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]
What's the simplest way to create a series of paint-by-number patterns from digital photos? I have access to Photoshop and Illustrator. My Photoshop skills are a bit rusty (it's been a few years) and my Illustrator/vector understanding is pretty lame. [more inside]
I bought some stock video footage of a dog on a green background which I plan to chroma key out. Then I want to morph seamlessly into a graphic - still with the background masked out! And I want to do this all in Flash! For my Christmas Card! Not a total newbie at all of this - details inside. [more inside]
How can I link to downloadable Adobe Illustrator and EPS documents on our intranet? [more inside]
I have a couple of thousands coupon ads to make. Which is the right tool for the job: Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, or Indesign? [more inside]
Is there a way to export images from Photoshop directly to to a webserver? [more inside]
Where can I find free photos online that I can use to practice my Photoshop retouching? [more inside]
Is there a faster way to split a photo into pieces and save it as individual files? (possible photoshop batch question) [more inside]
I really miss Imageready's "Export Layers to Files" command. Is there an easy way to replicate this in Photoshop? [more inside]
How do I make photoshop quickly combine two sets of about 1000 images each? [more inside]
How do I stylize a digital photo of my daughter to resemble the character portraits in the Chuck title sequence? [more inside]
Will Adobe's CS4 run on a Powerbook G4? [more inside]
Eye-candy filled e-mail without having to open an attachment - how do you create this? [more inside]
I'm looking for a way to supplument my current income with $200-300 a month on top of current work. Any suggestions? I have tons of Photos that I want to sell through stock photos, suggestions? [more inside]
ImageReady / Photoshop doesn't let you 'tween' a rotation. Any software that does? [more inside]
My girlfriend needs a laptop with Photoshop to do her freelance design work on the road. She uses an iMac at home and is worried about compatibility. Must she continue using a Mac? Or can she use a more affordable pc laptop? [more inside]
Help me fix my broken wedding photos - need to remove the orange factor [more inside]
How to produce some nice looking HDR shots for free? [more inside]
self-publishing/layout question: I've drawn my comic to have 8.5" X 11" (21.6 cm X 27.9cm) dimensions. I want to shrink it down to fit in a 17cm X 26 cm comic book. [more inside]
If I can shrink a 2 gig video down to 17 megs, and still have it looking good, there's gotta be something for images!
Software to reduce image size for websites? [more inside]
What else should I be teaching my students to help them become Photoshop masters? [more inside]
When I manipulate my digital photos what exactly am I doing? [more inside]
Digital photo filter (-orbs, please!): What's with the light blotches that have suddenly started appearing in my pix of very dark things? [more inside]
Is there a way to merge data from a spreadsheet with Photoshop? [more inside]
How do I switch windows in Photoshop CS3/Mac? [more inside]
Advice on how to be a successful graphic designer. [more inside]
I'm interested in learning more about design and illustration, and I live in Florida. I thought about attending a conference here in Orlando (so no hotel or travel fees), but being new to this I am not sure about the presenters, and the price tag is hefty (even with my discount code, $395 for three days). So, creative Mefites, tell me what you think! [more inside]
I would like to go from a beginner level to an advanced level in Photoshop. What is the best book or online course/site to achieve this? [more inside]
I loaded GIMP on to my IMac but would like to put some fonts on it (like maybe some from 1001 fonts)...I am not tech-savvy (to say the least) and would appreciate how I can go about downloading such free fonts and adding them to GIMP. Thanks in advance for any help on this.
Best value for the money Photography training in Southern California? [more inside]
I have the Gimp, I have the fonts, I have the desire, but what I don't have is a clue as to recreating the Indiana Jones logo style. [more inside]
I am using GIMP and having the simplest difficult just cutting out an object (such as a briefcase). I want to cut object out and then place them in a different image....I can simply drag an entire layer to a new image but really need to know how to image-edit....I don't really know how to do it. I resorted to making a layer below and trying to erase around the object and that didn't work. I know how to do it in Photoshop but no longer have access to it in my office. If it matters I am on an IMac. I am kinda embarassed that I cannot figure out such a simple yet important procedure. Any help? Thanks so much for your input and time!
What is the best workpath to use when making large poster with Photoshop + Illustrator? [more inside]
What is the best approach to color management? I only just realised that how I see my photos in iPhoto, Photoshop, and Safari isn't how the majority of people on the net are seeing them? What is the best setup for consistent color management that still looks good? [more inside]
Photoshop is being extremely frustrating - I am trying to adjust the levels (or curves) of a layer of noise (created by making a black layer and then using filter->add noise). When I make the level or curve adjustment, the preview image reflects my changes, but then when I hit "ok", Photoshop ignores everything I just input and throws back the same thing I started with. I can't figure out why it is doing this or how to resolve it - what's going on?
I am looking for the best sights for vector border graphics as I am designing my wedding invitations. Anyone recommend some decent sights? When I googled I did not get many sights with much. Thanks for your time and consideration!
Is it possible to (and how would you) add shutter speed, f-stop, ISO, lens, and camera metadata to scanned files saved in a .psd format? [more inside]
What is the next best alternative to Photoshop? [more inside]