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Removing background from all images in folder, automated

Nov 26th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Here’s a quick script solution we put together for everyone dealing with large volume product photography, with objects shot against solid color backgrounds.  It is actually a collection of three scripts - AppleScript, JavaScript and Photoshop action - that performs the task. 

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What is Web Preflight?

Aug 11th, 2014 by Max Tokman

We created Web Preflight as our internal tool to speed up validation of Photoshop web designs for issues that routinely come up during web development. Now it is available to the public as a free online service that checks Photoshop web designs for file organization, spelling, size matching target devices, color and web typography.
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Best web design tool: InDesign vs. Photoshop

Jul 28th, 2014 by Max Tokman

When comparing Photoshop and InDesign as web design tools, we have to think back to their history. InDesign was meant to offer same multi-page layout and type controls. Over time, it provided web-friendly HTML and CSS export. Photoshop was an image editing software, even as it added typography, vector objects and web-friendly color space and export.
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Case study: PDF is not always the best way to get approval on creative

Jul 14th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Some time ago, we completed a beta version of responsive site and turned it over to agency’s client for review.  The client came back with a number of issues, all centered around font and image sizes that were apparently not to spec for one of responsive states.  Naturally, we were concerned as this indicated a significant lapse in our QA process.  Upon closer look there was nothing to resolve, as our work was a pixel-match to Photoshop files provided by the agency; the mystery deepened, as there were clearly issues on the client’s side which we were not seeing.

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