Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 Review

Given the fractious relationship that can often exist between designers and developers, the biggest surprise about Adobe Flash Catalyst ($399 list) is that it took until Creative Suite 5 for this brand-new app to make its debut. Intended to let designers take their creations to the next level themselves, it ...

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Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Review

Often when software gets to be of a certain age—or a certain version number—it starts showing its wrinkles, even if it’s dressed up in snazzy new clothes and sports some shiny new skills. Not so with Adobe’s Creative Suite 5: Comprising over a dozen of the most powerful design and ...

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Review

Arthur C. Clarke postulated that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” and every new release of Adobe’s industry-standard bitmap image-editor, Photoshop, comes closer to proving that true. The newest, Photoshop CS5 ($699 to $999 list, $199–$899 list for upgrades), implements features that aid in selection, painting, and high ...

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Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard Review

Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard is one of the latest updates in the long line of Adobe Acrobat software. This program is a necessity when dealing with PDF creation, but it’s had a long line of quirky, buggy, bulky, behavior. While some new things have been brought to the table, there ...

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