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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,…

News:  Autodesk ships Maya 8.5 PLE

A new version of Autodesk's Maya Personal Learning Edition (PLE) software is now available for download. Based on Maya Complete 8.5 software, this…

News:  Adult Swim shows TV on the Radio

Music video directors Daniel Garcia and Mixtape Club have created an animated promo for hip indie band TV on the Radio, which will appear online…

Review:  Imagine QX64 review

This workstation from CAD2 is the first we’ve seen to offer nVidia’s brand-new Quadro FX 4600 graphics card, combining it with a single quad-core…

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The legacy of DIY YouTube music videos

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…

The legacy of DIY YouTube music videos

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…

The legacy of DIY YouTube music videos

Comment:  Iain Macarthur

Please contact the artist about licensing his work. Iain's site is at