Sir Apfelot Blog

1 JULY 2020
Adobe CC 40% discount as an offer

Adobe Creative Cloud with 40% discount for just under 36 euros per month

If you are still dependent on Adobe's Creative Cloud and have not yet made the switch to Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher, you will surely get the usual price of almost 60 euros [...]
5th of June 2020
Change brush size in Photoshop with keyboard shortcut

Change Photoshop brush size and hardness with mouse and keyboard shortcut

I'm not sure how long I've been using the right mouse button and the Tools options menu in Photoshop to adjust the size of the brushes, but it must be years. In […]
11. May 2020
Delete Photoshop Preferences

When Photoshop throws you the Spinning Beachball of Death ...

Since the last two or three macOS versions I've seen the beach ball less and less. Nevertheless, there are some cases in which programs hang up in such a way that nothing more can be done and than [...]
24. February 2020
Opening the CDR format on a Mac is not that easy

Open the .cdr file on the Mac - that's how it really works!

There are many guides circulating on the Internet that promise a lot and keep little. I read quite a few of them today when I was looking for a way to get a Corel Draw file (file extension ".cdr") from a customer [...]
26 JULY 2017
Flashplayer Plug In End of Life 2017 decided

Flash Player Plugin expires in 2020: Adobe announces "End-of-Life"

Together with companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, Adobe is preparing the end of life for the Adobe Flash Player plug-in. For a long time the Flash Player was the leading force when it came to video content, complex page layouts, [...]
24. September 2015
Photoshop Lightroom 6 and CC: The Complete Guide

Book review: Adobe Lightroom 6 / CC Instructions as a manual by István Velsz

Professional photographers, interested private users and, last but not least, everyone who stands in between or who owns the program for completely different reasons - everyone who has been using Photoshop Lightroom 21 / CC since its appearance on April 2015, 6 [...]
22. May 2014
Indesign multitouch

Deactivate uncontrollable, annoying scrolling in Indesign

Today a little tip that is based on a problem that I have had for months: The constant uncontrolled scrolling around in an Indesign document. It apparently occurs explicitly when you use your multi-touch Apple mouse [...]
11. March 2014
Make car license plates unrecognizable

Defeat car license plates in Lightroom

For some time now, Adobe Lightroom has been my photo editor of choice when it comes to the photos I "pimp". Today I had a recording of a golf park clubhouse with some [...]
21. August 2013
Lightroom 5 video training

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 book alternative

Are you fed up with 300-page tomes that introduce individual functions of Lightroom 5 chapter by chapter, but miss how you really work with the software? Then here is the right alternative [...]
26 JULY 2013
Instructions: Battery replacement for the Ion Audio Blockrocker

Non-breaking space in Adobe Indesign

I was just doing tinkering in [Indesign-> adobe-indesign] when I noticed that the old keyboard combination "ALT + Space" no longer works if you want to insert a protected space in the text. For all, who […]