Tag Archives: Design Tools

CorelDraw 2019 Returns To Mac, Introduces CorelDraw Web App

CorelDraw, the Adobe Illustration direct competition. I have long forgotten it since I started using Mac and picked up Adobe Illustrator. After 18 years hiatus, the other go-to illustration software has return to Mac and like Adobe, it has also hopped onto the web bandwagon. Meet the CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2019, now for Mac and as a web app. With the release of the CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2019, Corel also brings to the table, the latest Windows update. Continue reading CorelDraw 2019 Returns To Mac, Introduces CorelDraw Web App

Wacom Addresses Front End Of 3D Printing With Affordable 3D Pen

All these while we have been focusing or talking about 3D printers. What we didn’t really look into is the event running up to 3D printing and that’s the design of your dream product. While many 3D printers do come with its software, which may or may not be intuitive, Wacom wants to make thing even easier with Wacom Intuos 3D Pen. Lauded as the first-ever full 3D solution for 3D enthusiasts, this newest gadgets from the world’s leading digital pen tablet maker brings together Wacom Intuos pen tablet with Pixologic’s ZBrushCore software to enable you to create and sculpt print-ready digital designs, or if you desire, even characters. Continue reading Wacom Addresses Front End Of 3D Printing With Affordable 3D Pen

This Nifty Gadget Is A Font Detector That All Designer Should Have

You know how you are able to know a song title simply by using Shazam or SoundHound app? Well, here’s a nifty gadget called Spector that does the same with fonts and typefaces. Spector is the brainchild of designer and student from Royal College of Art, Fiona O’Leary. She started cracking her brain and exploring the possibility of how technology can help with her frustration of identifying fonts and colors on prints and importing them into the digital world where she can work on. Armed with Spector, all you have to do is to place the gadget (almost like you are going stamp the page) on a typeface on, for example, a magazine or book, and at a press of a button, voila! The typeface on your screen is instantly changed to that on the print. Continue reading This Nifty Gadget Is A Font Detector That All Designer Should Have

SHORTCUT-S Keyboard For Adobe Photoshop

we rely on Photoshop to get basic graphics editing done and in our experience, these ‘basics’ functions already have us overwhelmed with shortcut keys which, more often than not, we fail to remember. end of the day, we still find ourselves spending time going through the stacks of menus to get to what we want. not a good idea, especially if you are a graphics designer who uses a ton more of such shortcuts. while any graphics designers can go through the same thing like we do, wouldn’t it be more awesome if what you need, such as filters, tools and more, can be execute at a touch of a key? that’s exactly what the SHORTCUT-S Keyboard For Adobe Photoshop has to offer. Continue reading SHORTCUT-S Keyboard For Adobe Photoshop

Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth

fancy a more ‘high tech’ way of creating movie and music on your Mac? no. not the magic trackpad, and its ‘magical’ counterpart, the magic mouse doesn’t quite count too, but there is an accessory that will let you do so and it is this sleek, aluminum-crafted job dial known as Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth. the PowerMate is not new, in fact it was first introduced way back in 2001 and have even seen ‘actions’ in blockbuster films like The Island and more recently, Pacific Rim. this updated version now goes without cable by going the Bluetooth 4.0 route, taking your movie and music making a notch up the futuristic chart. Continue reading Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth

Palette Customizable Control Interface

while mouse and stylus are handy tools for designers mucking around with software like Photoshop, Lightroom and the likes, they are not exactly the most convenient options and mostly importantly they lack of the tactile touch that some designers craved for. in comes the Palette, a control interface that not only gives you the tactile feel when zoom in and out and stuff like that, but also offers the flexibility of customizing the hardware interface, so that you could have the controller with the buttons, dials and sliders, exactly to your need and none that you don’t need. customization is as easy as plugging the power module to your computer’s USB port and adding the buttons, dials, and/or sliders that you deem necessary for your work and configuring what does what using the Palette desktop app. Continue reading Palette Customizable Control Interface

MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner

ever wished that you could photocopy an object as easily as photocopying documents? with the MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner, that dream is a reality or we should say, a reality that’s even better than your dream. as the product name implies, it is a scanner and one that scans 3D objects, ready for you to replicate with a 3D printer. this sleek 3D scanner is equipped with a 1.3MP camera and two ‘eye-safe’ Class 1 lasers for scanning the physical object placed on the integrated turnable and output the scanned data into a 3D digital file without the need for design or 3D software experience. it works in conjunction with a sophisticated companion software, to generate standard 3D design file formats that can be printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer or any other 3D printers, or if you so desire, you can make changes of the scanned model with third-party 3D modeling programs such as the Audodesk’s free software MeshMixer before sending to print or share your fruits of labor with your friends, family, or the 3D design community, Thingiverse. Continue reading MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner

Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch

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Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch | US$3,699.00 | www.wacom.com

in the market for a display for your creative work? you may want to wait till August when the new Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch hit the stores. as the name implies, it is 24HD that most creative professionals are familiar with but with the addition of multitouch support. with the multitouch support, designers can now take advantage of both the stylus input, a strength that Wacom is renown for, and multitouch gestures, giving you a true ‘hands-on’ experience. you can’t get more literal than that, can you? Continue reading Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch

Wacom Inkling Digital Pen for those who sketches

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(credit: Wacom) Wacom Inkling Tablet | US$199.00 | www.wacom.com

for the pen and pencil artists, transferring your work of art to the digital environment requires a scanner but with the new Wacom Inkling, artists can now remove scanner from the equation. so what exactly is Inkling? Inkling consists of two parts, the receiver that can store hundreds of your sketches and the pressure sensitive digital sketch pen with ballpoint tip. with the receiver positioned on the sketchbook or paper, users just proceed to sketch down their ideas on the paper as they normally would. what the user has sketched are captured and stored in the receiver unit which can be transferred to the user’s PC or Mac. Continue reading Wacom Inkling Digital Pen for those who sketches