Chris McVeighContributor, Macworld

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

Pixelmator 2.0 provides powerful image editing in a sleek package

Pixelmator 2.0 offers an incredibly rare combination of ease of use, powerful features, and a low price tag.

ScreenFlow 3.0 rises above ordinary screen capture utilities

Anyone who wants to create slick tutorial videos should seriously consider ScreenFlow 3.0, a rare gem that does everything right.

Create scalable vector halftones in Illustrator

Halftones are especially important for graphic artists working with a limited number of colors because they give nuance to otherwise flat artwork. Chris McVeigh walks us through the process.

How to mask soft, undefined edges in Photoshop

Making masks for objects with blurry, soft edges.

Creator Express 8.5.2 offers advanced page layout on a budget

Creator Express is a swift, inexpensive, and capable page layout tool that offers a number of professional-level features. It’s a shame that it's held back by an awkward, antiquated interface and poor antialiasing.

How to create vector masks in Photoshop

Looking to upgrade your masking skills? Here's how to make a precise, easily editable vector mask in Photoshop CS4 or CS5.