Adobe has announced a special promotion that sees its Adobe Web Collection bundled with the Apple’s new Power Mac G4 and PowerBook G3 machines. Designed to provide creative professionals with a powerful Web-authoring workstation, the software collection includes GoLive 4.0, Illustrator 8.0 and Photoshop 5.5. In addition, Adobe’s After Effect 4.1 and Photoshop 5.5 plug-ins have been optimized to take advantage of the new PowerPC G4 chip’s increased speed. According to Adobe, the new workstations accelerate the speed of three main After Effects features: image blending and transfer modes are now completed twice as fast, transformations are up to 108 per cent faster and masking blends up to 33 per cent faster. Similarly, Photoshop’s Altivec core plug-in – along with a second plug-in for specific lighting effects – offers significant improvements in handling processor-intensive tasks. Available until April 28, the Adobe Web Collection, when purchased with a Power Mac G4 or PowerBook, has an estimated price of £390 plus VAT. The Photoshop and After Effects plug-ins can be downloaded free from Adobe’s Web site.