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DT&G:   Vol. 17, Number 8,   AUGUST, 2007   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  


Back to Design School: How much should I charge

Fred Showker 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?

Creative Networking 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 Layer

Making separations for screen printing This 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

While you're reading by Gerard Unger 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?

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

Cut out pop out of a photo 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

Making 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 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

& ELSE...

DTGThis 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

Photoshop 911tips & 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!

Design Pro or Freelancer?

Design SurveyEach 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

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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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