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If you click Show Additional Preset Info in the Brushes flyout menu you'll notice that some brush presets have icons in the top-right corner — those are presets with included tool settings (if I'm not mistaken this was added in CC2018 or CC2019): Currently there's no way to ignore tool info of these presets to my knowledge (which is actually very useful in ...


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Stop using the Brush Presets panel and use the Brush Panel. Brush presets contain preconfigured, tool specific, settings.... The Brush panel contains only settings. They are two separate panels.... Choosing a Brush preset will set the tool to that saved configuration. Whereas changing anything in the Brush panel will merely alter the settings for the tool ...


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The more you can do, the thinner you are spread out and less you can focus on any one area. Time is often better spent honing and refining skills you already have. So, you are seen more as an "expert" in that area, and in turn garner higher freelance rates. i.e. work smarter not harder. With 15+yrs experience, if you aren't making a decent earning ...


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The job opportunities will probably not come just by studying more stuff. Probably it is better to specialize rather than diversify. Better job opportunities will come with a SOLID portfolio. Dedicate time and effort to do that.


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This is entirely possible in Photoshop. If your label is a Smart Object, then inside the smart object you can put different shapes of labels inside a group, and clip the group to a paper texture. So it's just a matter of hiding the shape you don't want. Then update the Smart Object. You may even be able to modify an existing mockup if you have one, so it's ...


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An answer with several parts: The truth is that if you want real flexibility in making mockups you need to learn a 3D program. Use Blender https://www.blender.org/ that is free, very powerful. If your computer is slow, and I mean, really slow, (Pentium) you can download a legacy version. https://download.blender.org/release/ compare the date of release to ...


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If you want the photo to appear as dark on a colored background, you can apply the same steps, but use black as overlay color. Then add a new color fill layer beneath it with the desired background color.


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great advice, thanks. I managed to get a billboard down which was designed at 50% @ 300dpi to save as a .TIFF by merging layers before flattening You can always make the design size at 1/3 of the final size but at 300dpi for digital print - it will definitely then save as a JPG


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Something for the dark top areas of your pages: Start by applying filter smart blur. It doesn't actually make your text more clear, but reduces the graininess of the unwanted noise by combining the particles. Play with the settings: As said, the smart blur step can be skipped, but there will be more fine grain in the end. Duplicate the layer. Apply heavy ...


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I tried playing with this - Photoshop may not be the most efficient. But if resetting the page isn't an option, you can create a duplicate layer, change blend mode to screen, and then also apply Brightness/Contrast adjustment. Use masks to save the areas to remain as original. I also found it an either/or situation - either a second layer with just ...


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Paper is a pretty common tool among graphic designers, as are pencils, erasers, pens, markers and a notebook. Some people are known for using rulers, maybe a compass or a french curve. Exacto knife, brushes, scissors, paint or watercolor seem to be optional. For package design a bit of different stock of cardboard could be useful. For print design a color ...


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This knitting style needs a displacement map which distorts like there's ridges. To get it I drew some lines on a piece (there's no big piece free) of your fabric. I used red to see it clearly. It will be recolored later: It's turned to black, merged with a white layer and blurred. The contrast is stretched to cover all grays between black and white: The ...


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I too can partially reproduce the problem using PS CC 2021 (Win 10). In the example below I have a ring with a hole made using a soft edged brush. A white background, and another layer, half of which is filled white and sitting between the two. Switching the background layer visibility on/of demonstrates the problem. I can't see any pixelation/dithering ...


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I've been attempting to do the same thing! The biggest problem that I've run into is the color blending happening. To put what's happening in Corel into Photoshop terms: It's a mixer brush with flow and mix jitter on fade but, the mix jitter is reversed. Meaning the beginning of the stroke there is 0% mixing and at the end of the stroke it's essentially just ...


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Played with this a bit and came up with a different solution than above. Using your image as a guideline, set your type and change tracking/kerning so that the letters are tight together: Then right click on your type layer and rasterize your type. Using your selection tool, choose the last three letters of your word: With the selection active, now choose ...


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still one more: remove smooth luminosity variations (=low spatial frequencies) by applying high pass filtering: Increase contrast to get black and white. Use curves. Let there be a non-vertical transition zone, do not apply steep tresholding because it generates harsh edges: There's still some color left. Desaturate to remove it, if needed. Just to show ...


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Photos of papers are almost always unevenly lighted. This makes using Levels very hard because it has to be a compromise between noise, leftover shading and losing lines. However, there's an easy solution. Like others have already suggested, first you need to pick a color channel with the least noise. In your case, I picked green. Copy it into a new document....


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If your photo or scan of a sketch with clear lines is unevenly lighted, just applying Levels will never get you the desired result. It'll always be a compromise between noise, leftover shading and losing lines. First, pick a color channel with the least noise. Blue usually has the lowest quality. Green is often the best. Copy the color channel into a new ...


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Try this (sorry for flipping it and having low resolution): The uppermost line is the original text, but rasterized In the middle a copy is warped wit arc warp preset. Bend=0%, but there's 50% horizontal distortion. In the bottom line perspective is added. You can add both distortions in the same Edit > Transform session and get a little better result ...


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If you don't mind a slight change in style, you can try using various ESRGAN neural models to enhance the image. This is what I got from 0.5 bicubic downscale + ArtClarity + UltraYandere: This does cause typical artifacts of neural networks, but it shouldn't be too hard to fix these with a brush, as the image is relatively simple.


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It looks like the stretch is non-uniform. You can achieve that with three tools that I can think of: Warp transform (Edit > Transform > Warp). Liquify (Filter > Liquify). Puppet warp (Edit > Puppet warp). Like Warp, but on steroids - allows you to define many more control points to move. Hint: You don't need to rasterize the text - you can ...


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At any point in history panel, if this is this available then you can revert back to that state by pressing ctrl + alt + z several times until you get there. If history panel is not available then you can show by going to view menu and click on history. Basically history panel is snapshot of all the time when you do some operations in the document so that we ...


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Black and white is traditionally not a duotone. It's one color - black. White is really never seen as a color. On a press white doesn't exist, except in very special circumstances. If you want white pixels for screen display as well as transparency, then you sort of have to use Greyscale mode. Duotone is not necessary and is of no benefit here. Duotones ...


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The versions you have attached have far too low resolution to show the narrow parts as sharp. Scale the image to 400%, select one part at a time with the polygonal lasso tool, copy and paste it to a new layer. An example (rotated 90 degrees to save space): The originals (=Layer 1) are closed to show the pasted result. You can also fill the selection with a ...


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Nearly all essentials are already said by others, but a little more can still be inserted. At first: if it's not colored to blue it shouldn't be blue. Gold and copper are yellow or red but steel and aluminium should be neutral.That means all color they have is reflected from the environment. Let's assume it's made of neutral metal. How it reflects the ...


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I would question if a QR code on a business card is necessary. Business cards aren't generally "advertisements". The purpose of a business card is to provide contact information. If the QR code merely repeats that same information, I'm not so sure it's beneficial. Imagine someone taking the time to grab the phone, scan the code, and see that it ...


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This depends on the specific QR code. As a QR code is a visual representation of a string of text; the size of the QR code depends on the length of the URL/text. If you got a very long URL you may want to use a URL shortening tool. If you do this in Indesign (which is the appropriate tool for biz card creation, whereas photoshop is for photo editing and ...


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Hard to say, there is no standardized QR code size. I probably would not want to go smaller than .75" x .75". Put a QR code on the business card and test it out at various sizes. See if you could test with a couple of phones as well.


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Command/Ctrl+Shift+c will copy visible. This may be what you are after. It copies what you see regardless of actual construction. If you want the mask linked to a layer, then you need to actually copy layers in the Layers Panel.


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Your gradient looks weird with the dark blue in the middle – like there are 2 light sources. Print on aluminium would probably not turn out that saturated especially in a light situation like this where the sign reflects a lot. Yours looks more like coloured plastic with some weird shine varnish. I guess you tried to simulate that the sign is mounted with a ...


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I've created an action that does the following: duplicate current group merge duplicated group control click the layer created by merging the group (the selection is created) delete the layer created I've mapped this to ctrl+F8, all I have to do is highlight the group and press "ctrl+F8"


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A. Allow me to rotate the image and crop. I want to focus on what is happening with the main gradient. B. I will use the black channel. The color profile is not that important. I am using a SWOP one. C. The values are not optimal. I am measuring the lightest color on the glow (not on the beam) and the darkest value. D. I want them to be around 5% black on ...


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The cursor must be inside the size field to delete what is inside the size field. The outer glow highlight for the field, as in your sample, is not enough. The outer glow highlight occurs when you use the drop down menu to change sizes to indicate that's where a change will occur, but it does not move the focus to inside the field. In your sample, the 20px ...


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I fear this may have gotten overly convoluted and more confusing than helpful... Edit ----- After the question update.... Okay, so essentially you want to overprint the Spot on the black containing the knockout and not create a "rich black" in other areas by covering them with spot ink. Open image Select all Edit > Copy Image > Mode > ...


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Change to CYMK mode, delete the C and Y channels, apply a Pantone spot colour to the Magenta channel, from the Pantone libraries in Photoshop. Example


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If you activated the layer but haven't clicked inside the layer to edit the type, and you hit the backspace key, it will delete the layer. Here are 2 layers, one with a blue background and one with type: With the type layer active, and I click in the type layer to edit it by using backspace key, the type is erased: But if I only have the layer active with ...


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Maybe use a browser plugin. Pretty sure there are several available that can save all images on a web page. There's one here for Mozilla Firefox. I have no affiliation with the plugin creator or Mozilla, and haven't used it so I can't vouch for it. Use it at your own risk. Maybe check the reviews before installing. Just a word of caution though, it may not ...


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Content-aware scaling works by using a process called seam carving, which relies upon being able to compress/stretch some parts of an image while protecting others. For images that have complex backgrounds, automatic seam carving will likely fail, or just not work very well. To get a better result in Photoshop for an image like your example, which has a lot ...


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A bit hard to say without seeing some screenshots or a gif, but could it be because you have View > Show > Target Path (Shift + Ctrl/Cmd + H) turned off?


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I wouldn't even attempt to overlay two images with such disparate perspectives. I'd take the frame I liked the best [the top one obviously in this case for the sky] & just HDR it. This is Aurora HDR just at default settings. There are a million tweaks you could make to this, from hardly noticeable to "it hurts my eyes" - but we only have a tiny ...


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Recently ran into this problem myself, 5 years too late for op but it might do someone else some good. I'm still on CS6. I saved it as a .psd and opened it in Illustrator (convert layers to objects) and saved it as .pdf from there. (You might ask why I didn't do it in Illustrator in the first place, but like many others, I'm simply better at PS). Works great ...


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With the transform handles visible... Choose View > Extras from the menu to uncheck it. The handles should disappear, but you are still in transform mode. So, dragging, etc will still alter the layer, you just won't see any handles. Recheck the Extras item to see handles again. You can also use the shortcut -- Command/Ctrl+h -- to toggle the Extras item.(...


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