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So You’re a New User?
Recently, we radically changed the default website you get with Svija.
Previously, we provided a full website, but we’ve just introduced a new minimalist design.
Upscayl for Upscaling
We’ve always used Photoshop to upscale images, but Pixelmator Pro produces much better results.
Upscayl is a new Mac app that’s even better (and free).
Maximize a Mac Window
Option double-click the corner of a Mac window to maximize it without going into full-screen mode.
Double-clicking any window edge will extend it fill the screen; option will…
Svija is Tiny
I started out to write an elaborate post about all the cool stuff you can do with Svija.
As part of the process, turned this coffee infographic into a web page…
A Folder Called Links
Have you seen the the message Could not find the linked file…?
To make sure that Illustrator can always find placed images, put them in a folder called links in the same parent folder.
A Nicer Background Color
By default, Illustrator draws a harsh white background behind each artboard.
For a much nicer experience, enable the Transparency Grid and set the two colors to be the same.
Unlock More Preferences
Many of Illustrator’s most useful preferences are set on a per-document basis.
By using New from Template… rather than New… you can make these preferences persistent.
Use Swatches Instead of the Color Panel
Replace the Color Panel to increase your creativity.
These swatches provide a complete spectrum and change colors without getting brighter or darker.
Reduce Clutter by Combining Panels
Often, your workspace becomes cluttered with unused panels.
By grouping all the panels together, opening a panel closes the previous panel.
A Gaussian Blur with Vectors
Illustrator Blends result in an a fade that is too abrupt.
You can redistributes the opacity values of a Blend to make it look much smoother.
It’s not the Traffic Lights
In response to speculation that Safari 15, chrome colors were not permitted to match the window close buttons, I did a test.
Safari 15 Header Color
Safari 15, shipped with macOS Monterey, enables changing the color of the browser chrome.
This program rapidly cycles through all the colors.