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You don't need GuideGuide. You can use the canned Illustrator features. Draw a rectangle to match your outer dimensions. Choose Object > Path > Split Into Grid. enter the rows and columns you want and any gutters between them and click OK. Choose View > Guides > Make Guides. You can also tick the "Add Guides" option to automatically create guides which ...


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Sure, you can use the ExtendScript Toolkit to investigate and manipulate Photoshop documents. For more info, check the documentation or search around the various PS scripting forums. Based on the script in this article, I whipped up the following script. For every text layer in a PSD file, it will print the font, font-size, and fill-color to the javascript ...


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Ok. I should have known that I'd never be able to leave as it was. New stuff! I ended up making a repo in github because there's still room for improvements. You can download the file in here: Auto Save PSD in github » It's now slightly easier to install, and the additional .psd file is saved only when you wish to do so. Install Download the ...


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You can't. Photoshop offers no "distribute spacing" options out of the box. The only way I know to do this in Photoshop is via scripting. You can check out the distribute scripts from Trevor Morris here.


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Try playing around with Symbols in Illustrator. You won't get a real-time "drawing here and watching it duplicated there" experience, but you can get easy symmetry. Draw your base shape that you want to work with. You don't have to outline it, but I find it makes the alignment easier. (It will be easy to change later anyway). Do whatever rotating ...


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It seems that to date there are none. You could try to work this around by exporting each frame as a PNG in Photoshop and then use an external application to merge the PNGs to an APNG. See the list of related software on animatedpng.com. For example Japng or APNG Assembler could do the trick.


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I'm doing more development than design these days and it's very common to use Source Code Management (SCM) (keep track of changes, merges from multiple users working on the same project, etc.). Common SCM options are git, mercurial, svn, etc. Still there are barriers that apply when it comes to designers. I've worked in a media agency for a few good years ...


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Ink is a free plugin that will provide spec documentation for your Photoshop document. It provides layer measurements, text formatting, and layer style information with the option of turning any or all of these on and off. To install, download and run the Ink plugin from the link above. Once installed, reopen Photoshop and open the extension by going to ...


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There's this Photoshop script that is free, called Pixelmeasure. It's not as complete as SpecKing, you will need to first make a selection and then run the script to get the measurements. If you have ever done site mockups in Photoshop and needed to mark these with pixel measurements you know what an incredibly tedious task this can be. I ...


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Looks like you can. I have not tried it yet (but I will) but specKing looks like it might fit the bill. It can: specify sizes and distances provide typographic info color specs and other info From their website: specKing is a Photoshop plugin that provides tools to generate design specs and annotations Take a look at: ...


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There are at least two 3rd party applications which do this as well. I haven't used either solution, but some may find these helpful: Pixelapse: Saves a version of your file to the web after you hit save. You can then share this version w/ other collaborators (team, client, etc.), and to other designers. Layervault: Saves a snapshot of your file when you ...


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Someone on Superuser asked about "watched folders" ( http://superuser.com/questions/226828/how-to-monitor-a-folder-and-trigger-a-command-line-action-when-a-file-is-created ). The script is task specific, but shows a proof of concept. I also note that Robocopy (ms devkit for xp; standard on windows Vista and above) has "/mot:m" and "/mon:n" switches that ...


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The short but unhappy answer is "No," but @plainclothes suggestion to check in with the ID scripting forum is a good one. I'd add that this would be a good item to submit as a feature request to Adobe. Chris Kitchener, the ID Product Manager really does read every single bug report and feature request. It helps the InDesign team pitch the feature to ...


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I don't know of any extensions that solve this problem. I've always wished there was a backdoor to InD's markup where you could perform edits in a structured way -- obviously, at your own risk ;) Scripting may provide a little productivity boost for you -- though not as elegant as what you seek. A javascript could grab your selection, ask for your edits, ...



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