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ALDUS FREEHAND TEAMS UP WITH RAY DREAM'S ADDDEPTH

 SEATTLE, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corporation (NASDAQ: ALDC) today announced that it is joining with Ray Dream, Inc. to offer two joint promotions in the U.S. and Canada for Aldus FreeHand 3.11, its graphic-design and illustration software program, and Ray Dream Inc.'s addDepth, a PostScript 3-D application.
 The first promotion, available immediately through Aldus, allows registered owners of Aldus FreeHand 3.11 for the Macintosh to order addDepth for a special, limited-time price of $99 (U.S.). This represents a 45 percent saving off the suggested retail price of $179.
 A retail bundle promotion is also available through Mac Warehouse. Under this promotion, anyone who purchases Aldus FreeHand 3.11 through Mac Warehouse will receive addDepth free of charge. This special offer is available immediately and runs through Sept. 30, 1993.
 According to Cliff Chirls, graphics products director for Aldus Corporation, "Aldus' partnership with Ray Dream will give us a competitive advantage over the Illustrator/Dimensions bundle. Ray Dream's addDepth is extremely well integrated with Aldus FreeHand, and the bundle provides the power and flexibility of a leading draw and illustration package with the added capability of 3-D graphics."
 "We are really pleased to partner with Aldus in bringing addDepth to Aldus FreeHand users," said Eric Hautemont, Ray Dream president and CEO. "Aldus' unique presence in and grasp of the illustration, page layout, and presentation graphics markets make them the ideal partner for Ray Dream."
 Aldus FreeHand 3.11 is design and illustration software that simulates the traditional working environment and real-world methods of the professional designer and illustrator. It is the first PostScript-compatible illustration package to provide pressure-sensitive drawing, the ability to work and edit in full color, unlimited layers, and multiple levels of undo.
 Ray Dream's addDepth creates depth and perspective effects for type and line art. With its PostScript-file format, addDepth can be easily used with desktop publishing, presentation, and drawing software. Users type or draw directly in addDepth or import vector-based art from popular applications. Depth and perspective are automatically generated by addDepth, and artwork can be edited in popular drawing programs or placed in any Macintosh application.
 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
 Aldus FreeHand 3.11 for the Macintosh has a suggested retail price of $595 (U.S.). To purchase a standalone version of Aldus FreeHand or obtain more information on this special offer, customers in the United States and Canada can call Aldus Customer Services at 206-628-2320. To order or obtain more information about addDepth or other Ray Dream products, customers in the United States and Canada can call Ray Dream Inc. at 800-846-0111.
 Ray Dream's mission is to design, develop, and market graphics tools that bring a new perspective to color publishing. Ray Dream focuses on developing drawing tools for the creative professional which simplify the creation of real-world, 3-D effects for graphics. Among the company's products are Ray Dream Designer, addDepth, and JAG, which customers have used for such projects as magazine covers, annual reports, interactive multimedia presentations, advertisements, and architectural renderings.
 Aldus Corporation creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. The company focuses on three main lines of business: applications for the professional publishing and prepress markets; applications for the general consumer market; and service and support programs for professional end-users. Aldus has subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim serving a worldwide network of dealers and distributors.
 Aldus, the Aldus logo, and Aldus FreeHand are registered trademarks of Aldus Corporation. Ray Dream, addDepth, Ray Dream Designer, and JAG are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ray Dream Inc. Other corporate and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of other companies and are used only for explanation and to the owners' benefit without intent to infringe.
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 /CONTACT: Belinda Young of Aldus Corp., 206-386-8819/
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