Free icons from They Make Icons. Not a huge collection, and most can be found elsewhere, but nice nonetheless.
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.
If you try to get Pantone 543 (or a number of other Pantone colors) in Adobe InDesign CS6’s Color panel, you’ve likely run into an annoying glitch. You simply can’t find it by typing it in as you could with CS5.
InDesign Secrets describes the CS6 Pantone+ glitch in detail, and offers some workarounds.
What I find most annoying about this glitch is that Adobe hasn’t fixed it with a small update yet, and that Pantone doesn’t make the older libraries available for easy download. Hopefully, the new InDesign CC (due to ship later this month) fixes the problem.
Sometimes it’s beneficial to proofread text in your design work by hearing it, rather than reading it. Mac OS X offers a convenient way to do it, and OSX Daily offers a simple tutorial to show you how to set it up.
I use this feature quite often, but not as much as I probably should. Give it a try, you may find it quite useful.
InDesign CC has been completely updated under the hood to offer better performance, more stability, and a modern architecture to support the growth of exciting new features for years to come. CreativePro has a first look at the new Adobe InDesign CC (Creative Cloud) version due in June.
I can’t wait to use the new dark interface, and experience the speed increase!