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I just fit the artboard to the objects I want: Select desired objects. Object -> Artboards -> Fit to Selected Art ctrl+alt+shift+s to open the Save for Web dialog. ctrl+z to undo fit.


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For new objects, turn off "Align to Pixel Grid" on the Transform panel. For existing objects, select them first, then Turn off Align to Pixel Grid.


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You could use slices. You could set up artboards for each object. Or just adjust the artboard to fit only the object you want to export and then tick the "clip to artboard" option when saving/exporting. You could hide everything you don't want to export first: Select All Shift-click the art you want to export Choose Object > Hide from the menu Export ...


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No. But, you can make a hotkey for it. From top menu: Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K Just select Palette menus from the drop down list and then Animations. Once you've given a hotkey press Accept. ( Make sure to listen to photoshop when it warns you if the inserted hotkey combination would override any existing ones. You can try to use ...


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By default, Photoshop applies some anti-aliasing to the text layers. Alex has provided a nice comparison in another question: The anti-aliasing options are available on the toolbar and in the Character window: NB: if you are planning to use the text layers as regular (HTML) text in the final product, the browsers most probably will render the ...


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Set up your four page document the way you normally would. In a case like this, I'd probably turn off Facing Pages in the document setup dialog, but it doesn't really make a difference. In the Pages panel flyout menu, turn off "Allow Document Pages to Shuffle." (This never makes sense to me, since the whole point is to let me shuffle them, but they mean ...


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I'm not sure why you're rasterizing the layers, nor why you would want to copy and paste rather than place the image in AI. If there isn't a vital reason for that workflow, Place the PSD in Illustrator (File > Place) instead. All of the transparency is preserved, layers are intact. Once the image is placed, you can embed it if necessary. One of the embed ...


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The file must have a Timeline or Frame sequence. (Window > Timeline) You need to set the animation options in the Save for Web dialog: In addition, it is possible to have a quick animation and not see it initially due to speed and duration if the Save For Web options are set to "once". You may need to reload a page/image to see the animation. Also, ...


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I remember struggling with this in CS3. I think the same fix will still apply in CS5. So here's what to do... First you create the type as you did in your example. You should see 3 small stripes outside of your circle. ( 2 with a small square on it, and 1 without the square) These are just indicators for where the text starts and ends grab the ...


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To add in words, Since Export Layers to Files is run by some script all I had to do was find that script, then find the function which saves the layers to files, find which part of the function does the numbering prefix & comment it out. So here are the steps - on Mac running Lion, goto Applications > Adobe Photoshop CS5 > Presets > Scripts ...


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Photoshop's not the first tool I'd use to do something like this (Illustrator would be my choice), but you can achieve those results by stroking a path using a square brush with the right settings. Create your circular path using the Ellipse tool. Select the Brush tool and load the Square Brushes brush set. Select one of the square brushes. Open the brush ...


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Effect -> Stylize -> Inner Glow. Change the mode to Multiply. Click on the little square next to the Mode dropdown and select a suitable black from the color picker. Fiddle with the other settings as needed.


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There's a script for that. (this is probably the script Joonas' comment alludes to - works just fine in CS6). (to then fit the art board after fitting the text box, use the art board tool and click on the text box) Courtesy of Kelso Cartography who have loads of great scripts (their scripts to switch point and area text are also highly recommended), you ...


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There are a couple of ways to do color separations for screen preparation in Illustrator. You're trying to do it the more complicated way, so I'll walk you through how I'd do that first. Let's start with a simple text object that has a fill and a stroke on top of a rectangle: The Long Way Step 1: BACK UP YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK! This process will make ...


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Layer masks are located under the channels tab. Copy the contents of your layer by selecting it then pressing Ctrl+A to select all followed by Ctrl+C to copy. Select the layer that you want to mask and create a new mask by clicking the "add layer mask" icon at the bottom of the layers panel. Go to channels tab (at the top of the layers panel), and select ...


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You have the Blue (B) modifier activated. Switch it back to Hue (H) for the familiar default. The purpose of these is to allow you to modify the individual components and (H, S, B, R, G, B, L a, or b) and provide visualization for the range. With the blue modifier active, you can quickly adjust the amount of blue in the color (0-255) by dragging along the ...


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It was driving me crazy too... you can deselect the Align to Pixel Grid checkbox on the Transform panel (shows up on "show options"), but new objects will always retain the snapping behaviour. To turn it of permanently, click on the flyout menu at the top right of the transform panel then uncheck Align new objects to pixel grid. Phew...


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Delete the line connecting the 2 anchor points on either end of the "strokeless" side. It will leave an open shape, but shouldn't cause any major issues. The stroke won't be applied to the open edge. The other approach is to expand the stroke as a separate object and modify it separately from the fill object.


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Warning, image heavy I kind of understand your first question so that's all I'll attempt to answer for now, and please clarify if this is wrong, but here's how I see it: You want to ONLY have the stroke on a circle, not the contents. Two easy methods: Method 1: Circle marquee -> make your circle -> Select >> Modify >> Border -> ...


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This is actually achievable in Illustrator. You need 3 Objects for this: Top: Copy of your original ribbon Middle: Rectangle where you cropped out the original ribbon shape Bottom: Your original ribbon Now if you apply a drop shadow to the rectangle, you get what looks like an inner shadow to the original shape (because the ribbon is cropped out, the ...


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Yes, the Duplicate (Cmd-D) shortcut is great at times, but it retains the original origin point for any transformation. There are times where this is very beneficial, like step and repeating. If you need to scale several objects throughout the artboard and you do not want them to change position, a better alternative is to select the objects, then use ...


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What AdamSchuld says is the standard way. A second way of setting blending modes with finer control on what they apply to is via the super-useful Appearance window. With this, you can set the blending mode (and opacity) of individual fills and strokes, as well as of certain effects. You can also give elements multiple fills and strokes with different ...


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There's a script for that by the awesome John Wundes (no affiliation). It's called Set ALL the things, explained here, and lets you set width and height for selected objects. It can set a whole bunch of other values for selected items, too, if you know the names for them (or, if you look up their names in the Illustrator Scripting Guide or in that ...


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Photoshop has no automated drop cap feature. You will have to create two separate text elements and "fake" the drop cap. In reality, Photoshop is not designed to be a type-intensive application. If it were, it would at least have a glyphs panel.


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On the Layer window change the mode of the fire layer from "Normal" to either Screen or Lighten and see if thats what you want. That's the easiest way to remove black. Beyond that you can also go into the Blending Options and adjust the slider at the bottom where it says, "This Layer" and move the black tab on the left side in a bit but the results aren't ...


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Illustrator doesn't (as of 5.1) have a handy "fit frame to content" feature like InDesign. Just select the text frame and drag the handles inward until the frame is snug to the text.


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Simply select the Red Eye Tool, then click-drag on the image to draw a box around the red eye... you may need to click-drag a couple times to get the entire eye. Perhaps a better method is to use the Desaturation Tool and simply brush away the color yourself. All the Red Eye Tool does is apply desaturation to the center portion of the area you click-drag ...


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In some cases it can be as simple as choosing Type > Type on a Path > Type on a Path options... and then ticking the Flip box.


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Okay ill offer an alternative to a script offered by @Joonas, easy or not. The benefit of this method is that you can easily just dump a real sound spectrum or any other graph into your setup. Datasource Image 1: A sound waveform, courtesy of this post. Especially useful if say a band wants their own audioforms on the cover. Or alternatively to using ...


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Open the flyout menu in the Color panel and click on CMYK. The Color panel stays in whatever mode it started in, or is switched to. This doesn't affect the color mode of the document or the color; it's just a different way of describing the color. If you used RGB swatches in your document, you'll find that double-clicking on a swatch after switching to CMYK ...



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