Author Archives: George Coghill

About George Coghill

Cartoonist, artist and illustrator specializing in vector art cartoon logos & cartoon character design. George is also a huge Mac geek and the founder of The Apple Artist blog and podcast.

Adobe Creative Cloud Pros & Cons – The Apple Artist Podcast #16

In this episode of The Apple Artist podcast, we discuss Adobe’s new Creative Cloud software licensing change, and what it means for digital artists. Hosts: George Coghill (@gcoghill) Krishna Sadasivam (@pcweenies) Tracy Bishop (@TracyBishopArt) Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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More Yiynova MSP19u & Manga Studio 5 – The Apple Artist Podcast #15

In this episode of The Apple Artist podcast, we discuss the Yiynova MSP19u Wacom Cintiq alternative graphics tablet/monitor and Manga Studio 5. We also welcome a new Mac artist geek, Tracy Bishop. Hosts: George Coghill (@gcoghill) Krishna Sadasivam (@pcweenies) Tracy Bishop … Continue reading

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Yiynova MSP19u and… Spreadsheets? The Apple Artist Podcast #14

In this episode of The Apple Artist podcast, we discuss the Yiynova MSP19u Wacom Cintiq alternative graphics tablet/monitor, and talk about tax prep and how we handle keeping track of things — as well as even using tax prep to … Continue reading

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Adobe Illustrator: Early Years (Free iPad Book)

Adobe Illustrator: The Early Years for iPad on the App Store (free) by Adobe evangelist Ton Frederiks. From the description: Adobe Illustrator shipped on March 19, 1987. It was Adobe’s first software application based on Adobe PostScript, the technology that changed the entire … Continue reading

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The Future of Graphics Software: The Apple Artist Podcast #13

In this episode of The Apple Artist podcast, we discuss various Mac utility software we love, and discuss where things are headed with graphics software for both the Mac and iOS with the rise of mobile Apple devices like the … Continue reading

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Vector Art Critique: Anchor Points & Handles [video]

This screencast tutorial video on best practices for anchor points, anchor handles and path creation by George Coghill is a video critique of a beginner Adobe Illustrator user’s vector art. 

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Vector Art in Photoshop with Dynamic Zoom & Rotate View – YouTube

Vector Art in Photoshop with Dynamic Zoom & Rotate View – YouTube. In this video, I show you a recent technique I’ve been experimenting with where I’ve been creating my basic vector art using Photoshop CS6. I’ve done this to … Continue reading

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What Microsoft Does Right: The Apple Artist Podcast #12

In this episode of The Apple Artist podcast, we discuss what Microsoft does right, the future of the Mac Pro, MacBook Pro and iPad 3 heat issues, Illustrator CS6 bugs, universal keyboard shortcuts for graphics software, software feature bloat, the … Continue reading

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Coghill Shape Builder Tool Lesson in Illustrator WOW! CS6 Tutorial Book

Pleased to announce that your humble podcast host George Coghill will have a Shape Builder tool lesson for quickly coloring your vector line art in the upcoming Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! tutorial book.

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Inkist

Inexpensive new bitmap/raster drawing app for the Mac. I don’t think this will replace Photoshop or Pixelmator for anyone, but perhaps worth a look if you are on a budget. Mac App Store – Inkist. Free lite version available too.

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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion & Adobe CS6: The Apple Artist Podcast #11

The Apple Artist Podcast returns! In this episode, we discuss Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Adobe Creative Suite CS6 from a digital artists’ perspective. Hosts: George Coghill, Krishna Sadasivam Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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More Info About The PNG Format Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Exhaustive PNG informational resource by the developers of ImageOptim: PNG that works.

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ImageOptim: Image File Size Shrinker

Interesting file size utility. Free! ImageOptim 1.4.0 Photography Software Review | Macworld.

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Adobe Illustrator CS5/CS6: Fix for Place Image & Blank Swatch Panel Error

If you are encountering errors when attempting to use the Place command, or seeing a blank swatches panel, most likely you are using font manager FontExplorer X and updated the plug-ins to the recent updated versions.

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Productivity Tip: Floating, Transparent Reference Images Using Screenshots & Free Software Afloat

Ever need to temporarily reference another document while working on something? Many times you want it floating right on top of your current document so you can refer to it while you are working, and not have to switch back … Continue reading

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