Adobe CS5!!

April 30, 2010

Well I’m downloading Adobe CS5 Design Premium right Now! (1:00 am Eastern April 30th)
Can’t wait!

see Download screenshot! here

Can’t wait to dig in and I will be blogging about it soon!

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I cannot wait till this is released! If your a non-coding designer type check this out!!

Screenshot from Adobe Labs Flash Catalyst intro movie.

Screenshot from Adobe Labs Flash Catalyst intro movie.

Adobe Flash Catalyst is a new application that Adobe has been working on for some time. It allows designers to make interfaces in their graphics apps such as Photoshop or Illustrator and then take them into Catalyst to add motion animations and interactivity WITHOUT CODING! Read the rest of this entry »

ScreenSteps Icon

ScreenSteps from Blue Mango Learning Systems is one of the easiest screen capture tutorial applications I have found. It mostly automates the process of making a screen image capture tutorial. Not only does it make the process of capturing and putting together the tutorial easy but it makes outputting the tutorial to HTML, PDF and with ScreenSteps 2, now in beta (download ScreenSteps 2 Mac Beta here), uploading the tutorial to your own ScreenSteps Live account extremely easy! The Windows Beta for ScreenSteps 2 should be released soon according to their website.

This really is great software for teachers who teach computer skills. Particularly good for Graphic Design teachers I would think? It isn’t that expensive and one license covers both Mac and Windows.




You all should check out this application. It is free right now as it is in development. It is a screen capture (video or image) application from TechSmith, the makers of Camtasia Studio and SnagIt, that makes it very quick and easy to upload and share with others. You can use Screencast.com, Flickr or FTP. I took a screen shot of the Jing logo on the Jing website for this post and uploaded to Flickr and then used Flickr’s “Blog This” feature to post this very quickly.

Here’s the link for Jing.

Apollo IM

Apollo Supporting AIM, ICQ, .mac, and MSN.

I got a Miglia TV Micro for Christmas last year and it has been nice being able to watch TV while working on my computer. The TV Micro came with a remote control which either due to updating to Leopard or Elgato Systems update to it’s Eye TV software has quit working. Elgato Systems and Miglia’s agreement to ship Eye TV software with Miglia hardware ended recently so that may have something to do with it but Elgato should still support current Miglia customers. I’m not sure where the problem is but I hope it gets straightened out soon.

I am going to contact Miglia support and will add a comment with their response when I get it.

Apple Fontbook logo

This could be a great feature for graphic designers.
Right now I use Linotype FontExplorer X which is a good application, especially because it’s free.
Support for font auto activation and deactivation in the OS will be big for designers if it work’s well.

from Apple’s site

Font Auto-Activation
Automatically activate fonts as you need them. When an application requests an installed font that’s currently disabled, Leopard activates that font and keeps it active until the requesting application quits.

I can’t wait for this and other feature’s in Leopard.
I have pre-ordered Leopard and it will be here on the 26th.