January 08, 2009

Mo’ good events

  • Mordy Golding & the crew at MoGo Media are putting on The Adobe Creative Suite 4 Launch Tour, featuring presentations from Adobe & independent creative professionals.  They’ll be in NYC Jan. 16, Chicago Jan. 21, and LA Feb. 19.


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New Woohoo tutes

Dr. Woohoo is back with more useful tutorials for Flash/Suite scripters:


PatchPanel: Flash panels for multiple CS applications

Follow along with this tutorial to expand on what we created in the previous tutorial, with the objective of using a framework that embraces running our Flash plug-in in multiple Creative Suite applications (Photoshop and Illustrator). When we are done, our Flash plug-in will work in all three CS applications using code that is appropriate for each host application


PatchPanels: Integrating your ExtendScript

Follow along with this tutorial to create a simple Flash plug-in that gets the RGB, CMYK and HSB values of the foreground color in Photoshop CS4.


Incidentally, if you’re interested in how Adobe’s app automation layer came to be (and where it might be headed), check out Drew’s 2 Interviews: The guys behind ExtendScript ToolKit, SwitchBoard + PatchPanel.

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Browser in a camera: I think it’s serious

Years ago, my bizarre friend Higgins told me and another buddy that his girlfriend had mysteriously dumped him.  He was visibly shaken and seemed truly down in the dumps.  He said, “I… I just don’t get it.  The whole thing inspired me to write a song.  Do you guys want to hear it?”  Well sure, of course we did.  “Okay, here goes,” he said.  Closing his eyes, clearing his throat, he leaned back and paused.  And then, bursting into a Pete Townshend air-guitar windmill, and doing his best Axl Rose devil-woman wail, he screeched,




That was is, end of song. :-)


Ever since then we’ve “busted out the ‘Whatstrument*'” for bizarre news.  The arrival of the Sony Cybershot G3, World’s First Camera You Can Surf the Web On, seems worthy.


Okay, maybe it’s not that weird.  As Gizmodo puts it, “Sony’s seeing this more as a flexible, fast way to dump and check your photos and videos online, direct from your camera, not so much as a way to compulsively watch YouTube videos or read Gizmodo, even though that’s exactly what we want, and will try to do, practicalities aside.”


I dig the instant sharing possibilities, though I’d explicitly keep them out of my wife’s hands: she’s all for uploading before I’ve had time to crop, retouch, and otherwise noodle around.  [Via Jerry Harris]


*Other suggested air-instrumental possibilities for the song:  Trombone, sax, harmonica, sextant, astrolabe, and finger snap (Beatnik edition).

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