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comment Can I transform an image's location in a Photoshop action so that it's relative to the canvas and NOT the image?
A corollary to Alan's method is that you can also record an arbitrary selection and align to that! So, you could easily align an object to 100px left and 50px top if you wanted.
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comment Can I transform an image's location in a Photoshop action so that it's relative to the canvas and NOT the image?
Alan, that's Awesome! That is so much simpler, and I confirmed that it works. Now if only Photoshop had Illustrator's "Align To Canvas/Selection/Key Object" setting.
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answered Is there a way to sort fonts inside Photoshop, as “serif,” “sans-serif,” “script,” etc.?
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comment Getting fonts for design mockups
This is a good answer. The screenshot method is what I often use if I need a font for mockups. Obviously, you shouldn't use this for final work, because that would most likely be violating the font license.
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comment Getting fonts for design mockups
Because that is only a minor feature of what the software does. TypeDNA is actually pretty awesome. It allows you to automatically find fonts based on different parameters, such as weight, optical size, character width, and obliqueness. It also automatically generates pairs of fonts that look good together, base on the fonts' attributes. It's got a lot of other features as well, not to mention the fact that it's a full-fledged font-manager. Anyways, I only posted it as a suggestion, and that's why also also gave 2 other FREE alternatives.
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answered Why did the size of copied elements from Illustrator to Photoshop change?
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comment Getting fonts for design mockups
I was going to comment on horatio's post, but I guess I'm not allowed to. Anyways, his post reminded me that a long time ago I downloaded a package of all of Google's font archive. I found this link: joemaller.com/1856/download-google-fonts. Even though Google doesn't provide them in an archive, there are no licensing restrictions which you need to worry about in downloading them from here. That being said, I think the Extensis plugin may be worth trying still, so you don't have to maintain the font list on your computer.
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answered Getting fonts for design mockups
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comment Can I transform an image's location in a Photoshop action so that it's relative to the canvas and NOT the image?
I should thank you too...Answering this question forced me to finally experiment and wrap my head around Photoshop's wierd alignment tool quirks :)
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comment Can I transform an image's location in a Photoshop action so that it's relative to the canvas and NOT the image?
It may still work, even if you don't have a locked background. The Alignment Tool works by aligning your object to whichever object is furthest over, e.g.- if you align two object to the left, it will align them both to the edge of the left-most object. If your layer is off the canvas, and you know it's general position (ie- which corner), you can first align the object to the opposite corner using the method I described, and then align it to the corner you want. This is ridiculously convoluted—I hope that Adobe fixes the alignment tools to get them more in line with the rest of CS.
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answered Can I transform an image's location in a Photoshop action so that it's relative to the canvas and NOT the image?
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comment How can I effectively manage all my design assets?
Thanks for the in-depth advice! I can see now that I really do need to look into Bridge more. I use it a lot and love it for browsing images, but I never realized how much power it has for managing files. Th most I've ever done in Bridge as far as managing files goes is using spotlight search and filtering a single folder view based on attributes. The smart collections look really useful, I'm definitely going to start using them right away. Thanks again!
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comment How can I effectively manage all my design assets?
Thanks for the info! I've used Spotlight comments to a limited extent before, but that article is very informative in how to get more out of it.
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