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Nice question. Actually, I have a couple of tips for cropping a portrait (human figure) in a square shape. the eyes' position must be in the top 1/3 of the square. that means you can crop off the top of the head. show the background from a part of the cropped image. try to avoid that the head appears too big.


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This is how I would go about it. You will need an image in good resolution (as big as the zoomed part). Pardon my very simple samples, I hope you can get the idea anyway! Open the image. Make a round selection of the part you will want zoomed in using the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Once you have your circle selected, copy and paste in a new layer (one way ...


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The opacity of the colors in your file have no real bearing on the opacity of the substrate you are printing on nor the inks that would be used. In other words, if you have a layer of 100% black set to 50% transparency, that doesn't mean you will print with black ink that is 50% transparent. Rather, you will print with solid black ink that will have 50% ...


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There are many ways to do this and to achieve this effect very easy you can just use a ready-made texture (search for example for “vintage” or “letterpress”). If I wanted to make my own texture I would use photoshop and start with a new black layer on top of my image. Then i would add a low amount of Noise to it (Filter > Noise > Add Noise …) Now ...


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You just need to select lock position (the one with the arrows) in the layers palette:


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I have worked for a similarly long period of time on a desktop application, and I had to be extra careful with how I managed my resources and files. This is what made it a little easier for me to manage them: First, keep your features folders in an easily accessed location, so you make sure any new files end up in the same place. On Windows, it would be ...


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Check out this article on "Blend if" - http://bjango.com/articles/blendif/ Get those pesky white pixels to be transparent non destructively and without falling back on using Multiply! edit Extrapolating on this as I'm getting a notice telling me off for not going into enough detail. Basically, using the "Blend if" options in the layer style for a ...


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Since GitHub supports PSD file viewing & diffing, there is no reason not to use it for collaborative graphic design.


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I would approach this problem by using the bézier pen tool in Photoshop or Illustrator. This allows you to "draw" mathematically-defined vectors and shapes that have the added benefit of being able to scale to any size without losing resolution. But here's the thing: learning the bézier pen tool is challenging as it doesn't work like the other pixel-based ...


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Those aren't distressed per se. They are emulating offset printing on lower quality substrates. Photocopies, or newsprint. Essentially, it's an effect that you'd see when printing solid blocks of color where you get uneven ink coverage. The most typical way to achieve this is scanning in the actual texture you want to use. If you Google "print textures" ...


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It's possible to add a suffix to each of the files you save, but (as far as I know) only via the Batch Processing feature. First, you need to create the Action without the Save command. Then, from the File menu, choose Automate > Batch..., and a dialogue will appear: You need to choose a folder with the files you want to process (alternatively, you can ...


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From the menu Layer > Duplicate Layer... Or drag a layer in the Layers Panel to the New Layer icon at the bottom of the panel.


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What Yisela said, with this addition: Use Adobe Bridge, since you have it anyway and it makes PSDs easily viewable in thumbnail and preview form. Use Bridge Favorites to keep things within easy reach. For your "Active Projects" and "Active Research" use Bridge Collections. You can drag and drop items into a Collection regardless of where they are on ...


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In Photoshop: Create a new document Create a shape Go to FX Gradient Overlay Click the the current gradient Create a new gradient Add color to the gradient path and you might want to use the color picker to find the colors Change the style to linear Play around with the colors:


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Approach 1: This places the artwork into your Photoshop piece as a "Smart Object" (thus the special symbol in the corner). If you double-click that smart object, it will take you to the source artwork and allow you to edit it. When you save these changes, all Photoshop work that refers to that same Smart Object will update with the latest changes. Smart ...


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open the 3D box file in photoshop in a separated layer and push it up a little to give space to the reflections. make a new layer below the original one and go to [Filter > Vanishing Point] here we are trying to flip the flat image of the box without losing the reality of the reflection by respecting the perspective. in the vanishing point dialog box select ...


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Photoshop has swatches, but they don't work in the same way that they do in Illustrator or InDesign. If you adjust the color of a swatch in Ai or Id, any objects that use that swatch will also change color. That's because the internal object models used by these programs recognize objects with properties, and one of those properties is color, either randomly ...


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Any of your 3 attempts are good. You need to realize that filters, effects, and automated methods only get you so far. There comes a point where you need to stop looking for the "magic button" or "shortcut" to an end product and roll up your sleeves and start some manual effort. What I would do is take any of your three attempts (probably #2) and start ...


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To keep it transparent you might try using the pathfinder palette to elinate the lines you are not needing. If not you will have to edit the paths.


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You can use the GIMP. Open the file and then use the File -> Export as... command. Choose the JPEG format that you need. That's it.


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I've heard that some free image editing software (particularly Irfanview) can access the flattened raster preview that is usually stored in PSD files (much like the JPG previews that exist in DNG files). I must admit, I've never had to try this myself, but it should be possible to load this flattened image in IrfanView then re-save it as JPG. More info here: ...



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