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Assuming there isn't a reason why it has to be the Google-copyrighted maps you use, I'd use OpenStreetMap for this (the open source wikipedia-style Google Maps alternative). They're virtually identical but with three clear benefits in this case: They have a step-by-step guide on exporting to Illustrator. There isn't a simple process (more below), but it ...


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I'd probably use ImageMagick. There is a feature available to modify the hue, but it's percentage based instead of degrees. Hue Modulation Rotates the colors of the image, in a cyclic manner. To achieve this the Hue value given produces a 'modulus addition', rather than a multiplication. However be warned that the hue is rotated using a ...


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There is a Gimp script that is specifically designed to add watermarks: Batch Image Watermark Script. It need to be run through the command line, but it is quite straightforward: Download the script Save the downloaded file to your GIMP install followed by \share\gimp\2.0\scripts. For Windows users Start -> Run… -> Cmd (hit OK) Type cd followed by ...


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Use imagemagick: Imagemagick's own watermarking tutorial. Watermarking a single image looks like convert logo.jpg -font Arial -pointsize 20 \ -draw "gravity south \ fill black text 0,12 'Copyright' \ fill white text 1,11 'Copyright' " \ wmark_text_drawn.jpg For dealing with multiple images, see How to ...


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Yes! It's called GREP styles, and you'll find it under paragraph styles. It allows you to enter a "regular expression" ( code-based super powerful advanced search), then, it applies a character style of your choice to anything that matches those criteria, instantly and automatically. If you edit text so a snippet no longer ...


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ExtendScript is sort of a blanket term; it's not a real programming language per se. It refers to the ability of a user to create scripts in his or her choice of AppleScript, JavaScript, or VBScript. Adobe provides a program to make scripts called ExtendScript Toolkit, which was most likely bundled with your install of Photoshop. On my computer it's in ...


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Not a complete solution, but this might help someone who's come here from Google. If you save with the Save for Web dialog File > Save for Web you can re-size during the saving process, the options are on the right hand side under Image Size. I do this quite often when I need a couple of different sizes for an image, although as the other responses ...


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Using a bash script To do this from the command line, you could use a utility called Gifsicle. There is no built in method to delete every other frame, so you'll need to get your hands dirty with some scripting. Here is a quick script I made to do just a single GIF: #!/bin/bash # This script will take an animated GIF and delete every other frame # Accepts ...


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Create a new layer, and execute the following code as a script. It will create a new layer style with 0% fill and the new gradient as an overlay. The for-loop towards the bottom creates a 21-stop gradient in the foreground color. Every other stop alternates between opaque and transparent. You can then save the gradient as a preset within the Layer Styles ...


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As I write code a lot too, I know your pain with this task. Luckily there are dozens of Sprite Generators out there. I don't even save the link, as you always find a fitting one soon. The above linked generator takes a ZIP file. Luckily they don't only give you the resulting sprite image/sprite, but write the CSS for you as well. Sidenote/Hint: Pay ...


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Styled Maps Wizard ( link ) does the job. It does have a pretty good instructions that show up when you open up the website. Those instructions can be accessed at any point with the help button at the bottom of Map style panel ( shown in the image below ). Beloware the styles I used to create the static map on the right and in this link.


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As others have already pointed out, these are called "word clouds". Word clouds are essentially visual frequency tables of words, where the font size of the word is determined by the word frequency. Thus, to create the graphic, you first need a corpus (for example, a speech made by someone, a text file of all your blog posts, a data dump of all of your ...


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There's also the Smooth tool if you prefer a more hands-on approach. Rub it over a selected path, and it smooths it where you rub. If it doesn't smooth enough, keep rubbing. From this tutorial: Double-click the tool icon to set how closely the smoothed line sticks to the original (fidelity) and how strong the smoothing is each time (smoothness). A ...


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In your case I would have maybe used GREP styles shown on the image below. Here ~h stands for End Nested Style Here character which serves as a style divider (visible in special characters mode as a backslash). If you feel more comfortable with any other character feel free to replace all the ~h-s with anything you like from the drop-down menu. The ...


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I'd create a small web page and then take a screen grab. You'll end up with a bitmap image you can place on a layer. From there you can sample the colours and use them in your design. If your list looks something like this: 0 0 0 0 0 255 0 255 0 255 0 0 Some clever find/replacing should get you what's needed to create a web page. Depending on the exact ...


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NOTE: This answer was posted before there was a command line/open source requirement, but I'm leaving it up as it may help someone else in the future Using Photoshop This is not an open source or command line solution, but you can do this with Photoshop: File ▸ Import ▸ Video Frames to Layers... "Limit To Every __ Frames" will do the trick for ...


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Using Illustrator Step 1: The circles The "concentric rings" shape is easily created with the Polar Grid Tool. Enable the tool, and Click anywhere in the document to bring up the tool's options. I'm using the following values: 5 Concentric Dividers will create 6 evenly spaced circles for us: Now, for the gradient part. This is easier in recent ...


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I'll take a shot. There's nothing unique about the colors you displayed-- they are similar in that they all fall in a small range of both saturation and brightness, but there isn't similar tone or hue to them and they're not under any specific color harmony. (that I'm aware of at least) As a thought experiment I'm going to take the same colors you provided ...


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Yes, you can use Object > Rows and Columns... to distribute objects into... rows and columns. Just set the spacings to zero, and the number of rows to 1. The number of columns will be calculated automatically from the number of selected objects.


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Yes: What you want to explore is ImageMagick, an extremely powerful tool for image manipulation. It is based on command line, but in short: you have a folder (or folders containing folders containing folders etc), and one command on command line will generate all your images with watermarks, in a folder structure of your choice.


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Sprite sheets should have the same size for each frame so that you don't get this problem. Thats what a sprite atlas is for, when you create a sprite atlas with images like these the program you use will create offsets for each frame so its easy to use in other programs like game salad and they take up less space. The problem here is that you are using a ...


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How many times do you need to export the icon? If it's just the one icon, your best option is probably just to draw everything using vectors and layer styles, resize the document, make any adjustments required and save the PNG (optionally keeping the PSD for future exporting). If you need to repeat the process many times, I'd recommend setting everything up ...


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I'm not sure that an action is necessarily the best option for you. A script could do something like this fairly easily. This should give you some useful pointers as far as basic scripting goes.. Basically, the script has to do a few things. First, get the layer dimensions and save them as a variable. Then, make a new text layer, and use the variables as ...


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This is done using GREP Styles, a feature of Paragraph Styles (CS4+). You can assign a Character Style to a specific word or abstractly described string of characters. ('GREP' is originally a UNIX command for programmers to search large source code files for specific code patterns.) Use the online help for details.


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It sounds to me like you have Step by step selected in the action playback options and maybe Allow tool recording, or perhaps both. You need to go to the Actions panel and: Click the menu icon at the top right corner Uncheck Allow Tool Recording Go to playback options... ( jump to the second image below this one ↓ ) Select Accelerated, if it's ...


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Yes, in Photoshop you could batch process the images in a folder using an action. Simply: Open the image Open the "Actions" panel and hit "Create new action". Name the action and hit "Ok" You should now be in record. Most anything you do will be logged in the action as a step until you hit the "Stop" button in your actions toolbar menu. Create your ...


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There is no default shortcut, but you can make your own shortcut by going to: Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts (Alt + Shift + Ctrl + K) Then, under the (second) dropdown menu select Menu Commands and then navigate to Other Panel -> New Swatch. There you can assign your custom keyboard shortcut.


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See if this works for you: Eyedropper your new color. There's a "new swatch" button at the bottom of the Swatches palette. Click that, type the new name. OR Drag the color onto the Swatches palette. The RGB or CYMK values are the new name. Are either of those faster?


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This is pretty easy in Photoshop. You’ll need your file to be set up so that each layer equals one file you’d like to export. If you have groups that you want exported, you’ll have to merge them to one layer (pressing command-E will do this). Once you’re set up, run File → Scripts → Export Layers to Files, choose the PNG file type (if that’s what you want) ...


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Well the obvious answer is to create a batch process to do it for you so you don't have to do it 190 times. But maybe you can use one of Photoshop's automated processes to do it for you. In the old version of photoshop I use there's a Contact Sheet II process available. Perhaps you could set it up to include all the images you want to turn into a sprite, ...



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