This two-minute video clip comes from this Creativetechs’ January 8, 2009 workshop Font Management for Designers in Mac OS X. A lot of designers feel powerless when it comes to managing their fonts inMac OS X because they see all these font folders spread throughout their computer. Since they don’t understand the folder structure, and there are […]

This two-minute video clip comes from this week’s Creativetechs’ January 8, 2009 workshop: Font Management for Designers in Mac OS X. This short video lays out the a description of the best practices for font management in 2009.

This two-minute video clip comes from this week’s Creativetechs’ January 8, 2009 workshop: Font Management for Designers in Mac OS X. Why do designers need to manage fonts anyway? Here is a nice visual example. This video shows the default font menu from InDesign before we’ve done any font management at all. A lot of […]

This hybrid workshop/webinar format we’ve been working on seems to be a hit. Last week, over 100 people joined us from around the world for a special workshop on Lightroom 2 featuring Steve Laskevitch of Seattle’s Luminous Works Training Center. The week before that, Jason Hoppe delved into tricks and techniques for retouching skin. We’ve […]

Last week, Extensis quietly released an update to their excellent Font Management Best Practices Guide. This is the 5th edition of their font management white paper, and it remains an excellent resource for designers who struggle with how to best manage their huge font libraries. Managing Fonts in Mac OS X – 5th Edition (January […]

As someone who writes lots of tips about the Mac, I spend plenty of time working with screen captures. A new $15 screen capture utility named Layers is going to save people like me a lot of time each week. What does it do? Simple. Layers captures your screen as a layered Photoshop PSD file. […]

Read on for a striking example showing one reason font management is so important for today’s Mac-based graphic designer. I took a fresh out-of-the-box iMac, and installed Adobe CS4, and Microsoft Office 2008. Then I stitched together a screen capture showing what the InDesign CS4 font looks like. The results speak for themselves.

Follow Creativetechs on Twitter and every day I’ll share a quick tip from the growing pile of tip resources I’m always collecting. I’ve been keeping this list in a text file on my computer for years. This month, I decided, why not share it? You’ll get to see what types of things I consider interesting. […]

For our January Suggest-A-Workshop topic, Steve Laskevitch, founder of Seattle’s Luminous Works Training Center, and author of the Photoshop CS4 Photographer’s Handbook, presented a terrific introduction to working in Adobe Lightroom 2. This 4-minute clip was an answer to a webinar participant, and digs into the advanced sharpening tools that are part of Lightroom 2’s […]

For our January Suggest-A-Workshop topic, Steve Laskevitch, founder of Seattle’s Luminous Works Training Center, and author of the Photoshop CS4 Photographer’s Handbook, presented a terrific introduction to working in Adobe Lightroom 2. This 4-minute clip shows off some of the wonderful cropping tools in Lightroom 2’s new Develop module.

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