Questions tagged [photo-editing]

Questions about the process of manipulating a photo to achieve a desired result. Ask anything about photo editing techniques such as cropping, colour adjustments, applying filters, enhancing, airbrushing, and anything else design related.

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How to colorize an image as in the example?

I have seen such an effect being used in many places however I haven't figured out how to replicate it via Photoshop. I have tried desaturating the image, placing it under a layer of solid colour and ...
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Techniques for cutting out hair accurately

I use the Pen Tool for 90% of the situations where I need to cut someone or something from a photo but sometimes it gets tricky, especially when it comes to hair. Let's take the following image for ...
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How can I determine which drawing tablet is right for me?

I do some caricature, cartoons and illustrations, as hobby. I believe that I am okay'ish with pen and paper, but recently decided to go digital. Given my budget, and a quick assessment of needs and ...
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How can I remove the unwanted background from a scanned handwritten signature?

I need to upload my signature in a PDF document, but I do not know how to edit the background of this image. I wish to remove the bluish-tint background, and make it pure white. Can anyone help me ...
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Photoshop a low-res image to make it appear higher-res

I want to enlarge an image to a bigger size. This will cause pixelation. So I want to apply some treatment to it in Photoshop that will suppress some of this pixelation. Of course I cannot generate ...
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How do I make this image in image effect?

I am trying to get the following done in photoshop. I have 2 images both on 2 different layers. I have one on top of it and I am using the brush tool to sort of merge it with the bottom layer like ...
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How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop?

I'm trying to get an image to look similar to this photo: I'd guess they took a picture of the monitor with a regular camera. But I'm more interested to know what effects / filters they used to get ...
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how to compensate 50% opacity white over photograph

I have a photo and a while ago I had added a layer on top of it which was pure white at 50% opacity. How can I compensate that effect to get back the original picture? I have tried adding a black 50%...
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How to extend the background of an image?

I have an image with a woman, and I need to make an ad (size 260mmx125mm). I want to put the woman to the left side, but then right side becomes empty. So, how I should solve the problem? I have ...
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Is there a way to batch remove the same background from multiple images?

Someone asked me a Photoshop question the other day, and after some time thinking on it I couldn't come up with an answer - hoping someone here can shed some light! Let's say I've got a batch of ...
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Best way to flatten a curled photographed book photograph?

I have photographed some pages of a book for reading. This is much faster than scanning and you don't have to carry the heavy books. However, the photographed books are not as nice: curved, skewed, ...
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How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?

Can anyone please tell me what this greyscale vector style is called and how can I achieve it? Source I was informed I should put my image in Photoshop and adjust the levels and run the cutout ...
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How can I remove background from an image of a transparent object?

I am having hard time removing background from this image. I tried using Magic Eraser and also Background eraser tool. Both of these do not work perfectly. The reason could be the fact that lower ...
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GIMP: How to crop a layer?

I have a screenshot where I want only a part of the pasted image, and I want to turn the white that's in it transparent. First I need to crop the pasted image. I have selected the layer and a ...
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How to create a very big photo (like for a billboard) [duplicate]

So I'm designing a CD cover for my friends band. And I will have to use a photo of them for that cover. How am I supposed to create it so that it won't pixelize if they want to use that for a big ...
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How to cut a large photo into a grid of smaller photos automatically in Photoshop?

Is there a way, maybe a script, that would help me cut an image into say 50 images? I have a massive panorama I would like to print on normal stock photo paper and I am using Photoshop. The output ...
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How can I fix the edges of foreground objects pasted onto a new background?

How can I cut out a foreground object, e.g. a person, from one picture and superimpose it onto a new background without making the edges look bad? The problem I've come across is that if I have for ...
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What should I do when scanning hand drawn images?

My friend is an illustrator and has lot of sketches that she wants to digitize to put online. She is also working on a children's book. How should she scan the images and what are some beginner steps ...
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Adobe Creative Suite alternative

The programs that I am mainly interested in is Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator (create vector art), Adobe Flash (for animation), Adobe Premiere Pro (edit video), Adobe After Effects (VFX/motion ...
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how can I make glitter tears effect?

How can I create that glitter tears effect and the sparkles?
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How to remove white background from multiple images?

So I received approximately 70 or so images from a customer and apparently they were all scanned. They are 4x6 prints but each one has a white background the size of a paper. How can I get rid of them ...
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How do I remove a green screen background in Photoshop?

How can I green screen in Photoshop? I am making a picture were I need to green screen, and it would be very helpful if someone could help me!
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How to remove noise/grain on a picture, based on some "noise pattern"

I have a picture containing lot of noise (see example below). Using photoshop CS5, is there any way to remove/or minimize these artefacts ? I know this is possible in sound editors (like Goldwave) : ...
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How can I get "Drawing Like" effect?

What effect is used in this image? Bigger photo.
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How can I apply an oil painting effect to a photo?

I really want to do this kind of effect where it looks like a person is disintegrating away, but I have no idea what it is called:
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How to make an image look like an all-white sculpture in Photoshop?

I'm wondering how they actually achieved this kind of effect? image from http://www.thecapitol.pn/ Could you give me some suggestions: are there any techniques to get the same effect? I tried many ...
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Replicate curves adjustment in Photoshop

I edited an image with a curves adjustment on all the channels (RGB, red, green and blue). Now I want to know how those curves looked like, so I can use them again/edit them. But I made this edit a ...
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How do I convert a black/white image so that the it has a transparency gradient (White=opaque/Black=transparent/Grey=Everything in between.)

I have a logo image which I need to make transparent for my web page. I need the black parts of the image to be transparent while the white is opaque and the greys are of various levels of ...
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Is there a way to remove a snapchat effect from a picture?

I took a great picture of the sky the other day but it was on snapchat and i covered a tree by painting yellow streaks over it on the snap, that's the only pic I saved to my phone but I wanted to know ...
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Photoshop: Filter>Render>Flame is not availabe

I am a beginner in Photoshop and trying to add flame in my image but I couldn't find that option at Filter>Render>Flame. I am using Photoshop CC 2015 version. Anybody please tell me how can I ...
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Q: Gimp vs Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop since the beginning of time. Other than the infamous Paintshop Pro, it is the only image editor I have used. I am about to embark on an adventure of trying out GIMP as a ...
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How do I convert an RGB black and white photograph to just CMYK black

I have a JPG that is part color and part black and white. How do I convert the black and white part to just black on CMYK? Right now the black and white section is made of all the colors. I tried ...
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Extract individual layers from a PSD without much effort

I have to daily work with PSDs of iPhone Apps. These PSDs contains App designs like buttons, texts, background images, etc. I have to extract images of each elements from these PSDs and convert it to ...
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Airbrush Illustrator Effect

I am trying to figure out slowly how the following artwork is produced. Would you guys have any clue? It looks like the base work is a photograph, but has a lot of similarities with these faded, ...
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Is there a way to remove lens flare?

I took a picture where the sun was just to the left of the subject with my mobile camera. Due to the sun I couldn't see my screen after I'd taken the photo and didn't realise there was a slight green ...
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What do you call this image effect and how is it achieved?

I've been trying to describe this effect on google and got no useful results. Seems like its a mix between a tint via the overlay and the offset? Here is another example, but the effect seems less ...
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Do shadows of an object have a color?

In the following image, I placed the box manually. Created the shadow and reflection. Now, what seems a little odd is the colors of the shadows of the box and plant pot are different. Plant pot's ...
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Change black clothes into white

I have a photo of a man wearing a black shirt. I'd like to change the shirt to become white. I have tried using a Color Overlay but it looks "Photoshopped". Any alternative methods will be ...
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Photoshop: How to save only the masked area of an edited photograph?

Question If you have a PSD file that consists of one main mask (masking all other layers), isn't there an easy way to save just the masked area as an image? Background So I have a photograph I've ...
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How to convert any fabric to look like leather / latex?

I am new to photoshop and I need a little help. How can I change the material of any dress to look like leather/latex? Ref pic: I tried using Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Plastic Wrap ...
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Overlay a graphic on a photo or image

How would I overlay a graphic (a logo in this case) on a t-shirt and make it look like it's really there, not just superimposed (wrinkles, lines, etc?) I don't have photoshop or any adobe software, ...
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How to edit pictures that have turned out to be too dark on print?

After a print review, all my pictures turned out to be too dark and dull. How should such a picture be edited, say on a picture editing software like Lightroom? These are images that have been ...
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How to fill color in this bottle using Photoshop?

I want to fill "ink" (color) into this empty ink bottle using Photoshop? Please let me know the steps. Thanks!
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Convert a map image to black and white

I would like to convert an image from google maps into a black and white edition, without gray scale, something that will look like that How can this be achieved with Adobe Photoshop CS5?
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How to fit a vertical headshot into a horizontal frame

I am frequently asked to make vertical headshots fit into a horizontal size, to display on my company's website. I'm often given low-quality images with sharp cuts to the person's shoulders or ...
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How do I fix this photo (poor quality, saturation, color) in GIMP?

I have a photo with poor quality and lighting that needs to go in a print newsletter. There is some lighting issues, and a blue-ish color in part of the image. I'd like to fix the image using GIMP. ...
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How to remove scratches from shiny object

I have a simple cropped picture of a cornet (my gravatar, actually). However, it is many tiny scratches that it has accumulated over the years (it's 50+ years old). Anyway, because the photo was taken ...
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How to create a transparent clipping mask? [duplicate]

I want to create an image that has the text as transparent like this (imagining that black is transparent) So in photoshop I have tried selecting 'color range' and choosing the white and then getting ...
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editing several hundred images - GIMP

I'm working on a project that requires me to change several hundred images(somewhere around 550). They're all the same size and type. Each image needs several color corrections. Initially I use color ...
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How to create Anamorphic, Optical Illusion, 3D Large format print?

Sorry it's a broad question.. I have a project where I am making the inside of a trailer look like it's either the interior of an aeroplane, or its an aeroplane with no roof, so you have visible site ...