May: Design Graduation & More Color
May signals the end of most school years. So for all the young designers, illustrators and visual artists graduating, we say congratulations! This month is an action-packed month of tips and advice for anyone -- especially you graduates -- embarking on a career in graphic design. We have several noted authorities, as well as some seasoned veterans who send along their advice on getting started.
Major Event: Removing Backgrounds with Katrin Eismann
This is the ultimate tutorial for selecting fine images, delicate objects, wispy hair, and removing the background to replace it with a totally different image. This is the absolute best, anywhere when you have questions about Selecting hair and fine details in Photoshop
Designers talk about Freelancing
Sooner or later where there are graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, or other creative practitioners, question always come up: how much to charge, how to get new work, should I broker printing, where should I go for help? Designers talk about freelancing
Essential tips for Freelancers
Following our series of tips and advice for freelancing, we discovered one listee excelling in the field of web design, with this important advice, and a delightful web site and blog to back it up. Here, Lori Leach-Forster shares her Tips For Freelancing.
Interview: Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union
Sara Horowitz founded Working Today to meet the needs of the new, independent workforce -- which became the Freelancers Union, to deliver benefits to independent workers in New York City's Silicon Alley. This interview courtesy of Sessions.edu Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union
Creating Information Architecture
Author Ivy Hastings shares her insights into building information architecture -- the easy and best way! The beauty of her technique is that you don't need an Information Architect for Creating Information Architecture
Color Palettes in Design
The art of color is a difficult art to learn, and apply. So many people today think they can design a pleasing color palette, but really cannot. But one thing they can do -- seek out the fabulous Art Nouveau design and ornament period for an unlimited wellspring of ideas for Color Palettes in Design
Made with FontFont: Type for Independent Minds
by Erik Spiekerman & Jan Middendrop is a spectacular book that will thrill anyone involved in the visual arts! I haven't seen a book that is (seriously) this much fun to look at and thrum through since Leslie Cabarga's Logo, Font & Lettering Bible. This is one that no self-respecting graphic designer should be without! Made with FontFont: Type for Independent Minds
Using Numbers in the proper Case
With the new typography fonts now include several sets of numbers to be used in different areas of your documents. David Bergsland shares some expert advice on Using Numbers in the proper Case
Setting Angel Snares
You've finally decided to take the plunge and start your own business. The only problem is your bank account. You don't have quite the amount you'll need to make a successful run as an entrepreneur. Not to worry! Entrepreneurial expert Ty Freyvogel shares what you can do with Ten Tips for Appealing to Angel Investors
60-Seconds: Giving up on Google
In my own search for answers about Google's AdSense sharp decline, I ran across Sramana Mitra, a bright, young author associated with MIT and internet marketing strategies, who has graciously provided this article for all our benefit. She explains why she is Giving up on Google
Getting Popular: DTG Discussion Forums
DTG readers are discovering the pleasures of schmoozing with other designers in the DTG Discussion Forums...
* Introduce yourself in the Design Caf� Introductions
* Get your web site reviewed or critiqued in the Website Review Forum
* Introduce your friends and readers to Cool Stuff you've found
* Get help, share tips, or just chat about design and publishing!
Editor's Choice Books for May...
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
This month's &Else includes: lots of new archive clip art in the Publishers Warehouse. (Readers know where to find the link!)
PLUS: I-SPY Prevention Act of 2007 * Print with any printer in the world * Travel and PHOTOGRAPHY Off the Charts * PitStop with Adobe Acrobat 8 support * New Life for Old Photos and a half dozen more! &Else!
The Photoshop Pros come out
Photoshop Pro Andrei Doubeovski of SimplePhotoshop.com fame has fired-up the tips & tricks guns in the Photoshop 911 help department, sharing real-world solutions for reader problems. If you use Photoshop, then you'll want to check out how we're providing answers for all kinds of Photoshop emergencies!
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
- Graphic Design: Selecting a Color Palette Expert Advice from a Color Consultant
- Web Design: Do colors influence web site visitors? with Designing Woman Adriana Iordan
- Editor's Choice: The Practical Guide to Information Design
- Designing Women: Veerle Pieters fresh Illustrations and lively blog
- Photoshop: Carving in Wood tutorial
- Photoshop: Changing Colors to show the client the finished job.
- Photoshop: clipping paths makes the hole where the background shows through!
- Photoshop: Saving an old, faded photo with nothing but adjustment layers
- News: Adobe's Onslaught of CS3 Products
- Business: How To Be A Publicity Designer with Shaun Crowley
- Web Design:Web Site Critiques Are you smarter than a 5th Grader
- Designing Women: Revisited
- Designing Women: Amy Dresser
- Designing Women: Meet Marian Bantjes
- Photoshop: Remove Background, Save Shadows Load a little luminosity!
- Photoshop: Montage Making Masks Layer Mask -- merging photos
- Web Design: Put the HEX on a GIF Setting HEX for GIF format graphics
- Interview: Dave Taylor... Gameful Art video game producer
- Web Site Critiques: You Know Your Web Site Sucks if ...
- Design Books: Bruchures in a Box
- Review: All-in-one Digital Camera You'll like these...
- Photoshop: Best ways to watermark all your photos
- Photoshop: Put an image into type
- Photoshop: Painting into a Layer Mask to Reveal Image.
- Type: Picture Font with Heart
- Photoshop: Remove the White Background from Graphics
- Web Design: Web Site Critiques
- Printing: supplying artwork to printers
- Printing: The Press Check with Laura Schwamb
- BEST: Natural Media Plug-ins for Photoshop & Photoshop Elements
- BEST: Favorites from 2006 Designers talk about products
- DTP: Gradient Paragraph Rules with InDesign expert, David Bergsland
- DTP: 14 most common eBook design mistakes with DTP expert, Roger C. Parker
- Business: 9 Tips On Getting Paid For Your Work with graphics veteran Dan Antonelli
- Business: How To Write Marketing Copy That Sells Your Freelance Design Services
- Photoshop: Photoshop Upgrade Madness... all the links that are fit to print
- Photoshop: Photo Collage for the Holidays
- Photoshop: watermarking your files in Elements
- Type: Gallo Fleuron Ornaments
- Photoshop: Photoshop Holiday Madness
- Review: Flash Slideshows with Pixtivity
- Type: Favorite Holiday Fonts
- Business: 15 things to get done before the end of the year!
- Business: PART 2: How to boost your freelancing job opportunities
- Business: Preparing Artwork for Printing
- Special Event: Photoshop in the Andy Warhol style
- Photoshop: Old-time Engraving Effect plugin
- Fonts & Type: Superb Dingbats Ornaments Sets
- MORE: on the next page...
Got Photoshop Questions? Who do you call?
Visit Photoshop 911's blog -- now you can comment on posts, and even lend a helping hand where needed... who do you call?
Photoshop 911 Call ReportsHere 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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