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Old 06-08-2005, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Adobe Proxy Mag...not as bad this time...

I received an email from Adobe that the latest issue of Proxy is now available here

This issue is not as weirdly ugly as the last issue and actually has 2 interesting articles...one by Thom Phinny on the Glyph palette in ID (page 12) and using layer mask blending in Photoshop (page 18)...

The magazine TOC is just too stupid for words...'-}

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I received an email from Adobe that the latest issue of Proxy is now available here

This issue is not as weirdly ugly as the last issue and actually has 2 interesting articles...one by Thom Phinny on the Glyph palette in ID (page 12) and using layer mask blending in Photoshop (page 18)...

The magazine TOC is just too stupid for words...'-}

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And ... um ... ten freakin' MB for an online mag?
HeLLO?

   
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ten freakin' MB for an online mag?

But see the bling!

   
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But see the bling!
Is that what you call it! I could hardly find the stuff for all those bling things. :-(

   
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>>stever: And ... um ... ten freakin' MB for an online mag?
HeLLO?

Damn! I meant to mention that and I forgot...

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LOL!!

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I received an email from Adobe that the latest issue of Proxy is now available here

This issue is not as weirdly ugly as the last issue and actually has 2 interesting articles...one by Thom Phinny on the Glyph palette in ID (page 12) and using layer mask blending in Photoshop (page 18)...

The magazine TOC is just too stupid for words...'-}
I remain unenthusiastic. The main problem is that attempting to read articles with any nuance or complexity (the pieces you mention, for example) on a computer screen is always difficult. Making it work would be a formidable design challenge, but they have not applied formidable design skills to it!

It would work better (though not be as “cool” looking, I suppose) to have a more conventional presentation, with type large enough and with enough contrast to be read. That would be a good start for me. Not only did I have to fiddle with zoom to read some of the text but the size and color scheme changes from one panel to another, so I had to fiddle again. Nerts!

Most of the art seems calculated to evoke a strong reaction rather than further the meaning of the articles. The lo-mein (especially with the other colors used on the page) and the lemon (ditto) were terrible.

And knocking out tiny white type from red (or black or whatever color) is a sure-fire way to prevent me (if no one else) from reading it without copying it out to a plain black-on-white text page. Good grief!

Sure do agree on the TOC. Whatever are they thinking?

   
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>>kt: It would work better (though not be as “cool” looking, I suppose) to have a more conventional presentation, with type large enough and with enough contrast to be read.

I agree...I had to fiddle with the zoom too...


>>The lo-mein (especially with the other colors used on the page) and the lemon (ditto) were terrible.

I had the same reaction...I keep seeing the lo-mein noodles as worms...ugh!


>>Sure do agree on the TOC. Whatever are they thinking?

That's the problem...they aren't thinking at all...

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