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DT&G:   Vol. 19, Number 7,   July, 2009   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1988)  
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JULY 2009

PORTFOLIO: What's yours is NOT theirs

Susan Kirkland Noted author Susan Kirkland often gets email from somebody who's being hassled by a previous client or employer. They are demanding that some piece of artwork be removed from the designer's website because it was done either as an employee, a work for hire or just because they think they can make the demand. This article clears up who owns what and how to handle those requests.

Writing future history

Fred Showker talks about future history and notes a remarkable new publication called MEMOIR (AND) from a nonprofit literary organization dedicated to memoir in many forms - prose, poetry, narrative photography and graphic memoirs -- which in turn Writes Future History

60-Seconds: Future History at Risk

60 Second Window editorial by Fred ShowkerFred reflects on old photographs and preserving today's history for tomorrow's generations. Do you shoot digital photos? How will future generations view you? Today's storage and media will probably not last -- putting our future history in jeopardy.

July Photoshop Madness... more photo help, freebies and more

Photoshop Madness In this issue you get * Cropping and Scaling like a pro * Bert Monroy... undisputed master of Photoshop * Correcting Lens Distortion with Photoshop * Creative Doodles Photoshop Brushes * Free Stock Textures * Double Processing in Camera Raw * Color Correction for Photographers * and... Just for Laughs: Free Twitter icons! 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

Photoshop tutorial: Crop to Size

Photoshop tutorial: Crop to Size A very frequent querry from Photoshop Madness and Photoshop 911 readers concerns resizing photos, and getting them to fit a standard frame size like 5x7", 8x10" or 11x14". It's up to you to do the brain work, but here's the tip for Cropping Photos To Specific Frame Sizes.

Photoshop tutorial: Crop while maintaining aspect ratio

Photoshop tutorial: Crop to Size Part two of our cropping tutorials -- when you need to crop a photo, but keep the aspect ratio the same. You may even want to scale the photo, right? Well, without looking, here's how to

Do Good Design

Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change the World here's a provocative book that explains why the largest crises we are facing today have design at their core. Author, David B. Berman says: Design Can Change is an initiative that helps designers make the environment a bigger priority while uncovering ways to combat climate change... so, Do Good Design

Live Illustrator Patterns

artlandia SymmetryWorksIf you use Adobe Illustrator, and have a taste for patterns, the new SymmetryWorks 5 is for you -- it significantly simplifies the creation of repeat patterns the popular pattern design plug-in for Adobe Illustrator New Version of Artlandia SymmetryWorks

Nikon D700 Guide

Nikon D700  GuideSummer photos? Learn your camera RIGHT! Mastering the Nikon D700 provides a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of this powerful new camera. Each chapter explores the features and capabilities of the D700 in detail

FontAgent now Bundles Open Type Fonts

FontAgent now Bundles Open Type FontsInsider Software and Bitstream have partnered to bring a bundle of professional OpenType fonts from Bitstream's extensive professional Open Type font collection to purchasers of FontAgent Pro Plus for Macintosh and Windows. The collection contains well-defined kerning pairs, full Character Sets,and reliable metadata, and includes book and text fonts, creative and display fonts, script and handwriting fonts, mono-width fonts and symbol and dingbat fonts.

60-Seconds: Who will own the internet?

Fred Showker's 60 Second WindowSpeaking of doing good... The unquenchable greed for personal gain has blinded the internet community from the brutal reality that an unregulated internet is chaos. If the U.S. government looses control of the internet we're all in for a big surprise. Who will own the internet?

Intelligent Touchwall Debuts

TouchwallThe next generation of multi-touch surface computing was introduced by Schematic as the Information Hub of Cannes Lions International Ad Festival. This technology is awesome and offers a new world of high-definition, interactive information delivery. Schematic's intelligent, multi-user "Touchwall" is one to watch! The Future: Intelligent Touchwalls

Illustrator 3D Folding

Strata Enfold 3D CXStrata Enfold 3D CX allows users to create professional folded 3D designs within Adobe Illustrator. Users can utilise linked Photoshop graphics applied to 2D Illustrator artwork, define die-cut lines and folding scores, and then see it in 3D within Illustrator. Illustrator 3D Folding

Shaderlight rendering plug-in

Shaderlight rendering plug-inWhen we saw some of the results of this new program we were impressed. ArtVPS Shaderlight 0.1, interactive Shaderlight rendering plug-in for 3ds Max, delivers significant productivity and creativity improvements over traditional ray-trace rendering engines Shaderlight rendering plug-in

Even Faster Web Sites

Steve SoudersSteve Souders, web performance evangelist at Google and former Chief Performance Yahoo!, provides valuable techniques to help you optimize your site's performance -- another important title for web publishers Even Faster Web Sites

Complete Web Monitoring

Complete Web MonitoringAlistair Croll and Sean Power, demonstrate how to measure every aspect of your web presence. You'll understand what it is and how to do it. Essential for web publishers Complete Web Monitoring

Top Level Domains - ICANN pushes forward

LAW, legal, gavel, ICANNICANN and internet domain news and updates -- The Second Interim Report of the Board Review Working Group has been presented and ICANN appears to be moving forward to offer huge range of new top level domains -- allow almost any string of letters to be used for a global gTLD! This and other news from the world of internet DNS and Domains Top Level Domains - ICANN pushes forward

The Dark Side of Social Networking

Social NetworkingWhen it comes to social networking, it's not what you know, or even who you know, it's who knows you. ZATZ Publishing, in partnership with FrontLine Security Magazine has released David Gewirtz's latest Special Report, The Dark Side of Social Networking

&ELSE... freebies and cool stuff

NEWS This month's &Else includes: * Copyright Fees Changing * $90M Text Spam Suit * Court Tests Fair Use * Android Application Development * Sandvox Website Creator Updated * iPhone Development Opportunities * Password Fatigue * Shareware publishing power * Invoicing on the Mac OS X * Keep Your Word upgraded ... 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 ... 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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