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DT&G:   Vol. 17, Number 9,   September, 2007   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

September kicks off our annual FALL FONTS FESTIVAL

FEATURE: Creating Typography with Character

Maggie Macnab Special guest author and designer, Maggie Macnab takes a look at today's typography. She provides some thought provoking insights into taking the right approach when designing with typefaces. See samples from some of todays graphic design authorities -- so you can learn how to create Typography with Character

13th Annual Fonts Surf

Fred Showker Each year we search the web for beneficial, informative, crazy, cool, valuable, or otherwise interesting web sites and resources revolving around the world of fonts, type and typography. This year, we've found some doozies! Follow along as Fred surfs for type, fonts and typography

Lessons in Typography & Style

lettering style lessons There are valuable lessons to be learned from the golden age of commercial art... and the label art for fruit and vegetable crates. Follow along, as we take a look at some stunning Americana style art, and Learn some important lessons in Type and Lettering

Photoshop Madness: Type & Lettering Tutorial Hell

Fonts Fest It's a jungle out there... For this years Fall Fonts Festival we intended to send you some good tutorials on working with type in Photoshop. There are thousands of them, but unfortunately we began turning up some rather disturbing results for this month's Photoshop Madness

Type & Typography in motion: Typographics

Fonts Fest ContentWhat happens when you put typography together with cinematography? Some really special visuals, that's what! Witness this student film created by Marcos Ceravolo and Ryan Uhrich at Vancouver Film School. Then take a video tour of some of our other favorite Type & Typography in motion

Type & Typography according to George

GeorgeAuthor and Macintosh technical expert George M Engel -- talks about one of his long time passions, type and typography -- he shares some of his favorite fonts and hard-learned tips on making a better newsletter... My Typography Demo

Outlining Type: Right or Wrong:

Photoshop Tutorial If you read the Photoshop Madness listed above, then you'll understand what we're doing here. This tutorial points out the wrong and right ways to outline shapes, like typography, in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Outlining Type: What's Right or Wrong

Ornaments & Quilting Patterns

Gallo Fonts Outline them, shade them, texturize them, or just use them to decorate design projects with the classic lithography look. Gerald Gallo brings three new dingbats fonts for religious and oriental themes, and some unique elements for building Dutch / Amish quilting patterns Gallo Holy Ornaments, Oriental Symbols and Quilt Patterns

Spotlight: Blue Vinyl Fonts

Visit the Blue Vinyl font foundry where JESS LATHAM's freeware and commercial fonts are sure to please! You'll also like his picture and dingbat fonts to add a little punch to your graphic designs... Blue Vinyl font foundry

Editor's Choice: Indie Fonts 3

fonts festival 13 in DTG Magazine The Fonts event of the year... Indie Fonts 3rd edition, featuring lavishly illustrated samplings of thousands of fonts, and FREE fonts on CD-Rom from 59 participating font and type designers. This is one must-have book for all graphic designers... Indie Fonts 3

Web Usability: fact or fantasy?

Fred on Web Design Fred Showker cites the works of Dr. Colin Ware called Information Visualization: Perception for Design. serious questions about web design, usability, and what makes a great web site great. But Is usability a fact or fantasy?

Design Pro or Freelancer?

Design SurveyReaders in the Graphic Design fields help us paint a picture of the Design Life by filling out our brief Design Pro / Freelancer Survey survey. You can help by sharing too! Follow along as DTG Readers share more reflections on the Design Life

Video Marketing Tips

Adriana Iordan Video communication is an efficient means of reaching prospective customers, of promoting the presentation of your products or services.'s Adriana Iordan shares some useful experience with these Video Marketing Tips

Business Marketing & Advertising: Branding vs. Direct Response

target Marketing Unless you're a ubiquitous consumer products company, the value of branding is far, far less than the value of direct response. Joel Walsh, web marketing and search engine expert explores Small Business Marketing And Advertising: Branding vs. Direct Response

Celebrate with Free Stock Photos

Turbo PhotoYou've read our articles about TurboPhoto before -- many times. They've been one of the affordable stock photography houses that is a pleasure to work with. Now, they are celebrating their first 5 years in business by giving away tons of free photos from the TurboPhoto collection

Fall Fonts Festival at the Designers' Bookshelf...

First thing to do is discover the INDIE FONTS 3 collection!, and see the other top ranked typography books!
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

& ELSE...

DTGThis month's &Else includes: Free QuarkXPress 7.3 Updater * Artist's Guide To Gimp Effects * Logos 01 * Low-Cost Near DVD Quality CAMCORDER * AlphaStar for Adobe After Effects * Data recovery * Free Photos * Disk Cleaner * Time Tracking * Tips on Writing a Good FAQ * RapidWeaver * and a dozen others... ! &Else!

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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!

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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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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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