You know your web page sucks when it cost 7-million dollars to read!

Fathom a web page that costs 7.3-million dollars to read? Let’s do the math and see if you agree that it adds up to a web page that sucks! October 24, 2018

More cookies than God

cookies.jpg If you ever get to a web site and it's taking forever to load, and you keep seeing all kinds of names racing through the progress bar, you might be getting dumped on by the web site you're waiting for. Here's Edward Snowden’s worst nightmare — NSA ! No wait. The NSA never captured all this info, and they never shared it with everyone else in real time. OMG! October 23, 2018

DESIGNERS sandbox for Logo Design, free to experiment and create

Here's a discovery that could not only eliminate the need for a lengthy design process, but could also provide unlimited experimentation with a well implemented design engine. October 18, 2018

3 Easy Ways to Focus Viewers Attention on the Subject in Images

In both photography as well as design it is important that your images are able to clearly convey the subject so that viewers focus their attention on it. Regardless of whether the image is being used to illustrate a point, for marketing or any other reason – its effectiveness will largely hinge on whether or not viewers focus on the important parts that you want them to see. May 29, 2018

Photoshop Tutorial : Blazing Fire Sketch Effects

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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. May 26, 2018

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