Opening the holidays
Opening of the Holidays 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
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
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
Getting 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
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
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
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
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
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
Just 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
The 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
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
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 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
ADOBE 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
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 EasyCatalogNews, Reviews &Else!
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- Type: What are Book Fonts, why do we need them
- Adobe: Creative Suite 4: what will it cost? Read them and weep
- Photoshop: Photoshop Madness... political jokes, CS4, vids and more
- Fonts: If you only had ONE FONT
- Fred's Famous Fonts Surf for 2008
- Designers tell their stories Fonts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Fonts: Gallo presents Gothic Initials and Floral Pictograms
- DTP with PagePlus: Text on a Path
- Books: Font & Type Fantasy
- Holiday: Designing promotions with Pop-up Cards Magnifici
- Photography: High Dynamic Range Imaging HDRI
- Reviews: Art Directors Toolkit Now you can hook right in
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- iPhone: Turn your photos to paintings Gesture
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Real Help for Photoshop Users
tips & 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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