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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.

TechHive: Which music subscription service should you use?

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Seeking access to millions of tracks? A subscription service can provide it.

Artboard 1.4 is a very promising vector illustration app

Despite its quirks, Artboard 1.4 is a very promising creative app and a great starting point for novices looking to try their hand at vector illustration.

Inspire Pro—Paint, Draw and Sketch

If you come from a traditional painting background, but are new to iPad art, this app’s simple workflow might be just what you are looking for.

Bookle makes your Mac an e-reader

Bookle is a simple and easy way to read ePubs on your Mac, though it currently lacks more-advanced features such as search and annotations.

Game Your Video for iPhone

Global Delight’s Game Your Video wants to make the video-editing process as simple as possible, and it does an excellent job of it.

iBooks Author fashions multimedia books for the iPad

If you plan to create a book solely for the iBookstore, and you’re not concerned about other ebook platforms, iBooks Author stands above any other option currently available.