Question by Mey: Photoshop CS4 my gradient effects only appear in grayscale?
I apply a colored gradient, but it only shows up in hues of grays. What is wrong?
Answer by nick
This might sound silly but is your image a black and white/grayscale image? See if the “mode” is set to RGB. If not see if changing it helps. (Image —> Mode –> RGB)
The only two other things I can think of (if the above isn’t the problem) is that 1. the layer you’re applying the gradient to is set to a blend mode causing it to look gray on your image (set it to normal if it’s not and see if it’s still happening), or 2. you have an adjustment layer affecting your gradient layer perhaps — apply a new gradient to the top-most layer with absolutely nothing above it and see if it’s still happening.
Question by Sweetheart’s Anonymous: How to produce an aesthetically pleasing watermark in Photoshop CS4?
I had some photos used without my permission and I need to start watermarking. I want a watermark on my Flickr photostream photos. I want something that looks nice and that doesn’t overwhelm the photo. Please give me instructions/tips on how to do this. Thanks!
Answer by James
Do you want advice on a visual style for your watermark, or just the technical side?
Basically, you create your design in a .png or .psd. Draw in white and leave the background transparent. then just copy and paste over your pics and turn the opacity down to around 30 in the blending options for that layer. Some people also add thin lines that go corner to corner, but that can overpower the picture a little. others also create inner shadows on the watermark to make it visible on a range of backgrounds.
Question by despotovski01: How to make a file downloadable on my web page using Dreamweaver CS4?
I want to make a downloadable file on my web page. I’m using Dreamweaver CS4. Help?!
Answer by Seth
Upload your file to the server. In CS4 (HTML view) type: TEXT for html.
Question by Steph: How do I create a 10″ envelope in Adobe InDesign CS4?
I need to create a corporate identity package for a design class, using InDesign CS4, I have already created the letterhead and business card, but how do I create a 10″ envelope? There is no option for envelopes in the default document sizes but I know it is possible. Help??
Answer by iDesign71
Instead of picking from the list of preset sizes in the New Document dialog, key in your own values – when you select say A4 you’ll see 210 and 297 but you can enter these values yourself too.
10″ envelope – do you mean C4 to fit a piece of A4 paper without folding? If so size is 324 x 229 mm, set orientation (portrait or landscape) depending on your requirements.
If a different size, measure the envelope you have to match and enter corresponding values.
Question by Messenger†: Can you install CS4 and Final Cut Pro on a computer with a legit license w/out the original install discs?
I am thinking about buying a macbook pro on ebay with Final Cut Studio and Adobe CS4 (master collection) already installed, however, because they said that they will not include the original install discs, I am worried that if I buy it now and then buy a new mac later, I will not be able to use CS4 or Final Cut on the new mac.
Answer by luminonsense
Yes, you can install any software as long as you have purchased license to it!
Question by experincso: How do I change a Photoshop CS4 photo into my desktop wallpaper?
I made a text picture of fire text of my name and I want to put that picture as my desktop wallpaper. But how do I do that?
Answer by Thirteen.
You would have to save your creation as either a .GIF file or a .PNG file on your desktop (or anywhere else you would like.) I would suggest a .PNG file because you will have much better image quality as a .PNG file than a .GIF file. After that, just locate the file you saved right click on it once and you will find an option to set this as desktop background.
Question by Darmok: How to restore Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 settings to default?
I’m currently editing a video on Premiere Pro CS4 but I’ve somehow accidentally changed the settings for a particular feature. When you have clips on the timeline and youre putting them next to each other, when one reaches the other usually a little line appears between the clips to show you that theyre right next to each other, and perfectly alligned (one not overlapping the other etc.) for some reason this is now gone, and its quite annoying. Does anybody know how to fix this? Thanks in advance
Answer by Glenn
From now on, just use the Ripple Delete. It closes those spaces for you. No need to drag. Just right-click in the space. To reset your settings, you can delete the Preferences folder. If I recall, it’s in My Documents>Adobe>Premiere Pro>Prefs
Question by Mathew: how do you turn adobe illustrator cs4 file into a cs3 file?
if any one know’s how to convert an adobe cs4 file into a cs3 file , can you please tell me how to do it thank you.
Answer by Robert S
In CS4 when you save the project, in the save as window under file type use the drop drop down menu to choose an earlier version.
Question by Kyle M: What are good tutorials for flash CS4 game develpment?
Is there any tutorials for flash CS4 for people new to flash that teach how to create flash games,(i have already tried shootorial)
thanks in advacne for any help given
Answer by Niskii
Flash tutorials, hm? I think I know some. Some of these may be a little too advanced for the moment, but take a look, you might find some useful tutorials.
Question by Valerie: How much should I list Photoshop CS4 for on eBay?
I have it at $ 450 right now, and so far, there is one day left in the auction and I haven’t gotten one bidder.
Should I lower the price, and to how much?
Also, please let me know if there is a better place (besides eBay) to sell used software and get a reasonable amount of money for it.
Answer by Mackenzie
you cant sell used software. no one wants it. why would someone pay 450 dollars for something they could get free. they wouldn’t