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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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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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Ramp the contrast up with curves. Instructions: Select your image and press Ctrl-M. This will bring up the curves dialog. Move the top point left and the bottom point right until your image becomes black and white. (that rhymes!)


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You might be able to achieve this using filters, but I would actually consider redrawing the photo entirely using Illustrator a similar vector tool. You can do this using the Pen Tool. To make things easier, start by pasting the photo you want to convert, and maybe turning it into B&W and increasing the contrast. That will give you a nice base to work ...


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It's called posterization (as it was a technique to allow for making posters easier via screen printing, block printing, or lithography). The most common ways to achieve it: use the 'posterize' filter in your raster image editor of choice (photoshop, pixelmator, GIMP, etc.) use a vector tracing tool (as previously mentioned)


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I found a quickish method! You had almost all of the workflow, and the 'cutout' part that you had, is what I was missing when trying at first. Starting with this image, because I couldn't find the one you're using: The longest part for me was masking out the background. You may also need to add a Black & White adjustment layer after step 2 if you're ...


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The first image looks like a direct Live Trace in Illustrator. In order to get better results you can boost the contrast of the image before live tracing it and after that as well. This is how the results look like: It's a good idea to clean some important curves and lines, so that they don't look so random.


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Well, you're on the right track. Here's my shot: Settings: The difference is in the details though and getting that perfect emboss/glow is the tricky part. You might try dragging it through After Effects and using glow or perhaps simply pushing the contrast with curves in Photoshop. Oh, and don't forget the noise (Filter > Noise).


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Being Photoshop, there’s probably quite a few approaches to this problem, but only one I can think of that maintains full vector edited and scaling. There’s a few things going on here. Square is just a shape layer for the square. Nothing tricky there. The Blurry Circle group has a circle as a vector mask. The vector mask is set to subtract and also has ...


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Here is my shot I have used Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, Gradient Overlay and Satin Screenshots of used effects Drop Shadow : [ Blend_Mode:multiply,100%,#000000 ] [ Angle:120, Global_Light:No ] [ 4px:0%:1px ] [ Contour:Defaults/CoveDeep ] [Noise: 0% ] Inner Shadow : [ ...


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I believe bmp only supports 8 bit RGB (24bit images) Things can get confusing when dealing with the word "bit" at times. By Adobe definitions..... 8 bit RGB = 24bit image (8 bits R, 8 bits G, 8 bits B = 24). 16 bit RGB = 48bit image (16 bits R, 16 bits G, 16 bits B = 48). Using these numbers, standard RGB images are referred to as 8 or 24 bit. 16 bit ...


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Do you want to have a brush, which looks like the product ? Can you share the image that you want to be replicated by the brush ? How to create a new brush in photoshop ? A simple way to do it is just open the image, go to Edit>Define Brush Preset You may like to edit the image before doing it, like cropping or removing unwanted area


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Right click the Layer you want to copy styles from, and choose Copy Shape Attributes. Right click the Layer you want to paste the styles on, and choose Paste Shape Attributes.


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To achieve your desired result, I don't think Saturation Blending Mode is what you are looking for. I believe you want to apply a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer in order to increase the saturation of your image. To do this, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation. This will create a single layer where you can adjust the Hue/Saturation to ...


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Ctrl/Command+Click the green channel thumbnail in the Channels Panel Click the New Layer Mask button at the bottom of the Layers Panel Choose Image > Adjustments > Invert (Ctrl/Command + i) Save....


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If there is a luxury of possibility to re-shoot, I would ask your photographer to re-shoot at the highest possible megapixel that your photographer's camera allow. In this case I would suggest min of 18megapixel setting. and printing your image at atleast 150dpi. This should look still good from close distance. Other option is to use 3rd party plugins for ...


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You have to ungroup the shape layer and you can extend it as it pleases you.


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Linking layers, via the 'chain link' icon at the bottom of the layers palette, means that when you move or transform one layer the other layer will also move or transform with it. With layer masks (including adjustment layers) by default they are linked, meaning the same - moving or transforming is applied to both the layer and the layer mask. Once you ...


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If by "shapes" you mean vector layers or shape layers, then no. It is not possible to have multiple colors on a single vector or shape layer. Any method to change colors will require at least one additional layer per color needed. That can be a separate layer for each shape, or a separate layer filled with color and masked - but it always takes additional ...


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I agree with JohnB. It would still be easy with Illustrator plus your icon is going to be scalable and it won't show pixels. Anyway, the Photoshop way: (Please take note that there are a lot of ways of doing it. This is how I would do it) First, make a circle: Then, duplicate your first circle then change the second circle's color to white: Then ...


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In these cases, you really need to speak with the company that will be printing the actual job. They will have prepress guidelines that address your questions exactly. However, they will likely suggest image resolution of about 100 to 150ppi (Pixels Per Inch) at final size. 300ppi is probably higher than required, and as you've discovered, makes absolutely ...


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Only width and height in pixels matter. Resolution is an metadata instruction for converting pixels to physical units when printing.


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That's a nasty conundrum. It's pretty grim when a client has misplaced, deleted or otherwise lost a key identity asset. There is a way to recover in Photoshop, since you say that the logo is a solid. You already know the PMS color, so the procedure is to isolate the bevel and drop shadow effects and make them a Black spot color, then create a spot channel ...


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1st question : How can I check that the logo (PSD file) is set in the correct PMS#? What should be the color mode of this document? If the document (as a whole) is not showing any Pantone colors on the printer's side, then it's not likely set up with a proper Pantone color. 2nd question : How should the PSD logo be imported into the Ai layout to ...



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