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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.


Dec
11
comment Color Management and Photoshop Color Profiles - Web Nightmare
So you've followed my steps above? If you have, Photoshop should match your browser. So, if they match, you should make things look how you'd like in Photoshop, because that's how they'll appear in the browser.
Dec
9
comment How do so many app menus get that finished textured look?
Ha. No probs. Added some extra info. Also, nothing wrong with Franga, although that's not where I'm from. :D
Dec
9
comment What is this font effect called?
“Illustrator has some good tools for this” +1 on using Illustrator for this. Photoshop can definitely do it, but it'd be far easier to create the shapes in Illustrator, even if you end up texturing and colouring in Photoshop.
Dec
9
comment How do so many app menus get that finished textured look?
Added answers above. :)
Dec
9
comment Conventions regarding saving different versions of a logo in Adobe Illustrator
I use separate files, too. It's usually a good idea to supply a client with a full set of logos in a variety of formats (Ai, PNG, JPEG), so they have everything on hand. RGB vs CMYK is an important point: I don't think that's possible using just artboards.
Dec
7
comment How do you break out of current creative mind sets?
Excellent. I definitely agree that getting away from the computer can be a good thing. Tools like Balsamiq can be good, too. Like you said, it's about being quick and not trying to provide too much detail early on.
Dec
6
comment Can Photoshop Be Used for Vector Purposes?
It's worth noting that if your intention is to use vectors to create a bitmap resulting file (PNG etc), then Photoshop can product higher quality results than Illustrator. It really depends on the specifics of the artwork. Both tools can be the right choice.
Dec
4
comment Version Control for Designers / Alternative to Version Cue
+1 for Git. We're using GitHub for design that sits alongside code. Working brilliantly.
Dec
3
comment Illustrator is unable to make a horizontal line thinner than 1pt
Yeah, this is it. In addition: The default behaviour when creating objects can be set when creating a new document.
Dec
3
comment Rotate every text in a row by 25 degree?
Yeah, but you can also edit elsewhere and copy + paste it in. You'll just need the labels to be separated by returns.
Dec
1
comment Tools to simulate different DPI screens?
The Dropbox viewing app can scale images though. The iPad app never fits full screen. There's other tools for viewing designs on the device that are far better.
Dec
1
comment Tools to simulate different DPI screens?
The absolute best way is to view the design on the device. In fact, that's the only method I'd recommend.
Nov
27
comment Scattered Pixel Effect in Photoshop?
Do you want the result to be a bitmap, vector paths, or would either be ok? There's quite a few ways to automate something like this.
Nov
26
comment How would you create these Photoshop clipping masks in Fireworks?
Yep, that definitely was the question and I think you've answered it well! The issue is that Fireworks is masking the blue and yellow circles, then the grey circle and compositing them as two elements. Photoshop is clipping the entire thing at the end, giving cleaner edges. (Maybe I need to investigate Fireworks a bit more to see if it does what I want.)
Nov
26
comment How would you create these Photoshop clipping masks in Fireworks?
Thanks for the great reply. Your example may demonstrate what I feared — that Fireworks' masking can't work exactly like Photoshop. Please see the difference in the blue antialiased edge: i.imgur.com/VvEoE.png ...the edge on the Fireworks image is a little bit grey. I hope I'm wrong and it's possible to get results that are as clean as PS.
Nov
24
comment Exporting a 3d extruded shape to SVG from Illustrator produces horrible plane joins
Another advantage of this technique: Smaller, faster SVG files.
Nov
23
comment Any tips for good tutorials or discussions on web page animation?
@Joonas What do you mean by "no click functionality"?
Nov
23
comment Any tips for good tutorials or discussions on web page animation?
IE10 actually does support quite a bit. msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/hh673530(v=vs.85).aspx The great thing about CSS animation is that it degrades gracefully and it can be GPU accelerated (unlike jQuery). But I agree if you want to support everything, CSS may not be the best option.
Nov
22
comment Is this a photo or 3D render, and how would I give a photo a similar effect?
I think it's far more likely that the entire scene and lighting was rendered first, and Photoshop was used for post processing.
Nov
22
comment Is this a photo or 3D render, and how would I give a photo a similar effect?
@4thSpace Yep. V-Ray is a renderer that can be used with quite a few different 3D apps / 3D modellers. It's considered to be one of the best.