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Weird PS behaviour

Lately, when I'm using the Move tool (using the trackpad on my MBP) there's this problem when I let go of the trackpad the layer goes back to it's original position. I have my trackpad set to only click the cursor when the trackpad physically clicks.

I recently updated my monoprice tablet, so I thought that might be the problem, but I'm not even using it right now.

I'm stuck using the arrow keys to move layers around, it's ridiculous. CS5 on Mavericks.


cs6 ps Q:

so if you select the brush tool and you want to change the size/diameter without making the 3 clicks to resize, is there a hotkey to save the clicking time?

when using the magnify tool you can hold alt and use the mouse wheel to zoom in-n-out, is there something similar for resizing the brush tool?


to Wordpress

I've made a decision to SOLELY concentrate on learning WP and making myself an expert by June (creating themes and all)

Curious does anyone feel that I may be pigeon holing myself making this choice?

I met someone who works with Drupal (has his own company) and because of legalities his org was only able to produce sites in Drupal and nothing else. Not sure I want to learn Drupal much further than I have knowledge of now which is pretty basic.

Curious about your thoughts.

Recently paid someone way too much bones to install WP, and could've done it myself. Plus I really like the platform.



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Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

Posted this in the Vid of the day, but it deserves its own thread. From the description:

These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.
For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.



pantone preview in illy

I'm trying to preview Pantone 337U in illustrator. The file is already created and previews fine but if I go into color books and choose Pantone+Solid Uncoated 337U it doesn't show as a bright rgb color. It shows as a flat cmyk color.

I've tried pasting it into both rgb and cmyk files and the same thing happens.

Any clues on how to keep it looking like an rgb color? I need to shift this color slightly and need to see what it looks like digitally.


Show Grids Plugin?

Know of any sites or browser plugins that reveal the grid structure of websites?

For instance, if toggled the plugin would show the native grid overlaid on the live site:


chrome gif issue

Chrome has started to lag indefinitely whenever there's more than a couple of animated gifs on a page.

Was going to mention in the gif thread but I can't fucking use it. Anyone found a solution? Have tried messing with plugins, with no joy.


mac anti-virus

does anybody use anti-virus software on their mac book pros?

I want to bring in mine to use on my work network but my IT guy says it has to have an anti-virus software installed first.

are there any none obtrusive ones free or otherwise that anybody can recommend. I don't want anything that'll bog down my machine. and I here the free ones data mine your machines.


Andy Murray new logo

What do we think of this?
It apparently combines his initials a and m with 77 as he's the first brit to win at wimbledon in 77 years.
There's been comments made comparing it to nazi SS iconography etc



I think this might be one of the best film I've seen in the past few years. What did you think?



Anyone made the move from a smartphone back to a regular basic nokia style phone to cut down on the amount of alerts, distractions, beeps and uncontrolled checking of media?


Best agency sites

What's your favourite agency site (can be big, small, independent etc) in terms of showcasing work with great case studies and a really well designed blog-type section?


Google Modular Smartphone

The future?:



I am traveling to Bangkok in a few days and am a little overwhelmed by all the different neighborhoods. What is the best area to stay in? Also feel free to recommend stuff to do!


Font ID

i found Adrianna which is close but i need the exact typeface. any ideas?



Ok let's settle this here, once, and for all on QBN. HAHAH.

Who is responsible?

*inspired by the genie in a lamp thread.


Just got Vimeo Staff Pick!

“An Episode,” by Palaxy Tracks:


News Websites

What are the best (good) news websites around thr World?

And when I say best, i'm talking about the quality of the reporting BUT also the quality of the website itself.

I like (France), (USA), (USA), (USA), (Quebec)

I wish the BBC news website would look better.


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