Happy Mother's Day . . . happy tutorial hunting! Give her a little color ... or create a colorful Photoshop experience! Lots of spam and craziness out there so be careful. For this issue we decided to play it clean and get you some cool stuff! So here goes:
* Adobe Photoshop - Color Swatches and Color Libraries tutorial
* Pastel Feather Studio created by Monika Dudikeni.
* Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Color Palette Generator
* Julie Hamilton is Artistically Afflicted
* Color Palette Generator
. . . and MORE April 23, 2014
APRIL 2014 ... graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields -- April Colors : the 19th Annual Designing Women issue continues! Send us your samples for DTG readers and win a prize!
April is brought to you by the letter A. Fiery and energetic, this color signifies passion, strength, and courage -- or, the color Diamond!" actually white or clear! join our FaceBook Group
Layrs, is the first truly multilayer photo editing application for the iPhone that allows users to edit mobile photos with the same results as if they were editing on a computer, using an advanced/professional photo editing program. The highlight of the app is a proprietary "intelligent masking" technology, which allows users to extract portions of their photo for editing by touching and moving their finger over the object/area they wish to edit. April 23, 2014
Marketing Update : Changing Trends, Rebranding, Marketing Budgets, Effective Video and the perfect email subject line
Let's start fine-tuning our efforts, and learn more so we can be more effective for our clients! Last week got us off to a good start into the spring market push, let's continue on that path! Let's take a look at this week's marketing update :
[*] Seven Trends Changing the Ways Brands Market to Consumers
[*] Rebranding without losing your hard-earned rankings
[*] Infographic: Digital Marketing Budgets Getting a Boost
[*] Roadblocks to Epic Customer Experiences: Marketers
[*] Four Rules for Telling an Effective Video Story
[*] How to craft the perfect email subject line
[*] Make your brand more relatable
and more! April 22, 2014
A good graphic designer can design anything. It's really not about the software or the tools or this or that publication. It's really the art and skill of cutting through all the noise to find the essence of the subject -- and then being able to organize the best representations of that subject into a singular message. So it's true of type, typography and graphics like icons and even huge, monumental spaces. Thus this edition brings you An introduction to the principles of typography through letterpress, and selectively choosing the right icons, then Designing Exhibition graphics!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 21, 2014
Springtime usually marks the beginning of many marketing and PR campaigns -- it's the biggest time of year for launching promos, second only to the holidays! Let's take a look at this week's marketing update :
[*] 10 Simple Twitter Tactics That Will Get You More Traffic Today
[*] Marketing Lessons From March Madness: Go Deep Young Team!
[*] 3 ways to sabotage your PR pitch (and 3 tips to save it)
[*] Get more links from every piece of content you produce
[*] The Most Commonly Used Email Marketing Tactics
[*] Your Five-Point Mobile Marketing Checklist
[*] The 25 Most Powerful Corporate Brands
[*] 6 key advertising platforms for 2017?
and more! April 18, 2014
Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to make a good contact with clients and vendors. Dreaming up promotions can be difficult -- but if you consider kid's stuff, there are tons of ideas out there. So let's take a look at our favorite Earth Day arts, crafts and projects for kids -- and you're bound to come up with lots of great designs for yourself:
[*] Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency
[*] Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids
[*] BOOST Earth Day Is Every Day! Activity Book
[*] Creative Haven NatureScapes Coloring Book
[*] National Parks Coloring Book
[*] Eco-Logical Brain Games April 18, 2014
I got this post to the web site today and had to pass it along. Georg Herold-Wildfellner logged into the Design Center from Vienna Austria and used our contact link to say Happy Easter Graphic-Design! He sent an EASTER card to introduce his new font called * PINTO * ... nice idea, fun font, an email marketing campaign gone RIGHT! April 17, 2014
There is a big difference between good illustration and great illustration. For an illustration to achieve the highest level of communication it must first evoke a mood, then tell a story, and finally leave a lasting message. All of these illustrations achieve that goal. We're truly inspired that Richard Solomon has given us permission to spotlight these illustrators in the Design Center Gallery. The Richard Solomon Artists Representative firm has been around for more than 20 years, and has gathered the best visual talent in the world! So, sit back and enjoy the slide show of spectacular illustrations for spring! April 16, 2014
Learning from others is always an effective way to jump-start our creative juices. But the web is raft with images that give inspiration with little or no real substance. It's always a thrill to hear from the legends who truly leave a mark on the graphic design profession. So, today's edition is "Famous legends Day" and here are three you'll enjoy: Ed Benguiat shares some of his stories in a wonderful Vimeo, and we get a brief glimpse into the talent of Alexander Isley, AIGA Medal winner ... and speaking of typography, designer, writer and typographer Michael Bierut shows us Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Typeface!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 15, 2014
If you are a designer or visual communicator in business, then you need to keep up. In this issue we hope to help with a brilliant infographic which illustrates Shutterstock’s 2014 Global Design Trends, our friend David Blatner's quick and easy way to test font choices quickly in InDesign CC, and some musings on the proper punctuation marks from Kathryn Schulz
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 10, 2014