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 add sunset rays to trees?

I have the following image which was shot during golden hour. Unfortunately, the clouds did not co-operate so the lighting ended up looking very bland. Are there filters out there that can simulate ...
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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 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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how can I make glitter tears effect?

How can I create that glitter tears effect and the sparkles?
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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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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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How to reduce enormous GIMP (XCF) file size for simple photo correction

Thank you in advance for your help. I am a fairly new GIMP user with no Photoshop experience, so bear with me. A batch of 600 images was ruined by something inside the camera that caused a smudge to ...
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Convert anti-aliasing on color to anti-alias on transparent

Assume I have an icon on a pure white background in a PNG image. The icon is a solid color, with edges anti-aliased, so they are blended with white. I need to delete the white background so that the ...
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How Can You Remove Grain from Photographs? [closed]

I've took some photographs at a photoshoot last week. The lighting conditions weren't right for the shoot (my fault entirely) and the camera we used was a compact. Unfortunately this means that the ...
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When shrinking images, does it matter what percentage I use?

I frequently shrink down large images for online photo galleries. What I want to know is, when I tell photoshop, et al, to shrink my image to a certain size/percentage, will it retain better quality ...
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How to approach cleaning up an emergent moire pattern in a low resolution image?

This sample image is a screenshot taken from the TV series Matlock (Season 1 episode 10) and exhibits a very strong moire effect. There is also additional composite artifacts which add a rainbow to ...
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Removing shadow across a face in Photoshop CS6

I'm editing an outdoor group photo for a friend and one of the people in the photo has a shadow across their face that I'd like to remove or at least diminish. The area of the face in the image is ...
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Liquid flow/spill effect from bottle

For an upcoming photoshoot, actors will be holding champagne bottles and pop them (with liquid flying everywhere). Since i'd rather not buy 50 bottles and risk getting the studio plus equipment wet/...
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how to open mutliple pdf pages in photoshop

I am actually trying to save all pages in the pdf as a png image but here i can't open all pages in one time. i have read here for how to open pdf pages I have to open one by one and then i am saving ...
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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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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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How can I get "Drawing Like" effect?

What effect is used in this image? Bigger photo.
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how to create a UV mapping (?) of a texture onto a product photograph based on a calibration pattern

UPDATE: Here you can download high quality images of calibration patterns as well as them printed on socks if anyone wants to give this a go Pardon my lack of vocabulary, this is not my area of ...
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When saving an image as a PNG or JPEG, does photoshop/GIMP only save the top layers or all the data?

I need to send a file to someone but it has sensitive information on it that I would not like to share. I was going to just scan the document and edit out the sensitive information with a layer ...
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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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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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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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How to make type in Photoshop match that on a scanned image

I have scanned some text, and I need to add a name in matching type and style. I have tried, but it's not as jagged as the scan, and doesn't look the same. How do I make the added type match the ...
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How do I change the colors of Shadows and Highlights like Instagram in Photoshop? [closed]

Ok let s pretend we re about to upload a photo to instagram and we click the tool button that is on top to the very right. Then we click the "color" option and we have a choice to change the color of ...
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Better ways of vectorizing photos than Illustrator's Trace?

Are there any better ways of vectorizing photos than Illustrator's Trace? I don't have one of them Wacom boards so I can't really do this by hand.
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Illustrator CS3 - upscaling placed or embedded raster graphics with interpolated antialiasing on export?

I've designed some popup banners (output dimensions 840mm x 2000mm @ 300dpi) and used vectors throughout with the exception of some stock photography for their backgrounds. I've been Linking all ...
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How to eliminate the white highlights?

How do I tone down the extreme white that shows up along the side of his neck, his ear, and on his knuckles? Adjusting the contrast doesn't seem to help. EDIT: (Some background information on what I'...
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How can I reduce exaggerated wrinkles in a person's profile image with Photoshop?

I'm looking for a quick method for reducing wrinkles in an image. Specifically for images that weren't taken professionally. So ones with highlights and shadows all over the place making it difficult ...
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How to achieve better consistency with stock / vendor photos taken from different distances?

I'm working on an e-commerce site and one problem I face is having to deal with furniture vendors and the way they shoot their photos. Some shoot products photos up close and others from far back. ...
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Can adjusting color (or grayscale) properties of an image affect its visibility in daylight?

I'm trying to find ways to make images more visible under daylight (i.e., when daylight reflects off the image screen/print). For my project, I want to display digital images on an electronic display ...
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Remove LED banding from photos sony A7III

So I found myself in a bit of a pickle, long story short, I have banding across some ceremony wedding images due to light flicker. Here is an example of the issue I'm facing. What could be the best ...
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How to make realistic shadows in composites?

Currently I'm practising doing compositing combining different photos to make them look like taken as a single picture. I find it quite difficult. Especially making realistic shadow. What do you think ...
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Photoshop - Removing an Object using the Content Aware function

I needed to remove something from my picture of computer on the table and restore the structure of the table when the object is no longer there. I have accomplished already removing the object and ...
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What is the difference between content aware tool, patch, and spot healing?

SO I am a beginner in photoshop. My question is- What is the difference between content aware tool, patch, and spot healing? All of them do the same thing, then why are there 3 different tools for ...
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Curves automation in Adobe Photophop (CS 6)

I have some microscopy photographs with different exposures. The grayscale images will be used for comparison next to each other. Currently, to 'normalize' the differences in the pictures I tweak the ...
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How to isolate artwork from games for fan art

Wherever there is a popular game, there is fan art: custom wallpapers, t-shirts, etc. One thing they usually have in common is that they feature artwork from the game, or something close to it. ...
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Google Web Designer distorting image sharpness

I'm using Google Web Designer to create an animation. The program is awesome for the most part. The one area where it's a bit befuddling is with image quality. Original images are usually quite ...
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Ratio 1:10 - billboard [duplicate]

I'm making a billboard design - 400 cm wide + 300 cm high + 50 mm bleed. Cause the file is too big to make it in original size, I'm gonna make it in 1:10 ratio. So that means 40 cm x 30 cm + 5 mm ...
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How do I easily repeat a face in a photograph (not face swapping)?

Here's a picture from the walking dead: How do I easily repeat a face (in this case, Rick's from the Walking Dead) thousands of times in the pattern shown below? The path doesn't need to be exactly ...
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Photoshop - Eraser tool - how do you edit multiple layers at once?

Is there anyway to use the Eraser tool on more then one layer at once? my question stems from a project I'm working on where i am cleaning up a scan of an architectural drawing. The Architect has ...
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Remove text from black and white photo

How do I remove the text from this image please? I have tried using clone tool but it is very messy. I have Gimp on a Mac.
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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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Why does an image get Larger when I up the DPI?

I am currently working on a print media project that requires a 300 DPI minimum for all images. I thought I had to discard a bunch of photos that were 180 DPI at their default resolution. However, I ...
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Change the color of a part of an image in photoshop

In the below image, the bottle neck 's color is green. How do I change the color of this to make it white using Photoshop?
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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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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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Check EXIF orientation

When you create a photo with your camera, the image stores the camera orientation. (https://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/exif-orientation.html) I'm trying to find an app that will show these flags....
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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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An opensource equivalent to Photoshop that has Lasso and Warp tools?

Using Photoshop, I can edit the image by using the lasso tool and warp tool, but Photoshop is not open source, I need an open source software to edit the image by using the same tools. I tried GIMP ...
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Photoshop: Batch Fit Image x Bicublic Sharper?

1) By File -> Automate -> Fit Image..., we can fit images of any size or orientation into a particular frame size. But we cannot specify the resample method, like Bicublic Sharper. In fact we ...

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