How to Create High Resolution ICNS Files

Whether you’re creating a new icon for an app or just a replacement icon for fun, you’ll need to convert it to Apple’s icon image format—icns—before is can be used by OS X apps. This format incorp...

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A Guide to Optimising Photoshop Performance

This post was originally written for the Realmac Software blog. Many of us have a love hate relationship with Photoshop. It’s an incredibly powerful tool that helps us get stuff done, it is howeve...

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How to Export SVGs from Photoshop

Since the release of version 14.2 in January, Photoshop CC has had the ability to export SVGs with Adobe Generator. Whilst the developers still consider this to be an experimental feature, I have b...

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Designing Apps for the Visually Impaired

This post was originally written for the Realmac Software blog. Launching into the design (or redesign) of your app is exciting. You’ve got plenty of ideas floating around, sketches and wireframes...

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Working with Type in Photoshop

This post was originally written for the Realmac Software blog. In this post I’m going to show you some of the tools that I use in my workflow when working with type in Photoshop. Anti-Aliasing ...

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A Guide to Pixel Hinting

This post was originally written for the Realmac Software blog. When looking at a website or interface, there are few things more annoying than half pixels. The resulting blurred edges make your p...

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