Here in the studio we often use Adobe programs to design and make our pop-ups. We use Photoshop to scan and work with the art, Illustrator to draw die lines and place the art, and InDesign to lay out type for the books. The programs are super useful, and we are always discovering new tools or commands that make our lives much easier! It doesn't help that Adobe adds new features with every new suite that comes out.
Well, I was checking out Gizmodo today and they had a post about this new feature Adobe has just announced for Photoshop CS5. This should definitely help in the rare cases that we are cutting up photos or flat art to turn into pop-ups...that is if we can figure out how to use the tool properly!
Looks like we'll be able to literally tie images into knots!