We Love you, Yuko Shimizu !

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Yuko Shimizu -- a Japanese illustrator and instructor at The School of Visual Arts based in New York City -- her awesome works are truly world class! March 28, 2018

Creative Tidbits #205: shortcuts, video, extravvignt lettering, illustration and more

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

This is why I love doing the creative tidbits. Sometimes we have some simple ones and sometimes complicated ones. This week, we've even got a very cool nne new video you don't want to miss! And, yes, yet another Adobe shortcuts chart to end all shortcuts charts. Jump in and enjoy ... and don't forget to send me your favorites to share with DTG readers.

  • Artist Brian Yap on How iPad Apps Transformed The Way He Works
  • Tobias Saul lettering, typography, illustration excellence
  • HUGE Adobe Shortcuts charts in infographic
  • A great logo Hewlett-Packard isn't using?
March 12, 2018

Creative Tidbits #186: Valentines Madness

Fred Showker's Creative Update

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration It's that time of year and just for fun we decided to get some crazy stuff for you to enjoy! The first item is a killer ... please enjoy that one for sure! ... here we go:

  • Top 10 list of the outrageously expensive Valentines Gifts
  • Lots of free vector starter images for Valentine's
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Be My Valentine
  • A Font with emotion : My Valentines Love
  • Adam McIver 16 Valentines
  • Happy Valentine's Day
  • ... and more !
February 8, 2018

Valentine's coloring art pages on CD-ROM for young and old alike!

We promised we would be back with Valentine's sentiments ... here is a whole collection to download sending all our readers all our best Valentine's wishes! Coloring is a great way for young ones to learn. But some of those line drawings are quite elegant, and can be a rich experience for sparking ideas. These coloring books from Dover provide some excellent resource materials that are low cost, and provide the ready-to-go art for all ages February 6, 2018

Photoshop (Valentine) Madness

Yes, Valentine! I know it's early, but it's not too early to think about your February promotions -- and Valentine's is a great theme to jolt your clients out of their winter doldrums. Here, we've found ten great finds for the Valentines season. * Valentine Hearts shapes * 3D Valentine's Day Typography * Age Progression tutorial * colorful background for Valentine's Day * Basic editing tutorial in Adobe Photoshop * Valentine's day post card * colorizing hair * smoothing skin... and more! Enjoy. February 1, 2018

Vintage Valentine's Cuts copyright free clip art on CD-ROM

We believe, vintage images evolk memories of by-gone days. Mostly created in the Victorian era, these collections illustrate high talent in simpler times -- when artists could afford to spend the time for such art. Now they are at your disposal for graphic design projects, cards or decorations. Even if you don't actually use any of the cuts, they'll provide some excellent resource materials that are copyright free. They're low cost, and provide the ready-to-go January 27, 2018

Photoshop Valentine's Madness Tutorials, Brushes, Clip Art

Happy Valentine's Day . . . happy tutorial hunting! Lots of spam and craziness out there so be careful. For this issue we decided to play it clean and get you some cool stuff! So here goes : Valentine's Madness Hearts on a sun rays background wallpaper exclusive tutorial Valentine's Madness The Graphics Fairy brings FREE Clip Art Valentine's Madness Heart in Envelope Icon Psd Tutorial
Valentine's Madness Create a beautiful love wallpaper Valentine's Madness Photoshop Heart Wing Logo Photo
Valentine's Madness Valentine's Love Poster . . . and MORE
January 22, 2018

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month we take this fun and educational field trip to visit the leading archives and prestigious educational institutions to discover more wonderful visual art works by African American Artists & Designers. January 17, 2018

In search of Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, we like to focus on achievements in the visual communications world in celebration of Black History Month. This year we're taking a little different approach in a quest to find creative expressions of Martin Luther King Jr. We've also updated the whole series of pages about Black designers and artists in the world ... January 16, 2018

A bit of Christmas history

Few and far between are the denizens of the industrialized world who can escape the secular trappings of the Christmas season, perhaps best exemplified by Santa Claus and his loyal team of nine enchanted (or, at least, telekinetic) reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph -- the latter also sporting the superpower of a hyper-illuminated red nose. December 23, 2017