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Just think of pixel like Atom, Atom is a smallest particle of matter. Where as Pixel is a smallest particle of Digital Image. Atom has Neutron, Proton & Electron where as Pixel has Red, Green & Blue values :) Number of pixels per Inches or CM etc... is called the Resolution Higher Resolution means More pixels per unit of length like. If you are ...


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There are several ways to do this. You can use the pen tool draw it yourself. My answer is based on the way I've been doing it over the years. Draw a triangle in a new layer. hit cmd+a(select all) then cmd+c(copy) switch to the Channels tab and create a new channel. It will be named "Alpha 1" by default. now paste the triangle you copied from before. ...


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First you will have to convert the arrow from a path / stroke into a shape object. Do this by selecting Object -> Path -> Outline Stroke. Open the Pathfinder palette (Window -> Pathfinder) and with the two items selected alt-click on the Unite button - it’s the first one that looks like two squares united into one.


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I suspect that the curve on that shadow might be an optical illusion of sorts. As @lawndartcatcher explains in his answer, the curved look can be achieved by making the intensity (or opacity) of the shadow fall off towards either end. Here is a step-by-step look at that process. Here is my top layer: Below that I add a basic soft shadow (I used a ...


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I'm guessing you have a huge number of layers: The fastest way is to click+drag over all the layer eyeballs, this works in CS5 at least. Note that visibility changes are not undo-able, i.e. they don't show up in history A better suggestion for the future; get used to organizing layers into groups, then you will have far less 'points' to turn on/off layers. ...


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Option 1. Load the graphic into Illustrator, select the artboard tool and click and hold one of the corners, this will display a little tooltip with the height and width. Option 2. Click Window> Artboards. On the side a little artboards pane should appear, click the dropdown menu then click "Artboard options." This will give you a dialog box ...


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Yes, this response is fair and no, you were not overly cautious. That's a common issue that happens when some people have not the sufficient knowledge required to pull off the skills required to make the product appealing to others. During my apprenticeship as software developer, I was often involved in user interface design. (Which is a bit different from ...


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That is a font, there is probably no drop-shadow involved. These are typically called woodcut fonts and many have the word "wood" in their font names ("Cottonwood" etc. but this is really just an author preference). Another possibility is "arabesque". If you want to know how they got the lace effect, they probably made a layer with lace, created a white ...


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If a client of mine asked for a 1920x1080px image, the first thing I need to know the intended use. Is it for the web, print, or both? In the print world, a pixel (or picture element - [pict-el]) has no meaning or definition. Pixels can not be measured in any way. They have no predefined size or unit in order to calculate their size. Therefore are not a ...


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There are two effects you're asking here. One is the checkered background, and the other one is the drop shadow. Let's start with the checkered background first. Create a new image, make it 6px by 6px. Draw two black squares that are 3px by 3px. make sure you turn off the default background layer so the non black square spots are transparent. Hit ...


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Here are some results I got: The steps for black ink are as follows: In Photoshop, put the bottle image onto a layer, and duplicate this layer. To do this, you can select the layer in the Layers panel and press Ctrl+J on Windows or Cmd+J on Mac. We will work with this duplicate layer only, which must be above the original. Use your favorite method to ...


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A very similar question was asked not long ago: How to recreate this background in photoshop for use in a mobile app? The one you provided is a little different with some wavy lines added. I was able to create something pretty close by doing the following: Step 1: Create a document with the desired size and color Step 2: As per the answer in the linked ...


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In short, no there is not really an easy way without Pen tool. Even if there was, I'd still recommend learning to do it with Pen because it is very simple and effective once you get comfortable with it. Most of the problems with pixelation or antialiasing result from being zoomed in closer than 100% which allows the pen tool to provide sub-pixel precision. ...


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Jack's right - once they're created they're stuck like that forever. Like when you get that stupid "Macarena" song stuck in your head at a wedding. What you can do, however, is create a copy of the pattern, edit it, and add it as a second version. Create an empty square canvas (you'll have to adjust the size depending on the pattern) and fill it with the ...


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Easiest way to blur stuff in photoshop is Blur Tool (R) Just take Blur Tool and select Soft Round Brush (The brush that is round and has 0 hardness) Then use various size(s), ones that are fitting to the area(s) that you want to blur of course. Then blur away. (You might want to make a copy of the image layer (Ctrl+J) before blurring. ) Original image (I ...


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The general answer as far as gold is concerned is the same as for any metallic look. First, you have to determine whether you want a glossy or lustrous look (polished or matte finish on the metal). Any reflective surface has its own color (unless it's a real mirror, such as chrome), but reflects ambient light and shadows with greater or lesser degrees of ...


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You can easily do this with a Gradient (without a gradient appearance). Don't let the term "Gradient" throw you. It's just the name of the tool, it doesn't have to mean a smooth transition between colors. Just make certain the Location for both gradient stops is set the same. You can even make this dynamic while keeping text live. So, it moves with the ...


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It looks like an extremely stretched circle with a 2 or 3px feather to me... not a gradient or true drop shadow at all. layer 1 layer2 (circle marquee with 2px feather and anti-alias on filled w/ black. Layer opacity set to 25%) Both layers combined. My example only took 3 minutes to build. You could def elaborate by using a large 10% opacity eraser ...


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I dont know wether they are decent looking or not but they can be helpful, though they all are text effects you can apply these effects elsewhere. I am looking for general instructions that are a little more than gradient overlay. These effects only can be achieved with the help of gradients wherever I know. Gold Text Effect Text Gold Effect ...


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Select the particular layers you want to save as a .png file press Ctrl+e (that'll merge them into a single layer) select all and copy press Ctrl+n to create new file. The default option in Photoshop is that the size of the new file will be the same as what you've in clip-board. In this case, it'll give you a size with the empty spaces trimmed. Now ...


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It's going to largely depend on the original size. Photoshop is many things, but it's not magic. It can do some fairly impressive things with pixel interpolation but there's a limit. I would suggest using "Image" -> "Image Size..." and scaling it that way - at least it will scale consistently. I am not quite sure how exact you need to be when you say "any" ...


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If we look how the Moiré pattern is created we can see that it is the result of rotating linear patterns: Soure: Wikimedia This is mostly unwanted on fast method scaling of images that have a regular pattern, or on displaying such images on a display made up of regular patterns too (like our screens). To intentionally produce this effect we need a source ...


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This can be done with scripting capabilities. EDIT: I've update my answer below having tried and tested. Open any text editor Copy and paste the following code into it Make sure whatever the name of the text layer is matches with what's defined in line 20 Save as splitText.jsx Open with Photoshop. Also make sure the document you want to apply this to is ...


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You can use the "slice" tool (looks like an x-acto knife, below the wand): select the rectangular area you wish to save using the slice tool. go to "save for web" use the "slice selection" tool to pick the slice(s) you wish to export, set your options and then save. in the save dialog, pick "selected slices" from the "slices" drop down at the bottom of the ...


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there are some very easy steps to make such triangle with round corner with the help of pen tool, and its from scratch too First of all create your triangle with pen tool. add additional anchor point at the bottom corner right and left both side according to attached screen shot. after that press A / or select (path selection tool)and move it slightly ...


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This is a product of using diagonal lines on a grid (which is essentially what a PNG is: a grid of pixels). Here's a diagonal line on a grid. Each of the squares represents a pixel, greatly enlarged here. Some pixels need to be only partially coloured. It's not possible to colour a pixel like this. It needs to be all one colour. Without anti-aliasing, ...


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Select both circles and click the Divide button on the Pathfinder Panel. This will create 3 separate shapes. You can also simply grab the Live Paint Bucket Tool and click once on the circles to create a Live Paint Group, then continue clicking areas to fill them with color. When done click the Expand button on the control bar across the top of the ...


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Paste your image in to Photoshop. Drag and drop or use Open dialog Create the shape layer (ellipse). Make sure your image is above the shape layer in the Layers panel. Right click your image in the layers panel, and choose Create Clipping Mask. Et voila! A non destructive method for creating circular or elliptical images. I know this has already ...


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For general eyeballing it.....if you select both object, the bounding box encompasses both. Use the handled on the bounding box to place guides. There's your center point. For precision, select the objects and note the W and H measurements in the Info Panel. 122.394 x 50.579 in this case Select the top, leftmost object. Then choose Object > ...


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I think what you are searching for is called Gradient Map. In Photoshop: In Image -> Adjustments -> Gradient Map In GIMP if I remember correctly you have to: Select a gradient or create one in the Gradients dialog. (Ctrl + G) Go to Colors -> Map -> Gradient Map Hope this is what you were looking for!



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