Real World Color Matching

The toughest challenge many graphic designers encounter is matching digital color to real world color. It's fine until it leaves the computer or digital output -- but if you have to plan, design, construct, or manufacture anything that will be painted, you're in trouble. This app may be a life saver! June 28, 2011

Give your text some Soap

Text editing is, or should be, an integral part of any designer's skill, particularly when it comes to jobs with lots of text. Setting up your text to import into a DTP program makes things go so much smoother. The problem is, you never know what you're going to get ... but try a little soap! May 27, 2011

Reliable Syncing for Mac

Everyone needs a syncing tool for their computer and other devices. And you shouldn't be forced to use the cloud! DropSync a fast, reliable syncing tool for the Mac now promises to make it easy to keep folders in sync between computers, hard drives and remote servers May 27, 2011

Burn it again, Mac

We've told you many times about BurnAgain. Mine stopped working when Leopard came along, and it wasn't until I upgraded that I could take advantage of the new powers. This new version is a free update of the intuitive CD/DVD multisession burning utility for Mac OS X. May 24, 2011

Zevrix Automated File Delivery

Zevrix Solutions has launched Deliver Express 2.0, an automated solution to send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks. Deliver Express processes files automatically from watched hot folders and offers variable e-mail notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, file compression and encryption and much more. April 25, 2011

Graphic (iPad apps) Design

Fred's favorite mobile apps for iPhone, iPadFollowing our previous series of mobile color apps, now we'll add in some unusual, vertical application apps just for spice. Some have very narrow, specific uses, like for NCS color, or theatrical gels. But isn't it nice to know you can do that? April 13, 2011

Best Apps for Graphic Designers

A million palettes in your pocket is a big promise. But these apps can do that and quite a bit more. And, they're so cheap, you can check out several. How handy is it to have a color specifier to refer to while working -- without leaving the screen you're on? * myPANTONE? X-Ref * Grab the color you want * Palettes Pro Universal * Color Mood Designer * My (Your) Color Season ... and more April 6, 2011

Own a Color

This article, contributed by Jonathan Munk, was first published in 2007. In reviewing this year's color issue, we find Jonathan's words are even more true than ever! Follow along as Jonathan Munk shares these important considerations for your logo and identity program... March 30, 2011

COLOR! New era, new tools

Never before have designers had such a broad and exciting landscape of color palette tools. With mobile devices, iPads, iPhones and iPods, the designer can rule the color world for just a few dollars. Here are the top apps we found for your mobile device ... * myPANTONE makes it all accessible * colorSutra * Color Stream - palettes from scratch * Colormixer sketch pad for color * Cliqcliq Colors - color picker * Fonts And Colors Reference for designer's... and more! March 30, 2011

YOLO 2011 Color Predictions

Have you ever actually tried to match inks, paints, color swatches, and chips across multiple media -- like paper and the web? Take a look at Yolo's color predictions for some juicy inspiration March 30, 2011