When I resize a picture to make it bigger in Photoshop CS4, the photo goes all blurry. How can I correct this?

Question by Bean: When I resize a picture to make it bigger in Photoshop CS4, the photo goes all blurry. How can I correct this?
I have no idea how to use photoshop..
Myst, what the hell does that mean? Not much help are you?
Why do I have photoshop? Why do you think?
I didn’t add that its an old photo taken on a film camera that I scanned onto my computer.

Answer:

Answer by ~Myst~
Anything will go blurry unless it’s a Scalable Vector (svg).

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.

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.

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.

Q&A: When I resize a picture to make it bigger in Photoshop CS4, the photo goes all blurry. How can I correct this?

Question by Bean: When I resize a picture to make it bigger in Photoshop CS4, the photo goes all blurry. How can I correct this?
I have no idea how to use photoshop.
I should add, its an old photo taken on a film camera that I scanned onto my computer.

Answer:

Answer by fhotoace
You don’t really need Photoshop to do that. You need to 1) shoot at your cameras highest resolution, 2) fill the frame in the camera so you don’t later have to throw away any of the image file and 3) make sure all your images are shot so not subject or camera movement causes blur

Spending $ 700 or so on CS4 to “fix” mistakes made in the camera is not a good economical strategy. Better so spend your money on a second lens and learn to use your camera to get the shots in the camera … an not need to use any photo program to fix mistakes

How do I get lines out of a photo with photoshop CS4 extended?

Question by Philip: How do I get lines out of a photo with photoshop CS4 extended?
I have an old black and white photo which has developed white lines over it can I use photoshop to remove the white lines?

If it is possible could someone please tell me how?

Answer:

Answer by Ryan M
Your best possible option is something called the clone stamp tool.

Try this tutorial:

http://www.picturecorrect.com/photoshoptips/remove_items.htm

how to make the color platinum in photo shop cs4?

Question by Keith: how to make the color platinum in photo shop cs4?
I am coloring characters in photo shop and I need the colors silver and platinum but I can’t seem to find them. When I do a search on how to make them all I find is how to use effects to change something to look silver or platinum. Does anyone know how to make those colors in photo shop cs4?

Answer:

Answer by Jay
You can’t actually get those colors you can only fake them by using a light grey and a dark grey with touches of white.
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jewelryexpert.com/catalog/graphics/Three-Diamond-Platinum-Ring-2.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.jewelryexpert.com/catalog/Three-Diamond-Platinum-Custom-Engagement-Ring.htm&usg=__Dxw2eHyjamZzBIlVSvlKaDw7TuQ=&h=411&w=500&sz=96&hl=en&start=2&sig2=z07ZfGv3731MOxemp4r0Jw&itbs=1&tbnid=nlU5mXgHJ-75JM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3DPlatinum%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=EH_lS-K6JYGclgfsn5D5Cg

i use photoshop cs4 to edit photos, but after editing them they still appear dark in win photo viewer, why?

Question by Elektrotechniker: i use photoshop cs4 to edit photos, but after editing them they still appear dark in win photo viewer, why?
I edited the tone and exposure of my photographs using adobe photoshop cs4, they look perfect when opened in photoshop, but when i open them in windows photo viewer they appear a little dark then they do in photoshop.

Answer:

Answer by Damien L
maybe you opened the original file, and changed the name of the one you were working on.

Q&A: I am trying to make a heart out of a photo in photoshop cs4. Is there anyone who can give me the simplest way?

Question by Pete: I am trying to make a heart out of a photo in photoshop cs4. Is there anyone who can give me the simplest way?
I want to make a heart shaped picutre for a friend who is getting married and am wondering how i can make a cutout heart shaped photo of him and his wife using photoshop cs4. please give me the step by step instructions thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by iDesign71
There are a number of ways to do this, but here’s a simple way.

Find a clipart type heart in the shape you like. Look for something about the size of the image you want to produce or insert a clipart image in a Word document and scale.

Copy this image from Word or open the picture format file in Photoshop, select and copy (eg using magic wand tool) – depending on your choice of picture.

Paste it in your Photoshop photo document. Place in the position where you want it so that the photo is positioned over the heart shape. It should paste on a layer of its own.

Now select the heart shape (magic wand) again, click on the layer containing your photo, go to menu Select>Inverse and then to menu Edit>Clear.

Your photo will now be in the shape of the heart. Delete or hide the layer that contains the heart shape and save your file (remember to use Save As to keep the original photo intact).

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

How do I get my brush to work after layering/masking my photo? I use Photoshop 7.0.1?

Question by Incognito: How do I get my brush to work after layering/masking my photo? I use Photoshop 7.0.1?
After I’ve created my mask and hit the b-key for brush to start brushing over my photo to paint in changes to second (top) photo copy nothing happens. I hit the x-key and try again but nothing is happening. These instructions I rec’vd via email from a Photoshop CS user so maybe the x-key is the wrong one. If I could just get my brush to work on my mask I can then experiment with what I am trying to achieve.

Best answer:

Answer by elapse
Open the photo.
If you don’t have the layers palette open press F7 or click window/layers from the drop down menu.

Then if your on a windows, alt+double click the layer (background layer should be the only layer so far) If your on a mac, option+ double click on that background layer.

This should remove the lock from that layer.

Then at the bottom of the layers palette click the little grey square that has the white circle in it. This should add a mask the the current layer.
http://www.idigitalemotion.com/tutorials/guest/masking/maskicon.jpg

Then press (D) this is to set the default foreground and background colors to black and white if they are not already.

Then press (B) to get your brush. Then click the mask(white square that is next to the layer in the layers palette.)

press (X) to switch foreground and background colors.
(make sure that this sets your foreground color to black)

Then with that mask selected, paint on the layer.

The painted selection should disappear revealing the checkerboard transparency.

Hope that helps.

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