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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.


Jun
11
comment What DPI should be used for what situations?
Regarding Retina iPhones and Retina iPads (and probably Retina Macs): Apple defines one point as two pixels, so points do matter, but not in the way @JFW is probably asking. I agree with everything you've said. If you want to make your life easier, web and app PSDs should be 72PPI, but it mostly doesn't matter.
Jun
9
comment SVG Filter: Fisheye
A vector fisheye, that's being applied to the vector points, or a bitmap fisheye, that's being applied to bitmap images in your document? Or both?
Jun
9
comment RGB and CMYK: Why both?
Fair call, but I'm talking about a theoretical situation that ignores profiles and gamut (which is a moving target anyway)... a conversion between normalized RGB and normalized CMY. Your point is a good one though. Worth keeping in mind. (AKA the long answers on this page still don't do the topic justice!)
Jun
9
comment RGB and CMYK: Why both?
“RGB 256 colors of each shade” — because 8bit = a 0-255 range. Are you talking about what’s technically possible or what the human eye can see? I assure you that RGB 16 16 16 can represent 281,474,976,710,656 different colours (this is very basic programming theory).
Jun
9
comment Thin font output
I agree. Lots of thin typefaces simply can't be used at small sizes for screen design (or print design in some cases).
Jun
9
answered RGB and CMYK: Why both?
Jun
9
answered Remove background from a shadow effect
Jun
8
revised RGB and CMYK: Why both?
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Jun
8
comment Extracting layers from psd
One massive caveat to this technique: New documents will likely have a global light of 120º, but the source document might not. This could potentially change many layer styles, altering the output. This isn't how I'd do it.
Jun
8
revised Extracting layers from psd
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Jun
8
comment RGB and CMYK: Why both?
"RGB is capable of creating around 16 million colors" — RGB 8 8 8 is. RGB 16 16 16 or RGB 32 32 32 can have more.
Jun
8
answered Extracting layers from psd
Jun
8
comment Photoshop saves PNGs with less quality
Ok, I think that's enough info. Answer is below :) Yep, it's fixable.
Jun
8
answered Photoshop saves PNGs with less quality
Jun
7
comment Photoshop saves PNGs with less quality
The document's colour depth can be seen under the Image > Mode menu. It should say "8 Bits/Channel" or similar. "image quality will suffer" — Please add more info about that.
Jun
7
revised RGB and CMYK: Why both?
added 157 characters in body
Jun
7
revised RGB and CMYK: Why both?
added 157 characters in body
Jun
7
revised RGB and CMYK: Why both?
added 66 characters in body
Jun
7
answered RGB and CMYK: Why both?
Jun
6
comment Photoshop saves PNGs with less quality
Are you using 8bits per channel, or 16bits, or 32bits? Are you saving a PNG-24 image? If you're saving a PNG-24 and using 8bits per channel in Photoshop, the PNG can (and should) be perfect. We'll need to know more about the situation though.