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 use Font Awesome in Photoshop and Fireworks?

So I downloaded Font Awesome and installed the font. Now I'd like to use this font in my designs in Photoshop and Fireworks. How would I do that?
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Export a single layer as an image in Photoshop

I have a lot of designers send me layered PSDs of their designs and I need to break out the pieces of the designs to place on web pages. I can do a decent number of things in Photoshop, but I'm hardly ...
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Find all the fonts used in a Photoshop file

I have this .psd (Photoshop file) and I'm trying to convert it to HTML & CSS. Only thing I can't determine is what font they used in the .psd How can I find out what fonts were used in the ...
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Photoshop causing other programs not receive ESC key

When I run Photoshop CS4 on Windows 7, other running programs don't receive the ESC key (I noticed in PuTTY and Total Commander's Lister). When I close Photoshop, they start receiving the ESC key ...
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How could I save on ink when printing this map?

I need a map of the SMC campus, but I'm really sick of running out of ink after printing one thing and then having to pay ridiculous sums of money to buy more ink. The map is here: I would print ...
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Photoshop How to save selection to PNG

I have a largish PSD file with a couple of hundred layers, that I would like to extract selected areas from into PNG files. Areas can consist of a couple of layers. Being new to Photoshop, I have ...
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Is there a way to open/import an SVG file with Photoshop CS2 or CS3?

Title pretty much says it all... Is there a way to open/import an SVG file with Photoshop CS2 or CS3? I am on Mac OS X but cross platform solutions are preferred. Illustrator can open SVG files, so I ...
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How do I copy a group layer set from one file to another?

How do I copy a group layer set from one file to another? I.e.: If I have a layer group in one file and want it in another file, how can I copy the layer group to another open Photoshop file? Also, ...
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Converting grayscale shades into alpha channel

I have a gray-scale image. I need to convert gray-scale tones to transparency data in alpha channel using Adobe Photoshop. Say if the area is black, then no transparency. The white areas will be ...
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How to get exact position of a ruler guide in Photoshop?

There is a horizontal ruler guide set somewhere in the middle of an existing Photoshop CS5 document. How to get its exact position (number of pixels from the top) so I can create another guide 100px ...
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Move a selection to specific X,Y position in Photoshop

How do I move a selection to a specific XY position within the canvas in Photoshop? Currently, the only way I can find is to just eyeball it with the guides and/or mouse position. I want to specify ...
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resize an image in a single layer in photoshop

i have multiple layer with an animal on each layer. one layer has a bird that is too big. how can i make this bird smaller without affecting the size of the other animals in the other layers. i ...
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How to reduce PNG file size for web?

I have a PNG-24 file with transparent background and its current size is 1.5 MB. How to reduce size or use PNG-8 file format and keep same quality ? PNG file fro here: ...
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How to get the coordinates for a selection in Photoshop

I'm using Photoshop CS5 and I want to display information (size and position) of the current selection. In the information window I can see the size, but for position it "only" shows the coordinates ...
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Any point in installing both 32 and 64 bit versions of Photoshop?

The Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Adobe Photoshop. Is there any reason why I might want to install both of them, or should I just install the 64-bit ...
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How to draw a line wich is 1 pixel width and many pixels length without anti-aliasing?

I wish to draw long black line in Photoshop with no anti-aliasing. If I use Line tool it draws line with anti-aliasing. I.e. any imprecise line location relative to the pixel margins produce ...
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Increase space between text lines in Photoshop

How do I increase the spacing between two lines (or leading) in a paragraph in Photoshop?
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Determine pixel alpha value in photoshop

I want to see alpha value for given pixel in Photoshop, is it possible?
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Photoshop: Trim a photo so it contains no transparent pixels?

In Photoshop, I've put together some panorama photos using the Photomerge tool and the resulting image contains a lot of transparent pixels. Also, because it's put together of multiple photos the ...
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Photoshop: HSL Color picker plugin?

Is there a plugin that can let Photoshop use a HSL color picker, rather than HSV (which Adobe calls HSB)? In other words, any/all of the following locations could have an HSL option: Or perhaps a ...
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Multiply blending mode to PNG

I have a layer in Photoshop with multiply on, when I however save to web it loses the blending mode. How can I keep multiply or achieve the same effect in another way?
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How can I 3D-rotate an image around the y-axis in Photoshop?

How can I use Photoshop in order to rotate a bitmap image on the y-axis? I'm trying to make it so that the right side of the image will go "into" the screen, and the left side will go "out" of the ...
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Export frames of animation separately

I'm working with lots of Photoshop animations provided to me by a designer. Each one is made of six frames, and I need to export each frame so that they have the titles (say): left*.png, where * is ...
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How to activate application background in Photoshop CS5 on the mac?

I am used to Photoshop CS5 on Windows where the program has a gray background. I don't see my desktop when the program is open. On the Mac t hough, Photoshop is transparent and always fullscreen. I ...
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How to get a good clean newspaper scan?

I tried a few times to scan newspaper articles, but the images I got were always blotchy and with bad colors, sort of like this: Sometimes I see some really good scans, like this: What is the ...
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Detect if a photo has been manipulated or faked

Can I use Photoshop to detect or find out with 100% certainty if an image is altered or not? When an image is doctored or manipulated, is there metadata embedded in the altered image so that one can ...
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Professional graphics cards a “must” for rendering static environments?

I'm not sure if the title is clear but with more words what I want to say is: I'm building a PC for a decorator who's main work is to render photorealistic images of house interiors. For that she uses ...
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Open two copies of the same file side-by-side in Photoshop

In Photoshop, I can open two separate files and put them side-by-side to compare them. But can I do this with the same file? Can I open the same file in two different "tabs" in one Photoshop window, ...
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Why are PNG-8 files mangled when opened in Photoshop?

Why are some 32 bit PNGs opened in Photoshop with Indexed Colors and no transparency? For instance, I grabbed a png icon file of the Stack Overflow logo at: ...
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Removing a white background in photoshop?

I have an image of a doctor wearing a white robe on a white background in photoshop, and i'm wondering if it possible to remove the background?
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Custom Keyboard Shortcut to switch tabs in Photoshop on Mac

In Photoshop on Mac OS X I would like to program Command-Shift-[ and Command-Shift-] to switch between tabs (the different open files). I don't mind losing their functionality as Send-to-Front / ...
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What are the Pros and cons of GIMP? [closed]

I've been using Photoshop to retouch photos on windows and would like to try Ubuntu. That's why I'm wondering if I switch to Gimp what features will I lose or gain.
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Generate hundreds of resolutions from a single image

I'm working on a project where I need a single image in multiple resolutions. Lucky enough the image is identical width/height resolution and would work well with all resolutions with the same height ...
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Giving Photoshop for Mac a gray background like on Windows

Having recently moved from Windows to Mac, the transparent application background in Photoshop for Mac is driving me a little bit bananas. Is there a way to give the application itself a gray ...
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Extracting the layer transparency into an editable layer mask in Photoshop

Is there any simple way to extract the "baked in" transparency in a layer and turn it into a layer mask in Photoshop? To take a simple example: Let's say that I paint a few strokes with a ...
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Layer visibility shortcut in Photoshop

Is there a way to set a keyboard shortcut to toggle layer visibility in Photoshop (CS3)?
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How to copy layers and groups between open files in Photoshop?

To copy layers/groups of layer between open files in Photoshop, this is what I do: drag one open file tab so it become a small window, then I can drag drop my layer between the documents. I haven't ...
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How to get the width / height of an element in Photoshop?

This is something I always wondered about but never really asked. Say I have a rectangle box, image or other element in photoshop, when I make the desired element active and I check the info panel, ...
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Could not open a scratch file because the file is locked

Photoshop CS6 gives me the following error: Could not open a scratch file because the file is locked my setup has 128gb ssd (C) which contains only my OS files with some junction points to ...
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Photoshop - how to mirror a path about an axis?

Let's say i have a photoshop path. I want to mirror it horizontally or vertically and connect the two paths together. How can i do this?
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A way to extract layer sets from PSD files without Photoshop?

Are there any tools for (in order of preference) Mac, Linux, or Windows to extract images per layer set from a PSD file, without using Photoshop? I had a web designer send me a PSD file containing ...
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Why Photoshop CS5's photomerge's result immediately disappear?

I have a bunch of JPG-files which I want to stitch together with Photoshop's Photomerge function. I choose File → Automate → Photomerge... and browse for the files. Photoshop opens the ...
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How to save as .PNG file as default in Photoshop CS3?

by default it saves as .psd how do i change it to .png by default because its buggin to change each and every time !!
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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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Take a psd and export all the layers into separate image files without using Photoshop

This is my first question here and I'm not sure if this is the appropriate site for my question, but here it goes. If this is not the correct site, please direct me to the correct one. I have a psd ...
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Photoshop CS5 insane slow on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I've bought a powerful machine, Intel I7 720Q with 8 GB RAM and 7200 RPM HDD and Radeon 5870 with 1GB VRAM, and after installing the new Adobe Master collection CS5 I found out, that both Photoshop ...
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Photoshop/Website: Ps scaling vs HTML scaling?

What's the difference between scaling an image down to 150px in Photoshop and then using that in HTML: <img src="blah.png" /> versus Using a 500px image and then using that in HTML: <img ...
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Point sample opacity/alpha in Adobe Photoshop?

I opened a PNG containing an alpha channel in Photoshop and wanted to get the opacity / alpha of a given point in the PNG file, so that I could match that opacity in a new photoshop layer. How can I ...
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Photoshop enable Multiple undo?

I'm used to applications allowing you to perform multiple undos at once with Ctrl-Z. I've found that at least the default setting in photoshop is only a single undo. How do i change this (im a ...
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Can I use git to version control psd files and maya projects?

I've had great success with git, version controlling, sharing and collaborating on my programming projects, and would love to do the same with photoshop .psds, illustrator .ais and maya projects. ...