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DTG News for December, 2011

Welcome to December ... end of 2011. In this issue :
01 Another Year Gone By
02 A gift from Artlandia
03 Photoshop Free Photos Madness
04 Tutorial: Photoshop Christmas Tag
05 Tutorial: Illustrator Gift-wrapped box
06 Festive printed designs
07 A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images
08 Top apps for web designers 1111
09 Gallery: Not Photoshop
10 Bookshelf: The Unruly Alphabet
11 60 seconds: Websites that suck
12 60 seconds: Google Plus ... maybe
13 Holiday Shopping Pulse Study
14 Creative Tidbits: Concepts
15 Publishing Update 1111
16 Social Media Update 1111-16
17 History of The Wedding Invitation
18 &Else: Convert InDesign To Quark
19 Please Pick up your holiday Gifts
20 2011 Dash away, dash away all... December 1, 2011

Photoshop Free Photos Madness

'Tis the season for some foraging for free stuff, and recently someone asked PS 911 where the best "free" photos and art could be found. YES ... again this is Photoshop Madness because there are some good ones -- but as usual, there are some very bad ones as well! November 30, 2011

Photoshop Christmas Tag

Ainsley is back with her second great tutorial to follow the gift wrap tutorial ... this time, we're making holiday tags using Photoshop! Enjoy November 30, 2011

History of The Wedding Invitation

Olivia Nicholas provides some background and insights into creating invitations and announcements... covering printing processes and special materials November 28, 2011

Festive printed designs

Whether you’re working on holiday greeting cards, invitations or holiday-inspired promotional pieces, there is a material that is sure to add a flare of holiday cheer: metallic paper. Andrea Alstad is back with another of her great articles on designing with paper November 25, 2011

Convert InDesign To Quark

Markzware has announced the upgrade ID2Q v6, its popular Quark XTension. ID2Q v6, for both Macintosh and Windows -- this one now allows graphic designers to convert InDesign CS5.5 documents within QuarkXPress 8 or 9 with a click or two. November 24, 2011

A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images

This is one of those photographic experiences that totally turns your head around and foces you to look through a difference perspective ... and I'm telling you, it's a spectacular view from here ... don't miss this one November 23, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Concepts

Following all the fun of the fonts fest, and before the creative tidbits column moves into the holiday season, here are some really great references we held over . . .
* Realistic paintings * Rare photographic situations * Lettering Max Goldt's L'Eglise des Crocodiles * Innovation Lives on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas * Designing Photographer's Identity ... and an extra special piece called "Happy Birthday Steve" November 23, 2011

Publishing Update 1111

While the Kindle, iPad and the world of ebooks creeps in, there's still a lot of power in publishing.
* GreenPrint software seeks the most efficient printer for the job
* Ballantine publishes 'mini green guide' for direct mail
* Ebooks' popularity is rewriting the sales story
* 4 ways jumbo postcards can help boost business
* In defense of print: 10 great resources
* 10 principles of writing for the Web
* 5 Day Delivery FAQs
* Beware the Kindle
and more ... November 22, 2011

Create a Gift-wrapped box icon in Illustrator

Here's another of those great tutorials in Adobe Illustrator from Ainsley Bevis. This time it's a gift-wrapped icon, perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or where ever you need gift wrapping. This is the first of three, so watch this column for the next ones. For now, get started . . . November 21, 2011