50+ Text Effect Tutorials

21 09 2008

Here’s a link to 50+ amazing different text effects that can be created in Adobe Photoshop. They’re all quite stunning in their own way. I, personally, have tried a couple of them out han have been pleased with the effects. Check them out here.





Pixelmator 1.2 Draftsman

30 04 2008

The Pixelmator team just posted a new article today on their blog talking about the future of Pixelmator. In summary, they’re going to be working all summer on 1.3 codenamed Tempo. Their goal with Tempo is all around performance. “Our task with Tempo is to stun every single user of Pixelmator by speed (think large images) of the app as much as we did with the UI and other never-before-seen things.” They also posted a screenshot on Flickr of 1.2 – most notably, you can see the Polygonal Lasso Tool (finally), Cuves and Guides. Visually, 1.2 looks the same as the current version and the team made no reference to the UI in 1.3 – which will presumably reman the same as well. You can read the entire post on the Pixelmator web site here.

Update: Pixelmator 1.2 Draftsman has been released and includes rulers, guides, grids, snapping, curves, color balance, auto enhance, a polygonal lasso tool and a completley reworked transform tool (allows you to use it as in Photoshop Elements with the box around each layer and isn’t glitchy like the prior version).





Windows Apps in Ubuntu! [Wine]

6 04 2008

Have some “Windows-only” that you really need but don’t want to actually have to run windows – like a copy of Adobe Photoshop?. Don’t want to dual-boot just to use it? Look no further than to Wine for all your needs. All you have to do is pop in the disk, find the Setup.exe file and double click it (once Wine is installed). To install Wine, simply type in:

sudo apt-get update

sudo aptitude install wine

wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks; sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6

Once Wine is installed, feel free to see what other applications will work with it too. If you don’t want to use the trial-and-error method, there’s a list up on the Wine Wiki that has a humongous database of most of the apps that will run on it – some better than others.

My experience installing Photoshop 6 was flawless, 100%. All I had to do was install Wine, click the Setup.exe file and I was on my way.

On a side note: Does anyone have any knowledge as to how to install drivers for the Wacom Bamboo tablet for Ubuntu?








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