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What I'm working on right now: Image Framer jQuery plugin

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Feb
15
comment Looking to achieve frame effect with shadows at corners
A package of shadows for photoshop: graphicsfuel.com/2011/04/content-box-shadows-psd
Feb
13
comment What do I need to start creating professional drawings?
This question is Extremely broad. I don't think it can be properly answered without writing a book, unless you narrow it down to specifics.
Feb
12
comment How can I make this sidebar menu clearer?
Two things that came to mind. The horizontal line being quite thick, may seem like a menu. So people might think for a second that it is the menu, but it doesnt show up for some reason. Another thing is the Welkom text above the menu, it makes the menu seem like sub menu and kinda hides the menu anyways. Maybe you could for starters see how it would look with the Welkom title above the actual text and the menu starting from same level as the title.
Feb
10
comment How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?
This might be useful info, or not. abduzeedo.com/basics-slicing-pixelmator ( I didn't read it. )
Feb
10
comment Lower-cost alternative to Photoshop
@J.PabloFernández Layer styles are very, very common. tutorial9.net/tutorials/photoshop-tutorials/… Layers styles can be rasterized into single or separate layers, but it's very manual work.
Feb
8
comment Uploaded PDF text looks blurry on my blog
So, Before uploading it looks good? To me it sounds like wordpress resized the image when you uploaded it.
Feb
8
comment Looking for suggestions for making type more readable with a drop shadow
@Mooh ..Or one way could be to use images instead of actual text. That way you could make proper strokes to the 'text' and proper shadows as well. Though that only works for very static website menu and is not very convenient even then.
Feb
6
comment Looking for suggestions for making type more readable with a drop shadow
It doesn't help at all that you are putting white text above black & white image that happens to have quite light background where the text is sitting. I would probably end up putting black background to the menu: jsfiddle.net/lollero/qxyNC/1/show ( The code itself is not a recomendation, just the visual style of it. )
Feb
5
comment Checking through different fonts quickly
Only way that I know that stops me from getting totally insane is going from the top menu to: Preferences > Type and setting Font Preview size to Large and then just select your text and right click inside the document and go to font and browse the fonts.. It's not perfect though. (all of the font lists show the previews as large, but I find the right clicking to work nicer for me). Scott, I don't see them fixing it anytime soon.. people have been bitching about this since the dawn of time :D
Feb
3
comment How can I determine which drawing tablet is right for me?
@icarus74 and as far as free raster drawing goes you might want to check out OpenCanvas 1.1 It may not look like much, but it get's the job done and it is light. ( It's now at version 5 I think, but 1.1 is the last version that is still free. )
Feb
3
comment Find a font by tag
sober is obviously the opposite of italic, young is the opposite of bold and light is the opposite of regular. In some cases light may refer to the opposite of bold as well... or so I've heard...
Feb
2
comment How can I determine which drawing tablet is right for me?
I have briefly tried DrawPlus, but I'm not so sure about it's exporting formats and how well it performs in that area.. I think it might only support .svg. I believe that Inkscape offers more features. Also, some drawing tablets come with bundled programs. I don't think that any of them come with vector software though.
Feb
2
comment How can I determine which drawing tablet is right for me?
@icarus74 Good question. The pen of a drawing tablet acts in behalf of a mouse which means that you really don't need a mouse unless you don't feel comfortable controlling your computer with the pen. Keyboard usage on the other hand depends on the drawing tablet and what you prefer. Most drawing tables do have function keys where you can set for example keystrokes, which means that yes, you can set panning in there. Some tablets also have disc or a strip that is meant for zooming. I'm heavy hotkey user so I often stick to keeping my left hand over my keyboard and right hand on the pen.
Feb
2
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2
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2
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Feb
2
comment Separating a stock photograph from background
Sometimes I think that people vote up questions and answers just for the sake of getting badges.. I'd almost like to down vote this question. The OP says "I have Paint.NET and GIMP at my disposal." photoshop is neither of those... and as the first comment Ilmari gives a link to another answer that shows technique for Gimp which is basically the same as what KillWhite plugin does for PS.
Feb
1
comment How can I make Photoshop always open a new document with the same settings?
@AlanGilbertson Right, That's true.. I guess I just read between the lines asuming that theres no way that someone would actually always use exactly the same document settings. Then again, people do more absurd things.. :) ( I'm gonna +1 your comment about the scripts event manager to make it stand out from all this chit chat )
Feb
1
comment How can I make Photoshop always open a new document with the same settings?
On another note, I've always hoped that photoshop actions would have more freedom with the hotkeys and then warn you if you're attempting to use hotkey that overlaps other hotkeys already used by photoshop.