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Photoshop is for creating raster-based imagery and editing photos. For photo editing, it's typically the product you use from start to finish. For nearly everything else--including all the uses you mention in your question (posters, CVs, video editing, business cards) as well as many others (web design, book covers, album covers, ads, magazines, ...


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In Illustrator, you can use a Mesh Envelope distort to non-destructively warp text like this: Select your text object, then use Object > Envelope Distort > Make With Mesh... and add however many rows and columns you need to get the desired effect. I used 16 rows and 1 column in my example.


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Copy layer Set blend mode of copy to Multiply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set this to 1 pixel. Duplicate blur/multiply layer 3 or 4 more times. Choose Merge Visible from the Layer Panels menu Filter > Other > Maximum - set this to 1 pixel. Image > Adjustments > Levels to tweak things a bit more.... You will probably need to ...


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Why use an inferior product when you already have MS Paint installed? In Paint, use the Select tool and select the area you wish to "drag" around. Hold Shift and hold down the left mouse button as you drag the selection around, producing the desired effect.


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After some fiddling around here's way that might be quicker than copying/pasting/moving. Create your popup. On a separate layer or file, create a black square that is the same size as the popup. Select it and define a new brush (Edit > Define Brush Preset). You can then discard the black square. Make your canvas fit the final size of the artwork you wish ...


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Choose magic wand tool set options to: 1, levels Tolerance Anti-alias on Click on background white Holding shift down click inside handle, to add to the existing selection. Invert selection shift+ctrl+I Make a new adjustment layer Solid color, white Apply a layer style of stroke Done. Your values may be different as scale might change things. ...


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Photoshop is a tool just like any. It's not necessarily right or wrong - it just is. There might be better tools or worse tools. You need to ask: Can I achieve the necessary result using Photoshop? Will the file be in the correct format and below size restrictions for any other parties involved? If No to either one, then it's an inappropriate tool. ...


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This is called chromatic aberration. Here's an example from Wikimedia: The Oculus Developer Guide (PDF) provides a nice explanation: Chromatic aberration is a visual artifact seen when viewing images through lenses. The phenomenon causes colored fringes to be visible around objects, and is increasingly more apparent as our view shifts away from the ...


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The only times I feel Photoshop is the "wrong" or "inappropriate" tool are when: Text sizes are 8pts or smaller (hinting can get lost with smaller type sizes) Multiple pages are needed (booklets, manuals, etc.) Multiple iterations of the layout are needed (business cards, advertising, etc.) Spot colors (yes it can be done in Photoshop but it takes a great ...


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Here's what I managed using GIMP; I believe all the steps should be possible in Photoshop too: (optional) Convert image to pure black and white, using Color > Threshold with the threshold at 128. Apply a very small amount of Gaussian blur; I got best results with a radius of 0.6 px, but you may wish to play with different radii. Apply Color > Threshold ...


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To me Photoshop + Illustrator combination works best: Photoshop: Go to: Image > Image Size...> and resize it to 200%. The resize scale depends on the image and is to make sure that the shape blur used in the next step is not too big. Go to: Filter > Blur > Shape Blur... >. Use minimum blur radius (5px), select Shapes object group from a ...


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A good lesson for nearly any graphic design student is to learn how to design without leaning on software automation to do it for you. :) That said, this couldn't be automated very well to begin with. It's simply 'design' in the sense that someone took the time to carefully draw it. As for the particular style, it's 'art deco'...which is quite appropriate ...


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Rule of thumb is: Adobe Photoshop is for photography and some illustration. Adobe Illustrator is for Type, Logos, Illustration, shapes. InDesign is for all print material (thought I do use Illustrator too) as the prime collections software. The question you should ask is what is the final going to be? Is it for the web? Is it for print? For the web, ...


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IMO, that looks like displacement mapping over a photo of stairs -or fabric over stairs?


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The adjustment layer is set as a "clipping mask", meaning that it is applied only to the layer below it. You can Option/Alt-click between the two layers (right at the line dividing the layers). This will remove the link relationship between the two layers. You can also right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac) the upper layer and select Release Clipping ...


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I'm going to expand on DA01 and Ryan's answer a little here since you ask for "whats the reason for this". As stated by DA01 Photoshop is for creating raster-based imagery and editing photos but it is also a tool for batch processing and an image processor. Since many designers cannot comprehend code and do not understand how Imagemagick works Photoshop ...


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Okay ill offer an alternative to a script offered by @Joonas, easy or not. The benefit of this method is that you can easily just dump a real sound spectrum or any other graph into your setup. Datasource Image 1: A sound waveform, courtesy of this post. Especially useful if say a band wants their own audioforms on the cover. Or alternatively to using ...


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Both the photography itself and the majority of the processing are straight from the Joel Grimes playbook. You can catch the gist of things in the B&H Event Space video "Building the Dramatic Portrait with Joel Grimes". But to summarize: The subject photography is a three-light setup, with two gridded kickers (one to either side) and a small source ...


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Well among what could be many answers—right here. We're all different levels of experience, and in different aspects of graphic design. Some more web, others more print, others more technical drawings, etc... But we're all here to help people just like you (and each other, because we don't know everything either). I agree with John Manly's comment. ...


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Grab the Pen Tool and manually draw two paths - one around the bulk of the pitcher, ignoring the handle, then one around the handle. Then combine the vector/shape layers for the shapes into one layer. Add a stroke if a vector layer, or add a stroke via Layer Styles.


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The center of your second circle example is not centered, as seen in the overlay of both images attached - possibly when rotating the grouped items (heads) the original center (pos1) you think is the yellow point. I think you can adjust the rotation point so that the yellow remains centered


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Lauren clearly covered it but I'll post as an answer to accept Choose image > Canvas Size Then input your new canvas size and then select ok


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It would depend on a few factors. The best solution would be for you to contact the printer and select a paper, trim size, and quantity and they can help you with the spine thickness measurement. Some printers even have auto generating templates that will ask you a few questions like this and can be able to output your measurements and even generate a ...


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In metallurgy it's called Antiquing. To create a similar appearance in Photoshop, simply darken the areas you wish to appear farther recessed. Without seeing images you are actually working with, it's difficult to give any further guidance.


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Play around with the Bevel & Emboss effect in Photoshop Quick/silly example:


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There are times that the overhead of loading PS isn't worth the time, so I'll pop open IrfanView to do something small. Working with vector files is the next obvious answer. You'll probably want to use Illustrator for that. I was not aware of PS video editing features before seeing this question, so that brings up another point. PhotoShop is the correct ...


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Let's say you have a layer. This layer has two fills. Your primary fill is blue. Your secondary fill is a gradient, with the angle somewhere between 85 and 60 degrees, from white (or black) 100% to white(or black) 100%. Your secondary fill sits on top of the primary. Apply film grain (or grain, depends on how you'd like your final graphic to look like) on ...


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Density Pixels are virtual pixels, equivalent to Apple's 'points'. Depending on the density of the display, a density pixel will contain more or less real physical screen pixels. There are calculators out there that will help you with the math. For example, 100 density pixels translated into real pixels on a variety of screens: ldpi @ 100.00dp = ...


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For people who don't have Adobe Photoshop, here's a free and cross-platform alternative: Using ImageMagick, it can be done in command line convert lQchR.png -auto-level -white-threshold 78% fish.png This may require some fine tuning of the white threshold value, but it's quicker than GUI especially when you have multiple pictures: convert *.png ...



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