Photoshop has this Variables and Data Sets features under the IMAGE menu. A recent project prompted me to play around with this feature. And it helped greatly in reducing the amount of time needed to produce and print some 70 to 80 credit-card-like cards. Useful things that I find out that tutorials and literature did [...]

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Peng Zhang on September 10th, 2010

I was snagged by Fireworks bizarre behaviour – it fails to export a selected slice as it is supposed to. The export process would complete normally, no warning or anything, and yet you go to the destination folder, there is nothing there. Closing the file and re-opening it does not help. I finally got it [...]

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Peng Zhang on September 1st, 2010

If somewhere in the html there is a html comment like below, clicking any of the links would not trigger any action. <!– saved from url=(0191)http://eknowledgesuite.fourseasons.com/learn6.asp?sessionid=3-EAFE72FE-C61F-4A2D-89C9-1D5E0E2DDC5F&command=showpage&courseid=201&chapter=3&page=14&version=0&rootclass=&c=&statusid=91365&mode= –>

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Peng Zhang on April 23rd, 2010

Fireworks is mainly a screen- and web-oriented vector and bitmap image editor. As such, there is no way to export to EPS format directly. Here is how I handle it when there is a need to bring a Fireworks drawing to EPS, with some success. First convert text objects into paths; otherwise the text object [...]

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Peng Zhang on April 7th, 2010

I have often wondered whether to save as JPEG or PNG when doing screenshots, that is, whenever options are available from the screenshooting software. I decided to do a comparison myself. Comparing photographic area at 400% zoom of a 1280 x 836 screenshot: Comparing text area at 400% zoom of a 1280 x 836 screenshot: [...]

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Peng Zhang on March 16th, 2010

This is a description of how I saw a new theme was created by copying an existing theme. This is just to help me remember the general process later on. It’s not detailed and may not even be accurate. duplicate the folder of an existing theme, for example, the “Jet” theme folder; rename the duplicate [...]

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