Photoshop

Extract Assets Feature - Deprecated

If you want to use Photoshop to generate automatically your assets for iOS or Android Development rejoice. The feature is gone in the new version of Photoshop.

It was flawed but just resigning is not really a good choice IMO.

There was a great discussion on how to improve the feature in the Adobe Forums, and it seems like that the resolution is to just kill the feature and announce it in the thread:

"FYI folks, this feature is now deprecated, we have released Export Options which tackles a smaller scope of problems of exporting. More info is available here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/export-artboards-layers.html"

And no - the new feature is not really an enhancement.

Photoshop CC: Extract Assets Feature Is a Disaster (2014.2 update)

The new Extract Assets feature in Photoshop CC 2014 is a disaster. Take a look at Sketch for the proper way to do this that designers will actually want to use. Problems & Suggestions: 1) Come up with a solution that doesn't mess with my layer or layer group names - let me name the asset in the Extract Assets window and then remember it.

2) Allow me to add padding around an asset when I export - with the flexibility to provide different pa...

Fix Pen Pressure Problems in Photoshop CC for older Tablets

It looks like there has been a change in Photoshop that makes it not recognize pen pressure anymore. After trying out various tips and tricks I came around http://forum.wacom.eu/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19462. To make it short - you have to create a custom config file and restart Photoshop.

* Photoshop CC 2014 changes stylus use to use Microsoft system API's, with these API's you need to have Windows Ink enabled. These API's give better stroke results and improve the out of the box experience for users using Windows tablet/convertible devices. If you want to go back to the old WinTab implementation of previous versions do the following:

Create a file that contains instructions to revert to the WinTab functionality.

Create a text file in a text editor such as Notepad. Type in the following lines:

#Use WinTab UseSystemStylus 0

Save the file as a plain text file named PSUserConfig.txt, and save the file into the Photoshop settings folder: 

C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 Settings

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Wacom Forum - Wacom Europe GmbH • View topic - Pen pressure not working in mouse mode with PhotoshopCC 2014 I've updated to Photoshop CC 2014 (Windows 8.1 Professional, x64) and found that pen pressure is not working. I use mouse mode - I switched to pen mode and it was working again, but I can't make it work in mouse mode. I've tried reinstalling the drivers, deleting the preferences... everything I ...

Cinemagraph Timelapse Mashup in Photoshop

Just realized today that I could "stabilize" a timelapse in Photoshop by adding a layer on top of the video groud and apply a layer mask.

How to make a timelapse in Photoshop is illustrated in a lot of articles online - but I have never seen this technique. It gives you some interesting creative options - like keeping the the foreground bright while the sky goes dark.

It gives the timelapse a cinemagraph look which is quite cool I think.

 

Using linked SmartObjects in combination with Layercomps in Photoshop CC | Veerle's blog 3.0

Nice overview on the technique - it also shows a rather complex example. I moved away from designing in Photoshop, but hey to everyone it's tool of choice.

Using linked SmartObjects in combination with Layercomps in Photoshop CC | Veerle's blog 3.0
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How to open WEB-P Images in Photoshop

The new Google Play website has switched to Web-P Images for icons and other graphics - so you are likely to encounter this file fomrat more prominently. If you want to use it in Photoshop you need a plugin. I tried a couple of them and only one works fine with transparencies. You can download it for free on GitHub from Brendan Bolles. Get it here : https://github.com/fnordware/AdobeWebM

BTW: You don't put this plugin in the general plugin folder but in Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)/Required/Plug-Ins/File Formats

Use Photoshops channel mixer to make change color of objects

This is just a quick tip. I had to quickly change the color of a red seat into a white one … after first trying to desaturate and lighten up the whole scene I remembered that I could try the channel mixer. And guess what, you can simply select the preset (or adjust your own settings) and the red seats are magically white.

Photoshop CS6 Preview ready for download

Try it out now, stop everything and download the preview edition of Photoshop CS6 ... and while you wait that the download completes look at the videos by Russel Brown and Juleanne Kost.

Web Designers holler - Photoshop CS6 gets Paragraph & Character Styles ... Now let's see if we can import them from other applications. Also the content aware move is great and useful, the other features presented by are meh ... but let's play with them to see how useful they are in real life. #photoshop #cs6 #download #beta

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Download Nikon D3000 18-55 and 55-200 Kit-Lens Profiles for free

The Nikon D3000 is a entry level DSLR and the kit-lenses you get with it are not the best lenses in the world - but with the new lens correction introduced in Photoshop CS5, Camera Raw 6.1 and in the forthcomming Lightroom 3 will help you get better pictures even if you are just entering in the semi-pro digital photography.

Since Adobe and no other user has yet supplied Lens Profiles for this "cheap" lenses I've made them on a rainy sunday. So just download them and put them in the according folders to enjoy them.

The zip files includes the profiles for the NIKON D3000 with Nikkor 18.0-55.0 mm f3.5-5.6, and the NIKON D3000 with the Nikkor 55.0-200.0 mm f4.0-5.6 lenses.

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To install them place them in one of the following folders.

a. For Windows XP: C:Documents and Settings(User Name)Application DataAdobeCameraRawLensProfiles1.0 C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAdobeCameraRawLensProfiles1.0

b. For Windows Vista or Windows 7: C:Users(User Name)AppDataRoamingAdobeCameraRawLensProfiles1.0 C:ProgramDataAdobeCameraRawLensProfiles1.0

c. For Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/LensProfiles/1.0

Retouching to cut photo shooting costs?

As an art director one of your jobs is to ensure that the quality of the final product lives up to the standard you set. To ensure this quality you have to look at all aspects. We already discussed the copywriting part, now let's look at the photography.