Acorn 2.1

When I reviewed Acorn 1.0.2 ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ) back in October of 2007, I was pleasantly surprised at its capabilities, but wanted a bit more...

Adesso CyberTablet 6400

You've heard the saying, "you can't judge a book by its cover," right? Well, I was hoping that maxim was true when I received the Adesso CyberTablet 6400, the...

Coloring With Adobe Kuler

As designers, we pretty much accept Adobe's Big Four apps as our tools of choice in creating brochures, flyers, ads, and Web sites. But Adobe has offered another...

Should Creatives Upgrade to Snow Leopard?

Whenever Apple releases a new operating system, the first thing creatives consider before updating is whether or not the new OS will play nicely with their...

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One-stop Social Media

With all the social-networking services out there, you can easily find yourself spending more time switching between Web sites than you do actually using them...

Using Flickr to Promote Your Photos

If you're a photographer, the photo-sharing site Flickr offers a great way to get your work seen and to elicit feedback. But it's unlikely that others will find...

Flickery Makes Uploading Photos to Flickr Easy

If users of the popular photo-sharing service Flickr have one complaint, it's that the image uploader on the Flickr Web site is horribly inconvenient to use...

Brushing up With Brush Pilot

If you use Adobe Photoshop for design work, you've no doubt used a custom brush at one time or another. Experienced designers probably have a handful of custom...

Enlarging Images With Alien Skin's Blow Up 2 Plugin

Enlarging photos appears to be a simple and mundane task for the average user. But as a pro, you understand the ramifications of firing up Photoshop and just...

Image-placing Shortcuts in Adobe InDesign

One of the things I love about Adobe InDesign is that there's usually more than one way to accomplish virtually any task. Take placing images in your document...

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Image-placing Shortcuts in Adobe InDesign

One of the things I love about Adobe InDesign is that there's usually more than one way to accomplish virtually any task. Take placing images in your document...

Exploring Photoshop Actions

Adobe Photoshop has offered a feature called Actions for quite some time, though it rarely gets the attention it deserves. Actions allows you to automate many of...

Add Focus to Your Images With Bokeh

In photography, the term bokeh (derived from Japanese, meaning "blur" or "haze") refers to the visually distinctive appearance of light in the out-of-focus areas...

DMG Canvas 1.0.8

If you've been using Mac OS X for a while, you've likely noticed that many software companies customize their CDs, DVDs, and...

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The Importance of Color Management

Color management used to be a task only the most exclusive publishing houses, service bureaus and print shops dealt with. As...