Stories by Alistair Dabbs

The third dimension

You don't always need a 3D package to cover a solid object with custom textures. Here's how to do it with Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Create rich Web content

Of all the programs in Macro­media’s Studio MX 2004 suite, Flash is the one that rings the most changes. It has historically been the most troublesome program, on account of its unique user interface, so bringing it into line with Macromedia’s new ‘H...

Corel Ventura 10.0 Desktop publishing software

PageMaker might be the program that coined the expression ‘desktop publishing’ (DTP), but the original page layout software for personal computers was, in fact, Ventura Publisher. In the mid-1980s it was developed by Xerox and ran under a pre-Windows...

Adobe LiveMotion 2.0 and Macromedia Flash MX beta

Adobe nipped at the heels of Macromedia's Flash with the animation-focused LiveMotion a couple of years ago, and is hoping to take a bigger bite with version 2.0. At the same time, Macromedia is preparing a new release of Flash - dubbed 'MX' instead ...

CyberLink PowerDirector

Entry-level video-editing software is hardly in short supply these days, but PowerDirector offers certain features that most of the competition can't. A combination of ease of use and some clever live MPEG editing sets this package apart from the res...

Ulead PhotoImpact 7.0

Ulead has upgraded its photo-editing package, creating a multitalented graphics suite for the serious digital photographer and Web designer. It now has a lot more to offer than traditional competitors such as Jasc Paint Shop Pro and newcomers such as...

Quark XPress 5.0 beta

If PageMaker started the DTP (desktop publishing) revolution back in the 1980s, it was Quark XPress that turned it mainstream for professionals. Quark has never been a company to churn out regular product upgrades just for the sake of it: the last ma...

Corel Painter 7.0

This program is without a doubt your best choice for creating original, realistic artwork. It beats Photoshop hands-down for turning photos into handpainted-effect images, and comes with all the graphics software essentials, such as layers, custom br...

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