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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.


Nov
19
comment What are lossless image format?
@e100 I knew you'd know that. Just wanted to make it clear for the folks reading along at home. :D
Nov
19
comment What are lossless image format?
@e100: Yeah. With one caveat... saving a GIF usually means converting to indexed colour first, which typically does a bit of damage.
Nov
15
comment What program should I use for animated vector style graphics for an iOS game
That's not true at all. Photoshop does vector brilliantly, if the output is as a bitmap. In fact, Photoshop's vector rendering is better than Illustrator and Fireworks by quite a big margin (antialiasing, gradient quality, masking).
Nov
15
comment What program should I use for animated vector style graphics for an iOS game
Photoshop has animation tools as well — a lot of things can be mocked up to test animation cycles in Photoshop as well.
Nov
13
comment How do I blend a black-background fire image in Photoshop?
+1 for the Screen blending mode. That's the way I'd typically do something like this. Also, if the background is near black, but not black, you may need to apply a Levels change as well.
Oct
31
comment Colors appear differently on webpage when saving in sRGB
Are you using Safari 6 for Mac? This discussion may be of interest: feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/…
Oct
31
comment PSD Files: Quick Preview without opening Photoshop?
+1. This has one caveat though: Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility will have to be set to Always (under File Handling in Preferences), otherwise QuickLook shows an all white image.
Oct
27
comment How to use H1, H2 etc. tags properly?
There is sometimes discussion if more than one H1 tag should be used per page. Apart from that, I agree, there isn't much to it.
Oct
26
comment Is there a Photoshop action to create bump, normal and reflection maps for rendering software?
They're all very different things. What are you trying to create those from? Photoshop is a 2D application (with a little bit of 3D in the Extended version), so bump maps, normal maps and reflection maps aren't really its thing.
Oct
25
comment How do I avoid lines at top and left borders of png files exported from Illustrator
I'd recommend using Slices rather than Artboards. Slices are always pixel boundary aligned, Artboards aren't.
Oct
23
comment How is the artwork at Adobe.com created?
If I had to guess, I'd say you're right. Looks like they've used a 3D app to build at least the underlying image.
Oct
22
comment Can I blend layers by formula with brackets?
Yeah, I think so. But I don't think screen is the same as pure addition of the values? I'll edit my response.
Oct
20
comment Text hyphenation in iOS apps
@Lauren Ipsum I'd recommend against justified text, too. But that's definitely my own opinion. Others may disagree. “justifying and using hyphens would reduce fatigue” — I'd say the opposite. Ragged lines give the brain patterns to lock onto.
Oct
12
comment Photoshop - retrieve graphic from off screen / outside canvas
This is the way I do it, too. Definitely works and is quick. +1
Oct
10
comment Layer mask not taking in gradient outlay
Can you provide a bit more info? This should be an easy one to solve, with the right details. A screen grab of your canvas and layers panel would help.
Oct
10
comment What elements should be on an iPhone app's splash screen?
“they would prefer you simply show the default interface devoid of any content” — That's definitely the way to go, if you can swing it. Mobile hardware is really quick these days, so anything too different to the app itself will often be jarring.
Oct
9
comment Triangle for a popover (Photoshop)
Got reference? Scott's answer is a good one... but if you're after something different, visual reference would help.
Oct
8
comment How to Make Letters Like This?
Yeah. The Pathfinder panel in Illustrator is also great for this kind of thing.
Oct
5
comment How to remove the alpha channel in a Photoshop document?
Great to hear! :)
Oct
5
comment Is it possible to divide one Photoshop document into multiple source files?
That's ok! You went into far more detail. :)