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DT&G:   Vol. 16, Number 12,   December, 2006   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

Designing the Holidays

November... now is the time many people are feverishly putting together holiday promotions... this month we'll enjoy some idea-starters and cool resources for doing beautiful graphic arts for December. Read more in the Editor's Column for December

NOTE: The Publishers' Warehouse Holiday Gifts is officially open... have fun!
... and you can click here to see our most popular holiday articles

Photoshop Photo Collage

Who can resist a photo of Santa and the kids? Well, to answer some Photoshop 911 questions about photo collage, Fred makes up a nice gag-gift holiday card putting grown kids on Santa's lap. Follow along as we use Photoshop for the Holidays

Photoshop Holiday MadnessPhotoshop Madness

Photoshop MadnessOkay... so it's the holiday season and you're not really sure what to give the folks... or your friends... or the Pizza guy -- but if you've got Photoshop... mugshots, Caricatures, the Cucoloris ("Cookie") Effect, Mask Tutorial, Scaling Photos in Elements -- plus: Stupid Question of the Month, Pro of the Month, and Stupid Photoshop Web Pages all in Photoshop Holiday Madness

Watermarking in Photoshop Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements Many readers ask questions about automating various functions in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This short tutorial answers the frequent question about watermarking. It's easy, and we also provide a semi-automated trick for those who want added control over watermarking your files in Elements

Type: Fleuron Ornaments... for the Holidays

Gallo FontsHere comes Gerald Gallo with yet another ornamental font -- Fleuron Ornaments, perfect for everything from letterheads to logos to wallpaper gift wrap! from antique flowers to Art Nouveau ornaments to modern-day swirls... Gallo Fleuron Ornaments ANTI SPAM - JUST DON'T CLICK

Design Quiz: Questions for Designers

Anne-Marie Concepcion Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepcion wrote about "Telling Questions" prospective design employers may ask the job applicant. Some of the questions are obvious -- others not -- so, we teamed up with Anne-Marie to find out if YOU know the answers to these Questions for Designers. Then Fred took it a step further and challenges you to pass the freshman digital graphics test.

Review: Flash Slideshows with Pixtivity

Have you ever said something like this, "I love how they did that! I wish I knew how to create Flash slide shows but I just don't have the time to learn?" Follow along as Mim McConnell shows you how easy it really is to make cool Flash Slideshows with Pixtivity

Type: Favorite Holiday Fonts

Holidy FontsLet's revisit a series of fonts that are perfect for the holidays, ... the Ornaments Font, Goudy Medieval, BlackChancery, Harrington, ToneAndDebs, and, of course snow-capped IGLOO round out some cool Holiday Fonts

15 things to get done before the end of the year!

Ty FreyvogelIf you're like most business owners, you've got a huge list of "to-dos" that stay perpetually on the back burner -- entrepreneurial expert Ty Freyvogel says it's time to tackle that back burner list with a vengeance, and shares these 15 things to get done before the end of the year!

Business: How to boost your freelancing job opportunities

shaun crowleyLast month's advice from Shaun Crowley is a best-practice promotion for all freelance artists. Now Shaun examines some ideas for artists who want to go a step further.PART 2: How to boost your freelancing job opportunities and increase your fee on every project

Preparing Artwork for Printing

PrintingRob Cubbon, graphic designer and printing expert in the UK shares these important tips for preparing your graphic arts for printing. This is a perfect print primer for beginners to intermediates in graphics-to-print activities. Preparing Artwork for Printing

& ELSE...

DTGThis month's &Else includes: lots of new clip art and holiday goodies for you in the Publishers Warehouse. (Readers know where to find the link!)
      PLUS: Free QuarkXPress Tools * Magic Sharpener * GoMom tips, file transfers * Better Color, Password For Safety * Swiss Army Knife for Color * Restore Deleted iPod Files * Picture Roller: ultimate picture manager. The December newsletter for subscribers will be mailed after the 2nd of Dec. &Else!


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Photoshop Questions Need Answers

Photoshop 911 has been overwhelmed with questions from readers -- looking for answers! If you are a Photoshop guru, we urge you to stop in and tackle some of the many Photoshop and Photoshop Elements questions from the Photoshop 911 Help Line. Help us Answer Questions from Readers


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Photoshop 911 Call Reports

Here comes this month's batch of reports from the Photoshop 911 call line. The most interesting is how one user solves the problem of removing the background from multiple shots of a rotating product for a 3D video... there are seven others, and you'll want to read them all:
In the Photoshop 911 FAQ department

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