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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.

After Effects CS6 showcases rebuilt, enhanced compositing and motion graphics tools

After Effects CS6 offers a new 3D rendering engine and Global Performance Cache to boost performance and ease workflow.

InDesign CS6 overhauls digital publishing workflow to offer versatile new options and format capabilities

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.

Photoshop CS6 dazzles with technical prowess and artistic inspiration

Photoshop CS6's multitude of new technical and artistic features makes this version worth waiting for. Lesa Snider explores the highlights in her review.