Art Directors Toolkit (ADT) 3 combines eight of the most practical production utilities for print or Web artists — including a direct numerical converter, color tester, scaler, and font viewer — with an intuitive interface. It spares graphic designers having to spend time searching for process color charts, rulers, and calculators. If not a must-have, ADT 3 is at least a should-have for every designer.
The application’s toolbar displays eight specific tool sets. Among ADT’s many handy functions is its ability to convert number values between common units of measurement, and ADT will even calculate file sizes instantaneously, based on your color space of choice. Further, it will allow you to translate RGB into hexadecimal, mix and view CMYK combinations, view all characters of a particular font, preview font sizes, obtain accurate scaling results by percentage or dimensions, and calculate column widths. Of particular use to graphic designers are the drag-and-drop color swatches from the Pantone Matching System and from HTML and Web-safe color spaces, which help when you’re making color-consistent choices from screen to print to Web.
The results of these calculations are also shown in a small Global Results window that floats in front of any active applica-tion. And you can drag and drop any of your results — whether they’re numbers, colors, or characters — into any other application.