Category Archives: Graphic Design

Pixar in a Brush from Khan Academy

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.”

 

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Microsoft Surface Studio – 28″ Graphics Work Station

Microsoft has announced the Surface Studio, a 28-inch all-in-one computer optimized for the production of graphics. It has a touchscreen and rests on an adjustable hinge. The new computer features an accessory called the Surface Dial, an input device that lets you manipulate what you’re seeing. I would love to have one, but since it costs from $2,999 to $4,199, depending on how it’s configured, I never will.

3 New Adobe Experimental Apps

Adobe is working on an app called VoCo that will let you edit voiceovers. It is also working on something called Project Stylit that will let users create digital art that looks like fine art. Finally, its new CloverVR is a virtual reality video editing application.

Astropad Turns Your iPad into a Drawing Tablet for Your Mac Computer

The Astropad lets you turn your iPad into a drawing tablet for your Mac computer. You can draw directly into a program such as Photoshop or Illustrator. It only costs $29.99, a fraction of the cost of a Wacom tablet.

Microsoft’s Caption Bot will Label Your Photos for You

Microsoft has developed Captionbot, software that will analyze your photos and label them. It is powered by the company’s Cognitive Services, using a Computer Vision API, an Emotion API, and a Bing Image API. At this point, the software is not completely accurate.