Topaz InFocus

Topaz Labs’ reputation for easy-to-use and effective plug-ins for Photoshop makes them a favorite developer for a lot of photographers and designers—myself included—but while their latest addition, InFocus, is great in theory, it requires more experience and finesse to produce the results in the same ways as its siblings.

Strata Enfold 3D CX

This product’s tools make the creation of packaging extremely intuitive, allowing designers of all levels to create folded 3D designs directly in Adobe Illustrator.

Continuum Cartoon Look

While they’re not new to the plug-in market, Boris FX has released their own take on cartoon filters. The Boris Continuum Unit: Cartoon Look breaks out four filters from the larger plug-in package Continuum Complete.

Digieffects FreeForm AE

After Effects has had z-space for what seems like forever and you can do a lot with it, but it’s limited to the point that many people refer to it as 2.5D instead of real 3D.

CoreMelt ImageFlow FX V2.2

The best tools are the least sexy, and CoreMelt ImageFlow FX is a perfect example.

FusionCharts for Dreamweaver Designer Edition

If Dreamweaver is your main website-development tool, you’ll want to give FusionCharts for Dreamweaver a test run.

CtrlChanges Pro

CtrlChanges Pro helps keep your text tracking under control by showing you exactly what’s been modified in your InDesign CS3 and CS4 files.

Digital Juice Fonts

Digital Juice Fonts is a new multivolume collection of layered graphic fonts that can be endlessly customized and used in all of your print, video, and Web projects.

ProScale ID

The purpose of ProScale ID, a plug-in for InDesign CS–CS4, is that it lets you resize a multipage document with control over what gets scaled, and how.

Portraiture 2

With Imagenomic Portraiture 2, there’s a balance of smoothness and color to the output. While it can do more than just correct images, it can be overkill if not used judiciously.

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