Text as text...

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by paraleptropy, Mar 23, 2005.

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    paraleptropy Guest


    I am creating a web page with Photoshop CS 8.0. The problem I'm
    having is that the text is compiled as graphix. Is there a way I can
    just have a text layer as text rather than having it compile as an

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    paraleptropy, Mar 23, 2005
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    SamMan Guest

    Photoshop (PS) is a graphics program. Whatever you create with it, will be a
    graphic (image). Creating a web page from PS is not the best plan. You can
    make a comp, or a mock-up of the HTML document in PS, and then use elements
    of that to construct your HTML doc, using a program specifically designed
    for that task.

    Using PS to create web pages is like baking a cake over a camp fire... It
    can be done, but the results would not be as good as doing it the proper
    SamMan, Mar 23, 2005
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    paraleptropy Guest

    Well, that's not exactly the answer I was hoping for, but thanks for
    the honest opinion. I guess my best bet would to creat the HTML code
    without the text, then edit the HTML in Dreamweaver or something of
    that sort. I'll have to see what HTML editor we're using here at

    Thanks alot.
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    paraleptropy, Mar 23, 2005
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    Eric Gill Guest

    paraleptropy <paraleptropy> wrote in

    He could have lied to you and told you that PS magically breaks HTML's text
    limitations, allowing you to use whatever typeface you want at whatever
    size, with any special effects you can come up with, positioned anywhere
    you want.

    We've all wished for something like that over the years. It just hasn't
    Your best bet is to use the programs to do what they are designed for.
    Photoshop/Imagready is for prepping up graphics, and includes limited html
    facilities mainly for manipulating graphics, i.e., slices/tables and

    Actually assembling the page is done in a an HTML editor.
    Eric Gill, Mar 23, 2005
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    Laura K Guest

    Jump from Photoshop to Imageready. Slice up the graphic and remove the part
    that has the text. In the dialog palette for slices, change that slice from a
    graphic (.gif, jpg) to text.
    Export the slices/HTML. Open the HTML in an editor or Notepad and add the
    text to the now empy box. You may be able to add it in Imageready, I can't
    remember offhand.
    Laura K, Mar 23, 2005
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    Don Pyeatt Guest

    Make a table with a cell of the same dimensions as the picture, set the
    picture as the cell's background image. Then add whatever text you want
    on top of the picture.

    Don Pyeatt, Mar 23, 2005
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    paraleptropy Guest

    But thanks for contribution.
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    paraleptropy, Mar 24, 2005
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    paraleptropy Guest

    Thank you for the suggestion. I will certainly give this a shot, as
    well as the thing that Don mentione below!

    Thank you both for your suggestions.
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    paraleptropy, Mar 24, 2005
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    Tacit Guest

    Yes. Use an HTML editor.

    Photoshop is not an HTML editor; it is an image editor. As such, it
    creates images. You do not build Web pages in Photoshop; you build
    graphics in Photoshop, then use a Web page editor to place the images
    and text on a page.
    Tacit, Mar 26, 2005
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