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I just fit the artboard to the objects I want: Select desired objects. Object -> Artboards -> Fit to Selected Art ctrl+alt+shift+s to open the Save for Web dialog. ctrl+z to undo fit.


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Sure. You can hide the guides or clear them. Both can be done from the View menu. Guides can also be turned on and off using the keyboard shortcut Command/Ctrl + ;.


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You could use slices. You could set up artboards for each object. Or just adjust the artboard to fit only the object you want to export and then tick the "clip to artboard" option when saving/exporting. You could hide everything you don't want to export first: Select All Shift-click the art you want to export Choose Object > Hide from the menu Export (...


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Layer masks are located under the channels tab. Copy the contents of your layer by selecting it then pressing Ctrl+A to select all followed by Ctrl+C to copy. Select the layer that you want to mask and create a new mask by clicking the "add layer mask" icon at the bottom of the layers panel. Go to channels tab (at the top of the layers panel), and select ...


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The file must have a Timeline or Frame sequence. (Window > Timeline) You need to set the animation options in the Save for Web dialog: In addition, it is possible to have a quick animation and not see it initially due to speed and duration if the Save For Web options are set to "once". You may need to reload a page/image to see the animation. Also, some ...


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There are several ways to curve text in Illustrator, but the easiest is to select your text (It does not need to be outlined) and go to Effect -> Warp -> Arc... in the main menu. The harder way (Not really that hard) is to draw an oval and use the Text on a Path tool to add text onto the ovals shape. The benefit of this method is that your text curves ...


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It was driving me crazy too... you can deselect the Align to Pixel Grid checkbox on the Transform panel (shows up on "show options"), but new objects will always retain the snapping behaviour. To turn it of permanently, click on the flyout menu at the top right of the transform panel then uncheck Align new objects to pixel grid. Phew...


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There is another easier (imo) way to do this. Create a new layer mask for the layer you wish to apply the mask to. Click on the mask in the layer panel, then go to image > apply image. This allows you many options, including adding layers from any open document, controlling opacity, blending modes, channels, etc. In this case, if you already have your ...


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You can do as Marc Edwards suggest, or you can also select an individual guide and drag it off the screen to delete it.


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To make the text box a different color, select a corner of the text box with the Direct Selection tool (the white arrow). Adjust the color/stroke normally. To create a margin between the box edge and the text itself, select the box with the regular Selection tool (black arrow), then go to Type > Area Type Options, and adjust the Inset Spacing under the ...


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This is now a built-in feature as of 2014 in Adobe Illustrator CC. You'll find it under Type > Area Type Options > Auto Size.


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Choose Direct Select tool (A) which I call the ANCHOR tool for my students. Press + to add an anchor. (Changes direct select tool to pen + tool). Click on the stroke half way between the two anchors you want to remove the stroke from. Hit delete. Stroke disappears.


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THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED IN VERSION 23.0.1 You have to turn OFF "snap to grid" behavior. The preferences for alignment of objects are in three DIFFERENT places: In VIEW menu uncheck "Snap to Point" (NOTE: this has moved in latest version to Preferences menu (see #3 below) In the TRANSFORM PALETTE un-check "Align to Pixel Grid" Other related options in ...


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In some cases it can be as simple as choosing Type > Type on a Path > Type on a Path options... and then ticking the Flip box.


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I've been playing around with Content Aware Scale after being inspired by this question, and have what I think is a great solution, quite different from my first, and an awful lot easier! A one minute solution. Draw a rough selection around the car, I simply used the Polygonal Lasso In the Channels palette click the "Save selection as channel" button Hit "...


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To add in words, Since Export Layers to Files is run by some script all I had to do was find that script, then find the function which saves the layers to files, find which part of the function does the numbering prefix & comment it out. So here are the steps - on Mac running Lion, goto Applications > Adobe Photoshop CS5 > Presets > Scripts &...


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There's a script for that by the awesome John Wundes (no affiliation). It's called Set ALL the things, explained here, and lets you set width and height for selected objects. It can set a whole bunch of other values for selected items, too, if you know the names for them (or, if you look up their names in the Illustrator Scripting Guide or in that linked ...


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Photoshop's not the first tool I'd use to do something like this (Illustrator would be my choice), but you can achieve those results by stroking a path using a square brush with the right settings. Create your circular path using the Ellipse tool. Select the Brush tool and load the Square Brushes brush set. Select one of the square brushes. Open the brush ...


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You are going to kick yourself I think when I tell you how to solve this; I think: Click on the actual path, not the area inside the shape with the Area Type tool. One nice thing about Illustrator is that you do not need to select the Area Type tool, as Illustrator will automatically change to it when you mouse-over the path. If you would rather type ...


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There are a couple of ways to do color separations for screen preparation in Illustrator. You're trying to do it the more complicated way, so I'll walk you through how I'd do that first. Let's start with a simple text object that has a fill and a stroke on top of a rectangle: The Long Way Step 1: BACK UP YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK! This process will make ...


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What AdamSchuld says below is the standard way (transparency window). A second way of setting blending modes with finer control on what they apply to is via the super-useful Appearance window. With this, you can set the blending mode (and opacity) of individual fills and strokes, as well as of certain effects. You can also give elements multiple fills and ...


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There's a script for that. (this is probably the script Joonas' comment alludes to - works just fine in CS6). (to then fit the art board after fitting the text box, use the art board tool and click on the text box) Courtesy of Kelso Cartography who have loads of great scripts (their scripts to switch point and area text are also highly recommended), you ...


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I think I found an answer to "How can I drop in an image file into an open Photoshop document without it inserting it into the document at the incorrect size?" Turn the following options OFF: I recognize that this question is a couple years old, but if anyone else found that this worked for them, let me know (I did a few tweaks but I think this is the ...


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On the Layer window change the mode of the fire layer from "Normal" to either Screen or Lighten and see if thats what you want. That's the easiest way to remove black. Beyond that you can also go into the Blending Options and adjust the slider at the bottom where it says, "This Layer" and move the black tab on the left side in a bit but the results aren't ...


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You have the Blue (B) modifier activated. Switch it back to Hue (H) for the familiar default. The purpose of these is to allow you to modify the individual components and (H, S, B, R, G, B, L a, or b) and provide visualization for the range. With the blue modifier active, you can quickly adjust the amount of blue in the color (0-255) by dragging along the ...


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In Illustrator 2019, the snap-to-pixel toggle has been moved to a more convenient location in the top right of the application. It is the magnet icon connected to three vertical squares. Clicking it toggles snap-to-pixel and the dropdown arrow to its right opens an advanced options menu with additional settings.


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Yes, the Duplicate (Cmd-D) shortcut is great at times, but it retains the original origin point for any transformation. There are times where this is very beneficial, like step and repeating. If you need to scale several objects throughout the artboard and you do not want them to change position, a better alternative is to select the objects, then use ...


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Place the circle shape layer under your images in the Layers panel. Then click between the circle layer and the image on top of it while pressing alt key. This will use the circle layer as a clipping mask. You can add layer styles into the circle layer and the images on top of it in the clipping mask, will use those same styles. In my example image I ...


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Simply select the Red Eye Tool, then click-drag on the image to draw a box around the red eye... you may need to click-drag a couple times to get the entire eye. Perhaps a better method is to use the Desaturation Tool and simply brush away the color yourself. All the Red Eye Tool does is apply desaturation to the center portion of the area you click-drag to ...


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Are you sure your line spacing is in Auto or a similar number to that of the font size?


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