December: 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 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
- BEST of the BEST for 2006
- Photoshop the Holidays
- Design Quiz: Questions for Designers
- Design Business: Year-end clean-up
- Speaking of Business: Jobs looking for Designers!
- Type: Fonts and Ornaments for the Holidays
- Review: Flash Slideshows with Pixtivity
- Paint the World Yourself!
- Site of the Month
- Mailbag: DTG as Holiday Gift?
- Mailbag: Interview with a Designer?
- Mailbag: Win a MacPro and Dual LCD...
- Mailbag: Photoshop Faces on Ornaments
- & ELSE...
- Out with 2006, in with 2007
WHAT'S HOT? Web Design and development, CSS, HTML, and more
Please go to this month's 'Topic' page and share your favorite new software or book you've discovered this year. Share your discoveries with DTG readers, and you'll be helping them, plus possibly winning a great prize for yourself December Photoshop Department these Questions for Designers.
Then I took it a step further and posted my freshman digital graphics test. If you can pass this, you're ready to progress into advanced digital graphics. Give it a shot... DTG Business Department www.designquote.net/ DTG Typography Department Flash Slideshows with Pixtivity Akvis Decorator
Here's the link : www.lifethroughtime.com
Share your site, or an experience you've had with another site at the WebDesign & Review site review page.
I would like to give a hard copy graphic design journal to my granddaughter for Christmas. What would you suggest?
There is no printed version of DTG. There used to be a PDF edition, but that ended in the late 1990s. Sorry.
I am majoring in Computer Graphics. I'm taking a class that requires to get an interview with a person the design field. I was wondering if I can get an interview from a gragic designer, regarding what you do.
I'd like some volunteers who would agree to being interviewed via email. Please volunteer so we can take care of these requests.
See examples of the entries in the gallery (similar to Photoshop Tennis) Details here: www.crestock.com
I am croping a face from a head and want to put it on a christmas ball. But I am having a problem putting the 2 pictures together. Putting the head on the christmas ball. Can you help.
Sure, in a nutshell, make a soft-edged (feathered) selection around the face you wish to put on the ball. Now, drag it into the window of the ornament file. Notice it will arrive on a new layer above the ornament image. Scale it to the correct size. Now change the Blending mode of the layer to "Multiply" and see if that works. Experiment with color corrections, and transparency.
If you want it to be mapped to the surface of the ball, then use the Spherize filter, and experiment with size and position until it looks right. These questions are better sent to Photoshop 911 DTG & Else
Each morning he would ask himself
"What good can I do today?"
... then each evening, before bed, he would ask himself:
"What good did I do today?"
Try to live by that thought.
This month, catch up on good deeds you passed by throughout the year. Help out at the children's organization, or your local Salvation Army. Take a food basket to your local church's food drive. Turn in all your old, unused coats and sweat shirts to the local Goodwill. Pull out that checkbook and write some checks to your local free clinic, or the Boys and Girls clubs.
If you want to know what I'm doing, you can catch up with my charitable foundation at www.appleseedsfound.org
And, to you all, we send our warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season -- and best wishes for a healthy and productive new year. We're proud that you've chosen the Design Center community to be part of your life -- and hope to bring you many benefits in the months to come.
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...
Thanks for reading...
Editor / Publisher, DT&G Magazine
Parting words for the Holidays...
""The excellence of a gift
lies in its appropriateness
rather than in its value."
- Charles Dudley Warne
PS: if you've made it this far, the Loading Dock address for December will be changed to "holiday". Just add the word holiday after the last slash in www.graphic-design.com/ ... Sometime after the first of December
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