1. jwillustration

    Buying advice: Mac desktop for professional illustrator

    Hi there, I wondered if anyone had any advice on which iMac would suit my needs best? My current 27-inch, Mid 2010 is really showing it's age now and could really do with being replaced. Essentially I need something that will cope with large Photoshop files all day long and occasionally...
  2. steveash

    Is the basic iPad enough?

    I am thinking of getting my first iPad to accompany my Mac. I do some fairly heavy photoshop work and would like to explore the possibilities of using an iPad occasionally either as a tablet with sidecar or stand-alone for retouching, dodge and burn etc. As this is a bit of an experiment I am...
  3. snipper

    Creating a minimalistic LUT or similar

    Hi, TLDR; How can I create a LUT for Photoshop of just 22 colors? Or something similar in Affinity Photo? I'm creating a portret, using 20 x 28 = 560 plastic bottle caps for 'pixels'. Because I knew that subtle colours would be hard to find, I made a photo with bright blue, red and green...
  4. paulashin

    MBP 16" jittery cursor

    I just got my first macbook. Its a MBP 16" 5500M 8GB 32GB RAM 1TB SSD. I bought a stronger machine cause I work with photo/video editting and I wanted a portable beast to work remotely. Coming from windows, I was expecting a good performance considering the specs I bought. To my surprise, when...
  5. T

    Upgrading to 2019 MBP i7 VS i9 for Graphic Designer

    Hey all, I've got a top end 2012 15"MBP that I'm looking to replace with a newer model a little later this year. I might wait for this rumored 16" model, but since that is still a rumor and not out yet I wanted some secondary advice. Ive watched plenty of YouTube videos warning against...
  6. Sunshower

    Which MBP to upgrade to for music production/photo editing

    Hello! I'm looking for some buying advice from you lovely people. A bit about me and my use: I'm a music producer (Ableton) and amateur photographer (UK based) and use my laptop as my personal and occasional work computer (I am a researcher and writer so use a lot of pdfs, browser tabs). I also...
  7. Jungles999

    Mid 2011 crashing when running photoshop

    Hi all I have a mid 2011 iMac, 8gb Ram, i5 second gen and 512mb on board graphics. I run it with an external ssd via thunderbolt and am happy with its performance Except when I use photoshop and the system freezes randomly. It freezes other times too and I’ve tried to do a fresh reinstall...
  8. countershading

    MP 1,1-5,1 SSD Scratch Disc VS SSD System Disc

    Regarding a classic Mac Pro 5.1 for media work: If you had 1. a faster SSD (NVMe) that connects via PCIe slot and 2. a slower SSD in one of the four harddisc drive bays and 3. an even slower HDD in one of the four harddisc drive bays, which of those 3 would you use for A. Operating...
  9. S

    Working with photoshop on a new Mac mini

    Thanks so much for all interesting posts here about the new mac mini and eGPUs, esp. to F-Train. But still I can’t decide if I should buy a new mac mini (with an eGPU) or wait for the next mac pro. I’m still working on a Mac Pro from 2006 - Dual Core Intel Xeon 3Ghz, 18 RAM with a Radeon HD...
  10. O

    Do I need an eGPU for my tasks?

    So everyone knows that the i5 in the Mac mini is strong enough for almost everything. We can put that behind us. Except for 3D rendering related tasks, one will need an eGPU. I'd say that now but I'm not sure. [1] Sooo......What do you call as 3D rendering? My workflow includes Photoshop...
  11. Z

    Not allowed to select pixels in Photoshop!

    Im trying to make an alteration to the image size of a photo in PshopCC butim not allowed to select pixels. What am i doing wrong?
  12. S

    MBP 2018 for Graphic AND 3D

    Hi people, I am curious to know if anyone here uses the new MBP Pro 15' for Graphic Design and especially for 3D Graphics. I am waiting for this year to end and replace my 2010 15 ' MBP, which is been my loyal comrade for 8 years and still working hard. Though, I had to drop aside zBrush and...
  13. T

    4 or 6 Core Mini for Graphic Design?

    I am looking to upgrade my 2011 21.5" iMac and have more or less decided on a Mini. The question is, which one? I'm a print designer, running InDesign primarily, with Photoshop and Illustrator as needed. I do little/no video work. Here are the two options I'm looking at: For $1499 3.0GHz...
  14. sibby

    Refurbed iMac - best year for a good deal?

    Hi folks, I currently own a 20" early 2009 iMac with 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 8 GB RAM and 320 GB SATA, running OS 10.9.5. After heavy use (I work from home) it's been having issues over the past year (occasionally needs fresh power cycle to boot up, grey screen occasionally on start up...
  15. B

    Photographer looking to possibly upgrade to Mac Mini or iMac

    Wasn't sure where to put this post as it's iMac and Mac Mini related... Like many I was hoping to pick up an updated iMac today. Now looking at a couple options and would appreciate some advice. I'm not nearly as savvy with this stuff as most of you seem to be. I use my computer almost...
  16. D

    Illustrator and Photoshop

    Good evening, I have a question, I use Sierra, I have Illustrator and Photoshop not really original, can someone tell me if the new operating system will continue to work? thank you.
  17. Z

    resizing path along with image

    In Photoshop, is it possible to transform the path while altering/modifying the size of the canvas of an image? By resizing i don't mean a simple resize, i want to distort the image with free distort, and i want to know if the path can also be distorted along!
  18. Z

    Distorting a SmartObject

    In PshopCC is it possible to use the free distort command on a smartobject? I know it can be done in rasterised images, but can it be used on Smart objects?
  19. Z

    creating reflections

    In the latest versions of Photoshop are there any automated ways in creating reflections for objects or does one have to create a reflection manually?
  20. C

    Imac 2017 now or wait?

    I have a Macbook Pro that I do photo editing on and it is time to get a desktop now that we moved into our forever home. I know that Mac Rumors says to wait but I trust those in the forums. I was looking at the 4.2 Ghz 1 TB SSD drive with 8 GB of RAM and then I will add 32 GB of RAM myself...