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An independent graphic designer and instructor in InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver after tiring of working for other people. I'm also a software tester for various companies and "Tier 0" tech support for friends, family, various associates and lots of clients...


Aug
29
comment What is the state of cross platform web safe fonts in 2011?
Yes, he clarified the point after my original answer.
Aug
29
comment Techniques to draw tasteful lines and border in Photoshop
It's not a bug. A line is crisp on screen only if it falls on exact pixel boundaries. Otherwise, anti-aliasing kicks in and blurs the lines a bit. Viewing at something other than 100% forces Photoshop or the GPU to render the line using the screen pixels available and anti-aliasing, which can have some odd effects. The same thing is true in vector applications such as Illustrator: screen rendering depends on the pixel pitch of the screen and the anti-aliasing smarts of the program.
Aug
29
comment Colors change in Photoshop when copying a selection from one document into a new document
Cheating would work here if it's a profile issue, but not if the colors depend on a blend mode or an adjustment layer. Photoshop forensics -- gotta love it. :-)
Aug
29
answered Colors change in Photoshop when copying a selection from one document into a new document
Aug
29
answered Photoshop: layer comps with smart objects
Aug
29
revised Photoshop: layer comps with smart objects
Fixed a typo
Aug
27
revised How do you create a new document from a layer group that's also the size of the group?
Further clarification of step 5
Aug
27
comment How do you create a new document from a layer group that's also the size of the group?
Don't use Copy Merged. Drag from the document window into the new document. (You must deselect first, of courese.) I added Note 2 to the answer.
Aug
27
answered How to create this soft look around the logo?
Aug
27
answered Gutters - Padding and Margin for Columns with Background or Border
Aug
27
revised Techniques to draw tasteful lines and border in Photoshop
Clarified the question
Aug
27
answered Techniques to draw tasteful lines and border in Photoshop
Aug
27
answered What size should I make my gatefold brochure?
Aug
27
answered Any Google Font that renders equally well both on Windows (IE) and Mac (Cr, FF, Saf)?
Aug
26
revised How do you create a new document from a layer group that's also the size of the group?
Emphasized the need to avoid using the regular copy commands.
Aug
26
answered The most advanced JPEG image compression on mac?
Aug
26
comment What is the best way to label an image?
Callouts make better visual sense in many situations. In a situation like this I would probably play with the Difference blend mode to flip the color of the callout line where it overlays the image.
Aug
26
comment How do you create a new document from a layer group that's also the size of the group?
Add the shift key to expand the selection. Ctl-click on layer mask to select, then Shift-Ctrl-Click on the drop shadow/glow layer icon to ADD to the selection. (Similarly, Alt-Ctrl-Click subtracts from a selection.)
Aug
26
comment How do you create a new document from a layer group that's also the size of the group?
See my further addition to the answer, in that case. :-)
Aug
26
revised How do you create a new document from a layer group that's also the size of the group?
Added additional detail to cover the situation of effects such as glows and drop shadows.