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


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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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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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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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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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This might not be quite the answer you're looking for, but I find it better than handing mediocre, auto-generated styles to the engineers. Selective markup I'm sure you've discovered Sketch's context menu CSS grabber. You can select as many objects as you like and you'll get the CSS on your clipboard faster than you can paste it. There's no selectors ...


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Colliderscribe is a great option. Another method of doing it is through the "transform each" feature. Make several copies of the object you want to create a background of. Select them all. Select Object>Transform>Transform Each Type a number of pixels to move the objects horizontally and vertically Type a percentage to scale the objects Tick the "random" ...


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


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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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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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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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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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There is a plugin called ColliderScribe of Astute Graphics which is the direct answer of your question. Its a paid plugin but you can download its trial version which is for 14-15 days and use it. you can use the Space Fill Feature to achieve your goal. You can google for its functionality and tutorial. There are lots of tutorial on this.


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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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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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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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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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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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I am a designer and front-end engineer on one design studio, I just used Markly to do app design spec, I think it's really cool photoshop spec tool with so many creative functions like smart measure, update spec automatically etc. I inadvertently discovered this post, so I think I should recommend it. And I found it from producthunt: ...


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What I do is add 3 big folders to my work. Header, Body and Footer cause for a web designer these are very easy to distinguish. Place all my static layers in the Header, in the Footer I usually have stuff like copyright and lower menu and I always work in my Body, every other thing is there, therefore I do not need to open any other folder and doing so ...


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Well, I programmed a script for doing this. It's pretty simple: 1 - Select a layer and then,( CMD + Shift + A ) and automatically generates this: So you can export the layers really fast. This is the code inside the .sketchplugin file I created (Copy and Paste it into a empty textFile and save it like exportPlugin.sketchplugin Here is the code--> ...


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"You can view the length of a path in the sloppily tagged-on grab-bag Document Info palette. From its flyout menu, turn on Selection Only and Objects. Select a path and the palette will list its length, number of anchors, and other stuff." Source: https://forums.adobe.com/message/6326841#6326841


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I believe the tool that would suit you best for this effect is a scatter brush. You can learn more about the scatter brush here: http://abduzeedo.com/illustrator-quick-tips-2-scatter-brushes



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