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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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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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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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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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ImageOptim: Image File Size Shrinker

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

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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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Photoshop Tip: Resize A Marquee Selection

One of the most popular “tip” posts over at my cartooning blog. Ever want to resize a Photoshop marquee selection? Here’s how it’s done!

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5 Obscure Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts That Shouldn’t Be Obscure

Another Adobe Illustrator tip post from my cartooning blog archive. A set of handy Adobe Illustrator keyboard shortcuts that you may not be aware of, or keep forgetting about. I include myself in that list!

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Adobe Pen Tool Cheatsheet: Free PDF

Great concise visual guide to the mysterious Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. Handy for all you new vector wranglers.

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Move OS X Windows In The Background Without Activating Them

You know when you are working in Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign and you are referencing another document, and it is partially obscured? And you want to move it a bit, but not switch to the other app or the Finder? … Continue reading

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CheatSheet

Quickly reference keyboard shortcuts in any application. Free. CheatSheet. via iconmaster

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6 Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts For Illustrator Users

Another productivity post over at my cartooning blog, where I share some Photoshop keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator users like myself, that I think you will find useful.

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