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Excel Stylesheets: Cell Styles and Smart Art, Drawing, Graphics, Picture and Chart Tools

You may have used Excel for years without delving into Styles (or stylesheets). We’re going to cover Cell Styles, and Smart Art, Drawing, Graphics, Picture, and Chart Tools.

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Aurora HDR 2019 review: A vast array of HDR effects from photorealistic to fanciful

Specialty Mac app designed for people who seek a way to produce powerful HDR images.

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Luminar 3 review: A viable alternative to Adobe Lightroom

If you're a photographer seeking a powerful, traditionally licensed photo editing and asset-management package, Skylum Software's Luminar may be what you need.

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The old guard of Mac indy apps has thrived for more than 25 years

BBEdit and other popular indy Mac apps have been around for over 25 years. Here are insights from over a century of development of Mac apps from four long-term developers.

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 review: Popular features reach new levels for a streamlined workflow

New features, improvements to current features, and interface tweaks make Photoshop better than ever.

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CyberLink PhotoDirector 10 Ultra review: Intriguing alternative to consumer Mac photo editors

Several features distinguish PhotoDirector 10 Ultra from its competitors in the consumer-level photo editing space. It offers a fun, intriguing take on various advanced and novel photographic techniques.

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PhotoBulk 2 review: Swiss Army knife for Mac batch image processing

An easy-to-use Mac utility to resize, optimize, rename, convert, or add text, image, date stamp and script watermarks to multiple photos in a snap.

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Corel Painter 2019 review: Corel gets back to basics with an interface- and performance-centric upgrade

If performance or usability are issues for your workflow, the new Painter will likely be worth the price to ease the creation process.

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Adobe Photoshop on iPad? This ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ artist is ready for the revolution

Adobe says Photoshop will come to iPads in 2019, and visual development artist Lizzie Nichols is excited about the potential.

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Adobe Creative Cloud: Pricing, discounts, and free trials for Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, and more

Adobe Creative Cloud offers an extensive list of free trials, price plans, and discounts—we break down what's available to help you find the right package.

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Mother’s Day gift: Create a photo book in Apple Photos for Mac

Mother’s Day is May 13. Get your order in now to make sure it arrives on time.

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iPhone Photos app: 8 cool features you should be using

Make GIFs, salvage blurry photos, and label your friends with some of the lesser-known Photos features for iPhone.

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Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind review: An affordable alternative for pro Photoshop users

Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind is a modern and more powerful rethink of the company’s affordable image editing software, with a few version 1.0 snags.

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Astropad Studio review: Use your iPad Pro as a digitizer for your Mac

Astropad Studio is an impressive way to incorporate pen input into Mac drawing or image editing.

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 review: Photo editor gets into the AI spirit with a solid grip on emerging tech

Photoshop’s updates and new features reflect a profound thought process about meeting changing user needs.

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Photoshop Elements 2018 is 30 percent off right now

Multiple retailers are selling the latest version of Photoshop Elements 2018 for $70 instead of $100.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 review: Photo editor focuses on automation and artificial intelligence

Photoshop Elements 2018 gives users new ways to jazz up mundane snapshots for sharing with friends, family, and social media pals.

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Apple Photos 3: The changes, new features, and improvements you should know about

The High Sierra update to Photos cleans up interface messes, a welcome array of changes and enhancements.

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