OS X Lion Button

Create a Mac OS X Lion-inspired Button

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to design a button that is inspired by the new look of the buttons in Mac OS X Lion.
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Photoshop CS5

Photoshop CS5 Quick-Tip: Hide Photoshop or Extras on the Mac

By default, Mac OS X has a keyboard shortcut, Command + H that hides any given application. In Photoshop, this shortcut has always been occupied to Hide Extras (View > Extras). Added in Photoshop CS5 however is the option of changing that behavior so that either OS X or Photoshop uses the shortcut. The loosing command will instead get the shortcut Command + Control + H.

When you hit the shortcut for the first time on CS5, Photoshop will ask you what to do and save that as a default. If you wish to change, it is available in the keyboard shortcuts.

Snow Leopard Upgrade Fixes Photoshop Problems

Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6.2, released yesterday by Apple, brings, apart from good operating system fixes, some fixes for Photoshop, both in general and for CS4. These are all confirmed by the Photoshop team who have been helping Apple to test these:

Affecting multiple versions of Photoshop:

  • 50654: When opening and saving, applications–including Adobe applications–may sporadically crash
  • 51230: Images don’t open when dragged onto the Adobe program icon in the Dock
  • 51220: Crash or program error occurs when using Menlo font in Photoshop and Premiere CS3 and CS4

CS4-specific:

  • 51764: Only one image opens when many are dragged onto Photoshop’s icon
  • 51278: Cursors don’t display correctly in Photoshop CS4
  • 51339: Editing in Photoshop CS4 fails from 64-bit Lightroom in Mac OS X 10.6
  • Cannot drag from Safari onto Photoshop icon (and other application icons) in Dock to open file

Backup Importance! It Doesn’t Have To Be Your Hard Drive That Crashes!

Hard Drive: Backup NOW!

By now, anyone who follows my personal blog or my twitter account, will know that I have had computer issues and that my computer is still (after three weeks) in for repair. The rant of why it is still there, can be found on Twitter. Nevertheless, I have learnt these week to be very grateful of one of my backup plans. Let me tell you why!

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New Website Launch: MacAppZone

MacAppZone

Today marks the release of a brand new website within the Bernskiold Media Group network! It is the MacAppZone, a site where you can find the latest Mac application news, reviews and also something called appthroughs which are basically weekly application walkthroughs available high-resolution on the website and through the iTunes feed! Do go and take a look at the new website, subscribe to the RSS Feed and follow it on Twitter!

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