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It's got nothing to do with Windows vs. Mac - walk into any office and look at the different monitors on folks' desks. Assuming you're using a standard color scheme (sRGB, etc.) the information will go out to each of those monitors the same way (i.e., white = "ffffff" which is hexidecimal for "turn the red, green, and blue values for that pixel all the way ...


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I don't know of any place that MS has explicitly stated that they will reject anything that looks like iOS. On the other hand, I would be surprised if there isn't an unspoken rule about it that would put you on the "don't rush with that one" list. Regardless of the official rules, ignoring the fact that Windows Phone is visually a notably different ...


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Your question implies that one or other platform renders fonts "worse" than the other, but in fact it's mostly just that Windows and Mac render fonts differently. I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation for this, although I've never come across one, but it's an excellent example of why it is so important to verify page design on both platforms. It's ...


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Windows is not able to show PSD thumbnails by default. However, I managed get it working with using a DLL file. Mind you that fiddling with DLL files is VERY dangerous. It may cause your computer to crash or even may damage your Windows installation altogether. So please follow the tutorial if you are absolutely sure what you are doing and don't even ...


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I have an app called Slide that's meant to be used as a graphic tablet. It now connects over USB or WiFi. Website: http://www.slide.x10.mx/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.j03.mobileinput Free Version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.loren.slide


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Microsoft may reject the app, at least in the early days of the Windows Store. They're trying hard to ensure apps meet their design criteria. Depending on exactly how it looks, you may still be fine though. I think there's two main considerations, assuming you'd be able to get the app onto the store: An iOS-like app on Windows Phone will seem out of place ...


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It sounds like the issue is (yet again) monitor calibration. If you're using the same color profile (sRGB, etc.) the values will be the same regardless of the OS used. You and your designer should agree on a color profile (there are many, many profiles and they're mostly OS independent) simply for the sake of consistency. Since color is part of design I'd ...


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Yes, photoshop has something called actions. To use actions, go to Window -> Actions and create a new action. Then, do ONLY want you want you action to so (resize, duplicate, etc.) Once you have completed what you want your action to do, stop recording your action. Now, whenever you want, you can recall that action, and it will do the same thing, to ...


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The source of this problem is malformed font files. The internal names of the fonts are in conflict and the flags that indicate connections between the different font files in a typeface family (Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic, etc.) are missing. The terminology is awkward. Technically and historically "Foo" is a typeface and "18 pt Foo Bold Condensed" ...


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Error 1 This particular message is not significant. It just means that the font file you have is not the same version as your colleague's, and there's no harm in telling PS to update the layers. A "Missing Font" error is more important; it means he used a font you don't have. That would be handled by having the designer either rasterize or outline (convert ...


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We found that under WindowsXP the google font we were using, Open Sans, rendered particularly badly. It was different to Mac on other Windows platforms we tested but on Windows XP the font was difficult to read. The website has now been coded to change fonts to Arial if WindowsXP is detected.


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I recommend Nexus Font Manager, Nexus site here, it's great for a beginner and I use this frequently - especially from a USB stick - pretty useful. I'm not affiliated with the firm, but am a satisfied user of it, and would recommend it if you want a useful font manager that does the job. It's a small learning curve, but not too bad (and saved me having to ...


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I'd agree with the others that say you're not going to get a quality graphics tablet experience from an inexpensive tablet. The right software (don't know what) teamed with something like the Thinkpad tablet would work, but only because the Tablet has a digitizer (Wacom branded) built in already. The others that have taken this line insist Wacom is your ...


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You will probably find this article quite useful: 5 Things you ought to know when designing metro screens. In case the link dies: Color choice is critical: The thing that stands out about most "metro" inspired designs is they pretty much settle on around 2-3 primary colors of choice. They also then rely heavily on either black or white (maybe a shade of ...


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Although not a straightforward solution - not sure it will work, but hoping - there's the LEAP Motion Controller. It looks fantastic! They say that it doesn't directly support tablets or smartphones; but, with at least some sort of manual calibration, it can easily be set to work on inclined planes/displays (even horizontal ones) with custom sizes, ...


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I still haven't found a useful tablet app for working with Photoshop (or any graphic application, for that matter). With apps that try to use the tablet as a sort of remote desktop device, bandwidth problems will drive you crazy. None of the "remote" apps I've tried, including RemoteDroid, PRemoteDroid, Win-Remote and several others, provides ...


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Generally, when developing applications within an OS, you just inherit the current system font, whatever that is, rather than specifying a font explicitly. I'm pretty sure that's the case for default Windows gadgets, like the weather one. Games, which generally run full screen are a notable exception.


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If the Adobe forums are any indication, this isn't possible. This thread from 2010 concludes that it isn't possible, and this search shows a smattering of chatter about the subject, all older but with no solutions. I checked out the preferences (as you undoubtedly did) and didn't see anything myself in Bridge CS5. If this information is outdated and a ...


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Being completely aware of the font rendering differences between the two platforms, I think @torr is noticing the same problem I've seen in that some just render especially poorly, definitely so by comparison to fonts I've used from typekit. So I think the issue is more related to the font format itself and this article seems to suggest the same point ...


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Font families that you download from major vendors should be configured to "just work" in Windows. I wrote a reply, but then did some more research and realised I was all wrong. Inside your font files is a "family name" which is the same for an entire family of fonts. So all four Times New Roman fonts (roman, bold, italic, and bold italic) share the same ...


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I have had the opposite experience from Alan. Every RDP product I tried on my little Android reader did exact positioning of the mouse using the stylus. It would be unusable otherwise; I display the PC screen zoomed out in a lot of applications and require pin point accuracy to check radio buttons and what not. Only big issue that I had is that it is ...


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This isn't a Windows vs. Mac issue, especially if your designer is on the latest OS X platform. The last upgrades have brought OS X in line with the international graphics display standards, so Win and Mac both use the same gamma setting. I would suggest that in the Wonderful World of Web Wizardry this color difference is not a bad thing. As lawndartcatcher ...


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Yes! Here's what you do. Open the Layer Comps window in photoshop. Click the snapshot button, hide your current layer, show the next layer, click the snapshot again. Create a layer comp snapshot for each state of your document that you want to have exported as individual files. Once you have all of those ready, go to File > Scripts > Layer Comps to Files. ...


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The last answers picture was a shame in quality, so took some time like 20-30 min and did an attempt with the 7inch tablet. Its still bad, but maybe a bit better. Mouse has only been used to select tools and key board to adjust brush size or stuff. everything on a single canvas with ball point pen brush.


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I just made a quick sketch with the spalshtop and a 5inch screen phone in painter. Pardon the bad quality, but thats what comes with 7 minute. Moreover I am not well versed in painter hence the bad selection of brush. I also made a few little adjustments with mouse. But most of it is from a phone's touch screen in 5 to 6 min. I get much better view in ...


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Have you tried GfxTablet? It allows a user to use his/her android tablet like a cheap drawing tablet. But the catch is that the user must be using a Linux based system (sorry no Windows support) Its has 2 components-one an app to be installed on the device and the second a driver to be installed on the Linux PC that you want to use it on. ...


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RemoteDroid is an Android app that lets you use your Android phone or tablet as a touchpad/keyboard/mouse for your computer. You just need to install the Android app on your phone/tablet and the RemoteDroid server on your computer for it to connect to. There's also PRemoteDroid which seems to be the same thing, but with apparently no documentation. I'm not ...


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precision + screen = expensive android no. These technologies have not crossed paths ever on the cheap, and if so, it would be seen as a pro device. The price would be then in the thousands. Look at the Cintiq range from wacom. they are just a screen and already way past your budget. Sorry to be a downer but a Wacom tablet is really your only option.


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"The Font Thing" by Susan Fisher was my weapon of choice for Win XP. Sadly it doesn't work for me anymore. Nexus Font is what I use now. Haven't played much with it so far, but multiline, custom color and sharpness settings are enough for me to love it (so far). My personal recommendation.


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Error 1 means your fellow designer used fonts that you don't have installed in your computer. If you don't need the texts, ignore this one. Error 2 and 3 mean that you are using an older version of Photoshop, and some of the more advanced features are not recognized by your version. I would suggest asking your colleague what would he/she be using that is ...



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