VSCO Cam is an easy-to-use iPhone camera app with elegant, minimal processing options. The sleek interface and streamlined workflow enable you to quickly create beautiful images to share via major social media outlets.
If you are looking to add a bit more extra (or explore a bit) with your Photography, specifically with Instagram, read on. It took me a while to track down these sources so I hope they help you find more creative ways in using Instagram; and in the process, learn and grow more with your Photography style.
For this post, I will be introducing three people who are contributing to the community by creating and distributing free texture/pattern/overlay packs. You probably have seen a lot of amazing images lately using these or a combination there of.
I recently been using Sublime Text 2 as my text-editor (for text, code, etc.). I was using TextMate 1.5.x beforehand, but that project hasn’t been updated in a while (other than TextMate 2.0 Alpha’s of course). Anyways, Sublime Text 2 is pretty fast. I can’t wait to see what else it can do with future improvements, especially once it gets out of beta-development.
Zen Coding is an editor plugin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other structured code format) coding and editing. The core of this plugin is a powerful abbreviation engine which allows you to expand expressions—similar to CSS selectors—into HTML code.
You may install the Zen Coding package via Sublime Text 2’s Package Control (instructions are in the linked Nettuts+ article above).
Time is precious. I installed these utilities to save some of it:
I install bash-completion via MacPorts on my Macs.
sudo port install bash-completion
I then saved this svn-completion script to locally, and did a sudo cp:
sudo cp bash_completion /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/svn-completion.sh
Note: “bash_completion” is the file linked on “svn-completion script”. I hope that avoids confusion.
Last but not least, I then installed the git-completion script. I first checked the version of Git I have via MacPorts which happens to be 18.104.22.168.1 I then saved and untarred the Git tarball of the version I have locally. Then did another sudo cp of the actual git-completion script to the same directory where my svn-completion.sh is located at:
sudo cp git-22.214.171.124/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.sh
After that, I added the following to to my .profile (or .bash_profile):
# for bash-completion if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then . /opt/local/etc/bash_completion fi source /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/svn-completion.sh source /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.sh
Either restart your Terminal, or re-execute your .profile, and that would do it.
For more info on Git completion, check out this article by Kamal Fariz (bitfluent).
- Got it by using git version. [↩]
Dopeness. SUMO Paint is a free image editing software that gives you the opportunity to create, edit and comment images online with powerful tools and layer support. I tried it for a quick bit, and I barely noticed any lag using it; then again, I didn’t have so much layers yet.
Being that its a Flash-based application/tool, that’s a whole lot of user-support and market share. That’s remarkable as Designers and non-Designers a like can use it whether they’re away from their workstations or just don’t have Photoshop or applications like it at their disposal. Some of the featured I’m digging are: Shape Trails, Symmetry Tool, and it’s support for Cooliris’ 3D Gallery (formerly PixelLens).
Anyways, go check it out and let your mind free. You may access the application directly via sumopaint.com/app/