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Iain Anderson on Sun, January 8th 0 comments
2016 saw the Emoji reach a new level of acceptance outside of instant messengers and remote communication apps. In this curiously cool article Iain Anderson explores their uses by pro creatives.
System Preferences: Similar, yet slightly different in macOS Sierra compared to Mac OS X El Capitan.

The Basics 

Just a few of the emoji you can use today.

Why Bother with Emoji at All? 

Those colored dots grab a lot of attention.

Photoshop Layer Names 

I promise never to write “FINAL FOR SURE v2a” again.

Marking Approval Status in Layer or File Names

All those flags make languages easy.

Identifying Different Languages in InDesign Layouts 

Priorities made simple

Blue Numbers in File or Folder Names 

Yep, emoji for parameter names!

Parameters in FCP X Plug-Ins Made in Motion  

With Apologies to Sam Mestman for Not Including a Banana.

Roles in FCP X

Just export to both of the ones with ticks, OK?

Share Destinations in FCP X

Keywords in FCPX 

Yes, this really does make apps easier to find.

A Few Bonus Uses in macOS and iOS

Yes, you can “flag” that piece of audio.


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