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

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How to photograph tire tracks imprinted on a person's clothes?

I would like to create a photograph where I lie on the flow with a bike next to me and my shirt has some tire tracks as if the bike drove over me. However, I don't know how to add the tire tracks to ...
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Long exposure photoshop?

Whilst on holiday in Iceland, I forgot to buy a ND filter, which didn't allow me to take long exposure shots of waterfalls. I have a few images that I would have preferred to expose for longer but ...
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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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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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Photoshop: Is it possible to paint with an image (not a brush from an image)?

Let's say I have a grassy field. And I want to add several types of flowers to different areas of this field. Using the brush, I can add a layer on top of the image, and paint the area I want. Can I ...
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How do I get 3 images to match the same colors (is it via color correction?)

I have a set of 3 images and I would like for all of them to have the same color scheme (ie. I think it's via color correction) Essentially I want the gray in each photo to look identical when I look ...
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How can I maintain high resolution when converting RAW images to tiff or jpeg?

I use Photoshop CS4. I use it a lot, but I don't have any experience with RAW files. I need a 600dpi image that is about 11 inches high (to be printed on a huge banner). I shot the photo in RAW ...
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Why is my RAW import not displaying properly?

I normally take my shots in RAW and normally work happily with them in Gimp on Linux. I have recently moved to a new shiny Windows laptop with Photoshop. I have imported some shoots using Lightroom 3 ...
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How can I link two layer masks together in Photoshop?

I'm trying to apply two adjustment layers to a parts of a photo in Adobe Photoshop. The adjustment layers are masked to the same section of the photo; so I have to copy the contents of one layer mask ...
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Levels adjustment layer in Photoshop: why are the main sections called “input levels” and “output levels”?

When we use the levels adjustment layer we can see in the settings two main sliders: the first, with a histrogram, is called "input levels" (even if is not written), the second is called "output ...
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How can I whiten my background, without whitening the subject or modifying subject colours?

If I take portraits against a white background I like to use a colorchecker passport to ensure that my subjects come out at the end of my workflow looking 'true to life'. The problem is that due to ...
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How to reproduce Instagram Lo-Fi filter in Photoshop?

I used the Instagram Lo-Fi filter a lot and wonder how I can reproduce the effect in Photoshop...
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What is the difference between the different ways to export JPEG files from Photoshop?

Photoshop allows you to save the processed image as JPEG in two ways. Save As and Save for web. I have observed that Save for web gives more options like converting to sRGB etc. I have also observed ...
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Is there a Photoshop filter for extracting and merging details from bracketed photos?

Here is an example of a bracketed photo with a range of detail on both ends of the exposure spectrum: My question is: is there a filter (likely in Photoshop) that can take a set of bracketed photos ...
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Photoshop - JPEG Image Option - Difference in Quality [duplicate]

In Photoshop, while saving an image as JPEG, there is an Image Option called Quality. Increasing or decreasing the value, only increases or reduces the size of the JPEG file. If we try to zoom in ...
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Why do we even need RAW-specific editing software?

I was wondering the other day, why do we even need software like Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw or Darktable? Their purpose is solely to retouch image in a most general manner (major tint/temperature, ...
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How can I mass cutout people from stock photos with arbitrary backgrounds?

I have pictures that are going to be used to advertise clothing for a kids clothes shop. I have a quite a large amount of photos (266 ). They are all similar to this: My job is to cut the children ...
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Why do my tiff files balloon in size when saved with 1 adjustment layer?

I'm having an issue with tiff files that I can't figure out. Here's an example: I open a 40 mb tiff, add one curves adjustment layer, and save the file normally (i.e., using LZW, Interleaved, IBM PC, ...
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Noise in JPEG file after processing RAW file in photoshop

Recently i started shooting in RAW after understanding its advantages over JPEG format. While processing the RAW file there is an option to reduce noise in a captured picture. It works great when i ...
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How to identify if a photo is photoshopped without looking at its digital code

I found this similar question but it is about finding hints in the digital file :how-to-identify-photoshop-edited-files. I want to know if there is a way to do this without looking at the digital ...
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What is the optimal resolution required of a picture to print on an A1 size canvas?

I am working on a poster in which the background is a photo that I took myself (18 MP). I am wondering what would be the best resolution for printing this photo on an A1 canvas. This might sound very ...
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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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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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How do I fix blown out part of a picture on Photoshop?

When the following picture was taken, there was a chandelier casting light on the left side of the man's face. I would like to even out the lighting so that it appears consistent with the right side ...
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Applescript, Photoshop, Opening Files

I am trying to use Applescript to automate a task in photoshop. When attempting to open a file: tell application "Adobe Photoshop CS5" -- Open the first image set filePath to alias ...
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What do the healing brush tools in photoshop do exactly?

I don't understand what the brush tools are supposed to do. Can you help me understand it please?
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How to remove 'Program Name: Adobe Photoshop' from the metadata?

I've tried all the solutions from here as well as from stackoverflow, the tool mentioned (ExifTool) won't remove the metadata. I'd like to remove all the Photoshop information from my jpeg, leaving ...
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What happens to image after opening from ACR to PS?

My RAW images have 12 or 14 bits depth (depending on camera settings). After I open them in Adobe Camera Raw, adjust exposure and other things, and then send to Photoshop, is the image reduced to ...
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Import a couple hundred images and place them side-by side in photoshop

I am trying to create a sequence just like this: http://cf.squarespace.com/details/chef-hand-sequence-hires.png The issue is, my sequence is much longer, 439 frames. I have the PNG files, I just need ...
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How to force Photoshop (CC) not to stick to the edges of the image in crop tool mode

I'm struggling with precise image cropping and rotation when the rotation is less than about 1 degree or if the cropping edge goes too close to the original image boundary. This is frustrating :(
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How to eliminate the the light edge after turning part of the picture into black&white? (Selective-color)

I tried to use the selective-color technique in the following photo. I added a black&white filter layer with the girl masked. However the right margin of the girl's hand turned out to be white, ...
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Are Gimp's “color space” blend modes the same as those in Photoshop?

The Wikipedia article on Blend Modes describes three of them in particular like this: Photoshop’s hue, saturation, color, and luminosity blend modes are based on a color space with dimensions that ...
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How to preserve image quality when exporting psd file to jpeg?

my psd file is 9900px by 6600px and I want to export it to jpeg for a website. When I try to export it to jpeg with 72ppi and lower down pixel dimensions to about 1000px by 750px, the image comes out ...
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Why is “Equalize” interpreted differently in different programs?

I had always thought that "equalize" meant that each channel ended up with a uniform distribution. However, that's not what I'm seeing in Photoshop- values are redistributed, by the histogram isn't ...
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Is it possible to reproduce a colour tone (of any photos) perfectly (by curves)?

Is it possible to mimic a colour tone perfectly? (most likely using curves.) For example, I want my photos taken by my digital camera having the colour tone of the film-photographs (let's say ...
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In photoshop CS6, what are the main differences between the stamp tool and content-aware tool?

When using the content-aware and stamp tools in Photoshop, it appears to be using a similar method for determining the new fill for the specified area. What are the main differences between the two ...
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Where can I find Camera Raw for offline installation for Mac?

I friend of mine is going to update Camera Raw on the computers at his company and he asked me for help. The problem is that the office shares a very low speed Internet connection and it would block ...
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How can I see exactly what has changed between two images with a difference in brightness?

I have two images that are the same, except that one has an adjustment in its brightness. Is there a way to compute the difference of these images in Photoshop somehow to see what has changed from ...
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Free software to create photo book (Pdf)

Please suggest some good free software to create photo books , which can save in pdf format. Thanks
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How can I accomplish layer composites in Photoshop?

I am trying to learn few tricks from Photoshop CS6 to accomplish something different and make look cool. I'm interested to know how to accomplish this ...
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How to use a Kodak Gray Scale to color-proof image scans?

I am familiar with the usage of a (Kodak) Gray Scale card when photographing, e.g. to get a color-proof replica of a painting. Now, I'd like to use such a card to ensure my scans are color-proof. At ...
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How to fix image position in Photoshop CS6?

Whenever I open an image in CS6, it appears right aligned on the screen, and that leaves a lot of unused screen space in the window on left side. This creates problem when ever applying adjustment to ...
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Can Photoshop apply duotone through adjustment layers?

Is it possible to apply duotone through an adjustment layer? Like this: Adjustment layer: duotone Adjustment layer: black and white Ground layer: original color file (smart object) I don't need ...
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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 To Make Photoshop CS6 Tilt-Shift Guidelines Reappear?

In Photoshop, the guidelines for the new blur effects (the lines that indicate which parts of the photo are being blurred and that can be moved, tilted, etc) completely disappeared. I'm assuming I ...
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How do I check for slightly off white colour on an IPS monitor?

Hey everyone I recently took some shot of a model wearing my products against a white roll of paper. They turned out great but of course I had to do adjustments. Anyways the issue I'm having is the ...
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Replicating Lightroom's “Aged Photo” Preset in Photoshop

I was messing around with a post-processed imaged and found that the Aged Photo preset in Lightroom did something fantastic to one part of my image. But I don't care for the sepia-like coloring and I ...
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Get components stream Y,Cb and Cr in photoshop

Is there a way to get the component images corresponding Y, Cb, Cr in photoshop. I just need to combine them in layers to see how they form the original image.
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In photoshop 7, how do I change the font layer background color without rasterizing the layer? [closed]

In photoshop 7, how do I change the font layer background color without rasterizing the layer?