PORTFOLIO: What's yours is NOT theirs
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
Fred 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
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
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
Do Good Design
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
If 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
Summer 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
Insider 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?
Speaking 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
The 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 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
When 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 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
Alistair 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
ICANN 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
When 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 NetworkingNews, 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 ... 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...
Previously in the Graphic Design Center:
- June Photoshop Madness... Common Problems, Skin retouching and more
- Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failures, and Lessons Learned
- Graphic Design: Ten Characteristics of a Logo That Endures
- 60-Seconds: Anonymity vs. Accountability freedom of speech carries some grave responsibilities
- Photoshop: Photoshop Field Guide Photoshop CS4 Photographer's Handbook
- Review: Keynote's elegant new themes for killer presentations
- Tutorial: Photoshop Picture Packages with InDesign? using Adobe InDesign rather than Photoshop!
- Photoshop: Photoshop Madness... free plug-ins to collages
- 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
- 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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