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Text in photoshop



6:34 pm on Jun 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have been trying to figure this out all day. I have some texts on my photoshop template that I want to be able to edit in html format. But once the slices are exported, the text are part of the image. Can any one tell me how to make them editable in dreamweaver?


8:34 pm on Jun 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Unless I slept through an amazing leap in technology, this can't be done. Either you're using images, or your using HTML... unless you're using some kind of image replacement technique, but that would have very little to do with Photoshop.


8:58 pm on Jun 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The only thing you can do is hope that you or the designer still has the original PhotoShop .psd file and that it includes a non-rendered version of the text layer. If so, then just make your changes and reslice and dice everything.

If not, well, that text in the image files is just a bunch of pixels that you can't do anything with.

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12:22 pm on Jun 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Actually, if you port the file over into ImageReady, you can specify HTML text to be exported with the slices.

It really only works for body copy and not for anything that you've applied special effects or styles to.

First, open your PSD template in ImageReady (note: you can "jump" to ImageReady by clicking bottom-most icon on your PhotoShop toolbar).

Then use the slice select tool to select the slice where the HTML text will go. Then click Window > Slice to bring up the Slice Palette.

Where it says "Type" select "No Image" and then you should see a text field where you can enter raw HTML code.


2:34 pm on Jun 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys for the help. The reason i ask is bec i was reading this tutorial, and it kept talking about "html Text" but didn't really explain hot they got the text to show up in the html editor. I guess they used the backround image to write the text over in dreamweaver.

Well I basically just exported the text as an image for now but i ran in to another problem. This is my website: <sorry, no personal urls> and when I enter "123" in to the box it is suppose to display results of that user. But once the list starts to get long the page breaks up.

Right now I am just using a white background image on the page so once the list statrs to get big it breaks out of that image. How can I fix that?

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[edited by: tedster at 1:24 am (utc) on June 15, 2006]