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Adobe Comp CC review: Quickly sketch out InDesign drafts on an iPad

Now print and web designers have a Creative Cloud-compatible iPad app just for them.

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Painter Essentials 5 review: Fun photo painting with 31 new brushes

With a simplified interface and powerful tools, this consumer-level Mac app is great for anyone creative.

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Painter 2015: Faster, more stable, incredible new brush tools

Painter 2015 gets much-needed improvements in speed and stability, plus picks up a jaw-dropping new Particle Brushes tool.

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Xscope 4.0: do-it-all tool that every graphics pro should have

Whether you're a designer or a developer, if your job requires you to do anything with graphics, you've got to check out Xscope.

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Screenshot FX review: Take precise screenshots on your Mac

Screenshot FX gives your Mac the ability to map a specific area that you want to shoot on your Mac's screen.

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Flash Professional CC 2014 review: Minor tweaks a boon to developers

With Creative Cloud, updates to Adobe's suite of apps will be more frequent, but not as dramatic. Flash Pro CC 2014 is an excellent example: A bunch of little changes add up a fine, if underwhelming, upgrade.

ColorSnapper

ColorSnapper review: Get color values from any pixel on your screen

ColorSnapper can convert color values to 14 different formats.

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Fonts review: Preview your Mac's fonts with this app's attractive interface

It won't replace Apple's Font Book, but Fonts does offer a nice way to look at the fonts on your Mac.

Watermarker

Watermarker review: Easily protect the publishing rights of your photographic work

Watermarker offers an excellent balance between features and ease of use that easily fits the needs of photographers and designers, regardless of the amount of images they need to process.

Powershot

Powershot 1.5 review: Annotate your screenshots as you shoot them

Powershot is a screen capture utility with annotation tools and flexible file-saving features.

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Light Up review: Put a spotlight on your photos and slide presentations

Light Up takes images and allows you to create masks that block out the items you want to highlight.

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Illustrator CC2014 review: Adobe continues to add refinements that benefit illustrators

Usability enhancements to drawing and perspective tools round out this latest revision.

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InDesign CC 2014 review: Better e-book tools, easier workflows

The latest version of Adobe's desktop publishing program features much-needed features for creating ePub documents.