On Holidays

On Holidays

Jun 25

I’m taking a few days off… sincere thanks to all my blog readers. I’ll be back in a month!

CMYK and Pantone T-shirt

CMYK and Pantone T-shirt

Jun 13

CMY   and CM  K

Pantone T-shirt

I’ve found some interesting T-shirts for graphic designers: CMY and CM  K and Pantone 109, 186 and Process Black.

Dog Types

Dog Types

Jun 03

If the fonts were dogs… (by Ulises Galaviz Nuñez)

Dog Types

Web Design 0 to 255

Web Design 0 to 255

May 17


0 to 255
is a great tool for web designers as Pantone guide is for graphic designers. This is a web service that helps us to find variations of color based on a reference, giving you the hex color you need in an instant, without having to wait for the Photoshop open or to experiment with different hex codes blindly.

iPad Companion Apps for Photoshop: Eazel, Nav, Color Lava

iPad Companion Apps for Photoshop: Eazel, Nav, Color Lava

May 12

Adobe has released its first three Photoshop CS5 companion apps for the iPad. The apps were originally announced in April as a demonstration of what could be accomplished with their new Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit.

The three apps include:

Adobe Eazel ($4.99)

With Adobe Eazel, you can use your iPad and your fingertips to paint beautiful works of art. Paint across your entire iPad screen, and easily access the tools you need. Send your artwork directly to Photoshop CS5 from any locationall you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer. Or do all your painting in the app, and share via email.

Adobe Nav ($1.99)

With Adobe Nav and a network connection between your iPad and computer, you can customize the Photoshop CS5 toolbar on iPad to easily access the tools you use most. Browse, reorder, view, and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on iPad. Tap a document on iPad to make it the active document in Photoshop CS5. Disconnect from the network and use iPad to easily share files in person with others.

Adobe Color Lava ($2.99)

With Adobe Color Lava, you can use your fingertips to mix colors on your iPad and create custom swatches and five-swatch themes. Instantly access them in Photoshop CS5all you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer. Or use the app wherever inspiration strikes, and then bring your colors into Photoshop CS5 when you’re connected. Share colors via email, too.

Meanwhile, 3rd party developers are also working on their own apps to take advantage of the new Adobe SDK. Adobe Photoshop CS5 version 12.0.4 (released last week) or later is required.

Microsoft to Acquire Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft to Acquire Skype for $8.5 Billion

May 11

Microsoft has confirmed that they are acquiring Skype for $8.5 billion.

Microsoft and Skype

Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype.

Skype is the popular voice over internet service that also offers a Mac and iOS App version.

Microsoft reports that Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. The press release also states that they will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.

iPad Apps: Photoshop Interaction…

iPad Apps: Photoshop Interaction…

May 05

A few weeks ago, the Adobe Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) was released, which gives developers the ability to create apps for mobile and tablet devices that interact with Photoshop CS5. The Photoshop Touch SDK has been a very popular download and we’re already seeing a lot of activity within the community of publishers, trainers and plug-in providers. Tom Ruark, senior computer scientist, says the socket protocol allows developers of all kinds to take advantage of the “open pipe” to Photoshop and leverage the software for what it does best.

Check out more in the Adobe blog.

Digital Publishing Suite

Digital Publishing Suite

May 05

InDesign CS5.5 is now available! A ready-to-deploy tablet publishing solution that allows publishers to quickly publish content to the iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook or a host of Android devices. Buy and order InDesign CS5.5 at: http://adobe.ly/buyIDUS. Or take InDesign CS5.5 for a test drive by downloading your free trial to learn more about folio producer tools, eBook authoring, linked text & more: http://adobe.ly/IDTryUS.

Digital Publishing Suite

Digital Publishing Suite