Mac OS X, is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?

Why is it that graphic designers more often use an Apple Mac? I am studying graphic design and I am hoping to do some freelance work in my spare time. I have a unit in my studies to discover why Macs ...
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Lower-cost alternative to Photoshop

Maybe once a month I need Photoshop. Since it is rare, the cost seems like a disproportionate amount of money to spend by my startup. I think the tasks I need to achieve when I'm converting a ...
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How do I put all my Illustrator and Photoshop toolbars and windows in one single window?

I have all my Illustrator and Photoshop toolbars scattered throughout my desktop, and I simply want all of my menus, toolbars, and files to be within one window. This is often super annoying because ...
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How to view a unitless raster image at 1:1 given a desired print size?

I want to preview a map that I'm generating before sending it off to the (expensive) printer. Unfortunately, the tool used to make it (TileMill) has no concept of paper sizes, DPI or any units. It ...
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Why is OS X using my 32px@2x icon instead of scaling down the 128px icon? [closed]

I'm making a custom folder icon similar to the ones in the Home folder (Pictures, Documents, etc). To do so, I extracted the images from the .icns of the blank folder icon and photoshopped my own ...
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Radius of Mac OS X Windows?

What is the corner radius of the windows in Mac OS X? I kind of like to have stuff right on the dot and it'll bug me until I find out.
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What font does Apple use for printed document?

Serif font such as Times New Roman is usually used in printing document in Windows. What is the equivalent font in Apple?
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Scale2x utility for Mac OS X?

Is there an already compiled utility for the Scale2x utility for Mac OS X? I've found source code but I'm looking for a utility that is already built.
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What font is being used by the OS X text application named Brackets

I really don't have an eye for this. Can someone identify this font please: It is a menu of the OSX app named Brackets - i think this font looks awesome but i can't with certainty seem to identify ...
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Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion GUI wireframing kit for Illustrator

Is anyone aware of a wireframing kit for Illustrator (or any vector based template) that encompasses GUI elements from Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion?
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Any program to create/edit Adobe Illustrator xml easily?

I've been using Illustrator's Data-Driven Graphics, for one of my projects. But dread using command-line programing to populate all the fields. Is there a GUI app to manage, edit and save Adobe ...
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OSX: Thousands of fonts

How can I access the thousands of font files on my Mac without "installing" them and thereby slowing the machine to a crawl?
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In Maya how can i get Input showing under Channel Box/Layer Editor?

I'm running Maya 2013 student edition on Mac and 'Input' is missing. I'm following a tutorial in which i can see where it should be. I've seen a lot of answers to this being "turn on Construction ...
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Free / cheap desktop publishing software for a book with some graphics? (OS X)

Nothing too complex. I need a few custom paragraph styles, and here and there a graph or diagram will be interspersed with the text. I've looked at Scribus, and it seemed suited for my needs... only ...
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How do I make a good OS X Icon from an existing png

I have this image: that I would like to make into a nice OS X icon. One that would go in the safaritoolbar or on an iphone. Problem is that they don't use PNG they only look at the shaded parts, so ...
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Git-style Managing for Graphics/Programming Assets on Filesystem level?

This question addresses my problem about handling derivative works but I am trying to find some Git compatible solution. Extensis Portfolio may be a good candidate but for me it is essential that I am ...