney width is not evenly divisible by 2, so you get a precision error. In the angled roof, I think one might refer to this as a quantization effect: a squaring off of a smooth function.


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Your best bet is probably to talk with the printer and find out how the'd want it but I imagine you'd want to provide a single Alpha Channel with the Pantone on it, some might accept it as grayscale though and just tell them what pantone to use when printing. To make the Pantone Image for them if needed: Open the Channel panel and Ctrl/Cmd+Click on the RGB ...


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Crop it manually. Add a plain background colour (or clone some of the existing background) to pad the image to obtain the correct ratio. Use Content-aware resizing. This is a fairly new form of resizing which analyses the image, and tries to resize the image without losing perspective. This works great on landscapes, but not on faces. Try it, YMMV.


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Method 1: Smart object Right-click the layer and choose 'Convert to smart object'. Now double click the layer and it will open in a new doc. Any edits you make and save will be visible in your original doc. Method 2: Duplicate Right-click the layer and choose 'Duplicate...'. In the dialogue box that appears choose 'New document'. Voila. PS: doing ...


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This is accurately called Double Exposure though it is most likely that some liberties were taken to fine tune and adjust it in the digital medium. But this spawns from Double Exposure. What is Double Exposure? Double Exposure is when you expose a shot on a frame of film, then instead of advancing the roll of film, you exposure it again. As a result the ...


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You can apply the same effect that was mentioned in the previous answer You just have to specifically select the 'Boaters' color Select > Color Range > choose the Boaters color using eye drop > Set Fuzziness to 200% If there are areas that will get selected other than the colors within the 'Boaters' then just deselect using your wand tool Follow the ...


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Right click on the crop tool, choose the slice select tool, right click on the image, divide slice, insert the vertical and horizontal number of slices and it is done...


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The way you can achieve the soft shading similar to the examples you've showed is to create a new shape that has a gradient fade from black to black with 0% transparency on one end. Create a duplicate of the shape you want to add the shadow to, and use it as a clipping mask for your "shadow"(cmd/ctrl+7). Then drag that over the main shape (or you could ...


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You simply can not prepare an exact two dimensional file for a Sphere. This has being the problem for making acurate maps of the earth and visual apealing at the same time. Here is a recopilation of diferent maps trying "to solve" the problem: http://www.otake.com.mx/Apuntes/Imagen/EnviromentMaps/Maps.html What you can do is a projection. What type of ...



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