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I’ve received a lot of questions from buyers on how to slice my PSDs. I tried explaining to them that slicing is old school, but it’s difficult to explain why. I decided to make a video tutorial and thought I would share it with y’all buyers and authors.

http://tinyurl.com/2a4jalz

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DDStudios
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Good tips right there

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Good one Chris thanks :)

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Thanks guys ;-)

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godonholiday
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The video doesnt play for me, sure it will sort itself out. Thanks for the hard work! I’ll add it to my collection of bookmarks

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tigerlabs
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Nice stuff Chris. :)

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I have to disagree with this style of getting your images from the psd. As a buyer and developer of themes. I have found that it sure is nice when there are slices because that means I do not have to go through all the steps that you just described in this video to remake the images.

I like slices and the reason for that is that once you do it, they are always there. If I go back later to touch up or make the theme better, those slices are still there. I think it makes for easy customization of the images once your theme has sold.

I also believe that making the slices would cut down on the amount of emails that you get from your customers. Like you said chris, you had to make a video just to show your customers the “New and better way” to make slices. It does not look faster to me either. That is not to say that it isn’t faster, but I think I will stick with slices for the biggest reason that once I make them, I will be able to benefit from them every time I open up that psd

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I have to disagree with this style of getting your images from the psd. As a buyer and developer of themes. I have found that it sure is nice when there are slices because that means I do not have to go through all the steps that you just described in this video to remake the images.

I like slices and the reason for that is that once you do it, they are always there. If I go back later to touch up or make the theme better, those slices are still there. I think it makes for easy customization of the images once your theme has sold.

I also believe that making the slices would cut down on the amount of emails that you get from your customers. Like you said chris, you had to make a video just to show your customers the “New and better way” to make slices. It does not look faster to me either. That is not to say that it isn’t faster, but I think I will stick with slices for the biggest reason that once I make them, I will be able to benefit from them every time I open up that psd

Good point, although I also disagree with you. Once you’ve saved and organized all your images individually, they are also ‘there’ – as you’ve stated. They do not move, and you can easily customize them.

Additionally, whenever you whish to ‘redesign’ a sliced theme, you will unconsciously limit yourself to those slices (guides), instead of redisigning much more (i.e. wrap, content-page, sidebars, etc… the overall layout). Hence, without slices, your horizon is much wider as to what can be customized with ease.

Chris ;)

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I have to disagree with this style of getting your images from the psd. As a buyer and developer of themes. I have found that it sure is nice when there are slices because that means I do not have to go through all the steps that you just described in this video to remake the images.

Trust me, slicing takes a lot more time (especially if you factor in the time it takes to make the slices). I appreciate your feedback though.

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that is a good point, but those slices can easily be re sliced. Most customers don’t have the skills to modify a jpg, or a png. They need the image with all the layers. I think my main point is that by making slices, you can cut down on the amount of support requests you receive from your customers

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