“Whale” — A new theme for Typed

Posted on by Elliot Jackson

We’ve been working on a new theme for the official Typed blog to go along with the marketing site and dashboard UI, both of which have been updated in the past week.

The theme was released this morning and, if you are a Typed user, is available in your site’s settings. I’m using it myself on The Casual Notebook.

James has done a great job on the SDK and there’ll be lots more theme stuff to talk about soon!

Posted in Realmac and Typed

Typed dashboard UI updates

Posted on by Elliot Jackson

We pushed out a first round of UI updates to the Typed dashboard today. The new dashboard is more refined than what we had previously and, as you would expect, is in-keeping with the new landing page we shipped last week.

One of the things I was particularly pleased to get in there was a tweak to our image uploading UI that should fix a common user-error we were seeing.

If you are a Typed user and have any feedback, we have a thread going on the forums. If not, you can nab a 14 day free trial here.

The new dashboard UI

Posted in Realmac and Typed

Mote of dust

Posted on by Elliot Jackson

A visual response to Carl Sagan's famed 'Pale Blue Dot' monologue, where he muses on our planet's appearance in a photograph taken by the Voyager 1 space probe. The most distant photograph ever taken of Earth.

Beautifully illustrated & animated, it's well worth watching.

Posted in Animation, Illustration and Video

Faster layer renaming in Photoshop

Posted on by Elliot Jackson

The fastest way to manually rename a bunch of layers in Photoshop is to double-click / run your keyboard shortcut for “Layer” → “Rename Layer...” (in my case Shift+CMD+R) on one then use the tab key to apply the new layer name and jump to the next visible layer. I’ve known about this shortcut for a good long while now.

A GIF of layers being renamed with the tab key

What I only learnt a couple of weeks ago by happy accident however, is that by holding down the shift key whilst pressing tab you can reverse the order of the renaming so that rather than cycling through layers from top to bottom, you can go bottom to top.

A GIF of layers being renamed with the tab key in reverse order

I thought this might have been a discreet addition in CC 2015 but no. As I found out after a quick search, it’s been in Photoshop for a good few years now (since CS6).

Posted in Photoshop and Tutorial