Don't-Miss Creative Stories

Illustrator and InDesign get makeover, move to the cloud

InDesign and Illustrator—part of Adobe's original Creative Suite—will receive a series of upgrades, including a dark interface, support for Mac Retina displays, and signature Creative Cloud features like Sync Fonts, Sync Colors, and Sync Settings.

Photoshop moves to Creative Cloud, merges Photoshop Extended

Photoshop Extended, the more advanced, expensive package that included 3D capability and sophisticated image analysis tools has now been merged into Photoshop CC.

Google and Adobe beautify fonts on Linux, iOS

The new Adobe CFF engine 'will benefit technical and nontechnical users alike,' Google says.

on pcworld.com

Review: Acorn 4 adds impressive features and a smart new look

Acorn 4 can't do everything that Photoshop can do. But Lex Friedman says that the image editor offers an impressive slew of new features and surprising ease of use, and it may well boot Photoshop from your Dock.

Review: CrazyTalk7 arrives on the Mac with advanced, easy-to-use interface and features

CrazyTalk7 Pro is a powerful character animation tool that's both fun to use and has practical application for professional producers seeking a creative animation option.

Review: Get scanner-like features for any camera with Prizmo 2

With Prizmo you use your iPhone camera, point and shoot camera, or DSLR to capture images of documents, and then the software uses optical character recognition (OCR) to turn the scans into editable text.

Hands on: Briefs is an ambitious tool for prototyping iOS apps

Have an idea for an iOS app, but can't quite articulate it? Briefs is new Mac app that lets you create interactive mockups that can be run on the iPhone.

Typography for all: Demystifying text for high-impact messages

These text tips will help you add punch to your message.

Review: PaintCode excels at transforming vector images into code

Pixel perfection is the objective of every app developer, but it is not always possible, or even desirable. PaintCode allows you to bring vector images right into your code, and provides a number of interesting features that could change the way you program.

Adobe shows off Photoshop camera shake-reduction tool

Adobe has released a video showing a tool intended for the next version of Photoshop.

on techhive.com

Review: LyX is an advanced but easy-to-use document processor based on LaTeX typesetting

If you want to control the layout of your documents, LyX can help. It combines the flexibility of LaTeX with a friendly GUI.

on pcworld.com

Review: Sublime Text 2 is a refined text editor that's a pleasure to use

With its custom interface and text-editor sensibilities, Sublime Text 2 offers a polished editing experience that rewards familiarity with comfort and speed.

on pcworld.com

Review: Gliffy makes it simple and easy to create diagrams, no download necessary

If you sometimes need to create quick diagrams for work, Gliffy is a great tool to bookmark.

adobe flash logo

Adobe shows off Flash Pro 'CS7'—codenamed Hellcat

Adobe's next version of Flash Pro features a redesigned interface and should run much faster too.

Mac Gems: TextWrangler 4.5 is a free text editor that belongs on your Mac

When those big text-manipulation jobs land on your desk, you should reach for Bare Bone Software’s free TextWrangler, which makes short work of tall orders.