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Art Text 4 review: Typography Mac app adds new creative design options

When it comes to creative design work, Adobe Photoshop has been a go-to for Mac users for nearly three decades. But the times they are a-changing, and in recent years a new generation of developers have released apps that are easier to use, have more comprehensive features, and most importantly, are much cheaper.

Art Text 4 is one such app. This app makes it a snap to create whatever kinds of typography and 2D or 3D text effects you can dream up for social media posts, website graphics, or company logos. Rich, colorful graphics complete with customizable backgrounds and textures are just a few mouse clicks away.

Now with support for Metal 2 and Dark Mode, version 4.0 introduces the Spray Fill tool, which uses real-world materials like Lego blocks, vegetables, sand, balloons, or rocks to lay out words in a more realistic way. The software ships with 18 presets

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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Monday, July 13

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The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We’re aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here’s your SF online event calendar for Monday, July 13. Join a support group for parents facing the challenges of COVID-19, learn how to interpret abstract art, brush up your watercolor skills and more.

Supporting Young Children During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created trauma, loss, and a rise in anxiety for many. Our Family Coalition recognizes the need to support families navigating this new norm, and invites parents to meet online with certified child life specialist Shani Thornton to help cope. Thornton will provide practical tools

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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Tuesday, June 30

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The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We’re aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here’s your SF online event calendar for Tuesday, June 30. Tune in as residents of a Tenderloin SRO share their stories, learn about women who made significant changes in California’s history or get the scoop on the importance of the 2020 Census.

de Young Pride Panel: Staff Art & Culture Picks

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Looking for some new art and culture to energize your Pride spirit? Join the de Young Museum’s staff for a live discussion featuring museum staff as they share their Pride art and culture picks. From visual art to

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