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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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I found this pretty useful technique using the "actions" panel to autosave. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/scripting/autosave-in-adobe-illustrator-using-the-actions-palette/ In case that link ever goes down, the basic idea is to create an action set 'Autosave' containing two actions, which each trigger each other, creating an infinite loop. Then, ...


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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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For 24-bit/32-bits APNG: In Photoshop (File - Export - Render Video), then use apngasm. Checked method.


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As of CS6, no there is not an auto save feature in Adobe Illustrator.


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If you're on mac, you can make an applescript that does this but it's kind of a pain in the butt. Here's a link to a similar one written for photoshop. You can probably tinker with it a bit if your up to the challenge to save yourself some headaches. http://www.ps-scripts.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1064


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Of note. AstuteGraphics.com has released the AutoSavior plug-in which is designed to auto save at user-specifed increments for Illustrator CS5+. It is a free plug in.


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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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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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One small tweak to the Actions method - instead of Save As use Save a Copy - that way you are creating a backup copy in a location specific for backup copies and you can still save your original in the place you want it.


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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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You can't do that in pure Photoshop. But PNG Express extension can help you. PNG Express extension can layout your design specifications onto your design.


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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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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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It's not quite what you were suggesting but if you're running a mac why not set up time machine running every hour then you can always revert back to previous versions? There must be a equivalent for windows as well


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the photoshop plugin SpecKing has an option to show/generate all typographic specifications within your photoshop file - could that help? I haven't tried it myself, but it looks useful.


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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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No. I've never seen anything related to automated figure drawing with Illustrator, 3D or otherwise.


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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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That person is definitely trying to help; they may also be looking for a promotion; but why look a gift horse in the mouth? They're trying to help you. For me, optimising workflow is pretty much: learn, practice, learn, practice - constantly. There's no point at which you can know everything; there's always more to learn. My advice is, continuously show ...


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You may be interested in the Grey's Magic for Image Computing (G'MIC) plugin for Gimp. In their collection of Arrays & Tiles plugins you will find the Array [random colors]. Opacity: controls the amount of variation induced by random colors. X-tiles, Y-tiles: control the number of resulting tiles (maximum 20). In addition various color variation ...


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Writing a plugin sounds like a cool project, but before you do that, know that there is the HUD colour picker. You can assign it's keyboard shortcut to a single key on your Wacom. For brush size and hardness you are already aware that you can hold alt and drag left/right for one and up/down for the other. Assign that to a Wacom key too. For opacity, well, ...


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You can use the Pixelize feature, Filters > Blur > Pixelize It works better on an photograph because it has more colors to pull from but you can repeat this effect to your liking to create more colors from its previously created or 'pixelized' colors.


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I've been using PixelMeasure which is great and I would currently recommend it as my choice but I recently found a couple more similar plugins that I just came across by chance, in addition to the ones that other people have mentioned here So I thought I'd combine them all into a single post for posterity in case anyone happens to find this question while ...


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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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Also, you can pull a guide from a ruler, and select the guide and define x and y coordinate (for vertical guide x coordinate, and for horizontal y coordinate)


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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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