iCreate No. 224

iCreate is the creative magazine for Apple computer users. Made for Mac users by Mac users, it provides sumptuously designed, essential content for Apple aficionados and switchers alike. Featuring in-depth tutorials in iMovie, iPhoto and the rest of the iLife applications as well as iTunes and Mac OS X, it is the magazine no Apple addict can be without. If Apple made a magazine, it would be iCreate. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

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3 min
combine pdf documents on the mac

Preview Developer Apple Inc Difficulty Time needed PDF documents come from many sources; if you scan documents using an iPhone for example, the scans are saved as PDFs. Instead of having lots of PDF scans, such as receipts, they could all be combined into one PDF to organise them and keep them together. If you see web articles you want to save, Safari can export them as PDF files and by saving them in Reader View, you don’t get the ads and web clutter. Related web articles can be combined into a PDF ebook you can read offline anywhere. Merging PDF files is a great way to collect content. It is easy to do and no special software is required. You can just use Finder or Preview. You can combine PDFs easily using your Mac’s built-in Preview…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple Arcade Apple Arcade expands by 180 titles Here’s some good news for subscribers to Apple Arcade. Apple has introduced two entirely new game categories and added more than 30 titles to its popular gaming subscription service for players of all ages. Apple Arcade enables you to access a collection of games with no ads, no in-app purchases, and one all-inclusive subscription offer with access for up to six family members. In addition to new exclusive Arcade Originals, including NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends, and The Oregon Trail, the service is introducing two new game categories – Timeless Classics and App Store Greats. Some of the new App Store Greats games include the popular Monument Valley, a surreal exploration game, Mini Metro, a subway simulation game, and Threes!, the original number…

3 min
create random drum fills with logic’s arpeggiator

Logic Pro Developer Apple Inc Difficulty Time needed Download available Programming drums can be tricky at the best of times, but getting great-sounding fills is one of the hardest things to pull off. Trying to analyse what part of a drummer might be hitting what part of a kit at any particular point in time isn’t the easiest of tasks. Which is why this month’s Logic trick is designed to take the guesswork out of programming fills by using the Arpeggiator MIDI plugin to generate some random sequences, played by the drum sounds of your choosing, which can be captured to audio and inserted into your song. So if your tracks could do with an injection of random percussion genius, simply follow the steps outlined here. Have your fill(s) Meet your new mates, Tom and Phil Feel it For…

15 min
write a novel on your mac

Just the thought of writing a novel is tiring in itself for most people, but, if you have the talent and patience to do so, some help will be needed. The fact is that it is close to impossible to simply sit down and start writing, and to then continue to the end of the novel in a way that would allow the finished work to make any sense. Research is needed to create the characters, to describe the locations and to ensure that there are no inconsistencies within the story itself. You will likely have seen the occasional continuity error that pops up in films and if even the professionals can make these errors you will almost certainly follow. Inspiration is another area that can be hard to come…

3 min
learn how to draw with an apple pencil

ShadowDraw: Learn How to Draw Developer Shadow Draw Inc Difficulty Time needed Many of us have pondered the idea of learning to draw and the process can seem daunting if you believe that you have little artistic talent. For some it just does not come naturally and a book or some drawing tools will not be enough. ShadowDraw, however, utilises the iPad and Apple Pencil in a way that will guide you through the process from start to finish. Every stroke can be mimicked and you may be surprised at how quickly you start to gain a natural appreciation for how simple lines can make up a complex sketch. It’s no different than using words to write a sentence. Once you know how to do it your potential can be realised faster than you…

2 min
edifier tws nb2 wireless earbuds

Key features Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling • 20-20KHz • Bluetooth 5.0 Learn more edifier.online Available from amazon.co.uk EDIFIER HAS REALLY HIT THE SWEET SPOT with its latest set of wireless Active Noise Cancelling earbuds, they look and sound fantastic. The TWS NB2s feature hybrid noise-cancellation with a dual-mic setup designed for precise noise-cancelling and reverse noise offset. And the noise cancellation in these beauties has been upped to -40dB, which is 30 per cent deeper than Edifier’s previous generation of headsets. A wider soundstage The earbuds are beautifully fashioned and feature low-profile, black casings with a gun-metal surround. They contain 10mm drivers with composite diaphragms designed to widen the soundstage and deliver punchier bass and, with ANC enabled, they really cocoon you. You can switch to ambient noise to hear more of your surrounds by tapping the casing,…