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Sat, 03 Aug 2019

Website refresh

It's also time for some brand refinement, and I'm starting today with a UI refresh of my website (to be followed by a similar project with the apps themselves). I'm feeling in a retro mood, so I've chosen to use icons from the Nuvola theme by David Vignoni, one of the most popular open-source icon themes in the early aughts. They are bright and well-crafted.

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Mon, 01 Apr 2019

CorelDraw 2019 for Mac

From Tidbits:

Returning to the Mac after 18 years, Corel has revived its vector graphics editor for macOS with the release of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019. (The last CorelDRAW release for the Mac was CorelDRAW 11 in 2001.) In addition to the CorelDRAW 2019 vector illustration software, the suite includes Photo-Paint 2019 for image editing, AfterShot 3 HDR for raw photo processing, Font Manager 2019 (along with over 1000 TrueType and/or OpenType fonts), and thousands of clipart files, sample digital images, and vehicle wrap templates.

CorelDRAW is optimized for Dark mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave, includes support for the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, and introduces the neural network-powered LiveSketch drawing feature, which uses artificial intelligence to interpret, adjust, and combine hand-drawn strokes into precise vector curves. You'll also be able to access your graphic design projects on the go from any device with the cloud-based CorelDRAW.app, enabling you to open and edit design elements in existing files as well as start new projects.

This is a nice development for users on the Mac who want an alternative to Adobe's tools; CorelDraw is a robust program that offers a better value than Illustrator and Photoshop. CorelDraw has been a heavyweight product on Windows for years, and has come and gone from the Mac several times over the past twenty years. Let's hope it can stick around this time.

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