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DT&G:   Vol. 18, Number 11,   November, 2008   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

November 2008:
Opening the holidays

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

Graphic ideas for the Holidays

graphic ideas Are you finding yourself a little stretched for time? To get the creative juices flowing, and the projects delivered on time, all you really need is a little script, a little clip art, and a little imagination. Generate some stand-out promotional greetings with these Graphic ideas for the Holidays

Paper Engineering: Design, Cut, Fold, POP

Pop-up, folding, paper engineering Discover the world of Paper Engineering - design, cut, fold, assemble and pop it up into an amazing statement ... here are videos, books and instructional aids to take you from 2-D paper to 3-D WOW! Design cards that Slide, Dangle, Move, flip and pop! 3D Projects that will deliver your message and become Treasures ... also includes some very cool videos illustrating Paper Engineering: Design, Cut, Fold, POP

Photoshop Madness... it's a jungle out there

Photoshop MadnessGetting ready for the holidays! In this edition we discover 23 Awesome Examples of Design as a Force For Good * Photoshop Masters: 10 digital Artists you should know * Christmas Accent Photoshop Brushes * T-Shirt art * Graphic design pool * Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Custom Mac OSX Style Ring Binder * Photoshop Tutorial: Adding Light Streaks To A Photo * Free stuff like brushes and vector graphics and more! You just haven't got it until you get Photoshop Madness

Why Bad Spending Happens To Good People

Nick Tasler  Why Bad Spending Happens To Good People Everyone needs good spending habits -- particularly as the economy slows down. In today's over stimulated, over saturated world it's even more important to develop a sharp awareness to where each dollar goes. Noted author Nick Tassler explains some tips to live by and Why Bad Spending Happens To Good People

Start a business now??? Some say yes

Start a business These tough economic times have many Americans looking for work -- and looking for more ways to make ends meet. Authors Ed Hess and Charles Goetz have some advice you might not expect to hear right now: Start your own business! The $tart-Up $olution

Elements of Shock used in Advertising

article These days, some of the imagery used in advertising leverages human nature to drive home the point. This essay by Alla Babin of Bizi Marketing Solutions builds an in-depth case in favor of -- or against -- the use of certain basic and taboo human needs in advertising. We all know about it, many exploit it, and many strongly object to it. But, does it really work? Will viewers remember the shock or the product; or both?

Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure This is one of the books that top our "BEST" list for anyone with a digital camera! In this beautifully illustrated and inspiring new book -- "Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure" -- award-winning photographer and best-selling author Mikkel Aaland gives you a hands-on, guided tour of Lightroom 2.0 Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure

Reviews: PagePlus power desktop publishing for Windows

George Engel reviews Serif PagePlus DTP software While Macintosh users have 'Pages' to rely on, PC people probably use Microsoft Publisher for a price of around $170 or so. PagePlus X3 beats the pants off of that! But let's join our reviewer George Engel and take a look at just a few of the great things you can do with Serif PagePlus Publishing Suite

NEW for the season: Olympus Digital Cameras

digital camerasJust in time, Olympus introduces several new products that deliver breakthrough innovations: a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof camera with new Tap Control, a sleek ultra-slim shooter, a 20X optical zoom in a more compact body, new classy budget cams with features galore. We revisit the best cameras tested by the DTG labs, Olympus Digital Cameras

Artlandia Updates to Adobe CS4

ArtlandiaThe new Adobe Creative Suite is out and Artlandia is not to be left behind: all currently shipping Artlandia plug-ins are compatible with Adobe's newest Creative Suite so you can upgrade to the new CS4 right away and get your creative juices flowing. You'll like what you see at Artlandia

NetSketch for iPhone and iPod Touch

NetSketch Many design and engineering professionals have embraced the iPhone or iPod Touch as their mobile device of choice. Well, here's a very cool collaborative drawing application that lets you draw across the nets with full-featured vector drawings and sketches -- in real-time with friends on multiple iPhones. NetSketch for iPhone and iPod Touch

Shipping: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Shipping since the 15th ... 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

The Adobe Type Library Reference Book

George Engel book review George M Engel has always loved fonts... ever since the beginning of digital fonts.
Now, he peeks inside the latest and greatest book for anyone who loves to see and use fonts of all kinds... and it's straight from the fonts people themselves: The Adobe Type Library Reference Book

Font Collection for Educators

AdobeADOBE SYSTEMS now offers a comprehensive and affordable OpenType® font collection for teaching and learning about typography. Developed in collaboration with AIGA, the professional association for design, Adobe® Font Folio® Education Essentials software enables higher education students and faculty to design and express creative ideas using OpenType - the cross-platform solution for creative professionals. Font Collection for Educators

InDesign CS4 EasyCatalog

InDesign Now that Adobe is launching CS4, those of you who publish database based content (Catalogs, directories, shoppers, manuals, etc.) will want this upgrade. EasyCatalog gives you dynamic, two-way, linking of data from a CSV file, XML structure or ODBC database to text or images in InDesign documents! Sweet. InDesign CS4 EasyCatalog

&ELSE... freebies and cool stuff

NEWS This month's &Else includes: * A Sane Approach to Database Design * DrawIt vector-drawing * Mac OS X for Unix Geeks * NetSketch for iPhone and iPod Touch * New Apple MacBooks - BRIEF * New MacBook Family * Sketches iPhone and iPod Touch * Spell Catcher gets better... ... and a dozen others! News, Reviews &Else!

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