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6 Messages

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772 Points

Thu, Mar 22, 2012 8:12 PM

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Photoshop: Add 9-Slice Scaling

Add 9-Slice Scaling to Photoshop CS6. This would be hugely beneficial, especially with the advancements made with the shape tools.

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198 Points

8 years ago

As an Interface Designer, creating 9-slice components is my bread-and-butter. When creating mock ups in Photoshop, re-sizing a complex component that would be 9-sliced in the final implementation is a chore. A significant MAJORITY of my time is spent on this one thing alone.

If smart objects had the ability to specify 9-Slice scaling guides, it would be a dramatic improvement for our workflow.

2 Messages

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100 Points

8 years ago

I totally agree. The capability is in Illustrator Symbols but not in Photoshop say Smart Objects or something similar? Adobe would win HUGE points if they added this in.

1 Message

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62 Points

8 years ago

I found this thread while trying to find out if 9-slice scaling had been incorporated into smart objects in CS6. It would be extremely helpful to have this capability. I love it in Flash and Illustrator symbols; please extend smart objects to include 9-slice scaling as an option.

2 Messages

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70 Points

8 years ago

I'd pay $2000 extra dollars for shared objects to have 9-slice and for a shared object library to be added to photoshop.

1 Message

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62 Points

8 years ago

Add me to the list! I was also researching how to do this and it surprises me that it's not implemented yet!

1 Message

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60 Points

8 years ago

A main thing a miss in photoshop, this would be a huge time saver.

9 Messages

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226 Points

7 years ago

I used to use Fireworks to link to and composite iOS mockups. 9-Slice scaling was great because I could simply place the image and scale it within Fireworks to mockup how the image was to be resized.

Now that Fireworks is discontinued, this feature needs to be added to Photoshop soon.

3 Messages

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92 Points

7 years ago

Yes please, add slice9 to photoshop!

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152 Points

6 years ago

Considering how much 9-slice grids are is used in IOS, Android and game UI (and considering how much PS is used now for UI mockup creation), Photoshop should definitely have this feature! Fireworks already has a 9-slice scaling tool, so shouldn't Photoshop too?

P.S.If you add this feature to Photoshop, please allow the 9-slice scale tool to have unique grid settings that can be remembered or saved for any particular layer or group.

1 Message

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62 Points

6 years ago

can't believe this isn't implemented yet!

121 Messages

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2.7K Points

6 years ago

I (sort of) linked this to the Generator Assets github : https://github.com/adobe-photoshop/ge...
Seeing the progress in the html field for Ps CC, i can understand this one to be "later" in the process. But may be now is the time.

12 Messages

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292 Points

6 years ago

Agreed! This is sorely missed. Being able to create a library of 9 sliced smartobjects would be amazing! My number 1 feature request.

Prepping files would be so much easier and with the linked smartobjects this would improve workflow more than anything.

8 Messages

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290 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 9 slice with generator auto export.

Allow photoshop 9slice with export of all the slices in an easy way. I think with addition of generator its amazing how fast workflow is. The one thing that would make it faster is allowing for 9slicing and exporting of 9slice with generator.

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100 Points

6 years ago

+1. This feature would really be great to have.

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250 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Enable 9 patch / 9 slice for Smart Objects.

It would be wonderful for UI Design to have 9 patch on smart objects, similar to the implementation found in Illustrator.

This would allow me to create a UI Kit for iOS and Mac OS where buttons, fields, windows, etc all can be resized and retain their shapes.

In these screenshots you can see some examples where some of those elements could be 9 sliced and could be reused.

Compound that with Smart Object states and you could have 1 smart object for all your buttons no matter what size they are.



Same for windows:


How could it be implemented simply?

On a very basic level you could implement this by leveraging Guides to serve as 9 patch. If the user has 2* or 4 guides inside their smart object


then a new option could appear in the Properties menu.


*2 guides would serve as a 3 patch, for objects that can only be scaled vertically or horizontally but not both.