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DT&G:   Vol. 18, Number 1,   January, 2008   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  


Start out the new year with some fresh insights into software, hardware, and your graphic design business. Follow along as new entries are posted each week along plow our way into 2008

We'll be giving away prizes again throughout 2008, so bookmark this page for a topic where you can participate!
FEBRUARY: BRIGHTER IDEAS FOR 2008 share your design ideas and strategies for 2008 and let DTG readers hear from YOU! Submit your entries today!


Each year we count down the best books of the year for graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, web designers, computer users and anyone in the digital world. These books we find to offer the best information for the best value to those in the genre.
We are proud to present the 2007 BEST AWARDS

Designers "BEST" & WORST products from 2007

BEST Here are the final entries into the theme "BEST" -- and as an added bonus, we learn about some of the BEST web sites, and at least one WORST. favorites from 2007.

Creating Black & White from Color

Photoshop tutorials another of those frequent questions from the Photoshop 911 emergency room gets answered by expert Barry Huggins, author of the Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers. Through four different techniques, we learn a different set of skills is required when Creating Black & White from Color

Designing in Ceramic Tiles

At a time when creative services may be sliding with the economy, some niche markets continue to flourish. Follow along as Fred takes a look at the use of ceramics for business signage and architectural markings -- not only a lucrative side-line, but one of high-art and lasting durability... Designing in Ceramics

Viewsonic VX2235 LCD Display

George Next, George Engel shares his experiences in purchasing a new 22" display -- and points out several good criteria when shopping for displays. If Santa brought you some cash, and you've been wanting a new or second computer monitor, then read George's review of the Viewsonic VX2235 LCD Display

A quick Tune up for your computer

Wesley Warren Is your PC not running like it used to? Bogged down by too many startup items, slow to load, slow to restart? Maybe it's time for your annual end of the year PC tune up! Wesley Warren of shares these tune-up tricks for your Annual PC Maintenance: A quick Tune up for your computer

First Professional Photo Editor for Linux Users

LightzoneLinux users can now improve every photo regardless of camera type -- editing, enhancing and improving digital photos, just like Windows and Mac users have done for years. Lightzone includes the innovative ZoneMapper and Re-Light tools. LightZone is the first and only application to span three operating systems

Digital Cameras: Good, Bad, Ugly

I've been testing digital cameras for some time -- even destroyed a few! This year the quest was for a durable camera for video that would stand up to extreme sports, while giving good image qualaity. I tested a few really good ones, and a few real dogs. Hopefully I'll help you make a smart decision on purchasing your next Digital Camera

Review: Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder

Maria ArguelloUser Group personality Maria O. Arguello shares her experiences with the new Flip Video -- next-generation video processing produces the highest quality mobile-compatible video while using minimal memory -- you'll like the Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder

Control Mac fonts

You control your fontsAs the Mac OS gets more complicated, you're finding more problems with fonts. With You Control: Fonts 1.3 you get a system-wide WYSIWYG font menu that brings consistency to the system, and allows you to use your fonts more efficiently... Control Mac fonts

Digital Camers NOT to buy

George George Engel warns about two faulty Kodak cameras, and stresses researching your purchases before you buy. George Engel sez: "Research now, so you won't get hooked later..." but don't just take his word for it, read this Digital Camera News

The Designer's Bookshelf for 2008

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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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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