Monthly Archives: August 2011

Web-safe colors – time to move on!

This entry appeared originally on What They Think in July, 2010. It has been updated. Back in 1987 when computers first started to have color monitors, the audience grew into two distinct groups, those with money (who could display a … Continue reading

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Lawler, Brian, reports on how to put last names first

The original of this post appeared on What They Think in June, 2010. It was brought up to date today, August 21, 2011. In a recent blog I introduced the idea of GREP styles in Adobe InDesign; that’s a really … Continue reading

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Three-color photography on a boat

This entry originally appeared on What They Think in July, 2010. Fourth of July – afternoon. The conversation ranged from the oil in the Gulf of Mexico to the freshness of the guacamole. At some point someone made the mistake … Continue reading

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Three-color photography, digitally

This entry originally appeared on What They Think in July, 2010. In my last blog I described the work of Sergeii Prokudin-Gorskii, a Russian photographer who documented Czarist Russia with a special three-color camera. His work took him over tens … Continue reading

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Photographer to the Czar

This entry originally appeared on What They Think in July, 2010. Eight years ago, while visiting the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., I happened upon a photograph that captured my attention, and started a journey that has taken me … Continue reading

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Indent-to-here, and using GREP to insert it

This entry originally appeared in July, 2010 on What They Think. A seldom-used, but extraordinarily powerful command in InDesign is the Indent-to-here command, which is generated by hitting Command-\ (Control-\ on Windows) at the point where you want an indent … Continue reading

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AppleScript is a terrific tool for prepress

This entry originally appeared on What They Think in February, 2011. A few years ago I wrote a small book called Beep! It’s about AppleScript. That book, now in its fourth edition, has never been printed on paper. I use … Continue reading

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Mask of ingredients

This episode originally appeared on What They Think in February, 2011 This is my last blog on masking. I promise. At least for a while. My challenge today was to mask a photo of ingredients for a recipe in a … Continue reading

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The Mask of Zero!

This episode originally appeared on What They Think in February, 2011. In my continuing effort to make masking easier (nearly impossible), I have come to the conclusion that masking technique must be selected on an image-by-image basis. There is no … Continue reading

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I wanted to thank that Masking Man

This episode originally appeared on What They Think on January 22, 2011. Today I’ll take you on a journey to mask one of the same images I used last week, a photo of my gracious wife (she being gracious for … Continue reading

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