Questions tagged [photoshop]

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How does the usual jpeg 0-100 quality settings translate into Photoshop's 0-12 quality setting?

JPEG encoders usually use a quality setting of 0-100, whereas Adobe photo software uses a 0-12 setting. Does anyone know how to convert between these? (I am actually not clear on whether the 0-100 ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I best photograph white powder so I can later cut it out of the background but keep natural shadows?

I need to photograph white powder in a circle shape and still retain the shadow. I've tried photographing on different coloured backgrounds as shooting on white is too tricky to cut out. The ...
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Setting up automatic color correction

I am editing a batch of pictures in which many of them have a color cast. What is the best method to generate the correct color balance for all the pictures without spending a lot of time editing each ...
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How can I colorize a black and white photo using colors from a similar photo?

I have several photos taken in a studio, but the one photo I like is in black and white, and I lost the raw image file. Those photos I don't like, which have colors, are really similar to the one I ...
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Nikon raw file need to be converted to be open in Photoshop?

I have to convert to .DNG with an Adobe external tool before use in Photoshop because Photoshop doesn't recognize the Raw file that my Nikon D5000 produce. Is that normal that I have to convert all ...
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How do I get Adobe Camera RAW to read the the in-camera settings from Nikon raw .NEF files?

I dislike the losing of camera settings when I shoot in raw (.NEF) in nikon. The colors become dimmed and the camera noise reduction is removed , so the the photos look very noisy compared with ...
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Why am I getting a repeating square pattern on my image stack?

I am stacking a still scene I took with my Canon EOS 6D in Photoshop to reduce noise. I've opened up raw files and stacked them with a smart object/median filter. However I've noticed something odd at ...
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Dark+Contrast. New trend in photography editing, how its done?

There is this new trend where people create crazy contrasted photos, its all over the Tumblr and Instagram. I'm not in love with the style, but it looks so strange, that i can't help wondering - how ...
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How to achieve Japanese-painting like effect with Gimp?

In a recent blog post Trey Ratcliff shares the following picture: About the processing he says: To achieve it [...], you can duplicate the layer then do some extreme sharpening and a black and ...
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Photoshop only prints in B&W on Pixma Pro 9000, MK2

One week ago I purchased the Canon Pixma Pro 9000, mk2. Using photoshop, every print I printed, up to today, was breathtakingly beautiful in all sizes. 8x10,11x14,13x19's looked like you could ...
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Straighten single layer with the ruler tool in CS6

In previous versions of Photoshop you could use the ruler tool to determine the correct angle of rotation for a layer and then automatically have it pre-populate the "Arbitrary" field in the "Rotate" ...
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What is a “Slanted S” in a curves layer?

I am trying to do a Photoshop tutorial, seems easy, but I can't understand one phrase: `First, I add a curves layer and create a slanted S. What does slanted S mean? Maybe I should "write" S in curves ...
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Is using Photoshop a good habit in photography?

I am an amateur. I have a Nikon L120 bridge camera. While taking snaps with that camera I am not able to take get the background out of focus. It is as in-focus as the subject I am trying to capture. ...
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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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How to achieve this specific metalic look in Photoshop?

Using photoshop, how do I get an image to have this silvery/metallic look? I know how the scene was lit--the photographer explains how, so I am aware how to duplicate that part of it, but I believe ...
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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 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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What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom?

I have been using Adobe Photoshop for years. I even use Illustrator for vector work from time to time. Then along came Adobe bridge and it seems to be an attempt at a better way to browse, sort, and ...
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How does one actually *use* a dark frame?

All of my images were shot RAW, but jpg versions are below for context. I'm brand new to this and have taken the three images according to info I found online. My first problem is that my picture of ...
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Merge HDR using layers

I currently use Photoshop's merge to HDR pro but i don't always find that method very good. I wonder if there is a way to merge photos by using layers instead?
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What kind of color treatment is applied to these Sean Flanigan photos?

Sean Flanigan is probably one of my favorite photographers. His photos has an extremely unique feel to them, at least to me they are unique. Whenever I try to describe his photos, words fail me. I don'...
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How can I find dust in Photoshop similar to the Lightroom feature Visualize Spots?

Adobe Lightroom 5 came out with a new feature called "Visualize Spots" that helps you to find dust. More information on the feature can be found here: Adobe Help How can I achieve a similar function ...
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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 post-processing technique used by Kane Longden. They seem to ...
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How do I fix this washed out photo in Photoshop?

I'm quite new to photoshop and I was wondering if there was a way to fix this photo as the faces are completely washed out by the sun in the background. I've tried several methods in photoshop such ...
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What's a typical Lightroom + Photoshop workflow for “normal” postprocessing?

I just started using Adobe Lightroom CC and shooting in RAW. So far I have been using the "Develop" feature in Lightroom to do my postprocessing, which is basic and usually consists of cropping, ...
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Is there a need for Camera RAW in photoshop if you have Lightroom?

I am new to both Camera raw and Lightroom and from my beginner's eye is seems that all the functionality of camera raw exists in LR. and with LR being able to launch photos in photoshop for editing I ...
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Where can I find the old (free) version of Nik Collection? [closed]

I want to use the Nik collection for some editing I am doing. As I understand it, google made this collection free, and shortly after DxO bought it, it received some updates and a price tag of $70. ...
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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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What app or filter would create the blurry clone/duplication of the people in this photo?

I was wondering what app or filter would achieve the blurry duplication of the people on the right hand side of the photo, the one that's pointed to by the white arrows? If it's photoshop how would I ...
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Hiding stretch marks - During shooting or editing

Pretty straight-forward question: What's the best strategy to hide stretch marks? I've noticed that during shooting, the angle of the light can severely impact their visibility. But I can't find a ...
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How can I reopen a file in Photoshop Camera Raw node?

If I open a raw file in Photoshop it opens it in Camera raw. When I think I'm finished editing I click "open image." And now I'm in regular Photoshop. From this point, is there anyway to reopen the ...
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How can I remove these blotches on the skin?

I'm aware of curves and hue / saturation to make skin tones match but for some reason I have a hard time to get them right in this case. It seems like the areas are somewhat desaturated so the hue ...
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Photoshop CC converting image layers to video clip

I have an image sequence in Photoshop CC 2018 and have turned them into a timelapse. I want to change the speed / length of the video but I am unable to. If I change the framerate it increases/...
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Why do my image colors look drastically different in Photoshop than Lightroom on two calibrated monitors?

I am using Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS5. I have two monitors, both are calibrated, (one is a better screen and more precise but they are very close.) When LR is open I can drag it from one screen to ...
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How to get rid of these white stripes from sunlight through window?

I have been trying to remove these annoying white stripes, but it seems each time I do, the picture gets worse. I tried some free online apps, but it doesn't seem to work. Sadly, I do not have the raw ...
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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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Why does Photoshop show my JPEG files unusually large?

I recently opened a jpeg and a tiff of the same subject in Photoshop CS3. They both were made with a Nikon D300, and both had a file size of almost 35mb. If I checked the image info it said the jpeg ...
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How can I add a white strip with my name below each image in Lightroom or Photoshop?

Some photographers add a white strip below their image with their name. I like the idea, because is less disturbing than a watermark. Is there a way to do this with Lightroom or Photoshop? Or do I ...
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Why does this photo's skin tones look, weird?

Like there's an alien color cast on hands, face and hair? The source photo didn't have those artifacts. So, how can I fix this?
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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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Why I am getting only solid yellow images from Adobe Camera Raw?

I have recently installed Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 and all of the RAW images opened with Camera Raw look like the attached image. They look perfectly fine on my other computer, with another version ...
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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 do I make my images look like this dreamlike picture?

I understand that the post-production process for images like these typically involves increasing the exposure and saturation and lifting the blacks of the image. However, I notice the histogram of ...
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Expanding a bokeh background using the clone stamp and other tools

I want to expand this image to the right using Photoshop Elements: So far, the results are not that impressive. I copy/pasted bits of the image and tried various things with the clone stamp and dodge/...
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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 ...
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Remove brushed aluminum texture from photo

So, I have 10-12 aluminum water bottles painted in various colors. Some of them are painted in a flat finish while some others have a semi transparent paint which shows the brushed aluminum texture. ...

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