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Hands-on: Corel graces Painter X3 with new visual, brush, and painting features

Corel launches Painter X3, the 13th version of its fine-art program, with new visual, brush, and painting features.

Apple acknowledges developer portal hack

Apple's developer portal has been offline since the middle of last week. On Sunday, Apple explained the outage.

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3D modeling software helps design one-of-a-kind guitars

A New Hampshire design firm is using its expertise in 3D modeling and music in a new business making custom wood guitars.

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Extensis times upgrade of Suitcase Fusion to Adobe Creative Cloud launch

Suitcase Fusion's new features offer access to fonts, lessen's application toggling, and hasten prototyping

The art of choosing colors

Using a color wheel is easy, once you get the hang of it. And when you do, you’ll be picking perfectly pleasing palettes in no time.

Review: InDesign CC boosts ePub features, font menus

InDesign CC boasts improved ePub features, better font menus, and performance enhancements, but offers few truly new features.

Review: LibreOffice 4 liberates you from Microsoft Office

LibreOffice is a competitive alternative to Microsoft Office that is extensible, highly compatible, highly configurable, and free.

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Review: Free and portable Briss cuts PDFs down to size

Snip away the unwanted parts of your PDFs with Briss. It's free, portable, and open-source.

Quark tightening upgrade policy for XPress publishing program

After June 30, Quark will only support upgrading from one previous version of QuarkXPress to the current version.

Adobe Creative Cloud cracked and pirated mere days after launch

So much for the idea of an Internet connection making software more secure to cracking attempts.

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Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions hit 700,000

Adobe reports that it added 221,000 new subscribers to its Creative Cloud subscription service and aims for 1.25 million by the end of the year.

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Review: Photoshop CC struts its actions, filters, and enlargements, but leaves Bridge in limbo

New Retina-ready Photoshop CC sports conditional actions, new sharpening filters, and better image enlargements.

Adobe releases Creative Cloud into the wild

Adobe's massive experiment in subscription software begins now with the release of Creative Cloud.

Catching up with developers: Patrick Burleson of BitBQ

Developer Patrick Burleson talks about his work on Briefs, his plans for his own apps, and his reactions to Apple's WWDC announcements.

Adobe VP says Creative Cloud is 'a big bet', but allows for better tools in the future

Adobe's move to Creative Cloud offers a chance to overhaul its software in exciting ways–but it could leave the company damaged if customers aren't won over.