Reviews

Packed with Tools, Red Giant's Universe 2.2 is a Must Have

May 21, 2018 at 03:09 pm by nickcharles

If your work is in video editing or motion graphics, the latest Red Giant Universe 2.2 will blow you away. Seriously, packed with 76 gpu-accelerated tools, including 11 new tr.... Read More

Book Review: Creating Stylized Characters

May 12, 2018 at 01:46 am by nickcharles

Delve into the vibrant, exciting world of character design with Creating Stylized Characters! Join professional illustrators, animators, and comic artists as they demonstrate.... Read More

2D game creation with Unity’s 2D Game Kit

May 01, 2018 at 10:00 am by nemirc

During the past years, we’ve seen Unity being greatly improved in different areas: a new tool to create cinematics, a post-processing stack, better rendering engine, imp.... Read More

Review of Dabble, Online Novel Writing Software

Apr 30, 2018 at 10:00 am by mhaase75

With April's Camp NaNoWriMo coming to a close, I'm happy to say that I'm a "winner," meaning that I finished my writing goal of 70,000 words in a month. I enjoy the rush of th.... Read More
DesignCap free online poster maker Review

DesignCap | Free Online Poster Maker Review

Apr 13, 2018 at 04:00 pm by Barbara Din

DesignCap is a website app that lets you create custom posters and flyers quickly. They claim on the front page: "DesignCap helps you turn creativity into stunning posters and.... Read More

Autodesk SketchBook for Android Review

Mar 28, 2018 at 10:30 am by Barbara Din

Last November I did a review for the desktop version of Autodesk SketchBook and was thrilled about it. This time I will do the Android version. So What's New? The first thin.... Read More

Drawspace.com Wants the World to Learn to Draw

Mar 13, 2018 at 10:00 am by mhaase75

Drawspace.com is one of the largest online art education sites on a worldwide scale, making it quite the surprise to me how relatively unknown it is. The entire site started i.... Read More

Book Review: The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide

Mar 06, 2018 at 02:02 pm by nickcharles

The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide is an expert-led handbook to help you launch, sustain, and evolve a career as an artist in the entertainment industry. With helpful insig.... Read More

Vive Audio Strap is an alternative to earbuds

Mar 02, 2018 at 11:02 am by Warlord720

I love my Vive and I enjoy my Vive but one of my peeves was having to hassle with the earplugs. Whereas you just put the Oculus Rift on, the Vive had a sort of macabre dance r.... Read More

Luminar 2018 is easy, powerful photo editing tool

Mar 02, 2018 at 10:02 am by mhaase75

Luminar 2018 is powerful photography software. With so many options for photo editing, from phone apps to immersive desktop suites, finding a program that stands out from the.... Read More

Fallout 4 VR: Gives an old favorite new life

Feb 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm by Warlord720

At $60US I initially resisted reviewing this title because that is a lot of money for an old game converted to VR. I wondered how many would spend that amount. Would it be wor.... Read More

'Black Panther' exceeds expectations

Feb 19, 2018 at 12:48 pm by Ash Michelle

Ryan Coogler brings his first, comic-inspired movie to the big screen in Black Panther. And he didn't disappoint. Overall, this was the best Marvel film I have seen. It takes.... Read More

Review: Izotope RX6 Standard Audio Repair

Jan 17, 2018 at 04:02 am by Warlord720

review For years I have used open source, free and low-cost audio tools such as Audacity and Goldwave. I will forever be a fan of Goldwave for its simplicity and the fact its.... Read More

Review: Adobe Spark and Adobe Portfolio

Jan 15, 2018 at 09:42 am by nemirc

Adobe Spark and Adobe Portfolio are two web applications that allow you to easily create pages or websites for branding or showcasing purposes. While they do not offer the pow.... Read More

Nick's Notes: Trapcode Shine 2.0

Jan 12, 2018 at 10:00 am by nickcharles

In August, Red Giant released Trapcode Suite 14, which is a fantastic set of 11 tools for motion graphics and visual effects. Including the new Trapcode Particular 3 and Trapc.... Read More

Nick's Notes: Trapcode Form 3

Jan 05, 2018 at 01:55 pm by nickcharles

In August, Red Giant released Trapcode Suite 14, which is a fantastic set of 11 tools for motion graphics and visual effects. Including the new Trapcode Particular 3 and Trapc.... Read More

Book Review: Surviving The Indiepocalypse

Jan 05, 2018 at 11:02 am by nemirc

If you follow the game development industry, you have surely noticed the exponential growth in the indie scene in the last years: Apple App Store, Google Play and even Steam a.... Read More

Review of Master Writer: Creative Writing Reference Suite

Dec 30, 2017 at 09:23 pm by mhaase75

master Writing is a constant pursuit for finding the best way to express yourself. Typically, writers have a dictionary and thesaurus handy to help in the process of composit.... Read More

Nick's Notes: Trapcode Particular 3

Dec 29, 2017 at 04:02 am by nickcharles

Red Giant is a great company because they don't just sell software for filmmakers and effects artists, but are filmmakers themselves. They enjoy what they do, and a look at.... Read More

da Vinci Jr Pro Review: Easy-to-use 3D Printer

Dec 22, 2017 at 10:02 am by Warlord720

Undeterred by the fiasco of my first foray into modern home 3D printing I once again welcomed the arrival of a 3D printer. This time I was taking no chances. I dialed down my.... Read More