The design department brings graphic design ideas, tips and tricks and concepts for design, printing, photography and publishing of all kinds. Everyone is welcome, beginners and pros alike. The best place to start is with the latest issue of the Newsletter
The Obsessive Images of Seymour Chwast
There are a few people left in the world who actually shaped the evolvement of graphic design and illustration, and Seymour Chwast is one of those people. I, for one, was greatly influenced by his works in the 1960s and early 1970s. Now you can learn and discover this remarkable visual communicator through The Obsessive Images of Seymour Chwast
Picasa & GraphicsConverter Photoshop Replacements
So you think you cannot afford Photoshop? Well, George has some good news for you, as well as anyone trying to sneak into the image editing field. Both Picasa and GraphicsConverter are considered good replacements for Photoshop, and George shows you just a few reasons for Mac users to see Picasa & GraphicsConverter
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
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
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
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
Review: MacSnapper Creates Tutorials
MacSnapper was developed specifically for creating step-by-step tutorials, manuals, kiosks, user guides or even personal notes. MacSnapper will organize everything necessary to describe a project. Screenshots may be taken directly from the application, or images may be easily imported. MacSnapper Creates Tutorials
Scanning with a digital camera
If you can take a picture of something with your camera, you don't need to buy a scanner. Prizmo corrects lens distortion and perspective, it can scan documents of all sizes, including custom portrait and landscape documents indoor and outdoor photographs. This is a handy application -- especially for iPhone users who want to Scan with the camera
Getting control of Adobe InDesign Prepress
Zevrix Solutions is back with powerful applications for Adobe InDesign. This time they present InPreflight, its quality control, packaging automation and preflight reporting solution for Adobe InDesign InPreflight Pro and Studio
The Nikon D90 Companion
Here's a full-on photography class that covers everything including technical matters and exposure theory, composition theory, and how to find images and expand your visual sense. However, unlike a regular photography class, this book is built specifically around the D90, which means every concept is written about in terms of the D90's controls and features. The Nikon D90 Companion
Color Efex Pro for Lightroom
Color Efex Pro is now compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom -- photographic filters for retouching and creative enhancements. The update is free to current owners of Color Efex Pro 3.0. (Site features some really helpful video training!) Color Efex Pro for Lightroom
There's more ink in this book than there is paper -- every time I thumb through it I feel like I've gained weight! I've always admired the graffiti artist's works in and around the bay area -- now photographer Steve Rotman has captured the very essence of the San Francisco graffiti culture -- and I guarantee you will add a few thousand brain cells, but won't gain a single calorie from Bay Area Graffiti eye-candy feast
Nikon Creative Lighting
Nothing can ruin a good photograph faster than a rude flash exposure. Flash photography has become an art in itself and should be mastered by all aspiring photographers. Nikon owners, and those with cameras that can use the Nikon lighting components should get this book, study it, and improve your photography 100% Nikon Creative Lighting
Scanning Negatives and Slides
Scanning Negatives and Slides you will learn how to achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or slide, and how to build a workflow to make this process efficient, repeatable, and reliable Scanning Negatives and Slides
Sending invoices made easy
For the small business or consulting firm, Involer is a simple, easy to use invoicing application for Mac OS X where you can create, print, export and track the status of your invoices within a single, easy to use interface. With Involer, you can be up and running with your company in just a few seconds, and sending invoices in minutes. Easy invoicing for business
Media browsing from any program - FREE
Karelia Software has released version 1.1.3 of the Karelia iMedia Browser, a free utility that adds the familiar "media browser" experience to just about any Mac application. Version 1.1.3 enhances searching, now including searches of keywords and comments in iPhoto libraries, and fixes an issue with redundant search results from iTunes. Version 1.1.3 also supports much larger iPhoto libraries. Free iMedia Browser for Macs
Fonts in InDesign made Easy
One of the dreads of InDesign users is getting to their fonts. Chris Paveglio has possibly solved at least some of the woes with his new InDesign Font Catalog. InDesign users should check this out. Adobe InDesign Font Catalog
InDesign and QuarkXPress Catalog Automating
AutoPrice for Adobe InDesign CS4 and QuarkXPress on both the Macintosh and PC platforms is a powerful yet easy-to-use plug-in module that streamlines the updating of prices and similar information in InDesign and Quark documents. Adobe InDesign Auto pricing
Clean up those links in InDesign workflows...
LinkOptimizer is a workflow automation solution to optimize link size and resolution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows to reduce the size of InDesign jobs and increase the processing speed by eliminating excessive image data. Adobe InDesign LinkOptimizer
Screen captures in layers?
If you work much with screen captures or screen shots, you probably often wish they could already be in the format and layer you want. Layers 1.0 is a unique screen capturing utility for Mac OS X -- screenshots captured in Layers are Adobe PhotoShop compatible Layered Screen Captures
Photoshop CS4 Review
George picks up the latest incarnation of Photoshop and shares some of its highs and lows. If you haven't upgraded yet, perhaps you should read this and see if it helps you make up your mind! George reviews Photoshop CS4
Photographers using Photoshop
The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, spotlights only the critical tools you'll need most often in one compact reference -- Derrick Story teaches you how to quickly and efficiently organize and edit your photos without compromising the originals. Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers
Deke it back... and even better
The One-To-One series is the best in the market for learning any of Adobe's Creative Suite. Read the lesson. Watch the video. Do the exercises, and you'll learn Adobe InDesign CS4 from expert and Adobe guru Deke McClelland. Deke McClelland goes One-on-One with InDesign CS4
PagePlus : power desktop publishing for Windows
While Macintosh users have 'Pages' to rely on, PC people probably use Microsoft Publisher for a price of around $170 or so. PagePlus X3 beats the pants off of that! But let's join our reviewer George Engel and take a look at just a few of the great things you can do with Serif PagePlus Publishing Suite
NEW for the season: Olympus Digital Cameras
Just in time, Olympus introduces several new products that deliver breakthrough innovations: a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof camera with new Tap Control, a sleek ultra-slim shooter, a 20X optical zoom in a more compact body, new classy budget cams with features galore. We revisit the best cameras tested by the DTG labs, Olympus Digital Cameras
The Adobe Type Library Reference Book
George M Engel has always loved fonts... ever since the beginning of digital fonts. Now, he peeks inside the latest and greatest book for anyone who loves to see and use fonts of all kinds... and it's straight from the fonts people themselves: The Adobe Type Library Reference Book
Font & Type Fantasy
THE SERIF FAIRY has lost her wing, keeping her from performing magic. This is an amazing book for type aficionados and their children created by Rene Siegfried using typography and letter forms exclusively to create the playful illustrations. Then we look at "Hand Job: A Catalog of Type" that focuses on hand lettered typography for those sick and tired of seeing computer type! Two books you'll really like Font & Type Fantasy
Make your photos FUN
Funtastic Photos could possibly be the most fun and most capable photo editor to come along for the Mac. The 1-Click Styles function creates stunning effects that would take hours in Photoshop or Elements. More importantly it has at least two of the most asked-for image editing techniques: tile-photo-montages and multiple image print layouts. Funtastic Photos
TypeBook Creator: make cool font books
Veenix sent in this little fonts utility for Mac users and we immediately started making type books. The TypeBook Creator allows you to create and print type specimen books of your entire font collection -- it even categorizes types according to styles -- then prints from an assortment of layouts. We think you're going to like TypeBook Creator
7 Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3
George M Engel takes a look at Scott Kelby's 7-point system for working with digital photos. He says: "I would classify it in the Intermediate to Professional user level... a typical Scott Kelby Photoshop book: Great graphics; Extremely well put together; Comprehensive and well thought out. 7 Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3
Worldwide Identity, Inspired Design from Forty Countries
There is more to being a designer than using tools to re-form and regurgitate our thoughts. There is more to design than balancing concept with execution. Maggie Macnab reviews a blockbuster book by Robert L. Peters that examins the very intent of design with regards to Worldwide Identity
Review: Cool Web 2-point-0 Clip Art
It's zippy, flippy, hippie, and trippie... you'll like Jumsoft's new collection of clip art! They say it's for Apple's Pages... but you can use it anywhere! Here are just a few examples of Cool Clip Art from Jumsoft
Review: Zero-configuration CMS
I've had bad experience with Joomla... it's geek CMS for geeks -- not normal people. If you want a high-power CMS without the geek, get MovableType... I'm setting up a SkyBlue blog now! And I'm learning that if you want really easy, quick CMS, then you need to check out SkyBlueCanvas
Review: Got kids? Get Doozla
They say it's a full screen vector drawing application for kids -- but I'll bet adults will like it even more! Doozla features simple free-hand drawing and color tools, webcam & tablet support, entertaining color-in templates and inspiring background images. Doozla Drawing for Kids!
George Engel reviews Maggie Macnab's awesome new book all about symbols in graphic design -- he includes pictures and some links you're sure to enjoy! This is recommended for everyone Decoding Design: Understanding and Using Symbols in Visual Communication
Alternative Vector Drawing & Painting for Mac
Once there was only one drawing and one painting program for the Mac. This month we look at several newcomers that give Mac users some exciting choices:
* ZeusDraw is a vector drawing program with great brushes and a host of other features...
* DrawIt presents an impressive assortment of professional grade vector features...
* iMaginator and Create are two powerful new publishing tools from Stone Works' and
* DropFrame is a cross-platform application that allows you to easily add a picture frame to your images.
Photographic Image Processing for Leopard
Jade uses state-of-the-art algorithms to enhance color, contrast and dynamic range -- it's an easy-to-use image enhancement and batch processing tool that will automatically improve digital images ... powerful Image Processing for Leopard
Digital Cameras: Good, Bad, Ugly
I've been testing digital cameras for some time -- even destroyed a few! This year the quest was for a durable camera for video that would stand up to extreme sports, while giving good image qualaity. I tested a few really good ones, and a few real dogs. Hopefully I'll help you make a smart decision on purchasing your next Digital Camera
Viewsonic VX2235 LCD Display
Next, George Engel shares his experiences in purchasing a new 22" display -- and points out several good criteria when shopping for displays. If Santa brought you some cash, and you've been wanting a new or second computer monitor, then read George's review of the Viewsonic VX2235 LCD Display
PhotoBooks make the ultimate gifts...
Here's a great gift idea for your entire list ... make a PhotoBook -- hardcover photo albums -- using the Unibind PhotoBook Creator thermal binding machine ... Make yourself a PhotoBook
Book Review: Non-Designer's Design & Type Books ~ Deluxe Edition
Back in the Fall Fonts Festival you read George's insights into type and typography. Well now you get to discover one of George's most inspirational resources on type and design -- from one of our favorite authors of all times, Robin Williams! Non-Designer's Design & Type Books
Ultimate Patterns made easy...
You'll never have to search for -- or fumble over -- patterns again -- this updated Adobe Photoshop plug-in makes the coolest patterns and textures so easy you wonder why someone didn't invent this before now. SymmetryShop is the tool that automates the creation of all types of surface designs Ultimate Patterns made easy...
CDFinder finds everything on CD
I have used CDFinder for years -- since version 2 in fact. With dozens of CDs of client files and archives, dating back to the early 1990s, I can give you my personal endorsement that it works ... CDFinder finds everything on CD
High Quality Raytrace Renderer
Microspot Interiors provides interior space and modelling space in the same application with a shared library, Interiors Pro gives professionals the flexibility they need to be truly creative without the computer slowing them down. High Quality Raytrace Renderer
Software Review: Klix saved my Photos from doom
How much are your digital photos worth to you? Priceless? An old favorite of George's is resurrected under a new name and new company -- with a Mac OS X version that actually saves your photos from corrupted digital camera media... Klix (Image Recovery)
Review: Marshall McLuhan ... Everyman's McLuhan
"McLuhan was right." said the Reporter, June 1976 -- You thought "Global Village" referred to the internet? Right? You thought "The Medium is the Message" referred to MySpace, or Google? Right? Maybe, maybe not. But you won't know for sure until you discover (or re-discover) Marshall McLuhan! I'm including this book review not just because it's a visual treat -- but because everyone should experience the thoughts and words of Everyman's McLuhan
- Unique Photoshop Brush Sets Graphic Extras brush packs for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are royalty-free designs for art history, clone, blur, smear, pattern stamp, paint, dodge, burn + others.
- Photo collage made easy You really didn't know it could be this easy! AKVIS version 5.0 of its photo collage plug-in AKVIS Chameleon is totally cool -- and a true breakthrough in photo collage creation. Works in Photoshop and Elements as well as any other Photoshop compatible software
- Create a Watercolor from a Photo This very cool plug-in for Photoshop compatibles offers natural-looking paint media with ArtStudioPro, Watercolor, Technical Pen, Marker, Crayon, or Colored Pencil
- Photo viewer in your pocket What a great gift this will make -- and it's totally affordable -- with digital foci's "pocket album" Digital Key Chain photo viewer ... carry up to 74 photos everywhere you go on 1.5-inch color LCD screen with 8mb of internal memory
- WYSIWYG website creation tool XtraLean Software has rolled out the latest release of its WYSIWYG website creation tool, ShutterBug V2.3. This version dramatically improves the quality of images with the new image processing engine and the addition of filter controls to adjust the sharpness, brightness, contrast and saturation of images.
- Free seamless backgrounds The fourth installment of Spiral Graphics free seamless texture packs more than 150 textures freely downloadable seamless textures -- bringing the total of free textures to 600 -- including all new terrain textures for games and maps
- Making Things Talk Tom Igoe bestows the power of communication upon your favorite tech creations -- guidelines for electronic verbosity
- Microsoft Word automated output Multiple Word files -- printed at the same time? You can select the files you want to output, adjust the settings, and WordOutput will do the rest automatically.
- Linux Firewalls Linux Firewalls shows how to use iptables and Netfilter to detect and prevent network-based attacks -- in today's security nightmare, a secure firewall is essential
- Powerful Notebook for the Mac Notae is advanced notebook software -- including such features as template notes (notes you can insert into other notes), partial matching for tag searches, optional automatic saving of documents when they are closed, adding or removing tags via contextual menus as well as many smaller usability enhancements
- DiskLibrary: Catalog your digital life DiskLibrary media cataloging application for Mac OS X is indispensable if you have a lot of media to keep track of. It catalogs not just your complete file structure, it also creates thumbnails, and stores metadata, for most popular media formats.
- Activity Visualization Ascent is an activity visualization application designed to organize and analyze exercise data downloaded from exercise computers or imported via various file formats. Version 1.8 adds the following new features. (See video for sure!)
- Photoshop Lightroom Adventure Field testing in Iceland turned out to be a stroke of brilliance," enthuses George Jardine, pro photo evangelist for Adobe Systems, about Mikkel Aaland's new book, Photoshop Lightroom Adventure
- Marshall McLuhan ... Everyman's McLuhan Everyman's McLuhan is McLuhan's career; his words are accompanied by colorful and innovative illustrations that apply McLuhan's and Gordon's ideas to the realities of 21st century technology and media.
- Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-on-One Pioneering computer graphics author Deke McClelland updates his bestselling hands-on tutorial for "Adobe Photoshop CS3" -- Read the Lessons. Watch the Video. Do the Exercises.
- Art Text If you do a lot of graphics, check out Art Text for creating textual graphics, high-quality headings, logos, web banners and buttons.
- Killer virtual tours Starting from digital images, the software's powerful central automatic stitching engine enables a diverse range of users to create high-quality panoramas and virtual tours
- CSS Tool, Makes CSS approachable for Mac users Eric Meyer really is the leading expert on CSS for the web. His new tool, CSS Sculptor, created in collaboration with WebAssist, makes it easy for Dreamweaver users to create Web standards compliant CSS-based layouts
- Graphic Inspector The latest version of Graphic Inspector provides extensive info about graphic files and helps locate potential problems according to user defined settings.
- ConceptDraw 7.2 CS Odessa ConceptDraw 7.2 Dramatically Shortens Learning Curve for Business Graphics - it's vector graphics make it easy to build and modify all kinds of graphics not just charts and presentations!
- iWatermark iWatermark is the popular watermarking package for Mac OS X and Windows - ease of use with efficiency for beginner and professional photographers to protect their work. Add digital signatures, url, email address or company logo to one, or a 1000 images at a time.
- Custom shapes for Photoshop Graphicxtras.com's latest set of royalty-free releases feature flames and fiery imagery: custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements; symbols for Illustrator; and font set for DTP and 3D and others
- Buttons for Photoshop, Elements and Illustrator three new Button Themed Sets for use in Adobe Photoshop, Elements and Illustrator as well as a corresponding Fonts Button Pack. Custom Shapes Pack consists of 200+ custom button themed shapes for digital scrapbooking, fashion designs, packaging, books and more
- Automate Illustrator and Photoshop Production Pack 5.0's plug-in interface integrates directly with the Workgroups 2007 suite, enabling users to quickly access information about the job or project they are working on.
- AlphaStar for Adobe After Effects AlphaStar for Adobe After Effects create different types of highlights, stars, rays, flashes, blinks, lens flares, rainbows and etc., and gives a lot of possibilities to decorate video and create both natural and unusual fantastical effects
- Free QuarkXPress 7.3 Updater More people use QuarkXPress for creative design and page layout than any other software in the world. Here's support for five additional languages including European Portuguese, Finnish, Croatian, Hungarian, and Russian
- Sound, Motion, Near DVD Quality DXG ANNOUNCES DXG-572V DIGITAL CAMCORDER - Full-Motion Video in Near DVD Quality with Sound, 5 Megapixel Photos, Digital Voice Recorder for Only $149 ... pretty slick!
- Create, Animate 3D Worlds e frontier has launched Power Bundle, a total 3D animation solution - Poser 7 - Vue 6 Esprit for creative professionals, graphic artists and hobbyists to create 3D worlds with human and natural imagery.
- Free Photos at TurboPhoto 5th in celebration of the 5 year milestone, Turbo Photo plans to release an unprecedented amount of free stock photos for the month of September -- Thousands of web photos for commercial and personal use can be downloaded for free
- Improve your Time Tracking Now you have the option to pause a running timer when a new one has started. Billings, the time tracking and invoicing software from Marketcircle Inc. has accommodated user requests for restricted timers in a new point release.
- Toon Boom Digital Pro Toon Boom - easy-to-use interface - the complete animation software for professionals, offering advanced content creation, animation and compositing capabilities within a single application.
- BBEdit gets upgrade Since the early 1990s we've preached the true benefits of having BBEdit installed on your computer. It's been said that BBEdit should be the second piece of software installed after the System package. If you use text on your Mac, then you need BBEdit!
- Store more, share more - at home NewerTech has announced the miniStack Drag, Drop Shared Storage up to 750GB for Home or Business, 6 Times Faster Performance, Extra Security with NDAS Technology
- RapidWeaver gets a slew of handy new features RapidWeaver brings a slew of handy new features including an upgraded blog plugin, new custom RSS fields, and a brand new Dynamic Sidebar option allowing far quicker upload times
- Memory for New iMac Upgrade your Memory for New iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0/2.4GHz, Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz "Extreme" Models - Upgrade from 1.0GB to 3.0GB for Less than Factory Option to 2.0GB
- Data recovery for Mac OS X FileSalvage 6, Data recovery software for Mac OS X now has support for custom file type recovery, embedded file search, and new bootable DVD
- iLife '08 iLife '08, the most significant upgrade ever to Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications, featuring a major new version of iPhoto and a completely reinvented iMovie
- iWork 08 Apple has introduced iWork '08, a significant upgrade to Apple's productivity software suite featuring new versions of Pages and Keynote word processing and presentation applications, and introducing an innovative new spreadsheet application called "Numbers."
- Disk Cleaner regains More Disk Space To regain space and keep your computer running fast, it's essential for you to clean it up -- Windows users can now reclaimj more Disk Space from Disk Cleaner than ever before
- Tips on Writing a Good FAQ Adriana Iordan shares insight and tips on Writing a Good FAQ, those organized "collections" of valuable information you want your readers to learn
- Logos 01 Today's designers must be clear on all the steps necessary to create work that stands out in an increasingly competitive marketplace -- here's a book to help you upgrade your image
- Artist's Guide To Gimp Effects The GIMP, an image editor whose power and ease-of-use rivals that of Adobe Photoshop, is one of the world's most popular free software tools. Here's the guide you'll need...
Epson R260 Printer
A little wit and common sense as author and computer guru George Engel, asks:
WHY WOULD A GRAPHICS-WISE GUY throw away a perfectly good Photo Printer that's getting 5740 x 1440 dpi pictures?
Well, you'll just have to read his review of the Epson R260 Printer
BEST Natural Media Plug-ins
Hardly a week goes buy without someone writing in for a quick, easy way of converting digital photos or Photoshop images into art. Most frequently they ask about pencil or pen and ink sketches. This year's BEST IMAGE EDITING software is a draw between Akvis and Alien Skin natural media plug-ins
Celedy Software CeledyDraw 2
Can professional Windows users in the design field exist without Adobe Illustrator? Maybe not... probably not. However, most other Windows users can indeed exist nicely without Adobe Illustrator -- here's a robust, alternative for just about anyone... CeledyDraw 2
Thinking In Type
Alex White is the leading authority on graphic design using typography. Thinking in Type, The Elements of Graphic Design, and Type In Use continue to be our top recommendation for learning and applying The Practical Philosophy Of Typography
Reviews: Movie Editing Made Easy...
So many people have written lamenting about the lack of movie-making products for Windows -- until the latest iteration of Movie Edit, from Magix, there wasn't. But now, Windows users, your time has come... get your hands on Movie Edit Pro
The Life and Deaths of the Printed Word
William J. Sonn traces the seismic societal shifts which followed each dramatic drop in the cost of written knowledge. What do current technological advances and "free information" via the Internet hold for the future? This is must reading for anyone involved in printing, typesetting or graphic design... Paradigms Lost
Building Colors on Uncoated Stock
Tintbooks Introduces Tintbook Uncoated -- Remember, we told you about Tintbooks last year... well, they've now completed the first comprehensive CMYK Graphic Design Tool for printing on Uncoated Paper. See the latest TINTBOOK...
Author and Macintosh technical expert George M Engel -- a die-hard PageMaker user -- found Adobe's InDesign a bit of a pain to get used to... but now he's found some new features that he really likes in the new Adobe InDesign CS2
For graphic designers and business publishers who need to produce professional-looking brochures, newsletters, flyers, postcards, ads, business cards, letterheads and more. For CorelDRAW Graphics Suite versions 9 through 12
InDesign CS2 Classroom in a Book
Author and Macintosh technical expert George M Engel takes a look at the latest Classroom in a book from Adobe; the experts in the tradecraft of image editing and layout design -- InDesign CS2 - Classroom in a Book
Babel Color Brings New Color
The BabelColor Company has rolled out the second version of "BabelColor", a color comparator and translator software designed for the Mac and Windows platforms. Babel Color Color Comparator
Building Colors on Uncoated Stock
Tintbooks Introduces Tintbook Uncoated -- Remember, we told you about Tintbooks last year... well, they've now completed the first comprehensive CMYK Graphic Design Tool for printing on Uncoated Paper. See the latest TINTBOOK...
Deke McClelland's Total Training
Reviewer Joyce Evans shares a brief look inside some of the best video training on the planet... with Photoshop expert Deke McClelland and the product called Total Training
DigiEffects Web Euphoria
Here's one of the BEST for 2004 - plug-ins from DigiEffects ... that easily and effectively create the most sought-after effects in the business... Web Euphoria
Interview: Leslie Cabarga
Frequent questions about type, typography, fonts and lettering in email, the Design Cafe and classrooms prompted us to contact the logo, font and lettering wizard himself
... Leslie Cabarga
Editors Choice: Photoshop for Right Brainers
Want to expand beyond typical tips and techniques? Tired of those "hot" tricks without a reason or purpose? Al Ward's technical expertise gives you precision training and a creative jolt in the arm that won't quit... Photoshop for Right Brainers
Turbo Photo Library and Freebies
Graphic designers on a tight budget may appreciate the new Turbo Photo Library of CD-ROMs, hundreds of high resolution, royalty-free images at very inexpensive prices. Learn more and download samples this month in the Reviews Department
Software Solutions with Joyce Evans...
This month, noted author and frequent DTG contributor Joyce Evans puts her review pencil to software solutions for designers:
First, she needed a quick and easy way to write proposals without crunching her busy schedule. Here are her comments on The Proposal Kit
Next, Joyce found a super quick and easy way to produce Flash SWF animations with Wildform FX Pro
The Designing BusinessAlthough this is part of our Business department, designers can learn a thing or two in How to Hire A Designer
Unique Design Layout...One of the more popular layouts we've presented over the years is the Digital photo tent display
Using Color in Design(From the Photoshop Department) Designers must always remember the powers of color. Sometimes you need a little help Using Color to Harmonize Photos
Sure-fire Techniques for Creative ThinkingTake this step-by-step tutorial and see if you don't get a real surge of Creative Thinking
Generating Creative IdeasA frequent problem for graphic designers is falling into a creative slump. Here's a whole page to help you sharpen your creative edges
Making your graphics workOf course creating graphics is only part of the challenge. Getting them to print requires a bit of output file wisdom
Unusual Design LayoutsIf you need to stand out, then do something different... Design: Skinny Layout Templates.
- Layouts For Portfolio Disk Jackets
- Laser Paper Selection
- InkJet Paper Selection
- Handmade, Custom Envelopes
- Becoming A Graphic Designer
- Visual Proofreading
- Die Cutting without Dies
- Designing for CREEP
- Easy Type Modification Tricks
- T/Maker EPS Clip Art Classics
- Finding Varnish Techniques
- Spectacular design student work
- Unique Brochure Folds