Thursday, 27 January 2011

Free Photoshop Templates

onOne Software reports: [edited]

At onOne Software, we are committed to providing photographers with easy-to-use, time-saving solutions to make digital photography easier, faster and better. Now, we're happy to provide you with free album templates, layouts, backgrounds and edges to save you time in Photoshop designing and developing them yourself.

Simply sign up and you'll have full access to all of the content we've created so you can get back to shooting.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Droplr reports: [edited]

Droplr makes sharing images on the web easy.

Need to share a text note? Or how about a code snippet? We'll even syntax highlight it for you.

Every account comes with 1GB of free storage. Plenty of room to host and share all your bits.

Droplr has full keyboard shortcut support.

Sharing screenshots made easy. Only upload the screenshots you want to share.

Twitter integration.

Droplr is free to use (with ad supported content).

Thanks to Brecon for the link

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dive Into HTML5

Dive Into HTML5 seeks to elaborate on a hand-picked Selection of features from the HTML5 specification and other fine Standards.

The final manuscript has been published on paper by O’Reilly, under the Google Press imprint. Buy the printed Work — artfully titled “HTML5: Up & Running” — and be the first in your Community to receive it. Your kind and sincere Feedback is always welcome.

The Work shall remain online under the CC-BY-3.0 License.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Pompadour - Free Fat Numerals

Andy Mangold reports: [edited]

I have finally gotten around to wrapping up the numeral set I finished a year ago into a nice, downloadable .eps to share with the internet. I hereby dub it ‘Pompadour.’ I have licensed it under the Creative Commons, so feel free to download, use, modify, and share the numbers as you see fit, just please give props where props are due.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Metal Grid Textures

Premium Pixels reports: [edited]

I’m a big fan of dark backgrounds and so today’s freebie is a set of 8 seamless dark metallic grid patterns for Photoshop – bit of a mouthful!

The download includes all 8 patterns (.pat) so you can apply the style to your own elements and a set of 2500px x 2000px jpegs so you can quickly drop them into a design. You can also check out the light metal versions.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Ion Book Saver

Register Hardware reports: [edited]

Ion, the company best known for its USB turntables, is readying a gadget that will help you digitise your paperbacks, hardbacks, magazines and comics.

Called the Book Saver, it's a large frame into which you place an open book. Tap the Scan button and the spread is digitised and dropped onto an SD card, ready to be transferred to your computer. Each page is saved separately, thanks to the unit's two flash-equipped cameras.

Book Saver angles the tome to prevent as little as possible pressure being placed one the spine. You don't have to hold the pages down to get a flat, even surface.

The upper section sits on top of the book. When a pair of pages have been snapped, just lift Book Saver up, turn the page, and put it down again to take the next shot. Scanning a spread takes around seven seconds, Ion said.

The gadget will come with character-recognition software, allowing you to extract the text from the images.

Book Saver is due out in the March-April timeframe. No price has yet been set.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

ArtRage for iPad

Mail Online reports: [edited]

Using the ArtRage app, Kassan, whose Realist portraits are often mistaken for photographs, has embraced a new method of painting. Painting with just your finger has its benefits - no mess and, of course, the invaluable ability to effortlessly correct a mistake or undo the last stroke.

But, says Kassan, it can never replace 'real' painting: 'There are a number of concept painters who only paint using digital tools, and they make some really amazing work. But I think I'd miss the tactile feel of an oil painting and its luminosity too much to go completely digital.'