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Please use this thread for any and all help you might need with Photoshop. If you have a question, please scan through this thread to see if your question has been answered before.

If you have a cool tip or tutorial for Photoshop, post it here as well!

If you are requesting help, please provide the software version (Photoshop CS, 10, etc.) and if you are on a mac or a pc. (this helps with discribing short cuts)

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This has been bugging me for a while. Is there an easy way in photoshop elements to outline numbers or logos without having to use the line tool over and over?

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You've been using the line tool? Ouch. ;)

I'm not familiar with Elements, but this works in standard-issue Photoshop:

Assuming what you want to outline is by itself on an otherwise transparent layer, Ctrl-click on the desired layer in the Layers palette. This will select the layer's transparency. (You could use the Magic Wand here, but from my experience Ctrl-click gives better results.)

Go to Edit... Stroke... and select the stroke width and colour of your choice.

Have fun!

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You've been using the line tool? Ouch. ;)

I'm not familiar with Elements, but this works in standard-issue Photoshop:

Assuming what you want to outline is by itself on an otherwise transparent layer, Ctrl-click on the desired layer in the Layers palette. This will select the layer's transparency. (You could use the Magic Wand here, but from my experience Ctrl-click gives better results.)

Go to Edit... Stroke... and select the stroke width and colour of your choice.

Have fun!

THANK YOU!!

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when i did it works w/ other images but not text WHAT SHOULD I DO

Simplify the layer first, then do the control-click trick on the layer pulldown.

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I'm installing the tryout version, where the heck do you find the serial number that it asks for? :therock:

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I know how to use an outline ( using stroke ) but can ya and if ya can how do you make a double outline ?

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I'm installing the tryout version, where the heck do you find the serial number that it asks for? :therock:

At the back of the $600 full-version box you buy.

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2 questions about photoshop elements 2-

1- I know how to add a glow, but do not know how to change the color of the glow itself....is it possible or do i just have to deal with a standard white glow?

2- some people on here recolor uniforms in real photographs while maintaining the shadows and such? how do they do it?

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the easiest way to achieve #2 is to use the lasso tool to select the clothing you want colored, then adjust different levels, like color balance, hue, saturation, etc.

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hey i was wondering wether somebody could tell me how to make a fire effect like coming from the bottom of my design. and also some lightning. this would help me alot and i will be very thankfull

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hold shift while drawing the line.

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hey i was wondering wether somebody could tell me how to make a fire effect like coming from the bottom of my design. and also some lightning. this would help me alot and i will be very thankfull

fire: http://www.photoshoplab.com/tutorial_Light...se-On-Fire.html

lightning: http://www.pslover.com/click/3752

http://www.pslover.com/click/3656

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thanks but that wasnt the type of fire i was looking for, i was looking for some fire that comes from the bottom of your sig, that you can make yourself

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Is there any way to "clean" stuff up. Like after you make a straight line or fill solmething in, the edges are usually pretty jagged. Is there any easy way to make them smoother?

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i am making a logo, and the main shape is a circle, on the outside i need to put text, how do i bend the wrting to fit around a circle, skewing it dosent work ?

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