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Curious about Astropad? I reviewed it for CreativePro.com

Walk into a graphic design or photography studio and you’ll probably see a graphics tablet on the desk. With an app called Astropad you can use an iPad or iPhone as a graphics tablet for a Mac, painting and drawing with your finger or stylus. Astropad even supports pressure sensitivity with a compatible stylus or with 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. But how close does it get to using a Wacom graphics tablet?

To see what I think, read Review: Astropad, published on CreativePro.com.

Astropad review on CreativePro.com

Vexed by Hex Web Colors? RGB is OK! — CreativePro.com article

Every web designer is taught to enter colors in hexadecimal values like #47B56C, but hex code can be like an alien language compared to the traditional RGB and CMYK color values that are familiar to photographers, videographers, and print designers. Luckily, entering colors using simpler RGB values is allowed in CSS, and it’s easy to do.

Want the whole story? Read my article Vexed by Hex Web Colors? RGB is OK! published on CreativePro.com.

Vexed by Hex Web Colors? RGB is OK! - CreativePro.com article

A Tale of Two Enter Keys — CreativePro.com article

If you use an extended keyboard, you might think that the keys on the numeric keypad are mere duplicates. But in some applications they work differently than those on the main keyboard, particularly the Enter key. If you love boosting your productivity with keyboard shortcuts, understanding the different Enter keys can give you more of an edge. And even though laptops and other compact keyboards lack a numeric keypad, yours may have a hidden second Enter key that you can use.

Want the whole story? Click the link below to read my article at CreativePro.com:
A Tale of Two Enter Keys

A Tale of Two Enter Keys article on CreativePro.com

Which Size Graphics Tablet Should You Buy? — CreativePro.com article

A graphics tablet with a pressure-sensitive stylus is an essential purchase for many creative professionals. Once you decide to buy one, a big question is which size you should get: Small, medium, or large? The answer is not always obvious, so I discuss your options in an article I wrote for CreativePro.com.

The article is about graphics tablets that replace your computer’s mouse or trackpad, not the pen displays that let you draw directly on the screen or standalone tablets such as the Apple iPad.

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Which Size Graphics Tablet Should You Buy?

Which Size Graphics Tablet Should You Buy?

Rethinking the Pixel: It’s All Relative Now — CreativePro.com article

How big is a pixel? It’s widely thought that a pixel is the smallest dot that screen hardware can physically display: One pixel is one pixel. That was safe to assume for over a quarter century because the pixel density of most of our screens was stuck between 72 and 120 pixels per inch (ppi) during that era, even while everything else about our computers got exponentially faster and bigger. But screens would finally make their move, and for designers that would change how a pixel is defined.

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Rethinking the Pixel: It’s All Relative Now

Rethinking the Pixel: It’s All Relative Now