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Photoshop question

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by skyhigh, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    I create text or a shape in photoshop, then add a fill pattern, and/or a contour bevel. When I print this out on my desktop printer, the fill pattern nor the bevel are evident....just the basic fill color.

    Why?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  2. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    Slightly "under the gun" with this project.

    :bushmill: Can I bribe anyone for a quick answer :Big Laugh
     
  3. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    For a quick print save it as a .jpg (separate file just for getting the print).
     
  4. Fred Weiss

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    Flatten the layers and save in a suitable format to lock in the layer effects.
     
  5. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    OK tried "save as" to a jpg, and the jpg is a solid color also. No pattern or bevel.

    :help

    thanks anyways.
     
  6. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    When I flatten the layers, the effect disappears. :frustrated:
     
  7. HaroldDesign

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    HHHmmmm.... Are there some settings in your printer output suppressing layers, effects, etc..?
     
  8. gps-hi

    gps-hi Guest

    is there a layer blending mode also applied?
     
  9. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    no and no....

    Guess I'll just have to run with what I have here, for now. We'll figure it out when I get back.

    Thanks for the quick responses anyways.:U Rock:
     
  10. Fred Weiss

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    Something is seriously wrong with what you're relating.
     
  11. Mike Paul

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    That's strange but if your under the gun hit "Print Screen" and print the screen shot from a new file.
     
  12. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    LOL....yeah, thats the reason for my post. Given enough time, I can screw anything up.

    I created a new file this morning in photoshop. I simply typed out a word, then applied a bevel and a pattern overlay....it printed out fine.

    The file I was working with yesterday had 4 layers. A tif juice drop background.... a layer of text....a cropped photo layer.... and finally a layer that consisted of a diamond shape, that was created in photoshop (not imported). This diamond shape had the bevel and pattern overlay that was causing me the problem.

    Everything printed out fine, except the one layer that I didn't expect a problem with .....the diamond shape.

    I only dabble with photoshop, so I'm sure the problem is with the user (me).
     
  13. Riskok

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    Did you rasterize all the layers?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Merge shapes etc. in to the layer and then rasterize them and you will see what you are going to get when you print.<o:p></o:p>
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    PS: Its right mouse click on the layer then rasterize :)<o:p></o:p>
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    BR Patrik the Swede
     
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