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DT&G:   Vol. 19, Number 3,   March, 2009   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1988)  

MARCH 2009

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

In honor of Women's History Month we take a fun and educational field trip to visit and discover some wonderful design works by women in the visual arts world! We look forward to this issue every month because here's where we meet some of the top talent in the field. Follow along...

Lady sings Design: Nena Anderson

Nena Anderson Once in a while we find a designer who exudes talent in 360-degrees! We found Nena and not only discovered a highly sophisticated visual designer in 2-D and 3-D, but a drop-dead blues and jazz musician as well. This powerhouse lady sings print design, trade show displays and product design from mountain biking to sea-side sandals to down-town swing ... it's all about talent!

Sandra Selle-Rodriguez

Sandra Selle-Rodriguez How often do you encounter an artist with the sensitivity of Van Gogh, C'ezanne and Degas -- some of the greatest artists who ever lived? It looks like digital painter Sandra Selle-Rodriguez is just such an artist. We were impressed with Sandra's work -- but considering she had her first art show at only 13 years of age, it's no surprise!

Marie Thacker: Well Rounded Web Design

Marie Thacker Marie is a Web, UX, Interaction Designer and Art Director in the Seattle Washington area who is well rounded and equally grounded -- with a propensity for nuts and bolts. We liked her dash of creative spark and intuition -- and welcome her to the DTG Gallery ... visit Marie Thacker

Field Trip: Designing Women 2009

Each year we discover some pretty special ladies, and this year we introduce you to Susan Kare the original Icon Queen; Karen D'Amico with a European flare ; well rounded Jennifer Duarte and Allison Foltz Milmoe for some distinctly dexterous with typography! We think you'll really like this year's Designing Women field trip!

Photoshop Field Trip: Gurus of Alien Skin

Photoshop Gurus Follow along as we visit some of the more accomplished graphic photographers in the world. Alien Skin's filters are used by even the top Photoshop gurus, and here we'll take a look at the works of Jim Zuckerman, Scott Stulberg, Jim White and pin-up photographer Robert Alvarado. All are masters in their own rights -- and all have something to share with you from the Alien Skin Case Studies library

Graffiti Feast

Graffiti - Bay Area Graffiti There's more ink in this book than there is paper -- every time I thumb through it I feel like I've gained weight! I've always admired the graffiti artist's works in and around the bay area -- now photographer Steve Rotman has captured the very essence of the San Francisco graffiti culture -- and I guarantee you will add a few thousand brain cells, but won't gain a single calorie from Bay Area Graffiti eye-candy feast

Show & Sell Design Folio gets clients quick

Stock design templates ready to goHere's the selling device to get you into your client's business fast -- and get the design done and out the door! 340-page graphic designs display catalog -- 556 printed template designs shown: 147 business design sets, 134 brochures, 82 flyer and ad sets, 38 newsletters, 51 postcard sets, 6 menus, 147 stationery sets with logo designs, and posters and greeting cards! Plus a Discount coupon for 50% off any single template ... You need this today! Show & Sell Designs Catalog

Nikon Creative Lighting

NikonNothing can ruin a good photograph faster than a rude flash exposure. Flash photography has become an art in itself and should be mastered by all aspiring photographers. Nikon owners, and those with cameras that can use the Nikon lighting components should get this book, study it, and improve your photography 100% Nikon Creative Lighting

Scanning Negatives and Slides

Scanning Negatives and Slides you will learn how to achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or slide, and how to build a workflow to make this process efficient, repeatable, and reliable Scanning Negatives and Slides

Sending invoices made easy

For the small business or consulting firm, Involer is a simple, easy to use invoicing application for Mac OS X where you can create, print, export and track the status of your invoices within a single, easy to use interface. With Involer, you can be up and running with your company in just a few seconds, and sending invoices in minutes. Easy invoicing for business

Media browsing from any program - FREE

Karelia Software has released version 1.1.3 of the Karelia iMedia Browser, a free utility that adds the familiar "media browser" experience to just about any Mac application. Version 1.1.3 enhances searching, now including searches of keywords and comments in iPhoto libraries, and fixes an issue with redundant search results from iTunes. Version 1.1.3 also supports much larger iPhoto libraries. Free iMedia Browser for Macs

Fonts in InDesign made Easy

One of the dreads of InDesign users is getting to their fonts. Chris Paveglio has possibly solved at least some of the woes with his new InDesign Font Catalog. InDesign users should check this out. Adobe InDesign Font Catalog

InDesign and QuarkXPress Catalog Automating

AutoPrice for Adobe InDesign CS4 and QuarkXPress on both the Macintosh and PC platforms is a powerful yet easy-to-use plug-in module that streamlines the updating of prices and similar information in InDesign and Quark documents. Adobe InDesign Auto pricing

Clean up those links in InDesign workflows...

LinkOptimizer is a workflow automation solution to optimize link size and resolution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows to reduce the size of InDesign jobs and increase the processing speed by eliminating excessive image data. Adobe InDesign LinkOptimizer

Screen captures in layers?

If you work much with screen captures or screen shots, you probably often wish they could already be in the format and layer you want. Layers 1.0 is a unique screen capturing utility for Mac OS X -- screenshots captured in Layers are Adobe PhotoShop compatible Layered Screen Captures

DESIGNING WOMEN: on deck in April

Designing WomenDESIGNING WOMENDESIGNING WOMEN continues in April! We'll be discovering famous accomplishments by women, and we'll be visiting studios of women in the visual arts, design, illustration and communications industry. WIN some of our valuable prizes by sharing with DT&G readers Tell us your...
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&ELSE... freebies and cool stuff

NEWS This month's &Else includes: Network Know-How * Web Sites The Right Way * The Google Way * Motionographer * Anti-theft for your Mac * Involer invoicing * Art Fotografic * high resolution backgrounds * TAGA's 61st Annual Technical Conference * iPhone ColorSplash and a dozen others! News, Reviews &Else!

What do you need?

These days it's not so easy to get jobs through to finished printing -- but with our templates, you can -- Brochures, Tri Fold Brochures, Newsletters, Business Cards, Letterheads, Postcards, Print Ads, Flyers, Datasheets, Menus, Greeting Cards, Posters, -- and you can select from a great selection of all kinds of professionally designed layouts

Graphic Design templates Special iWork / iWeb layouts for Mac users
Graphic Design templates Church and Religious Designs
Graphic Design templates High Tech communications designs
Graphic Design templates Construction, building and contractors
Graphic Design templates Financial Planner Design marketing materials
Graphic Design templates All American Diner, menus and marketing materials
Graphic Design templates Financial Marketing and consulting
Graphic Design templates For Graphic Designers new site layout and subscriptions
Graphic Design templates Home marketing and Real Estate business templates
Graphic Design templates Security Systems, and security professionals marketing
Graphic Design templates Wine Vineyard, food and food service layouts
Graphic Design templates ... and a lot More!

Newsletter Critique & Makeover Clinic

It's been several years since I came in off the road doing my national "Newsletter Makeover Clinics." I had thought that by now, everyone already knows how. Well, today there's a new need for it, so we've opened the clinic again, and can help you take your newsletter or publication to the next level. I guarantee you'll like what you learn at our Newsletter Critique & Makeover Clinic

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...

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Real Help for Photoshop Users

Photoshop 911tips & 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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