Markzware Plug-Ins

Updated Workflow Plug-Ins The PDF2DTP plug-in converts PDFs into either InDesign or to QuarkXPress files (the InDesign and Quark versions are separate purchases). It has been updated for InDesign CC and is currently available only for the Macintosh. The plug-in hasn’t been updated to support InDesign CC for Windows or for QuarkXPress 10 on either [...]

Working with Video in Edge Animate

In this tutorial, Tom Green goes over how to import video files into Edge Animate. Using the new Video tab in the Animate Library, users can import their video formats and set video playback options like autoplay, loop, and display video controls. Because this is html5, users need to be sure to include video formats (.mp4, .webm, and .ogv) that work across different browsers, like Firefox and Opera.

The Padcaster

iPad as Mobile Video Production Studio Video production on the iPad has come a long way. Such apps as FiLMic Pro, Pinnacle Studio, and a host of portable lighting and audio solutions have ushered in a new level of professional production capabilities and applications. Figuring out how to use all this gear in tandem with [...]

Improvements to Edge Reflow CC

There were many feature improvements in the new Edge Reflow CC update. These include; the new Elements Panel, the ability to create Pages, new Font options, creating Multiple-state Buttons, and the Code Export feature. Follow along with Tom Green as he goes over these new features in Edge Reflow.

DxO Optics Pro 9

DxO Labs has once again upgraded its flagship image editor, DxO Optics Pro. Version 9 has a redesigned interface, a unique noise-reduction feature, better DxO Smart Lighting capabilities, new visual presets, and improved export tools.

PDF2ID v4

PDF2ID has come a long way since version 2 was last reviewed in Layers magazine (September/October 2009, p. 93). The new version 4 is exclusively for InDesign CC, although the previous version is available for InDesign CS4–CS6.

Export SpriteSheets from Flash to Edge Animate

The new Adobe CC update has made it easier than ever to move sprite sheets between Flash and Edge Animate. Simply use the Generate SpriteSheet option from Flash and Import the SpriteSheet and EAS file generated along with it into Animate.

Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster

The Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster by ExpoImaging is an optically engineered lens that’s designed to make your camera’s pop-up flash up to 8x brighter.

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