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DT&G:   Vol. 18, Number 10,   October, 2008   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

October 2008:
14th Annual Fall Fonts Festival continues

Letterforms that shaped a generation

Thomas Morris If you ever rocked out at a concert by the Doors, New Riders or Commander Cody in the San Fran bay area back in the day, then you already know Thomas Morris -- he created the concert posters! Today, he's still producing breath-taking graphics and superb typographic creations and we're going to take a little field trip to his studio ... Thomas Morris Design

A Brief History of Typography

Gutenberg After teaching typography for years, We were pleased to find this essay by Thomas W. Phinney because of its accuracy. With permission, have taken the liberty of enhancing the texts, adding links and updating links that had gone dead. Part 1 of this essay will help all graphic designers learn and understand the History of Typography

Book Fonts: what are they, why do we want them

David Bergsland Typography expert David Bergsland talks about book fonts and why their readability, legibility, smooth type color and other characteristics are important to designers. We also show you some samples of David's just-released "Amitale" book font. Follow along as we answer the question What are Book Fonts, why do we need them

Adobe Creative Suite 4: what will it cost?

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Okay, here you go! It's that time again, and it's going to cost $$$. Since most of our readers already one or another version of Adobe® Creative Suite® here's what it will cost you to upgrade to CS4. We're also showing Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac, and Adobe Elements 7 for Windows because they may be viable alternatives. You may as well go ahead and buy now. You know you won't have any money after the holidays! Read them and weep

Adobe Photoshop CS4: New Features

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Time to learn new stuff... like the ll new: Masks panel; Content-Aware Scaling; Adjustments panel; Auto-blending of images; Smoother panning and zooming and fluid canvas rotation; Auto-alignment of layers; Extended depth of field; Lightroom workflow; Better raw image processing; and a lot more! Just a few of the new Adobe Photoshop CS4 features

Showker to judge in Wiley Design Challenge

-- DTG's Fred Showker will be serving on the Judges Panel for the launch of John Wiley & Sons' Wiley Design Challenge, a book cover design contest that will run through October 31, 2008. Artists are invited to submit designs for the third edition of Al Ward's book Photoshop for Right-Brainers. Lots of prizes and fun for all in the Wiley Design Challenge

Photoshop Madness... political jokes, CS4, vids and more...

Photoshop Madness Creative Photoshop on the election trail ... and more: * Sneak Photoshop CS4 * Color Photo Transitions * Perfect digital skin * Bert Monroy doing Shadows * visit a makeover site * Quantitative Research * Altering Color * color correction problems and * free Photo Frames you can download!
Yes, it's the wonderful world of Photoshop Madness

If you only had ONE FONT

If you only had one font, what would it be? DTG went into Fred's LinkedIN network and asked this question: "If you could have only one font, which would it be and why?" These are just some of the responses we got. Some are thoughtful, some are crazy, all are enjoyable to read ... If you only had ONE FONT

Fred's Famous Fonts Surf for 2008

Fred Showker takes you one the DTG 2008 Fall Fonts Festival surf for fonts In this year's surf we'll design some cool stuff with typography, introduce you to Linotype's Font Explorer; see how to prune excess fonts in OS X; check out a series of very cool tutorials, visit a Free Grungy Font Resource and look in on the foundries of some very special font creators. Oh, and all along the way, we'll see some fun and unique fonts! If you did not see it last month, go here... or join in the action at 2008 Fall Fonts Surf, Part 2

Designers tell their stories: Fonts & Type?

Creative Networking   For our Fall Fonts Festival we asked DTG readers to share some of their own personal insights into finding and using fonts. This is a particularly good group of submissions -- all of which win prizes -- on the overall genre of Fonts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Gerald Gallo Fonts for 2008

Gallo Fonts for 2008 Jerry has added more than 138 new fonts to the Gallo collection since we first met him way back in the Fonts Festival of 1998. This year he brings us three new ding-bats fonts, and a collection of Gothic titling and initial caps...
Gallo presents Gothic Initials and Floral Pictograms

Text on a Path with PagePlus

Serif PagePlus A lot of people think you have to purchase Adobe InDesign or Quark XPress to get all the features available to desktop publishers, but as we discover more and more powers in PagePlus X3 we're beginning to think there's a third choice! In this brief tutorial, we'll show you how simple it is to use PagePlus for Text on a Path

Font & Type Fantasy

Serif Fairy THE SERIF FAIRY has lost her wing, keeping her from performing magic. This is an amazing book for type aficionados and their children created by Rene Siegfried using typography and letter forms exclusively to create the playful illustrations. Then we look at "Hand Job: A Catalog of Type" that focuses on hand lettered typography for those sick and tired of seeing computer type! Two books you'll really like Font & Type Fantasy

Pop-up Cards Magnifici

Pop-up cards Giovanni Russo Grafico is a design firm in Italy who first created in 1992. Although not a new idea, having been practiced in China for centuries, the pop-up postcards method and technique (called Biglietti a Rilievo translated: relief postcards) is so special they were awarded a patent in 1993. Come along and meet Giovanni Russo and discover why we call it Pop-up Cards Magnifici

Opening of the Holidays Prizes

Register for prizes The holidays are coming, and once again we'll be awarding prizes for your favorite holiday promotion ideas, cards, graphics, and gifts. If you're designing a holiday promo for your client, we'd like to look over your shoulder. You can win some pretty swell prizes, just for participating... Post it here

&ELSE... freebies and cool stuff

This month's &Else includes: * ... and a dozen others! News, Reviews &Else!

High Dynamic Range Imaging

High Dynamic Range Imaging How to Capture the Beauty of Infrared Imagery - In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of exposures (the range of values between light and dark areas) than normal digital imaging techniques. Practical HDRI

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