Posts Tagged ‘graphic design’

5 Reasons To Buy CS5 (And Not Just Steal It)

5 Reasons To Buy CS5 (And Not Just Steal It)

Adobe CS5 is coming out on April 12, and I can’t wait.

This new release comes packed with a ton of awesome new features, such as content-aware fill, painting, better edge detection and time-saving shortcuts.

But this post isn’t about all of CS5’s awesome features, it’s about why you should actually buy it this time around.

In a few weeks, just about anyone will be able to find a torrent, download link or burned copy of CS5. It seems to me that Adobe unofficially condones this, similar to record labels unofficially allowing “leaked” videos on YouTube.

Let’s face it: readily available pirated copies of the Creative Suite allow Adobe to retain what is basically a monopoly on this software. Amateur users, who would never actually purchase the software, find illegal copies and not only learn the Creative Suite, but more importantly don’t learn … Read more…

Adobe CS3

Adobe CS3

I’m up and running with CS3. It’s not too much different, sadly, but it’s awfully weird to see “Adobe Flash” and “Adobe DreamWeaver”. The only thing that seems to have changed is some better integration between Illustrator and Flash (which is really awesome and something I’ve wanted). Besides this, some aspects of it are pretty annoying. In Illustrator, you can’t scroll through the fonts like you used to by just pressing up and down, instead you have to click the bar and click the next one, it really disrupts my workflow. Also I can’t find an easy way to change the stroke weight in Illustrator. If anyone knows a way to easily do either of these things please let me know.A friend of mine told me that I should write code in the editor of DreamWeaver because of its php … Read more…

Photo Editing Gig

For the past couple months I’ve been working a photo-editing job, working on old family photos for an estate. The work is pretty interesting, and I really like my coworkers. We do crazy amounts of scanning and then have only a few minutes to retouch each photo. It’s really helping me get faster with Photoshop, and a lot of the photos are very old, and therefore really interesting.

I’ve also been working for the past couple days on an illustration of Kate to give her for her birthday. It’s an important one, so I’m spending extra time perfecting all the vectors in Illustrator. I also made a pretty cool pattern for the background. She already knows that I’ve been working on it, so it’s ok for me to talk about, but I can’t upload it until I actually give it to her, you know, surprises and all.