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    Your Favorite "New" Photoshop Features

    I am still using Photoshop CS5, which must be at least ten years old by now. I don't feel any pressing need to upgrade, but I'm curious whether there are any new Photoshop features introduced in recent years that you absolutely love, use all the time and cannot do without. What "big thing" am I...
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    How to Disable Layer Styles Within a Mask

    In this image, I have a pole on its own layer with a Bevel & Emboss layer style. I'm trying to place the pole in the guy's hands. But as you can see, when I mask around his fingers the Bevel & Emboss layer style gets in the way. I once saw a Photoshop tip that addresses this exact issue...
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    Accidental Keyboard Shortcut for Pen Tool?

    This seems to happen to me every few weeks. When I use the Pen Tool, my path selections suddenly become inverted because the icon, where the red arrow is pointing, becomes active. Does anybody know of a keyboard shortcut that would adjusts these settings? My theory is that I am accidentally and...
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    How do I upload images from my computer into a Private Message?

    In a private message (conversation), I see where you can upload an image from a URL site. But I don't see anyplace where an image can be loaded directly from my computer into a PM, or even Copy/Pasted into the PM. Am I not seeing it? Thanks
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    Two Questions About Custom Brushes

    I'm interested in downloading a set of brushes for various water effects such as splashes, sprays, spouts, garden hose streams, droplets, foam, etc. Two questions: On most websites where custom brushes are offered, they usually describe the package of brushes but they do not provide a preview...
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    Problems with Opening Images Saved from PSG

    This has now happened two times in a row when I try to work on an image that somebody has posted. As I've done successfully a thousand times before, I right-click on the image in the PSG forum and select Save As, and then I save it to my computer to work on it. But then, when I go to open the...
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    Need Help with Forum Settings

    Could somebody please tell me how to disable email messages alerting me to activity about posts and replies to the PSG forum? Below is an email I received today, and below that are my Preference Settings, in which I thought I had already unchecked everything that would result in an email being...
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    Question About Fonts

    If somebody sends me a PSD file that contains a text layer in a font that is not installed in my version of Photoshop, what will happen when I open that PSD file? Will it display the text in the font that was sent, even though I don't have that font myself? Or will it default to some other...
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    Just curious... how is your computer workspace arranged?

    I have my computer desk organized like photo #1 below, where the graphics tablet is right in front of me and mostly centered with the monitor. Even though I sometimes feel cramped with my elbow tucked into my ribs, this still seems like the most natural position for the graphics tablet. But...
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    Cannot Reset Preferences

    I'm having weird problems with my toolbar in CS5 and I've been trying to reset preferences. I hold down Shift+Ctrl+Alt and launch Photoshop, but Photoshop just launches normally and I do not get a window asking me to delete preferences. Does anybody know of another way to delete preferences...
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    Question About File Size

    In the link below, the OP posted a JPEG image of a car. I saved it to my computer, which says the file size is 4.15 MB. After I did a minor edit (adding new headlights), I re-saved the image as a JPEG using the maximum image quality (Level 12), at which point the new JPEG file became 9.36 MB...
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    Help Size Limit for Uploading Files

    Several of us were working today on MSDAANXX's post with the image of the Disney castle. When I finished mine, the forum wouldn't let me upload it because it exceeded the 3,500 pixel dimension, so I reduced the image size. But the OP's original files that she posted are 2,988 x 5,312, so how...
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    Interesting Effect

    This seems to be an obvious Photoshop concoction, but it's nevertheless a pretty good effect. I guess you could photograph someone flipping their hair like that and then separately photograph a water spash of that general shape. But putting it all together isn't easy. To me, the part that gives...
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    How do I delete private messages from my inbox?

    I attempted to clear my inbox of old messages, but I cannot find the Delete command. Could somebody tell me how to do that, please?
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    Need Help with Moving Layers Panel

    I accidentally did something that caused my layers panel to become un-docked. As you can see in the image below, the layers panel is now free-floating within the work area. I prefer it to be docked to the right edge but I can't figure out how to get it attached back to where it was. Anyone know...
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    Trying to Find a PSG Thread from Several Months Ago

    Perhaps six months ago, somebody posted a video tutorial for how to insert a woman with complicated hair into another image (it was an interior room of a house). Rather than selecting and extracting the woman and her hair, he placed the entire photo of her---including the background---onto the...
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    Election Campaigning - 2

    I made this a few months ago, but AgentMoeller's election post inspired me to also post. This image represents Donald Trump's immigration policy.
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    Cannot Get 'Vanishing Point' Filter to Work

    This is the image from last week where the task was to extend the floor to the bottom of the canvas. I was able to do this in three seconds using Edit>Transform>Perspective, but then Mr. Tom pointed out that it can also be done using Vanishing Point. I viewed two tutorials (Phlearn and Lynda) a...
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    Image Inversion

    Saw this idea in a magazine and decided to give it a try. Basically, you take a normal landscape or seascape and invert it 180 degrees to create a disorienting effect that swaps the sky and foreground. I started with this normal mountain landscape... and then rotated it 180 degrees. I...
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    Problem with Layers Panel in CS5

    This problem just came out of nowhere today. When I launch Photoshop and open a new or existing document, the Adjustment layers panel and the Layers Panel are collapsed and blank, as in ScreenShot #1 below. If I click on the words ADJUSTMENT and LAYERS the panels expand and go back to normal...