Yes, such styluses are already available from HEX3 and adonit but since Wacom is the market leader for pressure-sensitive drawing tools, anything it comes up with is worth close scrutiny. Its latest offering, which will be available for purchase in early October for $99, looks quite slick, thanks to its brushed aluminum housing and black or blue/black color schemes. Created for the iPad 3, 4 and Mini, the Intuos Creative Stylus can be used with such apps as Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad, ArtRage and ProCreate, with support for Adobe Ideas and Psykopaint on the way. The 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, palm rejection, shortcut functionality and Bluetooth 4.0 make the magic happen. More information is available on the Wacom site.
Back in February the creativeLIVE site site hosted PhotoshopWEEK, for which more than 150,000 participants from 178 countries tuned in for free webinars that included Photoshop's Best-Kept Secrets; Editing Habits to Break; Mastering Blending Modes; and Getting Started with Actions. Provided free during the event, those sessions are now available on a paid basis. Now there's the free five-day Creative Cloud Design Week, which kicks off on August 19 and runs until the 23rd. The 11 instructors will focus on the core CC applications, with topics including InDesign Basics - Using Photoshop and InDesign; Master Illustrator's Patterns; Dreamweaver vs Muse; and Template-based Imaging in Photoshop.
He writes: iOS 7 will change Apple's software design dramatically leaving OS X behind. In order to visualise the new style on a Mac screen I recreated several elements and applied them to several programs. Created to explore the idea of an updated OS X this is just a update of looks with a few new functions taken from both the iPhone and iPad.
Yo people - what's up? Thought some of you folks might appreciate this Kickstarter project - the G-stick. It's basically a regular mouse crammed into a pen that's about as thick as a fat sharpie with a roller ball on the end. Looks like it would be a great thing for any graphic artist (hey - they got my money). Anyway, they tried to get it "kickstarted" and it fell thru the first time around. I had pledged $38 for one of these things - they're supposed to retail for $70 in the store.
Apple to promote their Apple Store app available as a free download now gives you one free paid app every week. The Apple Store app is a good to have anyway as it provides Apple product news, an easy way to browse and buy Apple products from your iPhone or iPad and also tells you which Apple Store is closest to you at any time.
Last week's SIGGRAPH conference was once again the showcase for fresh directions in animation. One of the many ingenious works being presented would seem to have been Chris Landreth's animated short, Subconscious Password. Landreth snagged an Oscar for his 2004 short Ryan and seems to be back in fine form, with the new film already winning best short film at the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Barcelona-based audiovisual design studio Device has packed all the filters from Photoshop CS5 into a two-minute video (below) showing them applied to the Ps icon. We're told that each filter depicted "has a custom sound design that uses the same sound for each filter but with a different distortion effect for every case, exporting the graphical concept to the sound." You'll find even stranger clips on the studio's site.