Solved

ISO: PSD utility to get colors and fonts

Posted on 2013-10-27
4
365 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-27
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.
0
Comment
Question by:Lev Seltzer
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 39604012
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/
0
 

Author Comment

by:Lev Seltzer
ID: 39604081
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.
0
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
ID: 39604203
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
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Lev Seltzer
ID: 39604240
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.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

PaperPort is a popular document imaging/management product from Nuance Communications (http://www.nuance.com/), previously known as ScanSoft. PaperPort is in widespread use by both individuals (http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-product/paperp…
PaperPort (http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-product/paperport/index.htm) is among the most important applications that I run on my Windows computers. I use it every day, for nearly all of my document and photo scanning, as well as most of my…
The goal of this is to tech the user how to export photos out of Lightroom and the different options they have. Select which photos you want to export : Select where you want to export and with which options : Export :
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user the full work flow of how to use flash media encoder to stream onto YouTube.

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now