November: Let the holidays begin... & ELSE
I'm happy to send the newsletter directly to your email, if you'd like. Some 50-thousand other people actually prefer it in email! Just ask!... now is the time many people are feverishly putting together holiday promotions... this month we'll enjoy some idea-starters and cool resources for doing beautiful graphic arts for November and December.
Don't forget, the holiday issue continues in December, with pirzes for your favorite holiday design! Don't forget to register with your comments!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Designing the Holidays
- Superb Holiday Ding-bats
- Old-time Engraving Effect
- Gift Idea: Andy Warhol style portraits
- Making Art with Dingbats
- Deke McClelland: fix color cast in Photoshop
- Celedy Software CeledyDraw 2
- Promote Your Graphic Design Business
- Going the Extra Mile in Design
- Creating textures and backgrounds
- & ELSE...
- BEST FOR 2006
- Mailbag: Photoshop Madness
- Mailbag: Australian Type Foundry
- Mailbag: Illustrator Tutorials
- Link Correction: Alphabet Book
- Mailbag: Roger Parker Kudos
- Welcome new friends and partners
- Site of the Month: Meet the Flash
- Logo Lettering Quiz
- Which side will you VOTE for?
- Share your thoughts...
Don't forget, the holiday issue continues in December, with pirzes for your favorite holiday design! We'll also be opening the holiday downloads gallery one day soon, and you can click here to see our most popular holiday articles Holiday Ornaments Sets Photoshop Engraver plugin using Photoshop in the Andy Warhol style making Art from Dingbats how to Fix Color Cast in Photoshop CeledyDraw 2 How to frugally market your business Lara Modjeski VP of Creative, Tom Ford Beauty 5 Texture Tips: the key ingredients to great textures &Else! register to WIN Photoshop department www.atf.com.au www.lib.umich.edu alphabetbook.zip www.rogercparker.com
We also welcome Peter Renton from rentons.com, you should check out their gift cards stickers for some great images you can use. http://rentons.com/default.asp
Thanks from all DTG readers for supporting the Design Center -- particularly those who have donated ! flash tutorials Here's the contest page www.defendamerica.mil
Well, once again 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 the November Elections...
"Those who deny freedom to others
deserve it not for themselves."
- Abraham Lincoln
"You can only protect your liberties in this world
by protecting the other man's freedom."
- Clarence Darrow
PS: if you've made it this far, the Loading Dock address for November will be changed in the next few days to "holiday". Just add the word holiday after the last slash in www.graphic-design.com/ ... Sometime after the first of November
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- DEVON Updates DEVONtechnologies updates all its commercial applications: the document and information managers DEVONthink Professional and Personal, the Internet research agent and alternative Web browser DEVONagent, and the intelligent notepad application DEVONnote.
- Macromedia Flash 8 Courses TeachMeIT has released the introductory course on Macromedia Flash 8 Professional -- stay on the leading edge ... easily
- Visualize Your Data Visualize Your Data with Chart ModelKit for .NET. Chart ModelKit for MS .NET Framework, a software component specially elaborated for constructing high fidelity charts and diagrams.
- Configuring a Windows Server 2003 cluster This how-to article by Team uCertify gets you started on planning and setting up a Windows server cluster
- Writing Software documentation The ideal software would be free of errors and so easy to use that everybody would be familiar with it the minute they start the application. However, this is not the case in real life. So it needs really good documentation
- Impact of New Media on Publishing These up-to-date reports provide in-depth research on where the print and publishing industry is going with the new media. For serious publishing professionals only.
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