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DT&G:   Vol. 17, Number 2,   February, 2007   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

February is for Lovers

Well, here are some idea starters to get your February rockin'! Later in the month, we'll celebrate Black History Month... but for now, concentrate on your significant one!

Introducing the DTG Discussion Forums

Now you can be involved with DTG and other readers like never before -- with the DTG Discussion Forums...
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Type: Hearts (Font) for your Valentine

Gallo Fonts Outline them, shade them, texturize them, or just use them to decorate your lover... just in time for Valentine's Day, check out this groovy retro-style font containing 70 heart illustrations. from... Kapitza image-based typefaces

Photoshop question of the year: Removing Backgrounds

Photoshop ElementsPhotoshop Madness This is the most frequently asked question in the Photoshop 911 emergency room: "How can I remove the white background around my logo?" We've talked about clipping paths and layer masks many, many times... just this once we wish everyone would listen and learn how to Remove the White Background from Graphics

Website Critiques

Web Critique This month we took a look at the Black Home Owner News and Creditor web sites, and came out with some happy web owners! Check'em out and get your own site reviewed in Web Site Critiques

Photoshop: Text Mask to Embossed Watermark for Photos

Photoshop MadnessA reader in the Photoshop 911 Emergency Forum wanted help making a watermark. This tutorial shows you how; plus shows you how to make a custom shape, and put it to work as a powerful custom shape tool to watermark all your photos

Photoshop: Place a picture into text

Put a picture into type A reader in the Photoshop 911 forum asks "how can i turn a picture of a dog into text" ... and since we all love dogs, we decided to demonstrate the easy way to use all versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements to Put an image into type

Photoshop: Painting into a Layer Mask to Reveal Image

convert to grayscale then paint the color back in Photoshop 911 reader L.W. restoring color to a black and white image. This basic tutorial shows you how in all image editors that use layers and layer masks for Painting into a Layer Mask to Reveal Image.

Printing: Supplying artwork to printers

Rob Cubbon, Printing Following his last entry, "Preparing your artwork", Rob Cubbon, graphic designer and printing expert in the UK now turns his sights to the next step in making sure your print job goes as planned -- supplying artwork to printers

Printing: Going on Press, 24/7

Laura Schwamb Design Mentor Sessions interview with Laura Schwamb, by Thom McKenna talking about the critical stage of any print design job where a designer works with a printer before going to press -- The Press Check

Editor's Choice Books for February...

Best books for February
This month in Photoshop: Photoshop Elements 5 For Dummies * Preventive Photoshop * Color Management in Digital Photography * Digital Restoration From Start to Finish... For Digital Camera Users: Color Correction For Digital Photographers Only * Advanced Photoshop Elements 5.0 for Digital Photographers * Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide * Digital Scrapbooking For Dummies... For Web Designers: * Dreamweaver 8 Accelerated * Web Sites All-in-One Desk Reference... and in the Graphics Department, the AutoCAD: Secrets and 3ds Max 9 Bible

& ELSE...

DTGThis month's &Else includes: lots of new clip art for Valentine's in the Publishers Warehouse. (Readers know where to find the link!)
      PLUS: FBBEdit: it doesn't suck * QuarkXPress Gold * Stimulus is Back * Site Monitoring for web developers * Web-based creative collaboration * Dynamic HTML * Automatic PDF * Automatic Repair of Font Problems * Screen Sharing for Mac * 2D/3D design * Anti-Spyware for Mac... and more&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


Got Photoshop Questions? Who do you call?

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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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