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DT&G:   Vol. 15, Number 11,   November, 2005   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

November: From the Editor


November: Design Holidays

November is the traditional opening of the holidays. All during the month you'll find new offerings in the Design Center -- and the opening of the Holidays in the Publishers' Warehouse. 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!

Feature: Anthony Cole: Legacy of Illumination

DTG reader and contributor, Laura Mizii, introduces us to her grandfather and shares some of his spectacular work. Master illustrator, calligrapher and illuminated lettering artist Anthony Cole leaves us all a lesson in craftsmanship and a legacy worth saving and sharing

How to design a logo of letters

Are you known by your initials? Turn those letters into a terrific signature! Desktop Publishing icon John McWade joins us this month to share some tips and tricks on getting the most out of letterforms for logos and monograms... How to design a logo of letters

Adobe CS Bridge Between Programs

Adobe Bridge helps you work more efficiently in Adobe Creative Suite 2. In this brief article, the Adobe Support Team shows us how it's very easy to drag images directly from Bridge into an InDesign layout while keeping the palette small and compact! Bridge to InDesign

Building Color Made Reliable

One of the long-time problems print designers have faced is building reliable color. With Tintbook's 25,000 CMYK process screen tint combinations you can do what designers have agonized over for decades... Building Color with Tintbooks

Stock Layouts Graphic Design Templates

StockLayouts templates make it easy to create great-looking, agency-quality, marketing materials affordably and quickly. These royalty-free layouts actually include stock photos and artwork. StockLayouts offers creative templates for brochures, flyers, newsletters, stationery, postcards, ads, menus and posters for a variety of businesses. If you're faced with time limitations, budget constraints or simply need new creative ideas; search the design library... download FREE sample templates and more...

Never Run Out of Memory Card Space

Picture Porter Digital Photo Album does it Securely -- Keep on Snapping Photos - Save Photos on the Road into this stylishly cool portable digital photo album. Save and view digital photos and video on a hard drive wherever you go... Picture Porter Digital Photo Album

Opening the Holidays with Photoshop Madness

This month's Photoshop Madness column includes a Creative Shot-in-the-arm * Snow, Santa retouching, and paper for the Holidays * Robin Klein's extraordinary vision * Phong.com's superb tutorials * Deke Duz Image Wrapping * Matrix Wallpaper * Skin Retouching * Bruce Fraser color terminology ... and others in this month's Photoshop Madness

November & December Holiday Hints

HOLIDAY DESIGN - Share your thoughts during November & December Design ... designers like to read other designer's comments on graphic design for the holiday season. Share your comments on Design for the Holidays
*Favorite greeting cards
*Favorite Holiday illustrations or Paintings
*Unique design projects
*Tip, trick, technique for holiday crafts
*Holiday Design for Self Promotion
*Selling holiday design
*What are you designing for the holidays?
Let us know and you could WIN a gift from the Design Bookshelf... Register NOW

Make A Prominent Statement

Gallo is back with an all new Display face that is ideal for big type statements and for use on the internet... Display Prominent

Snippets: a little word for a big help

Adobe introduces the snippets feature in InDesign CS2 letting you turn any combination of elements in an InDesign document into reusable design objects... Using InDesign Snippets

60 Seconds: Grokster Case Revisited

You may remember our editorial back in the summer about the Supreme Court vs. Grokster case -- and how it established secondary liability in the online world. We received hundreds of letters from readers, both pro and con. Here is the continuing story -- three readers share their thoughts on the Grokster case

Photoshop Questions Need Answers

Photoshop 911 has been overwhelmed with questions from readers -- looking for answers! If you are a Photoshop guru, we urge you to stop in and tackle some of the many Photoshop and Photoshop Elements questions from the Photoshop 911 Help Line. Help us Answer Questions from Readers

Mailbag: Risky Freelance experience

Our friend and contributor Susan Kirkland wrote with this reference of importance to all graphic designers. She writes:
      I like to read news from all over and recently, graphic designers have been in the news. Today I stumbled across this article posted in the Manilla news about how a friendly client used up consulting time without paying for services rendered.
      I feel compelled to share this with the group because it just goes to show that the same cons are employed worldwide.
(Sue Continues:) This is from a teacher in GA who started out as a graphic designer, and as a result of his personal experiences, now includes business courses in his students curriculae--in Newsweek, no less.
As Sue says , we need to encourage kids to stand firm and protect themselves against this kind of treatment. THANK YOU, Sue! See Sue's article: How Creative Entrepreneurs Succeed

Friends of the Design Center

We want to send out a heart-felt thank you to our sponsors this month, Stock Layouts and A Digital Dreamer. Both have stepped up to the plate to signify their support for the efforts of the Design Center. Please read their notes and visit their sites. If you'd like to become a Friend of the Design Center see our notes below. Meet all our friends

ColorWasher photo correction

ColorWasher photo correction corrects colors, contrast, exposure and saturation for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Illustrator, Fireworks, Painter, Canvas, Photoline and GraphicConverter Plug-in Site

Malware and Antivirus Software

Warning: most antivirus programs will not protect Windows users

FotoMagico for Photographers and iPods

Present your work any time with an iPod

Approaching the end of 2005

Well, the holidays are opening, November is upon us and December will scream by faster than you think. So soon we'll be saying good-bye to 2005 and hello 2006 -- our 12th year of DTG online as we know it, and sixteen years online.Stay with us throughout the season for more and more good stuff in the Design Center.
      DECEMBER: BEST OF... for December, you can begin inputting your favorite software, books, fonts, web sites and so forth as we begin preparing our BEST of 2005 issue. You can register your comments and votes at our monthly contest page

Thanks for reading...

Fred Showker
Editor / Publisher, DT&G Magazine

Parting words for November...

"Human history becomes more and more a
      race between education and catastrophe."

            H.G. Wells

PS: if you've made it this far, the Loading Dock address for October will be set to "fest" in celebration of "Fall Fonts Festival". Just add the word "fest" after the last slash in www.graphic-design.com/

WHO IS Fred Showker?

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