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How can I make skybox drawing easier in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CC to draw a skybox -that is, an image composed of six sub-images that seamlessly assemble into a cube, like this: As soon as I started drawing, I noticed that it is very ...
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Ending a Photoshop script when no layers are selected

I've been working with a function I found on stackoverflow here that works as far as I can tell by grouping the layers, dumping layer names into an array then ungrouping them. function ...
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Script to pick closest Pantone from CMYK reference in Photoshop

I'm trying to script the process of selecting the closest Pantone+ Solid Coated colour from a CMYK reference in Photoshop. Manually the process is: Click on the Foreground Color picker. Enter a CMYK ...
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Convert to four hues while preserving tints in Photoshop

I would like to reduce the number of hues in my image from the full range to only four - BUT - I would like to preserve tints/lightness. I tried using a hue adjustment layer, when I used it it only ...
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Is there a way to save the “Export As” Scale All Sizes in Photoshop CC?

Photoshop now has a nice feature you can right-click on an Artboard and choose "Export As.." Once you do this on the left side of the screen you have the ability to add multiple sizes for scaling ...
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How do I create a water ripple distortion animation on text?

Hi everyone. Can you please help me to understand the process behind it? I'm studying the process starting from the static image so through displacement map on photoshop but I'd like to obtain my ...
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How would one achive this black and white glitch-ish text effect in photoshop or illustrator?

I've been trying to achieve this black and white distorted text effect behind the green SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26th letters with no succes. I'm specifically struggling trying to duplicate the letters in ...
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High pass photoshop filters skips the edges of the histogram?

In this Natalia Taffarel presentation, she explains that photoshop high-pass filter "skips the edges" of the histogram and that for creating an accurate high-pass filter we have to apply -50 contrast ...
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PS CS6: Texture Painting on a 3d model

I've been using Photoshop proper for quite a while, but have just recently started working with the 3d aspect. I have some tileable 2d images as source (human skin) and some importable 3d models ...
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A shortcut to create a new guide and place it on mouse click (Photoshop 2019)

Is there a way to create a shortcut, or to write a script, so that once the shortcut is pressed, a guide appears under the mouse pointer and moves with the mouse until next click. Once the mouse is ...
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Photoshop: making the outer glow colour dependent on edge colour

Looking to make a lighting effect with a scatter brush that makes circles of different colours on the same layer (using scatter and colour dynamics). I'd like to add the outer glow effect on this ...
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How to change the starting point on a path when using a brush to stroke?

I'm using a brush to stroke a path in different frames and layers to get a sparkle animation. The special brush settings are 1000% spacing and 50% size jitter. The problem is that the brush always ...
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Сlip layer to “outer glow”

I have a folder that contains many strings. This folder has layer effects applied: Color overlay (bright yellow) Stroke (black) outer glow (can be any color, currently white.) I want to clip a layer ...
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Calculate the color percentage of an image

Is there a way to calculate the percentage of color that an image has? For example and image of a black and white chess board would show 50% black, 50% white. Is there a software program for that or ...
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How can I recreate this typographical style? What effects/processes should I use?

I have been scrolling through various places on the internet and I've come across this typographic style multiple times, and I can't work out how to do it. Can anyone help??
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Generate PNG`s from SVG`s (Asset Generator)

I am using Photoshop 2018 CC. Currently I try to generate Apple iOS compliant icons from several SVG`s (https://materialdesignicons.com): xx.png (24x24) xx@2x.png (48x48) xx@3x.png (72x72) The ...
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How do I set 'Combine Shapes' to a default setting in Photoshop?

I'm doing some linework for a perspective-rendered image and I need to draw lines frequently. I've turned the combine shapes option on and it works... for one layer. Is there a way to set this to be ...
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Liquify Filter on Smart Object - Mesh not loading after a while

I'm working in Photoshop CC 2017 and I use the liquify filter on smart objects frequently. Between saves the liquify filter mesh stops working for some reason. I have tried to replace the smart object ...
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Photoshop content not moving with Artboard

Content move along with artboard when changing position by dragging with the mouse, but changing position from properties panel only moves the artboard, not content. .
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How to achieve 2 chosen hue colour separation profile?

I'm really into the ColorLibrary colour separation profiles e.g. http://colorlibrary.ch/#blue-yellow I wanted to use the blue and yellow one in a offset printed 2 colour book project, but as a ...
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Is there a way to setup palettes/themes that apply across all folders in photoshop?

I am trying to create a solution where I can create a series of 'designs' or 'patterns' which may use 3 colours from a palette. What I want to achieve is to be able to change those colours (my palette)...
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Can I change the text in each instance of a linked object

I am reusing a design element many times in a single file. Rather than duplicating all the layers each time I reuse the element, I set it up as a linked asset which I include multiple times. This is ...
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How do you batch export in Photoshop using “Save As” commands and still have unique names?

I have a very long action that generates over 100 PNG images using frequent "Save As" commands. I use Automate > Batch to perform the action, and have chosen "Document Name" + "3 Digit Serial Number" +...
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Photoshop CC 2015: “Place Linked” -> Target specific Artboard instead whole PSD

I use the "Place Linked" function a lot to keep my files organised. I recently switched to Artboards, so now I have multiple Artboards in a PSD. Is there a way to use the "Place Linked" function and ...
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Convert vector mask to shape layer

I have a Photoshop document with many raster layers with Vector Masks applied. I would like to convert these to actual Shape layers. Is there a better (easier) way to do this than: Select the vector ...
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Problem with bold line in pattern after I export file from Illustrator into Photoshop

I made pattern in illustrator, imported into Photoshop and I get bold line over all edge lines. How to remove that problem? Don't know what to do. I turned off AA in general settings and in ...
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Photoshop's spot-color channel mixing method

Photoshop seems to have a special mode for blending spot-color channels. Let's look at an example: blending full opacity red #ff3c1f with full opacity cyan #1cd4c6. If I create two spot-color ...
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Photoshop Scripting: batch replace colors

I'm trying to write a script that will replace the colors of all same-colored shapes, including those on non-visible layers. I am new to Photoshop scripting, but I imagine the pseudocode would work ...
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Some GIFs can't be opened in photoshop

I have a lot of .gif images which can be viewed by e.g. IrfanView, but not opened in photoshop. Photoshop says it can't interpret the file format module (I'm using it in German, so I don't know the ...
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Why colors change when I export from Illustrator to Photoshop?

I am working on a Illustrator file that I need to export to Photoshop to edit. When I'm exporting it changes the color of my black and it becomes quite dull. The same thing happens when I export it ...
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Match eraser settings to brush settings

I'm painting with a brush in Photoshop, and I want to use the same brush as the eraser. What's the quickest way to get identical settings for the brush and the eraser tool?
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Move complex vector illustration from Photoshop to Illustrator exactly as it appears?

I created a detailed vector illustration in Photoshop because I can't stand how Illustrator's Pen Tool behaves (more explanation at the end of the post)*. Here's a section of the illustration: It's ...
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How can I achieve similar lights for this 3D object?

The left one is my turn on recreating the image seen on the right. I've found quite similar aluminum/metal material and played with the bevel to make it as similar as I could, but I can't replicate ...
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How do I animate GIFs in Google Ads?

I had this error when attempting to upload ads onto Google Ads. "We've detected strobing or Flashing effects. Make sure the frame rate of your ad is less than 5 FPS for GIFs. Learn more" I ...
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Can I get 'Clone Source' values with a script in Photoshop?

Is it possible to get values of this panel with a script in Photoshop? I tried to use xbytor's Getter.jsx but it didn't register any changes in these fields.
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How to get a layer's dimensions (including transparent border)?

I need to know the dimensions of a masked layer with transparent area to resize it to the same dimensions of another layer. If use the bounds data I get the dimensions of the pixels, but not the ...
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Text cut off when saving as Photoshop PDF

I have been having an issue lately when trying to save a A4 size document in Photoshop to PDF. When i save the document, some text on my PDF have the top and bottom of the text cut off making the ...
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Objects outside of Art Boards are extremely sharp

As shown in the picture below, I drew a regular white brush stroke that transitions between an artboard, and the "regular" canvas below. But the problem is, why does it increase the crispness when it ...
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Yellow in Shadows

The image attached has some yellow fringing on and under the arm near the shadows. The yellow only appears when I open the image in PS (left). When opening it elsewhere it is not there. Any ideas on ...
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Photoshop glitched, but I liked it, and now want to script it

I was trying to File → Place Embedded this Youtube video screen shot into a Photoshop file and it kept glitching, each time differently. Here are two examples of what it looked like. This is a whole ...
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Photoshop: How to reverse normals of 3d layer?

I am using Photoshop CS5 and created a cylinder 3d layer (3D -> New Shape from Layer) from a seamless clouds texture. I wanted the image to be warped like a tube, and succeeded, but the tube is convex;...
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Calling a (simple) photoshop script rapidly (many times per second)

This is the script, it's actually just one command: app.foregroundColor.hsb.hue=app.foregroundColor.hsb.hue+10 The script is merely a replacement for a non-existent keyboard shortcut. I'm calling it ...
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How to created 3d text with square ridged border in Photoshop

I want to make 3d text in photoshop that has a thick square border, with a different color than the text, very similar to this: I've been playing with these contour settings: But this is the closest ...
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CS6 layer via copy is copying the opposite part

I'm using the pen tool in Photoshop to select a part of my picture, but when I select the part and use magic wand tool to use layer via copy, it removes the selected part instead of copying it. What ...
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making lecture notes for students with hand drawings and handwritten text

I am a teacher and I have been making lecture notes for students with sketches and hand written notes all in Sketchbook with my Wacom Intuos Pro. It was working really well but I started loosing work ...
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Photoshop CC keeps adding blank layers to my GIf images

Photoshop CC is adding blank frames in to the gif that I am creating from a video. Even if I delete the blank layers or put something on them it still exports with blanks that cause the image to ...
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Weird black space behind artboard

I'm using Photoshop and opened new artboard and notice a strange black/grey area behind it. It stands out more when I try to save the file as it turns that area white. What is causing it and how do I ...
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32-bit float EXR with GIMP/Photoshop

I've modified UE4 to render in 32-bit float color depth, and to then grab the output and write it to an exr file also with 32-bit float color depth. I've set Unreal's gamma value to 1.0, so there ...
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Resizing Text/Shape/Anything With and Action in Photoshop CC 2018

i am trying to create an action in Photoshop CC 2018 that will allow me to batch resize a piece of text to a specific spot on the canvas. I have my PSD with all of my necessary layers in, i have then ...
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Removing background around text-heavy image

Recently lost my father and going among papers I discovered a sheet depicting our family coat of arms, along with text explaining all the details and a brief history of the family name. It is ...