Stocking the shelves with updated and new products March 2, 2015 10:30
We've been busy here at the Muse Supply Company, working hard to get the shop stocked with interesting and useful widgets and graphic resources. We recently overhauled every widget to take advantage of special file and color picker functionality in Muse's latest release.
Be sure to check out the new assets we've added to our product offering, including an array of background images and texture overlays, web-ready and packaged for use in Adobe Muse. (These are free to All Access members, check your downloads area for the files.)
And take a look at our latest releases!
For so long, I've wanted a way to keep notes in Muse. I tried creating layers that I that I labeled "DO NOT PUBLISH" or "TURN OFF VISIBILITY BEFORE PUBLISHING," but you can imagine I would never remember to do that. Then my notes and reminders, thoughts on workflow, ideas to try here and there... all would publish right along with everything else.
And then as I was working on another widget, the solution presented itself like a lightening bolt to the face, but with much less smoldering.
And the result became something of a sticky note. Drag as many of these widgets onto your desktop as you like. Change their color, their type, their size. Put them on the canvas or right on the page. They won't harm a thing.
Pics and a live preview are here.
Muse has basic underlining, especially typical for hyperlinks -- but we designers HATE stock underlining, don't we? After all, it was Robin Williams (our beloved writer and designer, not our beloved funny guy) who taught many of us to bold and italicize when Macs first started becoming mainstream. (Remember the term "Desktop Publishing?)
To that end, here is a widget to expand the options for underlining, should the need arise. And the need will arise, because proper underlining in design (using rules and strokes, and not cheesy text attributes) is not a bad thing at all.
This widget requires you to create a Character Style, name it, and then enter that name in the widget's flyout panel. Play with the other settings in the widget to style your underline, and then preview away. All text to which you have applied your named Character Style will publish with the underlining style you created in the widget
Pics, live preview, and even a demo video are here