Photoshop – can’t use any tools on my new layer apart from the paint brush, using a RAW converted image?

Question by laura: Photoshop – can’t use any tools on my new layer apart from the paint brush, using a RAW converted image?
This is my first time using a RAW file. I can make changes on the background layer, but not the new layer. Any ideas?

Answer:

Answer by Nahum
Most of Photoshop’s tools only work at certain ‘bit depths’. 8 bits per channel is the most common, and is used by JPEG and PNG graphics. However, raw format images use whatever bit depth is available on the camera. (My Nikon D40X for example makes 14bpc images.)

You might want to make a copy of your image—after applying all the high-definition edits you wish to make—and then convert it to 8 bit color mode (Image > Mode > 8 bits per channel) to gain access to your other tools and layers. Keep in mind that the raw format image has more flexibility for editing, and all this flexibility is lost when converting down to 8 bpc.

Q&A: How much should I list Photoshop CS4 for on eBay?

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:

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

Q&A: Photoshop and adding brushes?

Question by Brendon: Photoshop and adding brushes?
How do I add brushes that I downloaded from the internet to Photoshop cs3?

Answer:

Answer by Ganal
I use Photoshop CS2 and this is how I add brushes. I create a file and save all my brushes there. Then open photoshop. Right click while in the brush tool. There will be a Triangle up at the top right hand corner, click that. That will then show a drop down menu. Go up and find “load brushes”. Click that and then you can go find your folder or where ever you have the downloaded brushes. The brushes should then appear at the bottom of the brushes should then appear.

Scanning Images to turn into Photoshop Brushes?

Question by Jammin’: Scanning Images to turn into Photoshop Brushes?
Hi!

I scanned images that I drew in pencil with a Lexmark scanner, saved them as JPEG with the built in scanner program it comes with. I was going to use them in Photoshop to turn them into brushes. Every time I do that, however, the “DEFINE BRUSH PRESET” is “unclickable”. It is washed out so I cannot click on it.

If you scan hand drawn images, to make them into brushes can you tell me what I am doing wrong, or what your procedure is that works?

I’m using CS4, but I do have CS5 Master Collection Installed.

Thanks!
MOZ – I tried it and it still isn’t working? Any other ideas?

Answer:

Answer by MOZ
You have to make them into PSDs.
Open your .jpgs, and then duplicate the image (Image>Duplicate). Now you can make a brush preset from your duplicated image, which is not a .jpg.

~Moz

How can I delete Adobe Photoshop CS4 from my computer?

Question by sapphire: How can I delete Adobe Photoshop CS4 from my computer?
I have tried deleteing it from the control panel. Everytime I try it says Adobe Bridge is running even though it isn’t. How can I get this off of my computer? Any help is appreciated. I was a trial version that expired.

Answer:

Answer by Jim
my guess is that adobe bridge starts automagically when the machine starts up. right click on the toolbar at the bottom of the windows desktop, choose task manager, then to to the processes tab. find the adobe entry in process tab, right click on the process name, and end the process. After that, you should be able to delete the program from the control panel.

where can i download fonts and brushes and shapes for photoshop and illustrator to design wedding invitation ?

Question by Karim M: where can i download fonts and brushes and shapes for photoshop and illustrator to design wedding invitation ?
we are preparing our marriage and we would like to design our wedding invitation by our selves so please help us with fonts and shapes.

thanks in advance

Answer:

Answer by fizzy stuff
Illustrator comes with plenty of fonts. Im surprised that you cant find one you like from the selection. As for shapes, you can make your own in Illustrator!

How do you make the background black in Photoshop cs4 extended?

Question by Hahaha: How do you make the background black in Photoshop cs4 extended?
I do not like the background, and i just want to make it black. I have done it before i just cannot remember how to!
A picture by the way.

Answer:

Answer by iDesign71
Depending on what’s easier to select, select either the background area; or the the bit you want to keep and inverse the selection (menu Select>Inverse) so you have all the background area selected.

Go to menu Edit>Clear, then Edit>Fill and select black as your fill colour.

I have downloaded Photo shop CS4 Extended, what other stuff should I download along with it?

Question by sukhat2006: I have downloaded Photo shop CS4 Extended, what other stuff should I download along with it?
I have downloaded Photo Shop CS4 Extended, what other stuff should I download along with it?

I mean like other functions?

Details Please!

Answer:

Answer by selina_555
The fact that you’re asking that question makes me think that you’re not (very) familiar with Photoshop.

If that is the case, you have a LOT of learning to do before you would even want to think about getting more stuff.

Learn it, use it, and practice – in time, you’ll KNOW what other goodies you’ll need or want.

How to Download Photoshop Brushes On Vista?

Question by krissy: How to Download Photoshop Brushes On Vista?
I have Photoshop 7.0 and with my other computer which had windows XP it was real easy to download new Brushes. But i Cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it using windows vista.
if it matters, i use www.brusheezy.com to download new brushes.

i need a detailed explanation please

also i don’t have win zip….do i need that?

HELP! =[
OK i have another problem…i went to save the file in the brushes folder, and then it said I’m not allowed cuz I’m not the administrator…however..i am. there is no other account on this computer…..what the heck?

Answer:

Answer by NSP Studio
ok u dont need winzip unless ur downloading another format besides .zip u right click the file and press extract once that is done u open photoshop then go to ur brush tool then when u click to select the size of the brush or the type ur going to see a arrow click it then u will see a menu that says load brushes click that and find the find u exacted and then scroll all the way to the botton cuz they will be the last brushes

What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended?

Question by Kei: What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended?
Which should I buy? And what is a good price for it?

Answer:

Answer by Rustam Nazipov
I don’t know the difference
But I Know the Cheapest software shop
http://ciberbaza.com/

Photoshop is only for $ 59.95