I am not sure if you figured this out yet, but I just ran into the same issue you were having in trying to create a carousel post for Instagram.
Set up three or more artboards in photoshop with a 1080x1080 size and move them right next to each other.
drop your image to the on top layer outside of artboards and convert to smart object
size your image to span ...
Use Bridge, which has a filter for orientation.
Drop the images into a folder, click the 'portrait' filter, which selects every portrait image in your folder, then the rotate tool at the top.
You can put a Conditional step in an action: use the Insert Conditional... command in the Actions flyout menu:
So first create an action to rotate and save a document. Then create an action with a condition. There's a rule If Current Document Is Landscape
so Then Play Action will remain None and Else Play Action will be your rotate & save action.
this is wrong. there is a program called irfanview that allows you to resample an image and it also allows you to resize it. resampling an image reduces the number of pixels in an image and resizing changes the resolution of the image even if there are not enough pixels to make up that resolution. I often resample an image by half and then resize by double ...
I would be looking into "masking images in Photoshop with transitions"- you can have subtle transitions from the foreground image to the background image by "brushing into your mask" the transition areas. You are correct that a stark shape (rectangle or ellipse) outlining the foreground image, in this case, would not look so good.
As @Joonas said in the ...
Write your text and convert it to outlines
Draw a horizontal line on the division border
Select the line, goto Object > Path > Divide objects below, Ungroup, select the upper half and move it with the arrow key few ticks upwards to have an easily reversible safety gap
Select separately both halves, insert to them envelope distortion mesh ...
Much of any output quality will depend upon specifics regarding any canned template you've downloaded. It's entirely possible the resolution of such a template is below optimum settings. However, using Live Type Layers within Photoshop should generally yield good results provided any PDF job options are set accordingly (and the Photoshop file is high quality)...
Photoshop's "New File" dialog and it's presets are merely a collections of settings, not templates. The New File presets are essentially a list of numbers for various document options, that's all.
Store templates wherever you want on the hard drive. They aren't part of any UI menu in Photoshop as far as I'm aware.
Increasing the image size under the image tab can help, but not by much. But still, it is better than not doing anything.
After that, change the anti-aliasing method from None to Sharp.
That usually take away the blur. I've used this trick before and it worked like a charm.
Take away the digital part there. A computer is just the medium, and while you would need to learn the technique in the end to produce this type of art with digital tools, the primary skills you need are those that apply to all types of visual art/painting. Namely, you need to learn to observe shape, light, color, texture, and then, by whatever means, ...
I have seen this many times recently, where many so called "oh i can use Figma and Sketch" designers produce these random, meaningless logos in RGB or with fonts not outlined (which gives errors on opening), or both. Then they deliver this to the client in PNG.
Because, you know, everybody's hates Adobe and their monthly plans, but luckily we have Figma and ...
You need to explain to your client that all colors on screen (RGB) can not be reproduced on paper with ink (CMYK). One is a subtractive color model the other additive.
There's no "magic" or "trick" to make an RGB color which is outside the CMYK gamut reproduce as the same color with ink on paper.
The only options are to find an acceptable CMYK color, or ...
I would use a brush stroke with some layer effects applied, such as an outer glow and drop shadow, then add a layer above with a pattern fill and reduced opacity. Then brighten everything up with a curves adjustment on top
Something like this:
The pattern I used looks like this
The saturation of red is reduced. The reduction can be done with Photoshop's Hue & Saturation adjustment because it can be adjusted to affect more to red than other colors. If you test it, you will notice that it causes an harmuful artefact on the face, but that's fixed by inserting hair.
That can in theory be a random incident, the hair supplement can ...
Adobe doesn't give excuses. It's not implemented and that's that. A marketing person could say "Our software is designed for highest quality, best performance and to meet customer's needs with pinpoint accuracy. Wish you well and happy new year!".
You can insert a layer mask to make the transparency as an extra step. Make a gradient map where the stops are ...
One way to blur just the edge of something is to remove its background, duplicate it and blur the lower layer. That way you retain a sharp top layer and jus get the blurred edges. It may require some additional cleanup from the top layer, but with something like a map, maybe not. In most cases, this is pretty simple to do and also not incredibly helpful. ...
Sorry, but your labels with glare are sharper than the no-glare ones. So, it's better to try to fix the originals.
You can make a selection of one label at a time, find curves adjustment which lifts up the contrast and then fix the introduced color cast with selective desaturation and lightness increase by applying Hue&Saturation in the same selection.
Not sure I understand.. copy, paste, color correct. Is that not working for you?
The labels themselves are very easy to copy because you really don't have to be all that accurate with any selection. They are white labels with white at the edges, so merely select the interior of the labels, no need to try and carefully match the outer edges. I just used the ...
Yes, you certainly can!
It's called a vector mask, when you use a path as the mask.
Draw a vector path with the pen tool, and click Layer > Vector Mask > Current Path
If you already have a vector shape on its own layer, put the image on a layer above and Alt/Option+click between the two layers to clip the image to the shape below.
Yes, that's called a mask. You have a layer with the glitter image, another layer with the vector shape, and with these you can create a mask:
You don't need an action for something as simple as this. Many Photoshop actions are simply a combination of several filters applied to different layers, and your example is no exception.
Here's an example:
Duplicate the image layer. Then use the Cutout filter on Layer 1, and the Watercolour filter on Layer 2, and change the blending mode to "Lighter ...
All above answer plus regards history.
Yes you can also make layer show/hide process into history so that after showing all layers, revert back to previous. Do the following.
Go to Window > History to show history panel if it is not already visible.
Click on small triangle on top right of the history panel and click on History Options to show additional ...
Use the copy/paste/create pattern method for Photoshop.
And since it's simple one-color artwork, paste the artwork as a Shape Layer.
Do this larger than normal, in a high resolution document. In other words, paste your hand into a large 300PPi Photoshop document as a Shape Layer and then define the pattern.
By doing this you create a high resolution ...
In your case, since you need only one black channel, I would simply turn the image mode into greyscale. You should end up with a 100% black and depending on what you want to do with it, you could be good to go.
In case you had other colors than just black and want to convert into CMYK, you need to convert to a custom CMYK profile and adjust the black to ...
If the printer is asking for a CDR file, they're probably limited to printing from Corel, so.. sounds like you need to send a CDR file.
Normally when preparing files for print, you should check in advance which file format the printer works with. You either know this from previous jobs, or ask specifically BEFORE doing the work. Normally printers will ask ...
Thank you for the screenshots! When you convert a layer, Photoshop uses its transparency to define SO dimensions, but here're two workarounds that can help you to keep the document size:
select your layer and a background layer, convert them to SO: this will force SO to be the size of the largest selected layer. Double-click SO to edit it, remove the ...
The black shape seems to be a traced bitmap image - it's too complex to be a native vector drawing. So, the black curves aren't strokes, they are areas filled with black. If these guesses are right do the following
The original shape
Gaps are filled; this is a red square (=outlined stroke) for easy removal if the gap is wanted to stay. It cannot be a stroke,...
If your screen isn't calibrated, then unless you know exactly what colours you are going to be using - I mean dialled-in Pantone colours specified by the client, not photographs - then you don't know where you're starting from, which makes it fairly pointless to try to decide between two finishing points. You'll find the out of gamut bits easily enough, but ...
The post is stating a fact. You dont need to see the correct color on your monitor.
It is true that you dont need monitor calibration. Many designers can and do live without it. According to our printmasters its entirely normal that designers have turned their color management off; Apparently because that makes users more comfortable designing as color ...
We have got two samples how the wanted colorfulness ranking method should work: Colorless BW photo should give a low number and a rainbow which has some colors which at least on a normal sRGB screen look quite bright and saturated should give a big number.
You have already got a hint to redirect your activity to a scientific website and to use CIELAB color ...
Here's one method
Open an image in Photoshop - preferably one that is high in contrast with a dark background and dramatic lighting, then convert it to greyscale mode
Reduce the image size to approx 300px in height
Create a 1px line pattern, and fill a new layer above with the pattern
Find a glitchy texture on google images, something like this one
Single hairs and whiskers are often badly mixed with the background because they are so narrow. A great part of the width has pixels which are a mixture of the background and the right hair or whisker color. Low resolution and JPG compression artefacts make the situation even more difficult.
Pro photographers use very high resolution and they especially ...
The grain effect in Illustrator doesn't allow a lot of control when applying it. In my opinion, Photoshop can make a much better job of it.
An easy way is to apply Film Grain in the FX tab in the Adobe Camera RAW filter. You need to make sure you apply it on a Smart Object to get the Adobe Camera RAW filter to work as a Smart Filter.
Another method would ...
When I have to use Illustrator effects, I usually duplicate the artwork twice. I then apply a grain filter to one copy that converts the image to black and white, such as stipple. Then I use this black and white layer as a mask for the second copy. This allows for finer control over the colors, since you can change the grain color on a shape by shape basis, ...
This is usually referred to as solarization or a Sabattier effect.
The way you might do this in a photo-editing application is to "edit the curve." In Photoshop, this would be using a curves adjustment layer and then just going wild with the curve presented.
Here is a short explanation:
First of all you must realize that, unlike in RGB, there can be many different combinations of CMYK values which yields the same perceived color on print. Theoretically it should be sufficient to print with just CMY, but the K (black) has been introduced to keep the total amount of ink down and to make it easier to print black ...
Do you know those cubic watermelons?
You can assign a cubic shape to the watermelon... but when you plant a seed, guess what shape you will get.
An RGB file is an RGB file. The information it saves is RGB. When you assign a CMYK value, it is converted to RGB.
The "Generic" black is not a generic black. It is the black that will be generated if you change ...
I think that what you are describing may be some form of FFT filter.
SO, I have a Fourier Transform aka FFT/IFFT plugin that unfortunately I do not recall the source, but it is very basic. I used it once to remove a paper texture from a scan.
I basically ran FFT on the image, then "inversed" that using IFFT without any edits. I then placed a copy of the ...
There's no magic solution. Try everything you can try:
clean up everything you can in windows before worrying about what's wrong with Photoshop
purge windows temp files
test your SSD
experiment with Photoshop's cache settings
purge Bridge's cache and every cache folder you can get your hands on
don't work with huge files
pause any cloud syncing
There are actually a few ways to alter the overall tone of an image and then save that alteration for later application to other images.
A couple are....
Image > Adjustments > Curves...
Image > Adjustments > Levels...
You can define an adjustment and then save it as a preset to apply to other images if so desired.