Adobe Acrobat X Pro

Acrobat X Pro is a fantastic application with across the board function improvement, phenomenal content export capabilities, incredible task and document processing automation power, and the ability to create compelling document distribution packages.

Fireworks CS5

Despite its lack of new features, Fireworks CS5 contains an abundance of much-needed refinements, enhancements, and upgrades requested by users. Here's our complete review.

Illustrator CS5

A range of new features and updates, combined with zippier performance, make the new Illustrator CS5 compelling for Web and application design. Here's our complete review.

Use shortcuts with Illustrator's Gradient Mesh

If you use Illustrator, you'll want to know how to use the Gradient Mesh feature. Part one of this two-part series reviews the basic principles of gradient mesh. Part two shows you easy keyboard shortcuts.

Paint with Illustrator's Gradient Mesh

If you use Illustrator, you'll want to know how to use the Gradient Mesh feature. Part one of this two-part series reviews the basic principles of gradient mesh.

InDesign: Resize image, frame at same time

An easy way to resize images and their frames in InDesign.

InDesign tip: tinting grayscale photos

Sure, you can tint photos in Photoshop. But with InDesign you have the freedom to tint, adjust, and retint as often as you like, with only one linked image file to manage.

Illustrator tip: Live Trace

Pariah Burke shows us how to turn a painting into a drawing using Illustrator's Live Trace feature.

Add, remove, and replace PDF pages

Pariah Burke walks you through the process of adding, removing, and replacing pages in complex Acrobat Pro PDF files.

Extracting content from PDF files

Contrary to popular belief, it's really easy to retrieve content from finished PDF documents.

Photoshop tip: Global Light

What is the Global Light setting and when should you use it?

Cartoon you: Photoshop gradients for monotone or duotone effects

Here's how to use Photoshop's gradients to create an elegant duotone avatar for social networking Web sites or chat clients.

Cartoon you: Quick avatars with Photoshop filters and effects

How to use Photoshop filters to build creative avatars for social networking and Web sites and chat clients.

Cartoon you: Illustrator’s Live Trace converts your photo into a drawing

Illustrator's Live Trace feature is the subject of our fourth article on how to create your own avatar portrait for social networking Web sites and instant messengers.

Cartoon you: Your portrait in Illustrator

Use Illustrator's Pen tool to whip up a quick avatar self-portrait for social networking web sites and chat clients.