An Apple A Day: Interesting Mac-Related Tidbits

Find keystrokes on a Mac Today I learned something I can’t believe I didn’t already know! I learned how to find keystrokes on a Mac. I have used glyph characters within my design programs, but didn’t know how to go about finding them within nondesign-related software. It’s so simple. Hold down Apple + Option + T and a window pops up. Who knew? You can find arrows, degree symbols, parentheses and bullet options, and the like. This works in programs such as TextEdit and on…Continue Reading “An Apple A Day: Interesting Mac-Related Tidbits”

Design Resources

Photo courtesy of ¬©vectorstock.com/ma_rish Hi friends. I come across great design resources all the time and today I thought I’d share some of my new favorites with you. I have separated them into categories so you can easily scan the list and see what you might find useful. For designers/crafters: Here are some great online resources for color inspiration and coordination help. ColorZilla for Chrome¬† has an Eyedropper, Color Picker and more; COLOURlovers is a creative community that creates and shares colors, palettes and patterns;…Continue Reading “Design Resources”

Design: Color Treatments Using Free Photoshop Actions

Here at The Design Desk, I’ve had my eye on some Lightroom presets by Color-Shop that transform photographs into amazingly moody and beautiful art. I’m still waiting for a project need to justify the purchase of them though. But in the meantime, I have found some color treatment options using FREE Photoshop actions. And I think they are too good not to share. I’m demonstrating these actions using a photo taken by Amber Beckham Photography and an iPhone snapshot of me and the “Tweedles” taken…Continue Reading “Design: Color Treatments Using Free Photoshop Actions”