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2D Edit Tools for 3D Text in Photoshop CS6 star
Photoshop CS6 makes creating and editing 3D text much easier with the addition of 2D text tools.

3D Enhancements Photoshop CS5 star
With this new upgrade, Photoshop has gained some nice 3D features via the new Repousse dialog box.

Adobe and Macromedia Software Bundled Together star
As of December 3, the acquisition is final and Adobe has wasted no time in releasing their latest software which is a combination of your Adobe and Macromedia favorites.

Adobe Bridge Replaces The File Browser In The Latest Version of Adobe Software - Version CS2 star
In May 2005, the newest version of Adobe software will hit the market. One of the biggest changes to these upgrades is the replacement of the old File Browser feature with a new stand-alone application called the Adobe Bridge.

Adobe Captivate 2 Product Review star
Captivate is a very user-friendly and flexible software for automating the creation of training demonstrations and simulations. Here are some of Captivate labor saving features.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 - Comparsion Chart star
Yesterday, March 27, Adobe announced the release of Creative Suite 3. Macromedia is now part of the Adobe family and they have merged the two product lines into a set of tools for the design and development of content for print, web, mobile devices, interactive applications, film and video.

Adobe Illustrator CS2 - Upgrade Review star
This month Adobe released the latest upgrade for their popular vector graphics software Illustrator CS2. Here are just a few of the new features and improvements.

Adobe InDesign CS2 Can Make the One-man, Self Publisher Look Like a Professional star
I have received so many requests for ebooks on several different aspects of Digital Art, HTML and PHP that I decided to create a series of several ebooks. Adobe InDesign gave me more control over the page design and has some great features to help maintain consistency throughout the book.

Adobe Lightroom 4 Upgrade Review star
Lightroom 4 has task-oriented modules, each with its own set of digital photography tools.

Adobe Photoshop CS2 – Upgrade Review star
Adobe has released their latest upgrade for Photoshop, version CS2. Here are just a few of the new features and improvements. You can download a trial copy of Photoshop CS2 from the Adobe website.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended Upgrade Review star
The latest Photoshop upgrade comes in two versions - Photoshop and Photoshop Extended. Not only does this upgrade have some cool improvements, new tools and features but the integration with other Adobe software is greatly improved. So what does this new upgrade have for you.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Review star
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 has many new and enhanced features to make your photo editing and photo projects easier and more fun.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 – Review star
What is the difference between Adobe Bridge and Photoshop Lightroom.

Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Review star
What's new in Premiere Elements 10.

Adobe Premiere Elements 2 - Product Review star
Adobe Premiere Elements 2 is the perfect software package for the amateur filmmaker who wants to save cherished moments of family and friends and add to their DVD's that professional presentation.

Adobe Premiere Elements 9 Review star
In Adobe Premiere Elements 9 media management hub you can organize, edit, create and share your videos. There are a few new and enhanced features with the new version, resulting in faster and easier HD editing and creativity.

After Effects CS4 Upgrade Review star
Most of the improvements in After Effects CS4 are small upgrades that enhance your workflow or make the program run faster. But you also get a few new tools.

Alternate Layouts in InDesign CS6 star
With Alternate Layout InDesign CS6 can create a layout for each mobile device within one InDesign document.

Announcing Adobe Creative Suite 3 star
Yesterday, March 27, Adobe announced the release of Creative Suite 3. Macromedia is now part of the Adobe family and they have merged the two product lines into a set of tools for the design and development of content for print, web, mobile devices, interactive applications, film and video.

Build a PDF Portfolio in Acrobat Pro 9 star
The PDF Portfolio feature is sure to be a favorite for anyone who needs to make a great first impression with their portfolio. We will build a simple, bare bones PDF Portfolio in order to demonstrate the basic steps involved in the process.

Device Central CS5.5 New Features star
Testing your mobile and web projects with Device Central CS5.5.

Dreamweaver CS5.5 - HTML5, CSS3 & 3 Screen Preview star
Dreamweaver CS5.5 supports HTML5, CSS3 and 3-screen previews.

Dreamweaver CS5.5 - PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile star
Dreamweaver CS5.5, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap for Mobile app development.

Fireworks CS5 – Cross Project Integration star
Easily create design elements or pages in Fireworks that can be used in other Adobe applications.

Fireworks CS5 Pixel Grid and Compound Shapes star
Fireworks CS5 Pixel Grid and Compound Shapes are two new features that will help you work faster and more efficiently.

Fireworks CS5 Review – Properties Panel star
Fireworks has many great features for creating screen-based graphics, comps and interactive designs.

Fireworks CS5 Templates, Swatches, Extensibility star
Fireworks CS5 has many enhancements to help ease your workflow.

Illustrator Building Shapes and Perspective star
Illustrator CS5 has a new tool to replace the old Pathfinder for building shapes - the new Shape Builder tool.

Illustrator CS5 Drawing Enhancements star
You will be glad to hear of the new drawing enhancements in Illustrator CS5.

Illustrator CS5 New Bristle Brush star
The new Bristle Brush in Illustrator CS5 brings painting with vectors in Illustrator one step closer to natural media brushes.

Illustrator CS6 New Gradients for Strokes star
With Illustrator CS6, we can create variable width strokes to create complex shapes and then apply gradients to the strokes. These new features give us many new options for creating "raster looking" vector digital art.

Illustrator CS6 New Image Trace star
Illustrator CS6 has a new Image Trace feature that will give us more tools and presets to convert raster images to vector.

Illustrator CS6 New Titled Vector Patterns star
The new tiled pattern creator in Illustrator CS6 makes me want to think up projects to use this new tool.

Illustrator CS6 User Interface Enhancements star
With more advanced drawing and painting tools and more intuitive user interface you can create stunning digital art in Illustrator CS6.

Illustrator Enhanced Brush Controls and Shape Tool star
With the new enhancements in Illustrator CS5, we have more control over the art and pattern brushes and building shapes is easier with the new Shape Builder tool.

InCopy CS4 – Keeping Up With InDesign CS4 star
With the release of Creative Suite 4 and the upgrade of InDesign, one would expect matching upgrades to InCopy, in order for the two programs to continue to smoothly work in conjunction.

InDesign – New Tools for Old Tasks star
Adobe InDesign CS5 has some new tools to make some familiar tasks faster and easier to complete. Let’s take a look at the new and enhanced selection and editing tools.

InDesign and Liquid Page Rules star
This upgrade of InDesign CS6 is all about multiple layouts and reusing content

InDesign Captions, Layers and Multi-sized Docs star
The new Image Caption feature and metadata will make your work in InDesign much easier.

InDesign Content Collector Tools star
The new InDesign CS6 Content Collector tools help you keep your images, interactive elements and text consistent.

InDesign CS5 and Interactive Design Elements star
With the new Multi-state Objects, we can build interactive design elements in InDesign CS5.

InDesign CS5 Mini Bridge star
The new Mini Bridge in InDesign CS5 will spead up the import process.

InDesign CS5.5 for EPUB eBooks star
New features for EPUB publishing in InDesign CS5.5.

InDesign CS5.5 New Features star
Adobe InDesign CS5.5 has many new features for publishing for various devices.

InDesign Split, Span and Track Changes star
InDesign CS5 has new panels that reduce the steps needed to perform many tasks.

Interactive Animation in InDesign CS5 star
You will be excited with the new Animation Panel in InDesign CS5.

Lightroom 3 Upgrade Review star
Adobe strives to free up your schedule with new features and faster performance in Photoshop Lightroom 3.

New Acrobat 9 Pro and PDF Portfolio star
If you haven’t taken a look at the new Acrobat 9, you are about to enter a whole new world. These new PDFs look and behave more like desktop applications because they can include audio, video, interactive multimedia, animated navigation and other Flash based features.

New Creative Features in Photoshop Elements 10 star
Photoshop Elements 10 has some new features for your creative projects.

New Features Lightroom 4 star
Lightroom 4 has many new features to enhance your workflow.

New Photoshop CS6 Design Tools star
InDesign text formatting is now available in Photoshop CS6, along with other new design features.

Photoshop CS5 Mini Bridge & Workflow Enhancements star
Photoshop CS5 has over 36 workflow enhancements which have been requested by Photoshop users.

Photoshop CS5 New Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips star
In Photoshop CS5, there are some new Bristle Tips and a new Mixer Brush engine.

Photoshop CS5 Puppet Warp Tool star
This new transformation tool in Photoshop CS5 gives you more control when you manipulate your image.

Photoshop CS6 3D Controls star
Photoshop CS6 now has some new tools that make creating 3D art much easier.

Photoshop CS6 Content Aware star
The Photoshop CS6 Content-Aware fill technology has been greatly improved and we have two new features: Content-Aware mode and the Content-Aware Move tool.

Photoshop CS6 for the Photographer star
Photoshop CS6 has some new built-in intelligence and on-canvas tool enhancements that will help photographers.

Photoshop CS6 New Blur Gallery and Filters star
With Photoshop CS6, we have the new Blur Gallery with on-image controls for three new filters to enhance your workflow.

Photoshop CS6 New Crop Tool star
The new and improved crop tool for Photoshop CS6.

Photoshop CS6 Video What's New star
Photoshop CS6 Video tools make creating video projects in Photoshop easy.

Photoshop Elements 10 What's New star
Award-winning Photoshop Elements 10 has new and enhanced features that you will like.

Photoshop Selection Tools and Content-Aware star
Photoshop CS5 has some new adaptive selection tools which help you to refine your selection for better results.

Photoshop Video for the Hobbyist star
Photoshop CS6 has become the video editing software for the hobbyist.

Premiere Pro CS4 – What's New star
Now that there are so many ways to use video on the web and other devices, Premiere Pro has become an important part of the Creative Suite. With the release of Creative Suite 4, we have some new features that will streamline your work.

Product Review - Adobe's Macromedia Fireworks 8 Upgrade star
Fireworks' graphics optimizing features are among the best, as are their user-friendly wizards for creating image maps, rollovers, and pop-up menus. If Fireworks had any limitations, the newest upgrade to version 8 has answered them.

Product Review – Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 star
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 has some new features that make it an all-in-one tool for getting the most from your photos. Order prints, create photo projects, share photos online, on disc, or email.

Product Review – Adobe Premiere Elements 2 star
Adobe Premiere Elements 2 is the perfect software package for the amateur to intermediate level filmmaker who wants to save cherished moments of family and friends and add to their DVD´s that professional presentation.

Review - Macromedia Studio and Fireworks MX 2004 star
When it comes to creating graphics for the web, Macromedia Fireworks has been, and still is, one of the most popular imaging software. With the latest release, MX 2004, Fireworks has been updated and improved with many new features.

Review - Macromedia Studio and FreeHand MX star
When you consider the versatility of the creative tools and the multitask features that streamline production, Macromedia FreeHand MX is certainly part of the next generation of illustration software.

Review Adobe Premiere Elements 7 star
There are a few upgrades to Premiere Elements 7 that the novice movie maker will enjoy. These upgrades are geared toward automating the steps for creating your movies while still giving you options for customizing the results.

Review Adobe Premiere Elements 8 star
You will enjoy the new features included in Adobe Premiere Elements 8. Read my review.

Upgrade Review for Adobe's Macromedia Flash 8 Professional star
Is the upgrade for Flash(R) 8 from Flash MX 2004 worth the bother and the price? In my opinion, the answer is yes. Adobe(R), previously Macromedia(R), has added new features to make everyone happy and greatly improved the workspace.

Upgrade Review of Adobe Captivate 3 star
Adobe has released the latest upgrade of Captivate 3 with many new features for adding practice and assessment to your training videos. In keeping with the latest trends, Captivate 3 can easily create Podcasts and with the user-friendly menus, you can create complicated, and yet flexible, testing.

What’s New in Adobe Acrobat 9 star
In the last article, we discussed the new Acrobat 9 PDF Portfolio feature. Now that I have impressed you with just that one new feature, it’s time to WOW you with a few more.

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