Don't-Miss Creative Stories

Create unique brushes in Photoshop

Photoshop ships with lots of great brushes, but sometimes you need a different and specific one. Chris McVeigh shows you how to create Photoshop brushes from scratch.

Boris FX debuts Boris Red 5

Boris FX has announced Boris Red 5, a new version of its integrated 3D compositing, titling, and effects application designed for use with Adobe, Apple, and Avid video editing software.

Fotomagico slideshow tool gains Final Cut

Boinx Software has released FotoMagico 3.5, which sees the debut of plug-ins for Apple Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Motion and Adobe After Effects.

Zoom announces 'smallest recorder ever'

The all-new H1 Handy Recorder will be available at the end of July.

Blue Microphones Yeti

One of the bulkiest USB microphones you'll find, the Yeti delivers good sound and a lot of versatility for the price.

How to choose a printer

While the paperless revolution is upon us, sometimes you still need to get a document off your computer and onto paper. In six easy steps, we'll show all you'll need to know to go about selecting the right printer to fit your needs.

We've got the beat (markers)

Everybody get on your feet! Jeff Carlson shows you how to create your own music videos with iMovie.

InCopy CS5

InCopy CS5 provides a variety of minor but welcome improvements and mostly helpful new features—from the new Eyedropper tool, the span/split columns feature, and enhanced Track Changes to a more useful Layers panel and better Bridge support.

Flash Professional CS5

Just about anyone who wants to produce applications and objects using Flash will need Flash Professional CS5. Some designers will find that the new version of Flash Professional meets their entire spectrum of needs. Others will integrate some unique features into a larger, more differentiated workflow. Here's our complete review.

Carrara 8 Pro adds better physics tools

DAZ 3D-Gizmoz has released Carrara 8 and Carrara 8 Pro, which promise improved animation tools, enhanced lighting, new vegetation tools and optimized rendering.

Adobe backs HTML5 in Dreamweaver

Adobe's authoring tool supports the new specification despite the company's battles with Apple for backing HTML5 over Flash.

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.

After Effects CS5

After Effects CS5 is a much-needed upgrade for speed and productivity in a 64-bit workflow, and the new Roto Brush tools lets you easily differentiate between foreground and background. Check out our complete review.

64-bit Mac version of Vue 8 available as beta

E-on software has released an early beta version of Vue Infinite and xStream for Mac Cocoa 64. Vue Infinite and xStream are 3D landscape creation applications.

Flash Builder 4

Flash Builder, a new member of the Creative Suite family, is a tool for building complex and powerful applications for both Web and stand-alone platforms. It meshes smoothly with interface prototypes created by designers in Flash Catalyst CS5. Here's our complete review.