9 Tools for creatives (photographers, graphic and web designers)
Talent is talent and if you’ve got it, you should flaunt it. These tools are designed specifically for creatives to help you expedite the process so you can focus on your passion.
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There’s one thing that all designers have in common: a good eye. Whether you create breathtaking websites or capture precious moments, you have a knack for seeing your vision through. For many, the creative process is long and arduous. But, with this talent already in your grasp, these must-have tools for creatives will help you bring your vision to life even faster.
Editors Keys Shortcut Keyboard Covers
The Editors Keys Shortcut Keyboard Covers provide you with all the shortcuts you need for your favorite programs. With options for Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Lightbox, Logic Pro X and Pro Tools, these covers will cut your work time in half.
Why we love it: It also saves your keyboard from dirt, dust, and spills.
Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet
Whether you illustrate, design or edit, the Wacom Intuos Pro helps you get more creative in less time. Putting all that you need in front of you, it works seamlessly with the included Wacom Pro Pen 2. It has multi-touch gestures, pen side switches, customizable ExpressKeys and Radial Menus – what more could you need?
Why we love it: It’s available in two sizes to fit your workspace perfectly.
Loupedeck+ Photo Editing Console
When it comes to photo editing, few things come close to the Loupedeck+ Photo Editing Console for precision. Offering hardware for your software, the mechanical keys help you fine-tune even the smallest details.
Why we love it: You can finally say goodbye to sudden jumps when tweaking your sliders.
Microsoft Smart Surface Dial
If you’re a fan of PC, the Smart Surface Dial will take your workflow to the next level. Sitting on your desk or even your screen, you can manage a variety of functions. For example, click and holding the Surface Dial displays a full menu for you to explore. It’s like a shortcut for your shortcuts.
Why we love it: It’s so intuitive, it might even turn the biggest cult Apple fan into a PC user.
Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 4K Monitor
The key is in the name – the UltraSharp 32 from Dell is impressively sharp. Designed with creatives in mind, it comes PremierColor for accurate colors right from the start. In fact, the 31.5-inch monitor reveals exceptional detail with a color depth of 1.07 billion colors.
Why we love it: This monitor is fully adjustable to suit all of your creation and editing needs.
Nix Mini Color Sensor
This hand-held tool measures the color of any surface and provides instant in-app paint matches along with RGB, HEX and CMYK colors. Nix is compatible with both iOS and Android to deliver the results immediately to your hands.
Why we love it: The app lets you discover color harmonies, save custom palettes, and even locate the nearest paint store.
Kingston Nucleum USB Type-C Hub
With all the stuff you need to plug in to your computer, it’s surprising that ports are disappearing from laptops. Luckily, the Nucleum hub is here to sort you out. It’s complete with USB-C, HDMI, USB-A, SD, and microSD ports. Plus, it offers pass through charging up to 60W. Talk about impressive.
Why we love it: Did we mention it also supports 4K?
Editor’s note: I just bought this! Review to follow.
AirBar Touchscreen Sensor for MacBook Air
This unique plug-and-touch solution for your MacBook Air makes your MacBook screen touchscreen compatible. As a result, the AirBar gives you a brand new way to interact with your MacBook.
Why we love it: It’s simple and practical but it will change the way you create.
Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Mouse
Life of a creative = long hours at the computer. This ergonomic mouse from Logitech helps you make light of all your work. Offering total support, it actually reduces muscles strain by 20%. And, there are loads of customizable buttons within reach so all your favorite shortcuts are just a tap away.
Why we love it: With FLOW technology, it works across multiple displays.
Do you work in the creative industry? What’s one tool you can’t live without?
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