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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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84 Points

6 years ago

I can't believe more people haven't posted--but I think that is merely because they may not know 9-Slice exists!

This is an absolutely crucial feature for me which I struggle to do in PS. (I like PS over Illustrator still for mockups.)

Since PS also doesn't offer Spot Colors like IL does, I use PSBs and Smart Objects to update things (like everyone else). But for example, I need to resize labels or buttons, and doing so is quite hacky. Being able to set some type of grid like the 9-Slice tactic would be amazing. This could be done inside of the smart object or in the document the SO is linked in.

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202 Points

5 years ago

9-slicing smart objects would be fantastic, especially for teams with multiple UI/UX artists. Currently, updating a button style means updating all screen mockups that use that button. I'm in love with the idea of updating one smart object and having that be reflected on multiple PSDs with various sizes of that button!

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82 Points

5 years ago

This topic is 3 years old, but I'm still looking at my PS comps now wishing it was here! What a powerful combo would 9slice+Smart Object Linking+Layer comps make!!! Please add this!

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100 Points

5 years ago

(I copied this from a discussion I am having in another forum..
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I do love some of the new tools and workflows especially the art-boards that has been introduced in the December 2015 build of Photoshop but it is still not comparable to features we had in Fireworks.

After Fireworks's demise and becoming archaic I was sorely missing some core features like 9-scale slicing which is an extremely important part of a design workflow - specifically a responsive workflow where re-purposing a symbol or linked asset is one of the main features and decisions.

I would say it is absolutely crucial and a deal-breaker. I cannot believe a modern solution does not have this feature as a standard. We waited years for it to be introduced in Illustrator (coming from a freehand-fireworks-flash-flex world).

Although I really appreciate the work on Photoshop to make it again a potential tool for end-to-end UI design, my next design will either be again done in Illustrator (which requires additional effort in a vector-to-raster workflow) or I will move over to Sketch or another alternative that already supports 9-slice scaling and an integrated raster workflow.

I personally have lost so much in the past in terms of my preferred workflows because of Adobe's aggressive take-over of Macromedia in the early Naughts.

Existing functionality took years to be re-introduced after Adobe killed of extremely productive tools like Freehand, etc..

I moved over to illustrator as it became more viable (it finally supports 9-scale slicing and multiple artboards) but really wanted a raster workflow for ui-design targeted towards raster-based output and deployment as opposed to a vector workflow (which works wonderful for a XAML-based UI which is all vector-based).

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1.4K Points

5 years ago

a very useful tool

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738 Points

4 years ago

Bump!

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738 Points

4 years ago

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738 Points

4 years ago

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374 Points

4 years ago

This was requested 5 years ago and it's still a very needed tool in photoshop.

I'm a UI designer and this is such a basic feature across all platforms (web, android, unity, etc) that I'm shocked to find this is still a missing feature.

Don't fall behind Adobe

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232 Points

3 years ago

How is this still not a feature, even with Photoshop CC 2018???

107 Messages

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1.4K Points

incomprehensible in 2018

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62 Points

3 years ago

Pleeease ?

107 Messages

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1.4K Points

3 years ago

9 scale  and constraint panel (responsive artboards)


please!!!!!!!!!

107 Messages

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1.4K Points

affinity already has responsive artboards

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210 Points

2 years ago

Just adding my vote for this feature.

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60 Points

2 years ago

This honestly still is not in Photoshop? I have been doing it in Fireworks for a decade

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62 Points

2 years ago

Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee gief this feature!!!