A trip down memory lane for longtime Mac users. Some of the classic “hero” wallpapers have also been upscaled to 5K.
Here are just a few examples:
Apple has made a combo updater for the latest version of the macOS operating system available for download.
The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
– Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images taken on iPhone 7 Plus
– Improves the compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents
– Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using a Microsoft Exchange account
– Fixes an issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly when using Universal Clipboard
– Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with Apple Watch
– Improves security and stability in Safari
Extensis, makers of Suitcase Fusion and Universal Type Server, surveyed thousands of graphic designers, art directors and creative people from around the globe to learn what they think about current trends in typography. The Typographic Trends report is free to download.
Many users of Adobe’s Creative Suite software are unaware that Adobe provides an excellent printing guide in PDF format to aid in learning the ins-and-outs of successful commercial printing using the Creative Suite apps
The guide is an excellent resource for new users, serving as a training manual, as well as a brush-up for experienced users. The guide covers a wide-range of printing-related topics in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. The free Creative Suite 5/5.5 Printing Guide is a 22MB download.
Let me start out by saying that Eltima offers a free version of Elmedia Player, but I don’t recommend it because there are already several plugins and apps that integrate with the Mac OS and your browser to simply view videos not natively supported on the Mac. While Elmedia Player (free) does this well, it adds an extra step vs. browser plugins, etc. For a truly full-featured solution, you really need Elmedia Player Pro ($19.95). (more…)
If you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to add to your Photoshop toolbox, Styles are a great way to go. Photoshop Styles make styling your text and objects as easy as clicking a button, and keeps them fully adjustable.
Photoshop Style A Day is a relatively new site I came across that offers just what the name implies. I’ve downloaded all of the styles currently available, and most are of excellent quality. Now I know what you’re going to say, some of them look kind of cheesy – I won’t argue that. But when you consider that after applying a style, your text or object remains editable, you can go back and tweek it to your heart’s content.
Lava360 has put together a great list of Adobe Photoshop PSD files, free for download and use in your designs. Of particular use might be a DVD disc and case template. Even if you don’t need the actual artwork, it’s always nice to see how other artists compose their files.
View the list of free PSD files here.
Textures are the backbone of so many designs, they can really add flair to your layout, and save you hours of time looking for a substitute design, or shooting your own photos. Lost & Taken has so many great textures available that it would take hours to list them all.
Re-Stained Paper is just one of many awesome texture packs available for download. The Re-Stained Paper textures measure approximately 2,200 x 3,200 pixels in size, and are free to use for personal or commercial work.