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Modbook (UK version) review

Review:  Modbook (UK version) review

A digital sketchbook is on every illustrator, artist or 3D modeller’s wishlist. We’d all like a combination of graphics tablet and laptop that we…

Review:  Eizo FlexScan S2242W review

To create the FlexScan S2242W monitor, Eizo has essentially shoehorned a 24-inch monitor’s specifications into a 22-inch shell and offered for a…

Review:  NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 review

NEC’s LCD2690WUXi2 is it’s designed to offer high-quality output for print designers who don’t have the need or budget for a £1,000-plus display.

Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II review

Review:  Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II review

Canon’s new Pixma Pro9500 Mark II is the first new pro-level A3+ inkjet since its predecessor went head-to-head with HP’s Photosmart Pro B9180 in…

Review:  LaCie 730 30-inch monitor review

LaCie’s 730 30-inch display may be an extravagance too far for even the most high-profile design agencies – despite being the best 30-inch monitor…

Desktop storage devices

In-Depth:  Desktop storage devices

The latest desktop storage devices offer rock-bottom prices and sky-high capacity, but they’re highly specific. We put them head to head to help…

Review:  Sonnet Fusion F2 review

The Fusion F2 is somewhere between a desktop media drive and a portable storage unit -- and is pitched at video editors, VFX and motion-graphics…

Review:  Seagate FreeAgent XTreme review

The flagship FreeAgent XTreme model is a single-drive model, and has an eSATA interface for faster connection (as well as USB 2.0 and standard…

Review:  LaCie Hard Disk Max review

The Hard Disk Max is LaCie’s latest drive; aside from this fact, we were persuaded to look at it because of its looks, which were created by…

Review:  Iomega UltraMax Plus review

The UltraMax Plus is a two-drive unit with a design that mimics the Mac Pro and offers the widest range of connections: from fast eSATA to the…

Review:  G-Technology G-RAID3 review

The G-RAID 3 is firmly aimed at creative pros working with motion media – from video editors and VFX artists to DVD authors and animators.

Review:  Data Robotics Drobo review

The Drobo aims to make secure storage easy – and it succeeds. The toaster-sized box has a shiny black exterior with lines of green and blue LEDs…

Review:  Buffalo DriveStation 2Share review

The DriveStation 2Share is an oddity. It’s a single-drive desktop device with a USB 2.0 port that also has an ethernet port to allow sharing of…

Review:  Ricoh R10 review

Like its predecessors the R8 and R7, the Ricoh R10 is a great piece of miniaturization that somehow puts a 7x zoom lens on the front of a…

Boris Continuum Complete 6 review

Review:  Boris Continuum Complete 6 review

The headline new feature in the Boris Continuum Complete 6 is 3D Objects, which extrude and animate text and vector shapes – replicating tools…

Review:  Alien Skin Bokeh review

Bokeh is the real-world photographic technique for creating images where the subject is largely in focus and the background is blurred. This…

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Alien Skin Bokeh review

Comment:  Create a vector map collage

I'm afraid not, no. This was a commercial commission, so cannot be used for any purpose except by the company who commissioned it (and us with…

Alien Skin Bokeh review

Comment:  Handmade textures and shading effects

Sorry about that. I can't replicate this. Is it a specific ad that's doing this? If so, could you let me know who it's for please. Other useful…

Alien Skin Bokeh review

Comment:  Iain Macarthur

Please contact the artist about licensing his work. Iain's site is at http://www.iainmacarthur.com/