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Adobe Software and Apple Computers : A Graphic Designer’s Tools of Choice

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A Star is Born: First Apple Computer

As Apple announces the release of it’s  new mini-ipad , there are several reports that the iPad mini has a 7.9-inch non-Retina 1024×768 resolution display!  It is just 7.2mm thin, 23 percent thinner than the regular iPad, yet many industry watchers believe that Apple will have an asking price of $329.   The scheduled release date is November 2, 2012.

I have always been a fan of Apple products, especially as a work and productivity tool.  I know this sounds  a lot like the making of a glowing testimonial, but I have been a satisfied customer with the brand.

I can remember getting into heated discussions with PC users at a previous  place of employment, it was the PC end users that were cranky.  It’s really too funny.  But in my opinion, most graphic designers agree that Apple computers and Adobe software are the industry’s tool of choice.

I can barely remember the first day, I started using Apple products.  As a graphic designer, it has always been the graphic design’s industry top tools to use,  so there hasn’t been a day in my working life that I have thought of or used any other product as my workhorse computer.  As a matter of fact, I believe the Adobe software was created initially for Unix computers.

However, Photoshop’s ( Adobe software) developers, Thomas and John Knoll began development on Photoshop in 1987. Version 1 was released by Adobe for the Macintosh in 1990 exclusively.

The software program was developed in order to enable users to manipulate images that were digitized by a scanner.  Check out this article on The First Version of Photoshop, if you are curious to know the history of this software.

Yes, I know the PC platform is quickly catching up, but I think I’d still be loyal to the Apple brand.  So, in the spirit of all things Apple, I created this Photoshop CS5 video that gives step by step instructions on creating a modified morph using the Apple logo to show the transition of Apple’s brand.

Related Post:
How to Morph A Face Using Photoshop CS5

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Free Online QR Code Generator for Print Media Designs

There are many free QR Code generators online, offered by a variety of 2D barcode software vendors, but few offer functionality that enables a graphic designer to generate a QR code and make it readily available to be used on Photoshop or other graphic editing programs. This is important when designing or incorporating QR codes for print collateral or other small business marketing material

Multi-use QR Code Generator Website

Kerem Erkan’s online generator form does and it offers a whole slew of options.

Kerem Erkan

With this handy online tool, you can generate a QR Code for all the following functions:

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