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How do you resize a smart object layer?

I downloaded a magazine mockup which uses a smart object layer where I can place my own artwork. However, the mockup and the smart object layer are quite large in size (6000 px by 4500 px), and my ...
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What are the terms for the different types of image editors?

I think I remember seeing terminology for the different 2 different types of photo editors out there, but for the life of me I can’t remember what they are. I think one was pixel editor, the other ...
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How can I create a brush that picks from several shapes randomly?

I would like to create a brush that randomly chooses a shape from about 5 shapes that I provide. Something like in the image below - the red, green, purple and yellow shapes (ignore the planets and ...
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Move color channels and spot colour channel at the same time?

when I select part of my image layer and move it with the move tool, the colour channels move as expected but the graphic on the spot color channel stays where it is. I have to go back and select the ...
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“Live” layers in photoshop to reflect changes in another PSD file

I shoot with Sony A7r4 and I use sections from multiple photos to stitch together a perfect shot. I work with 16 bit layers only and typically my PSD files reach the size of 10GB+. My shots have ...
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How can I set up an action to bulk pattern fill that selects the next pattern in the folder automatically?

I tend to work with patterns and have an action to help with this. But, I tend to save my patterns as a .pat file, with anywhere from 10-200 patterns within each .pat file. I am trying to figure out a ...
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How do I vary pen intensity more with my Wacom pen in Photoshop?

I have a Wacom Intuos with a Wacom pro pen with 4096 levels of sensitivity. I've always had trouble making my lines' intensity vary. What am I missing here? I know there's supposed to be a graph where ...
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Photoshop: Edit->Automate->Photomerge… mis-aligned focus-stack

When trying to use Photomerge for focus-stacking, Photoshop will displace several layers, rather than correctly aligning & calculating the mask. I think the image says everything
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How to create texture like this?

How can I create texture like this one on the font? https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pXX3pBg35/
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How to I get this iridescent duo tone effect?

How to I get this iridescent duo tone effect? I know it's probably quite simple but I have tried many different ideas and can't get it looking like this. Any help would be appreciated!
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How do I mimic Hokusai (Japanese Ukiyo-e style of painting)?

I'm working on a project on Photoshop CC that replaces Mt. Fuji with silhouette of a car in some of the painting of famous Japanese artist Hokusai. This is his style (and most recognized painting): ...
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Photoshop CS6 issue with image quality when downsizing pasted image

I'm having an issue with Photoshop when I'm adding an image to a canvas. You can see in this image below, I have a crisp screenshot of a section. When I go to downsize this image within Photoshop, ...
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How do I merge multiple materials on a 3d object into one?

This is my first question here, and i'm very very new to 3D modelling so please be nice. I'm not sure what i'm doing so the title probably isn't correct but essentially despite me making sure that my ...
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How should I approach wrapping objects in composite shapes in Photoshop?

I'm a mixtape designer, who took a long break to learn and get better. This is one of the last things that i cannot seem to find a decent tutorial for at all. In this image, i imagine the designer who ...
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Photoshop not exporting shapes

Why isn't the lines exporting in the pdf file?
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Why Font becoming blur while exporting as .png? How to export correctly?

While exporting image from Photoshop, The text is slightly loosing its sharpness. But When I take the same as screenshot (or by using the snipping tool)the sharpness remains. The following image is ...
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How to record “export as” as an action in Photoshop CC

I'm using Photoshop CC v20.0.7, and I'm trying to record the [file > export > "export as"] as an action. When I hit "record" and try, nothing is recorded in my action sequence, even though the jpg is ...
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White Background showing as Grey when exporting from indesign to PDF

I have an image in Photoshop that is on a white background. I've imported it into Indesign and added type. When exporting it as a PDF to send on to my client, the white background is showing as a ...
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Is there any way to save as PNG using image processor?

I use following settings to save my open documents as JPG. Whenever I designs (4-5) for any campaign, I just specify my output folder and run it. It helps me a lot. But I use this only for feedback ...
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How to make the edge less harsh?

I'm using Photoshop and I'm colouring in the sea in my image as you can see below. I'm using a combination of the magic wand tool and the quick select tool and then using the 'fill' option. I'm very ...
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Fit a picture to an area automatically

I am trying to fit a picture (two pictures, actually) to a predefined area so I do not have to do it manually every time. More specifically I want to place a given cover and disc image onto a frame ...
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Best Approaches to streamline production design for assets

I'm looking for some suggestions for how to do best manage a design pipeline that requires lots of assets that need to be created based off a few core templates. For our marketing we have 2-3 core ...
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Photoshop's “print size” is still not accurate despite changed settings (Photoshop won't use decimals?)

Lengthy story here but in short, I followed some tutorials saying that to get an accurate size of your file in Photoshop when using the "print size" option, you divide your screen's current pixel size ...
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Designing @1x in XD(vector software) is the same as designing @3x in Photoshop (raster software)?

Hello I'm UI/UX designer so pixels and dpi is regular stuff for me so before few times ago I was used to designing in @3x in Photoshop (1080*1920) with dpi of 326 since designing @1x in Photoshop is ...
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How to paint black mask in After Effects?

Ok, I have some custom effects that I need to paint a mask for in an animation - my idea was either to use After Effects or Premiere. I'd prefer AE. Basically what I need is to be able to paint with ...
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When converting RGB to CMYK colour changes in print output

I am designing a poster in pink colour in RGB mode. The printing person ask me a CMYK file. I changed the mode to CMYK and send it to them, but when output comes the colour totally changes, it turns ...
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Photoshop has much bigger pixel width than the actual element in a browser

Why? I do a screenshot of let's say 960px wide element and it has about 1400px in Photoshop. Zoom level is 100% I guess it's due to Windows rescaling.
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Why Illustrator file is opened cropped and distorted in Photoshop?

in order to be able to export in jpg some files made in illustrator i'm using Photoshop to finish this process. The fact is that I've noticed that Photoshop open the file cropped and distorted. The ...
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Photoshop: How to highlight object corner giving raised effect that is visible irrespective of background color?

I want give this effect on corners that looks raised instead of flat on both dark and light colored objects like below I tried using Bevel & Emboss effect: As you can see below, light ...
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How to export different crop sizes in Photoshop?

I would like to take a typical 2:3 ratio image in Photoshop CC and make a square 1:1 crop and an 8:10 crop. I want to save my crops non-destructively within the PSD file so I have access to my ...
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How to place one PSD artboard in Illustrator 2018 as linked?

I searched and googled but can't find anything on this. I want to place one artboard from a PSD into an Illustrator file. When I do, it shows all the artboards from the PSD file. I checked "import ...
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Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop?

Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop? If not, why not? And can its effect be achieved using another method?
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Is it possible to rotate a gradient fill with its shape?

I find it very annoying to have to change the angle of a gradient fill after having rotated/flipped a shape. Is there a way to rotate the shape AND the gradient fill at the same time ? In other ...
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In Photoshop, are the corner handles of a selected object independently controllable with the keyboard?

If you make a selection with the rectangular marquee tool, and then attempt to transform using Edit > Transform > Distort it creates a bounding box with handles around the selection, for you to ...
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How can I extract all text content from Photoshop with all associated styles for backgrounds? (see example inside)

I have provided a lot of PSDs with lots of content to a coder. There were 50+ PSD and it took a team of 4 people 2 months to build them. Furthermore, the content was in Spanish and the coder doesn't ...
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Photoshop convert to video timeline creates layers for every frame

So, this was working before. I drag&drop a gif into photoshop and it would open as a video timeline (not per frames) I don't know what i did but: now it opens a gif as a frame animation like ...
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Does this style of design have a name? Fun meme stuff with cats, dogs and bling-bling

Ie. fun meme stuff with cats and dogs. Stuff you'd typically do in Photoshop in 5 minutes, with rainbow colors, Comic Sans MS etc., often combined with bling-bling and other elements from hiphop ...
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Snap image to path in Photoshop CC

I'm sure this can be done but not sure how to accomplish it. I have rectangle banner layer that I skew for perspective. I have several variations of the rectangle banner that are not skewed, but need ...
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Image on image in bulk help please

I hope that some kind soul could take time out to write me a very clear explanation of how to perform the following task, I am told that this can be done in photoshop through actions and or batch ...
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Photoshop - Is there a way to re-link a file to the same size?

I'm trying to add two images to my photoshop document. The images are different but I want them to be the same size in the document. The images have the same aspect ratio but one is slightly bigger ...
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Editing a PSD using Gimp

I am totally new to this sort of thing. I have been sent a template of a banner (see below) that I need to edit. It is a simple four layer PSD file that I am going to open in Gimp as I can't justify ...
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Add 3D objects to the same scene in Photoshop

I've just created a bunch of 3D objects with material settings, positions and animations that I like, using Photoshop (CC 2015). If I play the animation with a 3D object layer selected that ...
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How to stop losing adjustment effect in photoshop when saving image?

Ok, this problem is driving me round the bend. Basically whenever I try to save my finished drawing on photoshop CS6, the background texture to my drawing darkens considerably. Here are some photos of ...
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Issue with color profiles in grayscale images (compared to GIMP)

X-Post https://www.reddit.com/r/photoshop/comments/5v4zid/issue_with_color_profiles_in_grayscale_images/ (slightly edited) Hi everybody! I hope the language barrier will not be noticed (feel free to ...
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Printing complex illustrations

I make illustrations in Illustrator using 6 to 8+ colours, masks, compound path and halftone colours and typography. On the current job (Poster Illustration without text only illustration) i needed to ...
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Resize Selection In Photoshop Like in GIMP

About 15 years ago, I was a Photoshop user. Then I stopped using it and exclusively used GIMP. Now I'm trying to get back into Photoshop and there is one thing that is driving me absolutely nuts. I ...
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Changing units for margin sizes on Ctrl/Command tool

This the tool that shows how big are a certain element margins related to the canvas (pressing command or ctrl). I want to change the units in the pink boxes so that instead of displaying it in cm, I ...
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How to depict mockups longer than the device

just wanted to ask what would be the best way to depict screens that are longer / wider than the device itself. For example a list, that has some kind of important item at the very bottom that is off-...
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Convert a PSD Photoshop file for Gimp

I'm looking for a script or any another solution to convert a PSD file for Gimp because our developpers use to work with Linux. We've seen that some layers don't work, it is necessary to merge the ...
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Is there any way to label a grids rows and columns with numbers in Photoshop CC automatically?

So you draw your grid automatically (which I know how to do). Then I want it to number just the row and column automatically like so:

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