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iCreateiCreate

iCreate No. 205

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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English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

1 min.
welcome

“iPadOS is a significant step in uniting all of Apple’s devices together” We were super-excited when Apple announced iPadOS at WWDC 2019 a couple of months back. Of course, having its own operating system means that the unique capabilities of the best-selling tablets can be showcased, but it also marks a significant step in uniting all of Apple’s devices together with one uniformed operating system. One that is inherently the same in look and feel at the ground level, but with added layers of functionality specific to the device. We’re seeing clues elsewhere too, such as Sidecar mode in macOS Catalina that transforms your iPad into a second screen for your Mac. This issue we guide you through the best bits of iPadOS and reveal how it can make your iPad…

1 min.
meet the experts

David Crookes Our resident iOS expert has been fully getting to grips with the iOS 13 update and will show you how to get the most out of Dark Mode and created nested folders in the Files app. Shaun McGill This month our tech expert walks you through all of the best features of iPadOS and demonstrates how it can be used to turn your tablet into a laptop. Turn to page 14 now. George Cairns This issue, our creative expert shows you how to create 3D animated text in Final Cut Pro, mimic a vintage postcard look in Photos and how to use iMovie for social media. Facebook iCreateMagazine Twitter @iCreateMagazine Instagram icreate_mag Email icreate@futurenet.com…

4 min.
apple news+ set for lift-off

APPLE NEWS+, APPLE’S NEW MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, has been released in the UK and Australia, but there doesn’t seem to have been much in the way of excitement from users, and neither do rival subscription offerings appear overly concerned. So why, after the success of similar models like Apple Music, does Apple News+ look like a slow burner in comparison? If you didn’t know, Apple News+ costs £9.99/$9.99 (it was released back in March in North America) and brings together over 150 popular magazines and leading newspapers into a curated experience within the Apple News app. Several big names are onboard from the off including The Times and The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan UK, Elle UK, Esquire UK, FourFourTwo, Empire, Hello!, Cyclist and Grazia, as well as several US newspapers,…

3 min.
5 things we learned this month

Precision glass creators get special Apple funding Apple news Apple has announced it is awarding $250 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning Incorporated, supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. The investment supports Corning’s research and development into state-of-the-art glass processes, equipment and materials integral to the delivery of next-generation consumer devices. “Apple and Corning’s rich history dates back more than a decade, and our partnership revolutionised glass and transformed the technology industry with the first iPhone,” says Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “This award underscores Apple and Corning’s shared belief in the vital role that ingenuity plays in creating industry-leading products.” Apple invests in three wind farms Apple news Launched in 2018, the Apple-launched China Clean Energy Fund is a first-of-its-kind investment fund that connects suppliers with…

15 min.
master ipados

Many iPad owners have been begging for the iPad operating system to match the hardware which in recent times has leapt forward in ways that we had not expected. The sheer power in the latest iPads easily competes with pro-level Macs in terms of speed and functionality, but the OS has remained closer to that of the iPhone than a tool you could use to get serious stuff done. With iPadOS Apple has changed that, to a point, and it is currently in the stage where it carefully manages to balance the needs of power users alongside those of people who just want to use their iPads for entertainment and general computing related tasks. It is obviously essential for Apple to keep the iPad as usable and smooth as possible because…

1 min.
create retro colours

Crop Many classic seaside postcards had a wider shape than modern prints. We can use the Crop panel’s Aspect setting to reshape our source image to a wider ratio of 3:5. Cropping also gives the shot a better balance. False colours Skin tones in retro postcards weren’t particularly accurate due to the printing process. Days in direct sunlight would also cause the postcard’s colours to change. We can recreate this look using the Selective Colour panel. Bleached edges By using the Vignette panel we can over-expose the edges of the frame to create a sun-bleached look in our seaside postcard. A vignette also adds an organic frame around our seaside subject. Selective adjustments The Selective Colour panel enables you to target and tweak the properties of specific colours. Here we’ve shifted the Hue of the skin tones…