DT&G Newsletter for August
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- AUGUST is BACK TO (Design) SCHOOL
- Back to Design School: How much should I charge
- Photoshop's Photo Filter Adjustment Layer
- Editor's Choice: While you're reading
- Back to Design School: How was it done?
- Photoshop 911: Spot Adjustments using a Mask
- Photoshop 911: Pop an image out of the border
- Learning: Separations for Screen Printing
- Getting One-Way Inbound Links
- Design Learning: About Software Copyrights
- Back to (Design) School at the Designers' Bookshelf
- 7 Megapixels for the price of 4
- MailBag: What if I click?
- Mailbag: "Aging" Social Network Site?
- Mailbag: Lost DTG Pages
- & ELSE...
- Design Pro or Freelancer?
- Real Help for Photoshop Users
- WIN: Fonts Festival and Holiday Design
- Good-bye Summer
* How much should I charge??
* How do I find and get new clients?
* Lead Services: Pros & Cons Photoshop's Photo Filter Adjustment Layer While you're reading by Gerard Unger HOW WAS IT DONE? Adjustment Layer Spot Adjustments using a Mask Pop an image out of the border (New and updated) Getting One-Way Inbound Links Writing Software Copyright Design Bookshelf DXG 7 Megapixel digital camera
> What happens if you did press the first line
> saying you got a message ecard from a family member?
> I did press the first line ???
> What is the worst scenario??
Generally speaking, the worst thing that happens is a Trojan or "zombie" is loaded onto your computer which a) sends all your address book addresses back to the hacker, b) begins sending the same spam to your address list from you, and waits for an incoming ping from the hacker to initiate another script.
However, in most cases we've tracked lately, the SpamCop reporters have reported so quickly that the sites have been taken down, and actually nothing happens. But do not be confident of that scenario. Good virus and spyware blockers are essential on any computer running any Microsoft product. (They haven't affected Mac users yet, but eventually will.)
See this article on the reporting of these offenders, and WHY you need a SpamCop address
> What if I had a social networking site, and wanted to
> age thousands of photographs? That is, everybody who joined would
> want to have their photo aged. Is this possible?
You'll make millions! The only problem is, you'll have to charge about a thousand dollars for each member.
Sorry: the art of aging photographs is lengthy and difficult, requiring multiple photos of the person, as well as older family members like parents and grand parents.
> I saw one of your layouts posted in
> PAPERTRENDS magazine.
> They gave a link to it, but that link os no longer valid.
> It is a layout/design for a photo card that I would like
> to use as a table display at a party in August.
Sorry Colleen -- they entered the link wrong -- don't you hate it when that happens? Here's the correct link with CAPS for DTG: http://www.graphic-design.com/DTG/Design/Layouts/phototent/
Our "Designing the Holidays" theme takes you through November and December, and we're looking for samples of your favorite Holiday Promotions, or a peek at your upcoming holiday designs. Share samples of holiday designs and graphics you've received! You can sign up and register atgraphic-design.com/holiday_design.html Design Pro / Freelancer Survey &Else!
Hope you all had a great time this summer. We're making it through dog-days, and will soon be singing the September songs of autumn fonts, typography and the holidays.
This newsletter is slightly late because I was spending some relaxation time on the tiny island of Bimini -- which is part of the Bahamas. The most excellent folks at Sundance Marine in Ft. Lauderdale Florida launched a flotilla across the 60-mile Gulf Stream to dock up at the island. It was glorious! If you ever want to get away, just hop over to Bimini... mon. No phones, no clocks, no TV, no computers, no job, no shoes -- Just white sand beaches, sparkling blue waters, steel-drum music, great people, great Rum, Habana cigars, and all the fresh-caught lobsters you can manage to fit on your grill!
I found myself wondering if I really had to come back and get this newsletter out.
Oh well... reality set in!
Yesterday, we said our good-byes. Captain Jason fired up the engines and navigated our boat back across the waters to Port Everglades. Then it was Jet Blue to D.C. and back to the DTG facility in Virginia. Now, I'll have to be getting ready for the big Fall Fonts Festival -- which is always fun -- but I'll be dreaming about those turquoise waters, dancing dolphins and sweet breezes -- next time, I just might not come back.
As we head into autumm, don't forget to pass along your favorite fonts, type and typography tricks or holiday promotion ideas... DTG readers want to hear YOUR stories!
And, 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
A Thought for August...
"Problems cannot be solved,
by thinking inside the framework,
in which the problems were created!"
- Albert Einstein
PS: if you've made it this far, the Loading Dock address for August will be changed to "bimini" on or around the 6th of August -- with lots of new additions for you to dig into. Just add the word "bimini" after the last slash in www.graphic-design.com/
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