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We've all had them. We all hate them. We all try very hard to avoid them. But design disasters do happen. Steven Heller writes: "Embrace failures as endemic to the design process, learn from them and enjoy them"... and that's exactly what we do in this look at Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failures, and Lessons Learned
Ten Characteristics of a Logo That Endures
Following our Design series, we visit noted logo designer, Jack Gernsheimer, and share some essential lessons from his latest book Designing Logos: The Process of Creating Symbols That Endure and learn the check list that designers should follow -- Ten Characteristics of a Logo That Endures
June Photoshop Madness... Common Problems, Skin retouching and more
In this issue we open the Photoshop 911 mail bag to answer some reader's questions, solving problems like ... high-tone photography * sepia toning * fixing some common digital photography problems * retouching and smoothing skin. We'll also show you how to Get a FREE PHOTOSHOP BOOK just for sharing your own Photoshop Madness discoveries... join us for Photoshop Madness
60-Seconds: Anonymity vs. Accountability
I read a rather disturbing article in one of my favorite magazines, Technology Review, and I just had to write this rebuttal. David Talbot's article "Dessent Made Safer" seems to ignore the fact that freedom of speech carries some grave responsibilities that cannot be ignored. 60-Seconds: Anonymity vs. Accountability
Photoshop Field Guide
Photoshop CS4 Photographer's Handbook a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS4. You'll get the help of Stephen Laskevitch, an expert on Photoshop and Adobe Certified Instructor ... Photoshop CS4 Photographer's Handbook
FotoMagico raises the bar for storytelling
FotoMagico 3 introduces many new features to create professional slideshows in pristine quality. FotoMagico 3 makes it easy to mix photos with HD movies as provided by many recent DSLRs. With support for multiple audio tracks and an integrated audio recorder, every show can be enhanced with soundtrack, audio effects and narration -- so you can End Boring Presentations
InPreflight Pro for InDesign
Here's a quality control, packaging automation and file info reporting solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight quickly gathers extensive information about document fonts, colors and links and lets users instantly locate potential problems according to preflight presets. The new version allows system administrators to automatically serialize InPreflight Pro for large-scale distribution. Auto-serialization for InDesign
Get Framed for iPhone and iPod Touch
here comes another great app for iPhone and iPod Touch where you crop, scale, enhance, and frame any photo in your Photo Gallery. You get 96 themed frames in twelve categories designed specifically to spice up your iPhone experience -- so Get Framed
Killer RapidWeaver Themes
If you use RapidWeaver, check out TW002 r4, a new theme for RapidWeaver 4. This once limited theme into a versatile RapidWeaver template capable of fitting the needs of just about any industry. TW002 is ExtraContent enabled, featuring width options, split navigation, comprehensive color control, custom headers, header effects, font control, and RWmultitool ready -- it's the Ultimate Theme for RapidWeaver
Killer Keynote Themes
Who would have thought such elegance would come from Lithuania??? Keynote Zone has launched their new theme resource specifically for Apple's Keynote. With a passion for new possibilities, KZ designers combined their creative energy to come up with a package of professionally designed ready-to-use themes for Apple's Keynote application. Five new Keynote themes are now available for sale in standard or HD formats at brand new Keynote Zone site. Keynote's elegant new themes
The idea is simple. Modifying a well-designed template is far easier and more profitable than starting from scratch. With the professionally designed templates, you tap the talents of designer and author Chuck Green. He has researched, designed, and meticulously formatted over 300 extraordinary layouts in a clean, simple style that it easy to build on. Instead of spending 15 minutes to create a simple layout, you'll spend 15 seconds. For complex projects -- books, newsletters, catalogs, reports -- you'll save HOURS.
Photoshop Picture Packages with InDesign?
Speaking of templates -- a subscriber in the Design Cafe asked how to make creative picture packages. He sent along a sample -- and was expecting us to show how to do it in Photoshop! Here's a free tutorial on making creative photo montages you can sell to your clients. But it's a lot easier using Adobe InDesign rather than Photoshop!
Photoshop Madness... free plug-ins to collages
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?News, Reviews &Else!
Brochure Design Layouts and Templates
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
READY TO GO, complete with professional photography, integrated graphics and style sheets for Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign or Apple's new iWork / Pages!
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...
- Graphic Design: Templates for Profit
- What is design? What is the definition of any word ... visually!
- Photoshop Tutorials: Add depth of field to perk up those dull photos
- Photoshop Tutorials: Depth of Field for Focus Fall-Off
- Photoshop Tutorials: Photoshop Extract Filter aids Depth of Field and color changes
- Aesthetics: MyArtSpace Art News May issue
- Review: GraphicConverter: the Poor Man's Photoshop
- Review: MacSnapper Creates Tutorials
- Desktop Publishing: InPreflight Pro and Studio Adobe InDesign Prepress
- Desktop Publishing: creative folds that tell the story effectively
- Review: Scan with the camera a handy application -- especially for iPhone users
- Photographic: Find the right photo in the stock photo jungle
- Web Design Virtuosity: cre8d design team
- Design with a conscience: Wendy Wetherbee
- All about design: Amanda Keating and Ferris Wheel Creative
- Designing Women: Nuts & Bolts: Sheila Quinn Wilson
- Graphic Design: Green Graphic Design
- Designing Women field trip! Part 1 and Part 2)
- Photoshop: Deke McClelland Is Singing in the Droplets
- Business: Your Book as Your Business Card
- Photoshop Field Trip: Alien Skin Case Studies library
- Review: Bay Area Graffiti eye-candy feast
- How to: Scanning Negatives and Slides
- DTP: Fonts in InDesign made Easy Adobe InDesign Font Catalog
- Pictorial: Black History. African American Artists & Designers
- MORE: on the next page...
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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