New Curvature Pen tool to be added to photoshop

With a major new release of Creative Cloud expected later this year, Adobe has revealed a new and improved version of Illustrator’s Curvature Tool for Photoshop CC, which is designed to make drawing much easier. A short video posted on Adobe’s official YouTube channel ( shows the new Curvature Pen tool in action. The pen … Read more →

ViewSonic adds 27-inch 4K UHD Monitor to its VP Series

ViewSonic, a leading global provider of visual-solution products, has unveiled its VP2785-4K – a 27-inch 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD – 3,840 x 2,160 pixels) monitor that “delivers precise and consistent colour representation and performance to ensure incredible image quality,” said the company. Built for colour-critical applications, the ViewSonic VP2785-4K ensures vibrant and intense colour reproduction, “making … Read more →

Quark’ new release of its Content Automation Platform includes major productivity enhancements

Quark Software has announced significant new updates to its content automation platform. The new release, the second major update in 2017, adds major enhancements to content management and web-based content review, including the ability to assemble and manage PowerPoint slides at a component level. Quark’s content automation platform enables designers, business users and editorial teams … Read more →

BenQ releases new PD2500Q engineer-calibrated colour monitor

BenQ America (Costa Mesa, CA) an international provider of visual display solutions, has unveiled its professional, factory-calibrated PD Series Design Monitor by releasing the new PD2500Q display. Ideal for graphic design, photography, CAD/CAM, animation and video post-production professionals, the new colour monitor is the first in the series that will be individually calibrated by factory … Read more →

Cacidi releases new automation software to help designers create charts faster and easier

The creation of various types of charts has always posed a time-consuming headache for many creatives and graphic designers. Cacidi Systems (Copenhagen, Denmark), a leading software developer of design-driven automated graphic production, has released a new solution for faster and easier creation and editing of charts, directly in an Adobe InDesign CC document. Automated creation … Read more →

Northplains announces integration with ShotFlow One to streamline creative workflow

Toronto-based Northplains has announced an integration partnership with Shotflow One from Capture Integration, to accelerate campaign creative processes. Northplains is a leader in Digital Asset Management software offering cloud-based and on-premise solutions that help marketers manage visual content and streamline production. The result of this application-level integration, said Northplains, is a more seamless workflow that … Read more →

Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer prize winners announced

Rakuten Kobo (Toronto) has announced this year’s Emerging Writer Prize recipients. The best new Canadian writers of debut books in the Literary Fiction, Speculative Fiction, and Non-Fiction categories each received a $10,000 (CAD) cash prize as well as promotional, marketing and communications support to help launch their careers. And the winners are….. The Literary Fiction prize … Read more →