I’ve been a huge fan of Extensis since long before Mac OS X. In particular, their font manager, Suitcase Fusion, has been one of only two tools I consider mission critical beyond the essential Adobe apps I use.
The recently released Suitcase Fusion 8 doesn’t turn font management on its ear like version 5, 6 and 7 did—but it does greatly improve the experience for designers in lots of little ways.Read more “Suitcase Fusion 8: The best font manager, reborn”
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Adobe released the latest major updates to their CreativeCloud apps this past week, and I’m happy to report that they’re running smooth as silk on macOS High Sierra—both the standard release version as well as the beta version.
Adobe has a habit of buying and killing-off great products. There are so many that I can’t even remember the names of some of them.
I came across a few of these product CDs the other day as I was cleaning out some old storage bins. And it got me thinking…Read more “Adobe nostalgia: What a tangled Web we weave”
If you’ve used Adobe Illustrator for any amount of time, you’ve probably created a complicated piece of artwork. Those files can be fairly large, making file transfer and storage cumbersome. Thankfully there’s a simple way to drastically reduce your file sizes.Read more “How to make your Adobe Illustrator documents much smaller”
I was fortunate enough back in 1997 to be part of a team of Adobe beta testers for an app called K2, which would later become InDesign 1.0. Even having come from Pagemaker, then years of Quark use, and a buggy as hell K2 beta, I could see even then that InDesign was going to thoroughly destroy the competition and take over the industry in short order. It ended up doing just that—despite its lack of features in version 1.0.
James Wamser, an Adobe Certified Instructor, has put together a list of features Adobe has added to InDesign since… well, since ever. I’m not sure how useful his PDF will be to you, but it’s possible that you read through and find out about a feature you weren’t even aware of that’s been there for years.
Download the InDesign New Feature Guide, a 1.5MB PDF, for free.
Hey Adobe, see that button down there in the lower right corner of your highly-annoying Welcome screen that pops up every time I launch InDesign CC 2015—the one that says “Don’t Show Welcome Screen Again?” How about you fix whatever bug that tells the app to ignore the fact that I clicked that button the last time I launched the app, EVERY TIME I LAUNCH THE APP!!!Read more “Adobe’s unwelcome Welcome screen”
Adobe Creative Cloud’s Libraries feature allows you to access, organize and share assets between your desktop and mobile apps, as well as other Creative Cloud users.Read more “Are you using Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries?”
Adobe Photoshop has some powerful tools for moving, cloning and extending your image in the form of it’s Content Aware tools. If you’re unfamiliar with them, take a look at these two brief video tutorials from Adobe.TV. These are some fantastic tools I use quite often.