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Poster Designer is an attractive and easy-to-use tool for designing and printing posters. It lacks some of the refinements found on high-end business tools, but does offer plenty of fun for home users.
A consistent typeface on all your communications makes your business look organized—but that font had better match your business's image. We look at five fonts to help you build your brand without breaking the bank.
SmartDraw 2013 offers fast, neat, and automated solutions to creating diagrams. If you're not a Microsoft Suite user, or if you need to make complex graphics from scratch, you may be left frustrated.
Great for budding artists and hobbyists, Painter Lite lets you get creative with numerous brushes and effects. It's powerful and affordable, so the main investment you make is your time.
If you work extensively with images, then you may have various software programs installed on your computer which all do different things. But what if you could bring your entire image editing functions under one roof?
Picture Collage Maker 3.7 is similar to an online photobook service, except it offers you more control when customizing your project. It's available in three different versions, from $30 for single-page artwork to $70 for commercial use.
Originally distributed to allow blind and partially sighted people better access to information, Tiresias is easy for humans and even machines to read.
The idea behind the Gentium font is to provide diverse ethnic groups around the world with a digital resource to present their complex languages. Even without that lofty goal, the typeface itself is refined and modern, yet classically elegant.
Originally created for the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aller Standard Edition is free in three weights for small businesses. This sans serif font looks professional without being boring.
Greenshot is so easy to use, it will have you wondering why you'd ever pay for a screen capture utility.
Slab serif typeface Museo Slab looks up-to-date and rock-solid at the same time. The regular and Italic 500 versions are free, and many other weight are available for purchase.
Interesting enough for posters but legible enough for small print, Ed Merritt's donationware font Jura is great go-to font.
With its seventeen kaleidoscope lenses, SymmetryMill turns pattern creation into a fun, playful activity. A free demo version can help you decide if the full subscription fee is worth the $69 price.