save slices and manage how it 's done?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by wEEdpEckEr, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. wEEdpEckEr

    wEEdpEckEr Guest

    Hi,

    I just switched from Macromedia Fireworks to Adobe Photoshop because I
    heard it was so much better. Now, in Fireworks I used the slice-tool a lot,
    because I do a lot of webdesigning. The best thing about these slices was
    that I could choose to export only the slices, all at one click. The name
    and properties (gif / jpg - transparency - ... ) were all set from before.
    Big advantage was e.g. that you can easily change the background, export
    all your slices and all your graphic work was changed to the new
    background.
    Now I see that photoshop also has slices but I can't seem to find out how
    to use them the same way I did in Fireworks. Anyone an idea?

    TIA
    greetz
    <T!M> aka wEEdpEckEr
     
    wEEdpEckEr, Aug 23, 2003
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  2. wEEdpEckEr

    Hecate Guest

    Yes. Use Fireworks. Seriously. Image Ready, the so-called web app
    bundled with Photoshop is a complete dog. I always make images in PS
    and then open them again in Fireworks for anything to do with web
    work.
     
    Hecate, Aug 24, 2003
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  3. wEEdpEckEr

    wEEdpEckEr Guest

    Ok, I was afraid so that PS would let me down on this... Now, I did as
    you told, and opened up a .psd in Fireworks, but it's completely f*cked
    up. The stroke of some layers is gone, opacity is back to a 100%, ... So
    I'm afraid Fireworks can't realy handle PS-files. I could save in PS as a
    jpg and then import it in Fireworks and do my whole slicing stuff, but
    that seems kinda silly, couse every time I change the PS file, I have to
    save it and import again in FW, ... Any better idea?

    TIA
    greetz
    <T!M> aka wEEdpEckEr
     
    wEEdpEckEr, Aug 24, 2003
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  4. wEEdpEckEr

    Hecate Guest

    Don't use .psd. If you're trying to do something for the web then use
    ..jpg or .gif. Or, as another solution save as .png in PS, then open up
    in Fireworks and do the web work. All work fine for me. Even .tif
    will work better than .psd. Mind you it does depend on the versions
    you are using. I'm told (and I have it but haven't tried it yet) that
    MX does a much job of it than FW4.
     
    Hecate, Aug 25, 2003
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  5. wEEdpEckEr

    wEEdpEckEr Guest

    well, I was using FW ;-) but now indeed I save as a jpg and then cut it
    up using my slices method. Works perfect... here's what I've done so far:
    http://www.weedpecker.cjb.net/VBK/

    (nevermind the weird spelling, it's Dutch)

    greetz
    Tim
     
    wEEdpEckEr, Aug 29, 2003
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