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campolar says
Same thing for me .. zoom … crop … save.

same here

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rvision_ says
This is how I work:

- ctrl + click layer to make object on a layer selectable - crop image - turn on/off layers which are needed - save for web

Additionally you could just open the image you want to replace and edit it by either:

1. drag the required layers to that file, then save for web ( some png8 or gif images that are in index color mode will have to be switched back to rgb: use image/mode/rgb)

2. Make a selection with the marque tool and command+shift+c to copy the selection but with all visible layers beneath and paste in like step 1 but pixels ( drop the transparency to line it up if required.)

3. do what luckykind suggests.

By opening the original you then have the name, just save for web again and make it the same kind.

there are many ways to to what your are doing. These are just a few.

Actually, I don’t crop everytime – it depends what I’m saving. If it’s something bigger, probably a crop.

Here is another technique which I use frequently:

- click layer to select the target object

- ctrl + shift + c – copy merged

- ctrl + N – open new document

- paste

This way I don’t have to mess around with multiple layers, etc.

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ponjoh says

I have never used the slice tool. I’ve always done it pretty much like DDStudios. Let’s say you wanted to change the looks of a button: Change it, select it, crop it, maybe hide a layer containing example text, save it. It doesn’t take more than a couple of seconds.

And about the thing you said about a logo that has to be the right size etc: I don’t know about other designers, but I always try to code my designs so that as much as possible is kept inside the default flow, avoiding position: absolute and stuff like that. That way the layout is flexible and the elements’ got wiggle room around them for potential changes.

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OllieMcCarthy says

Same here; I never slice. Waste of time since 90% of my designs are pure css :)

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Ivor Envato team says
Same here; I never slice. Waste of time since 90% of my designs are pure css :)

That feature should be deprecated :) damn it!

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OllieMcCarthy says
Same here; I never slice. Waste of time since 90% of my designs are pure css :)
That feature should be deprecated :) damn it!

Like IE6 lol ;)

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chrisfay says

I use/provide sliced psd’s in every design I sell. I have no problems with it and am extremely efficient with the export/slice process. I’m sure it’s a matter of preference, and what works for you is not always best for everyone else. From what I gathered the OP simply asked that authors state whether they where slicing or not (not a diatribe against the method and reasons to switch) – a fair request I think, especially if you are like me and utilize the function.

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RobbyDesigns says

Yeah, I understand there’s no pint slicing up what is ultimately recreated in CSS but look at some of the posts here where the people are duplicating layers, recropping, etc..what a long-winded way about it. I still think a sliced PSD is easier to work with, maybe that’s my preference but I honestly can’t see an easier way around it.

Let’s say you had an image like this in the file:

Let’s say this image is part of a slideshow with set dimensions, I would need to crop and cut this image to those dimensions if the PSD was not sliced=time. If it were in a sliced PSD I just save it.

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ponjoh says
Yeah, I understand there’s no pint slicing up what is ultimately recreated in CSS but look at some of the posts here where the people are duplicating layers, recropping, etc..what a long-winded way about it. I still think a sliced PSD is easier to work with, maybe that’s my preference but I honestly can’t see an easier way around it.

Let’s say you had an image like this in the file:

Let’s say this image is part of a slideshow with set dimensions, I would need to crop and cut this image to those dimensions if the PSD was not sliced=time. If it were in a sliced PSD I just save it.

In that example, I think you’re right.

With my ways, perfect pixel accuracy is rarely needed because most elements are kept in the flow. But in cases like the one you showed, a slice is probably for the best. I’ll remember that.

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campuscodi says

As I learn across the years, people slice differently. It may sometimes not be a good thing to have an already sliced PSD . I use only the crop tool and guides to “slice” (let’s still call it that).

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