Graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. So ubiquitous its use in photo manipulation that it birthed term "Photoshopping".

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In photoshop 7, how can I change the color of text that has already been saved as an image

I have a photoshop file which is a bunch of text but it was saved as an image (so I can't use any of the text tools to change it). Its basically black text and I want to change it to purple. I tried ...
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How to be consistent with Photoshop's “Replace Color” Tool?

I am using Photoshop 7 and I use the Replace Color feature as I am changing the theme of a bunch of different pictures. My issue is that Replace Color only has sliders that you can drag from an ...
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I want to Automate saving all characters of a font in Photoshop

So I have a square Photoshop document, containing 1-character text from a font I like, and with special effects (drop shadow, emboss, etc...). The manual way is I type a character, then save a PNG. I ...
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How do I create an image with “instructions” in it?

How do I create an image with "instructions" in it? Ok I want to be able to create images like these: I'm no graphics expert (and i've got no idea how i can achieve that effects in that page) ...
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Photoshop CS5 Panels, extra ones are open on startup

I'm trying to set up a workspace in PS CS5. I create a new one, and set it up how I like, and as there's no explicit save option, I assume it saves on change/on exit. Which is fine, but on starting ...
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Saving each layer of a Photoshop image to separate files

I have a PSD file with all icons in separate layers as vectors. I would like to save them in different sizes to use in iPhone, iPhone4 and iPad. I tried Files > Scripts > Export Layers to Files That ...
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Different image sizes in Paint.NET vs. Photoshop?

When I save the same image from Photoshop CS4 and Paint.NET, I get the exact same image but different file sizes, and they look exactly the same. Look! - Photoshop - 3.564 bytes - 32bit PNG with ...
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Buying Adobe Creative suit from different country and using in my home country [closed]

I want to buy Adobe Web Premium Suit costing $1800 in US. I don't want to buy from India for many issues like 17% extra taxes, the reseller can easily dupe me since they'd deliver the product after a ...
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Move entire selection contents in Photoshop

When I select an area and move its contents, the selection snaps to the opaque pixels of the contents. How do I move a selected area while keeping active the selection border as I defined it? This is ...
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Photoshop CS5 - Open GL settings, what's a 'visual defect'?

In Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended (perhaps in earlier editions too), under 'Edit > Prefs > Performance > GPU Settings (Advanced Settings)' you can choose the level at which Photoshop will utilise your ...
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How do you find the center of an image?

I have many images that I have to put a marking on top center, left center and image center. How can I find where these centers are? Using a ruler seems lame to me, but I am not an expert and I know ...
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Photoshop slow when using multiple displays

I'm using two different external monitors on my laptop. When I have it on one it's fine, if I use it on the other one, photoshop slows down to almost unusable. Main difference between monitors is ...
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Workflow: suggest a versioning and file control for Designer and Developer

Our company are having hard time managing project files and managing versions of PSD, HTML, PHP, and CSS files. Can anyone recommend a good software or workflow to handle files and versions. Here's ...
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Can I turn a 2D image into something like a ribbon without 3D Tools?

I have a picture that's very long and not very tall. I want to create a graphic like the one below, but with my picture as the "texture". Can Photoshop do something like that? I'd like to avoid to ...
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is there a program that allows us to make the edges of an image look randomly torned?

How do you make the edges of an image look cut? I'm talking about an image such as the following taken from this webpage: The pages look like they are "torn" and it's like it's torn randomly (which ...
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Saving as PNG-8 vs -24: How can I tell how much color info is being discarded?

Using Photoshop CS4 'Save for Web & Devices' -- I can tell with the Color Table how many colors are in use in the PNG-8, but am not sure how much downsampling to 256-colors is reducing the color ...
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Why does Adobe Photoshop auto launch whenever I switch on/restart my Mac OS X 10.6?

This only happens after I software updated my OS X this morning. I'm not sure why this happens, but it's happening.. * pulls hair * It'd be nice if I knew what caused it and how to prevent ...
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How do I unlock the background in Photoshop CS5?

How do I unlock the background in Photoshop CS5?
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Auto align/rotate scanned images in Photoshop?

Is there a way to automatically rotate/align scanned images so they are perfect 90 degrees. For instance, you scan an image it's slightly crooked, like 88 degrees but the image is rectangular, so ...
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Non-destructive Healing in Photoshop CS5

I want to use the (Spot) Healing Brush Tool or the Clone Stamp Tool non-destructively in the following manner. Assuming, we have a Camera RAW Smart Object created from a camera's RAW file. We are able ...
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How to resize an .ai file in Photoshop CS4 without reducing image quality?

Am I right to assume you can enlarge .ai files without reducing the image quality? Are these vector files? Also, can you click & drag the object to make it bigger or do you have to use the resize ...
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Enable openGL drawing in Photoshop CS5 on MacBook Pro?

I've read unchecking this makes PS work faster. But I noticed on my new macbook pro it says the graphics is "Intel HD Graphics 3000 OpenGL Engine". So my graphics card is designed for openGL? ...
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Is there a way to write programs for photoshop cs5?

If I want to write some code for doing photoshop tasks, how would i do that? What I'm trying to do is have a program that will parse psd files (in photoshop) and go through the groups to check for ...
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Open A New Document With A Layer In Photoshop?

I have technically designed a website in Adobe Photoshop and would like to be able to make new documents in Photoshop using the layers. I do know that you can copy and paste images from the web, ...
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Eps file problem

This morning I bought a file from fotolia. I tried to open the eps file with photoshop but got this error: "Could not open the file since PostScript instructions could not be analyzed". What can ...
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What meta-information is contained in an image file?

I'm wondering what information is contained in an image file like JPEG or PNG. I know that most of them contain a metadata file, but anything else other than that? Anything relates to the license ...
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2006 iMac Core Duo and Photoshop CS5 - sloowwww

I have the Early 2006 iMac Core Duo (not Core Duo 2) and I'm aware that it's almost a dinosaur in computer age, but I'm here to seek help in acceleration for Photoshop. This model can't take more than ...
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Error in Photoshop cs5 when trying to export layers to files

I always get this Error: General Photoshop error occurred. This functionality may not be available in this version of Photoshop. and then it has another message below. This time it was The ...
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Chromatic Aberrations in HDR images

Does anybody know how to fix this chromatic aberrations (magenta coloured lines around the leafs) in Photoshop CS 5? The image is a tone mapped HDR image generated from 3 images. Lens correction was ...
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Automatically set default Save As… image file type to JPEG in Photoshop on Mac OS X

In Photoshop, on Mac OS X, is there a way to have the file type in the Save dialog automatically set to JPG? If not, is there an easy way to trigger an AppleScript program to set it that way? Seems ...
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How to save 1-bit PNG?

I have .png image which represents relief shadows. I need to save it in Photoshop 1-bit .png. Can someone help me, please?
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Pasting an image into a new image as a selection in Photoshop CS 4?

I have an image that I have copied & then I have pasted it into another new image I created that is twice the size; however when I paste it into the new image it just pastes in the middle & I ...
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Photoshop Multiple Layer Masks

How can I link two layer masks together? I'm trying to create a divider bar in Photoshop, that fades out at each end (see picture). As you can see, I have it fading out at the bottom. How can I do ...
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Psd Icon in window not showing

I am using CS3 on winXP. After using CS3 for a couple months, I felt that I no longer needed cs3 on my computer, and I uninstalled it.and moved to cs4,now today i found some file missing in cs4 so i ...
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conversion of bitmap to vector image

I need to convert a bitmap image (.png) into a vector in Adobe Fireworks. I selected the image using the magic wand, did modify marquee and then convert to path. However it just creates a blue color ...
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How can I use Photoshop to imitate a photo taken with a low-quality camera?

How can I create an image in Photoshop that imitates a photo taken with a low-quality phone camera? Examples of qualities I want to simulate: blurring in some areas caused by a dirty lens low ...
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Photoshop, please let go of my hard drive!

For some reason Photoshop is preventing me from ejecting my external hard drives. None of the drives are set as a scratch disk No files are even open. This is on a MacBook Pro, Photoshop CS5 and an ...
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Softening borders with Photoshop CS4

I want to soften the edges of an image similar to this image: I tried using the blur tool but nothing was happening. Can anyone tell me how to reproduce the results of that image?
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Which image file format supports layers is compatible with both Photoshop and Photoimpact?

I have a PSD file I'd like somebody to change some things. However, this guy only has PhotoImpact so he cannot open PSD files. I'm looking for a format to save that file so he can open it in ...
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Why Do I Get Artifacting In Photoshop Artboard

I get this wicked magenta and black artifacting when in Photoshop CS4 on Mac when I resize the window. It doesn't affect the image canvas, but it's on the artboard all around it. Hardware: Early ...
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How do I make a custom printable bullet point to use in MS Office?

I'd like to make a custom bullet point on Photoshop (I'm moderately experienced at it) styled like the asterisk symbol for use with MS Office. I tried using just an image selection to make a 12x12 GIF ...
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Strange Photoshop Problem: Can not select, zoom, paint, option button 'locked'

I have a very strange problem with Photoshop. I can not use any of the tools, since the cursor appears 'locked'. If I select v on my keyboard, it goes to the zoom tool, but the cursor does not change. ...
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Photoshop: the grid is on in every image I open, have to turn it off every time

I activated Photoshop's grid via the keyboard shortcut, and now, every time I open an image (which wasn't necessarily saved with PS) has the grid on. So now I have to turn the grid off for each and ...
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How do I save multiple copies of an image with different visible layers?

I need to create multiple versions of an image with a different piece of artwork in each one. I created the image in Photoshop CS3 and added each version of the artwork as layers in a folder. From ...
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How to open .net files in photoshop or another image editor

Is there any way to open .net files in photoshop?
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Is there any way to save a PNG-8 file with Alpha Transparency in Photoshop?

I recently discovered something that I previous thought was impossible: PNG-8 files can store Alpha Transparency in the same way as PNG-32 files can. Not Indexed Transparency (like GIFs), but full on ...
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Window in Adobe Photoshop too large for my screen

Adobe Photoshop's File → Save for Web & Devices opens a "dialog window" which looks like this: Enlarge On my laptop with a maximum screen resolution of 1280*720, the "dialog window" is ...
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Reducing an Image Size without Losing its Quality

Is there a best way in photoshop to reduce the image size without losing its quality? Whenever I reduce the size of the image it seems like a little blurry and reduces its quality. What should I do ...
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Photoshop Actions, save multiple file names, less specific folder

I made a photoshop action to save a series of images into a particular resolution and file name. 6 images total, unfortunately the "save" function to be used within Action stores a hardpath to the ...