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I do not have photoshop, and do not intend to purchase it. However, I am often given PSD files and told to create web pages from them. I have MS Expression Web, which can convert the various layers into JPG files, which I can then manipulate. But the graphic artists often put in text with particular colors and fonts, and I have trouble duplicating them.

Is there a third party utility - preferably without cost - that can help me determine the font and color used for text in a PSD file? Otherwise, I have to go back to the graphic artist, and it does not look so good for me.

The 19mb PSD file in question can be downloaded from this location: http://www.aleh.org/home_layers.psd

Thank you.
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Question by:Lev Seltzer
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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Since many people use photoshop, it is something you should invest in or at least let the designer know what you use so they can spec the fonts and colors for you.  

You can use open source http://www.gimp.org/ in place of photoshop also try online http://pixlr.com/editor/
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by:Lev Seltzer
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I tried both programs, and was able to open the image and see all the layers. But the font information was not displayed.

Were you able to view it using either program? Both programs are very complex, and it might be that they can display what I need, but because of the complexity I just do not know where these menu/toolbar options are located.
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
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Below are the fonts used and some of the colors although if you can make your own jpg's you should be able to determine the color on your own.  I hope this info gets you started. If you are going to be a webbuilder, this stuff is website building 101.  I agree for the one person shop adobe products seem excessive but it is pretty much industry standard and I do think gimp is harder to use but it is at least free.  For future, if you don't want to invest in this, I would simply let the designer know you are a coder and not a designer and to please let you know the fonts and colors used. They will understand.

Good luck on your project.

Navigation:Myrad Pro
Background color:#8cc63b
Color:#256224

Body text: OpenSans
background color:#f2f3e6

Footer
background:#b7bc88
color:#515811
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by:Lev Seltzer
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Thank you. I will use the information you provided. I can't get into photoshop at this time - too much of an investment in time and training, and I am trying to do other aspects of website design - so I'll just ask the designer next time to provide the information for me.
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