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  1. P

    USB access for VirtualBox to transfer Applications to VM

    I've installed VirtualBox to run High Sierra on my 2014 27" Retina iMac (Big Sur) Host Machine but can't find a way to make the VM access the USB device. I've tried the USB settings on the VM Manager and selected the USB Device but no luck. Also tried ejecting the USB on the Host before...
  2. rodedwards

    MP 1,1-5,1 Latest Photoshop 23 not compatible with Mojave OS 14.

    I've just tried to update my Classic Mac Pro 5,1 to latest Adobe Photoshop 23 running Mojave 10.14.6 - but it's no longer compatible. Adobe has dropped support for Mojave. Is there an easy way to upgrade to newer OS with these older Macs? New ones are just sooooo expensive...
  3. oooopossum

    Is Adobe CS6 able to be installed anymore? (On supported older macOS)

    Hi there. I was recently trying to install my legitimate copy of Adobe Photoshop CS6 on my MacBook (running 10.13) but when I put the Serial number (also legit) in it says I need to connect to the internet and try again. I've tried the entire list of troubleshooting tips for connecting to...
  4. jent

    Photo editing software: How to change color of a background layer?

    I have a .psd file of a logo that I've opened in Pixelmator Pro. I'm trying to change the overall color of a banner, which includes a vector smart object to give a kind of smoke effect across the image and another overlay. My goal, though, is to simply change the color of the bottom vector smart...
  5. W

    Photoshop flashes black and I can t fix it, M1

    Hi everyone, please help, I started using my new Macbook air M1 a couple weeks ago, photoshop was working fine, suddenly yesterday night it started flashing black. Actually the opposite, when I try and open a file it s black and when i move the cursor the image flashes back for a second. The...
  6. B

    Photoshop artboard going green, help please!

    Hi, does anyone know what this issue is? When I have my Macbook Pro connected to my LG 5K Ultrafine and using Photoshop 2021, the artboard/window goes green whenever I try and zoom in beyond 100%. This only happens when I'm connected to the monitor.Ultrafine
  7. Ompopo

    Will the Macbook Air M1/8GB/256GB be enough for one year with light graphic desing?

    Hiya, first post so don't shoot me if I should post something that has been talked about too much. So I'm currently working on a MacBook Pro (first gen. retina, mid-2012, see attached image for specs). It is just turned 9 years and it works, but it is starting to be slow. Now, I'm a graphic...
  8. chemical_eks

    "Photoshop has encountered a problem with the display driver"

    I have this problem on my photoshop today, can't find any solution to fix it! Please help me TT I'm currently using MacBook Pro M1 and Photoshop CC 2019 (v.20.0.7)
  9. anjanesh

    Adobe Photoshop on M1 - Rosetta 2 or beta ?

    My friend's daughter has bought a M1 13" MacBook Pro for her college use at NIFT. She wants student edition of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. According to this ( - she needs to install Rosetta 2. But according to this -...
  10. Phil B

    Which 2020 iMac for best After Effects / Premiere & Photoshop performance?

    Hi around, I need to buy a new iMac soonish and after reading lots of negative experiences I'd appreciate to listen some other user's experiences. My planned setup for now is: - iMac 2020 27" 5k - i7 8core 3,8GHz or alternatively i9 10core 3,6 Ghz - 64 GB RAM (if highly recommended, I could go...
  11. A

    Need to purchase older Mac for Adobe CS4 apps, etc.

    Hi, A few months back I dropped my Adobe CC subscription and planned on (somehow) using my legacy CS4 apps instead. I tried unsuccessfully—and with many hours on the phone with Adobe Support—to try to clean my main computer, MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010, Yosemite 10.10.5), of all Adobe CC...
  12. steveash

    eGPU for photo editing

    I’m wondering what benefits an eGPU might have for Lightroom and Photoshop use on my new 2020 Mac Mini i7. I have read that it can benefit some areas while others may not be supported. However, most articles date back over a year and I wonder if there have been improvements with the latest OS...
  13. S

    Surface Studio for Graphic Design?

    Does anyone have experience of Graphic Design using a Surface Studio? Specifically Adobe CC (InDesign / Photoshop / Illustrator). I was looking to buy a 2nd hand iMac and this has popped up as an option. With a quad core i7, 32GB RAM and a 2TB hard drive alongside its touch screen and pen...
  14. E

    Resolved noisy MBP 13 '20 10th gen (Photo editing use): do you suggest trade it in for 16"?

    Hi everybody. It's been a week since my new top of the line MBP 13" 2020 10th gen i7 with 32 gigs of ram and 4TB Hd arrived. My experience has been mixed. In the first couple of days I had always the fans on while migrating (I have a lot of data both on HD and dropbox, plus a lot of photos in...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    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...
  20. 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...