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Dec
22
comment cs6 plugins installation
@Scott - ??? Most 8BFs that work in Ps7 will work in Ps CS6 (provided that the OS supports them at all). CC 2014 caused some problems, mostly to do with file locations.
Dec
22
comment Photoshop: How to know which layer does graphic object inside
Paths are like Channels -- they can be stored, retrieved and repurposed (to become selections, etc.). They are part of the document file, but don't become part of the image until you use them for something.
Dec
15
comment How to I change a .psd format to .jpeg format without photoshop?
That relies on "Maximize compatibility" having been selected when the PSD was saved, but yes, it may be worth a shot.
Dec
8
comment Converting a greyscale image to a single solid colour with Photoshop, while preserving transparency
Converting the picture to RGB (Image->Mode) then using a Hue/Sturation layer with "Colorize" checked should do it. Can you try that and edit your question if it doesn't work? (There are other ways. In Photoshop, there are always other ways.)
Dec
7
comment PS: Fill in selection with surrounding pixels
Content-aware fill/content-aware patch will do what you want if you mask out the areas you don't want Photoshop to select from. Healing will also work. Wishing for tools not present in the software will not.
Nov
26
comment Is recreating other artist's assets a copyright infringement?
Ideas can't be copyright, but there is such a thing as substantial similarity that can cause litigation problems. There is also trade dress, which may prevent use of a look-alike design, especially if it looks like an established competitor's brand.
Nov
21
comment Why doesn't my HTML markup have any indentation when I export it to .epub from InDesign?
The real problem is that ePub is basically HTML, so your code needs to be wrapped in a PRE element in order to maintain your desired spacing and indentation (unless converted to an image). I have zero knowledge of InDesign, and have no way of knowing whether or not there is an option to set blocks of text as preformatted on export, but that's what you need.
Nov
20
comment Is it inappropriate to ask for royalties on a logo design if the client decides to print the logo on products and sell them?
That said, pricing for identity work should always be negotiated (or set) based on the fact that all rights are transferred (though the designer may have limited portfolio/promotion license to use the work). That's not a license to kill, but you would normally charge more than for single-usage rights that can be relicensed later.
Nov
13
comment Styles of the Lowercase “a”
+1, but handwriting is getting a little too broad. The single-story emulated chancery cursive (as did Aldus Manutius and company when creating italics), which got its a in descent from later versions of Carolingian minuscule, but most lettering hands used the form that came down through half-uncials (which eventually twisted around to give us the two-story Platonic essence of "a"). Both shapes come to us from handwriting.
Nov
13
comment Changing zoom level steps of Photoshop
@xecute - "I would rather not use the tools I've been given that do exactly what I want" is not a great reaction. Cmd+1 will give you 100%. Cmd + + and Cmd + - will give you convenient integer fractions from there.
Nov
8
comment How do you export a jpeg with a selective compression mask from Photoshop CC 2014?
AFAIK, that option was removed in Ps CS4. However, there are JPEG optimizers that will entirely automate the process (I use JPEGmini — the 20 images/day "trial" version is free; it's $20 for the full single-user version — but it's not the only option); they'll do selective compression based on the actual image detail.
Nov
4
comment What is a good inkjet printer for printing very good quality text
Can you go into a little more detail about the intended usage of the printer? And the format (A4/letter/legal, A3/tabloid, etc.) you need? There's a significant difference between what you might want as a proofing printer and what you might want as a "final product" printer, and there's a difference as well in what's adequate for solid-colour graphics and continuous tone. And if crisp text is your primary concern, have you considered laser?
Oct
30
comment Do and don't do with styling <html> and <body> tags
Also, backgrounding <html> allows you to treat <body> as a "container div" without adding extraneous, styling-oriented markup. Current HTML+CSS allows for purely semantic markup; there's no reason to inject crap for appearance's sake.
Oct
30
comment Is HelveticaNeue a good web/e-mail typeface if it can successfully embedded?
Assume that people will not "click here to view in a browser". They don't — if they can't get what they want when opening the email, they'll delete it and move on with their lives.
Oct
30
answered Adobe photoshop: Low DPI in color images but good in black and white
Oct
29
comment Is it possible to design a book cover using Gimp only?
@Matt - It is quite possible that the OP is not aware that InDesign is an application (a fair number of folks I run into equate Adobe and Photoshop, unaware that DTP and pre-press are "things", and this question is obviously "in design").
Oct
29
comment Is it possible to design a book cover using Gimp only?
Just for completeness, most POD (print on demand) services have very similar requirements: JPEG or PNG @300ppi (text may be added using a proprietary "cover tool" in some cases, but with limited available sizes and effects).
Oct
26
answered A Font Identification Question
Oct
21
awarded  Editor
Oct
21
revised What do you call this distorted text effect and how can I reproduce it?
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