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Essex born programmer and researcher at Microsoft's lab in Cambridge. Dad. Opera lover. Keen but shite violinist. Too many hobbies and obsessions to list!


Jul
25
comment Photoshop CS6 export to RGB 565 format
(N.B. It's 565, not 585.) For me it was not enough to have the image in RGB mode, I had to further set it to 8 bits per channel as explained by Scott here
Jul
25
comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
Photoshop does support 16 bit RGB 565 as a "save as" format, this question shows how
Jul
25
comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
Ah, 8 bits per channel, so 16 bit RGB 565 has less color depth than 8 bit. That was definitely confusing me, thank you.
Jul
25
comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
So when I save as 16 bit RGB 565 (as in this question), which I can now with your suggestion to work in 8 bit, isn't the 16bit referring to the color depth?
Jul
25
comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
Scott, I'm not sure how I'd be able to work that out, I only have one version installed.
Jul
25
comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
And you'd be right :-) Why force you to work in 8 bit in order to save in 16. Very counter intuitive. Anyway, please do post this as the answer and I'll mark it as such.
Jul
24
comment Photoshop CS6 export to RGB 565 format
Very useful question: RGB 565 format is the bitmap format used in the .Net Micro Framework (at least that's what brought me here, eventually), other formats are converted to it.
Oct
17
comment Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?
Thanks Scott, that's a useful way of acheiving the effect that I am after, though it is more long-winded than I would expect. I've added "CS5" to the first line of the question. I didn't add it initially as I assumed that this was such a basic and obvious function that it would exist in Photoshop from time immemorial - clearly not!
Oct
17
comment Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?
Thanks Scott. That's exactly what I'd hoped / expected to find. I've added another Photoshop screenshot to the question that focuses on the menu / toolbar. Mine looks nothing like yours: I do not see stroke and I do not see fill.
Oct
17
comment Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?
For posters to learn from down votes it is useful if the person down-voting leaves a comment explaining why.
Oct
17
comment How to make a selected area with a circular border?
Thanks for this answer. It stikes me as very odd that this common task takes so many steps in Photoshop while it is such a simple option (choosing a solid border and a different colour fill) in other tools like Adobe Fireworks and MS Paint.
Sep
1
comment How can I prepare lots of code to be printed on a long scroll?
John - your Illustrator answer below looks perfect. I'll give that a go and report back. I think I can get around the Illustrator size restrictions by keeping each file separate and letting the printer run them together by not cutting the paper roll between prints.
Feb
26
comment Good color palette, usable for the color blind.
But it seems odd that given how common some forms of colour-blindness are there are not websites that just list convenient palettes. It feels like reinventing the wheel each time.
Oct
21
comment Recreating pencil hatching in Illustrator
PS I've edited the question to explain that straight line where the smudging stops, it's where I cropped the scan.
Oct
21
comment Recreating pencil hatching in Illustrator
Thanks user568458; this is exactly the kind of answer I love: pithy, careful, and informative instructions but also richer information that'll help me understand the problem and the tools better.
May
9
comment Why can I only see a path when it's not white?
Thanks for all your help @Farray, I'll try SFW too
May
9
comment Why can I only see a path when it's not white?
Thanks @Scott that works. With transparency grid visible I can see the white strokes and fill without needing to add additional rectangles as background.
May
9
comment Why can I only see a path when it's not white?
@Farray - thanks for Update 2. By "Create a layer with your green fill background" do you mean add a green rectangle to the layer and have the layer below the layers with the paths in? If so then it is showing up when I export, even set to template.
May
9
comment Why can I only see a path when it's not white?
@Farray, thanks for the debugging tips. Unfortunately I only have Illustrator on this machine so it will take some setting up. Do you buy Monika's point about process white following the paper colour? I've added it to the end of the question.
May
9
comment Why can I only see a path when it's not white?
Under Windows > Attributes the overprint attributes are unchecked. White fills are not visible either, I should have mentioned that. I'll edit the question.