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Illustrator: Curvature tool

2015/09/03 1 comment

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 2.30.20 PMThere’s a new tool for path drawing, and it’s called the Curvature Tool. I don’ t know if it’s because I’m so used to the pen tool, but this tool feels a bit weird to me. But basically, instead of straightlines being the default, curve lines are the default. you can still draw straight lines, but it takes a bit more work to do so (double click or alt click to change the type of anchor point it’s supposed to be). overall i found it to work pretty well, but it seems to have trouble drawing loops!

Also, if i select a loop (drawn with the pen tool) and with the curvature tool, once i click on the anchor point, it immediately changes it to a normal curve instead!

  • click to place anchor points
  • Illustrator connects points with curves
  • Double click / alt click to change the next anchor point to a straight point
  • hover back at previous points to edit
  • esc/cmd click to exit tool

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Adobe Lightroom: Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom Web

2015/05/15 Leave a comment

I wasn’t all that impressed with Lightroom Mobile, because I don’t think i really want to do lightroom work on my phone, but somehow I like the idea of Lightroom Web better….Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 9.48.25 AM Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 9.47.14 AMYou can access your mobile lightroom collections from any browser now, and do some light editing. Just log into your adobe account from your browser, or go to

What I really want though, is the ‘web’ presentation features to be dumped out straight from lightroom to my adobe hosted server, and have the front end be something like smug mug..

Adobe Illustrator SVG Filters

2015/05/06 Leave a comment

Had the fortune of having to build out some files as SVG the other day. I never really lookeda t the SVG filters. but here is what they look like.. I missed one, but don’t feel like going back to do it again. A couple of them didn’t preview correctly in Illustrator.

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InDesign Hyperlinks Panel Checks URLs for you from within InDesign

2014/12/08 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 12.05.33 PMAnother one of those “when did they do that?’ moments. When you use Hyperlinks in InDesign, the link is checked and if there’s a problem with the link, InDesign will let you know right away!

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InDesign CC 2014: Table Improvements

2014/10/09 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 5.39.31 PMIt’s easier than ever to work with tables. Now, you can drag and drop (and duplicate) rows and columns within a table with ease.

Just select a row or a column, then, when your mouse is over the highlighted area, it turns into a cursor with a couple of table cells in the corner. From here, you can simply click and drag the column/row to a new location.

And of course, if you add the alt/opt keyboard shortcut, you can duplicate the row/column! easy and simple!

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Photoshop CC 2014: Camera Raw Preferences

2014/07/30 Leave a comment

Preferences > File Handling > File Compatibility section > Camera Raw Preferences >

Options for JPG and Tiff handling. For those times that you want to process JPGs and TIFFs with Camera Raw settings as just plain JPGs

  • Disable JPEG Support – Camera Raw dialog box does not open
  • Automatically opens JPEG Settings – Camera Raw Dialog box opens if the JPG has been processed with Camera Raw before
  • Automatically open all supported JPEGs – Camera Raw dialog box opens for all jpg files.

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Photoshop CC: Use Camera RAW as a Filter

2014/07/30 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 5.02.56 PMYou can now use Camera RAW as a regular filter. You no longer have to open your JPEGs as camera raw if you just want to use some of Camera RAW’s settings and sliders. Go to Filter > Camera RAW. This also means you can apply Camera raw beyond traditional image types, and use it on PNGs, videos, and more. Cool Beans!

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