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DT&G:   Vol. 17, Number 1,   January, 2007   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

Designing the New Year... 2007

BEST OF 2006
DTG and the Design Bookshelf select the Books Of The Year for designers, visual communicators, Photoshop users, digital photography and desktop publishing -- including the Web Design Book Of The Year, Most Creative and Best Value in web design published during 2006... in the Design Bookshelf

Introducing the DTG Discussion Forums

Read about it in this month's newsletter

BEST Natural Media Plug-ins

Akvis vs Alien Skin Hardly a week goes buy without someone writing in for a quick, easy way of converting digital photos or Photoshop images into art. Most frequently they ask about pencil or pen and ink sketches. This year's BEST IMAGE EDITING software is a draw between Akvis and Alien Skin natural media plug-ins

Designers Share "BEST" products & the Holidays

BESTThis month designers reflect on holiday design and list Alien Skin's Blow-Up, iView Multimedia, XPlorer2, Ventura Publisher, SOHO Organizer, iStockPhoto and DreamsTime stock photo houses as their Favorites from 2006.

Using gradient paragraph rules

David BergslandThis time, David Bergsland, resident InDesign expert, recalls one of the unique features of InDesign -- the ability to make gradient strokes -- and then puts them to work building Gradient Paragraph Rules

(NEW) Photoshop Madness

Photoshop MadnessYES, it's time again for Adobe to relieve you of some more money -- of course, you have lots left over after the holidays, right? It's "YAP" (Yet Another Photoshop upgrade) time ... and all the links that are fit to see are in this month's Photoshop Madness

12 most common eBook design mistakes

Roger Parker The Dean of Desktop Publishing, Roger C. Parker returns with this tutorial to help make your electronic publications attention-getting, attractive, and easy to read... all part of his recent book Design to Sell 14 most common eBook design mistakes

Getting Paid

You may think you're just designing a logo -- but Dan Antonelli returns to point out it's really a lot more than that; and he shares his 9 Tips On Getting Paid For Your Work

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 zeros in on the key elements to selling your serivces with this tutorial: How To Write Marketing Copy That Sells Your Freelance Design Services

& 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 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 forums

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