JULY celebrates "Freedom Month" with patriotic graphics, summer reading, and on-the-road digital photography! Be sure to send in your BEST discoveries to share with the graphic arts community!
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If you can dream it ...

Michael Campbell is the skill and vision behind our "Photo to Painting" tutorial, and once you see this, you'll be convinced that magic exists and dreams do come true. Visit the studio of photographer and digital artist Michael Campbell August 7, 2009

Amy Dresser extraordinary photo retouching

If you'd like to see some extraordinary photo retouching, and spactacular photo-illustration, go no further than the studios where photography takes on a whole new meaning. Of course, we're talking about the studios of Amy Dresser August 7, 2009

Laura Smith

Fabulous illustrations; classic color palettes; soft texturing; stylish drawings -- posters, stamps, ads, billboards for some of the most prestigious clients in the world -- we cannot say too many good things about Illustrator Laura Smith August 7, 2009

Kristen Nikosey: Illustration

Kristen Nikosey Graphic designer and illustrator from the LA area presents spectacular art influenced by textile design, pattern designs and impressionist paintings -- possibly the leading pattern artist in the world...visit the works of Kristen Nikosey August 7, 2009

Using gradient paragraph rules

This time, David Bergsland, resident InDesign expert, recalls one of the unique features of InDesign -- the ability to make gradient strokes -- and then puts them to work building Gradient Paragraph Rules
GO Gradient Paragraph Rules August 6, 2009

Even Faster Web Sites

Steve SoudersSteve Souders, web performance evangelist at Google and former Chief Performance Yahoo!, provides valuable techniques to help you optimize your site's performance -- another important title for web publishers who want Even Faster Web Sites August 4, 2009

Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure

This is one of the books that top our "BEST" list for anyone with a digital camera! In this beautifully illustrated and inspiring new book -- "Photoshop Lightroom 2 Adventure" -- award-winning photographer and best-selling author Mikkel Aaland gives you a hands-on, guided tour of Lightroom 2.0 August 3, 2009

Newsletters: Design for Hard Times

Newsletter designer ... let design and layout save you from the slump! You may have forgotten -- during economic down-turns, the newsletter is one of the best vehicles for pumping up identity and loyalty in both commercial business and organizations. Here, we look at enhancing the design of a nonprofit newsletter for real impact and results -- first in a series Designing your newsletter August 1, 2009

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

To learn how to take pro-quality shots with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500, you're going to need some help! Get your digital photography questions answered by long time Photoshop guru and Photography expert author Ben Long August 1, 2009

Edit Read-only PDF files

China's Gerry Jingrong provides some ideas for working with read-only Adobe Acrobat PDF files and Microsoft Word files-- what do you do when you need to edit or revise an un-editable PDF file? August 1, 2009