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
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
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 WomenIn 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 EismannThe 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 & ArtThis 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 StockenhuberSeldom 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 DesignThe 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 CircleAnswering 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 MadnessPhotoshop 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 CS2Author 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 PressThis 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 DesignAn 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 StudioA 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 SPRINGWIN 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 WebsiteBuilding a web site can be very simple or very complex... Nowshade Kabir puts it into perspective... Quality Website
RFID EssentialsRadio 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 TigerMicrospot 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 SteriodsThese Daystar CPU Upgrades for the Aluminum PowerBook G4 deliver speeds faster than Intel-based Macs
New York: Applescript SessionsThe leading automation training event -- for the first time, New York City area will get AppleScript Pro Sessions
Professional Stock LayoutsWhen 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 FramesThis 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 CamerasTechnology 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 PhotographyBe 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 RAWAnyone 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 SpecFlightCheck 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
March 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...
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.
"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/
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