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Photoshop is Adobe Systems' software for image manipulation and photo editing.

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How to create a photo mosaic?

Hi i am new to photography, i have a pic of my friend's which i would like to make it special. I would like to combine his 20 to 30 pics to form his face or any other nice pic of his. What software ...
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How to recreate Instagram Lux effect in Photoshop [duplicate]

I am just wondering if anyone knows how to recreate the instagram lux effect with photoshop, here is an example of before and after of the lux effect Before Lux After Lux
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How can I recreate this glowing light effect?

How to have a glowing light ray effect outside some object like in this photo Edit Using photoshop to get this effect ?
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How to reduce size of a jpeg image in Photoshop?

I'm trying to reduce the size of my photo. I have tried all solutions given on this website. My current image size is 159 KB and I have to reduce to 10 KB with 5L x 3.6w.
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Stitch first and edit later or vice versa?

I have a set of three images imported in Lightroom 3.6 which I want to stitch into one panorama using Photoshop's CS5.5 Merge to Panorama tool. As I see it I have two options in doing so. Doing all ...
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Photoshop expand folder keyboard shortcut [closed]

What is the Photoshop keyboard shortcut to expand a folder? For example, I'd like to use my keyboard to expand the selected "yellow" folder: Any ideas how to do this?
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How were these portrait photos edited to get this look?

3 photos, and I realize perhaps 3 different techniques, but all of them are producing some sort of "unreal" look I don't know how to describe and a skin texture in the 3rd photo (how3.jpg) that I ...
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Saving as PDF with JPG compression vs saving it as JPG

I am creating a booklet with a hight resolutio (more than 4800 pixels height) and I am about to print it. My question is, what is better in terms of quality: Saving each page as a PDF with JPG ...
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Is GPU or CPU more important for Photoshop and Lightroom?

I'm looking to buy a laptop (for a spare) and I'm not ready to spend the amount I did on my first one. The machine will only be used for photo editing. Should I go for the dedicated graphics card or ...
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How can I fix an out-of-focus blurred photo in Photoshop?

How can I fix this picture? Somebody else took this picture and well he wasn't able to do it very well, and it's blurred. I have photoshop
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Why does text in a photograph become blurry when I downscale the image?

Recently I created a website where I sell books. I captured some images with a Canon EOS 550, and then I resized them according to the website space, but when I resized the original picture, then the ...
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Best order of doing things when editing scanned photos in Photoshop?

What (in your opinion) is the optimum order of doing the following to a scanned image in PhotoShop? Cropping Manually adjust Levels (RGB and density) Manually adjust Curves Manually adjust ...
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How can I achive this soft-curved effect in photoshop? [duplicate]

I once used some Android application to add some effect on one of my photos. I forgot the app name and I never found it. Can I achieve this effect using Photoshop? .
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How to select part of image with white color using magic wand tool in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I want to select a dancer from this image . I have tried increasing tolerance, refining edges and using the smart brush for difficult places, but nothing can get satisfactory results. My best result ...
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How can chromatic aberration be corrected within Photoshop?

I know there are many tools that correct chromatic aberration like Lightroom, Capture One and even Photoshop camera raw, but I would like to remove it manually within Photoshop (no plug ins etc) -how ...
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How can I change colour of reflection/shadows to blue, to match the water?

Original Pic: I have taken and edited the above shot in Lightroom to give an evening effect. I would like to remove the green reflection of trees on the lake to darker blue or the color of ...
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How do you correct the yellow tint of a vintage photo and restore the original colors?

This is a photo that I volunteered to fix. There was many folds/dents in the photo, and I think I cleaned up most of the big ones, but my next step comes in. I would like to remove the yellowing (that ...
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Is a real background preferable to an artificial one?

I'm learning fashion and nude photography and I usually post-process my photos to give them a better look (photoshop CS5) . I noticed that lots of photographers uses texture or digital background to ...
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How to clear edges from a lasso cropped object in Photoshop CS6?

I've cropped this picture with the lasso tool: What's my next move about this? Do I do this manually by removing pixel by pixel or are there some quicker solutions for this task?
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Editing RAW files with LR, Photoshop and Nik Software

Assuming one has LR, Photoshop and Nik Plugins for Photoshop, is it possible to edit a RAW in Photoshop (from LR), apply Nik presets, and move back to LR, all in RAW format?
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Photoshop action to reduce size and save in separate folder?

I am wondering if someone could help lead me in the right direction for this. I would like to create a photoshop action that does the following: Do a few things to process an image Save the image as ...
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Is it possible to re-focus (recover) an intentionally blurred image?

I have an image which I have modified through Picasa ( using Soft Focus - essentially I am making the faces blurred ). Question is : If I upload that photo to Facebook, and a user downloads it from ...
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Segmenting an image in Photoshop Elements 11

I have a scanned image of a damaged photo I am repairing in Elements. What I want to do is to segment the photo into different areas, and clean up each area separately. Each segment will be in its ...
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How to transform image to be projected undistorted onto a sphere [duplicate]

I found this similar question: Is it possible to print a photo so it can be mounted on a globe? I do not believe the similar question is a "duplicate" because it is for a similar but different ...
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Do I need Photoshop installed to use Lightroom?

Do I need to have Photoshop installed to work with Lightroom? Or is Lightroom totally independent of Photoshop? Thank you.
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How to duplicate layers from one document to another document in Photoshop CS6? [closed]

I used to duplicate layers such as watermarks or adjustment layers from one document to another in Photoshop all the time. Layers are mostly put in a group. Now, I am starting to use Photoshop CS6 and ...
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Blend colors evenly (dissolve-like) in Photoshop [closed]

Is it possible to blend 2 pictures using similar technique like dissolve but more precisely? I need to mix sources evenly - 1 pixel from the top layer second pixel from bottom layer etc. I work with ...
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What is the difference in making adjustments to a RAW file in Adobe CameraRaw and Adobe Photoshop

I have two post-processing choices for the RAW (.NEF) files: After the RAW file opens in CameraRaw, make the adjustments to the image and open it as an Object in Adobe Photoshop, so that I can go ...
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How can I accomplish this aged photo effect in Photoshop?

I'm trying to accomplish this effect for my website. I need to do this to a couple photo's and they need to look exactly like this (see below). Here is a link to the image with the effect I'm trying ...
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Content-Aware option not showing on photoshop cs3

I want to remove unwanted images from my main image using photoshop CSS3. I found content-aware technique to deal with issue. However when I am opening fill option from edit menu its not showing ...
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Photoshop CS6 “Unsharpens” After Applying Sharpen

So I've been having this problem with both CS5 and CS6. Every time I sharpen using Unsharp Mask or Smart Sharpen, the image would get de-sharpened after the sharpening is applied. I'm not sure why ...
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Adjusting photoshop interface size

I have a high resolution mointor. Buttons and icons of Photoshop interface are too small for me. How can I make them bigger?
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How to make the post-processing effect used by Hannes Cmarits in his “attracting curves III2”?

I like these photography post-processing effects. Could someone explain how to make them.
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How to batch process images retaining them as PNG in Photoshop?

I need to optimize 700 images in PNG in a batch process, but Photoshop only gives me the option to optimize the images and export them to JPG, when I want to mantain the images on PNG. Is there a way ...
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How to get rid of dust or hot pixels

Sometimes shooting a long exposure results in hot pixels and some times dust on lens becomes apparent if shooting with very small aperture. Despite having all good qualities the photo looks ugly due ...
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How can I crop a single layer in Photoshop?

Is it possible to crop a single layer, I can almost get the desired outcome using the eraser on a layer but surely it can be done with cropping?
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How to change background and maintain realistic effect?

I have like 30 different photos to process like this, but I want to know key things to maintain realistic photo by changing it's background, or maybe just modify background so it would be more ...
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Exporting in Photoshop to original camera resolution

What is the simplest way to export (from raw, then enhanced) photoshop images in the original resolution as JPGs, rather than giving a specific size?
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Photo Editing/Effects

I just started Photo Editing (Noob). Can anyone help me get photo effect like link1 from image "link2". Any help would be greatly appreciated. LINK 1 ...
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In photoshop cs5 the color of my image changes when I enter full screen mode, how do I fix it?

I am working in PScs5 on a EIZO color edge monitor. When I open my image photoshop displays all of the colors fine. When I change to full frame viewing, the image color becomes very muted and washed ...
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How can I enable retina mode in Photoshop on a Macbook Pro?

Can you help me please. I have Macbook pro retina 15 and photoshop 13.1, I open my last project and in 100% zoom all good but very small. In 200% so blur, how can i imitate my last resolution or ...
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RGB to CMYK in Photoshop without ICC?

Is it possible to convert an RGB image to CMYK without an ICC profile?
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How do I use Google Maps GPS data in Adobe Bridge/Photoshop?

I would like to begin adding GPS data to my photographs. I am running Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CS6. After going on a shoot today, I found the location on Google Maps and copied the coordinates, ...
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Why does darkening skies in Photoshop cause banding, and how can I avoid it?

I am pretty new to Photoshop (I have Elements 10). When I darken highlights I find that the sky ends up in bands. I have read advice that says to reduce the effect of this by using either blur or ...
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How can I give an ethereal appearance to a photo?

Using only photoshop filters, how can I give a paradisiac appearance to a photo? The type of photos to edit are mainly portraits of women, but the technique must also be applicable to landscape ...
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Does the curves tool in Photoshop (or any software) do anti-aliasing?

I'm not talking about drawing smooth curves here, but rather the curves tool used for adjusting color levels. An illustration will be worth a thousand words, here. This is an adjustment in Gimp: ...
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Dragging image window in CS6 applies temporary saturation boost?

In CS6, when dragging an image window within the workspace, PS applies what appears to be a very subtle saturation and brightness boost to the image. The effect disappears when releasing the mouse. ...
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Using photoshop for night exposures with very high contrast

I am trying to obtain this effect during nightly shots: 1) A first capture with short exposure, potentially with very high ISO, to capture the stars as points. I'll later clean the noise. 2) A second ...
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Photoshop: how to apply same processing to multiple photos

I want to make a processing in Photoshop involging duplicating layers, creating new layer and applying some effects. It is possible to store this processing as something like a macro, retrieve it and ...
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Questions to ask when using a professional printing service

I do lots of landscape photography. A friend of mine wants one of my photographs printed; I've never done this before! All of my photos are post-processed in Photoshop, and I only generate JPEG's for ...