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HDC-SD1 review

Review:  HDC-SD1 review

We were sceptical about a camcorder that records HD video onto an SD Card. The HDC-SD1, however, captures exceptional video for a sub-£1,000 model.

HV20 review

Review:  HV20 review

The HV20 records 1920-x-1080-pixel interlaced (1080i) HDV video (or standard DV) footage to MiniDV tapes. It offers a 24p mode to simulate the…

After Effects CS3 review

Review:  After Effects CS3 review

After Effects is the most popular of Adobe’s video tools, as its reach extends to motion-graphics artists, VFX professionals and 2D animators –…

Genuine Fractals 5 review

Review:  Genuine Fractals 5 review

Here at Digital Arts we often have to work with images that just aren’t high-res enough, which is where tools such as Genuine Fractals are invaluable.

Review:  Colour Confidence Profiler review

The Colour Confidence Profiler is the first system to offer profiling of both inkjet and laser printers for around £500. It combines the Eye-One…

15-inch MacBook Pro review

Review:  15-inch MacBook Pro review

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the first laptop we’ve seen to use Intel’s new version of its Centrino platform, codenamed Santa Rosa.

Final Cut Studio 2 review

Review:  Final Cut Studio 2 review

Once the underdog to video-editing applications from the likes of Adobe and Avid, Apple’s Final Cut Pro has since become the industry standard for…

InDesign CS3 review

Review:  InDesign CS3 review

Perhaps surprisingly for a graphic-design application, it’s the new workflow systems and tools that really impress in InDesign CS3 ­– while the…

Review:  MJ-12 8550i review

The MJ-12 8550i has all of the options you’d expect from a 3D workstation: two Xeon processors with a choice of dual- or quad-core chips, and a…

Photoshop CS3 review

Review:  Photoshop CS3 review

Photoshop is the tool that unifies Digital Arts readers. Whether you work in graphic design and illustration, VFX, and 3D animation – for print,…

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Photoshop CS3 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…

Photoshop CS3 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…

Photoshop CS3 review

Comment:  Iain Macarthur

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