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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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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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Replace missing font with font of my choice in Photoshop CS5

I'm using Photoshop CS5. How can I replace all instances of a missing font with a font of my choice?
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I don't get to see a preview of my PSD files in Finder

I used to be able to see previews of my Photoshop documents in Finder, both as an icon and with Quick Look. Now, all .psd files just show a white box: How can I change this?
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Gefore FX 5200 Ultra & 3D in Photoshop

I am running a Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 Ultra video card in my computer. I am attempting to work with some 3D in Photoshop CS5.1 extended. When I work with the 3D I get this message: Your video card ...
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Re-Sizing Selection in Photoshop CS5

How do I resize a selection once the selection is made? Lets take this example: I take my marquee tool and make a selection but I did not make it large enough. I can re-draw the selection and hope I ...
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How do I see the pixel width/height of a layer in CS5

I would like to be able to select a layer, and see the width/height of the selected layer in Photoshop CS5. I'm sure there's an easy way to do this, but for the life of me, I can't find it. I've ...
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How to uniformly change color of an image?

I have an image that is kind of reddish/orange: Is there a tool (e.g. Photoshop, Paint.NET, etc...) that let's me pick a different color set (say green) and that would color the image accordingly. ...
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Original file turns modified after “Save for Web…” in Photoshop

What happens to the edited file after saving its copy using the "Save for Web…" command? Why the original, unmodified file turns into "changed" (with "*" symbol after its name)? P. S. The same ...
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How to make Photoshop CS5 open a document at 100% zoom

It's very annoying when opening up documents in Photoshop and they fit to screen which is usually 33% or 66% in my case. Is there a way to set the zoom at 100% regardless of how big the document is? ...
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Photoshop cs5 - Subpixel sizes

Is there a way I can disable subpixel work for a specific document? I'd like to be able to move an element on a full pixel grid instead of subpixels, preventing stuff to be placed at 128,23 Y-axis for ...
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How to use batch processing in photoshop to divide all images in a folder

I am trying to use batch processing in photoshop to parse through a particular folder, take each original image (JPG), divide it in half vertically (2 columns), and save it out to a destination folder ...
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Photoshop cs5 weird move layer problem

I updated my Photoshop to 12.0.4 and having problem when I try to move a layer with mouse even I disable 'snap'. There is no problem if I try to move with keyboard. DO you have any idea how to fix ...
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Attempting to uninstall Photoshop CS5 produces error. How can I uninstall?

I had installed Photoshop CS5 on my E: drive but my Program Files are located in C: drive. Everything worked perfectly fine, but then due to a virus attack I formatted my C: drive. And now when I try ...
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How to create a blurry background in Photoshop

I want to create a background like this: But gets like this (notice the spots and trails): I tried with different color modes/bits per channel. It's always like that. What I'm doing wrong?
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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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Level adjustments result different than preview

I am trying to create a starfield from a noise layer by using Image->Adjustments->Levels. But when I've got to a setup with the result I want being visible in preview and I press OK to apply those ...
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Enabling Photoshop CS5 Extended Features in Master Collection

How do I enable Photoshop Extended features in CS5 Master Collection?
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How can I open an image as a layer and not a background?

When opening an existing image in Photoshop CS5 (and all other versions I've worked with), it wants to open with the image as a background, but I want it to be a layer. I am always having to double ...
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Cutting holes in a custom shape created via the Pen Tool in Photoshop

I have an icon created via the pen tool .I want to edit it to create holes (subtractions) in the icon how do i do that ?
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Photoshop layer visibility reversed [duplicate]

I have visible layers and hidden layers; I am looking for a way "shortcut" that will make the hide the visible layers and reveal the hidden ones. Anybody know how?
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How “apply” adjustment layers in Photoshop

I'm looking for a way to "apply" or "rasterize" adjustment layers in Photoshop. Basically if my layer tree looks like this: Layer 3 Layer 4 Adjustment Layer Layer 2 Layer 1 I need to get rid of ...
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Backup Photoshop custom shapes etc

I'm about to install Windows 8 clean and I'd like to backup all the Photoshop preferences like custom shapes, patterns etc. Can someone help me out? Google didn't help me. I'm using Adobe Photoshop ...
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Layer/Shape Effect Inheritance in Photoshop

Imagine you have lots of icon layers duplicated from same shape layers. Is there any technique for apply the same changes of shape/layer effect to duplicated layers at the same time with the original ...
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A photoshop png file all the same size generating dilemma

I have a photoshop file with layered componpents that I am animating. I need to save each layer of each element as a png file with the same dimensions (so if a box moves, 3 layers of the psd file have ...
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Photoshop CS5 on Ubuntu 10.10 no longer opens after installing Internet Explorer 8

I installed Photoshop CS5 in Ubuntu 10.10 using Wine - it was working fine. Later I tried to install Internet Explorer 8 with Wine. After this, Photoshop is no longer able to load; if I click the ...
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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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How do I find which serial I used for Photoshop CS5 on my computer?

I want to move my Photoshop CS5 installation to a new computer. Unfortunately, I lost the paper with the cd-key. Is there a way to recover the serial from my local installation?
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How to close all “tabs” easily in Photoshop?

Hi all I was wondering if anyone know if we can close all "tabs" (or windows) easily in Photoshop?
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I click “Save as..” in Photoshop CS5 / CS6 and nothing happens - using netbook

I'm using Windows XP, with a low resourceful netbook (exomate x352 a not-international brand, or you can call it as a generic brand). Problem is, I can do everything in Adobe Photoshop CS5 or CS6 ...
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Transparent background on opening up CS5 on OS X

When I launch Photoshop CS5 on my iMac, all I see is the Mac's desktop background and the CS5 toolbars. How can I launch Photoshop CS5 so that I get a chequered or plain background as I used to in ...
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Photoshop issue saving image as lesser filesize then reopening and saving again

This is driving me absolutely mad. I save for web at 100%. I open back up. I save again at 100%. It is bigger than the last time. It keeps doing this over and over and over it could be infinite ...
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1answer
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How do I save an HDR file for the web?

I made an HDR picture by combining three images in Photomatrix, but I don't know how to use the resulting .hdr file. Moreover, when I open it in phtoshop, it only displays the first image of the ...
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Using the “Content Panel” content from PSE in PS

I own a copy of both Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop Elements. Overall I use PS for everything though I am not a graphic designer and some of the content in PSE is very handy. Mainly the content in the ...
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Photoshop Filter Render > Lighting - Couple Questions

In regards to the Photoshop Filter > Render > Lighting I have a couple questions. First: The easiest way I have found to light the photo is to create a new layer and choose Apply Image and make a ...
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Undo changes not in Photoshop history?

I made a lot of changes to an image. The second and about the eighth change was sharpen--again by mistake. I wanted to delete the secons sharpen from the image, but by now, the history now no longer ...
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Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found

I previewed these photos yesterday and now today am getting this message---"Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found." Can I recover these photos?
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photoshop cs5 move tool to autoselect corners?

I'm creating some designs with photoshop and have found that trying to move elements by pixels is a real pain. After selecting the object, I then have to select which corner I'm defining the location ...
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Photoshop batch generating all variants from 4 basic modules

I have 4 different modules: Hat, gloves, t-shirt and coat. I have different variants in hats (black, white, and blue), different variants in gloves etc. Each variant has a picture (transparent png, ...
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Print copies - Prints the last job's amount

Strange one here. Never seen this before. When you print a document from Photoshop, it will print but it prints the number of copies specified on the previous job. For example: Document 1: set ...
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How to restore a killed photoshop CS5 session on mac?

MBA with OSX 10.9.1 I was working late on Photoshop CS5 last night, and forgot to save my work. I put the computer to sleep and then went to sleep, but in the morning i needed to restart it to power ...
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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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Silent Install Switches for Adobe Camera RAW 6.7

What are the silent install switches for the Adobe Photoshop Camera RAW 6.7 update? I tried --mode=silent but that wasn't exactly silent, the install went through without intervention from me, but ...
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how to calculate “line height” from psd file?

I have a .PSD and trying to convert it to HTML/CSS. I can't calculate the line height in CSS from the .PSD. How can I calculate the line height from the leading?
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How to exact print uppon scanned document

I have a large set of printed documents of images that have a placeholder in order to put the image's code number. Documents are in A4 paper size. I scanned one of them and passed to Photoshop CS 5 ...
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Export selected layer from Photoshop to web format

I have this big PSD file (300MB) which I need to somehow, export each layer as a web format (PNG for example) to fit them in a HTML. The only thing I found in PS is in the Scripts menu, the Export ...
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Cropping image accident in Photoshop CS5

I was trying to crop an image in a layered .psd file, and instead cropped out the entire rest of the layers and only have the one little image I was trying to crop. It won't let me revert. How do I ...
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How do you make abstract amorphous color backgrounds in Photoshop?

I see amorphous color field like wallpapers all the time, how do people make them? Examples are here: … and here:
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Photoshop (CS5) is glitching, zoom breaks & elements wont delete

Every time I install photoshop on my new computer it gets progressively worse with the glitches. The zoom will get stuck it will show the % on the layer going higher and lower however the document ...
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How can I have Photoshop start and run an action on Mac OS X?

I have an action I've created, and it is listed in my action palette: The action takes the image on the clipboard and saves it to a file. How can I start Photoshop and run that action from the ...