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Photoshop: Print Selected Area

2014/08/06 Leave a comment

Did you know there’s an option to print selected area in photoshop? I didn’t, and now I do.

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Photoshop: Maximum & Minimum Filter for Bokeh

2014/08/06 Leave a comment

The Maximum and Minimum filters Filter > Other are useful for modifying masks.

  • The Maximum Filter has the effect of applying a spread (dialation) – Spreading out the white and choking in the blacks.
  • The Minimum Filter has the effect of applying a choke (erosion) – spreading out the black and shrinking the white.

It works really well on non-masks as well, and, with Photoshop CC 2014 and the option to choose squareness/roundness, the maximum filter is really good at simulating some nice soft camera bokeh,


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Adobe Creative Suite CC: Indic Language Support

2014/07/30 Leave a comment

I think this applies to many of the major programs, but not sure. Indic Languages include Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu

For Photoshop : Preferences > Type > Choose Text Engine Options >  East Asian / Middle eastern & South Asian

For Illustrator : Preferences > Language Option > Show East Asian Options / Show Indic Option

For InDesign: Don’t see anything in preferences, but there is apparently a script you can run.

Photoshop CC: Copy CSS

2014/07/30 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 6.40.09 PMYou can export CSS (Cascading style Sheet) code directly from layers or groups. Layer > Copy CSS

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Camera Raw 8: Upright tool and Radial Filter

2014/07/30 Leave a comment

Of course, it goes without saying that Photosho’s Camera Raw module runs on the same engine as Lightroom… so these features are in Lightroom as well.

  • Upright will automatically correct the image to set verticals and horizontals to be straight
  • Radial filter is a … radial filter

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Photoshop CC 2014: Camera Raw Preferences

2014/07/30 Leave a comment

Preferences > File Handling > File Compatibility section > Camera Raw Preferences >

Options for JPG and Tiff handling. For those times that you want to process JPGs and TIFFs with Camera Raw settings as just plain JPGs

  • Disable JPEG Support – Camera Raw dialog box does not open
  • Automatically opens JPEG Settings – Camera Raw Dialog box opens if the JPG has been processed with Camera Raw before
  • Automatically open all supported JPEGs – Camera Raw dialog box opens for all jpg files.

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Photoshop CC: Use Camera RAW as a Filter

2014/07/30 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 5.02.56 PMYou can now use Camera RAW as a regular filter. You no longer have to open your JPEGs as camera raw if you just want to use some of Camera RAW’s settings and sliders. Go to Filter > Camera RAW. This also means you can apply Camera raw beyond traditional image types, and use it on PNGs, videos, and more. Cool Beans!


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