DT&G : Design, Typography & Graphics for November 2014

by Fred Showker

01 November: Design the Holidays
02 25 Awesome illustrations for 'family' ... happy Thanksgiving
03 Photoshop Food Madness : Food Photography, retouching & styling
04 Creative Update 180 ~~ Graphic Design Creative Inspiration
05 The Essential Handbook for all Creatives and Innovators: The 46 Rules of Genius
06 Scott Kelby books for Photographers - one or the whole set!
07 Picture your Mini-Me - your own 3D statue of yourself!
08 Dan Winters: The Road to Seeing
09 New Graphic Novel CARBON says it's 'Time To Cut The Crap...' and the Carbon Emissions
10 Ultimate Halloween Masks as created with Photoshop
11 In the Bookshelf and Gallery for the holidays :
12 20th Annual Fonts Surf Recap:
13 iPhone, iPad, Android and Apps for November and Thanksgiving
14 Thanksgiving
15 Hope you enjoy our November issue . . .

November: Design the Holidays

DTGnews November is the traditional opening of the holidays -- although it's been getting earlier and earlier each year. I was seeing Christmas ads before Halloween this year! Halloween is over, and Madison Avenue seems to be full steam ahead for Christmas. I just try to keep up. All during the month you'll find new offerings in the Design Center. Later in the month, I'll be opening the Holidays in the Publishers' Warehouse -- for the LAST TIME. So stay tuned and enjoy. If you have a holiday message or promotion you'd like to share with DTG readers, just Let us know!
GO http://www.graphic-design.com/contact.html
Or, if you would like to publish your holiday message to the world you can post it on our Facebook Wall at :
GO https://www.facebook.com/groups/DTGmagazine/

25 Awesome illustrations for 'family' ... happy Thanksgiving

This time of year brings us closer to family -- and we thought this would be a superb time to share these extraordinary illustrations with you! Richard Solomon is the artists representative, and has given permission to share these with DTG readers. Which are your favorites? Please enjoy! DTG Gallery Field Trip :

Photoshop Food Madness : Food Photography, retouching & styling

I feel like I worked you a little bit hard with last month's madness so I decided to lighten up this month -- with the holiday season upon us -- and cover a topic dear to us all : FOOD! Yes, it's time to look at Photoshop Food Madness! The big surprise is how many non-Photoshop people are out there doing photoshop tutorials about food! Some better than Photoshop people! Pig out over the next four pages with :
* Fixing Blow Outs in Photoshop (Photo Editing Tips for Bloggers)
* The Two Most Important Tools Food Photographers Must Know
* How to Brighten Food Photography with Photoshop Elements
* Food Styling and Photography – Ratatouille in the Making
* Creating Depth Of Field With Filters and Masks
* Artificial Lighting Tips for Food Photography
* Food Photography: Photoshop Editing Tutorial
* Creating A True .EPS File Using Vector Masks
* Basic Photoshop Tips for Food Photography
* How to make syrup text in Photoshop
* Photoshop Before & After: Salmon
* Gingerbread Cookies Text Effect
* How to Photoshop Food
. . . . and more !
GO http://www.graphic-design.com/photoshop/food_retouching

Creative Update 180 -- Graphic Design Creative Inspiration

in this edition of my creative update we roll into the holiday season, now is the best time to put on our creative thinking caps -- 2015 is just around the corner and will be here before you know it! Here's some good food for thought :
* Adobe InDesign Continues To Define Desktop Publishing
* How Great Design Translates Into Marketing Advantage
* The 7 Skills Every Design Professional Needs Today
* 3-D printing and additive manufacturing glossary
* How to make a 3D Flower POP UP Greeting Card
* Milton Glaser Critiques Modern Beer Art
... and more!
GO Creative Update 180 -- Graphic Design Creative Inspiration

The Essential Handbook for all Creatives and Innovators: The 46 Rules of Genius

Marty Neumeier's new book is a thought-provoking quick start guide to creative brilliance -- and I want to recommend it for anyone who wants to brighten their creative thinking prowess. Read it once. Reade it twice. Use lots of Post-it notes to mark passages ... I guarantee you'll want them again and again!
GO The Essential Handbook for all Creatives and Innovators: The 46 Rules of Genius

Scott Kelby books for Photographers - one or the whole set!

Working our way to the holidays, we're on the look-out for gift ideas for graphic designers, photographers and creatives. A good choice would be any of the Scott Kelby books ... or the entire set:
* The Photoshop Elements 12 Book for Digital Photographers
* The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers
* The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes
* Adobe Photoshop for Lightroom Users
* The entire boxed set of FOUR books!
. . . and more!
GO Scott Kelby books for Photographers - one or the whole set!

Picture your Mini-Me - your own 3D statue of yourself!

This is the beginning of the age of 3D Photography, and Photogrammetry uses overlapping pictures to create a 3D model of an object printed by the Sculpteo 3D Cloud Engine. So, figure you can now clone yourself in any size... a great novelty or gift!!!
GO Picture your Mini-Me - your own 3D statue of yourself!

Dan Winters: The Road to Seeing

You don't get this opportunity very often, so you have to take advantage while you can. Dan Winters' Road To Seeing is a monumental work of contemporary photography that everyone who handles a camera needs to see. This is not only a visual testament to the photographic art, it will become a collectors treasure. Be aware: it will not be available for long in this hardbound format.
GO Dan Winters: The Road to Seeing

New Graphic Novel CARBON says it's 'Time To Cut The Crap...' and the Carbon Emissions

Illustrated in a classic style, with a broad brush, this graphic novel goes after some strong stuff and ends up with a mighty strong tale! Aside the graphic tale, illustrators and visual communicators will have a ball with this new graphic novel from Daniel Boyd!
GO New Graphic Novel CARBON says it's 'Time To Cut The Crap...' and the Carbon Emissions

Ultimate Halloween Masks as created with Photoshop

Just imagine if you could decorate real people as well as you can in Photoshop. Well, you can. Which of these were done for real, and which were done in Photoshop? You can probably guess them all. Of course there are tens-of-thousands out there on the web. We just thought these, sent in by readers, would be fun to share.
GO Ultimate Halloween Masks as created with Photoshop

In the Bookshelf and Gallery for the holidays :

GO Vintage Thanksgiving Art, Crafts Clip & Coloring Pages
GO Vintage Thanksgiving Vignettes for Designers and Illustrators
GO Vintage Holiday Cuts copyright free clip art on CD-ROM
GO Vintage Holiday Vignettes copyright free images and resource art on CD-ROM
GO Vintage Greeting Cards offer rich design inspiration
GO Halloween inspiration, art, activities and download fun for all
      These and lots more goodies are found in the Design Center Gallery ... check it out in the Bookshelf and Gallery for the holidays

20th Annual Fonts Surf Recap:

The fonts fest is over, and during October we ran five more pages of surfing for type, lettering, fonts, calligraphy and cool stuff about typography are behind us. As we say goodbye to the 20th annual fonts surf, I'm thinking we may just be back to add yet more. Please send in your favorites to share with all other DT&G Magazine and Design Center readers! Enjoy:
* Lettering and Signage Trends at the Grocery Stores
* A cursive font you thought was done by hand
* Stephen Miggas of Aerotype Arbordale
* Take this FONT in your lunchbox
* Uber chic for cheap
. . . and more!
GO 20th Annual Fonts Surf Recap

iPhone, iPad, Android and Apps for November and Thanksgiving

Many of you already know that my 'hobby' is producing a weekly newsletter for the User Group Network. It started in the early days of Compuserve and continues today ... every Monday morning since 1987. Since I put a lot of time into researching these articles -- and since Google is penalizing me for posting the same article to both sites, I'm just linking you over to UGNN for these articles. Lots of fun there; enjoy!
iPhone and iPad Apps for Black Friday : shop ’til you drop!
* http://www.ugnn.com/2014/11/black_friday_apps/
Thanksgiving games apps for the kids
* http://www.ugnn.com/2014/11/thanksgiving_games/
UGNN Infomanager picks Thanksgiving Apps for iPhone and iPad
* http://www.ugnn.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-apps/
iPhone and iPad Apps for Thanksgiving Part 2
* http://www.ugnn.com/2014/11/thanksgiving_apps_2/
. . . . and a lot more :
GO iPhone, iPad, Android and Apps for November and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

According to various historic accounts, the first permanent settlement of Jamestown, Virginia held a thanksgiving gathering as early as 1610. Americans commonly trace the Thanksgiving holiday to a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the Plymouth, Massachusetts settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season. Whatever the origin, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving" for the last Thursday in November. So here we are, 150 years later about to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hope you enjoy our November issue . . .

Don't forget NOVEMBER is brought to you by the letter "N" and you can pick up your free poster of the letter "N" at
* http://www.graphic-design.com/Type/the_letter_N.html
NOVEMBER is brought to you by "BROWN" the colors of autumn leaves, and roast turkey!
* http://bit.ly/1yQeL8G
FREE BACKGROUNDS in brown colors can be downloaded at this site, but be careful it's heavily laced with spam links!
* http://bit.ly/1zrOtN6 or these http://bit.ly/1GeZVO0

Don't forget to let us know about your favorite holiday promotions or other cool stuff you'd like to share with DTG readers! Remember that "DTG" stands for Design, Typography & Graphics ... the original, since 1988.

Thanks for reading

+FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker

Parting words for November...
      Let us be thankful for the fools.
        But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
            Mark Twain

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