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Questions tagged [cs4]

Questions about the CS4 version of Adobe's Creative Suite of programs. Released in 2008. Use this tag if you have a question that is specific only to a CS4 version of a program.

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Make fluorescent orange colour

I have been having a mare trying to replicate fluorescent orange in Photoshop. No matter what I try, like altering the hue, saturation, vibrancy etc. I cannot create a fluorescent orange in Photoshop,...
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Restore opacity to portions of a layer in Photoshop CS4 [duplicate]

A layer has Opacity 100%. However, using a soft erase brush to feather the edges of an item, I've accidentally made too much of the layer partially transparent. My recollection is that there'd be a ...
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Load Action Script Photoshop CS4

Sorry for my English. I'd like to load an action to photoshop cs4 with JavaScript but nowhere can I find this function. This function doesn't work: app.loadAction( new File( 'E:/Folder/Actions/My-...
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How to edit a pixel without modifying surrounding pixels

When working on a bitmap image in Photoshop, I often need to make changes to individual pixels, such as using the Paintbrush to change the colour. This would typically involve zooming into the ...
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How can I consistently select the same area of a Photoshop CS4 image to extract for client review?

In one of my Photoshop projects, the client wanted to see some different variations of a specific area, so I needed to be able to select the exact same area every time. To do this, I created a layer ...
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Can I install Adobe CS4 alongside CS6 via Creative Cloud?

I'm using MacOS Sierra and I currently have CS6 installed, via Creative Cloud. However, my current client is using some proprietary content management software which only integrates with CS4. Is it ...
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Is there an easier way to draw a parallelogram aligned with a triangle?

I'm trying to draw two shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS4, but in a somewhat abnormal position. I've attached an image of the desired effect I'm trying to achieve, and I've obviously gotten there, but ...
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Problem pasting text with mixed character encodings on mixed programs/platforms

I am doing flyers and books for a company since 6 years using InDesign CS4... I know it's outdated but it always did the job I needed to do. I am receiving the texts from different people in the ...
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Pasting Alignment issue Photoshop and Illustrator CS4

I'm trying to copy layers from Photoshop CS4 to Illustrator CS4, but when I paste each layer from Photoshop to Illustrator all my layers are centered instead of staying in the position they were in ...
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Illustrator CS4 - how to align objects treated as they were group to the artboard

I have multiple objects accross many layers. What I would like to do is to select all of those objects and then align everything selected (as if it was a group) to something (e.g. to artboard, to some ...
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Illustrator CS4 - how to find out the radius of rounded rectangle corners?

Is it possible to somehow find out the value of radius of rounded rectangle corners in Illustrator CS4? I know one could just click with Rounded Rectangle tool after drawing the rectangle to display ...
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Illustrator warp effect not editable

I am having a problem with effects in Illustrator CS4. I applied a warp effect to a path. Normally, when I want to modify the warp effect, I go to my Appearance panel and click on the Warp: Arc link. ...
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Can I open Illustrator cs4 files in Illustrator cs6? [closed]

The files that have been saved as illustrator cs4 will not open in cs6. What, if any, are the ways these files can be opened?
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Guidelines causing problem while doing alignment in Adobe Illustrator CS4

I have an artwork and inside that artwork there are several objects and several guidelines applied. Now when I try to align that artwork at the edge of the main Artboard using alignment tools, the ...
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Text Treading starting at end of thread

I'm using InDesing CS4. Is there a way to setup text frames to start at the end of thread and flow upwards? This is how I want it to look/work. Each box will represent a text frame on a page: If I ...
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Change pixels of a specific color to another color, across all layers?

I am drawing an image that's going to be parsed by a program. It expects very specific pixel colors, in this case black 0x000000FF (full alpha) to work properly. ... I made a whoops! Randomly, some ...
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Split layer based on contiguous area? (PS:CS4)

Is there a way to split a layer based on contiguous area? So that, for instance, a layer with 20 'islands' of solid colour, separated by a sea of full transparency, would produce 20 new layers for ...
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PNG shows strange artifacts when opened with Photoshop CS4

When I open the file below with Photoshop CS4, I see strange artifacts in the image's borders. More specifically, some pixels turn brown. https://github.com/vakata/jstree/blob/master/dist/themes/...
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Is it possible to recover unsaved data in Illustrator cs4?

I was working on a file and Illustrator suddenly crashed, just wondered if the data gets saved somewhere. Any tips?
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How can I reduce the size of my .ai file

I've designed a catalog, using Illustrator CS4 and I have placed high resolution images into the document, which now has a file size of 1 GB. How can I reduce this file size to 20-30 MB? Thank you.
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Place several images with transparency (png) next to each other in Photoshop

I have 10 png images, each one is 48x48 (pixels). They all have a transparent background. I want to make a 480x48 sprite sheet, so I need to put each image side by side and that's where I'm having ...
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How do I preserve “shared” gradient when releasing compound path?

I have a compound path consisting of 5 shapes. I have a radial gradient which spans across all of them. Now I'd like to release the compound path because I need to export each of these shapes ...
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How to duplicate an image into a new PSD and keep the original title (name) of the image?

Hey I'm trying to duplicate an image that has been titled (a specific name) into a PSD and keep the image title (a specific name). I have a few titled images that need to be a certain size and ...
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save for web produces blurry png's with white tracing

I'm having an issue that I can't seem to get around. I wouldn't call myself a graphic designer, as I only use photoshop and illustrator in relation to web design, so I know enough to be dangerous. I'...
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How can I resize a round image in Photoshop?

I am working with Adobe Photoshop CS4. I wanted to create a round button of size 20px x 20px. To be comfortable I have created a round button with the size of 200px x 200px. The image is shown below: ...
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How to create a uniformly distributed dashed plot in a scatter graph in Adobe Illustrator CS4

In Illustrator CS4 I have a scatter graph with four data sets. Now I want to use dashed and dotted patterns. However the dashes are not distributed uniformly over a plot. Click here to see a PDF ...
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Merging separate paths in Illustrator

I have several circles that are set at type none color and 0.01 black stroke. They're all currently in paths (except two I made into compound paths). I want to know how to remove the stroke from the ...
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How to get around file in use error? [closed]

I'm using Photoshop CS4 on a Mac. I'm constantly getting this error when I try to save a PSD: Could not save "file-name.psd" because the file is already in use or was left open. I have to end up ...
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How to get perspective right in illustrator cs4?

I have been enjoying designing in illustrator a lot but while designing a home for landscape i found it difficult to get precise perspective for 'Home'. So the question is how to get perspective to ...
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Need to convert Photoshop layers to InDesign layers

I'm using Photoshop CS6 to make a label and I need to convert all layers to InDesign CS4. I've never done this...is it possible?
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Photoshop: TIFF: Difference between “gray/8” and “gray/8#”?

I've opened up some TIFF graphics in Photoshop CS4. When going to Image -> Mode, they all show "Grayscale" and "8 bits per channel" checked. But when looking at the tabs, some show "Gray/8", and ...
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Indesign numbering new line & indentation

I am getting crazy with these two things and after some days of getting nothing from Web search and experimentation I come to you. I am using Indesign CS4 and cannot get to do these two things: 1) ...
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Final size in Illustrator CS4 masked images

How do I find out the exact size of a graphic or image after it has a clipping mask applied in Illustrator? When you just select the image or do Ctrl+A it shows the entire image size(including the ...
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Is it possible to flip a spread horizontally in indesign cs4?

I am working on a 3 fold a4 brochure in indesign cs4. I found a template with all the guides and margins but it is only for one side of the paper. Since the folded parts are not of equal width, I will ...
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How can I find the coordinates of a pixel in Photoshop CS4?

Lets say i create a new document of 800px x 800px and I take the cursor on a particular point in the document. How would I know which pixel this cursor is at this moment?
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InDesign constantly checks cross-references documents

When I create cross-references to other documents, InDesign gets very slow accessing to disk all the time (I can see the Windows icon) unless I open all related documents. Is there a way to ...
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Illustrator: Nudging precision when zoomed in

I'm having some trouble on Illustrator CS4. I'm creating a metro map and am having trouble with items taking too much of a jump when I nudge them with the arrow keys. I've been through other threads ...
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What are the smallest dimensions/resolution I can use for a 7ft x 2ft banner? [duplicate]

I am designing a banner which will be printed at 7ft x 4ft. I am using Photoshop CS4. The images are not vectors. The original poster artwork has been done at 300 ppi for A4 printing. I was ...
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Illustrator CS4: Default opacity of new objects

I'm working on a document in which I need each new object to be the same opacity as the last created. It seems that the only thing that carries over to the next new object is the stroke and fill of ...
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Load animated GIF in Photoshop CS4

Older versions of Photoshop had ImageReady that allowed you to import GIFs and load each frame as a layer. Apparently that doesn't exist anymore and I really need it. I'm using CS4. I have tried ...
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Where did my default brushes go?

I was working on a logo design for a client in Illustrator CS4 when suddenly the default brushes were no longer there. The brush files are still in place but they do not show up in the brushes panel. ...
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InDesign (CS4) Master Page Overrides

I have an InDesign document with master pages defined. I created the document and the masters. I have overrides allowed on several items on the master page, and have been able to alter them on a ...
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Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly

I'd like to know if this is possible with Photoshop CS4 : Select an item with Ctrl+T (on windows). Crop it directly, without selecting the item manually. It is possible?
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InDesign CS4 or CS5: How do I export tiles to a PDF?

Let's say I have a document which is 30 inches by 30 inches. My printer is 11x17. I need to print tiles. Let's also say that the printer is attached to a computer which doesn't have InDesign, but ...
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How can I use multiple overlay effects simultaneously in Photoshop?

There are 3 overlay effects available in Photoshop as layer styles: Color, Gradient and Pattern. The problem: these effects come in a strictly fixed order! Is it possible to make a translucent ...
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Fireworks CS4 - Editing the size of the background of an animated .gif without changing the size of the sprite

I have an animated .gif which I'd like to modify. Specifically, I'd like to be able to make the background/canvas slightly larger without it affecting the actual animated sprite. Is there a ...
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Rotatable guide in Photoshop?

Is it possible to get something much like a guide in Photoshop, but such that I can set it any angle? I have Photoshop CS4 Extended.
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How do I combine two objects into one in Illustrator?

I have a G and an arrow. I want the arrow to act as the horizontal portion of the G. I have it lined up but when I apply effects I want then to act in one. For example If I apply a 3d effect I want ...
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Illustrator CS4: when I select an object with the Selection tool, and try and move it, it copies it instead [closed]

This is in a file originally created in version and installation of Illustrator CS4. I have a simple text item with one character in it. Alternately, I pick a drawn element, doesn't matter. I have ...
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How do I change a single layer to grayscale in Photoshop CS4?

I know you can have the whole image turn grayscale: Image → Mode → Grayscale What if I only want to make specific layers grayscale? There's gotta be an easier way than pulling out the layers you want ...