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    Best way to map pixels for skinning?

    How are you guys mapping pixels for button placement?

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    Photoshops pixel ruler and measuring tool, but there has to be a better way.

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    Hope this helps. In Photoshop i use ruler line to set exact placement, then use Rect. Marquee Tool to drag to the ruler line. Now Control+C to copy the rect.
    Then File>New - now just look at the new size and use the Height or Width to determine x or y value. Its not easy but works very well
    Repeat for the other value...

    example
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    Quote Originally Posted by veedubya
    Hope this helps. In Photoshop i use ruler line to set exact placement, then use Rect. Marquee Tool to drag to the ruler line. Now Control+C to copy the rect.
    Then File>New - now just look at the new size and use the Height or Width to determine x or y value. Its not easy but works very well
    Repeat for the other value...

    example
    Nice trick. Thanks

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    yee... that's a weird method.

    I use photoshop's ruler tool, and for the most part go diagonally so i can get both x and y start points along w/the dimensions in 1 drag

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    "Speaker of the Truth" veedubya's Avatar
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    please share. I do it the best way i know how to. Its not easy but gets the job done
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    I guess... its the best method of all time...
    Quote Originally Posted by menudude View Post
    thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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    I use ImageReady with slicing. You don't actually have to cut anything but is good for mapping the pixels and you can save as and save a copy of the image with the slices so you can come back to it.

    I tend to print a black and white copy of the image and then using imageready's slices i write down the measurements, kind of like an architects drawing.
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