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Review: Autumn Gifts font evokes a bountiful harvest

Display font Autumn Gifts uses acorns, corn, and leaves to make letters for a seasonal display.

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Review: FontAgent Pro 5 industrial-strength font manager now offers cloud option

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.

Hands-on with Paper 1.2.1: Colors and pressure support give drawings new life

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.

Suitcase Fusion 4 breaks new ground for Web and print publishing

Smoother Creative Suite integration and a step forward for Web fonts are hallmarks of Suitcase Fusion 4.

Pholium for iPad

This iPad photo book creation tool offers some cool features, but not enough to compete with analogous publication or photo editing services.

TypeStyler 11 sports new grunge styles, better documentation, lower price

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.

Use Shapes to organize and design flow charts

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 mobile design focus forms linchpin of new strategy

Fireworks CS6 has numerous advantages as a Web design environment, including an extensive symbol library, hooks with Dreamweaver, and enhanced support for CSS.

Flash Professional CS6 gets retooled for game, mobile app development

Mobile games are a hot market, so it's no surprise, that Adobe is focusing on this group of developers with Flash Professional CS6.

Illustrator CS6 highlights interface overhaul and new capabilities

Adobe Illustrator CS6's brand new features are a real treat, but changes for some older features are long overdue.

Watermark your PDFs and images with Bronson Watermarker

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.

TechHive: TRVL takes readers on a wonderful journey

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Fans of travel, photography, or just wonderfully designed publications need to download the free TRVL offering straightaway.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 adds mobile tools but neglects core Web technologies

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.