You could use a transparency gradient to blend the shapes.
(A) I duplicated a vector shape with some gradients and changed a bit the values of them.
(B) And added gradient transparency.
(C) The result
(D) But you can even add some gaussian blur to the shapes and again play with the transparency. This layer or object is above the previous one.
(E) The result
After almost 10 years of your question there is a new free, modern, multiplatform player with much more features than GIMP.
Its name is Krita in actual version 4.4.1, I just began work with it, and it's definitely better than Photoshop from about ten years ago (when I used it last time, so I'm not able to compare it with the actual version of PS).
You have editable text layers in your PSD file.
If you need editable text in your INDD file, you need to hide all text layers in the PSD and manually re-create all text objects in INDD.
PSD files placed in INDD are treated just like any other raster asset, with the notable difference that you can turn PSD layers on & off when placing in INDD.
You could make a selection of the text by Alt + Left Clicking the text's thumbnail image. Make a new layer. The Width and Height will show up in the Properties panel under "W" and "H".
Adobe programs set the width and height based on the texts bounding box. That is why the dimensions will not be what you expect in the Properties.
Sorry for the absurdly late response, but I just stumbled on this through a google search and didn't see the answer I had just located on another site. I haven't experimented with this too much yet myself, but it would appear Photoshop can fully automate what you're talking about using its "Auto-Align Layers" command. See this how-to:
You can do this using a clipping masks and smart objects.
Turn Layer 1 into a smart object and have it clipped by Layer 3. Open Layer 1 smart object and place Layer 2 and have it clipped by Layer 1.
Main document Layers Panel
Layer 1 smart object Layers Panel
Image > Adjustments > Levels seems to work to a degree...
Call once to remove most of the noise. Then call again to boost the signal a bit more...
It's difficult to be definitive with only a small portion of any image. While what I've posted appears to help with the sample..... it may not work for the greater picture.
IMHO, it’s a mix of 2D and 3D.
I would say only the snake/dragon is 3D modeled. since it is complex and has a pretty convincing shadow and lightning on every scale.
Maybe it was a real photo, then modified.
My argument is based on the fact that the depth between the snake and the letters seems very fake, they look like they are on the same plane. Which in ...
The artist knows what he used, we do not.
But Photoshop offers plenty of tools to make it without setting every pixel separately. Curves can be drawn maybe a little easier in Illustrator, but one can paste them to Photoshop. Textures can be imported as images and the snake can originally be a well crafted photo or a rendered 3D sculpt. High quality stuff can ...
Probably at least 90% 3D work and possibly the rest Photoshop.
But who knows ? Here's a story about a man painting in Excel — that's also a masterpiece in its own way. The problem with masterpieces is, you need to be a master in something to be able to create masterpieces, or have a team of specialized masters.
Good candidates are any sort of 3D modelling software, that allows for modelling things like the snake in this cover design; a big plus if the software allows for light sources. The snake could be specifically modelled to fit the design or the snake could be a third party's design, remodelled and shaped to fit the design.
The following list might provide a ...
If you try to Export then with no coloured pixels at all, or even with an entirely transparent mask, Photoshop will claim the image is empty - which, strictly speaking, it is.
However, if you Save as… then it will allow you to save a completely empty image.
It is not possible to simply change a pixel layer to a shape layer.
When drawing with the pen tool you must choose the layer type first, then draw. It sounds like you drew a pixel layer when you should have drawn a shape layer.
You might look at the Paths Panel to see if you have a path there. You can construct a new Shape/Vector layer from a path, if it ...
I'm really not sure whether you are over-thinking it, or I'm under-thinking it, however...
Use the Paint Bucket Tool.
Set the tool to Contiguous, All Layers*.
Click inside the circle…
*All Layers covers for if you have the shape as a vector on a different layer - as you can't paint on a vector layer (though, of course, you could fill it instead.)
Use the fuzzy select in GIMP to select the background, then press Edit then Cut. You may have to mess with the threshold beforehand (I like to keep mine around 24). Also, it will be easier if you run a white paintbrush in GIMP over any shadows or discoloration in the background FIRST. Once you use the fuzzy select and cut, you can only erase with the eraser ...
I'm afraid you must draw it. I guess you are a beginner and you are not going to purchase ready to use font which has the effect (no idea is such font available). In case you generate it with a font editor you must still draw it + write a huge list of definitions about how programs should use the font to render texts.
You can get something a little ...
They are using it for the entire magazine, so that's most likely a custom font, not an 'effect'. You can 'make' it just like any other font is made, using a font editing app and a great lot of time and font-making experience.
Yes, you can have unused colors in a palette, but normally depends on how the file was created in the first place.
Normally a file is analyzed to calculate which colors should be used given the parameters you are defining. For example, some programs can define the number of colors on the palette, let's say you only want 50 colors out of the 256.
After the ...
Despite the answers here saying otherwise, yes you can delete one step in your history.
You do this by selecting the fly-out menu button in the history panel then doing History Options > Allow Non-linear History. Then you can delete any step in your history without it deleting any subsequents steps after it.
It's a real shame this answer has over 6k views ...
I believe your process is correct-
The "Export As" screenshot shows the export at 32 px x 32 px viewed at 100%- the "Document" screenshot shows the entire file (all 6 rectangles) at 32 px x 32 px but viewed at 3200%.
Try and increase the view size at the bottom of the "Export As" dialog and you should see that the entire ...
I don't think you need a clipping mask. In fact, I think the clipping mask is your problem entirely.
This simply requires a standard layer mask which is unlinked to the layer, so the mask moves without the layer contents moving.
You can create PNG image with transparency and then convert it to SVG containing a color information as JPEG and an alpha channel as a grayscale mask. Here is a tool I wrote to do it https://github.com/igrmk/transpeg
Thanks to Billy Kerr for pointing me in the right direction. I've adapted their answer a bit. Here's the workflow that worked for me:
Image > Mode > Indexed, flatten Layers OK.
Palette: Local (Perceptual or Selective both worked), Dither: none, x colors (where x is the number of defined colors you want).
Forced: Custom — A "Forced Colors" ...
The linked question has a good explanation for a more complex process, but when there is such a simple 2-colour image, the swap is easier.
After opening the image, click the padlock in the layers list - this will make any erased background transparent rather than the background colour.
Select the Magic Wand, these were the settings I used; it's going to be ...
I think in this case the absolutely easiest thing to do is to use a Gradient Map and remap greens to whites and whites to greens:
Super quick transparency.
desaturate, levels so that image would be black-n-white
in the Channels panel Ctrl-Click to load a channel as selection. White will be fully selected, black — non-selecte
create Solid Color ...
In fact, that file is a string of live type with merely some appearance panel settings...
If you wish to apply the same Appearance to different text, you can create a Graphic Style and then reapply the appearance to other text strings. The actual font in use is your choice entirely.
The purpose of that file is not to provide a "font". It is to ...
Here's a method without the need to "extract" anything, just using layers.
Original layer on bottom
New flag layer clipped to layer 1
Copy of the original layer - Blending mode set to Hard Light
Hue Saturation adjustment clipped to layer 3, fully desaturated and brightened a little
I would create my own as alluded to by Kyle...(However, I don't think using Bevel & Emboss is going to get you there.)
What follows is just my guessing to attempt to create the same general appearance.
Start with a base shape and a few layer styles...
This is merely a few gradient overlays and a drop shadow. Gradient 1 is a Linear Burn (...
Put your image as a separate layer above another layer and let it have blending mode Luminosity:
My background image is more complex than the original single green. Luminosity isn't enough to give what is wanted. The result with it is too flat on complex colors. A curves adjustment layer (with the "next layer only" -switch =ON) can increase the ...
You have an image- I assume it is not a .psd file...
I think you are better off to reproduce this in Photoshop than trying to extract from some (most likely) flattened file.
Create a rounded square shape and fill it with the color of your choice.
Double click the layer in the Layers Panel to bring up the Layer Styles Dialog.
Click on Bevel and Emboss> ...
I think the clarification you need is that an "empty area" or a transparent layer does not contain pixels. Therefore, trying to "Move" a selected "area" does nothing. There is nothing to move.
In this example I make a selection, move the selection, choose the Move Tool, and get the "the selected area is empty" warning. ...
Lock transparent Pixels means.... don't allow transparency alteration to any pixel which has transparency.
Why you appear to think you should be able to then alter the transparency is a mystery to me. The lock transparency command could not be any more clear in my opinion. This command is helpful when you have partially transparent pixels and need to alter ...
Your selected area is, in fact, empty.
It doesn't contain transparent pixels it just contains nothing.
You can select it because you are not selecting 'pixels' as such but simply 'an area'.
Filling the area with the paint bucket etc it then defines that area to become coloured & then will contain pixels.
Trying to move the selection with the Move tool is ...
You can do File > Export > Artboards to Files and choose JPEG as the file format. This can be recorded in an Action if required, then you could apply the Action to a whole bunch of PSDs using File > Automate > Batch
A few days have gone and no clever tricks have appeared. Here's one method which is far away from anything clever.
The base shape between your color stripes and the black fabric seems to be a standing man. Not much details is left, so you can use quite coarse drawing. A 2D drawing is enough and a real artist, who can imagine all details by himself, needs no ...
Draw 2 paths with different stroke weights.
Select them both
Choose Object > Blend > Make
Choose Object > Blend > Blend Options and adjust...
You can do this with any two paths, curved, straight or whatever...
If someone can profile a test document. I got a version work which opens the smart object and will place a new layer close it and then save a new file. I see many people asking this request for mockup templates.
I altered the code and code something working. However i need a proper test file to if script work well and as expected.
Hope this doesnt get any ...
This may be due to the set preferences for the crop tool. With the Crop Tool selected, be certain the Delete Cropped Pixels item in the Control Bar IS checked.
If this item is NOT checked, the file will no longer be a flat single layer file.
By retaining cropped pixels, you introduce a level of transparency. And since jpg does not ...
You need to select a bit of the existing bowl, copy and paste as a new layer, move and rotate to overlay the missing edge, then use a combination of eraser brushing around the edges (with medium brush hardness), some tilting and scaling, maybe add a bit of noise, and you get something like this.
To automatically fill the background when increasing canvas size with the crop tool, the image has to have a Background layer. If it doesn't, the added pixels will be transparent.
You can turn your lowest layer into a Background layer, by selecting it and choosing Layer > New > Background from Layer.
Select the Background Eraser tool, set tolerance to around 22%, mouse over a blue area, and click and hold the mouse button down, and erase over the entire image without letting go. This will erase all pixels except the bevel
Add a layer underneath, and fill with the required colour
Add a Curves adjustment layer, clip it to the original image layer, and make ...
There should be some light and shadows - I guess you do not want a flat solid rectangle filled by #1b2d40.
One idea is to insert light and shadow to a flat solid layer of the wanted color just in the areas which make it have those relief edges. Blending mode Hard Light can as well insert and subtract light, so we prepare a masked grey layer "Relief"...