Photoshop® is actually the industry standard in image creation. That's
why we made a Photoshop® plug-in that will permit you to transfer your
images directly to Axialis Professional Screen Saver Producer without
creating temporary PSD image files. This great feature will permit you
to work efficiently and create high quality screensavers.
To get more information on the Photoshop® plug-in, see this topic.
Install the Photoshop® plug-in
1. The first
time you've started the application, you probably have been prompted to
install the plug-in (if Photoshop was installed). If you did not choose
to install this plug-in or installed Photoshop® later, please follow step
2. Otherwise, go to step 6.
2. Before installing
the plug-in we recommend you to close the Photoshop® application (if it
is actually opened in background). Choose File/Install
3. The dialog
box Install the Photoshop Transfer Plug-in opens (see below). In the Location edit zone (), specify the Photoshop plug-in folder. If you
don't know the exact folder path, click the browse button () to choose the folder in a list.
4. If you want
to create a subfolder"Axialis"
to install the plug-in module (recommended to organize your folder properly),
activate the option "Install in
a subfolder Axialis" (). Note that creating
a subfolder may fail with some compatible applications.
5. Click OK. When done, a message informs you
that the plug-in has been installed.
REMARK: You can install the Plug-in in various
other compatible applications. See your application help file for more
info on how to proceed. If Photoshop® is installed on your computer, the
plug-in folder will be automatically added to the edit zone.
Use the Photoshop® plug-in
6. Using Photoshop,
create your image like shown below (). For better results
we recommend you to create an image with smooth transparency (). For example the image below is featured with a cyan outer
glow. Only the selected layer contents will be transferred ().
7. In the menu
(), select Filter/Axialis/Transfer
To Axialis Professional Screen Saver Producer. The Axialis application
automatically starts (or activates if already running in background) and
a dialog box prompts you to choose an action:
8. Choose Create a New Screen Saver using this image
as sprite option () to create a new screensaver.
By choosing this action, you'll add this image as the first sprite in
the screensaver. If you want to add this image in an existing (and already
opened) screensaver project, select Paste
the image option ().
9. For example,
a New Screen Saver and click OK.
A second dialog box opens. Specify the requested information (title, author...)
and Click Next. A new screensaver is created with the image added as sprite:
10. The sprite
is added in the center of the edit window () and is also
visible in the sprite list (). Now you can adjust the
sprite properties: motion, size & position, collision, transparency...
To learn more about sprite screensavers, we recommend you to follow this tutorial.
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