Friday, 14 August 2009

free/premium fonts AND better photoshop performance - article reviews

There are a lot of websites offering either free or paid fonts, but here are some, in this article - Finding Fonts: Free and Premium Resources - that would help you find that perfect little font in the massive swelling cyber sea... I have listed just the names/some names of these sites - all the credits go fuelyourcreativity for the listings and descriptions...

Finding Fonts: Free and Premium Resources

Free Fonts
  • 40+ Excellent Freefonts For Professional Design
  • I’m Just Creative
  • The League of Moveable Type
  • Exlijbris Font Foundary
  • Font Squirrel
  • Urban Fonts
  • etc
Premium Fonts
  • 30 Fonts That All Designers Must Know & Should Own
  • 13 typefaces for graphic designers
  • 17 designers favorite fonts
  • 80 Beautiful Typefaces For Professional Design
  • FontShop
  • etc
Read the entire list, with samples and explanation, online here.

Photoshop: we all work with this great paid tool, either with an older or a newer version of it. Below are 10 Simple Steps to Better Photoshop Performance by smashingmagazine.

10 Simple Steps to Better Photoshop Performance
  1. Adjust The Number Of History States
  2. How Many Cache Levels Do You Need?
  3. Keep An Eye On Your Memory Usage(Efficient Use of Memory)
  4. Use Proper Scratch Disks
  5. Turn Font Preview Off
  6. Use Thumbnails In Your Palettes
  7. Learn How To Use Purge
  8. Set Maximize PSD And PSB File Compatibility to Always or Ask
  9. Don’t clutter your Photoshop
  10. Reset Default Settings
To view more details about these tips of better the Photoshop performance, read the article online - 10 Simple Steps to Better Photoshop Performance.

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