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Display font Autumn Gifts uses acorns, corn, and leaves to make letters for a seasonal display.
Version 5 adds helpful new features to an already powerful feature set, and an attractive CloudServer subscription option that eliminates upgrade fees and gives you access to a powerful online font server hosted by Insider Software.
Associate editor Serenity Caldwell takes drawing app Paper's newest update, with its color-mixer add-on and support for Ten One's Pogo Connect pressure-sensitive stylus, for a spin.
Smoother Creative Suite integration and a step forward for Web fonts are hallmarks of Suitcase Fusion 4.
This iPad photo book creation tool offers some cool features, but not enough to compete with analogous publication or photo editing services.
While the new grunge styles, social media export capabilities, and help systems are welcome improvements, it's the combination of those features with the dramatically lower price that gives version 11 the highest value of any release of TypeStyler.
Shapes lets you draw organizational and flow charts with a variety of shapes, lines, and arrows. It has a beautiful, elegant-looking interface that is supremely Mac-like, with a multi-faceted Inspector that lets you tweak line widths and styles, line and fill colors, text, and even fill a shape with an image.
Fireworks CS6 has numerous advantages as a Web design environment, including an extensive symbol library, hooks with Dreamweaver, and enhanced support for CSS.
Mobile games are a hot market, so it's no surprise, that Adobe is focusing on this group of developers with Flash Professional CS6.
Adobe Illustrator CS6's brand new features are a real treat, but changes for some older features are long overdue.
Bronson Watermarker fills a small--but vital--niche for those who need to create watermarked PDFs and images. You can even export your files as a single image to make sure that someone can't strip the watermark from your PDF.
Fans of travel, photography, or just wonderfully designed publications need to download the free TRVL offering straightaway.
Dreamweaver CS6 is a powerful Web builder with great code-editing, CSS, and site management capabilities. It introduces significant additions for CSS3 properties and building mobile-friendly websites, but is slipping behind in certain core technologies Web designers depend on.
After Effects CS6 offers a new 3D rendering engine and Global Performance Cache to boost performance and ease workflow.
Improvements to digital publishing tools, PDF forms authoring, language support, and a dozens of efficiency enhancements make this an upgrade that will pay for itself.