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DT&G:   Vol. 17, Number 7,   July, 2007   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

Dive into June & Summer

Where ever you go this summer, it's easy enough to take along DTG and dive into all sorts of cool stuff in the visual arts field. Here's just a sampling of what's in store for you...

Photoshop Watercolor Filter

Photoshop watercolor filter Sooner or later, you're going to have a photograph that suggests an artistic treatment. Photoshop expert Roger Pring joins us to give you some starter points on... Photoshop's Artistic Watercolor Filter

Transforming Vector Objects

Photoshop  911 One Photoshop 911 forum reader asked why the round corners distort when transforming the shape. The key to changing the aspect ratio of a shape is an old Illustrator rule: move the anchors, don't stretch the shape. This makes it easy to Transform Vector Objects in Photoshop

Predict CMYK Color with Confidence

TintbookRemember, we told you about Tintbooks last year... today, print manager Joyce Dalman writes about the comprehensive CMYK Graphic Design Tool for building the color you want using CMYK so you can Predict Color with Confidence

Warping Images in Photoshop

Photoshop  911 With Adobe Photoshop's Warp tools you can make an image adhere to almost any surface or shape using the custom warp mesh -- or select from an array of pre-defined warp shapes like arches and flags to Warp Images in Photoshop

Beach Blankets and Business

Ty Freyvogel You'd love to spend a week lounging on the beach with your family. Problem is, you're an entrepreneur with no time for such frivolities. Right? Wrong! Ty Freyvogel shares six summer suggestions for entrepreneurs who want to pursue profits and still have a life

Growling Gut Instincts

Stacey DyerStacey Dyer, TripleFrog LLC, picked up on our several articles in our business department and relates her frustrations with employment in the graphic design field. It began with a need to make some changes and ended in a lesson On Changing Jobs & Email Etiquette

Position your Site, Visually

Web Critique A web designer wonders why his site isn't keeping many visitors. Fred illustrates how you can't keep visitors if you squash their curiosity the first moment they arrive. This isn't about "appeal" ... it's about Visual Positioning

Dive into Summer Reading at the Designers' Bookshelf...

Time to catch up! Dive into
Photoshop with: Photoshop CS3 for Nature Photographers * Photoshop CS3 For Dummies * Photoshop CS3 Workflow, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workflow
* Digital Photography including field guides for the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100, and Canon Speedlite System
* Design & DTP there's an all new Print Production Handbook and the awesome Visual Selling: Capture the Eye and the Customer Will Follow
* Graphics explosion of 3D books for Maya, SolidWorks, Facial Modeling and Visual Effects, and in the
* Business Department we feature How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm, Second Edition
. . . all happening at the Design Bookshelf

Review: Epson R260 Printer

George EngelA little wit and common sense as author and computer guru George Engel, asks:
      WHY WOULD A GRAPHICS-WISE GUY throw away a perfectly good Photo Printer that's getting 5740 x 1440 dpi pictures?
Well, you'll just have to read his review of the Epson R260 Printer

How to Write End User Agreements

Adriana Iordan Whenever you install software on a computer, you will have to face the inevitable: agreeing to the EULA (End User License Agreement). Avengate.com's Adriana Iordan will help you write a more effective EULA. How to Write End User Agreements

60-Seconds: Washington to London

Google In this 60-Second window, I was astonished by Google the other morning... here's a look at my humorous discovery that Google Maps does indeed render the shortest distance... even if a bit impractical!

The camera that plays games

DXG 589V digital camcorder Quite frankly, we didn't believe this new camera until we actually played some games! The new DXG 589V has added the ability to become the Gameboy of the family along with 5mpx photos, video, audio recording, and even MP3 playback. It's the perfect family vacation companion... DXG-589V, digital camera/camcorder plays games

60-Seconds: Protect yourself from yourself...

Online Gambling Do you gamble online? An old internet controversy is rearing its ugly head again. Who should be protected? The user or the purveyor -- the line is drawn in the sand between the pros and cons of online gambling...

Removing Difficult Backgrounds in Photoshop

Katrin Eismann Before you ask "How do I remove the background" ... or "How do I select delecate hair?" read this tutorial for selecting fine images, delicate objects, wispy hair, and removing the background to replace it with a totally different image. Selecting hair and fine details in Photoshop

& 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 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!

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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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Got Photoshop Questions? Who do you call?

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

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