ADOBE Systems has announced Chinese versions of the its three major applications: Photoshop 3.0C, PageMaker 5.0C and Illustrator 5.0C. The products are available for Apple's Power Macintosh series of computers. Photoshop is still the leader in image manipulation and it will please local artists to know they will now be able to take advantage of all the new features included in Photoshop 3.0, in a Chinese language version. The biggest advantage of Photoshop is that it now allows users to manipulate images in multiple layers. Photoshop uses a 'smart' install procedure that detects the processor of the host machine and then installs either the 68000 series version or the PowerPC version. Now that Aldus and Adobe have combined, PageMaker comes from the same house. Version 5.0C was previously available only for the 68000 machines but this new version will run on the PowerMacs. In fact, both versions are supplied on a single compact disc-read-only memory (CD-ROM). This new version of PageMaker, according to Adobe, has many new features specifically tailored to the handling of double-byte characters. It includes automatic double-byte kerning and a Set Font Editor that enables the user to determine which font is selected when switching between one-and two-byte systems. The third package is Adobe Illustrator 5.0C, which has proved a success with designers and illustrators for many years. Version 5 includes features that were previously not present, such as editing a drawing in preview mode. According to Adobe, Photoshop 3.0C should be available at the end of June at $6,980. PageMaker 5.0C should be available by the end of May at $6,980. Upgrades for any Chinese version of PageMaker will be $780. Illustrator 5.0C is expected to be available by the end of June at $4,640. Upgrades from previous English versions will be $1,560.