Apple’s new iMac with Retina display is very pretty and useful, but in the same places where it’s made leaps and bounds, it’s also made one of Apple’s other pieces of Mac hardware look like a relic, and an increasingly obvious mistake if you were to buy it.
The Thunderbolt Display remains big, bulky, and with none of the anti-reflective or color accuracy technologies that have been in Apple’s iMac for the past two years. Once the world’s first Thunderbolt display, it’s become close to the world’s last in everything else. It’s got USB 2.0, and the first version of Thunderbolt, which was replaced by faster Thunderbolt 2 roughly a year ago — now a requirement for hooking up to 4K displays.
There’s still no denying that the Thunderbolt Display was, and still is an exciting idea, something that is close to the vision of replacing a rat’s nest of cables with just a plug or two. While the idea of what we do on desktop computers versus tablets and our phones is still being formed, it’s very easy to look at this now languishing product as a taste of things to come.
Before any other human discipline, even before the dawn of mankind its self, design was a practice passed down from generation to generation of early humans. Today, everything that has been designed — space ships, buildings, pyramids, weapons, clothing, artwork, everything can be traced back to a single designed object.
Sip is a simple yet powerful tool for colour picking. I’m using it everyday for my workflow in Sketch and Photoshop. This simple and easy to use tool silently sits upon menu extras ready to pick, collect and identify colours.
I am an avid amateur photographer (veering into freelance work) who also works on a Mac. I have enjoyed using Aperture since day 1. I also have used Lightroom and while it’s excellent, I still prefer Aperture’s interface and “feel”.
I understand all the reasons for ceasing development but to me this is still pretty sad. I have been holding out hopes that with the new Mac Pro, Apple will renew development effort in Aperture (remember Final Cut Pro X / Logic Pro X?).
For those who say one should move on, you are not wrong but it would be nice if you could understand that it’s pretty hard to take when someone asks you to throw out the tool you have grown to love and master over the years.
A year ago Adobe has adopted digital subscription distribution model and released Creative Cloud. I immediately installed it and moved all my data and workflow to Photoshop CC. Today Adobe released another major version of Creative Cloud software as well as Photoshop CC 2014, and it’s huge. Check it out on Photoshop.com blog.
If you learn and follow these five typography rules, you will be a better typographer than 95% of professional writers and 70% of professional designers. (The rest of this book will raise you to the 99th percentile in both categories.)
All it takes is ten minutes — five minutes to read these rules once, then five minutes to read them again.
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