NEC MultiSync PA242W-BK

With its 1920×1200 resolution, this 24″ AH-IPS 10-bit LCD screen provides you with enough brightness and contrast options to be accurate with anything from photos to videos to graphic design. It’s worth mentioning that NEC includes a wide variety of connectivity options for nearly any type of input.

Topaz Restyle

ReStyle from Topaz Labs makes its debut to fill that need and set the scene for creating photos with compelling richness and quality. From the familiar interface that Topaz fans know, ReStyle does what its name suggests: It allows the user to introduce seemingly limitless combinations of tones and visual styles.

Perspective Grid Enhancements in Illustrator CC

The Perspective Grid, which has been around for a while, has been improved dramatically in the latest release of Illustrator CC. So much so, it gets my vote for most improved feature in Illustrator. Why do I like it so much? The objects that are drawn on a perspective grid and the grid itself are now connected. So if you need to change the perspective of your completed drawing, you just change the grid and the whole drawing updates to your new perspective.

Smooth Skins 2

Improving upon an already outstanding set of Photoshop actions is a task that requires developers to somehow outdo themselves for their customers; however, when they respond to their end users, the results lead them to smooth sailing in the often rough seas of the creative professional products.

After Effects: Shatter Effect

In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant creates a 3D title effect using After Effects. He creates his title, then applies the shatter preset effect and tweaks the settings – calling a custom pattern to create 3D text. With the addition of a sky and cloud background, lens flare, and 3D camera, the animation becomes truly polished and professional.

Photogenic ION

Battery power for on-location shooting just got a whole lot lighter and less expensive with the recent introduction of the Photogenic ION battery.

Path Segment Reshape in Illustrator CC

The Convert Anchor Point tool in Adobe Illustrator now works to reshape path segments as well as anchor points. This makes it easier than ever to alter the shape of a selected object in ways that were never before possible.

Florabella Collection

When it comes to investing in Photoshop actions, I have three criteria: First, they have to do something substantially different than actions I already use; second, they need to allow me to customize their looks; and third, the actions should work synergistically, building on one another as part of a complete workflow solution.

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