Questions tagged [mac]

Questions about designing with or for the Apple Mac; a series of models of desktop and laptop computers developed by Apple, Inc. Ask anything about design that's specifically relevant to an Apple Mac computer.

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Laptop pc vs mac book [closed]

Age old question I know. So i am going to buy a laptop soon, though cost is an issue. I have a mac at work and love it. But i need something for home to do extra projects or work late on. I feel ...
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How can I create vector illustration of mathematical and organic chemical formulas?

I am using Macbook Air, OS X 10.9.2. I want to create vector illustration of mathematical and organic formulas, so I can use those vector illustrations for T-shirts. Examples: How can I do that on ...
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What is the best tool to create training manuals or journals in mac OS?

I am the first intern in the company. I was tasked to create an internship manual as my legacy. I want to make a creative one and instead of using a word, I want to use a layout and designing tool. I'...
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Lightweight psd viewer with layer support

I'm looking for a lightweight psd viewer that allows me to turn on/off layers. I currently work at a web-design firm and at some points in the project lifetime we need to compare the resulting ...
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Font management tools for Mac

It's been a few years since I've visited this topic, one which has been one of Apples biggest issues since OS9. Font management. I have been using Font Explorer however I've never been very impressed ...
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Is it possible to use iPad Pro as a touch screen for Macbook Pro (retina), without lag and without app such as Astropad?

I would like to use my iPad Pro (Retina) as a natural extension of my Macbook's pro retina screen, without lag and keeping the touch screen functionalities. The aim is to draw directly in photoshop or ...
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Affinity Designer add on fonts

Is it possible to add or purchase fonts for Affinity Designer? I'm running Affinity on Mac - Sierra 10.12.4 if relevant, and I'd like to know if I'm able to use fonts other than the out of box ...
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Resize gif while keeping background transparency

Keep in mind I'm using Mac's Preview, hardly a powerful graphics tool. Anyways, I am attempting to resize a few gif files (not factoring in graphics quality, I simply want them larger in size). Should ...
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MacOS Icons: Combining three different designs into one ICNS file

I created three different versions of one Mac icon in Sketch ranging from least detailed (small version) for 16x16 to most detailed (large version) at 512x512. The plugin I use in Sketch exports an ...
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how to view/print all the characters in a font (mac ox10.12)?

I'm trying to find a simple way to be able to view all the characters that are available in a font, and to possibly create a PDF sheet of those characters for reference. Is there a way to do this ...
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Canvas recording and on Mac

I did some painting on iPad, in Procreate. Now I am moving to Mac with Wacom Intuos Pro. I am playing with Photoshop, Pixelmator and Sketchbook. I am looking for some plug-in or maybe completely ...
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Inset spacing different on other computer

My business partner and I are working on the same document in InDesign. I made a master that is good to go, but every time he starts to change stuff in the document the whole design becomes different ...
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How to Insert Image Field in PDF?

I did some Googling, and it seems that there's no way to do this with InDesign as of a couple years ago. But I'm hoping that a way to enable the recipients of my PDFs to insert their own JPEGs/PNGs/...
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Why sketch allow 0.5x export in dropdown?

Can anyone tell me why Sketch(mac tool for designers) enable us to export half sized of anything? Why they made it so easy?
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Colors in design manual, doesn't fits to real color displayed on monitor

I have an interesting problem. I opened design manual for one logo in Preview in mac. There was showed the colour of a logo with the numeric representation of that colour. But when I picked the ...
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How to COMPLETELY disable all channels shortcuts in Photoshop CC? (Mac OS)

Is there a way to override and disable the default shortcuts to select/toggle channels in photoshop? (the shortcuts are currently ⌘~, ⌘1, ⌘2, ⌘3). I know you can set custom shortcuts for most things ...
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How to create animated gif like the mac screensaver with changing photos? [closed]

I want to create animated gif of photos, like the screensaver of macs ? Which program will do it as default ? I am using windows. I want to use it in power point.
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InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC 2015 on Mac OS Sierra not seeing Helvetica fonts

I have upgraded from Mac OS X El Capitan to Sierra last month, and InDesign works well, generally. CS6 is a bit slow but does load, CC 2015 loads but with PDAppFlex on opening. I have InDesign CS6 ...
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How to determine the “native” size of a bitmapped font?

I have a couple of bitmapped fonts in the form of *.dfont files. I would like to find out the "native" size(s) for these fonts. By "native" I mean the sizes (in points) of the bitmaps themselves, ...
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Pixel art illustration app identification

While browsing through (genius) Uno Moralez's Instagram account, I came across this screenshot from his computer with a set of illustration tools: I am curious to know what app this is, if anyone ...
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Which sizes should I deliver icons in? (Desktop, not web)

It's the first time I am designing some icons for use on a desktop, but I have now come to the point where I have to export them as .ico. My question: How do I deliver, hand in the icons to the ...
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How to fix pixelation of vector logo?

i have been reading the forum in regards to vector art in illustrator appearing pixelated. I have followed many of the different suggestion regarding anti-aliasing, saving it in 72dpi, 300dpi and all ...
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Capture clean Retina screenshot of web page without post production

How can I take a screenshot of a web page on a MacBook Pro with Retina Display (rMBP) that: Is at a reproducible size Looks sharp on Retina displays Without any browser chrome / accouterments showing ...
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Free software to format an illustrated children fairy tale on Mac [closed]

I have the text and the drawings are scanned and saved. I am looking for: A nice modern font Formatting software that enables me to design my book with writing and pictures Editing software to ...
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Select all layers within marquee tool

I want to select multiple layers within a marquee selection. For example, I want to select, copy and paste the tan background and black squiggle which are on two separate layers:
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Which font to use for a Mac OS App design?

I'm designing a UI for an app in Mac OS (Yosemite) which font is the default font? or which font is widely used in the latest Mac apps?
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Is there a way to access Mac system fonts in Photoshop?

I am mocking up a Mac App interface on El Capitan and would like to use the San Francisco system font. However the San Francisco font doesn't appear in Photoshop's font menu. Is there a way to access ...
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Color problem in Pages for Mac

I have a problem when copying an image from Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 to Pages. The color of the image changes when pasted into Pages (5.5.3, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5). Pages actually changes the picture'...
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How to copy a character from Font Book on Max OS X Lion?

I'll like to use a symbol font character (upper right in the image, Glyph 5081). How can I copy the character from the Font Book and paste to another app? UPDATE: I can find the character at left, ...
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iBooks author customize template: change section's title color

I'm trying to build an iBook with iBooks Author on my Mac customizing the "Contemporary" template. The point is when I switch the view mode from landscape to portrait Tte section title color is red ...
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Fonts that display in all devices and operating systems

I would like to know what are the Fonts which are displayed in all devices(Tablet/PC/Mac/Mobile) and platforms(iOS/Windows/Android). The real problems is, i have designed a Powerpoint presentation ...
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Which version of the Mac computer is most appropriate for students studying graphic design? [closed]

My daughter is going to be a Freshman at Liberty University this fall. We are interested in knowing which mac version would be recommended as she will be studying Graphic Design. Also we need to know ...
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CMYK Print - Jpg colours changing between Mac OS and Windows

I am a designer working on Mac OS X - I have created a CMYK .jpg graphic for print using InDesign. I printed it out and the colours appeared as expected. I sent this graphic to my account manager - ...
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Problems when selecting “Save for web”

I'm in the process of creating my name in Photoshop, but I have a problem. I type in my name. I use the "free transform" to scale to the size that I want. I make sure that the "anti-aliasing" is set ...
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How does one reset Illustrator CS6 on Mac?

My Illustrator is acting a bit buggy; more precisely, no selection is actually visible. Selected text isn't highlighted, looking for an anchor is like looking for a needle in a haystack, and finding a ...
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For mobile apps, what's the best graphic design software I should use (Mac)? [closed]

I am an experienced programmer but new to graphic design. I am making mobile apps for both iOS & Android, and I am wondering what graphic design tools/software I should use (in Mac) would be the ...
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Why are Apple products so common in mockups?

Inspired by this question: Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry? While browsing through the web trying to find device mockups for my website, I realized that about 90% of ...
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What are some of the benefits of having a Mac vs a Windows PC in a design environment?

I work in a b2b business and everyone here is on Windows PCs. A co-worker is pushing to move the design department from Windows to Mac. I worked on a Mac about 15 years ago when I worked for an ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Photoshop Pixelated Results?

I'm a web designer, and my old (non retina) Macbook, Photoshop used to produce clear images and text both in Photoshop and out of Photoshop when the final images had been saved as a png or jpg. ...
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Extract controls from screenshots

Is there a tool that can extract controls from screenshots (dialogues, windows,...) automatically in something like layers in Photoshop? In my memory there was a tool for Mac doing this. But I couldn'...
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Placing the names of layers in Photoshop into Illustrator as text

I'm using a linked .psd file to quickly make a series of images for screen-printing and web all at the same time. I use it to place images from Photoshop into Illustrator. The linked file is really ...
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Which fonts don't come with Windows 8 that would come with a new MAC?

I'm a beginning graphics designer and I currently own a Macbook Pro that I got in 2010 that is really on the fritz and basically I need a new computer. I am comfortable using both Mac's and PC's, so ...
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Does the 2014 13inch vs 15inch Macbook Pro Make A Difference? [closed]

I'm currently a Design Comms student and I'm thinking of changing my 2012 macbook pro to the new 2014 retina macbook pro. I'm torn between the choice of the 13inch high end model of it's kind or the ...
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Illustrator CS4: when I select an object with the Selection tool, and try and move it, it copies it instead [closed]

This is in a file originally created in version and installation of Illustrator CS4. I have a simple text item with one character in it. Alternately, I pick a drawn element, doesn't matter. I have ...
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Align tool not working on Illustrator CC 2014 [closed]

It's kinda weird. I'm unable to figure out why 'Align' tool is not working on my Illustrator. If it's of help; i'm on Yosemite with CC 2014 latest release. PS: I'm using Mac for past 2 days only, so ...
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How to match brightness between two different images using GIMP (Mac OSX)?

I took two pictures with my iPhone, one during the day and one at night. How do I make it such that the two images look like they were taken at the same time of day? Is there a compare two images ...
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Changing zoom level steps of Photoshop

When I zoom with my Macbook's trackpad by pinch gesture, elements get blurry because of decimal zoom level like "169,11%". Is there a way to change zoom steps to use only integers?
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Quality loss when PDF opened in Preview

I just saved an .ai file as a .pdf and opened it afterwards to check size and quality. This is when I noticed the saved file was lower in both color and resolution, than the original .ai file. After ...
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Is Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)? [closed]

I have Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 installed on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and it works just fine. Does anyone know if this version of Photoshop will still work if I upgrade to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?
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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?