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    Remove texture from a graphic

    Hi John, Here's a photo of the way I want the item to look. I want to retain the shadows and contours but I want to get rid of the bumps. Hope this helps.
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    Remove texture from a graphic

    Hi, I have graphics that have a strong textured look. I am attaching one so you can see what I mean. I would like to make the surface of the graphics smooth without the texture. Is there a way to do that? If so could you please tell me how to do it. Thanks
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    Colin Smith's course: Photoshop Composting: Sky City Project

    OMG! I just went and tried doing this with the flow reduced. I had never seen that included in instructions before. IT WORKED! The whole thing looks 100% better. I think I can do this now. Thank you so much. You made my day. :):):)
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    Colin Smith's course: Photoshop Composting: Sky City Project

    Thank you. I will keep trying.
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    Colin Smith's course: Photoshop Composting: Sky City Project

    Thank you for this. I have tried this again and again and I still don't get the fading of one layer to the other that I want and that you got. What size of brush do you use? What opacity? I assume you use a soft brush. I can get close but I don't find my fading from one layer to the other as...
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    Colin Smith's course: Photoshop Composting: Sky City Project

    Thank you for your help and support. I will go watch that video you provided. You said to search YouTube but what search terms should I use. I have used terms like "combine two photos", "masking" and a couple of others and didn't get very great results. Do you have a search term or two that...
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    Colin Smith's course: Photoshop Composting: Sky City Project

    Hi, I want to create pages like the photos of the ones attached to this post. I am wondering if Colin's course on composting would help me achieve this goal. If not, is there another course I could take that would help me with this? In the garden picture I really want to understand how the...
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    How to reduce png files in Photoshop

    I need help to find out how to reduce the size of my png files. I sell digital products on Etsy and the maximum size of file I can upload there is 20MB. Many of my files exceed that limit. For example, right now I have several files that are over 32MB. I have tried many of the compressor...
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    Can't view PNG files in Photoshop CS6

    Hey, that worked! I cleared my cache and now my png files are showing up! Thank you SO MUCH! I really appreciate the help. :) Marg
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    Can't view PNG files in Photoshop CS6

    Here's a screen shot of what I get in the bridge. I've circled one of the png files in red.
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    Can't view PNG files in Photoshop CS6

    I have not had this problem until a couple of weeks ago but I can no longer view my PNG files in photoshop. They show up as a little square with PS in them when I look in bridge. I can open them and work with them without problem but can't see them in bridge. Is there some way for me to fix...
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    Need help with combining pictures

    Hi, I am using Photoshop CS5 and I want to blend two pictures together to make a collage. I have included a picture that is like what I want to accomplish. Then I have included the picture I am working on to show where I have gotten to. I have used a layer mask to try to blend the two pictures...
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    CS5 Brushes and mode acting up

    Hi, I don't know what happened to my Photoshop (CS5) but my brush has turned into a cross and has extremely sharp edges. I have tried going into preferences and resetting the cursor but to no avail. Additionally, in the mode area for the brushes I no longer have a normal setting. There are only...
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    Two Questions

    Hey Rich, THANK YOU a million for the help. Both your suggestions worked beautifully. I now can make any font I want an outline and I can make my circles thicker. You have saved me hours and hours of work. Thank you again, so much. Marg
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    Two Questions

    Here's my screen: I want to draw a circle around the mandala and all I'm getting is a one-pixel line and I'd like it to be about 5 pixels wide.
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    Two Questions

    Hi, I don't get that screen. Mine only has the stroke and then the color, nowhere to choose the size. That's why I asked.
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    Two Questions

    Hi, I need help with two things. 1. I want to draw a circle using the shape tool. I want it to ONLY have the stroked outline, no fill. When I do this I get only a 1 pixel circle outline. Is there a way to make the outline 5 or 6 pixels wide? If so, how? 2. I am looking for script fonts that...
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    Creating Brushes

    Thanks, Mr. Tom. Can you tell me how to get the grey pixels out of the picture I want to use? That will make a very hard line, won't it? Will it not look jagged? And would it work better if I were to learn to use Illustrator? I have it but don't use it. However, I would give it a try if you...
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    Creating Brushes

    Ian, I knew how to save the brush just never thought to save it to my desktop! So I did that and now will try to upload it at the end of this message. Mr. Tom, so can you tell me how to avoid the transparency? Is there a way to do that? I cut the graphic out from another one and wanted to use...
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