AUGUST is BACK to (Design) SCHOOL This month's topic is all about learning! And, as usual our readers have all joined in with some rather wonderful insights into the way they learn, favorite training resources, and keeping a sharply honed edge on graphic design and communication arts. ... grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize! AUGUST is brought to you by the colors GREEN for education
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New self-publishing platform

Will FastPencil's new publishing platform obsolete traditional book publishing? We doubt it -- however it could be a real boon to aspiring authors! This free service includes book templates, writing platform and ability to connect with the community February 26, 2010

Mac TV Studio

Boinx Software made a major update to its live-video production software, BoinxTV, that turns a Mac into a TV studio. The new version is optimized for Multicore-Macs and offers improved stability and performance. The update is free for all current BoinxTV users. February 26, 2010

The Risks of the Backchannel

If presenters and audiences aren't prepared for the impact of a backchannel, there are risks of misunderstandings and public blowups ... Nothing gets attention like conflict, and that's especially true when it comes to the backchannel. February 24, 2010

Captions: if you post content

Nothing is more frustrating than to discover something really great on the web -- but no contact, name or information. Is it there to take? February 19, 2010

High dynamic range, HDR WOW

Trey Ratcliff's writings and tutorials in high dynamic range photography has spawned a huge following in this dramatic technique for taking pictures. When you see it, you won't be able to resist the camera to Photoshop results February 15, 2010

High Dynamic Range Photography

High Dynamic Range Imaging is a technique that lets you to portray a much greater range of tonal detail than a given camera could capture in a single photo. Utilizing HDR in Photoshop makes for some spectacular photos. Let's take a look February 15, 2010

Apple spoofs Microsoft?

I was searching in Google for pages related to "user groups" and a rather interesting link turned up as #2 in the Google search engine. Wait a minute? Apple doesn't go with Windows? Here's what I discovered... February 4, 2010

DTG February 2010

This Month: Black History Month * Which type styles are best? * Designing in White ... paper * Throw Your Press Release in the Trash * Russian Paintings * Mark Dunn Photography * Trampoline * Gallery: Myster Nof * Confessions of a Public Speaker * iPhone aids the Color Blind * Avatar inspires innovation in 3D * News & Else along with the ever popular DTG Mailbag ... February 1, 2010

Designing Women

Each year we feature the works of outstanding women in the design, illustration, photography, typography and publishing fields in honor of Women's History Month. If you are a woman in the visual arts and communications fields, this is your invitation to participate or nominate your favorite designing woman. February 1, 2010

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month we take this fun and educational field trip to visit the leading archives and prestigious educational institutions to discover more wonderful visual art works by African American Artists & Designers. January 30, 2010