Following on from Kuler (now Color CC), Adobe Brush CC can convert anything an iOS device camera can see into a high-quality brush. Adobe Shape CC goes one step further, converting objects into fully editable vector shapes that can be tweaked in Illustrator Draw for iPad, as well as Illustrator or Photoshop CC on the desktop.
Our kids may have been able to unlock our iPhones since before they could walk, but that doesn't mean they're actually gaining anything by using them. There are countless cartoon and character apps to keep them occupied, but sometimes we want them to learn and create while they're having fun. Montessorium's "Intro" apps have always struck a keen balance between education and entertainment, but its latest entry, Intro to Colors, might be the best to date. With a vivid, interactive interface inspired by the Montessori color tablets, Intro to Colors just might turn your child into the next Picasso.
If there’s one thing a designer loves more than typography, it’s discovering new colors. Thanks to Adobe Kuler (derived from the Mauritian creole word for “color”), capturing and sharing any shade of the rainbow is now as easy as opening an iPhone app. Much like the Flash-based web version, which is one of the more intriguing services included with Adobe Creative Cloud, Kuler allows designers to play with and save five-color swatches (called “themes”) for later use in desktop applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign.
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then Mac 101 is for you.
If you are new to the Mac, then image editing may be a bit confusing for you. In OS X, Preview is the ultimate image editing and viewing application. It can open almost any image file, including PDFs; and, the app includes some pretty nifty markup, editing, and viewing tools. In this tip, we'll show you how to put these features to use.
After a lengthy period where Color Labs was virtually ignored, the company found itself in the spotlight yet again this week with rumors of a shutdown, then an acquisition by Apple. But it turns out neither of those stories are quite true.
News broke Wednesday that the shareholders of Color Labs voted to "wind down" the company, but it now appears it may live on in some other form with rumors of the company being purchased by Apple instead.
Regardless of what you use your computer for, there’s one thing that’s in common with all set ups: a display. There are tons of different display manufacturers to choose from with varying standards of quality, and because of this, each of your displays may not have the exact same color accuracy. There is a remedy however: your Mac's built-in Display Calibrator Assistant. Read on and we’ll show you how to ensure you’ll always see the most vivid, true color on your display.
As the Mayan time-line nears its end, the job market continues to fluctuate and North Korea keeps on keeping on, the frightened, confused denizens of earth cry out to anyone that will listen, pleading for a calming voice of reason to give us something--anything--that resembles a spot of good news. What's that you say? PANTONE has announced their Color of the Year for 2011?