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Q: How do I create the television
scan line with Adobe Photoshop?
A: There are a number of ways to do
this, here is one common method:
Step 1) Create a new document that is
two pixel high, one pixel wide and
Step 2) Fill in one pixel as solid white
and leave the other pixel transparent,
select the entire image (Win: Press
"Ctrl-A", Mac: press "Option-A") and
chose "Edit > Define Pattern" from the
Step 3) Return to your original
document. Create a new layer. Select
"Edit > Fill" from the menu. In the
fill options box, change the use option
to "Pattern" and click "OK"
Step 4) Use the layer opacity and mode
options to find a setting you like.
(Applies to: all versions)
Trying to Curve Text, or text on a path.
Q: I want to create a logo that is a circle with text rotating around the outer edge. What in Photoshop will allow me to do this?
A: There are two ways to do it easily:
(1*). Get yourself a copy of Extensis's Photographics. *Update: Now out of production
2. Create the circle (or path) and text in a vector drawing program such as
Illustrator (or CorelDraw). Save the file (from Illustrator) or
export it as an Illustrator graphic (from CorelDraw) and then open the
.ai file in Photoshop. On opening it will ask you what
dimension/colour space you want to open it as.
However, if the logo is going to be used for printed material, it is better left as the .ai file as these vector files are resolution
independent and will scale to whatever size you want them to be
(posted from the UK)
In addition to what Carol has said, you might want to
check out a tutorial that I ran across recently: