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How to crop out the background from text in Photoshop

So, I have this picture which is a page from an antique book. I'd like to use Photoshop to remove the white paper background, leaving just the text -- which I will then overlay on top of another image. Is there an easy way to do this? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jul 5, 2016 - 11 answers

Graphic design 101 for health sciences

I am just about to start my masters degree in public health, and I'm trying to develop a few extra skills for my postgraduate career. I want to learn some basic graphic design principles, primarily when it's relevant to creating posters, power-point presentations, and making information generally beautiful. [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Jun 6, 2016 - 16 answers

Affinity Pro vs. Acorn for a webcomic artist getting back in the game?

Asking for a friend - the last time they did webcomics, it was on a free version of Photoshop Elements that came with their multi-function printer. They would sketch on paper and scan and work miracles in Elements in Windows XP. They're now on a Mac, and many years have passed, and Photoshop Elements is kinda pricey compared to the competition and looks and acts weird compared to what they're used to. What now? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Jun 1, 2016 - 7 answers

Making professional(ish) quality printed wall art from start to finish.

My boyfriend is having a housewarming party about a month from now, and I thought of a really fun idea for some wall art. I know some shops on Etsy take commissions, but for my own curiosity, I'd really like to know about the steps, tips/tricks, and overall process that I, as mostly tech-literate but otherwise digital-art-making-and-printing layperson, might take to create a solo or very limited run digital art print that I can frame and give as a gift. Bajillions more questions inside. [more inside]
posted by helloimjennsco on May 31, 2016 - 11 answers

How do you digitial art?

I need to step up my game with Photoshop. What monitor, what tools, what software does a real digital artist like yourself use? What tips do you have for me? [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on May 27, 2016 - 7 answers

Community for non-expert Photoshop artists?

Where on the web can I get critical feedback on my Photoshop pictures? [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on May 19, 2016 - 3 answers

How do Photoshops go viral?

I had a taste of Internet-famous (if only to people who knew me) when both Snoop Dogg and Cheech and Chong reposted a Photoshop I did of a friend. I find I want more! What do you suggest I do with the Photoshops I make every once in a while to try to get them a broader audience?
posted by pH Indicating Socks on May 8, 2016 - 11 answers

How to cut images into custom shapes without photoshop?

I am trying to make a collage with digital images and would like to cut images into custom shapes so that they can fit next to/into one another. How can I do this without photoshop? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Mar 21, 2016 - 5 answers

System for updating photoshop files/sales listings?

What's your system when you need to update a ton of photos for listings using photoshop? What's the most efficient way to do this? Can I reduce this workload? [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Jan 7, 2016 - 3 answers

Learning Photoshop without throwing my computer through a window

I have Photoshop CC and a cheap drawing tablet. I would like to learn to make art such as this. I'm a beginner trying to teach myself through online tutorials, and not having much luck. How else can I learn? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Nov 17, 2015 - 12 answers

Mac Pro or iMac 5k

I'm thinking of replacing my current 3+ year old Mac mini workstation for a 2015 27" iMac 5k but after doing some research I think the 2013 Mac Pro might make more sense. [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Nov 14, 2015 - 11 answers

OS X Yosemite - Help me fix Photoshop CS5.

Today, I tried to crank up my copy of Photoshop CS5 for the first time on my machine running OS X Yosemite. Much to my chagrin, the application won't start, instead I get an alert advising me to downgrade to JRE 1.6.x. [more inside]
posted by oxidizer on Nov 13, 2015 - 3 answers

Batch processing image files without Photoshop

In considering whether or not I want to keep shelling out for a Creative Cloud subscription, I have identified the 2 things I use Photoshop for: Batch processing ("Actions") and being able to stitch together screenshots. I was wondering if there are any programs or apps that have these features and are less annoying to acquire than Photoshop. I'm on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Oct 19, 2015 - 11 answers

Digital Drawing: Do it better edition

I have a drawing tablet and I enjoy my hobby of designing prints, however I want to get better at it and am looking for the best resources. Specifically techniques I'm interested in and programs to help. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Oct 1, 2015 - 15 answers

How do I blow out an image?

I need to take images like this and do something to them to turn them into super-blurred, semi-abstract background images like this. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Sep 5, 2015 - 7 answers

Affordable non-subscription options for Adobe CS?

I am looking to purchase the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign) for some professional work, but I'm opposed on principle to buying a subscription because I don't need the latest features and don't want my software access held hostage to a monthly payment. Is there an affordable way to purchase the suite (perhaps an older edition) that doesn't require a student ID or a nonprofit status? I am aware of open source alternatives like Inkscape but am hoping there is a way to get the Adobe versions at a reasonable price.
posted by philosophygeek on Aug 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Can you read this sun-faded image?

Here's a photo of a sign that's been sun-faded. I'd like to know what number(s) are written on it. I believe there are two seven digit numbers, one above the other. I don't have Photoshop. Is there anything I can do with iPhoto or a web app to make it more legible? Thanks.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Aug 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Best tutorials for amateur book designer and photoshop newbie

I'm an indie writer who wants to learn how to do good covers. I am also completely new to photoshop. Would like to know of good tutorials that will teach me photoshop AND good book cover design. Preferably at the same time. The web is littered with sites and video that's supposed to help. But I'm hoping someone here will steer me to something really good.
posted by MarioM on Jul 31, 2015 - 5 answers

What is the picture on the cover of “Dumb Flesh” by Blanck Mass?

It looks kind of like a human body, but wrong. Any description of what it is and/or how it was made would be welcome. Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 27, 2015 - 2 answers

best on-site desktop training program?

What's the best on-site program for learning InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator basics in an integrated way? Maybe a weeklong event with a lot of individual attention to leaners? [more inside]
posted by manos_frias on Jul 14, 2015 - 3 answers

exposure + contrast = contrast + exposure ?

Are the operations applied by digital photo effects (e.g. sharpening, contrast) commutative? That is, will the outcome differ based on the order the effects are applied? [more inside]
posted by Nomiconic on Jul 6, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me learn Photoshop properly. Challenge level: no video if possible.

I need/want to learn to use Photoshop for various things. I do not learn well from videos and I can't find any courses within 400km of me. I'm good at teaching myself things given the best media fit. [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on Jun 30, 2015 - 13 answers

Software for auto-extracting individual portraits from yearbook page?

I'm hoping to automatically extract the individual portraits from scans of yearbook pages without having to manually crop and save each photo. Each page has about 20 portraits. I'm using Windows 8.1.
posted by Bushmiller on Jun 22, 2015 - 3 answers

Macbook Air powerful enough for Adobe CS Photoshop?

Macbook Air powerful enough for Adobe CS Photoshop? [more inside]
posted by Liquidwolf on May 12, 2015 - 16 answers

How would I create this monochromatic look in Photoshop?

I want to know how to try to create this look with one of my own jellyfish shots, but I'm a bit of a Photoshop noob and have no idea where to start or even what to search for in order to find a tutorial. Any suggestions?
posted by figaro on May 1, 2015 - 14 answers

What's happening to my images?

Hoping someone can help. Why are my images fine on my computer, but full of artifacts when uploaded? [more inside]
posted by Nyx on Mar 24, 2015 - 8 answers

how do I edit a pdf page in photoshop or illustrator.

I have an existing pdf presentation of about 15 pages. I want to re-edit the title on page 3. How do I do this? i open it up in photoshop, and I can change page 3, but i can't seem to easily reintegrate into my 15 page presentation. How do I open them all up, just change page 3, and then seemlessly resave with all 15 pages in pdf form order and ready to go? I have illustrator, photoshop, indesign and am downloading acrobat. THank you for any help.
posted by cascando on Feb 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Recommendation for (online) photoshop class

I'd like to improve my photoshop skills and was hoping to find a good online course to take. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jan 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Seeking Career Direction, Want A Job Using Photoshop

I like Photoshop. I like math. I’m a deep guy. I’m not a fine artist. I’m not a photographer. I like writing. I’m deep, smart, and interested in the world, but extremely unfocused and pretty unconfident in myself and my abilities. Happiness, serenity, contentment and fun is more important to me than being rich. I was thinking of starting to learn how to do web design. I came to this conclusion after doing some research into jobs that use Photoshop. Is this a smart move that’s worthy of my time, given my interests? [more inside]
posted by ggp88 on Dec 31, 2014 - 13 answers

Tips to Pass the Adobe Certified Exam for Photoshop

I have a little over a month before I take the Adobe Certification Exam for Photoshop. I bought a study course that supposedly has a 1:1 correlation with the exam, and I am really struggling with the magnitude of the keyboard commands I have to memorize. If you've taken and passed this specific test, do you have any tips for me? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Dec 20, 2014 - 4 answers

What tools for combining multiple frames into single non-panoramic image

I would like to take multiple photographs, or video frames, and combine them in different ways. An example of this would be to take many frames of a monument on a busy day, and then generate a picture of the monument with no people by taking the empty spaces from different frames. Or to simulate a long exposure by averaging multiple frames taken over time. [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Dec 8, 2014 - 6 answers

How to re-create a poor-quality microfilm scan

Calling graphic artists: I have a microfilm-derived copy of a newspaper article from 1873. The copy is poor quality, to the point where it's hard to read. I don't think any sort of simple image processing is going to fix it. I'd like to re-create the article from scratch, but I have very little experience in this area. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Nov 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Purple filter on company logo for Spirit Day

For Spirit Day, I'm trying to give my company's logo a purple filter (we're a small non-profit). I keep coming up with a million photoshop tutorials. For your purposes, our logo is on a royal blue background with white and green in the middle. Can someone talk me through how to give this all a purple glow so I can rep our company well? I have Photoshop. TIA.
posted by rabu on Oct 16, 2014 - 6 answers

Two finger 360 degree scrolling in Adobe products on Windows?

Is there a way to enable 360 degree two finger scrolling in Adobe products for a Windows 8.1 machine? Essentially, I want it to work like it does on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Oct 7, 2014 - 4 answers

setting up my Photoshop docs

I'm using this tutorial to try to create weather icons in Photoshop - I'm having trouble getting the shapes to appear at the right sizes. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Sep 14, 2014 - 5 answers

What do I search to find a photoshop specialist who makes fake things?

So I got the go ahead from work to hire a photoshop artist to mock up some fake stuff for a presentations. Imagine for our purposes it's essentially for scenes for fake TV shows from the 70s. So I went to look on ELANCE and...well I have no idea what I'm looking for here. How would I search for such a person? Is there a term or series of terms for someone who specializes in speculative photoshop/graphic mockups? IS this a thing? Or is this a case of post the job and see what comes back?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Don't Make Me Regret My Lack of Piracy!

Is there any way to recoup the money I spent on Adobe products for Windows, now that I've switched to Mac? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Jul 21, 2014 - 16 answers

How can I pick a key colour in an image file in an automated way?

Recently I am sure I saw a script or action that analysed an image file and instead of generating the average colour, looked for a key colour (for example a logo colour) and provided that colour value. For example it might look at this image and give you the blue or the pink rather than a beige / skin tone average. Does this sound familiar?
posted by stackhaus23 on Jul 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Quality online t-shirt maker?

Hi, simple question here. My friends and I are designing logos on photoshop. We'd like to put the finished logos on some shirts what we'll probably wear for a marathon. I'd love to hear some recommendations on what reputable online sites you might have used - I found a a decent bunch of choices on google, but can't seem to find reviews so It'd be nice to have some anecdata.
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Jun 29, 2014 - 8 answers

Simulating an image that is out of register

I have a JPG that I want to appear as if it is out of register. It's to depict the idea of something being counterfeit. [more inside]
posted by divinitys.mortal.flesh on May 29, 2014 - 15 answers

Can I run Adobe CS (version 1) on a Windows 7 laptop?

I have an old copy of Adobe Photoshop that I desperately want to run on my much newer laptop. Is it possible? I am a fumbling luddite - pretend I'm your 80 year-old grandparent when you explain anything techie to me. [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui on Mar 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Giving a snapshot of a web page a transparent background in Photoshop

Photoshop experts: What's the best way to take a snapshot of a web page, and put it into a Photoshop document as if it had a transparent background? So text and other anti-aliased elements composite smoothly into my Photoshop document without fringing or losing detail. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Feb 7, 2014 - 12 answers

I hate iPhoto with a fiery passion. Please help me find an alternative.

While I have plenty of experience with PCs, I am a Mac person who is currently using a MacBook Pro (OS X, but it's more than 3 years old), an iPhone, and a Canon SLR. I upgraded to the full version of iPhoto awhile ago thinking it would make me like iPhoto better. It has not. I'm leaning towards Adobe PhotoShop Elements 12, but I am not sure if that is the best alternative or if there is another one I should be considering. Some additional info inside. [more inside]
posted by katemcd on Jan 3, 2014 - 20 answers

Transfering Photoshop files to Windows PC through iPhone?

Is there a way to transfer Photoshop files from a Dropbox folder to a Windows 8 PC, via iPhone, without wifi? [more inside]
posted by Nedroid on Nov 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Tech that can run Adobe Suite, that is cheap, sturdy, and in bulk?

I need recommendations for a all in one desktop or study laptop that can run the Adobe Suite (not the newest in the creative cloud) for a new proposed Digital Arts course. These would purely need to run Photoshop, Illustrator - some sort of video editing program, and potentially a light game design program. (Doesn't need to be Flash) I know about different specs needed but am lost how to find what would work best and for 32+ students in one classroom. This would be a huge investment for the High School so if I can quote under 30,000 for all the new technology it would be more likely considered. [more inside]
posted by mariecheri on Nov 16, 2013 - 14 answers

How can I use a .csf file?

Color management! How can I get Adobe Creative Suite (5 and 6) to recognize a .csf file? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Oct 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Iconic Images of People Celebrating or Otherwise Being Happy

We're looking for iconic/popular images of people having fun and want to photoshop in a crying kid (all in good fun!). What are your suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Sep 23, 2013 - 13 answers

How to make objects in a picture fade in?

I am making photo collages in Photoshop, then pasting them onto a timeline in Windows Movie Maker as the visual accompaniment to a song. Is there any way to make certain objects in the photo fade in? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Sep 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Photoshop (CS6, Win) Filter: Can't seem to turn off color profile? Help!

For some reason, photos that I edit in CS6 that look fine in Photoshop, and also fine after saving when then browsing them in Windows Photo Viewer - appear much, much redder when browsing them from various web services (Facebook, Phanfare, Dropbox photo viewer), regardless of browser selection (FF, IE, Chrome). [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Aug 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Do I have to buy Photoshop/Illustrator?

I'm 27 and I want to learn design on the side just for the hell of it, not because it has anything to do with the job I have now. Does that mean I have to buy Photoshop and Illustrator to start with? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Aug 15, 2013 - 19 answers

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