Adobe updates graphics apps Illustrator, InDesign, and Animate

Creative Cloud’s core art apps have all been updated with speed improvements and new features, including simplified paths and better typography in Adobe Illustrator. The new Adobe Illustrator 2020 contains new typography features Continuing Adobe‘s wide-ranging updates to its Creative Cloud apps, the company has issued speed improvements and new features to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Animate. […]

What’s New with InDesign 2020?

Chad Chelius details all the new features and fixes in the latest version of InDesign. It’s that time of year again. The weather starts changing, the holidays approach, and the Adobe MAX conference once again offers us creative inspiration, new techniques to learn, and the announcement of the next major release of the tools that […]

Can Bear replace Ulysses as my short form writing tool?

My writing is almost all short-form. I write posts for my blog and random thoughts. The longest posts that I write each year are my posts about the apps that I’m using on my Mac and iOS devices. Here’s why I’m trying Bear. In a few months, my Bear and Ulysses subscriptions will be up for renewal. I’m wondering […]

Corel Painter 2020 review

Corel Painter 2020 finally tames the digital painting software’s famously messy UI, and adds much-needed performance improvements through GPU support. Corel Painter 2020 is now available and after last year’s version – called Painter 2019 – introduced a Dark UI theme and performance improvements, it looks like Corel has decided to again concentrate on making the user experience […]

Adobe Fresco review: we draw and paint with the pre-release of the new Procreate rival

Adobe Fresco is finally out – find out here how the drawing and painting app feels to use on the iPad as artist Hazel Mead takes you through her experiences drawing and painting on an exclusive pre-release version of the app, including how it measures up against the industry standard, Procreate.  As a digital artist who originally trained as an oil […]

Affinity Publisher review: hands-on with Serif’s new software

Serif’s new member of the Affinity family may be ideal for anyone hunting a subscription-free InDesign. Speaking as someone who still has a copy of Photoshop 1.0 – on a single floppy disk, believe it or not – I resent the increasing trend of treating software as a subscription service that you have to pay for every […]

Premiere Pro gains new project tools

Productions is a new panel designed to make managing larger projects easier. Studios using Premiere Pro have a new toolset to help them manage larger projects with shared assets. Though created for Hollywood feature film projects such as Dolemite Is My Name, they have broader appeal. They allow agencies to separate their work by client, for […]

Toon Boom Harmony vs Flash (Adobe Animate): Which One Should You Use?

If you’re one of the many people looking to get into 2D animation, or are considering updating your workflow, you might be wondering: What’s the best software to use? The most common debate in the 2D realm is Toon Boom vs. Flash. In this article we’ll look at two of the biggest contenders. Toon Boom Harmony and Adobe Animate CC (the modern incarnation of Flash). Background First […]

Compare Versions: What’s New in Adobe CC 2020 vs. Older Releases

Last week at the annual MAX conference, Adobe launched the new 2020 release of Creative Cloud – and everyone wants to know what’s new, what’s different, and what’s changed between CC 2020 and the previous CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC 2013, or 2012’s Creative Suite 6?  Or more to the point, what are the key new features and […]