What are some tried and true resources for someone who needs to become more familiar and efficient with Photoshop and InDesign? [more inside]
What are some good books on the digital darkroom in general, and not just Photoshop? [more inside]
Graphic designers: what's the mysterious missing link between a home-made PDF and a universally-printable ad image?
Graphic designers: what's the mysterious missing link between a home-made PDF and a universally-printable ad image? [more inside]
I would like to photograph a fairly large number of archival documents and old books, and then make them look like a regular black and white photocopy. [more inside]
I want to color correct my digital photos, but I have a color vision deficiency. Up to now, I've been correcting the levels manually, but relying on the auto-color features in Picasa or Photoshop for colors, but often this doesn't do a good job and the colors look off, even to me. I can manually correct the levels and adjust the colors so they look right to me, but that doesn't guarantee they will look right to others. Is there any way to color correct numerically (for instance, using the eyedropper tool on someone's face to to see if the RGB value of skin falls within a skin-tone range) Otherwise, is there a service that I can send my digital photos to where they can color correct them perfectly and send them back? I'm interested in the digital files, not in getting prints.
I need more Illustrator/Photoshop color help! We got Adobe Creative Suite 4 for our office. There are some color settings that I'd like to set as defaults but can't figure out how to do so. [more inside]
Help me understand what's going on here, please. Sometimes, when I'm working in Photoshop (CS3 10.0.1), I get color weirdness, along the lines of the following examples. [more inside]
I was sent a CD of images today, however none of them will open in any application I have. I'm getting an unknown or invalid jpeg marker type message. Does anyone know a way around this? [more inside]
Adobe Filter: Please help me with my graphic design woes. [more inside]
Basic image editing question [more inside]
What are the individual elements of this picture? [more inside]
How do I make an image pure black and white (transparent) in Photoshop or Illustrator so that it is suitable for printing on a shot glass? [more inside]
Help me remember a great web tutorial I once found on halftoning comics with Photoshop. [more inside]
I have a last generation mac mini and would like to use a cintiq 12WX with it. Would a ViBook USB adapter help me accomplish this? [more inside]
I'm a writer who needs to learn how to draw illustrations for my manuals. And I need to learn fast. [more inside]
Can Adobe CS3 and CS4 programs coexist on the same mac and with different licenses? [more inside]
Should I notify an acquaintance about a (non-obvious) faked, sexually-explicit photo of her I saw on the web? Without going into graphic detail, it doesn't render her in the nude in any way, but does depict her, well, with something on her face. I know it's faked because I've seen the original, undoctored photo. Should I leave well-enough alone, or tell her?
As a tool for designing web interfaces, is Photoshop Elements comparable to regular Adobe Photoshop? [more inside]
Can you help a guy make a folding 5x7 card with Photoshop and a Canon printer? [more inside]
Adobe CS vs. CS2 vs. CS 4 compatibility...what are my options? [more inside]
Is it excessive to be working in 600 dpi to do cartoon art in Photoshop? [more inside]
I need to batch process a 54-page PDF through Bridge (or Photoshop) and it doesn't seem to be saving properly. [more inside]
I'd like to get one of the new Mac Pros, mostly for use in digital photography. But which one? [more inside]
How can I create Lightroom preset from Photoshop action? [more inside]
Photoshop batching produces files suffixed with an increasing amount of zeroes. [more inside]
I'm looking for a free alternative to Photoshop that supports a LAB colorspace-intensive workflow. [more inside]
Why don't the thumbnails in iPhoto match up with my images? [more inside]
I tried installing Photoshop CS4 several times on my Macbook Pro and each time, the icon showed up as a circle with a line through it (see this screenshot). I gave up and am trying to reinstall Photoshop CS3 and it is telling me it's already installed (even though I already uninstalled it). [more inside]
I have a Nikon D50 dslr, iPhoto, an old version of Photoshop Elements (3), and three empty 11 X 14 frames (black wood/glass). How do I process the photos for printing before I take them to... Kinkos? [more inside]
Help me scale an image so that part of it is a specific size using Photoshop CS3. [more inside]
We want to upgrade from Adobe Creative suite 1 to at least CS 3 at our office. We use mostly Illustrator and Photoshop. But the upgrade seems to be more important for Illustrator than photoshop. -It needs to be relatively cheap to get approved so I am wondering the following: a) Would it make sense to just upgrade illustrator or would that cause compatibility issues with the older version of photoshop? b) We need to upgrade on 4 machines? How many upgrades would we need to buy. c) What are the benefits of CS 4 vs CS 3? d) Sicne CS4 is out does that mean CS 3 is cheaper?
I recently upgraded my motherboard (w/ onboard video) and reinstalled Windows XP, now Photoshop Elements 6 is all screwed up (pics below). [more inside]
In Photoshop 5.5 I was able to create an action to resize a layer/selection to a maximum width (say, 200 px). I could quickly select objects of varying initial sizes, run the action, and voila, everything fit neatly in a column. I've had Photoshop CS4 for over a week and can't figure out how to replicate this; my resizing seems to always be happening as a percent of the original size. [more inside]
Anyone have experience with the Epson Stylus Pro 3800? I'm wanting to print 16x20 color and B&W photos manipulated in Photoshop 6 running on an XP machine. [more inside]
Can anyone explain or know a tutorial that shows how to create pixel portraits from photos such as these? [more inside]
Help me get the most out of my new Wacom tablet. [more inside]
Whenever I try to write in really small characters in Photoshop, or, come to think of it, save anything small (like an company logo for email signatures) - it comes out all blurred. I'm saving as non-interlaced PNG but I think the same would happen if it were a JPEG. I've had this problem for quite a while, through several different versions of Photoshop. At the moment I'm on CS4. Photoshop isn't really my thing, I use it for touching up digital photos, not creating logos - but it would be great to get this resolved once and for all: how can I create tiny images without pixelation/blurring. Any help appreciated! Thank you!
Accidental Graphic Designer: I have to make a photo-collage calendar for work. By tomorrow. I have hundreds of pictures, decent Photoshop skills, and the ambition to make something beautiful. But, Oh God, no clue. Hope me? [more inside]
I would like to buy a tablet/pen for detailed photoshop work on my mac. I have no idea who makes these things. Recommendations please! [more inside]
Are there any upgrade paths for Photoshop that don't require a version of CS? [more inside]
The boss said "tell me what you need and we'll get it" so I need advice on a monitor for daily CS3 Photoshop and Illustrator work primarily for print with some web work. [more inside]
How do I make my colors print the same in Illustrator and Photoshop? [more inside]
In Photoshop CS4, is there a way to get the quick document size preview feature linked to the document info section at the bottom of an image window like it was in CS3 and earlier? [more inside]
Bail me out. I need to find the best place for my wife to get additional training on Adobe Photoshop in Washington DC. This is her (nail bitting) only Christmas present and I haven't found the perfect place yet. She's a budding photographer and has most of the professional equipment she needs (Nikon D300, New Desktop w/ CS4, etc). I would classify her as currently at the top end of the intermediate skill range. I'd prefer night time classes, but can arrange for day care if it is an excellent class. Anything below $2,000 works. Bonus points for anything that leads to any Adobe certifications. Thanks! Any other suggestions would be great as well (she's learning Fireworks and InDesign right now too).
I want to calculate the average contrast, luminance and any other interesting photo statistics (things that might be useful/important in psychophysics) for a bunch of images. I've heard that both Matlab and Photoshop can do this. I'm still trying to avoid learning Matlab, so Photoshop is preferred (I tried google, and some image manipulation books I found in the library, but neither were very helpful). [more inside]
What do you do in Photoshop to create a 4x5 grid, where each block has the "average color" of its coverage in a photograph? [more inside]
What's the best bulk way to take scanned documents with black text on red paper and make them into normal black-and-white readable scans? [more inside]
Easy (probably) photoshop question. I want to remove exactly one shade of gray from a grayscale image; can this be done? [more inside]