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Review: Adobe Premiere Elements 11 offers an easy, fast, and simple take on video editing

Next to Apple's iMovie '11, Premiere Elements 11 is about the same, a little bit more, a little prettier, and easier to use.

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Review: Photoshop Elements 11 updates interface, editing tools

Friendlier interface, stylish new guided edits, and a simpler path to tough selections make this a great upgrade.

Adobe unveils Edge Tools & Services for Web creation

Adobe launches a new family of Web creation tools to kick off its Create the Web worldwide tour.

iOS App Review: Layout brings collages into the iPad age

Layout is a photo-editing app that allows you to create and share digital photo layouts.

Adobe unleashes Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition for Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud subscribers get a special deal for the iPad content creation tool.

Review: Kowala iPad easel and lapboard

With all this talk lately of smaller and lighter iPads, you have to stop and wonder why someone would create a shell that makes the current iPad not only bigger, but heavier. Yet that's exactly what Documont has done with the Kowala, an iPad lapboard for artists and workers alike -- and it's surprisingly good, too.

Stylus Shoot-Out: Finding the best sketching stylus

Serenity Caldwell has tested a lot of styluses. (And we mean a lot.) Now she's pitting them head-to-head in a series of challenges. In the latest installment, she looks at which stylus is the best for sketching and drafting.

The Hand Glider is a perfect no-frills solution for palm rejection on the iPad

Perhaps no tool will make artists feel more at home on the iPad than the Hand Glider, a lightweight sleeve for your wrist and pinky that prevents your skin from triggering multitouch gestures or wayward marks while using a stylus. By outward appearance alone, the glove looks a little silly, but its function far outweighs its design quirks.

The Jot Flip stylus/pen combo gets the pen right

The latest addition to Adonit's family of disc styluses for iOS devices, the Jot Flip seeks to fill the stylus/pen niche treasured by those still chained to paper and pen. And while it shares a few stylus flaws with its Adonit siblings, it gets the pen right.

The Hand Stylus is innovative, but not quite worthy of a high-five

The $30 Hand Stylus, which started out life as a Kickstarter project, gets points for innovation with its retractable 4mm nib, but it may displease those who like writing softly on their device.

Adonit's Jot Touch pressure-sensitive iPad stylus shows incredible promise

Adonit's Jot Touch may be the best iPad stylus yet, although the way the apps handle its pressure-sensitivity data could use some work.

Paper by FiftyThree for iPad

Paper, created by design studio Fiftythree, may be one of my favorite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad. But sadly the app as-is has a few major flaws that make it exceedingly frustrating to work with.

Wacom's Intuos5 touch interface gives this graphics tablet a distinctive edge

Three compelling features put the Wacom Intuos5 at the top of any artist's shopping list: design, software, and touch.

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Joy Factory styluses are solid, but not exceptional

The Joy Factory's two styluses, the Monet and the DaVinci, offer a taste of the range of nib styluses currently on the market. The Monet is an elongated model that excels for painting, but not much else; the DaVinci is a solid, all-purpose tool, but not the best available.

iFaraday fabric styluses for iOS devices are simple but sturdy

iFaraday's inexpensive line of styluses may not be the flashiest or best touchscreen pens on the market, but they get the job done. Staff editor Serenity Caldwell takes a look at the iFaraday Stylus, Artist Stylus, and RXII.

Jot Mini stylus looks good, but fails to impress

Adonit has taken a shrink ray and a steel cutter to its popular Jot stylus to produce the more diminutive Jot Mini, the company's newest offering. But though the Jot Mini is a beautifully constructed offering from Adonit, it left me wanting more in the useability department.