AUGUST is BACK TO (Design) SCHOOL
Back to Design School: How much should I charge
In the Design Cafe I provided an answer to one of the most frequent questions we receive -- about pricing creative services. Whether you're a new designer, or a new freelancer, you need some basic starting points to answer the questions...
* How much should I charge??
* How do I find and get new clients?
* Lead Services: Pros & Cons
Designers tell their stories: What do you do?
DTG quite frequently receives email and inquiries from readers or students asking what it's like to be a designer. So, here are designers in the field talking about their experiences in this continuing series: Designers share insights into their jobs...
Photoshop's Photo Filter Adjustment LayerThis is one of the little known gems you'll find in Adobe's Photoshop and Photoshop Elements because it's a filter, but it's not in the filters menu. Use it when you want to change the color temperature of a photo... here's the value of Photoshop's Photo Filter Adjustment Layer
Editor's Choice: While you're reading
This book is about everything that happens while you're reading -- that's why it's this month's Editor's Choice, and why we recommend all type designers, typographers and graphic designers make sure they learn how people read as well as why... While you're reading by Gerard Unger
Back to Design School: How was it done?
Fred takes you into his graphic design classroom with a fun little exercise that will force you to get out of your box and into the realm of creative thinking. Then he asks you to do some analysis -- and answer a simple question about a decievingly simple photograph ... HOW WAS IT DONE?
Photoshop 911: Spot Adjustments using a Mask
Someone asked how to make slight spot adjustments in just the dark areas of an image. Levels, or any other adjustment are easily fine-tuned by painting black and white into the mask area an Adjustment Layer Spot Adjustments using a Mask
Photoshop 911: Pop an image out of the border
A Photoshop 911 forum question was how to make a photo break out of the frame. Even though this has been around longer than Photoshop has, it can be daunting to a new user. But it's simple to Pop an image out of the border
Learning: Separations for Screen Printing
One of the frequent questions we get is how to separate flat art for making silkscreen stencils. Rather than flood you with a lot of geek gibberish, we present the easiest, most direct method in Photoshop and Illustrator for making flat color separations for screen printing.
Getting One-Way Inbound Links
With search engines putting a damper on direct reciprocal links, the hunt for the elusive one-way inbound link is on. Content syndication expert Joel Walsh dispels some common myths about cross-linking and then shares five or the most important strategies for Getting One-Way Inbound Links
Design Learning: About Software Copyrights
Adriana Iordan, Web Marketing Manager at Avangate B.V. Avangate shares important details about copyright law and copyrighting your software - the right of a certain individual or business entity to make copies of a particular work Guidelines for Writing Software Copyright
Back to (Design) School at the Designers' Bookshelf...
Time to catch up! Dive into
In the Photoshop Department: Adobe Photoshop CS3: Up to Speed * Photoshop CS3 One-On-One * Photoshop CS3 All-in-One Desk Reference * Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers * The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers ... in the Design & DTP department: Adobe InDesign CS3 How-To * Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book, and Adobe InDesign CS3 Classroom in a Book ... plus: Web DesignThe Art and Science of CSS, and Business: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 * Digital Land * and A Guide to Graphic Print Production
. . . all happening at the Design Bookshelf
7 Megapixels for the price of 4
DXG 7 Megapixel digital camera - Compact Design, 3X Optical Zoom, Large 2.5 High Res LCD, User-Friendly Features at an affordable price. DXG 7 Megapixel digital camera
This month's &Else includes: BitFonter * Image Cut (Image Splitter) * Photo Vector for Windows * Harrys Filters * TinyBooks accounting * Virtual TimeClock * Preflighting Adobe InDesign * PageSender * Savvy Clipboard * and a dozen others... ! &Else!
Real Help for Photoshop Users
tips & tricks, real-world solutions for reader problems -- as well as resources, tutorials, techniques and effects come your way each and every day in the Photoshop 911 Emergency Room!
Each year we get a ton of inquiries from people who want to migrate into the design profession. They write asking questions about what it's like to be a designer. You can help us paint a picture of the Design Life by filling out our brief survey. We'll start an ongoing page which includes the best, and perhaps the worst, of your comments... anonymously of course. sponses. So, help out by completing the Design Pro / Freelancer Survey
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
- Photoshop Elements Tutorial: QuickFix & Color Corrections
- Photoshop Tutorial: Blending Photos to Sketches
- Web Critique: Earth Sisters Essentials web site
- Web Critique: "Eye Candy" designer's site
- Photoshop & Photography: Photoshop and Sequential Photos
- Photoshop: Frames, Borders, Matts and Layers!
- Digital Photography: Low Budget Shooting?
- Digital Photography: 40 Digital Photography Techniques getting creative
- Review: The Microtek ScanMaker s450 is an affordable scanner
- Digital Photography: AKVIS Noise Buster Noise Suppression for Digital and Scanned Images
- Design Business: The ultimate design brief
- Humor: Customers & Gaboon Viper
- Web Design Business: AdWords Campaigns?
- Business: Designing an interactive PDF newsletter
- Photoshop: Selective Coloring & Tonal Color Effects tutorial
- Graphic Design Business: How much should I charge??
- Photoshop: Photoshop's Artistic Watercolor Filter
- Photoshop: Transform Vector Objects
- Desktop Publishing: Predict Color with Confidence
- Photoshop: Warping Images
- Design Business: six summer suggestions for entrepreneurs
- Design Business: On Changing Jobs & Email Etiquette
- Web Design: This isn't about "appeal" ... it's about Visual Positioning
- DTP Review: Epson R260 Printer
- Design Business: How to Write End User Agreements
- DTP Review: DXG-589V, digital camera/camcorder plays games
- 60-Seconds: Protect yourself from yourself... the pros and cons of online gambling...
- Photoshop with Katrin Eismann: Selecting hair and fine details in Photoshop to remove backgrounds
- Design Business: Designers talk about freelancing
- Design Business: Lori Leach-Forster shares her Tips For Freelancing.
- Design Business: Sara Horowitz:freelancing and the Freelancers Union
- Design Must: Creating Information Architecture
- Designing Color: Color Palettes in Design Art Nouveau design and ornament palettes
- Typography: Made with FontFont: Type for Independent Minds
- Desktop Publishing: David Bergsland: Using Numbers in the proper Case
- Design Business: Ty Freyvogel shares Ten Tips for Appealing to Angel Investors
- 60-Seconds: Sramana Mitra is Giving up on Google
- 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
- MORE: on the next page...
Got Photoshop Questions? Who do you call?
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