DT&G : Design, Type & Graphics for July, 2016

by Fred Showker

DTG NewsletterDTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 26, #7 ~ July
Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to this year's Back to Design School issue, and our Fall Fonts Festival kicking off in September!
SURF's UP.. Summer is almost over!

  • 01 JULY 2016 - Digital Photography, photos, and all fun in the sun ...
  • 02 Photoshop Madness : Make Your Own Angry Bird Fan Art With Photoshop
  • 03 60 Seconds 334: Why use Spotify?
  • 04 4th of July Nails
  • 05 Creative Tidbits #209: body painting, Photoshop filters,
    . . . type and typography and more
  • 06 2016 Elections : Now you can dress and undress your favorite candidates
    . . . Trump, Clinton, or Sanders, or all three!
  • 07 Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!
  • 08 This could be the most important drawing software since Adobe Illustrator
  • 09 PSMania yet another image editor for photo enthusiasts
  • 10 Self publishing has come of age, and Textkraft mobile production
    . . . studio makes it happen
  • 11 3rd annual Dronestagram/National Geographic International
    . . . Drone Photography Contest
  • 12 Patina Painting App for Mac Relaunched with New Features
  • 13 July to August... on the road... taking car

JULY 2016 - Digital Photography, photos, and all manner of fun in the sun ...

grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize! July is brought to you by the colors "Red, White & Blue" and the letter Jay -- see links at the bottom . . . have a great July . . .

Photoshop Madness : Make Your Own Angry Bird Fan Art With Photoshop

Love the Angry Birds? Well, this super addicting game even has its own movie very soon! To celebrate the wacky world of this game, let's create some adorable fan art using Photoshop. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use photo textures to make your characters look realistic.Photoshop Madness : Make Your Own Angry Bird Fan Art With Photoshop

60 Seconds 334: Why use Spotify?

Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more, as a Senior Contributor to Macworld. He is also a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is co-host of The Next Track and The Committed podcast; and has written more than twenty books, including Take Control books about iTunes. While reading a recent post about streaming music I was compelled to respond. Kirk wrote. . . 60 Seconds 334: Why use Spotify?

4th of July Nails

Here we go with a lot of fun video -- just in time for the 4th of July! Jenny Claire Fox has it all going on -- and quite an online entrepreneur, killing it on YouTube, Twitter and all the social networks! Some of these tutorials are amazing ... so good it makes me feel like doing my own nails! ... so good it makes me feel like doing my own nails!

Creative Tidbits #209: body painting, Photoshop filters, type and typography and more

It's summer time and a great time for some body painting! That's really interesting but also enjoy the first female typographer, Prince's logo disks, and the Photoshop Newspaper filter ... it's a good time to get creative news and inspiration
* The Legend of Prince's Font Symbol Floppy Disks
* The Body Painting Art, craft and graphic design
* Yet another anatomy-of-type discovered
* Newspaper Photo Photoshop Action
* The First Female Typographer
* Body Painting Arts
Have fun!Creative Tidbits #209: body painting, Photoshop filters, type and typography and more

2016 Elections : Now you can dress and undress your favorite candidates Trump, Clinton, or Sanders, or all three!

You've talked about it all year! Now you can take action and express the moods and moves of your favorite candidate! Yes, pass the time this summer dressing and undressing Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump -- or if you're a collector, get all three! Bet you've wondered how Bernie would look in some of her culottes! It's fun for kids and fun for political mavins of all ages!

Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!

Getting ready for the summer vacation and all of the cook-outs, receptions, parties and picknics going on, we were delighted when Ainseley Bevis sent in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial with lots of blends, gradients and vector cooking!Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!

This could be the most important drawing software since Adobe Illustrator

Artboard 2 for the Mac is a full-featured drawing software to create crisp vector graphics and layered illustrations. For the versatility and price, we're thinking this could be the next generation's Illustrator -- at a fraction of the cost, without being held hostage!This could be the most important drawing software since Adobe Illustrator

PSMania yet another image editor for photo enthusiasts

Perfect for photo enthusiasts, PSMania allows anyone to apply fun and interesting image processing effects on their photos and images. There are more than thirty different image filters to choose from, and most offer a slider to instantly adjust the filter parameters in real time. Best of all, you can see the effect in live video mode. It is so easy-to-use and no learning is needed

Self publishing has come of age, and Textkraft mobile production studio makes it happen

Textkraft is a professional writing app, specifically developed for authors, editors, translators and other prolific writers. Delivering the first comprehensive mobile production studio, version 4.1 comes with many new and updated features, that are of great interest for self-publishers. Writers can be even more productive on their iPad.

3rd annual Dronestagram/National Geographic International Drone Photography Contest

What started as a backyard hobby has grown into a full scale art genre of its own! For the third year, you can join the world's elite -- but there isn't much time left to participate in the amazing 3rd edition of the Dronestagr.am International Drone Photography Contest in partnership with National Geographic from May 30th to June 30th.

Patina Painting App for Mac Relaunched with New Features

Patina, which is useful for making simple drawings and sketches, as well as for doing basic image editing tasks, had the highest user rating among the top 10 most downloaded free apps in the Graphics & Design category in the Mac App Store.Patina Painting App for Mac Relaunched with New Features

July to August... on the road... taking care

As we move through July and into August, we've got a scattered schedule, in-town, out-of-town, and so forth. So, articles will be appearing as we finish them.

August launch may be delayed, but not but a day or so.If you are out and about, traveling this summer, please do be careful... watch your self and your stuff. Keep a close eye on your laptop, your bags, camera, and kids. Keep them all safe and return yourself safe and sound from vacation... to enjoy good times through July and August -- enjoy the show.

September & October we'll celebrate our 22nd Annual Fall Fonts Festival with lots of fun type, fonts, lettering and typography. If you've got favorites, pass them along!

* July is brought to you by the colors Red, White & Blue
* July is brought to you by the letter J

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... go forth and be creative!

 


        +FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker

Parting words for JULY as we contemplate our freedoms...

      "Everything that is really great and inspiring
        is created by the individual
          who can labor in freedom."
            - Einstein

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