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 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.
Question by j1 projectz: How do I select an image or layer on Photoshop CS4?
In the old PS 7, I could select an image or layer by holding down Control and clicking on the layer. That would make those “moving ants” border along whatever is in the layer. I want to just work with that single layer.
I can’t seem to do that in CS4??
Answer by Kyp
Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Mouse-click on the layer’s thumb.
Question by Morgan Mariah: how do i make an image negative in Adobe Photoshop CS4?
i’m editing a picture and i want to make a portion of it negative, but for some reason i can’t find a negative filter… i’m pretty sure i’ve done this before, i just can’t seem to find how i did it last time.
I’m using Photoshop CS4 so please don’t tell me to use another product, just tell me if it can be done.
i’m a Mac user…….. we don’t hold ctrl for anything
Answer by selina_555
Make your selection, then go to Image – Adjustments – Invert.
Then turn that into b&w if you prefer.
Question by RADiOACtiVE: how to improve image quality when uploading picture to facebook from photoshop cs4?
i use a d3100 camera and photoshop to edit my pictures so the image quality is really good until i upload it to facebook then the quality is crap.
is there any way to make the image quality better?
Answer by Colanth
The original image file has to be the same size as the display size on the site. Resizing degrades quality.
Question by Erm.: How do i mirror an image in Photoshop CS4?
I’ve got an image of half a face with a great background, I’d like to mirror the image, so to create a whole face.
i don’t know whether i have to use a mirror tool or whether i have to have 2 copies of the image side by side and flip one.
either way, i don’t know how to do it, I’m completely clueless when it comes to Photoshop sadly.
Answer by can i helpe u
Question by firstname.lastname@example.org: How to turn an image from cartoon back to normal using photoshop cs4 for mac?
I took a picture using photobooth (mac) in cartoon effect. How can I turn back to normal using photoshop.
Answer by Tavannia7
you can’t. You’d have to retake the photo.
Question by Dr. Manhattan: how to make a certain image be a brush for photoshop ?
some brushes are way too real to be done by hands , so is that possible ? how to do it please ? thanks 🙂
thanks a lot !!!
very helpful indeed , thanks 🙂
Answer by Web_ hosting_007
I have got three tutorials for you to look at have a look
hope it helps cheers
Question by The Otaku: Photoshop Brush Effects Behind Image?
I was wondering how do I get some of my brush effects behind my central figure, just like in this picture:http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/KaedeYuka/kinag.jpg
Pleaee and thanks . 🙂
Answer by Uⅿɓɼeoɳ™
You place an adjustment layer, then using the liquefy options, you indent it slightly above the background which has the effects.
Question by : converting photoshop brushes[.abr] to image files for photofiltre?
i downloaded some photoshop brushes from a site,and so i extracted them and put them in my brushes folder.well turns out their .abr files that are opened as a ‘notepad’ file.how do i make them an image file so i can use them on photofiltre?
Answer by P&G
It is your system identifying and opening the abr files as notepad files rather than the files being text files. Here’s link to an open source utility that can convert the proprietary Photoshop abr files into png format which you are perhaps more familiar with.
Question by Gee: Photoshop cs4 will not resize image, what can i do?
Im trying to resize an image on photoshop cs4 but it will not work at all. I dont want to free transform because i need it to be a specific size. I resized images before and for some reason it wont work now. Help!
Answer by potato passion
Go to Image> Image Size and enter in the size from there? Hopefully that’ll do.