Adobe Creative Suite 6 Illustrator product manager Brenda Sutherland raves about the totally-new 25th anniversary edition of the drawing software, encouraging all users to enjoy its impressive speed and Creative Cloud access.

Please listen to this brief interview, for a total time of under five minutes.

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Nemo attends media event in San Jose, California. Photos with captions below. Interviews with Illustrator and InDesign CS6 Creative Suite product managers to follow.

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ArtText 2 – Review

On November 20, 2008, in Review, by Donny Yankellow

ArtText 2
Company: BeLight Software

Price: $39.95

Do you want a cool logo for your business card? or a fancy button for your website? but can’t afford the high end programs like Photoshop or Illustrator to create them? or maybe you don’t have the skills to make one from scratch If so ArtText 2 by BeLight Software allows you to do just that for a lot less money ($39.95).

ArtText allows you to make a logo, button for your website, funky text designs and more with a few clicks of the mouse. Once you have those parts of the design done you can apply numerous textures, patterns, and even make the design have a 3D look to it.  the amount of materials you can apply to your design for a dimensional look is impressive. From glass to metal to “artistic” you’ll find something that works for you.

Just because the name implies a Text/Font program there are more than fonts in ArtText 2. If you don’t consider yourself artistic there are over 200 pre-made designs that you can start with.  Pick a design, change the text or color or materials, save, and you’re done.

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The Greatest Macintosh Application of All Time

On September 24, 2002, in Opinion, by Beth Lock

Recently John Nemerovski posted a message to the My Mac Staff asking what everyone thought was the greatest Mac app ever. The question prompted an immediate response from everyone, which has now turned into a group effort that you will find below.

ClarisWorks/AppleWorks – the kitchen sink of Macintosh apps
By Ralph J. Luciani

When the gang at My Mac Online came up with the idea of a collective article on what we thought was the most outstanding Macintosh application, the suggestions grew faster than the offspring of procreating rabbits. My choice is purely personal and it is AppleWorks – formerly known as ClarisWorks.

Ten years ago when I first started to use a computer it was an abandoned Mac Classic. Times were tough and my primary job had been reduced to a three-day week. In order to survive I took on a second job with a contractor specializing in renovations. My new boss had received the Mac as part payment of a debt and the original all-in-one Classic was gathering dust in a closet because no one knew how to use it. Without any instructions I plugged it in and played with this fascinating “toy.” The only application that was installed was ClarisWorks. My hit and miss introduction garnered more hits than misses and I marveled at the easy to use computer and this amazing multi-faceted piece of software.

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