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1 year ago from Anh Vu Hoang, Co-founder at Avocode

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 1 year ago (edited 1 year ago )

    Nice stats. A few questions.

    Layer styles

    Does “bitmap layers” include pattern fills and smart objects with bitmaps in them?

    Layer effects

    I'm confused by the layer effects section.

    • Solid fill: 23%
    • Stroke: 22%
    • Drop shadow: 20%
    • Gradient fill: 15%
    • Inner shadow: 13%
    • Outer glow: 2%

    I assume they include vector fills and vector gradients (non-layer effects versions)? If not, why not? Why do they add up to 95%? Should they add up to 100%, but the 5% difference is due to rounding? Why should they add up to 100%? Surely a layer could contain all of those effects?

    Paragraph style

    72% left + 23% centre + 5% right. Does that mean 0% justified?

    I’ll leave it at that for now. :P Sorry for being a pedant, but the stats left me with more questions than answers.

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    • Anh Vu HoangAnh Vu Hoang, 1 year ago (edited 1 year ago )

      Thanks for the comment actually! I am glad you asked :)

      Layers

      I've actually included smart objects into the bitmap group because I felt like it belonged there. That would have made an 1.6% difference though.

      Pattern fill was actually merged into the same group as Vectors actually. We've included all fills (color, gradient, pattern ) into this group. We could have probably excluded pattern fill and included into bitmaps but the difference would be really small - about 0.7%

      Layer effects

      It's the percentage of layers that contained these style. 5% did not have any effects. We've only analyzed vector shapes for this. We could have present that more clearly.

      Paragraph style

      All text justifications were below 1%, so we rounded that up.

      I hope that answers your questions.

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      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 1 year ago

        Pattern fill was actually merged into the same group as Vectors actually. We've included all fills (color, gradient, pattern) into this group. We could have probably excluded pattern fill and included into bitmaps but the difference would be really small - about 0.7%

        Thanks. Those seems like sensible choices. :)

        It's the percentage of layers that contained these style. 5% did not have any effects. We've only analyzed vector shapes for this. We could have present that more clearly.

        Thanks for the additional info!

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