Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Wacom Intuos4 Graphics Tablet

The Wacom Intuos4 is a killer graphics tablet and highly recommended if you work with graphics software. For this review I am referring to the Wacom Intuos4 Medium Pen Tablet, however there are also the Large and Small models available. … Continue reading

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Wacom Bamboo Graphics Tablet: Nice Entry-Level Tool, But Limited

I recently had the opportunity to try out a Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet, having purchased one for my Dad this holiday season. Dad is not a graphics guy by any means, but I use my Wacom tablets for so much … Continue reading

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Default Folder X – Essential Mac Productivity Utility Software

Default Folder X is one of those shareware utility applications that seem pretty handy while you are demoing, but until you use another Mac without Default Folder installed (or the demo runs out), you don’t realize exactly how perfect the … Continue reading

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Archive That Artwork! Backup Tips & Software Advice for Mac OS X

Backup. It’s something most computer users – let alone artistic types – never think about, at least not until after it’s too late. Trust me, once it happens to you, it will never be forgotten. Perhaps I can convince you … Continue reading

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Great Wacom Tablet Scrolling Software For Mac OS X: Smart Scroll X

In some previous posts, I rambled on about the ability to scroll, one-handed, using the Wacom software, and a shareware alternative, Smart Scroll X. I also touched on this a bit in my Wacom Intuos graphics tablets review. I am … Continue reading

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Must-have Adobe Illustrator plugin: Zoom to Selection

I just picked up a great new plugin for Illustrator, Zoom to Selection (Mac only) from the Adobe Illustrator plugin coder known cryptically as Worker 72a. Zoom to Selection does exactly as it’s name implies – allows one to zoom … Continue reading

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Wacom Tablet: Scroll Click

Wacom has just updated their graphics tablet driver software for Macintosh and the release notes PDF tells us that a new feature has been introduced, “Scroll Click” (my nickname for it). This is an awesome new feature that allows the … Continue reading

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Wacom Intuos3 Graphics Tablet Review for Cartoonists & Illustrators

***Update: See my review of the Wacom Intuos4 graphics tablet *** I have been holding off on writing up a review of the Wacom Intuos3 graphics tablet until I had a chance to work with them for some time and … Continue reading

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Pantone Huey Monitor Calibration Tool

I recently purchased one of these Pantone Huey monitor calibration gizmos to enhance my on-screen ability to proof colors for accuracy when printing. In short, it’s awesome and worth every penny. Read on for more… Continue reading

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