DT&G : Design, Type & Graphics for June 2015

by Fred Showker

DTG NewsletterDTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 25, #06 ~ June

Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to summer!

  1. DESIGN VACATION... JUNE 2015
  2. Photoshop Tutorial : Blazing Fire Sketch Effects
  3. Citizen Designer : should graphic designers have social responsibility?
  4. 60-Seconds #323 : Future history - the coming of a Digital Dark Age
  5. Design Giants Glaser and Bernard Produce Human Rights Magazine
  6. Masterworks of American Modernism from New York to New Mexico
  7. Publishing Update 1505-15 : Digital Media, Publishing, content, print, and DTP
  8. You cannot innovate into the future until you understand the past
  9. Social Media Update : infographics, strategy, readership, and SEO
  10. iPad Etiquette: using iPads in your presentations
  11. Art Authority Announces Year Five of Its Intern Program for Art Majors
  12. One thing most designers and creative professionals lack that will kill profits
  13. &Else News, Views and Reviews
  14. JULY: Digital Photography
  15. August and Summertime Design

DESIGN VACATION... JUNE 2015

JUNE Colors : What's in YOUR palette! Send us your samples for DTG readers and win a prize! GREATJUNE is brought to you by the color DAY-GLOW ... because it's going to get very bright and very hot before the summer is over!

Photoshop Tutorial : Blazing Fire Sketch Effects

Have you ever wanted to learn magic? Well in this fun tutorial, you are going to learn how to make a sketch burn alive with fire! Learn how to create this cool fire effect using Adobe Photoshop's powerful editing tools, layer blending, and color adjustments. This tutorial was sent in by Annabelle at 123rf, along with several others we'll be presenting in the week to come. Photoshop Tutorial : Blazing Fire Sketch Effects

Citizen Designer : should graphic designers have social responsibility?

Do graphic designers have a social responsibility? Is good design good citizenship? Should graphic designers have a willingness to lie? All these questions are tested and expanded by world-class designer, thinker and author Steven Heller in this interview from the pages of DT&G Magazine

60-Seconds #323 : Future history - the coming of a Digital Dark Age

I have a friend who recently lost their iPhone. I asked, is there a backup? The answer was chilling. Then I get an email from Karl Volkman who wants to write about the possible reality of a 'Digital Dark Age' asking 'Are Our Priceless Digital Records Safe?' I've preached on this topic in past 60-second windows, and it's time to say it again.

Design Giants Glaser and Bernard Produce Human Rights Magazine

What if you enlist the talents of world-class graphic designers with the Hellman-Hammett program for aiding writers to address some of the toughest human rights issues around the world in a magazine? HUMAN is the publication, and this issue is designed by Milton Glaser and Walter Bernard!

Masterworks of American Modernism from New York to New Mexico

Last winter we told you about "New Photography Acquisitions" exhibit that opened at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum last March. That was a huge success, and they're preparing for the fall with the Vilcek Collection which features more than 60 masterworks of American modernism from early 1910 through the Post-war era -- Masterworks of American Modernism from New York to New Mexico

Publishing Update 1505-15 : Digital Media, Publishing, content, print, and DTP

Did you remember Mothers' day in your media plans? Never pass up the opportunity to market and spread the PR of your clients. Spring is a fun and lucritive season as people come out of the winter doldrums and begin shopping again. Be on your toes! Publishing Update 1505-15 : Digital Media, Publishing, content, print, and DTP

You cannot innovate into the future until you understand the past

Year five of the 'Art Authority' Summer Intern Program is here for students majoring in art and art history. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your visual vocabulary for future design innovation. Check it out! Check it out!

Social Media Update : infographics, strategy, readership, and SEO

Summer is around the corner ... soon you'll have those opportunities to hook into your readers social streams with your agenda. What? You don't have an agenda? You don't have your strategy yet? Well, you'd better get moving! Read these leads we've gleaned from the recent social media press and you'll be much better informed:
* Creating the perfect social media strategy for your company
* Infographic: Why you should be marketing with social media
* 8 Social Media Mistakes That Are Killing Your Brand
* Digital News Readership Continues to Gain New Ground
* How To Use Social Media To Boost Your SEO Campaign
* How Nonprofits Can Create Real-Time Marketing
* People are the New Social Channel
... and more! Social Media Update : infographics, strategy, readership, and SEO

iPad Etiquette: using iPads in your presentations

Got an iPad? Are you using it for client presentations? You should be. New technology is exciting, but with it comes the awkward business of figuring out just what's "appropriate" - especially with a very personal device like a tablet. So, we're really glad that Kim Feld sent this article to share with DTG readers!

Art Authority Announces Year Five of Its Intern Program for Art Majors

An appreciation of art is one of the foundation requirements for all visual communicators. Now, the Art Authority for iPad is the only iPad Reference app to be named to both of Apple's Rewind "best of" lists. It brings over 75,000 high-resolution classic works of art to your fingertips. Art Authority Announces Year Five of Its Intern Program for Art Majors

One thing most designers and creative professionals lack that will kill profits

Most graphic design projects are singular and session based. However, once you evolve into projects that require many sub-contractors, or venders to praticipat, and multiple creative resources, you can quickly get behind the 8-ball and lose a pile of money. The one thing that will keep your profits in tact is careful planning and billing. We used to do this on a chalkboard -- but now you can do it digitally

&Else News, Views and Reviews

&Else brings all new views, reviews and news from the world of Graphic Design . . .
* Now you can burn and publish your movies in amazing Blu-ray quality
* Getting slower? Your hard drive may be in trouble!
* 4 reasons your video will need artifacts repair, and how
* Wake up your photography with stunning parallax 3D effects
* Web designers who discover the sandvox are in for a nice treat
* Here's a scanner that fits in your hand and translates languages
* Audio Notebook Pocket - Sound Recorder for iPhone and iPod touch - &Else News, Views and Reviews

JULY: Digital Photography

Everyone always wants to get a free link on the design center site. Yet I keep telling all our readers that everyone would love to see works created by other readers! Our theme for JULY is digital photography, and we're inviting you to show us your best shot! Whether it's commercial photography, vacation shots, or just fooling around, we know you've created some great visuals. Here's your chance to show them off and get a little much-deserved recognition in the process. Photos submitted will be in the gallery show at Photoshop-folio.com : Send your photo info and captions

August and Summertime Design

Above, I've already noted our JULY: Digital Photography theme. Take this opportunity to share your Photos with DTG readers. During the summer, through August you'll probably see items appearing on a scattered schedule.
      Don't forget, we'll continue adding your favorite web sites and surfing experiences for another big surf in July. So don't hesitate to send us an invitation so we can send editors and photographers to your site!

We wish you happy surfing ... and good times during June -- enjoy the show.

And, as for this month, well, you've already wasted a perfectly good hour reading the DTG newsletter. Hopefully all is not wasted and you've gained at least one helpful tidbit of info.

Thanks for reading

        +FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker

Parting words for June...

      "What is Honored in a Country
          Will be Cultivated There."
            Plato

What did you miss last month?

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