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I enjoy playing the banjo and hunting caribou in my back yard. Every year I take a trip to the moon where I collect moon rocks to make into jewelry. When I am not doing this, sometimes I program.


Dec
18
comment How can I view the entire layer in Photoshop, even if part of the layer has been dragged outside the edge of the canvas?
It works, but looks like Photoshop just re sizes the canvas based on the layers. Not really the most clever way to do it, infact the performance is awful.
Dec
10
comment Making Photoshop render font kerning and letter spacing like a browser
Tuna, your question got me thinking like a developer: it should be technically possible to overlay a browser on top of the Photoshop artboard/canvas so that it IS actually rendering in the browser. They could call them web layers...
Nov
14
comment Inkscape: how to manage sets of layers
Wray, thanks for the insights. Having done a bit more research after posting my question, you're right that it's not something Inkscape supports out of the box. It is definitely possible given Inkscape's SVG file format though. I've managed put together a crude Python extension that does what I need. I plan on cleaning it up a bit, and then I will post some links to it here. Hopefully it will save other some pain!
Apr
17
comment How can I automate the process of cutting intricate shapes out of paper?
I have a MH-871 from US Cutter. It's a low-end machine, to be sure, but it will cut through thicker paper. I've used on folders to cut larger-sized shapes with acceptable results. You're not going to get fantastic quality on a cheap machine like this.
Nov
14
comment Is there an easy way to handle minor content changes in InDesign?
Could be, there may not be a good way to do it in InDeisgn. There is a feature in Fireworks that makes what I requested really easy, and for me, it would be better than managing multiple documents with only 1-2 words changed.
Nov
14
comment Is there an easy way to handle minor content changes in InDesign?
Yeah, for what it's worth - layers could work for some spots, but there is copy inside the paragraphs where 1 word needs to be changed so layers wouldn't work in those cases..I don't think.
Nov
14
comment Is there an easy way to handle minor content changes in InDesign?
Scott, I have not. I've just got the document set up as two separate pages right now. The feature Text Variables looks close to what I need. I basically just want to define a variable called "Title1","Title2", etc and then manually change the value from within Indesign
Oct
10
comment Resize text bounding box in Photoshop
You can also convert to point/paragraph text by right-clicking on the later in the layers panel.
Oct
9
comment Resize text bounding box in Photoshop
Brendan, that's exactly it. A completely unintuitive way to do it too if you ask me.
Oct
9
comment Resize text bounding box in Photoshop
Brendan, it works, but that's not what I wanted to do. See the answer I posed above.
Oct
9
comment Resize text bounding box in Photoshop
If that is the case, then it's crazy. I remember doing it in previous versions of of PS.
Oct
9
comment Resize text bounding box in Photoshop
Brendan, that doesn't work. It simply creates a new text box. There is now "Show bounding box" in Photoshop.