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Photoshop Quick Tip: See Newly Installed Fonts Without Relaunching

Photoshop Quick Tip: See Newly Installed Fonts Without Relaunching

Have you ever installed a font you just downloaded, and had to restart Photoshop to see it in the list? Me too. I install fonts all the time, (while I have Photoshop open) and it’s not only annoying, but a waste of time to have to restart the entire application, just to see the new…

Quick Tip: Beveled Text without Filters or Effects

Quick Tip: Beveled Text without Filters or Effects

Every once in a while we might find ourselves needing to get that “inset” or “beveled” look for text, probably more often for buttons and web design, than anything else. But whatever reason you might need or want inset text, here’s a quick tip to get that effect without using a filter, effect, layer style…

Improve Your Illustrator Workflow with Layer Masking

Improve Your Illustrator Workflow with Layer Masking

You may or may or may not know/use this Illustrator feature, but Layer Masking is a very under-used feature of the Adobe Illustrator series of software. I’m not talking about making a clipping mask. This is entirely different altogether. By making a “layer mask,” you can save precious time by not having to release and…

Fun with Illustrator’s Lesser Known, Yet Powerful Tools

Fun with Illustrator’s Lesser Known, Yet Powerful Tools

Believe it or not, Illustrator is capable of some amazing effects similar to those in Photoshop, all waiting at the tip of your finger in the Tools palette. These are NOT filters, but some lesser known Basic Illustrator Tools that , if harnessed right, can transform a single path into a work of art. I’ll…

How to Display Memory Usage in a Dock Icon – Mac OS X

How to Display Memory Usage in a Dock Icon – Mac OS X

This is a quick way to have easy visual access to your memory usage without having to rely on a Dashboard Widget, or even have Dashboard running for that matter. And you don’t have to download anything. This comes standard with every new Mac running OS X. Being involved with web design, and design in…