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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How can I edit banknote images in Photoshop CS?

While designing some personal stuff, I encountered troubles copy-pasting a banknote image into Photoshop CS2. I saved a Dollar bill from the web to my desktop, but trying to open it, even ...
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How to draw pixel-perfect geometric shapes and patterns?

When designing user interfaces, games and other visual applications, very often you have to have an image with a well defined geometric pattern. Some examples: A placeholder image of given size with ...
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Viewing channels in Gimp

I would love to be able to view channels as black to white in gimp, if I look at for example the green channel it will show the intensity from zero = black, to 1 = full green. In Photoshop it show ...
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Photoshop sees wrong graphic card

I've got i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 and GeForce 540M in my notebook. For some reason in "Edit > Performance > Graphics Processor Settings" Photoshop CS6 sees only ...
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Insanely small font size in Photoshop

At 100% zoom the Arial font (and every other font too) becomes readable only at 1200 pt font size, what could be causing this? This problem seems to exist for previous versions of photoshop but I did ...
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Tools to put pixel ruler guides to the image

I'm using Photoshop/Illustrator to design the layout of my game's title screen. When I have finished, in addition to exporting each button/image for the programmer to implement, I also want to let the ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 crashes dual VGA

My Photoshop CS6 crashes when both VGA-s are enabled. If I disable the Intel HD 3000 in Device Manager it works fine. The error: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application ...
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Can't convert to DDS file because width and height are not multiples of four

I'm trying to convert a JPEG image to a DDS file format in Adobe Photoshop CC; when I keep saving it keeps showing me a message that says: image width and height must be multiple of four The ...
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How to find the top left XY coordinates of a layer in pixels in photoshop CS5

I would like to find the the coordinates (in pixels) of a layer in photoshop CS5. Preferably the coordinates of the top left corner of the layer. Thank you.
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how to assign shortcut key to make new layer without dialog in photoshop

I can't find in keyboard shortcut options. If its there at all. The problem is that for new layer with dialog keys are ctl+shift+N..but for convenient option that is new layer WITHOUT dialog has ...
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PDF/X-1a:2001 file doesn't print PSD's/TIF's with alpha channel

I'm outputting a print ready PDF using InDesign's PDF/X-1a:2001 preset. Photoshop images & TIF's with transparency that are placed on coloured boxes aren't printing. It's as if someone has ...
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How to export only a single layer as image?

The title isn't precise - I know I can just make only this one layer visible and then save as e.g. PNG. But my question is - do I have to make all other layers invisibile in order to save only my 1 ...
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Make virtual box run with better rendering options (preformance should not be an issue)

I have virtual box running on my gaming laptop ASUS G75vw (Intel i7 3630QM, Nvidia GTX670M). I'm using Ubuntu now a days. But I need photoshop, thus I have windows 7 on my virtual box. Everything ...
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Change default image editor in only one folder

I've recently made the switch from traditional to digital art, and I have two folders: one where I edit images in photoshop and another where I keep a gallery of "finished" art. My question is, is ...
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Performance when working with large images in Photoshop

I'm looking for a bit of advice on improving the performance of my computer when working with large images in Photoshop. For example, trying to stitch a panorama from 12 or so images takes over 15 ...
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Automated resizing and printing of files using a dynamic template

I work for a company that prints large volumes of images daily. I would like to automate this process as much as possible. In fact, I would like to automate it completely. Here are the steps that go ...
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Photographer creating PhotoShop action help needed

I need to create an action that will do the following: Start with a folder of NEF files. Open one at a time and apply adjustments, ie. Crop, exposure, levels, saturation and sharpening as needed. ...
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Photoshop randomly crashes usually when doing alt+click to select a color or alt+backspace to fill a layer

Photshop randomly crashes a few times a day after either alt+clicking to select a color or when doing alt+backspace to fill a layer We tried many things including resetting PS & Bridge, ...
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GIF compression for CSS data URI

I have a 3px x 3px repeated gif that I want to add as a data URI for a background image in CSS. However, with transparency it becomes over 1000 bytes whereas with a white background it's 45 bytes. ...
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Faster processor or more RAM? [closed]

I currently have a low-end Acer laptop with: Intel Pentium CPU B960 2.2GHZ processor 4GB RAM Windows 8 64-bit It runs great until I start Photoshop CS6. That slows it right down, and if ...
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Is there a way to force the enter key activate selected menu items when navigating Photoshop CC in OS X?

In Photoshop, I typically use the pattern type cmd+shift+/ to open the help menu, type the phrase of the menu item I want to use, and then hit enter to activate the selected menu item. I just ...
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PhotoShop CC install: error: could not update photoshop

I have renamed the folder to which my previous version of PhotoShop CC was installed and then installed the latest version of PhotoShop CC using the Creative Cloud application. However once Creative ...
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Photoshop 3D menu disappeared

I've installed and used Photoshop CC on my system a few times. A. The first time I installed PhotoShop CC it was inside VirtualBox. The 3D menu showed up inside Photoshop, but was disabled because ...
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mixing a little bit of color into greys

In this wonderful blog post by Ian Storm Taylor he writes: Saturation is just as important. You can do even better than staying away from pure #000000 black too. Whenever you’re working with ...
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Deactivate anti-aliasing when deleting a selection in Photoshop

I have a simple task to complete with Photoshop that i'm not able to do. I have an image which i want to select an area and delete it without anti-aliasing, i want to cut to the exact selected ...
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I need help calibrating color across multiple programs

I have recently gotten a new computer, and I am having trouble calibrating the color. Up until this point, the color in the web browser is accurate, and continues to be for most images, but I am ...
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Why does Photoshop CS6 is automatically re-opening the same file for months?

I don't use Photoshop a lot, and I don't understand why, but once upon a time I used it for editing a PSD file and since then, everytime i run Photoshop, it opens that file again. I closed the file ...
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How do I blur an image using Photoshop

I have an image which is basically converted from some original good image to the above shown first image. I want to apply the same effect(as shown in above image) to this image I have ...
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Photoshop always prompts me with a Save As dialog when saving

When press the key combination Ctrl + S Photoshop goes to the Save As dialog. I'm trying to save a PNG image, but Photoshop wants me to Save (it) As a PSD format. Any suggestions?
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Microsoft Visual Basic and Adobe Photoshop trouble

I have recently learnt to use Microsoft Visual Basic. However, I closed (by clicking the "X") on the box where the forms could be edited, by mistake. I cannot bring it back. How do I bring it back? ...
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Photoshop CS6: Line tool prints arrow instead of line

I'm trying to draw a basic line, but instead it draws an arrow shape. I select the Line Tool from the toolbar. I set up its fill and stroke colors and thickness. I simply try to draw a line with it. ...
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Save a region of an image without cropping

I have a complex photoshop image with many layers (its for a game). I often want to save a particular rectangle (or two) within the image as png files. Often I will do this many times with different ...
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Display partial screen on projector

For a musical, live-drawing (in Photoshop or other sofware) will be projected onto the stage background. However, I do not want to display the toolbars and chrome. Is there a way to only project a ...
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Export layers as images with TXT info file about each exported image

Exporting layers to images in both Photoshop and Gimp is easy. But is there a way that any of these tools create a TXT file for each exported image which would contain some information about ...
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Getting low quality images in corel 14

I am a kids book designer, I am using Corel 14. I want to use Photoshop CS5 for designing instead Corel. But I want the final product in Corel. The question is when I import JPEG made from Photoshop ...
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JPG PNG pics converted into PS layers?

I have a basic knowledge of layers. How do I convert pictures (JPG, PNG, GIF) (which can be opened into a new PhotoShop window via Windows Explorer or any other file manager) to PhotoShop layers? I ...
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An unknown or invalid jpeg marker type is found

I tried to resize about 25,000 photos via a batch operation in Adobe Photoshop CS6. However, I receive the errors: could not complete request because an unknown or invalid jpeg marker type is found ...
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Photoshop adds “Software Adobe ImageReady” metadata

So, I'm using Adobe Photoshop, but whenever I export an image as a png for web and devices, I get this junk in a tEXT chunk, Software Adobe ImageReady, even when metadata is set to None. I've been ...
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Control batch layer visibility in Photoshop based on second layer

I am creating hundreds of instances of the same photograph using layer comps. Part of the process requires me to add a reflection to all of these images, the problem being the reflection changes ...
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How to vector a logo?

I'm trying to convert the logo I've built in photoshop to a vector so I can resize it to fit different app and mobile screens. I've tried the live trace in illustrator function but that just distorts ...
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Create PPM with Photoshop?

I'm working on a project that requires I use the *.ppm image format. I have Adobe Photoshop CC. I can make *.pbm (Portable Bitmap), but how do I make a *.ppm with Photoshop? PPM Format
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Gray colors in photoshop while creating a 3d animation

I have some weird problem in Photoshop while creating a 3d animation. While I'm editing the 3d object (for example a picture which I turned to 3d object), the object is losing its colors and becoming ...
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Determine colours used in psd file

How can I easily determine which colours were used in a specific psd file without having to dig through every layer using the colour picker tool?
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Data Merge paths to network images in Mac not working with PSD

I have set up a source file for Data Merge in Excel (with help of this forum). The first time it worked OK with Photoshop (PSD) images. However, after a while only links to JPG images worked, but ...
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Stacking layers top-to-tail to create a long banner print of software code in Photoshop

I have lots of software code (in tSQL, html, JavaScript, XAML, and C#) that I need to print in a long scroll. The scroll will be no more than 440mm wide and as long as it needs to be (though the roll ...
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photoshop rectangle marquee dimensions and info dimensions differ

I select one element on my psd design. Rectangle marquee says smaller size(9px), but after i let my mouse - info panel says element is 15px in width. I'm using photoshop cs6
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Sub Menu in Photoshop Not Working

i have a problem with my Photoshop CS6.. Usually, if we want to make a custom shape, we are going to custom shape tools in the left toolbar and when the shape tools in the position of rectangle or ...
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Photoshop randomly opens masses of help data and then crashes

I Have been experiencing an extremely annoying problem with my copy of Photoshop CS6 Extended as of late- I also experienced it in the past, however, not nearly as often. Essentially what happens is, ...
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why the border in Photoshop turn out blurry?

I'm using photoshop cs 6. when i try to make a border, it turn out blurry. I've check feather, and stroke. All set in 0px. Here's the image of the border:
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Graphics editor that represents everything as code/script/markup?

When I'm creating graphics in Photoshop or Illustrator, I often wish my work was entirely represented by some plain-text format so that I could dive down and make rapid changes without doing too much ...