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George Coghill

Review: Phantasm CS plugin for Adobe Illustrator

Not many Adobe Illustrators are aware of the plug-in functionality of Adobe Illustrator. I don’t believe it’s promoted very well. There’s not a good one-stop shop to find plug-ins in one place, with reviews and user feedback. And it’s a shame, because there are many killer plug-ins out there for Illustrator. Today I want to introduce… Continue Reading »

Roundup: Mac Utilities for Designers

Roundup: Mac Utilities for Designers

A quick round up of some interesting new and updated Mac utilities of interest to creative types. Photoshop Automator Actions 5.0 (free/$19.95) A package of Actions that lets you control many of Photoshop’s most common functions from within Mac OS X’s Automator, letting you add Photoshop functionality to your Automator workflows. If you find them… Continue Reading »

Photoshop CS5: Performance Tips

Photoshop CS5: Performance Tips

So I recently jumped the gun and upgraded to Photoshop CS5 on the Mac. And I wasn’t too happy about it. Let’s just say that the performance levels were not to my liking. In fact, Photoshop CS5 performed worse than CS4. I was even more confused because Adobe touted the 64-bit nature of Phototshop CS5,… Continue Reading »


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