Posts Tagged Photoshop
…or how to create any right-to-left script layer in Photoshop
Photoshop is not fully prepared for working with right-to-left (RTL) languages: you can’t properly use Arabic or Hebrew for more than pasting in single non-breaking lines. This is a limitation in the software – and you may be told to buy a middle eastern version.
There is however a very simple workaround.
Adobe have supplied a Photoshop template file with live RTL text layer in it – which you can download from Adobe at the link below. Drag the text layer into your document and – hey presto – you have one RTL text layer mixed in with other LTR text layers.
It’s a Photoshop CS4 file – but works perfectly well up to CS5.5 (CS6 TBC):
Adobe Photoshop CS4 – Template to edit and create Arabic text
This is one of those stoopid things you trip over every now and then. Ever since I started with the CS5 upgrade Photoshop wouldn’t allow me to use a zoom marquee… instead it does a strange thing called “scrubby zoom“. This new feature means that when clicking and dragging the zoom tool your image will always zoom in towards the point you first click on. I’m sure this makes more sense to new users but nearly 20 years’ of muscle memory is very hard to shake!
Thanks to my colleague Aleksej for finding the answer for me. Just uncheck “scrubby zoom” in the contextual menu at the top of your Photoshop window!
Currently a mix of Bridge, Graphic Converter, Photoshop, iPhoto and Flickr. Photo workflow aint good.
Throw in a bit of terminal action
jhead -mkexif when stuck with [enjoying] 35mm film. Oh – add Flickr Uploadr and Google Earth for the geotagging. Bit of a mess.
Too many apps. Too much system overhead. Not a lean-mean-workflow machine.
In fact a real hog.