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]
I just finished writing a novella length book. I want to publish it as an ebook readable as a pdf or on an ipad or what have you. It’s picture-heavy (with very high quality photos.) Probably every page will have pictures. I want the design to be magazine-like, with the words many times ‘on top’ of the pictures. I have Photoshop and a decent knowledge of it and I just got Lightroom, but I don’t know much about how to use it yet. I think I’d like to design (at least some, if not all) the pages in Photoshop. I have a lot of questions: [more inside]
I'm handling the image permissions process for an academic text that will be published with a major university press early next year, and this is one of the images that the author really wants to include. She originally found it on Facebook when a contact of hers posted it on their wall. I predictably haven't had any luck sourcing it via a reverse image search – the only relevant link that Google returned was to this Twitter account. My previous image licensing expertise has all involved credited photographers and artists, so this intersection with the intentionally anonymous politics of Anonymous has left me scratching my head. How and where would I go to extend my search for a high-res "original", and if obtainable, how would we go about clearing it for publication? Thanks in advance for your help!
Are there big advantages to buying Lightroom if I already have advanced Photoshop skills? [more inside]
I am looking for some good documentaries about digital art. What do you recommend? Biographical movies about artists that make art with PhotoShop would be great. Movies about the history of CGI would be fascinating. Documentaries about art made for the internet could also be fun to see. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Help me find the perfect laptop. Video/Windows 7/Video+photo editing/Reasonably speedy/SSD+Hard Drive/Bulletproof [more inside]
Previously we used a Photoshop cs5 Action to save images that were already on our Windows file server to another folder on the server. We got a new server. The Action now longer works, seemingly because the path is different, though the drive letter is the same. I've attempted to record a new Action, following the steps in the old Action, but there's a problem. The new action records the name of the file, so all new files saves with that Action are saves names of the file used to record the action. The original action did not save the name of the file used when recording the action. We would like the new action to do what the old Action did How can I get Photoshop to record this action and not save the name of the file, so it can be used by multiple people on different Windows 7 machines? [more inside]
My Dad has a collection of nearly 12,000 35mm slides, which I want to digitize. They've been out in the garage for years, and many of them are 30 to 50 years old. I'd like to make them look as good as possible after scanning. Early results are not what I'd like. [more inside]
Wondering if anyone else who uses the Wacom Intuos5 drawing tablet knows how to deal with this problem. My Intuos3, which I loved, had a big dead space in the middle of the drawing pad because I used a cleaner on it that messed it up. Two new versions had been released since I bought it, so I figured it was time to get the latest and greatest. [more inside]
I have an Excel spreadsheet with couple hundred rows: URLs, a few fields of identifying information (outlet, etc.), for media hits on the organization I work for. I need to make this into a pretty (or at least semi-legible to the computer illiterate) document that I can give to board members, senior staff, etc. What I would like is to use some form of scripting to automate this. Bonus points if the script can somehow open the URL and take a screenshot of the story so that I don't have to. I have a Mac, and both the Adobe and Microsoft suites. How do I not spend tedious hours manually doing this? Especially since I have to do it each month and quarter.
I’m trying to get Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Snow Leopard to show me the colors I expect. I’m using it to do some basic color selection, which will ultimately be pasted into a Python script that generates data graphics for use on the web. Part of my workflow involves screen captures from a browser that get round-tripped through Photoshop and into code, so I need basic RGB hex values to stay consistent through the process. [more inside]
Hey all! I can use any program/format, but it is in .PSD, CS5 now. Question: I have 2 animations, both 30 frames, how can we insert the second animation, into the first and have both play, and be able to move each individual movie (across all frames) into place? Thanks everyone, and a bit more detail below :) [more inside]
Is it possible to recover portions of an image that have been cropped or cut away? And if so, how to prevent that? [more inside]
If I have a good comics-making workflow established with PhotoShop, is it worth my time to look into Manga Studio? [more inside]
Photoshop Experts, lend me your ears: I'd like to automate the task of combining 2 images into 1, but have almost no knowledge of how to script this or how to accomplish this using actions. [more inside]
How do I put something behind glass in Photoshop? [more inside]
Photoshop filter: Yikes, my mother-in-law wants me to combine a photo of our family with one of theirs to make a Christmas photo for printing (4x6). The problem: theirs was taken with an old, 4mp point-and-shoot, whereas ours was taken with a Canon 7D. Is there a way to degrade our image so that the composite doesn't look absurd? [more inside]
Photoshop action sequence question: I want it to save each file several times, with different extensions and in different folders, but I only want it to prompt the user for the filename on the first save. [more inside]
How do I (easily) make a 12x36, 12 picture collage in Photoshop? [more inside]
Digital artists: What is this cool, grainy Photoshop texture used in webcomics and how do I make it too? [more inside]
What sort of course should I be looking at to hone my Photoshop skills? [more inside]
I have 200 scanned images of matchboxes. The matchboxes have different dimensions. I want to arrange the images automatically, with as few gaps as possible, into a large image to be printed as a poster. I think what I need is a "packing algorithm" but I don't know how to proceed. Is there a way I can do this automagically in Photoshop or with an existing freeware program? I don't need any special effects, just to simply arrange the images with the most efficient use of space.
I just acquired a Wacom Bamboo Create. Do you have any advice/tutorials/program reccomendations for me? [more inside]
Getting mom an iPad. She says she wants a camera connector (she has a Canon EOS 40D) and "Photoshop" for it. She uses Photoshop on her iMac. I see Photoshop Express and Photoshop Tools. Should I get both/neither/something else? Are there good ipad-based tutorials for how to use Photoshop or similar tools for the ipad? Any other suggestions? [more inside]
The question: Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? The job: printing high-quality photographic prints on an Epson R2400. [more inside]
A friend of mine claims that he has "loaded a video into Photoshop CS5" and added overlaid Title graphics to his video as Photoshop layers, but now has trouble saving the video because of a problem with "Adobe Media Converter CS5". [more inside]
Photoshop semi-newbie here, using CS5. When I create a rectangular selection on a new layer over a layer with a photo, then apply a stroke to create a simple frame, I'd also like to create a subtle drop shadow that would stay outside the shape. That is, the drop shadow should show up on the outside edges of 2 of the sides of the entire rectangular selection, but not inside the other 2 edges. The drop shadow should not be applied to the stroke itself. [more inside]
I'd like to get back into the field of creative media. Help, please. More details inside. [more inside]
I've gotten used to using LAB color mode for cleaning up my digital photos. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to Photoshop. Is there a free alternative product that allows work in LAB?
Can someone tell me how to go about saving/restoring this beloved photo of my grandfather? [more inside]
Are there any free photo editors that can work with higher resolution images (300dpi) and offer some of the effects that Pixlr-o-matic can? They seem to save to web resolution only.
How can I re-set Adobe Application Manager to recognize when there are updates available again? [more inside]
How to get started in graphic design? [more inside]
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in digital media, and I'm certified in Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7 (level 1 and 2). What types of jobs should I look for/would I be qualified for? [more inside]
I have a tablet, a computer, a copy of an older version of Adobe Illustrator, and a desire to create simple icons for one of my websites. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend good introductory Illustrator and Photoshop classes in NYC? [more inside]
How can I compress/resize thousands of jpgs to fit exactly into the space of a DVD automatically? [more inside]
Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them?
Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them? [more inside]
My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
Euroscale vs Eurostandard CMYK in Photoshop? [more inside]
How does one convert hundreds of multiple page PDFS (of varying page sizes per PDF and varying total page count), so that only a single jpeg is saved of the first page of each PDF, with the original file name intact. I have access to Photoshop CS 5 (not 5.5) and IrfanView 4.
You're hiring interns and one of your qualifications is for them to be "proficient in Photoshop". What do you expect them to know? [more inside]
Moving windows or palettes around in Photoshop CS5.1 on Mac OS X 10.7.3 is a total nightmare. This is the only app giving me this problem. Halp. [more inside]
What laptop do I need for photo and video editing (and playing Minecraft at a higher framerate)? [more inside]
I can't justify the cost of photoshop. What freeware/shareware/open-source image editor for Windows comes closest in terms of capabilities and/or interface? [more inside]
When using a custom Photoshop action to resize and save JPEGs to my desktop, something keeps happening occasionally that leaves a locked TMP file on my desktop that can only be deleted by restarting iMac. [more inside]
Stick with Photoshop 6.0, or buy Elements 10? [more inside]
Is there some legitimate way to get discounts for software like Ableton Live or Photoshop? I was thinking I could take some online courses and get an educational discount this way. Any suggestions for such courses? Or other suggestions?
Free Graphic Software [more inside]