Category Archives: Design

Beta Testing for Leendy

After 3 months of weekend development sessions, I’m excited to finally start the beta testing phase for Leendy. I’ve even squeeze out time to do up the website and Facebook page!

Leendy is the easiest way to share and swap things among friends while saving the earth. It is based on the collaborative consumption philosophy of sharing to cut down on resource wastage and allow everyone to enjoy more value out of existing items. If you have an iPhone and some free time, why not register as a tester?

Galaxy Note 10.1 to include Photoshop Touch

The new Galaxy Note 10.1 will be released to the public on 16th August and Samsung has preloaded it with Photoshop Touch. This will be the first time that a feature of this kind has been included on a mobile device, so it marks a significant milestone in the technology world. This was made possible, after Samsung teamed up with Adobe Systems in order to load Photoshop Touch onto the new version of the Nexus. With this feature, users will be able to sync files to the Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as having access to 2GB of free storage space.

One of the advantages of the Galaxy Note 10.1 is its affordability when compared with computer systems. With its Stylus Pen, users can still use great apps, without having to spend a lot of money in order to obtain them. So while desktop computers may be useful for some things, like typing out documents and playing party poker, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 is a good choice for app lovers. Users can edit photos while they are on the move, with their fingers or the Stylus Pen, as there are many features within Photoshop Touch that make this easy.

The preloaded version of Photoshop Touch includes some great features, such as selection tools, layers, filters and adjustments. Users can edit images to create wonderful works of art, or simply to tweak the photograph and make it appear how they want it to. The unique camera fill feature uses the tablet’s camera to fill in an area on a layer, which is a very useful tool. There is also an integrated Google Image Search, with which users can look for images, as well as the ability to share images to Facebook. This new release signals the start of something great for app lovers and should go a long way to making many image editor’s lives easier.

Free Transform Manager As3 v1.5.1

Many of you have been emailing me about supporting objects with non-top-left registration points. Here’s an update that recognizes and compensates for all registration points. Give it a try and let me know if it works. You can find the older version here.

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://ryantan.net/content/FTM/TestFTM.v1.5.2.swf” height=”600″ width=”630″ /]

Download:
v1.5.1 Source + Examples
v1.5.2 Source + Examples

Added a dragArea property in 1.5.2 that accepts a flash.geom.Rectangle that specifies the area the objects a confined to. But it has not been fully tested so please do report bugs when you are using them.

Some of you also asked about how to use FTM in flex, here’s a simple .mxml demonstration: Continue reading

Font Recognizer

Not everyone can recognize a font by their distinct cross bar or descender. For the less enlightened – me included – this tool that helps you recognize fonts. Submit an image and it will try to match it to their database of fonts.

http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

If you’re in the mood for a little more on typeface anatomy, check out http://www.fonts.com/AboutFonts/Articles/fyti/Anatomy.htm and http://wallpampers.com/misc/2799