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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?
Jul
16
comment Gradient Banding in Chrome
Yeah, it'd be great if -webkit-gradient-dither: on; existed. And thanks :D
Jul
11
comment Recreating a Photoshop Gradient From a Bitmap Screenshot
That's the only way I know, but you can augment it with the Color Sampler Tool, which will let you sample several points at once while you're editing. (The Color Sampler Tool is only available in Photoshop Extended.)
Jul
11
comment How do I preserve transparency over a 'paste' operation in photoshop?
I think what you're after will be possible and easy, using a clipping mask. Do you have some example images to work with?
Jul
7
comment Going from Illustrator to Photoshop
It depends what you want to do with it. Smart Objects pasted from AI to PS have some issues (no gradient dithering, potential antialiasing problems). If you want a solid colour or single gradient, I'd paste as a shape layer.
Jul
5
comment “Black text has been set up so it prints as 4 colours, rather than just black” - what?
Rich black isn't advisable for small or smallish text. Slight miss registration of the plates could make the text look awful. Rich blacks are only good for large areas of black.
Jun
26
comment Is it really impossible to have gradient without banding?
Yep, that solves it :)
Jun
26
comment Is it really impossible to have gradient without banding?
The dither option for gradient layers only dithers the red, green and blue channels, not alpha (unfortunately).
Jun
26
comment Is it really impossible to have gradient without banding?
Yeah, you can definitely use a black and white gradient on a channel, then load that as a selection, then create a new layer, then fill the selection. You'll end up with a gradient with dithered alpha. Also, I'll edit my answer... 16bit mode is a bit strange. It isn't always better quality for gradients.
Jun
26
comment Is it really impossible to have gradient without banding?
You can actually build the alpha channel yourself in Photoshop, so you can have dithered alpha (manually). CSS is a good solution though. If you're using a laptop, be aware that you may see banding on your screen, but others may see a smooth gradient. The browser rendering will be a factor, too.
Jun
22
comment Photoshop Pen Tool: draw lines in a vector mask
@AlanGilbertson Which behaviours have changed? Seem very similar to me. Stroke is new. The way they appear in layers panel is new. Align Edges is new. Switching between solid/gradient/pattern is new. Everything else I think we could do in CS5. (I'm not complaining, just suggesting shapes were very powerful in CS5.)
Jun
22
comment With Photoshop, how to batch replace white background with transparent in the image
I'm glad I'm not the only one still doing this. Old school PS channel techniques FTW. It's worth noting that if the images were all similar, you could probably do a half decent job using an Action to batch them all.
Jun
19
comment MacBook retina Photoshop save for web
Also, remember it's a 24bit IPS display. I can't stress enough how much of a difference that makes for design work.
Jun
19
comment MacBook retina Photoshop save for web
I'd definitely recommend keeping the display at its native setting. This is called "Best for Retina Display" in System Preferences (I'm suggesting to not use the "Scaled" mode). "Then rather get the 15" with 1680x1050 hi-res glare model" — If you want the res and UI scale of 1680x1050, then that might be a better option. Maybe visit an Apple store and take a look?
Jun
17
comment Text hyphenation in iOS apps
If you can ensure a good line width (10-15 words average), then I think hyphenation detracts from the reading experience. Hyphenation is good for narrow columns, horrible everywhere else, in my opinion.
Jun
17
comment Mysterious line next to shape after saving for web in Illustrator
Smart Objects in Photoshop CS5 have similar antialiasing and dithering issues. Photoshop CS6 has some fixes when dealing with Smart Objects from Illustrator, but they're still not perfect. If you can, you'll be best pasting into Photoshop as a shape layer and colouring in PS.
Jun
15
comment Select background against trees / hair
In addition to the answers below, taking bracketed exposures would have given you lots more options. Even if the shot was handheld, doing a little blending might have been easier than compositing a new sky.
Jun
14
comment Align to pixel grid problem
The example file isn't remotely pixel snapped, so yes, I'm struggling to see what the OP is after.
Jun
13
comment Align to pixel grid problem
Compound paths, yes. I've edited my answer to include compound path examples.