Using Datasets in Photoshop

This week I’ve decided to post something a little different. Working with data in Photoshop (CS3+) is probably not something you’ve thought much about. In fact, I’ve only ever run into one case where using datasets and variables in Photoshop made sense to me, but once you know how to use them, you’re bound to find more and more reasons to use them. This approach is a timesaver regardless of the amount of data you might have, but if you’ve only got a few lines of data to work with, Read More >>

Top 10 Leopard Tips, Tricks & Fixes

If you’re like me, you’re very particular about your desktop: whether that means swapping icons, toggling options or disabling features, if you spend all day in front of your computer (sigh…) you want to be happy and feel settled in. And while it can take some time to get it just right (some OS’s take longer than others), in the end you’ll be glad you did. So without further ado I present my top 10 Leopard tips: 10. Opacity is the New Transparency Mercifully, Apple listened to its users Read More >>

Better Drop Shadows

We’ve gotten more than one question from curious creative types out there on the Web about how we achieved certain effects on our website. Lots of people want to know about the shadows, and I know why: far too many designers just use the craptastic default drop shadow settings in Photoshop. Why do you stick with something that looks so artificial when it’s not very hard to do something a little more photorealistic? In an effort to make the Web a better place, I’m going to share my top secret Read More >>