Chris McVeighContributor, Macworld

Chris McVeigh is an author, illustrator and toy photographer who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Adobe Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC2014 review: Adobe continues to add refinements that benefit illustrators

Usability enhancements to drawing and perspective tools round out this latest revision.

Review: Illustrator CC more refined than revolutionary

With Illustrator CC, Adobe has embarked on a new strategy of improving existing features rather than focusing on new capabilities. That's not a bad thing.

Tips and tricks for iPhoto for iOS

You may think you know most of what there is to know about iPhoto's mobile version, but the more obscure capabilities make your pictures pop.

Craft your own animated GIFs with these tools

Animated GIFs are exploding like a house on fire. We look at some of the apps that help you create your own from both stills and video.

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Dolling up display text with a halftone gradient

Create punchy, stylized text in Photoshop.

How to create your own animated GIFs the easy way

The infamous GIF89a emerges from purgatory to splash as the Web's new cool thing, again.

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Create a holiday newsletter with Pages or iPhoto

Two easy and fun ways to put together a simple newsletter for friends and family

How to rid your close-ups of dust and scratches with Photoshop

If you took your close-up or macro photo under less than ideal conditions, you may need some cleanup later. Here's how to do it in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Fireworks CS6 mobile design focus forms linchpin of new strategy

Fireworks CS6 has numerous advantages as a Web design environment, including an extensive symbol library, hooks with Dreamweaver, and enhanced support for CSS.

Illustrator CS6 highlights interface overhaul and new capabilities

Adobe Illustrator CS6's brand new features are a real treat, but changes for some older features are long overdue.

Artboard 1.4 is a very promising vector illustration app

Despite its quirks, Artboard 1.4 is a very promising creative app and a great starting point for novices looking to try their hand at vector illustration.

Send video messages the easy way via Mail

Show loved ones you care with a creative video message. Chris McVeigh walks us through the steps.

Create a photo greeting card in Pages '09

With Mother's Day, Father's Day, and graduations on the horizon, Chris McVeigh demonstrates how to create an original photo greeting card for an inkjet printer in less than 20 minutes.

How to create an animated GIF from a video clip

Take a video snippet and turn it into an animated GIF

How to give your artwork that grungy, weathered look

Adding a grungy, weathered look to your illustrations and photos takes a bit of doing, but the results are well worth the effort. Chris McVeigh walks us through two ways to accomplish this effect.