August "Back To School"... & ELSE
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- Back to (Design) School
- How about Art, and the Creative Spirit?
- Photoshop School: Ink Outlines Filter
- InDesign School: Grids into Complex Tables
- Photography School: Realistic shadows in Photoshop
- DTP School: Spiral Binding with InDesign
- Sites to see: Rochelle Dahl Designs
- Mailbag: Recommended HTML books?
- MailBag: DTP Programs?
- Mailbag: Chalking the 1st Amendment
- Mailbag: A Question of Honesty
- FALL FONTS FESTIVAL
- Photo-Folio: Photo Opportunities?
- Reviews: Movie Editing Made Easy
- 60-Seconds: AOL Gone Bad
- Digital Photo Blow Up
- Get the Most from Your Digital Camera
What is your recommendation on an HTML reference book?
[DTG] Look no further than this month's 'recommended' books... HTML Utopia, Web Site Cookbook and Designing with Web Standards top the list... See: Web Design & Content Management Books
I used a pc and the Pagemaker 6.0 software to help publish a newspaper. I've been out of the business for a long while and I'm planning on reentering it. A couple of years ago I bought a new G4 in hopes that it would be easy to catch up and that a Mac would make it even easier. I'm having a hard time. I hear Pagemaker is on the way out. My query is, what can you suggest be the best new program for a small tabloid size, monthly publication published by a one-man shop. Also, what's the concensous on the best way to learn graphic software for us that aren't really tech-savy.
[DTG] In today's world, the Adobe CS suite is really the only way to go. You'll find InDesign to be very much like PageMaker -- but with a lot of features and capabilities borrowed from Illustrator and Photoshop. As for shortening that learning curve, you'll want to take the boxed tutorials faithfully, then invest in either Adobe's Classroom books, or Peachpit's "Visual Quick Start" books for each of the software packages. Short of taking classes at your local community college or university, these books are your best bet for getting up to speed quickly. Here's where to start...
"I'm writing a college paper Should Freedom of Speech Allow Invasion of Privacy and found your article very helpful. I'll definetly be quoting you in my work. Just wanted to let you know I thought it was a really good piece."
Thank you for writing! See: 60-Second Window #155
"In Fred's "60 seconds column", he wrote an article "Ethics in Digital Photography." But in your July DTG magazine, Fred includes an article by Barry Hudgins, that shows how to make teeth whiter using Photoshop. I understand that the tips are to demonstrate the technical aspect of Photoshop, but I was left somewhat confused as to the ethical issue. The above excerpt from Fred's column says that the digital editor should not altar aesthetics, such as gray hair or wrinkles. Does this not include yellow teeth? I would like clarification please on the ethical, proper way to touch up photos."
[DTG] WOW... caught again. No, actually the "Ethics" piece was aimed more at photo journalism where faithfully representing the visual aspects of the story is very important. The "Brightening Teeth" piece focuses more on fashion and advertising visuals. But yes, you make a very good point. There is a thin line between showing reality as it is, and enhancing the visual to reinforce the point or story. Both have their place. Re-read the 60-Second piece AFTER reading the Photoshop piece.
You can win some valuable prizes, perhaps even the all new "Fall Fonts Festival" just for sharing your reflections, tips, or treasures in fonts, and typography... make sure you register to WIN search for the perfect photo subject Movie Edit Pro 60-Second Window #188 AOL Gone Bad Check it out... All from Weily What Else?
Wow... I've been to Africa, Amsterdam, and points in between for a really scattered summer! So since it's already the second week in August, it's time to get down to work and get ready for school season to start, and the opening of autumn.
Please don't forget our big September launch of the annual FALL FONTS FESTIVAL. The editorial content blood-hounds have been busy scouring the countryside for the best in fonts and typography and I don't think you'll be disappointed. Don't forget to sign in and register with your comments about fonts and maybe I'll send you the latest book or DVD just for your troubles. enjoy the show.
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 August...
"Native ability without education
is like a tree without fruit."
PS: if you've made it this far, the Loading Dock address for August will be set to "school" to remind you to keep on learning. Just add the word "school" after the last slash in www.graphic-design.com/
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