July/August 2013 Software Closet
Click the links below to download each individual item.
Free Graphics & Documents
Farm-Fresh Web Icons
The Farm-Fresh Web Icons collection contains more than 3500 free icons for use on websites and user interfaces. Get the full set at www.fatcow.com/free-icons.
Printable Templates for Graph Paper, etc.
Get more than 40 free PDFs of graph paper, blank music sheets, lined papers, and more, at GeneratedPaper.com. By default, these are all set to metric paper sizes, but you can click the Customize banner on many of them to change them to U.S. paper sizes.
Adobe Photoshop Goodies
Free Photoshop Patterns
If you're looking for a library of high-quality seamless and repeating patterns, check out Patterns for Photoshop. Their collection of thousands of royalty-free patterns can be searched by color or filename, and the files can be downloaded in PNG format for free after you register. Get them at http://patternsforphotoshop.com
Summer Actions & Presets for Lightroom & Photoshop
Pariah Burke collected a bunch of free presets for Lightroom and Actions for Photoshop, all focused on making your summer shots more summery. Get them at www.creativepro.com/article/free-all-free-fonts-and-photography-goodies
tomaxxiFXcolor is a free extension for Photoshop that let you apply the current foreground color to effects such as Bevel and Emboss, Drop Shadow, Stroke, Color Overlay, etc, with a single click. Get it at www.adobeexchange.com/store/products/680
Adobe InDesign Goodies
Change Case in GREP Searches
GREP is a wonderful tool for finding text patterns, and it's well implemented in both InDesign's Paragraph Styles panel and Find/Change dialog. One thing the Find/Change operation can't do efficiently is manage the case (upper/lower) of text. Peter Kahrel's free GREP Change Case script takes care of this oversight by expanding the Find/Change dialog option. You have the choice of going from lowercase to uppercase or vice versa, and there is an option to to apply small caps to the found text. Get it at www.kahrel.plus.com
Hyphenate: Preview Hyphenation in InDesign
Use Peter Kahrel's free Hyphenate script to see how InDesign will hyphenate a certain word, quickly and easily. This handy script lets you enter a word, and then it displays the break points for the word in the selected language. It pulls either from the current language exception list or from InDesign's generated hyphenation. Hyphenate even gives you the option to check a list of words by typing each one on its own line in a text frame, then running the script. The script also honors settings that are in use in the Hyphenation dialog. Get it at www.kahrel.plus.com
Track Down InCopy Assignments
Kerntiff Publishing's AssignmentNavigator is a free InDesign script that lists InCopy assignments in a document. The script puts all of a document's assignments in one panel, which saves you from having to sift through the entire Links panel to find them. The panel — which shows users and their assignments — displays statuses, such as whether a story is locked, checked in or out, unmanaged, or embedded. Get it at http://www.kerntiff.co.uk/products-4-indesign/assignmentnavigator
InDesign CS5 and above lets you have multiple page sizes in one document, but it lacks some features for working with master pages. Rorohiko's free TransformMaster plug-in fills the gap by letting you rotate and resize the master page to better fit different document pages. With this plug-in, you can have one master page for varying page sizes, such as letterhead, envelope, and business cards. Get it at www.rorohiko.com
Cabin Font is a humanist sans inspired by Edward Johnston's and Eric Gill's typefaces, with a touch of modernism. Get all 8 styles at www.impallari.com/cabin
Get the Regular and Bold styles at www.impallari.com/cabinsketch
Dosis is a very simple, rounded, sans serif family. The lighter weights are minimalist. The bolder weights have more personality. Get all 7 weights at www.impallari.com/terminaldosis
Click any item below to download all these fonts at once:
DK Crayon Crumble
Monkey Business NF
Notice Standard, 2 & 3
Penmanship Birds Free