Apple’s aesthetic consists of white space and minimalist design. It even applies to the templates in Pages. Your projects don’t have to be quite so black and white, however, and Apple provides plenty of tools within Pages to help you add color. Using shapes is one such route to spicing up your designs, but many users don’t look further than the simple color fill available from the tool bar.
Letterpress printing has seen something of a revival in recent times. Invented in the mid-15th century by Johannes Gutenberg, letterpress is a way of printing type using a printing press and movable blocks of type (and today, other, more decorative elements). Many modern creative professionals love the tradition and craft of letterpress printing. They also enjoy the highly stylized, texturized feel of the results you get from using single color inks (spot colors) and thick paper stock.
Usually in Photoshop or Elements, enhancing specific areas of a picture is a three-step process: first, you make a selection; second, you create an adjustment layer; and third, you choose adjustment layer settings.
But the Smart Brush tool in Elements offers a way of combining all three steps in a single process. You might try it out once or twice, decide it’s not for you and not use it again. This is because it’s based around the Quick Selection tool, which is certainly quick, but creates very tight selections. These are good for defined outlines but no good for subtly blending an adjustment into surrounding areas. But for certain subjects it’s actually very effective.
Chalk one up for the rumor mill yet again: As widely predicted over the last week or so, Apple has slipped a few stealth updates into the MacBook Pro line, including upgraded processors, graphics and storage updates. Here’s a look at what’s news.
John Carmack and his studio, id Software, have achieved some of the most stunning advances in the history of video games in the past 20 years, and they're generally regarded as graphics geniuses. So when they talked about the graphical capabilities of tablets, our interest was piqued.
Now that eighty percent of Apple’s five Mac product lines have been souped up with Intel Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O ports, desk-bound consumers may find themselves in a bit of a quandary as to which one to buy. Does it still make sense to buy an iMac with such a fully featured Mac mini now available? Read on to find out.
The company behind the PowerVR graphic processor unit used in Apple’s mobile devices has announced that six key partners have started licensing their next-generation GPUs, but Apple’s name isn’t on the list -- yet.
If you work in web development, you’re likely well-versed in CSS3, the latest and greatest standard that’s all the rage with modern websites and the browsers we use to view them. The rest of us may have heard the buzz about CSS3 -- but do you know what it is, how it works and why it matters? Read on to find out.
The iPad 2 is here, and developers are already starting to make the most of the refreshed tablet’s dual-core A5 processor, twin cameras and superior graphics processing. But are apps optimized for the iPad 2 really so different than the same ones on the iPad?