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Creative Tidbits: Japan to Italy to the Grid

This week there's two new Designing Women: Cathleen Schaad is the comeback kid, and Japanese Women Designers! We also visit * We Three Things > Follow the Grid * Graphic Design in Italy's Renaissance Capital * Wallpaper Drawn With Dripping Ink April 22, 2011

Update: Dinosaur to All-channels marketing

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 ... Old "Dinosaur" Internet Marketing Methods that Still Work * Marketers Up Spending on Digital, Social in 2011 * What iPad's Slick New Features Mean for Marketers * From SEO To Social Media, Getting All Channels To Drive Traffic * Facebook Marketing: Six Reasons to Approach With Caution April 21, 2011

Photoshop (Actions) Madness 2

This issue of "Actions" Madness continues the previous with even more great actions resources ... like: * Bright Eyes * Dazzle Effects * HDR Fake * Photo Coloring 11 * Muting Monochromatic * and even another Page Curl Photoshop Action! April 21, 2011

Photo editing experiments with Apps

The title of this was originally "iPhone Obsessed", but I was afraid that would chase away many readers, who -- like me -- are just about sick of hearing about the iPhone. But hold on. Dan Marcolina will blow your doors off with some of the spectacular works being created using low cost, easily available, apps for the iPhone. April 20, 2011

Learn color from the experts 2

We continue our series of great book excerpts by the experts in digital imagery. Enjoy : * CS5 How-Tos: Working with Illustrator * Understanding HDR Toning in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Applying a Gradient to a Layer in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Color Settings * Replacing Colors in an Image in Adobe Photoshop CS5 ... and more April 19, 2011

iMedia Browser 2

Karelia Software has released iMedia Browser 2, a major new update to its popular iMedia Browser, a free utility that adds the familiar "media browser" experience to just about any Mac app. April 17, 2011

Screentime for Flash 4

Screentime Media Screentime for Flash 4 for Mac OS X and Windows. Screentime for Flash is used by creative professionals at Apple, Microsoft, Disney, Tribal DDB, Warner Brothers and thousands of other companies to deliver rich entertaining content to millions of desktops worldwide. Screentime for Flash 4 adds multiple-language support, dramatically improves performance on Mac OS X 10.6 and adds support for Flash Player 10.1 on both Mac and PC. April 16, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Art is where you find it

I realized there were several designing women who did not make it into the March and April newsletters, so I'll share them with you here -- Lisa Congdon, Kathy Erteman; along with : * Designers are rebelling against technology * Seeing Things: Handmade for Japan * Diana draws in ceramics April 15, 2011

Photoshop (actions) Madness

Yes 'Actions' madness! The more we search for great actions the more we find. These actions automate many of the techniques readers ask about. Try : * Retro Actions 2 * IR Effect Look * Photo retouch actions * The return of Black & White * Gum Bichromate Prints from the 19th century * Floating Lineart April 14, 2011

Graphic (iPad apps) Design

Fred's favorite mobile apps for iPhone, iPadFollowing our previous series of mobile color apps, now we'll add in some unusual, vertical application apps just for spice. Some have very narrow, specific uses, like for NCS color, or theatrical gels. But isn't it nice to know you can do that? April 13, 2011