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You can merge those layers (select layers in the Layers palette, Control-click and choose Merge Layers), and then drag the layer to Desktop from the Layers palette. Once you exported those layers, undo the merge if you want to keep layers for later.


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No. Pixelmator is quite nice--especially for the price. And I've been using it for a while for my own personal side projects. 2.0 came out and added some nice features. Alas, it has issues. The big ones: it's buggy. I think it's a bit premature to call it '2.0' IMHO. Still feels a little beta. doesn't support full range of PSD layer information. It can ...


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If your job isn't too long you could rent PS: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/cssubscription.html I tried Pixelmator for about an hour, then i switched back to PS. For me it was too confusing because very much is a little different there.


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I don't believe it's possible to use the eye dropper in Pixelmator to find this out (tested in Pixelmator 2.02 with Lion). You could sample the colour, then create a new layer and paint a small square next to the colour you're trying to match, then adjust the opacity of the layer until they match perfectly. That would require a bit of patience though. ...


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DPI/PPI doesn't matter. The only thing that counts is the pixel resolution, which you already have correct if you're using 640 × 960. Increasing the image to 326PPI and keeping the resolution to 640 × 960 will do nothing. DPI/PPI is just a tag that's associated with the document. Pixelmator uses OS X standard text rendering, so it should look as good as ...


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I just tested it and the answer is, sadly, no. Pixelmator does not retain any of the effects used on layers within the original PSD file. Bummer.


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In my opinion no quality resource covering "Design Techniques" will center on ANY specific software. Software is merely a tool. You wouldn't expect to learn how to be a plumber by reading how to use a wrench. If you are looking for specific image processing steps you could start with the Pixelmator web site. After that, you can often simply Google ...


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Pixelmator If you would like to make a white background transparent, you can use the "Mask to Alpha" tool. However, this tool assumes that the dark part of the image is what you want to make transparent. You will first need to invert the color so that the white is turned black: Menu > Image > Invert Color Then you can convert the black to ...


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Using raster software (Photoshop, Pixelmator, The GIMP): The image you are showing appears to be aliased, meaning that the pixels are either black or white and few (if any) gray pixels near the edges. If that's the case, the magic wand tool set to a very low threshold should be the easiest way to go about it. Alternatively, Takkat's suggestion of using ...


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If you want to make the lines in 5 seconds then click on PenTool and on the artboard click once at the upper point - look at the picture below, press Shift and move mouse down (or up if you started at lower border of a ball), then - when you at lower border of a ball click (and don't leave the button) and start dragging the directional line in a direction ...


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Based on your question, it sounds like you may be familiar with vector based illustration tools but unfamiliar with raster based image editing tools. In a vector based tool, you are working with objects. You can slice and cut and merge these objects to make new objects. A raster based tool (typically) has just one object per layer, and that object is a ...


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Pixelmator uses the native Mac color picker. As a result, you can actually save colors using the picker itself. Select your color. Bring up the color picker (Shift + CMD + C) Drag the Color from the Large Color Selection to the Palette at the bottom Select your second object. Bring up the color picker again and select your color from the picker. For ...


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You can create a line and add multiple anchor points: Then select one point yes - one point no etc. After that press arrow up or down and you will get this type of wave:


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I give you one way to create waves: Let's say you have a graphic primitive shape, i.e. line - You select this form and open Effects Window where you choose Twirl effect and drag it to the shape: You adjust the values in the popup window - Click OK when you've done. I duplicated the results just to show the waves I got - If you want, you can ...


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After You load the file to PXM and press V (moVe tool), then you click on a layer with an icon you want to resize and the resizing marks will appear -> press Shift and drag any point to resize the icon to any size you want. Second way is by selecting the layer, then press EDIT->TRANSFORM (or RightClick->Transform) and choosing scaling value in the upper ...


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Several options: select part of the gray background, and clone/copy it to cover the text you don't want. use the eyedropper tool to select the gray background, and then paint over the text with that color use the clone tool to clone a blank part of the gray background over the text part use the eyedropper tool to select the gray background, then create a ...


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I did this in Photoshop, but conceptually it should be very similar: Just adjust the brightness. Gray is just a whiter black, and so lightening everything proportionally should give you the results you want. I did it with the Brightness/Contrast dialog, but you could do it with Levels too. I'd imagine Pixelmator has these features. I checked out the help ...


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Gimp We can easily convert any colour to alpha with Gimp. Choose "Layer - Transparency - Color to Alpha..." to select any colour (defaults to white) you wish to make transparent. Depending on your original file format you may have to add an alpha channel first (Layer - Transparency - Add Alpha Channel):


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Just create a rectangle and fill it with Gradient with any colors you want. There is Rainbow gradient included too:


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You need to click on the outline while having the pen selected and the shape will appear with red dots. This will allow you to move the handles.


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The first simple option: Right Click->Convert to Pixels and work as usual (selections and manipulation). The second option: Select the shape, evoke right click menu as on the picture, and choose Make Editable: Next, you delete the part you want (select 1 anchor point and press delete - the anchor point and its surrounding points will be deleted if you ...


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If the lines are horizontal, vertical, or 45º diagonal, you can use the pen tool and press shift after the first point is placed.


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Basically, the light colors are easier to get rid of with simple contrast adjustment, the dark blues are probably gonna be harder work. But since this is a comic, it was probably inked first and then colored later. So maybe just ask the publisher of André Franquin for an uncolored version?


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with raster apps, I've always done it this way: Draw first line duplicated it and offset it the distance you want now draw a selection around both lines and duplicate these lines align one line from the original to the new one (you will now have 3 lines) duplicate the 3 to make 5, the 5 to make 9, the 9 to make 17, etc.


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Click on the shape in the layer list to select it. Right click on the shape in the layer list. Click on "Group". Select Edit -> Load Selection This will select around the shape itself. If the shape is just a stroke, you might need to use the magic wand or something similar to select/unselect the contents.


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This question has been baking my noodle for some time and I have done some experimenting in Photoshop. Perhaps it isn't too different in Pixelmator. This is my solution: I duplicated the transparent Layer till the transparency was entirely gone. Then I measure the pixel again with its now darker and non-transparent value. Then I filled a new layer in the ...


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You need to create a selection, then apply the gradient to that.



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