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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
29
comment How to make a Effect act as transparency in Photoshop?
I really like this approach. If nothing else, it would mean you can use the technique for many icons and use the group to colour them all.
Jul
2
comment how to create a “hard” binary image?
You may also want a Tolerance of 0.
Nov
18
comment What font face is Apple.com using for the title in their Mac Pro subsite/page?
+1 on this. Apple use Myriad Pro for a lot of their site and advertising.
Apr
16
comment Do we have name for these kind of “flat graphics” images?
That style is definitely known as “flat design” by the design community and press in 2012/2013.
Feb
17
comment How to create a printable 2-page CV in Photoshop
I think you'd be far better served by designing your CV in the word processor, InDesign, Illustrator, or pretty much anything that's not Photoshop. :D It's not really intended for this task.
Feb
5
comment Stacking Images Using Photoshop
+1 on this solution. Make sure you take note of the values on the skew (in the options bar at the top of your screen), so you can repeat the process for all images and make them match perfectly.
Jan
24
comment How do I put a photograph inside the letters of a word (like Zero Dark Thirty)?
Command-click definitely works, but results in a bitmap selection, making future edits a little harder and lossless scaling impossible, which is why I've kept the example above as vector shapes... which may not matter, depending on the application.
Jan
20
comment Copying layer from photoshop (linked mask layers?)
And make sure Global Light is the same in the destination document, or the layer styles might look a little strange.
Jan
17
comment How to reset layer style properties in layer styles window in Photoshop?
Those actually sound like the defaults in Photoshop. I'd recommend setting up your own how you'd like. Scott's post shows a screenshot with the "Make Default" button. Set things up how you'd like, and click that.
Jan
15
comment How can I make a screenshot look like a photograph taken of a real surface?
100 screens? Set up a tripod and a way to easily flip through the images, and fly through the job. Just because the technique is analogue doesn't mean it's slow or can't be reproduced for many images.
Jan
13
comment How can I make a screenshot look like a photograph taken of a real surface?
If you need a photo on a concept device, you could take a photo, then corner pin the result. I definitely see your point though — in a situation like that I'd probably just do it all digitally.
Jan
12
comment How to create a shape, in a form of two basic shapes partially substracted?
Amazing answer! GIFs! In addition: “Merge Shape Components” under the Path operations popup menu (the one with Combine Shapes etc) might be of use.
Jan
10
comment Photoshop - Multiple layer styles of the same type
No probs. Unfortunately all the methods will require multiple layers or groups.
Jan
10
comment Photoshop: How to use a non-white background as the basis for semitransparent layers in PNG8 export?
It's also possible to save a PNG24 from Photoshop (24bit RGB with 8bit alpha) and use ImageAlpha to convert that to PNG8 with 8bit alpha. pngmini.com
Jan
7
comment Which Photoshop features are affected by different DPI or PPI tags?
Thanks for the great and very detailed answer, TomUnderhill. Unfortunately e100's right... I'm asking about changes to DPI/PPI where the pixel dimensions remain the same. I've edited the question. Sorry for any confusion.
Jan
7
comment What are the standard sizes for social sharing buttons?
+1 on this. I think 16, 24, and 32 + Retina @2x versions of those would cover it.
Jan
5
comment How to get this look in photoshop?
Which part of the image's look do you want to replicate? It just looks like a black and white image with high contrast so the shadow regions are completely black. Convert to greyscale then using Levels will do that in Photoshop.
Jan
5
comment is it mandatory to keep 72 dpi for web design? What if I create in 200dpi?
Sorry, but I think it's very important for answers on Stack Exchange to be as correct as possible, due the volume of traffic they can receive. This is especially true for answers that have been marked correct or answer that have a lot of up votes. I've expanded the discussion here: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/13855/…
Jan
5
comment is it mandatory to keep 72 dpi for web design? What if I create in 200dpi?
That's not true. If the documents are the same pixel dimensions, the gradients will be bit-for-bit identical. Dithering is a pixel based operation. The document's DPI tag has no effect on it.
Jan
4
comment is it mandatory to keep 72 dpi for web design? What if I create in 200dpi?
Where/how/why do gradients change? (Maybe we should discuss this elsewhere? The document DPI/PPI is just a tag.