Browsing articles from "April, 2011"

Photoshop iPad Apps

Apr 12, 2011
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In addition to Creative Suite 5.5, Adobe have announce three new iPad Apps that interact with Photoshop CS5. An update will be released for existing Photoshop CS5 users, it will also be supported as standard with Photoshop CS5.5.

The iPad Apps and the Photoshop update will be available early May.

Adobe Nav allows you to select and control Photoshop tools using the iPad as the input surface, customize the toolbar, browse and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop files or easily create new files.

Adobe Eazel lets digital artists create rich realistic paintings with their fingertips. These paintings can then be sent directly to Photoshop CS5 for compositing or for taking the artwork further.

Adobe Color Lava allows you to mix colors on the iPad, creating custom color swatches and themes to transfer back into Photoshop.

Auckland InDesign User Group – Adobe CS5.5

Apr 12, 2011
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The next meeting of the Auckland InDesign User Group is scheduled for Thursday April 28th.

Note: There is a new location, check it on the map

Date, time, and location
Thursday, April 28 2011
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Media Design School – NEW VENUE
Level 16
92 Albert Street
Auckland, CBD 1010

6:00pm – Doors open and a bit of time to network
6:30pm – Welcome
6:35pm – International Star of the Show – Mike McHugh presents InDesign DPS
7:35pm – Local Star of the Show – Marcus Radich presents an introduction to InDesign Server CS5
8:05pm – Tips and Tricks with Heather Rennie
8.10pm – Adobe CS5.5 show and tell
8:30pm – Fill out the questionnaire and then it’s time for pizza and networking and prizes

Please register to attend

Don’t forget to Register.

Adobe CS5.5 release

Apr 11, 2011
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Adobe have been busy! This is the first of the “mid cycle” upgrades which allows Adobe to keep up with the advancements in technology (like iPads). Here is a small sample of what is on offer:

  • InDesign CS5.5 includes enhancements for digital publishing with the digital publishing suite and EPUB.
  • Dreamweaver CS5.5 has HTML5 support and output to Android and iOS apps
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK allows developers create applications for iPad using features out of Photoshop

More information can be found at Adobe’s official site and their Forum.




Mac Plus iPad conversion

Apr 1, 2011

Today we have been working on a very special project. We have managed to convert an old Macintosh Plus into an iPad Plus docking station. This turns an iPad 2 into a true desktop replacement.

We’ve removed the late 1980’s internals and replaced them with a brand new iPad 2, the inside of this Macintosh Plus also features an iPad Dock connector to keep the iPad Plus fully charged. The iPad Plus connects to the network over WiFi and is used in conjunction with an Apple Bluetooth keyboard.

We plan to create a few more of these classic Macintosh conversion to use as loan machines for our clients.