Favorite APPs for Designers

Following our previous selections of apps for designers, now we'll take a look at these new ones on the dock... * Amazing photo-to-sketch software * Cutting up photos made easy * Doodle over photos, create amazing art * Video Editor for FREE * Oil Painting Effect * PicWall gives you a virtual wall * Video-Joiner app ... and more! August 18, 2011

Real World Color Matching

The toughest challenge many graphic designers encounter is matching digital color to real world color. It's fine until it leaves the computer or digital output -- but if you have to plan, design, construct, or manufacture anything that will be painted, you're in trouble. This app may be a life saver! June 28, 2011

Learn color from the experts 2

We continue our series of great book excerpts by the experts in digital imagery. Enjoy : * CS5 How-Tos: Working with Illustrator * Understanding HDR Toning in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Applying a Gradient to a Layer in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Color Settings * Replacing Colors in an Image in Adobe Photoshop CS5 ... and more April 19, 2011

Graphic (iPad apps) Design

Fred's favorite mobile apps for iPhone, iPadFollowing our previous series of mobile color apps, now we'll add in some unusual, vertical application apps just for spice. Some have very narrow, specific uses, like for NCS color, or theatrical gels. But isn't it nice to know you can do that? April 13, 2011

Best Apps for Graphic Designers

A million palettes in your pocket is a big promise. But these apps can do that and quite a bit more. And, they're so cheap, you can check out several. How handy is it to have a color specifier to refer to while working -- without leaving the screen you're on? * myPANTONE? X-Ref * Grab the color you want * Palettes Pro Universal * Color Mood Designer * My (Your) Color Season ... and more April 6, 2011

COLOR! New era, new tools

Never before have designers had such a broad and exciting landscape of color palette tools. With mobile devices, iPads, iPhones and iPods, the designer can rule the color world for just a few dollars. Here are the top apps we found for your mobile device ... * myPANTONE makes it all accessible * colorSutra * Color Stream - palettes from scratch * Colormixer sketch pad for color * Cliqcliq Colors - color picker * Fonts And Colors Reference for designer's... and more! March 30, 2011

Color: from the experts

For this year's color edition, we gathered our favorite book excerpts by the experts in digital imagery. Enjoy : * Converting to Black and White Using Camera Raw * Cropping to a Specific Size in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Dealing with Ghosting in Merge to HDR Pro in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Keeping Great Color When Emailing or Posting Photos to the Web * Using the Color Replacement Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas on Color Replacement * Using the HUD Color Pickers * Converting Color When You Print ... and more March 28, 2011