Alien Skin updates Eye Candy

Alien Skin Software announced the immediate availability of an update to its Eye Candy 7 graphic design effects plug-in. The update adds the capability to store presets in a cloud storage folder so that they can be synchronized between multiple computers.

Perspective Shadow

Cloud preset sharing is available to all users of Eye Candy 7, not just users of Photoshop CC. It works with multiple cloud storage services, including Dropbox.

I’ve done a visual review of Eye Candy 7 in the recent past, and I love the plugin!

The update also adds compatibility with the new Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud.

Check out this cool lorem ipsum generator for movie fans

Picksum Ipsum

Do you love movies as much as you love making cool websites? Then you need to check out this lorem ipsum genererator. Picksum Ipsum uses lines from iconic actors such as Eastwood, Caine, Carrey, and Morgan Freeman. And you can even choose for your filler text to include paragraph tags.

Here’s a sample of Eastwood Ipsum:

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Get control of your Function keys in OS X

Palua iconMac OS X and Apple’s keyboard offer some useful keyboard shortcuts via the use of the F-keys across the top of the keyboard. You can adjust screen brightness, activate Mission Control, control iTunes and volume, and more. The problem is, it’s pretty much all or nothing. You either turn them all on, or turn them all off. The Keyboard Preference panel allows for slight customization, but it’s a real pain to work with.

Palua

Enter Palua, from Molowa. Palua allows you to customize WHEN and HOW the F-Keys are used. For instance, you can set Palua to use the standard F-Keys just the way Apple intended when you’re in the Finder, Safari, iTunes and iWork—but automatically switch to standard F-Keys when you’re working in certain apps. And it switches automatically.

For instance, I have Photoshop set up to perform a number of custom actions when F-Keys are pressed, but switch back to the regular controls when I switch back to the Finder or other apps. The beauty of Palua is that the F-Key mode is switched automatically for specific apps you set, or can be manually switched with a keyboard shortcut or clicking the menubar icon.

I’ve been using Palua for quite some time, and it’s one of my favorite utilities. Palua is available in the Mac App Store for 99¢.

Slow posting schedule

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted any new articles or links lately. I suppose I should have mentioned a while ago that I’m in the process of selling a house and buying another one, so my free time has been fairly limited. The next few weeks I’ll be on a tight schedule, but will try to share some useful resources and post an article or two.

Thanks for your patience.

Take control of OS X’s clipboard

Mac clipboard

The clipboard is one of the most basic and essential pieces of every operating system. You no doubt understand the basics: cut, copy and paste, but have you ever explored further? Do you know about kill and yank? Can you access multiple items in the clipboard history or paste with special formatting? If not, Mac Tuts shows you how to take control of your Mac’s clipboard.

Some great shortcuts and a list of apps that can further customize the basic clipboard.