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@marcedwards on Twitter. Director and Lead Designer at Bjango. Host of the Iterate podcast with @reneritchie and @sethclifford. Author of the Bjango articles. Occasional writer for Smashing Magazine.


Jul
23
comment How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?
Please see my edited answer. Illustrator can definitely do what you're after. The Color Guide panel could be just what you're after.
Jul
23
revised How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?
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Jul
23
answered How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?
Jul
22
revised How to automate exporting multiple PNGs with different sizes from Photoshop?
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Jul
22
answered How to automate exporting multiple PNGs with different sizes from Photoshop?
Jul
22
answered Features of a good logo for a smartphone app
Jul
21
awarded  Scholar
Jul
21
accepted What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?
Jul
20
comment Standards when creating Icons
"Like any tool, you just have to figure out how to use it." — No. AI has technical issues that can't be overcome, like: stray antialiasing pixels, non-dithered gradients and other problems. It's sub-par at bitmap from vector creation and should not be recommended (please note the emphasis). You can't argue with what I'm saying — these are demonstrable facts. Your only option is to say that gradient dithering etc isn't needed. That's a bad position to have though. Would you recommend someone use MS Paint to retouch a photo?
Jul
19
comment Standards when creating Icons
"AI and then moving to PS" — Yep, that's a good way to go. AI has a lot to offer. It's just the output that's no good. "I find Illustrator excellent" — Sorry Scott, but there's some massive deficiencies in AI's exporting. I'd never recommend it for final bitmap art. It's horrible in so many ways.
Jul
19
answered Standards when creating Icons
Jul
18
comment What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?
Good question. For me, it's far easier to transport the colours around as HEX, because only a single copy/paste is needed. Often the colours end up as NSColor or UIColor anyway. HEX is just the quickest way to get it out of Photoshop.
Jul
18
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
18
comment Charging an Intellectual Property transfer fee for design work
Great answer. I'd also be a little suspicious of why the client would want rejected or early designs. If you're happy handing it all over, then charging by the time required to hand the components over seems fair.
Jul
18
asked What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?
Jul
18
answered What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?
Jul
18
comment How do I make photoshop only use a certain color set?
Yeah, and you can convert back to RGB when you're done, if you'd like to keep editing with full colour and alpha abilities.
Jul
17
answered Disable smoothing for layer styles
Jul
17
comment Gradient Banding in Chrome
Ah ok. Well, it's great you tried it. I've voted the question up, so hopefully that gives you some more points towards being able to post images.
Jul
16
comment Gradient Banding in Chrome
Not the same, and probably far poorer performance, but what about a subtle noise texture over the top of a CSS drawn gradient? One smallish noise texture could probably be used for all your gradients. Not identical to dithered gradients, but it might be better than no dithering?