Fix Adobe’s Annoying Photoshop PNG Transparency Clipping
Photoshop decided it was smarter than me and would override my decisions about exporting a PNG layer with transparencies. It’d clip it and mess up my careful alignment. You can see someone else suffering from this on the Adobe forums.
This could not stand.
If you don’t want to see the setup for the issue and just want the answer . . . take the paint brush set the opacity to 0 and make a slash across the top prior to export.
I’m still not entirely sure this isn’t some sort of art project. The pictures are just too perfect and comments like the one here don’t exactly allay suspicions. I kind of hope it is. It’d be doubly weird to be “fixing” intentionally created errors. In any case, as part of my 30 minutes of something creative here’s a more aggressive before/after repair attempt. To make repairs like this (when the light is fairly even it’s especially helpful) you can select an undamaged portion from the opposite site of the face. You can see I’ve made that selection above if you look closely. It’s a good idea to copy a good bit extra as you’ll be erasing portions at the edges to help with blending. I copy/paste that piece which will automatically generate a new layer. I then flip that object (command T, flip>horizontal) and slide it into place. Once it’s roughly in place, I select the eraser tool and make it decently large, very soft, and drop the opacity down. I then erase chunks of the excess until I get a decent blend. The healing brush tool is a good option to blend the wrinkle lines in. I can’t get a decent screenshot of that. General tips, avoid exactly mirrored portions when possible. Keep an eye out for repetitive patterns. […]
There are a bunch of these out there but the ones I knew of didn’t quite do what was needed by the Focused Inquiry faculty involved in this project. They wanted a couple things to be possible. The ability to link to specific elements via URL and have them expand. The URL to those elements to remain consistent even if the order of the elements was changed. An “email this URL” link to enable faculty to send the URL to students Plus/Minus indicators based on expanded/collapsed. Most shortcode plugins I’ve seen either don’t have an ID for the collapse element or make it sequential (which changes if you shift the order). Neither works well for a URL that needs to be consistent. I’ve never seen one to do the email element. In my head, I made this way harder than it needed to be. It ends up being just two shortcodes- one for the collapsible container and one for the item-level elements. I found this Bootstrap snippet that did most of the functional Bootstrap stuff that I needed. I found a script to let me expand elements via URL parameters. I reminded myself what a freaking mailto link structure looked like. Now I just had to figure out what variables needed to be set in the shortcode and how the […]
The theta software sucks but the camera is decent #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA At one point you could mount a Ricoh Theta camera on a Mac like so . . . Mass Storage: Press Wireless and Shutter. While continuing to hold these buttons, plug THETA into computer with USB cable. Camera will be powered off. via this It appears this no longer works on Macs running an updated OS. I never found one that worked . . . but supposedly it does on older version. I tried a number of things on various machines here but even diskutil list in terminal wasn’t seeing the Ricoh. Molly even went to great lengths to call and talk to a person on a phone but he was less than no help. There seems to be a pretty basic assumption that you only want to take video in the camera and upload it via their app. Much like the GoPro, it’s hard to tell what’s going on in the Ricoh via the device itself. It tells you it’s on, wi-fi is up etc. but storage remaining and a few other things that might matter are not apparent. Get Your Video & Cleanse the Camera To get the content to your phone and remove it from the camera, you’ll need to go […]