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DT&G:   Vol. 18, Number 6,   June, 2008   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

June 2008:
Digital Photography and Summer Reading

Take a few shots of creativity -- it's JUNE... school is out, and time to get out there and enjoy digital shooting! Take along a book and fill those leisure hours with eye-candy creative shots in the arm!


WIN prizes for sharing your favorite shots
Here is your opportunity to show and tell DTG and Design Center readers about your photography, graphic design, illustration or image editing experience and skills!
In July, we'll be showing DTG Reader's photos and art! Send in your three or four best pieces of digital photography, image editing, or photo-illustration, write captions for each -- be sure to include your web site address, and gallery along with keywords and description. DTG readers will really enjoy a field trip to your digital digs... Get your DTG Gallery folio NOW.

Digital Photo Fixes for Beginners

Photo editing for beginners This series looks at several areas where beginners really need quick and easy solutions... here we cover exposure, levels, cropping, sizing, scaling, flash corrections for fall-off. And, by popular demand, we'll show you the digital step wedges we use to save a bunch of paper and ink ... Easy Photo Tricks

Illustrator CS3 Live Color

Geoff Blake Design guru Geoff Blake joins us for a look at some awesome color power... Geoff sez:
"You're gonna love Illustrator's new Live Color command. It remaps the colors in your artwork -- reducing artwork to a specific number of colors with just a few mouse clicks, creating eye-popping color combinations"

Blow up those JPGs

one of those frequent questions we get all the time is "How can we enlarge our JPG images, or shots downloaded from the web?" Sooner or later, if you have a digital camera and a computer, you're going to want to enlarge an image. This time we're challenged with enlargements over 1000 percent... but we solved the problems with a good dose of Genuine Fractals

Mark Batty
Sizzling hot eye-candy titles just in time for summer...
Take your art and . . . STICK IT! in a journey into the art form of stickers and street art!   ~ Translating Hollywood the design, art and times of movie posters   ~ Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes   ~ The Amazing Pixel Popping Paparazzi - Pixel Based Illustration & Design book!   ~ The rebirth of Elvis and Jimi Hendrix... and more!
GO See: Eye Candy Books for Summer

Picking up the Pieces of my Life

George Engel is the Naked Serviceman This month George relates a little problem he had downloading some graphics for his May newsletter -- which turned into big problems after turning off his Windows anti-virus software... Lessons learned ... again!

Ultimate photo retouch kit

we've been experimenting with some very cool plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, and Fluid Mask looks like a home run for creative professionals, photographers, graphic designers, and image editors who need to do image extractions and creative enhancements quickly and flawlessly. And here's a great bundle of retouching tools

Business: The Land of Difficult People

Difficult People From Tibet to Mexico to the Balkans, every culture has its own cherished folktales. Now, Terrence L. Gargiulo and Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D share their wisdom for dealing with typical workplace characters drawn from the world's treasury of folk stories -- welcome to the Land of Difficult People

Stylish image editing

Pixelmator While everyone was thinking Adobe makes the most stylish and cool software, brothers Aidas and Saulius Dailide will have nothing of it! Their awesome product is not only a revolutionary image editing program, it's GPU-powered to boot! If you're running a Mac, you might want to look at this gem before actually buying anything else... Pixelmator

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: Free Clip Art from Jumsoft * Remove grain from photos * Comic Life * Slideshow Magic * Viveza and Aperture * Pixelmator Draftsman * DrawIt * Pageflex with Adobe * Mystical * Logic Pro * Backscatter Spam ... and a dozen others! News, Reviews &Else!

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