Most designers know that tapping the Tab key is the quick way to temporarily hide all open palettes in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator. Very handy when your design is obscured by too many windows. Even more handy: Press Shift+Tab and you can keep your Toolbox and Options bar, but hide the other palettes!
Google Earth is a free utility that lets you search for nearly any location in the world, then shows you the location in 3D. For example, enjoy a virtual 3D tour of downtown Seattle starting at the Creativetechs office (although 3D New York is much more interesting). Google Earth gives you driving directions, maps, and […]
The fun part of this week’s tip is our source. Check out this energetic Photoshop tutorial from Deke McClelland. Adobe adds algorithms to Photoshop that prevent users from opening or printing scanned money. While we’ve been aware of this feature for quite a while, it has taken on the character of an urban legend, because […]
Two months ago we ran an apparently popular tip on Creating Quick Voiceovers in GarageBand 3. We’ve received a lot of questions since then about the best microphone to use for a simple voiceover. We can’t quite declare a “best microphone.” But if you are looking for an inexpensive way to record video tutorials, GarageBand […]
Are you working on a product packaging job? Here’s a way to combine digital product photography and Adobe Photoshop CS2 to create quick virtual prototypes. The process is fairly easy once you understand the technique, and can be used for some pretty remarkable results.
Who remember the 80’s band, Breathe?
One of the original band members now owns a web development company, and has re-recorded their hit "Hands to Heaven" as a loving tribute to the perils of web development. If you are a web designer who was in school in the mid 80’s, this MP3 might hit a few chords for you.