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Creative Tidbits : Obama Logo, Zapf, degrees and more

In this edition of Creative Tidbits, we check out [] The Story Behind Zapf Chancery; [] a design student memorium mural; [] Obama's 2012 Logo (Now with More Serifs); [] the best Art Degrees; and [] some Razzle Dazzle illustration you've seen before ... from in and around the graphic arts and creative visual arts scene May 23, 2011

Beware bogus offers for Adobe products

Unfortunately, this goes on all the time -- and I would normally post this to the Safenetting or UGNN site -- but this directly affects DTG and Design Center readers, so I'm posting it here ... BEWARE : Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 phishing traps ... May 19, 2011

Button Making Using Photoshop

Here's a quick little tutorial that lets you learn some essential Photoshop moves, and come up with some nice art . . . making buttons! No, not web buttons ... campaign buttons! Read on May 19, 2011

Marketing Tidbits for 1104-30

This marketing update brings some important articles for graphic designers, media people, and those in marketing and advertising that you may not have already seen ... * What Makes a Link Target a Bullseye? * Mobile Marketing: No Longer a Tradeoff Between Reach and Targeting * 3 YouTube Advertising Options for Small Businesses * Evidence print advertising can excel as a direct marketing vehicle * QR Codes * Display, Mobile Top Priorities for Marketers * Mail Has Power to Move Minds ... and more April 29, 2011

Creative Tidbits: LOGOS and JC Penny

This week is a cool mix of interesting items including "So you think you can design a logo?" Follow along with : * 2011 Trendology: U.S. Graphic Design Services * Tattoo Master, Off the Street, Into the Gallery * Student designs new JC Penney logo, and * The Wonder of Wim Gallery opening... April 29, 2011

Extraordinary Corel Painters

Step inside the studios of some of today's top artists, illustrators, designers, and photographers working with digital art tools ... it's the Secrets of Corel Painter Experts: Tips,Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities... April 29, 2011

Color me happy: emotions behind your design

All colors, shades and combinations evoke different emotions, so it's important to make sure you're creating the intended message with your color selection... now, Andrea Alstad shares some insight into color -- along with free downloadable color inspiration and an Illustrator color wheel... April 28, 2011

Photoshopping in the Rain

Well, they say that April showers bring May flowers! Here's a short, quickie, that most of you will know by now -- but for beginners, or those who haven't tried animating in Photoshop, it will be a breeze. April 27, 2011

Business: productivity apps for iPad/iPhone

As mobile devices become more and more accepted in the business world the iPad is leading the way! So we're taking a look at just a few of what could be important apps for your business ... * Financial Calculator for iPhone * Finance and Investment Banking App * AccountEdge Gains Local Focus world wide * Calculator Meets Spreadsheet * Realize Your Business Ideas... April 26, 2011

4 Ways to Make Social Technologies Relevant to Your Business

Social media/networking and the collection of tools they have spawned have moved solidly into the strategy toolbox for organizations. If you want to be the Zen master of social tools, you'll need some help. Scott Klososky, of the Velocity Manifesto fame, shares some tips April 25, 2011