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Font management with Suitcase Fusion & Adobe Creative Cloud

Font Management Webinar
A reader asked me if a downloadable version of the webcast was available for a recent font management webinar from Extensis.

At the time, I was not aware of one. Fortunately, Extensis has made that webinar available for viewing by everyone.

View this recorded webcast to learn proven techniques to help you focus on design rather than font management. You’ll learn how Suitcase Fusion 5 takes the work out of managing your fonts in Adobe Creative Cloud to improve your creativity.

Learn how to:

• Remove corrupt fonts from your workflow
• Dispel the dreaded “missing font” dialog box in Creative Cloud apps
• Efficiently organize your font collection
• Speed font prototyping
• Remove font duplicates
• Clean font caches
• And more…


And that’s why I don’t use Windows: Reason #178

Windows 8 updates
Shaun McGill explains his rather unpleasant experience buying a Windows 8 laptop. Having used Windows 7 for a few years, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily I was able to adapt to the Windows experience. But from all I’ve read, Windows 8 is amateur hour in comparison. If Windows 7 was Mac OS X, then Windows 8 is closer to DOS in comparison. It just doesn’t make any sense.

I’m not sure where Microsoft is going with their future OS versions, but I do know that if they want to stop the continued trip to consumer irrelevance, they had better make a full stop and reverse.


Photoshop’s Align & Snap to Pixel Grid explained

When working with the vector tools (such as the shape tools), Photoshop has a preference to “Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid”. This preference is extremely helpful when creating shapes that need solid, straight edges as it snaps the edges of the shapes to be fully aligned to a pixel, preventing soft, anti-aliased edges. Julieanne Kost explains it as simply as I’ve seen.