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DT&G:   Vol. 18, Number 7,   July, 2008   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

July 2008:
Digital Photography and Summer Reading

Take a few shots of creativity -- it's July... 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!


What's in your portfolio?

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! Send in your three or four best pieces of digital photography, image editing, or photo-illustration, and we'll enjoy a field trip to your digital digs...

Designers discover fractallicious fractals!


In the DTG Graphics department, creative digital artist Pam Blackstone specializes in fractal art and begins a series of articles to introduce you to the design possibilities found in the wonderful, colorful, amazing world of fractals. So get ready for some eye-popping good fun with fractals that are Fractallicious!

Photo Folio: Tracy Martin

Tracy Martin It's always a pleasure to visit DTG readers and their portfolios -- and sometimes, maybe one out of every so many hundreds of entries, along comes one with true vision. When we looked at Tracy's images were then frozen to the moment. You must experience the Photo Folio of: Tracy MartinAll American girls by Jerry Jividen

Photo Folio: Jerry Jividen photos saving wildlife

What's in your folio? Jerry's folio submission arrived and we immediately took a little trip over to his photo site where we found a huge diversity of great shots... but the story in this post is saving wildlife through photography! Jerry Jividen: photos save wildlife

Digital Photo Depth of Field - Focus Fall-Off

In this free Photoshop tutorial we demonstrate the ease of gradient masks, layer masks and blurring to save a one-time-only photograph for a web page. We also utilize the cool photo filter to finish this shot with Depth of Field or Focus Fall-Off

Chrome : Photoshop Path Styler

Adobe Photoshop Plug-in - PathStyler Our quest for the perfect chrome never really went away. But we really came close here! You need to check out the WOW stuff you can do with Path Styler Pro -- the powerful styling plug-in for Photoshop makes stunning filter effects with a simple click or two... Check out this chrome

Serif DTP Software comes to the U.S.

Serif Serif is bringing its four award-winning desktop publishing, design and graphics software products to the U.S. market! Now, American graphic designers can take advantage of these powerful design tools -- PagePlus X3, WebPlus X2, PhotoPlus X2 and DrawPlus X2.

Email chains: Check first, click later

60-seconds60-Second Window: Fred received another email chain letter, and rather than just deleting it, he did a little research and then responded to the email addresses in the chain. Why? First, to set the record straight, and second, to express my disdain for email chains ... here's what he said

Photo-realistic digital frames

Image FramerImageFramer custom image framing utility for Mac OS X makes it easy to apply photo-realistic frames to digital images, drawings or any original artwork. Users can add single frames (with multiple mats), watermarks, batch process and more... Just Frame It

Digital Photo tips & tricks for summer

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

Web Design & Reviews new site critiques

web critiqueThis month's Web Design Review forum looks at more than 60 web sites for readers, with hundreds of tips and insights ... we'll see everything from the Hyperstellar site to a total remake discussion of the Sending Love site. You'll see beginners' personal sites, my beloved angels site, and get reflections on how to improve delivery, as well as a quick lesson in site validation for a 3D modeling site.. It all happens in the Web Design Critique department of the Design Cafe

Photoshop 911 forum topics

Photoshop 911 ForumsWe've had several hundred new members in the past few months, and discussions are getting a lot of help to a lot of new users ... from colour to black/white ; Problems with Image Processor ; CS3 Brushes ; help with transparency ; JPEGs opening in landscape ; Removing Colours from jpeg ; corrupt files ; CS2 not saving EPS as JPG ; and even simulating dymo tape! If you're not a member yet, you may be missing some valuable help from all the pros in the Photoshop 911 Forum

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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Real Help for Photoshop Users

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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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