Posts made by jimsz
RE: Creating a website for the first time, any tips???
You have to accept the fact that your images are going to stolen and they may even be sold or used on products without your permission. You can’t stop it.
Some of my work was being sold online on t-shirts, and used on websites. There is nothing you can do about other than send a C&D letter if you can find an actual address.
RE: Question about Photoshop CC
You can purchase an external CD/DVD drive for less than $25. It’s worth the cost.
If you are running a Macintosh computer and still have the old computer you can insert the drive in he old computer and have it appear on the new computer wirelessly, it’s called disk sharing.
Hang onto CS5 and run it as long as possible it is better then renting software.
RE: Backing up your work/computer - Techy question
Why are you doing a time machine back up only once a month? Ithe default is backup changed files every hour?
You don’t need much for a backup system but you need more than what you have. Few people think of redundancy in backing up. Drives die, that’s a fact.
The least expensive and easiest is to
Keep files in Dropbox so you have an offsite copy somewhere.
Purchase 2 external drives, the larger the better. 3tb spinning drives can be purchased for $100, buy the largest you can afford (2 of them).
Setup the external drives as your time machine backup and leave it to back up every hour. There is no reason your drop box can’t be included in this process and I is unless you manually disable.
After spending a week (or month) backingup to one of the external drives, disconnect it and store it in a safe or lockbox and then attach drive #2 for the next week (or month). That way you have redundancy which few people think about. You will have the copy on your computer/Dropbox, a copy on drive 1 and a copy as of the last week on drive 2. 3 copies of most files.
RE: cintiq, surface, ipad pro
**@chenzui said in cintiq, surface, ipad pro:
This post is a bit old but note that the iPad has a pretty short lifespan, I am a digital artist . I must tell you that you could probably get 2-3 years of smooth operation out of it before it starts to slow down, if you're getting the Pro models, that's around a grand every 2-3 years.**
That’a not entirely accurate. ANY computer you buy today be it a windows/Apple based Cintiq, an iPad or Surgace tablet or something else will work slower in 3 years if you update the operating system. New operating systems require more powerful processing chips and that affects the speed. However, few people, require the latest and greatest operating system.
If you purchase a bargain basement computer the lifespan will be much shorter than a medium priced or high end system. All computers use commodity components and faster/better components simply cost more money.
If you drop a grand on a tablet at some point it will need to be replaced. That’s no difference than dropping $2k on a top of the line Cintiq and plugging into your computer which will need to be replaced.
I am still running an iPad that is 2nd generation from2011 for a specific purpose and it runs great. I have a desktop computer from 2004 still running at speeds comparable to my new computer but it is used for something specific and I don’t need to run the latest and greatest.
It’s all a matter of how you use your tools.
RE: Help! Took plunge with iPadPro - can't get Apple Pencil to work 2nd day in ProCreate
Is Bluetooth turned on and the pencil paired with the iPad?
Does the Apple Pencil work with any other app? Open the noted app and try using it.
Have you restarted the iPad?
If you purchased an iPad Pro the issue will most likely be with the pencil. Confirm you have the iPad Pro.
Yes you can return the pro and the pencil. The terms and any restock fee depends on where you purchased it.
RE: Recommendation for a tablet
OK, so I guess the 152 pack of Crayolas (with the sharpener) is out......
BTW, in my local elementary the kids can no longer bring any crayon pack larger than 24. In fact the only ones you can bring is the 24. The school said the kids that didn’t have the giant box with sharpener felt bad about themselves because they didn’t have what others did so the school won’t allow them any longer.
RE: Help with scale feature in adobe
If you are using the newest version of photoshop, Adobe being the geniuses that they are reversed this feature. The default is now proportional and use the shift for non-proportional.
You can switch this to the old way of doing things.
To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:
Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).
Type the text below in the text file:
Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:
Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings
macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/
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There is a helpful thread here which is where I checked my info
Chat room for artists
A while back someone posted about wanting a chat room available for the artists here to talk to each other. This was also discussed privately as well.
If anyone has an interest I installed a very simple chat room on one of my sites. It is free to use, no signup required, nothing is tracked, I make no money from this, etc. it’s just a chat room people can use if they want and it costs me nothing whether you use it or not since I share a server for a number of websites.
You do have to pick a nickname to enter or you are assigned “anonymous #”.
Save the link, post the link, whatever you want. If people seem like they want to use it I can easily create a more full featured chat.
RE: Recommendation for a tablet
You don’t mention your niece’s age. If she is 15 or under, I would purchase a nice set of pencils, drawing pads, watercolor, etc. let her get some time in traditional media and explore a bit.
If she already has a foundation in traditional media, purchase what your budget can afford. Good art can be created on anything.