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DT&G:   Vol. 16, Number 3,   March, 2006   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

March: Designing Women

  • March Designing Women
  • Feature Guest: Katrin Eismann
  • Women in Design & Art
  • Designing Women: Daniela Stockenhuber
  • Designing Women: Lisa Mullis is Spright Design
  • Type On A Path or Around a Circle
  • March Photoshop Madness
  • InDesign CS2
  • Promote with a Mini Scratch Pad Press
  • Readers talk about racism in Design
  • Photographic: Scale Up your Studio
  • April: Coloring SPRING
  • How to Build a Quality Website
  • RFID Essentials
  • CAD on the Mac?
  • 3D Modeling for Tiger
  • PowerBook G4 on Steriods
  • New York: Applescript Sessions
  • Professional Stock Layouts
  • Digital Picture Frames
  • Genetica - Brave new textures (Win)
  • Buying Digital Cameras
  • The Art of Digital Photography
  • Photoshop CS2 RAW
  • Markzware gets PDF/X-Plus Spec
  • March Designing Women

    In celebration of Women's History Month, each year we celebrate women in the design or visual communications fields. During February we selected four top flight woman designers to be spotlighted. You'll meet three of them (below) and more over in the April issue!

    For March, did you ever wonder who St. Patrick was? Well, just read this and you'll discover that old St. Pat had more to do with design and typography than you might think.

    Feature Guest: Katrin Eismann

    The original Photoshop Diva is back with an all new edition of her deliriously fabulous Photoshop Retouching & Restoration book -- she stops in to chat with DTG readers about what's most important these days in the world of Photoshop and photo retouching with Katrin Eismann

    Women in Design & Art

    This month selected DTG readers share their thoughts on our "Designing Women" theme with Art Nouveau, Polynesian influence and one who says "Women have an advantage" ... Designing Women

    Designing Women: Daniela Stockenhuber

    Seldom do we see such fire and excitement in a designers' work as we do in that of Daniela Stockenhuber. Wow! is about all we can say about her considerable portfolio of stand-out graphic arts and packaging design ... visit Daniela Stockenhuber

    Designing Women: Lisa Mullis is Spright Design

    The Greening of Design... Lisa Mullis' Spright Design offers graphic arts and packaging design services to a unique audience: those who have an appreciation for "Green" design. With Lisa's superb talent, those companies get a lot of bang from Spright Design

    Type On A Path or Around a Circle

    Answering one of the most frequent questions at Photoshop 911 and DTG, this monster, 4-page pictorial tutorial that shows you how -- not just Photoshop, but InDesign, Illustrator and Quark XPress as well... Text on a Path, Circular Type

    March Photoshop Madness

    Photoshop Madness is back with another cool newsletter... this month we're instituting four new standing features: 1. Book of the Month (with freebies from the book); 2. Tutorial of the Month (TOM), 3. Question of the Month (QOM) and the answer, 4. Art is Where You Find It, and the occasional STUPID site of the month. It's all good, all fun -- and seriously folks... it's true Photoshop Madness

    InDesign CS2

    Author and Macintosh technical expert George M Engel -- a die-hard PageMaker user -- found Adobe's InDesign a bit of a pain to get used to... but now he's found some new features that he really likes in the new Adobe InDesign CS2

    Promote with a Mini Scratch Pad Press

    This enterprising young entrepreneur took the antiquated "Build it yourself Padding Press" from boring to exciting with improvements and streamlining! Best of all, you don't have to build it yourself... The Mini Padding Press

    Readers talk about racism in Design

    An outpouring of response from DTG readers presents a wide range of Letters to the Editor regarding previous articles about Racism in Design

    Photographic: Scale Up your Studio

    A letter from a reader asks how to photograph large objects that go beyond our "In-House Studio" series, so we discuss Scaling Up Your In-House Studio

    April: Coloring SPRING

    WIN some of our valuable prizes by sharing with DT&G readers... Yes, while our annual "Designing Women" issue continues, we'll also be focusing on "Spring Colors" -- so share your discoveries and opinions...
    * Bright new color palettes for spring
    * What color schemes do you react best to?
    * Web sites with colors that look fresh... & Why?
    * Colors you do NOT like... & Why?
    * Your comments and reflections on color
    Also: Sign in if your are a Designing Woman ... Go ahead and speak up ...

    How to Build a Quality Website

    Building a web site can be very simple or very complex... Nowshade Kabir puts it into perspective... Quality Website

    RFID Essentials

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is rapidly changing the way business is being conducted. What is it? Keep reading...

    CAD on the Mac?

    HighDesign fills the absence of AutoCAD for the Mac with feature rich architectural and engineering powers! AutoCAD users may even want to take a look. CAD on the Mac

    3D Modeling for Tiger

    Microspot Modeler makes it simple to create and render models in real world dimensions and view the results as you are working -- then turn them into animations! 3D Modeling for Tiger

    PowerBook G4 on Steriods

    These Daystar CPU Upgrades for the Aluminum PowerBook G4 deliver speeds faster than Intel-based Macs

    New York: Applescript Sessions

    The leading automation training event -- for the first time, New York City area will get AppleScript Pro Sessions

    Professional Stock Layouts

    When you need a layout, or a layout idea, check out the StockLayouts section of the HP site... lifesavers for amateurs... a shot in the arm for the pros

    Digital Picture Frames

    This collection of more than 300 unique designs in the most classical materials and textures provides an unlimited supply of digital photo frames

    Genetica - Brave new textures (Win)

    We haven't seen a product this complete in some time... too bad there's no Mac version! This is a complete textures factory for making your own --- or using any of 500 textures built in.

    Buying Digital Cameras

    Technology has reduced the old photographic techniques of film and developing nearly to the point of extinction - eBay specialist Malcolm Silberman talks about getting the best deal on digital cameras at eBay...

    The Art of Digital Photography

    Be Inspired, Creative, and Productive O'Reilly Releases Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography & Creative Thinking. Adobe guru Julieanne Kost says: "Be open to whatever comes your way"The Art of Digital Photography

    Photoshop CS2 RAW

    Anyone who is serious about digital photography and wants to produce the best possible picture needs to shoot and process RAW... this book will help Digital Photographers Go RAW

    Markzware gets PDF/X-Plus Spec

    FlightCheck Professional 5.8 now has expanded PDF checking based upon the Ghent PDF Workgroup's (GWG) PDF/X-PLUS specifications -- best practice specifications for preflighting PDF files


    We've had so much fun putting together our "Designing Women" folio pages this month, we're really looking forward to more next month.
    Speaking of mext month; each year, our April "Spring Colors" special ties right in with May's Mother's Day. As we move through March, be thinking about the colors you would use to decorate spring! We'll share them with the other DTG readers.

    We'd like to see YOU participate in any of these themes. Show us your portfolio. Share your problems and solutions. Help others with your knowledge and experience. Here's how you can contact me to get started.

    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...

    Fred Showker
    Editor / Publisher, DT&G Magazine

    Parting words for March...

      "The trouble with some women is that
        they get all excited about nothing --
          and then they marry him.

              - Cher

    "If everything seems to be coming your way...
          You're in the wrong lane."

              - Borstelmann's Rule

    PS: if you've made it this far, the Loading Dock address for March will be set to "luck" in celebration of the St. Patrick's Day. Just add the word "luck" after the last slash in www.graphic-design.com/

    WHO IS Fred Showker?

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