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Better way to slice images in PHOTOSHOP

  • # November 5, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Ok so l love the vids on this site, but after watching the

    #12: Converting a Photoshop Mockup: Part Two, Episode One

    l just thought l would let people know a different way of slicing images.
    So Chris uses the crop tool but that means you have to go back a step in the history box, and thats cool but what happens if you save your PSD file after you have croped it…… uhhhh lets not think about it.

    instead of using the crop tool use the marque tool and then follow the steps

    step 1 – Control-Shift-C at the same time (to save what is selected)

    step 2 -Control-N at the same time (this will bring up a new document window that is the same size of the image that is selected) hit enter to bring it up.

    step 3 -Control-V at the same time to past in place.

    thats it… now you still have your site design file and your sliced image as a new file…
    l hope you find this as useful as l have.


    # November 5, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Hey, that’s pretty slick. I’ve been doing it the other way for years. I don’t have to slice up images very often but it never occured to me to even question my crop/save/undo method. Fortunately, I’ve never had an ‘accident’ but I’ve always been afraid that I would. Thanks for the tip!

    # November 5, 2008 at 11:23 am

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing.

    The SHIFT part of step 1 is important. That is "Copy Merged" which will make sure it grabs all layers and copys exactly what you are seeing.

    # November 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm

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    that is a handy trick. I am always copying and pasting layers into new areas, I have always had trouble because the copy and paste would only grab one layer, So I would end up selecting all of them and just using the move tool to drag the image out of one window and into another. I didn’t know that I could hit control, shift c to get them all.

    # November 10, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Another way that I use is to use the Photoshop’s Slice Tool and select the slices that I want to cut out then give them names and finely save them for web where I select the image format I want and then hit save. It saves all of the selected slices with the filename I give to them while slicing.

    Using this approach I don’t have to worry about cropping and then saving it or need to flatten the image.

    # November 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    The slice tool is the best method, you only need the one file, no need to copy and paste to a new image, or use the crop tool.

    You have the one image and the slice lines will remain.

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