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Nevermind, No Free Downloads of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & CS2

Jan 7, 2013 - 9 Comments
Adobe Creative Suite 2

Update: Adobe apparently made some sort of error, and is not actually giving away any CS2 software for free. Here is what they have to say on their Community Forums: On behalf of Adobe Systems Incorporated … You have heard wrong! Adobe is absolutely not providing free copies of CS2! What is true is that … Read More

Gimp is a Free Photoshop Alternative for Mac OS X, and Now No X11 Required!

Aug 28, 2012 - 58 Comments
Gimp for Mac

GIMP is a popular and fairly powerful free image editor from the linux world that is basically like a freeware version of Photoshop, complete with many of the tools used for photo retouching and image manipulation that you’d expect. It’s is a great free PS alternative, but Mac users have long had to install X11 … Read More

14 Tricks & Tweaks to Speed Up Photoshop CS6 Performance

Jun 5, 2012 - 24 Comments
Speed Up Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 is arguably the best release of the image manipulation app from Adobe in a very long time. It’s feature packed and generally quite fast, but not everyone is pleased with it’s performance on some hardware. With that in mind we’ve compiled a list of tweaks, adjustments, and tricks to speed up Photoshop. Some … Read More

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Released as Free Download

Mar 22, 2012 - 18 Comments
Adobe Photoshop CS6

A free public beta of Photoshop CS6 has been released by Adobe. The beta features some pretty major changes to Photoshop, including a new graphics engine that dramatically speeds up performance of some tools and an all new darkened user interface. In terms of features, Photoshop CS6 includes a new content-aware patch, blur gallery, type … Read More

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad Released

Feb 26, 2012 - 9 Comments
Photoshop Touch for iPad

Adobe has released the first real version of Photoshop for the iPad, called Photoshop Touch. The app is impressively featured and includes much of what you’d expect from Photoshop, including full layer support, all the standard color adjustments tools, a wide variety of filters, and many of the standard selection tools and brushes that make … Read More

The Best Photoshop Alternative for Mac OS X is Pixelmator

Oct 27, 2011 - 25 Comments
Pixelmator 2 screen shot

Pixelmator for Mac has long been a killer photo editing app. But I’ll cut straight to the point, Pixelmator is the single best Photoshop alternative for the Mac platform at it’s price point, and at just $29.99 (App Store link) it’s much more affordable for the average joe than Adobe Photoshops whopping $500 tag.

Share Adobe Photoshop Between Mac OS X 10.7 Lion & 10.6 Snow Leopard

Sep 9, 2011 - 6 Comments
Photoshop error 6

If you dual boot Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 then you may have noticed that some apps installed in one OS don’t necessarily work in the other. Some of these are because of 10.7 Lion specific features or Rosetta, but others throw random errors that don’t make much sense. Case in point: Adobe Photoshop. … Read More

Pixel Art Guide: 3 Ways to Create Pixel Art with Photoshop, OS X Zoom, and Pixelfari

Jul 5, 2011 - 6 Comments
Create pixel art in Photoshop

Pixel art of the 8-bit flashback NES variety is all the rage right now, be it in games like The Incident and Sword & Sworcery or just for avatars on the web. If you’re wondering how some of that beautiful pixel art is created and how you to do it yourself, here are some tips … Read More

Speed up Photoshop with these 5 performance tips

Jan 31, 2011 - 4 Comments

Adobe Photoshop was running a bit sluggish on my Mac recently, so I set about to make the app run faster with a few tweaks. While these were done on my MacBook Pro, there’s no reason the tips wouldn’t work the same on a Windows PC running PS too. 1) Quit Other Apps Before digging … Read More

Photoshop for iPad

Aug 16, 2010 - 1 Comment

Adobe Photoshop for iPad has been released and it’s a free download. Technically called Photoshop Express, the Express moniker suggests a more full featured version may be in the works from Adobe to further utilize the power and screen size of the iPad. Photoshop Express is the as the Photoshop for iPhone version released last … Read More

Immediately Zoom Back to 100% in Photoshop with Command+1

Aug 13, 2010 - 2 Comments

If you’re a Photoshop user and you’re frequently zooming in and out on images and photoshop files, you’ll likely find this simple trick to be particularly handy. You can immediately zoom back to 100% on any document within Photoshop by hitting Command + 1 (yes like the number one). If you’re not a fan of … Read More

Stop Adobe Update Manager from launching

Jun 21, 2010 - 48 Comments

As you’ll soon be able to tell, I am annoyed with Adobe Update Manager, and thankfully I found a way to disable it completely. In case you didn’t know, Adobe Update Manager starts itself automatically on system launch and takes over your Mac while it sorts out whatever it does that I don’t want it … Read More

View PSD files without Photoshop in Mac OS X

Mar 7, 2010 - 7 Comments

You can view .PSD Adobe Photoshop files directly in Mac OS X with no additional software, thanks to Quick Look and Preview. To get a fast preview of a PSD file, simply select the document within the Finder and hit the Spacebar to launch the PSD file rendered in Mac OS X’s very own Quick … Read More

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