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Lesson 15. Creating Links within an Image > More about creating slices

More about creating slices

You’ve finished the slices work for this lesson. You’ve explored some of ways to slice an image and set slice options in Photoshop and ImageReady, but not all of them. There are other methods of creating slices that you can try on your own. For example:

  • If you use custom guides in your design work, you can instantly divide up an entire image into user slices with an option on the tool options bar (Photoshop) or the Slices menu (ImageReady). However, this technique should be used with caution, because it discards any previously created slices and any options associated with those slices. Also, all the slices it creates are user slices, and you may not need that many of them.

  • When you want to create identically sized, evenly spaced and aligned slices, try creating a single user slice that precisely encloses the entire area. Then, use the Divide Slice feature on the Slice Select tool options bar (Photoshop) or on the Slices menu (ImageReady) to divide the original slice into as many vertical and horizontal rows of slices as you need.

  • If you have already selected an area with the ImageReady selection marquee tools that you want to designate as a slice area, you can use the Create Slice From Selection command on the Select menu. Be aware that even if the selection is an irregular shape, the slice you create will always be a rectangle.


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