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Sketch – Tips

A fine product by Bohemian Coding, Sketch is specifically for designers who make designs for the screens. It’s the most natural way for prototyping. By convention we would all go for designing UIs with Adobe’s Photoshop, but this lightweight, fast software has changed my way of thinking. We don’t require all the features that Photoshop provides us with for designing UIs. There is no point in having such a heavy software for designing such prototypes. It offers such easy to understand tools that even a first time user wont waste much time in figuring it out . Simple yet powerful, if you still haven’t found your way to using Sketch, get your copy just after reading this.

Here are a few tips: (Courtesy: InVision Blog)

  • Duplicate anything in seconds.

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  • Get your grid on.

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  • Change opacity on the go.

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  • Size your artboards right.

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  • Measure distances.

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  • Totally abuse symbols.

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  •  Save frustration with “Scale”.

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  • Move shapes while you draw them.

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  • Use shared styles now, thank yourself later.

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  • Maximise your workspace.

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  • Use Plug-ins effortlessly. 

Here is a link to all the plugins you could use, to enhance your experience with Sketch.

 

Photoshop at 25

Adobe Photoshop was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll, and then ultimately launched in February of 1990.

Its been a long and quite successful journey since then and this is the collaboration video that Adobe created for their 25th year anniversary, to celebrate the tool that has helped shape creativity, artists from all over the world contributed their most amazing dreams—and their working files with layers. This day Adobe is the leader in industry grade, with the entire world pinning one’s hope on this software. A miracle machine to create designs, prints, web and everything else.

Dream On!

Plugin to your Spotlight

OS X Yosemite added a bunch of cool stuff to Spotlight, but it’s still a little lacking. Flashlight is an app still in early alpha that adds some handy new features.

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With Flashlight, you can instantly pull up the weather, do full Google searches, Wolfram Alpha searches, and even enter Terminal commands directly from Spotlight. At a glance, it makes Spotlight yet a little bit more like Alfred, although still not quite as powerful. Flashlight’s early in the development process, but you can still try it out for yourself for free. The Google searches alone make it pretty worthwhile.

Download it here.

Courtesy: http://lifehacker.com/flashlight-adds-more-search-results-to-spotlight-1657873283