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

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Can I apply a Photoshop smart filter to multiple layers, for a better sharpening workflow?

Is there a way to apply one smart filter to multiple layers? I'm trying to figure out a better CS5 Photoshop sharpening workflow using smart filters. I am working with scanned film. Before ...
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Which is better: Silver or Color Efex Pro from Nik Software?

I'd like to buy a plugin from Nik Software; which is the better plugin between Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro?
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Why do these NEF files appear corrupt in Adobe Bridge but fixed by opening in Photoshop?

I recently took some images of a girls soccer team. Upon opening the images in Adobe bridge, about 12 of 250 images had missing data. The "bad" images used different lenses, shutter speeds (from ...
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How does Photoshop/Lightroom get the Colour temperature of a Raw image?

I captured a Raw image using my Canon 450D. When imported this RAW(CR2) file into Lightroom and Photoshop CS5, it showed the Temperature as 4900 and White Balance setting - "As shot". When I checked ...
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What plugin for Photoshop can I use to remove camera-shake blur?

What is the best anti blur plug-in for Photoshop image editor and how effective can it be without compromising with the image quality or increasing sharpness/noise? I am especially interested in ...
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Camera Raw (Photoshop) profile for Canon 5D II?

When opening raw files in Canon Digital Photo Professional then all settings from camera are loaded inside DPP. Is it possible to load camera settings inside Camera Raw? By default, Camera Raw adds ...
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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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Reservations on making the move to Adobe Lightroom or Apple's Aperture

Background I'm a web developer (diploma) and computer scientist (degree), so I know a thing or two about computers and software. I just got into photography in Nov '10, but have been using Photoshop ...
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What is a reasonable, average file size of images edited with layers in Photoshop?

When I edit photographs in Photoshop, I have noticed that the final file sizes average between 300mb and 700mb. I try to use smart objects whenever possible, and my files tend to have quite a few ...
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Is there an easy way to convert all my photos from .NEF to .JPG for upload to Facebook?

I'm using the Adobe CS5 suite and trying to upload all of my pictures to Facebook... and .NEF files are too large to upload, any suggestions?
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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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Post-processing to remove background reflections on bald heads

I've done a series of chroma key shots of some co-workers for our website and generally everything came out great, except one of our guys is bald and, well, the green is reflecting onto his head. So, ...
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Is there an equivalent to Adobe's “Vibrance” in Gimp?

See: What's the difference between saturation and vibrance in Lightroom? In a nutshell, Adobe's Vibrance is a "smart" color adjustment that increases saturation selectively, leaving skin tones ...
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What's the difference between saturation and vibrance in Lightroom?

Both options affect colors in a similar way, but I can't figure out the difference.
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Anyone know of a PS filter that's equivalent to the Retinex filter for GIMP?

The closest I've found so far are a couple from Topaz Labs. They're not quite the same though. Retinex is awesome. Especially if the environments in which you shoot lead to lots of underexposures.
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How do I achieve a yellowish retro picture color?

I have always seen advertisements / pictures with colour based such as this... Full Gallery a bit yellowish / retro feeling.... How can I achieve such a picture? Is it a "camera setting" or do I ...
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Photoshop CS5: Raw editor for JPG

I would like to use the editor that opens in PS CS5 when you open a Raw file. I would like to use it on a jpeg file as I find it extremely useful to get the right colouring. Is it possible?
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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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Photoshop: Preview image with paper white?

In the print dialog in Photoshop, there is an option for showing a simulated paper white in the little print preview. Can I get the same preview effect in the fullsize regular workspace?
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Has anyone used Alien Skin Bokeh?

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with using the Alien Skin Bokeh application. Is it worthwhile, or it gimmicky? Thanks!
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How to create a Film Emulsion Border using Photoshop CS?

The latest version of Adobe Photoshop Express for the iPhone allows you to add a border called Film Emulsion to your photos. It seems like this should be something that can be easily done in the full ...
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Is there a way to apply blending modes without duplicating layers?

When I work on images in Photoshop, I normally do a number of adjustments (spot healing, dodge/burn, curves, etc) before I mess around with blending modes. I then merge visible to a new layer and ...
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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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Automating Photoshop - Slightly Different Every Iteration

I have a repetitive process I would very much like to automate in Photoshop, but I am afraid that it is just ever so slightly too complicated. I have ~1000 pictures of a sunset, each taken a couple ...
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What is a good technique for reproducing “light leaks” in post production?

Light Leaks normally occur due to low quality or damaged sealing in a camera so that stray light can come in and expose the film in unwanted ways. It shows up as a colored glare or discoloration in ...
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Identifying Post-processing technique

Due to some ambiguity, this might not make the best question, but I was curious if anyone with more experience could help identify the processing taking place in the examples below: Example 1 Example ...
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Mist Photoshop CS5 Effect [closed]

Can anyone give me some pointer tips or tutorials for creating a mist/fog effect in a photo using photoshop CS5? I want to create a fake fog effect and add that effect to a photo. Is that possible? ...
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HDR Beginners Help : Photoshop CS5

I am just leaning HDR in Photoshop CS5, can anyone recommend some good tutorials?
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Can I manually align photos for HDR?

Can I manual align photos for HDR? Photoshop CS5 Edit: Sorry about the vague question. I have 3 photos that I want to merge to HDR. The photos are not aligning properly in when I go File > Automate ...
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How exactly do RGB curves work and interact w/each other in Photoshop?

So I understand how a single curve works: If you create a curve such that R100 (in) becomes R50 (out), every pixel that has an R value of R100 becomes R50. Similar deal with the RGB curve: if you ...
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How to disable blur when free transform in photoshop [closed]

I'm free transforming a small icon ( I work in 10x zoom mode). I stretch the image. When I press OK(submit transformation), the image is blured. I don't want this to happen. Does anyone know the ...
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Where to get a tutorial on how to create full 3d panoramic cube images set with your camera and photoshop?

So on adobetv I found tuts on simple one image panorama creation like this but I want to know how esely create panoramas like for such artworks (there were used images ...
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Regarding the “background layer” in Photoshop

I'm referring to the layer "Background" that is automatically created. What's the purpose of this layer? Will I loose some functionality if I duplicate it and remove the original? I feel this layer ...
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Quick Motion Capture

I frequently take pictures for our Ping Pong activity, but I am a newbie at photography. My pictures are mostly result like the following(the ball is blurry). So I have few questions: Does this ...
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How can I create a seamless blue sky fill with PS CS5?

I have a panorama created from three separate images. As a result of perspective, there's an area that I need to fill seamlessly to match existing deep blue sky: I've tried content-aware fill but ...
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What should I consider for buying a photo editing computer?

What things should I consider for buying a photo editing computer? Specifically, here's a few of my needs: I will install Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Creative Suite. I'd like to make sure all of ...
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How do I extract a specific hue into a channel in Photoshop?

I have a gold handprint that I want to set up as a spot for printing. Since it was done with one substance, it should be possible to convert the image to only the gold spot and black. I've searched ...
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Is there any advantage to using Photoshop and Lightroom as a team? (as opposed to PS with other library software)

I currently use Aperture 3.1 for tweaks and library management and I'm happy with it for that purpose, but I am considering buying Photoshop CS5 for more extreme editing. I was wondering if there was ...
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Which graphics card should I use for Photoshop (nVIDIA or Intel)?

Can you please give me some advice about these video integrated graphics cards: 1. nVIDIA GeForce 2. Intel HD Graphics Which one is better to use photoshop? Thank you in advance! Edit: There are ...
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'Save for Web' in Photoshop Makes Photo Darker?

I received a batch of images from a photographer and I wanted to reduce the dimensions of a couple, so I opened them up in Photoshop. They looked fine - the color was good, but when I went to save for ...
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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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Is a NAPP membership valuable to a hobbyist photographer?

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals attracted my information recently. It seems a subscription provides access to the Photoshop User magazine, member-only forums and help, tutorials, ...
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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?
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Fixing the brightness level in a panoramic photo

I've created a panormamic photograph from 4 separate shots using AutoStitch. The panorama came out fine, except that the left side of the image is brighter than the right side: What's the best way ...
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What are the alternatives to Photoshop? Is Gimp a good option?

It seems that Photoshop is the dominant software in that space, however I am a hobbyist photographer and Photoshop is not cheap. Is there anything else that compares and that does not have such a high ...
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Can I stop Lightroom from creating a TIFF file when exporting to Photoshop?

My wife does some photography on the side for a hobby. She uses Lightroom for most of her editing and she also uses the "Edit In Photoshop" option as well. I have no idea why she has to go to PS, ...
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How Do I Use Layer Masks in Photoshop CS5? [closed]

I use photoshop cs5 and I want to know how to do a mask layer (i think thats what i want)? i want to edit the foreground separate to the background and I can''t figure out the easiest way to separate ...
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How to select children from a complex background?

I am trying to figure out how to select a group of children from the background. The image below is not the one I am using, but it is similar in that there is no clear distinction between the children ...
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How can I use Photoshop to blend 2 photos together based on brightness?

Basically, I have 2 exposures of the same seen: 1 dark, 1 normal. I'd like all to replace all parts of the normal photo that are above a certain brightness with the same parts from the darker. ...
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Why doesn't Lightroom offer conversion from RGB to CMYK?

I have never fully understood why Lightroom works exclusively in the RGB colour space. I would assume that a large number of Lightroom users use the software to prepare their photos for print. Yet, I ...