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DT&G:   Vol. 17, Number 5,   May, 2007   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

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

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

freelancingSooner 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

Lori Leach-ForsterFollowing 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 HorowitzSara 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 Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union

Creating Information Architecture

IvyAuthor 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

Art Nouveau Color Patterns and OrnamentsThe 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

Erik Spiekermanby 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

David Bergsland 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

Ty Freyvogel 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

60-Seconds 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´┐Ż 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...

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 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 911Photoshop Pro Andrei Doubeovski of 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!

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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?

Visit Photoshop 911's blog -- now you can comment on posts, and even lend a helping hand where needed... who do you call?

See: recent Photoshop FAQs

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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