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DT&G:   Vol. 19, Number 4,   April, 2009   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1988)  

APRIL 2009

Green Design, Designing Folds, and Designing Women continues...

Green Design: what it means to graphic designers

Green  Graphic Design It's a new buzz phrase, and it is going to affect all graphic designers, publicist, marketers, package designers, and publishers. This two-page field trip takes a look at the most important, and most urgent links and references that bring home the message: Green Graphic Design is Good Graphic Design

Designing Folds to Tell the Story

graphic designers meet challenges in print publication design when the budget is tight but the story is compelling These days, fund raising is tough enough -- but in this 2-page case study, Fred presents the challenges and solutions for a nonprofit campaign with a compelling story, a rigid deadline, and a very tight budget! The design and the paper itself needed to work harder. The perfect solutions turned out to be single sheets of paper folded into creative folds that tell the story effectively

Photoshop Madness... free plug-ins to collages

Photoshop Madness In this issue we discover The Princess of Shadows and her remarkably free Photoshop Actions * a good pair of wings * and some * Masterful Manipulations! You'll also learn about * Saving for the Web * light your girl on FIRE * Misprinted Type from Assemblage to Collage. We'll also show you how to Get a FREE PHOTOSHOP BOOK ... and it's all in the MAY edition of Photoshop Madness... What's in your Photoshop wallet?

Find the right photo in the stock photo jungle

Finding the right photo Speaking of challenges inherent in publication design -- when you need a specific photo for a specific project -- what do you do? A good photo is worth its weight in gold, but should you have to put up with the misery in the stock photography jungle out there? We had too many happy faces for a project and needed some sad ones -- so we discovered the Bright Qube

Web Design Virtuosity: cre8d design

cre8d design When a designer hires a designer you may think that spells problems. Not in this case. After actually using the design services of Rachel Cunliffe and the cre8d design team on two successful sites, we're ready to bring them on for the 'big' job. What better endorsement can you get? Come meet the cre8d design team

Wetherbee: design with a conscience

Wetherbee Creative & Web From a family full of creative thinkers to a self-employed creative and partner in her own design firm, Wendy Wetherbee has it all. Wetherbee Creative & Web is an independent design and marketing studio based in New Hampshire, serving clients nationwide... meet Wendy Wetherbee

All about design: Amanda Keating

Amanda Keating For Amanda Keating, owner and artistic genius behind Ferris Wheel Creative, design is far more than a trendy-looking ad or billboard. Amanda's work is fresh, but takes a strict business approach for the best client results... visit Ferris Wheel Creative

Nuts & Bolts: Sheila Quinn Wilson

Sheila Quinn Wilson In a world of hyperbole, the results are what count -- how to get results? Customer care and a hard line to the nuts-and-bolts of the message. Sheila Quinn Wilson takes this philosophy seriously and gets results for her clients. DTG Designing Women feature visits the studios of Sheila Quinn Wilson

Green Graphic Design

Green  Graphic Design In today's world, the phrase "going green" has its own meaning to graphic designers, publicist, marketers, package designers, and publishers. Here is the most up-to-date training manual for every graphic designer who wants to be true to the client, the environment, and above all, themselves! Brian Dougherty presents Green Graphic Design

Designing Women 2009

Each year we discover some pretty special ladies, and this year we introduce you to some rather special designers. Part 2 has been added, so if you saw last month's, you can go directly to part two. But if you didn't see them, just jump into part one...
Designing Women Designing Women field trip! (Part 1)
Designing Women Designing Women field trip! (Part 2)

Photoshop: Deke McClelland Is Singing in the Droplets

Deke McClelland Is Singing in the Droplets Deke McClelland Is Singing in the Droplets -- The Droplet Song--The Next Hilarious Music Video is now on dekePod - Deke is the author of over 80 books and a popular lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design ... The Droplet Song

Business: Your Book as Your Business Card

Book as Your Business Card What is 6" by 9," usually weighs roughly one pound, and is giving an increasing number of business leaders an advantage over the competition? A book. 'The book as a business card' has added a new and powerful tool for marketing Your Book as Your Business Card

&ELSE... freebies and cool stuff

NEWS This month's &Else includes: Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference * Online image editors * PhotoFreebies plug-ins for Photoshop * Search Engine Optimization for Flash * The Nikon D90 Companion * Power Printing with iPrint * Graphic Inspector finds graphic problems * Freeware TeXShop * iPhoto Buddy, Burn data, Barbie Adventures * Easy timers and counters * InPreflight for Adobe InDesign * ResizeMe again * Funtastic Photos * Screen Graphics Editing Tools for Designers * Color Efex Pro for Lightroom... and a dozen others! News, Reviews &Else!

Brochure Design Layouts and Templates

professional graphic design desktop publishing templates for Quark XPress and Adobe InDesign These days, survival and success depend on getting your client's jobs through to finished printing with as little time as possible. We have updated our selection of Brochures, Tri Fold Brochures, Newsletters, Business Cards, and all kinds of professionally designed layouts
Graphic Design templates READY TO GO, complete with professional photography, integrated graphics and style sheets for Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign or Apple's new iWork / Pages!
Graphic Design templates New titles include : Post Card Campaigns; marketing for Lawn Care, Massage Therapy, Health Insurance & Financial Services; all new collection of Tri Fold brochures; Women's Health Care Marketing; Brochures for Youth Group Outreach, summer camp, field trips; campaigns for Hair Stylists, hair salon, make over, tanning; templates for education in the arts, Arts Councils or Arts Institutes; Staffing Agencies or human resources campaigns; templates for construction, building and contractors: construction industry, roofing contractors ... 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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