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Mar
27

When to use Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign

These three graphic apps are very powerful in their own right, but would You create an 8 page catalog in Illustrator or Photoshop or create a company logo in Indesign? Using the right app for the right project makes the design process better and design becomes more efficient because designers can work faster to create more options for their clients in less time.

Adobe Photoshop

The app was originally designed as a comprehensive solution for creating, editing and retouching any type of raster image. Since then, Photoshop has evolved a full slate of tools that allow users to do so much more. Fine artists use it to draw, sketch and even paint digitally. Photographers use it to adjust and transform their photos with color and lighting. Production designers use it to create web-ready digital images.

Use Photoshop when
  • It’s time to retouch photos. Need to color correct a photo? Or tame some flyaway hair? Or digitally zap a zit? Photoshop = photos. And there’s no better tool.
  • You need to edit artwork for digital or print. That could be a photo, painting, drawing, or anything else. Photoshop is the right tool to make sure every line, shadow and texture is in place. Then, you can use that artwork anywhere, either on its own or in a Illustrator or InDesign project.
  • You want digital images for the web like social media images, banner ads, email headers, videos etc. Creating these images in Photoshop will ensure they’re right size and optimized for the web.
  • You have to create a website or app mockup. Layers make it easy to move UI elements around, and because Photoshop is a pixel-based editing program, you’ll know that your design is sized correctly for any screen size.
  • You want to get fancy with animation and video. Today, cameras can not only shoot fantastic photos, but they can also capture some pretty sweet video, too. Photoshop makes it easy to cut together simple video clips and add graphics, filters, text, animation and more.

Instead of Photoshop, Use another app when:

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Feb
21

Required Fonts in Sierra

The minimum fonts recommended for Sierra in the /System/Library/Fonts/ folder are:

Apple Color Emoji.ttc
Avenir.ttc
Courier.dfont
Geneva.dfont
Helvetica.dfont
HelveticaNeue.dfont
HelveticaNeueDeskInterface.ttc
Keyboard.ttf
LastResort.ttf
LucidaGrande.ttc
Menlo.ttc
Monaco.dfont
PingFang.ttc
SFCompactDisplay-Black.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Bold.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Heavy.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Light.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Medium.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Regular.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Semibold.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Thin.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Ultralight.otf
SFCompactRounded-Black.otf
SFCompactRounded-Bold.otf
SFCompactRounded-Heavy.otf
SFCompactRounded-Light.otf
SFCompactRounded-Medium.otf
SFCompactRounded-Regular.otf
SFCompactRounded-Semibold.otf
SFCompactRounded-Thin.otf
SFCompactRounded-Ultralight.otf
SFCompactText-Bold.otf
SFCompactText-BoldItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Heavy.otf
SFCompactText-HeavyItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Light.otf
SFCompactText-LightItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Medium.otf
SFCompactText-MediumItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Regular.otf
SFCompactText-RegularItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Semibold.otf
SFCompactText-SemiboldItalic.otf
SFNSDisplay.ttf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Black.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Bold.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Heavy.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Light.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Medium.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Regular.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Semibold.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Thin.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Ultralight.otf
SFNSText.ttf
SFNSTextCondensed-Bold.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Heavy.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Light.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Medium.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Regular.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Semibold.otf
SFNSTextItalic.ttf
Symbol.ttf
Times.dfont

Recommended minimum fonts for the /Library/Fonts/ folder:

AppleGothic.ttf.
Arial.ttf
Arial Bold.ttf
Arial Italic.ttf
Arial Bold Italic.ttf
Arial Black.ttf
Arial Narrow.ttf
Arial Narrow Bold.ttf
Arial Narrow Italic.ttf
Arial Narrow Bold Italic.ttf
Comic Sans MS.ttf
Comic Sans MS Bold.ttf
Georgia.ttf
Georgia Italic.ttf
Georgia Bold.ttf
Georgia Bold Italic.ttf
Impact.ttf
Tahoma.ttf
Tahoma Bold.ttf
Times New Roman.ttf
Times New Roman Bold.ttf
Times New Roman Italic.ttf
Times New Roman Bold Italic.ttf
Trebuchet MS.ttf
Trebuchet MS Bold.ttf
Trebuchet MS Italic.ttf
Trebuchet MS Bold Italic.ttf
Verdana.ttf
Verdana Bold.ttf
Verdana Italic.ttf
Verdana Bold Italic.ttf
Wingdings.ttf
Wingdings 2.ttf
Wingdings 3.ttf
Webdings.ttf

Thank You Kurt Lang for constantly updating Us with your font knowledge!
http://www.jklstudios.com/misc/osxfonts.html#requiredfonts

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