dude you asked me...
"Can't help about the shape I'm in. Can't sing, I ain't pretty and my legs are thin.
Don't ask me what I think of you. Might not give the answer that you want me to..."
—Peter Allen Green
I suppose it is my fault to have engaged with you.
I'm sure you are a joy to work with.
You know what drives me FUCKING bonkers about CC? Not that you asked, but Why, in the name of all that is sane and reasonable, can't they just get all the tools that are the same across, at least the big three, to ACT and WORK the SAME in ALL THREE APPS. Is that too much to ask? Hell it took them two or three releases to even get the Convert Direction Point tool into InDesign, and even then it wasn't in the same place as it was in Illustrator until CS5 I think. Oh, and by the way Adobe, thanks for moving the Artboard tools to a mysterious new location for no reason, that was pretty cool.
I can't figure out why so many people are looking for alternatives to CC /s
And yes, InDesign is their best product afaic.
indyfx wrote: »
In my business (I own a post facility) we are required to excel and to constantly surpass what we have done before. So I ask for excellence from my employees. Perhaps just getting by is ok for whatever industry your company is in. If so, I truly feel sad for you.
Well, there is the fact that they all started life with much less overlapping capabilities. So as they grew organically certain keyboard shortcuts were already spoken for as a feature from one application moved to another.
These were not designed from the ground up to work together, that is something that has just happened over time.
The keyboard shortcuts ARE completely user customizable and these customizations are easy to save to a settings file and load into the application if you have an idea that works better for you.
In fact, it is possible to assign shortcuts to commands that don't have shortcuts at all by default. The sky is really the limit when it comes to customizing shortcuts.
That's true, and as long as I've been doing graphics work I should probably start getting into creating shortcuts, but how hard would it really be to get at least most of the shortcuts aligned? I mean really. But it goes deeper than just shortcuts.
Exhibit A: Paths.
It wouldn't be hard to accomplish what you are asking from a technical standpoint. The tough thing would be dealing with people asking questions similar to your comment about the random moving of the Artboard tools. Why did the shortcut change for no good reason?
I have never delved into custom shortcuts myself, either. I seem to manage okay just hacking my way through the default ones, but I've worked with people who are total nerds for their shortcuts! Its a little OCD for me, but hey, my pet peeve is how my palettes hop around as I move my MacBook Pro from docked with a 27" screen to stand-alone.
Wallet ready and waiting.
thewhitefalcon wrote: »
So what you're both saying is you're completely unadaptable and stuck in ossified ways of thinking. Do you still use Lotus 123 as well?
How about Siri control of Sonos systems? One could argue Sonos is the most mature, mass market home automation product. Sure would be nice to request a song or playlist without poking through the App.
The only problem I see is how complex the music sources are in Sonos: Library, Streaming Service, Individual Devices. Not to mention the Queue…
But hey, great design makes the complex simple!
“then brings in CEO of Adobe to demo iPad Pro & Force Touch Pen driving a full-featured iOS version of Photoshop and to announce that Apple is purchasing Adobe.” Then Tim announces that all Flash development is being shut down immediately.
Sorry, couldn't help myself!
There, I fixed it for you.
lkrupp wrote: »
There, I fixed it for you.
So Apple developed their own tech for the Pen (and decided to call it a pencil). Even though the pen(cil) only does pressure and tilt (no rotation) these are the main two input axes for the work I do. Perhaps they are saving for an upgrade pen, like Wacom does with their upgrade 'Art Pen' that adds barrel rotation as a data axis, the iBrush name could be used for that pen…And the Adobe demo wasn't the full version of Photoshop, but I am pretty happy with how the iPad Pro panned out.
iPad Pro with iPencil is one of the first products I can think of in quite some time that I am ready to buy on launch day!\
"only does pressure and tilt (no rotation)"
From what I have seen it does sense tilt & rotation (orientation) but not barrel rotation (which IMHO is an iffy "created", tech feature- looking for a reasonable use, kind of thing anyway. (I have never in my wildest dreams wanted to use barrel rotation)
Also we need to keep in mind the surface doesn't do tilt at all (...which makes it not a very good profesional graphics machine...) ;;-)