I’m a big fan of DevonThink – it’s an amazing application. I also use NovaMind, so this tutorial from DevonThink was perfect for me. It shows how to use NovaMind for mindmapping, then importing the map as an OPML file into DevonThink Pro, and researching further from there. I didn’t even know that I could [...]
Easy and well-illustrated tutorial on how to make a rainbow in Photoshop. Notice that there are two pages, as the rainbow looks like crap after the first page. ;.)
You need Adobe After Effects and this cool tutorial from Creative Cow.
Apple has a list of several thousand widgets for Dashboard on Apple.com. And now you can add thousands more. All by yourself. First, download the new Amnesty Generator from Mesa Dynamics. It’s a small app for OS X. Next, head over to Google and check out all the so-called Google Gadgets. These are small pieces [...]
If you’re using Kinkless, there’s an easy way to store reference files with your projects, right inside your Kinkless document. I usually make a mindmap for my bigger projects, using the excellent NovaMind mindmapping app (available for both Mac and Windows). So here’s a small mindmap on how to rule the world, a project quite [...]
Here’s a how-to on how to create quite realistic looking bubbles on your pictures, using Photoshop or GIMP. It’s based on the Amazing circles technique I have written about before. Join the Amazing circles group at Flickr if you make any, bubbles or not.
Did you know that when you’re typing in Cocoa apps, you can write a few letters of a word, then press Option-Escape, and you get a pop-up list with word suggestions. Like this: This works in TextEdit, Pages, Safari text fields, all text fields in iLife apps etc. Very useful!
If you have the latest iLife ’06 from Apple, you may have started using iWeb to publish your websites. But how do you enable comments on them? Well, you cant. There is no such function. So Chad Brantly made a way to hack this in. Just download his iComment software. It uses Haloscan to keep [...]
PSPX is a PSP portal to make your PSP look like Mac OS X. It looks and feels just like a mac! It features a working dock, an Apple menu, About screen and a working Finder with games and more Have a look here.
FCP guru Ken Stone shows how to do simple animations in Final Cut Pro.
Lets say you had a wedding and had hundreds of photos. You want to share them with friends on Flickr. But not the rest of the world. So you create a private group and invite your friends to join it. Then you upload you 240 pictures and want to put them all in the new [...]
Just follow the arrows. Absolutely brilliant.
Kamome has made an excellent technique for making amazing circles. This is a more detailed description: Make a square selection 1. Open an image in Photoshop (screenshots are from Photoshop CS2 on Mac). Higher resolution and size will give better results. I have used a picture I took myself some time ago. If you want [...]
By using Spotlight and Automator, and the new Smart folders in OS X 10.4, you can change all those messy files on the desktop to something useful. And very David Allen-ish! First, read my previous entry about “Add spotlight tags”. Make the Automator action described and save it as a Finder plugin for ctrl-clicking. Smart [...]
I just bought a copy of Comic Life from Plasq. It’s an application that lets you take pictures from iPhoto (or Finder), drag them into Comic Life, and make your own comics with speech bubbles and sound effects: Zap! Pow! Kaboom!! It’s so fun. Highly recommended! When your new comic is finished, put it on [...]