Q&A: How do I change a Photoshop CS4 photo into my desktop wallpaper?

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:

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.

how do you turn adobe illustrator cs4 file into a cs3 file?

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:

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.

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

Q&A: How can I make a photoshop brush into a stencil?

Question by morocia: How can I make a photoshop brush into a stencil?
This is difficult to explain, and the answer is probably pretty simple but I’m going to try and ask anyways. I’m wanting to add some pretty realistic butterflies to a few of my pictures. (and other brushes, etc) However, I don’t want them to be just one or two colors. I need to know how to make the butterfly brushes into a stencil so I can fill the various fields in with different colors and textures. Is there an easier way to do this? I tried just using them with a black outline and then colored with various colors, blurred the colors…but they don’t look too realistic. Please help!

Answer:

Answer by Vicc
This isn’t a stencil… but it SHOULD give you the same result

Every time you wish to have some different colour, blur, textures for your butterfly etc create a new layer..

and then go to Edit blending options if you have a list of Textures click on the one you want and use it.

If you want a different colour just choose a different colour
and create a new layer for blurring it. if you only one in particular blurred.

I hope i helped

Copyright of Scanned Art turned into Photoshop Brushes, etc?

Question by Carolina: Copyright of Scanned Art turned into Photoshop Brushes, etc?
In sites like Deviantart, some people make photoshop brushes from the illustrations or photos of books and offer them for download and even charge for them sometimes.
Sometimes they also make brushes out of images from anywhere on the internet (“I made these brushes from images I found on google”). As if google was synonym for free, public owned images!

Isn’t it wrong to make brushes from book illustrations/photos and then offer them as photoshop brushes/textures/stock images?

Or is it ok for people to use them as long as they intervene them like Roy Lichtenstein did the comic book vignetes he blew up on canvas and painted?

Answer:

Answer by Nahum
It probably depends on whether the original artist gives others license to modify their work.

Seems the end result of using such brushes is to simplify the process of adapting others’ work, which would likely fall under fair use laws. However, the responsibility for this doesn’t lie with the brush maker.

I don’t agree with those that charge for such brushes, unless they specifically have permission from the original artist. (You should probably report these to dA.)

Q&A: How do I put a .gif into a photo in Photoshop CS4?

Question by GS: How do I put a .gif into a photo in Photoshop CS4?
I want to put a .gif animation onto a picture, with the animation still functioning.
But when I open the .gif in Photoshop CS4, I can’t edit it or put it onto the photo.

How can I put the .gif on to the photo with the animation still intact? (I did not make the .gif myself if that helps.)

Thanks in advance!

Answer:

Answer by Unca Alby
You have to understand, photos are NOT animations.

You can grab ONE FRAME of an animated gif and incorporated it into your photo, but that’s it.

What probably you want to do is incorporate the PHOTO into the ANIMATION. That’s an entirely different concept — consider, for example, that you have an animation of a bouncing ball, and you take a photograph of Piccadilly Square. When you add them together, what you have is an ANIMATION with, say, Piccadilly Square as the background, and a bouncing ball in the foreground.

It’s not a “picture”, it’s a “movie”.

Sadly, Photoshop can not do that by itself. You have to purchase additional plug-ins.

Alternatively, you can download Gimp (www.gimp.org) for free, and download animation tools for it for free.

In Photoshop, why does the mixer brush bleed over into other layers and other colors outside the marque?

Question by sonicloud1982: In Photoshop, why does the mixer brush bleed over into other layers and other colors outside the marque?

Answer:

Answer by Ayriel
That’s probably because you have the ‘sample all layers’ box checked at the top of the Photoshop window. Uncheck it and the bleeding problem should stop. 🙂

Adobe Photoshop CS3: How do i organize brushes that I downloaded into groups?

Question by Terence W: Adobe Photoshop CS3: How do i organize brushes that I downloaded into groups?
Is there any way i can group all my brushes into special categories? FOR EXAMPLE: I downloaded 20 splatter brush sets from different sites. Can I add all 68 splatter brushes to one group instead of having 20 different groups w/68 separate brushes?

+10 POINTS for the best answer, I promise!!

Thanks in Advance,
F.W

Answer:

Answer by I8AShroom
There are several ways of doing this. You can open the Preset Manager. Click load and load the brushes you want. Select the brushes for your new set and click the Save Set button.

Q&A: HELP! When I download free photoshop brushes and extract them using Winrar, they turn into Adobe Reader9 files?

Question by LyssaMonet: HELP! When I download free photoshop brushes and extract them using Winrar, they turn into Adobe Reader9 files?
please help!

Answer:

Answer by Alex O
I can figure out two reasons for this:
1. Reader uses the same file extension name therefore is used by Reader too. This is no problem, just copy the files in your PS folder and run them through Photoshop.
2. The files are fake.

How do you install fonts into Adobe Photoshop CS4 Only?

Question by Erin R: How do you install fonts into Adobe Photoshop CS4 Only?
I don’t want to put the fonts into the C:\Windows\Fonts directory. I want them to only be used by Photoshop not all of windows. Thanks in advance!

Answer:

Answer by Herbert
Copy the fonts to:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts

That way only Photoshop (and other Adobe apps) see them. If no Fonts folder exists, create one. You do not have to restart Photoshop.

If you are using the 64bit Windows version, put them in the same folder, not the “Program Files (x86)” one.