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Review:  Dell Precision M2400 review

Small and light are often relative terms with laptops aimed at creative pros, but Dell’s new Precision M2400 can be described as both in all…

After Effects CS4 review

Review:  After Effects CS4 review

AE CS4 is still the best overall compositing application, and the upgrade adds some useful tools – but it would have been great if Adobe had given…

Blow Up 2 review

Review:  Blow Up 2 review

Blow Up works by expanding the size of an image and ‘intelligently’ filling in the missing details through judicious use of sharpening and the…

News:  Adobe Fireworks CS4: beta preview

Fireworks CS4 version attempts to boost the application's art tools by including more features taken from Photoshop (and other Adobe applications).

Review:  Lightbox Photo review

Lightbox Photo is a tool that allows you to create your own image-sales site, providing a quick and easy way to sell your artwork as digital…

Review:  Red Giant Magic Bullet Steady review

Magic Bullet Steady attempts to help with shaky footage, whether user- generated footage, something captured on the sly, or just a quick and dirty…

News:  Adobe Illustrator CS4: beta preview

Nothing in the CS4 release is going to have as much impact on the way you use the application as CS3's Live Colour, but it’s a well thought-out…

News:  Adobe launches Creative Suite 4

Adobe has announced the fourth major release of its Creative Suite collection of tools for design, animation and editing across a wide range of…

News:  Adobe Photoshop CS4: beta preview

Not all new functions will appeal to all users – but Adobe has done a great job of boosting Photoshop CS4’s overall usability for everyone.

Simulate: Illuma review

Review:  Simulate: Illuma review

DigiEffect's latest plug-in set includes five lighting tools that will appeal to compositors who don't want to splash out on GenArts Sapphire.

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Simulate: Illuma 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…

Simulate: Illuma 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…

Simulate: Illuma review

Comment:  Iain Macarthur

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