Many people hail Photoshop as the king of all photo editors, but you don’t need such an expensive piece of software to perform one of its best tricks: background removal. While Adobe’s professional tool does provide some excellent ways to cut out unwanted sections of an image, Keynote has a powerful feature of its own – known as Instant Alpha – that will do the same job in most instances.
We all know how well Pages can present newsletters, school reports, letters and brochures. But exciting presentation doesn’t have to stop when it comes to adding figures and percentages to your Pages project.
While it’s sometimes necessary to include a spreadsheet or other numerical representation in your document, it doesn’t have to be the boring kind. Using Pages’ in-built chart creation tool borrowed from iWork’s Numbers, you can quickly turn dull-looking data into stunning charts and even make them three-dimensional for added pizzazz. You can turn a wide range of data into a chart, from budget information and cost analyses through to earnings, valuations and more, and make them fit into the overall design of your project with ease.
We’ve all seen those strange effects on TV and in movies where a young person’s face magically merges into an older version, a man becomes a woman or a human becomes an animal. You would be forgiven for thinking that this impressive effect requires a seriously powerful application to create. In most cases it does, but the truth is, you can make your own face morph in minutes using the tools available in Keynote.
Numbers isn’t an application you immediately think of when talking about Address Book contacts, but the two work together quite happily. For example, as in this guide, you could be planning a party and want to include a guest list in your document.
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.
What good is a new Retina Display iPad without a bunch of Apple-created apps to go with it? To that end, the folks in Cupertino have offered up a host of updates to the current iWork, iMovie and GarageBand apps as well as porting yet another member of the iLife family to the tablet fold with iPhoto.
Having to tell readers to turn to a specific page for more information is now limited to printed documents. For those who work with digital text more often than not, the ability to click a link comes as second nature.
In this guide, we’ll not only show you how to export and import Excel files to and from Numbers, but we’ll also show you how you can spot and fix issues that often occur when you do. Whether you want to send a Numbers file to an Excel user or open an Excel document on your Mac with Numbers, we’ll show you the best route to avoid errors and prevent major disagreements between the two applications that, sometimes, can produce serious discrepancies between documents. And, if you have a copy of both applications on your Mac, you will discover how to move files between Excel and Numbers without the headaches. Let’s get started…
With a rich set of templates available in Pages you can tell stories, share pictures and even let others know about your favorite recipes and vacation destinations. Adding images and text is a cinch and you can change any element of the templates to suit your style. There are 14 newsletter templates available in Pages, each with different themes to suit the tone of your publication and, if you want to get really creative, you can start from a blank canvas and create your own layout.
We all know about the Shapes menu in Pages that offers us anything from speech bubbles to triangles and arrows. The chances are you probably use circles and rectangles the most when it comes to the Shapes menu; but have you noticed the Pen tool, bottom of the list?