January 07, 2009
The MacBook Wheel
“One button. Endless possibilities.”
I look forward to hearing that Adobe is “dragging its feet” for not abandoning keyboard shortcuts and fully embracing The Wheel by noon yesterday. ;->
[Update: Reader Don Tardiff points out that the Simplex typewriter was doing the wheel thing a century ago. (“Notice no screen, hard drive, or battery.”) Reached for comment, Jonathan Ive said, “That’s. How. We. Roll.”]
New Photoshop contests
Lately I’ve come across some Photoshop-centered contests that might be up your alley:
- Planet Photoshop has kicked off their first Planet Design Contest, offering a pass to Photoshop World, among other prizes. Corey Barker writes,
You are presented with three tutorials that have been selected from the vast library of tutorials here on Planet Photoshop. After watching the tutorials, your assignment is to use the techniques you learn from one or all of them to create an original piece of artwork. Feel free to be as creative as you want. Just think of these tutorials as a springboard as you proceed to create your original art.
The entry deadline is January 15.
- Meanwhile PhotoshopCafe is running “Photoshop — The Concert,” with CS4 Design Premium, an NVIDIA Quadro CX card, and more up for grabs. Colin Smith writes,
Make a poster for a concert with a Photoshop-themed band! The twist? You have to use a tool from Photoshop as the title of the band. (Think of a concert poster with a band that has a Photoshop-themed name, such as “The Healing Brushes,” etc…) Props for wit and cunning! Use any original artwork you desire. You may use any tools or platform you choose, but you must use Photoshop for at least 50% of the Image editing/design.
The deadline for is January 31.
- Lastly, PSDTUTS is showcasing the winners of their recent movie poster design challenge.