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No. But, you can make a hotkey for it. From top menu: Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K Just select Palette menus from the drop down list and then Animations. Once you've given a hotkey press Accept. ( Make sure to listen to photoshop when it warns you if the inserted hotkey combination would override any existing ones. You can try to use ...


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With Area Text, you need to use the bounding box handles to resize the area text box. Any other scale or transform tool will alter text as well. You can also use the Direct Selection tool (White arrow) to click and drag the side of an area text box. And Brendan's answer absolutely applies as well.


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Select what you want Ctrl + G (Group Selection) Ctrl + C (Copy) Ctrl + N (New file) Ctrl + V (Paste) File > Save for Web & Devices then on the right switch .JPG to .PNG, then you also want to uncheck at the very bottom under the .PNG options where it says "Clip to Artboard"


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Assuming there isn't a reason why it has to be the Google-copyrighted maps you use, I'd use OpenStreetMap for this (the open source wikipedia-style Google Maps alternative). They're virtually identical but with three clear benefits in this case: They have a step-by-step guide on exporting to Illustrator. There isn't a simple process (more below), but it ...


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In Illustrator, there are two ways to control your basic block of text: Point Type object: Select the Type tool, click on the artboard, then press Paste. Area Type object: Select the Type tool, click and drag on the artboard to create a text box, and then paste the text into there. You've been doing number one; number two should get the behavior that ...


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The simple answer is: No. I have asked Adobe to add the feature. If you'd like to see it, please vote here: Photoshop: It would be good if the roundrect vector tool corner radius was editable during and after drawing And now some good news. David Jensen has written a nice little script to help. It's not perfect (doesn't handle multiple shapes on the ...


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Illustrator has horizontal and vertical scale options just like Photoshop. But because Adobe are... special... they thought it would be fun to hide a lot of their settings and leave no clue that they are there. Open up the flyout menu with the button at the top right of the character settings window. Choose "Show options", which is Adobe speak for "Stop ...


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Because that's the best, most reliable, format for Office. If you're saving something for Office, chances are it is not going to be commercially printed. In that case, 150ppi is plenty for most home/office inkjet printers. In addition, only an RGB image is needed. Of the standard RGB formats, PNG24 supports transparency the best. So, 150ppi, RGB, ...


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Here's the big deciding factor based on the hardware you are running... CS6 and CC apps are 64Bit aware. CS2/3 are not. Disregarding feature sets, that alone should be enough to make the choice to move the CS6 (I'm not a fan of the subscription model of the Creative Cloud). You're probably aware that 64Bit means faster applications, more access to RAM, ...


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Just two type layers. The top type layer has a white fill and a blue stroke. The bottom type layer has a simple red fill. You could also simply use a hard-edged drop shadow on a single type layer:


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Things changed slightly in Photoshop CS6 from CS5. To move a vector mask from a layer to another, hold command and drag the layer thumbnail from one layer to another. To copy a vector mask from a layer to another, hold command-option and drag the layer thumbnail from one layer to another. The same technique also works with groups, so you can move or copy ...


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Styled Maps Wizard ( link ) does the job. It does have a pretty good instructions that show up when you open up the website. Those instructions can be accessed at any point with the help button at the bottom of Map style panel ( shown in the image below ). Beloware the styles I used to create the static map on the right and in this link.


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The most reliable source for Photoshop shortcuts is going to be Photoshop itself. You can export your shortcuts to an HTML document: Edit → Keyboard Shortcuts, click Summarize. You should then be prompted where to save the HTML page which will show you all your shortcuts in a nice list. This list can be quite extensive and you probably won't use them ...


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The word "Overlay" by definition means to cover. If your layer is transparent, there are no pixels for the Overlay to cover. Fill the layer with something, anything, and the Gradient Overlay will be visible. If you do not want the actual layer contents to be visible, then reduce the Fill Opacity to 0%. In short, you must have something on the layer for ...


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In Version CS6, when you hold down the space bar when selecting File > Print, the previous print settings for the document will be ignored. Having this capability is useful if you have a file with corrupted print settings. This command enables you to specify the print settings from scratch. Search source


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I don't think this is possible with the Timeline panel in Photoshop. I think the closest you can get is to use the Keyframe animation panel instead and manually scale the object in a duplicate layer(s). You may also want to look into using After Effects. After Effects will allow you to import your Photoshop layers into the composition. Then you can scale ...


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I'm not sure if this applies in CS6, but the method that I've been using in CS4 & 5 is just to create my 16px x 16px Favicon, then Save for Web. I save as either a .png or .jpg depending on the background, but when it asks for filename, I just add the .ico, like favicon.ico. Favicons work just fine. I only use this for creating Favicons so I'm not ...


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I believe this is what you're after. I've always thought it a strange practice but, Adobe has provided it's own fonts directory going back a long way. Windows Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Fonts Mac OS Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts I believe some font managers also allow you to activate a set of fonts based on application. -- update -- ...


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I don't think Photoshop is the tool you should use for this. However, Illustrator has the "rotate around the z axis" function you are describing. In a nutshell, you trace the shape of half of the object: Then use Effect → 3D → Revolve... on that object Then you can map whatever are you need to make it look as photo-realistic as you like. I didn't ...


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I think you want to toggle between frame animation and timeline. In the lower left-hand corner of the palette — next to where yours says "Forever" — is supposed to be a little icon which sort of looks like a bar chart with a triangle on top. Click that. It will convert to the palette shown in the demo. Why yours doesn't have that I can't say. ...


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So it's just two adjustment layers you need to add? I'd create an action to add them, then use a batch (File → Automate → Batch) to process all the original files. You can include a Save For Web command in the Action to save them to a known location, as well. Should be a fairly quick job to set up, and it also shouldn't take long to stomp through 138 or ...


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Any book or booklet printed must have a page count divisible by 4 at a minimum. You have a left page and right page on the front, and a left page and right page on the back, totaling 4 pages. This is called a signature. A signature is one sheet of stock/paper with many pages (or folios) on it. When the signature is folded and/or cut it creates the proper ...


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There's also the Smooth tool if you prefer a more hands-on approach. Rub it over a selected path, and it smooths it where you rub. If it doesn't smooth enough, keep rubbing. From this tutorial: Double-click the tool icon to set how closely the smoothed line sticks to the original (fidelity) and how strong the smoothing is each time (smoothness). A ...


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The best workflow I've used that addresses this problem is the use of a duplicated guide file. On a high level, you are duplicating an image, applying layer adjustments to the smaller image, and then scaling those adjustments to the master file. Pros: You can work faster and lightweight, there is less crashes, easier modifications. Cons: You can't modify ...


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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 greayscale result into the original layers layermask. This thread may be useful for a full step by step instruction.


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You can use blending to add transparency: Right click the layer you want to add transparency to, pick the "Blending Options..." 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 it to the left the more transparency is added based on the whiteness of ...


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I think this might be the easiest way: Create an InDesign document the same size as your Photoshop Document. Place the Photoshop Document on the page so it lines up perfectly. If you have for example 3 layers in the Photoshop document, create 3 Layers in InDesign. Now copy the Object and paste in place ctrl + shft + v so that the object is repeated/placed ...


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I deal with this question and situation every day. If we were printing it, I'd ask you to build the artwork at 100% size (4436mm x 1300mm) at 125 to 300 PPI (Pixels Per Inch). Then I would suggest that you avoid using Photoshop for this job if at all possible, and instead provide vector artwork from something like Illustrator. As you've discovered, the ...


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This behavior has been around for ages. Only solution that I know of, is to change the image layer into a Background layer before resizing. From the top menu: Layer > New > Layer from background Flattening also merges everything into one Background layer. It might be better for some situations. From the top menu: Layer > Flatten image


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Have you tried using compound paths? Select all of your paths that you'd like to combine, and select object > compound path > make. Alternatively, the keyboard shortcut is command+8 (ctl+8 for windows) This will definitely allow you to apply the gradient across the entire set of paths.



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