The creative tutorial home of image wrangler, Lesa Snider.
This is a terrific tip for those of you with a scroll-wheel on your mouse, and even better for those with a sideways scroll "pea" (like that on Apple's Mighty Mouse).
Just choose Photoshop (or Elements) > Preferences > General and check the Zoom with Scroll Wheel box as shown below. Sweet!
Well I just finished sitting on top of my suitcase to get the darn thing zipped so I'm about ready to head out. One more breakfast meeting, then the sweetest Your Mac Life listener ever, Maurice Shevalier (pictured with me above), is going to lead me back to the airport. I haven't had a chance to write about the earlier part of the week when I was accosted by immigration, how Delta lost my clothes, or the stomach virus but hey... there's time for that. For now, I posted some pictures of the beautiful snow the wonderful people at iStockphoto were so kind to arrange for me.
WOO HOO! I finally made it! Maurice Shevalier met me at the airport (with all the delays this was his second trip there--ugh). After an hour of being accosted by immigration (I screwed up royally and told them I was here for WORK), Maurice treated me to a fantastic pub in the airport where I was able to relax with a nice, frosty Alexander Keiths. Damn that was good beer.
Maurice even bought me a beautiful white Calgary cowboy hat and Stampede buckle, along with the best chocolate I’ve ever put into my mouth. Whee! I love Canadians :)
I now own the coolest travel brush ever. It's amazingly functional and pleasingly compact. It has half inch bristles that are stiff enough to comb through my long hair, though soft enough not to hurt, and it folds up to fit in my purse. How cool is that?! I've been on the lookout for a good travel brush for awhile now, and as you might imagine, they're hard to find.
Sometimes good software just goes bad. If that ever happens to your beloved Photoshop, and you begin to experience weirdness in various forms, it may be time to rebuild its preferences.
Though, instead of rooting around your hard drive to zap this file on your own you can make Photoshop do it all by itself. The trick is to hold the Command, Option, and Shift keys (PC: Control-Alt-Shift) when you first launch the program.
This month, I was lucky enough to carry two Canon cameras cross country to both CES in Las Vegas, and Macworld Expo in San Francisco. The new Rebel XT, the world's smallest digital SLR (as of Feb.
Before trotting off to Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Shawn and I thought we’d really punish ourselves by doing CES in Vegas first. What were we thinking?! Gads, by the time we left for San Francisco on Sunday we were already exhausted. Oh, and we’re getting married at Macworld too (we like to pack a lot into our trips!).
Need a screen capture of just one window? Since we no longer have the ability to print one window, like we did in OS days of old, this trick is handy for doing just that.
Press Command + Shift + 4, then tap the spacebar. The cursor will turn into a camera which you can move around to select any open window.
Thanks to Aaron Adams for this handy tip!
Just like my beloved Mac, I can customize my Photoshop experience to an unbelievable level. For example, do you find the font preview list in Photoshop to be a little small for your tastes? How about the little labels in all the floating palettes? The fix is super simple in Photoshop CS2.
Choose Photoshop > Preferences > Type and pick a size from the pop-up menu, like so: