Adobe An (Anime) is Old Adobe Flash
Video Archive Microanimation Video,
Sketch requires macOS Sierra (10.12.2) or newer. Your license comes with a year’s worth of updates. Once that year is up, you can keep using the last version of Sketch you downloaded, forever.
Planning to install Gimp, Natron on iMac.
Sketch is already installed on iMacs in Koa103.
- To understand the difference between a browser, and web app and mobile app,
- Available mobile app development environments,
- What kind of Adobe alternate software are available,
- Front-end development process (Chris’ presentation from ART258), and
Rethinking of Adobe Products
If you are a graphic designer and work for design or marketing companies, currently it is important to learn to use Adobe products effectively. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator creates standardized, clean, and beautiful raster and vector graphics quickly.
Since the beginning of use this software Ps, and Ai I felt that it was not a elegantly designed tools and they were not suited for web design. Now we have XD, which is targeted for this purpose and I used them for about a months. Finally we have an effective tool for designing and prototyping the web. And now I decided not to use it anyway mainly because I do not feel good about using them. Why I do not feel good about using them?
Tools are something we use and I do not want to controlled by tools. Tools affect outcome and how we use them. When I called their technical support for initial download the software, they asked my permission to getting into my computer. Why they have to get into my computer just for downloading their software? Later, Adobe CC once destroyed one of my external disk drives by writing something into my disk.
This monopoly said to be not good. And here is a case of monopoly in graphic software business. It needs to be stopped.
Right after I decided, I started to search alternate software. There are quite many graphic software available—not so complete as Adobe’s product.
By moving onto new tools, I may end up not been able to go back to fix my old projects as alternate software may not open or open but unmodifiable.
Now that I know what Ps and Ai can do, I can assess other products and open-source products: Gimp, Inkscape, and Blender.
On May 9 postings of “Alternative to Adobe CC?”, “My Potential Move to Affinity Software + Misc. HTML5 JPN Book, fiverr.com, etc.“, “Tools of Choices: Sketch and Axure, Sketch and InVision, InVision Studio” reviewed articles about them.
I think it is important review the state of open-source programs such as Gimp.
Rethinking about Web Design & Development
Web Development is not just coding —more importantly file organization, naming convention, image resizing for optimum performance, way to markup with HTML tags, way to use classes and ids, way to organize CSS, and the different ways to make site responsive.
Is there alternative to Adobe CC?
Here is an assessment by The Best Ways to Open a PSD File Without Photoshop..on article:
GIMP(free), runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, can read PSD files.
“Use Photoshop if you are a photographer.”
GIMP 2.10.0 (Release Notes) is here! I think it’s worth testing it out.
And there is Affinity Photo and Affinity Design.
Affinity Photo – Importing PSD Files and editing layers->Some editing can be done but not Smart Objects. Read this forum.
How well does the .psd import and export features of Affinity Designer work? – Longer answer: it’s almost perfect, but there are a couple of things you should know – one minor, the other not…
HTML5 テクニックバイブル $7-$10 used
fiverr.com -Freelance services. On demand.
Affinity Photo $49 Similar to Photoshop
Affinity Design $49 Similar to Illustrator
Gimp open-source raster graphics editor – Similar to Photoshop
Sketch for Mac a tutorial $99 a proprietary vector graphics editor for Apple’s macOS
Sketch – Look at the CSS Attribute of feature to develop HTML and CSS.
Sketch Plugin – AutoPlugin-How to align center horizontally & vertically.
Squarespace – hosting?