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DT&G:   Vol. 17, Number 12,   December, 2007   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

December Holiday (Design) Season

Lots to do this time of year... it's the perfect opportunity to promote yourself. Follow along as new entries are posted each week along the way to the end of the year.

Click on the button at the right to send in your BEST OF THE BEST suggestions and discoveries you discovered during 2007.
We'll be giving away prizes all through November and December so submit your entries today!

A bit of Holiday (marketing) History...

GeorgeGeorge passes along this little story for the Christmas season about a loyal team of nine enchanted reindeer and how they came to be named.. especially, the actual marketing plan behind a certain Rudolph and his hyper-illuminated red nose.

Gift idea: Creating a Photo-Painting

photo painting Who else could supply the ultimate tips for using Painter than the award-winning fine artist, designer and educator Cher Threinen-Pendarvis! In this three page excerpt from Cher's latest work, we follow the works of Master Photographer and Digital Painter Michael Campbell as he creates a masterpiece painting from a photograph...

Dreams do come true...

Michael Campbell is the skill and vision behind our "Photo to Painting" tutorial, and once you see his works, you'll be convinced that magic exists and dreams do come true. This is true inspiration for any digital artist who aspires to greatness. Follow along as we visit the studio of world class photographer and digital artist Michael Campbell

Insights into the Designing Life

Design Survey   Congratulations to this month's winning designers who shared their
  professional insights with DTG, and those who aspire to be a
  Design Pro)

This month: Linda says: "Today, Designers have to deal with many jobs" ... Mike says: "The tough challenge is when clients don't communicate", and Isaiah seems to have the perfect graphic design job using his skills to help children learn!
Read them all in this edition of Designers share insights into their jobs...

WINNERS: This month's contributors will win a free copy of Deke McClelland's latest training masterpiece Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-on-One, or any of our other cool prizes!

Designers Share "BEST" products & the Holidays

BESTThis month designers reflect on holiday design and cite Vectormagic Vector your Raster images online; for sending huge files online and Camtasia by TechSmith video screen capture as among the favorites from 2007.

Book Review: Non-Designer's Design & Type Books ~ Deluxe Edition

George Back in the Fall Fonts Festival you read George's insights into type and typography. Well now you get to discover one of George's most inspirational resources on type and design -- from one of our favorite authors of all times, Robin Williams! Non-Designer's Design & Type Books

You Are the News: Citizen Journalism

Paul Sullivan of OratoThis is an important article -- and we hope to bring you more coverage on the topic. Citizen journalism allows writers and viewers alike to decide for themselves what is timely, relevant, and newsworthy. Five Reasons Why Citizen Journalism is a concept whose time has come
Then, Paul Sullivan, editor in chief of, takes a moment to tell us a little bit about this multi-faceted Web site and the future of citizen journalism. Common Questions about Citizen Journalism

The 10 Commandments of Guerrilla Marketing Design

Roger Parker The Dean of Desktop Publishing, Roger C. Parker returns with some do's and don'ts about Guerrilla Marketing. However, we think these ten commandments are essential for any designer in any field! It's an attitude that emphasizes the efficient and memorable delivery of information... all part of his recent book Design to Sell The 10 Commandments of Guerrilla Marketing Design

Web Design Tutorial: How to build tabbed navigation in CSS

Rachel Andres If you've ever fumbled over setting up good, accurate CSS coding for navigation buttons, then you'll really appreciate this article by Rachel Andrew, excerpted from The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, a CSS book by Rachel from Creating tabbed navigation in CSS

Ultimate Patterns made easy...

Artlandia You'll never have to search for -- or fumble over -- patterns again -- this updated Adobe Photoshop plug-in makes the coolest patterns and textures so easy you wonder why someone didn't invent this before now. SymmetryShop is the tool that automates the creation of all types of surface designs Ultimate Patterns made easy...

PhotoBooks make the ultimate gifts...

Photobook Here's a great gift idea for your entire list ... make a PhotoBook -- hardcover photo albums -- using the Unibind PhotoBook Creator thermal binding machine ... Make yourself a PhotoBook

The Holiday Designer's Bookshelf...

New Books in the Design BookshelfThere's so much new, we cannot do it in a single page... every department has some very hot new titles... * Graphic Design * in Desktop Publishing including InDesign and QuarkXpress * in Adobe Photoshop & Photography * in Web Design and Multimedia * in Graphics and 3D Rendering * for Business, Mac users, General Computing and the iLife
and they're all in the Designer's Bookshelf

&ELSE... freebies and cool stuff

This month's &Else includes: a Multi-User Calendar * news on legislation of illegal Downloading * Richard Lepsinger's keys to starting an "execution revolution" * New Tutorial Videos * Speed Downloads for Mac users * Archive management with CDFinder * Chroma Keying Plugins * Instant Internet Storefronts * and a lot more... ! News, Reviews &Else!

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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!

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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