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Is graphic design costing you money?

The pitfalls of using an inexperienced graphic designer can have financial and emotional consequences. Designers must understand what software program to use for the task at hand. Special guest designer Gary Reichel, experienced pre-press designer shares his experiences with Design Tools August 11, 2009

Color Palettes in Design

The art of color is a difficult art to learn, and apply. So many people today think they can design a pleasing color palette, but really cannot. But one thing they can do -- seek out the fabulous Art Nouveau design and ornament period for an unlimited wellspring of ideas for Color Palettes in Design August 11, 2009

Designing For Print On A Budget

We are thrilled to have Mr. Thomas McKenna, instructor for Sessions.edu, with us this month; presenting a talk about the never-ending battle of Designing For Print On A Budget August 11, 2009

How to design a logo of letters

Are you known by your initials? Turn those letters into a terrific signature! Desktop Publishing icon John McWade joins us this month to share some tips and tricks on getting the most out of letterforms for logos and monograms... How to design a logo of letters August 11, 2009

Today's Print Workflow

Printing industries expert Gretchen A. Peck reports that as many as 90 percent of the digital files printers receive from customers are in some state of disrepair. Designers today must be prepared to accept new responsibilities, and think beyond design aesthetics -- Creating for Today's Print Workflow August 11, 2009

12 most common eBook design mistakes

The Dean of Desktop Publishing, Roger C. Parker returns with this tutorial to help make your electronic publications attention-getting, attractive, and easy to read... all part of his recent book Design to Sell -- 12 most common eBook design mistakes August 11, 2009

Desktop Photography with Dennis Curtin

We've updated and refreshed an article, first published here several years ago by Dennis Curtin, expert professional photographer and author of the Short Course Photography books, Digital Photography from the Desktop Includes reference bibliography of best training books for Desktop Photography August 11, 2009

Using Cheap Media?

Are you ready to risk your images just to save a few bucks? Is it Ok to Use Cheaper Media in Your Digital Camera? Andrew Malek provides some advice why you should purchase memory media for your digital camera with caution and try to avoid buying or Using Cheap Media August 11, 2009

Photo Books make Great Gifts

Now is the time to start thinking about gifts -- particularly if you want very thoughtful yet fairly inexpensive gifts. Planning is important, and as you shoot -- keep your photo book concepts in mind and shoot for the purpose. Here, MJ Johnston shares some tips on photo books August 11, 2009

Photography 101

Nature photographer Kelly Paal gives sage advice for those wishing to jump into photography... film photography that is! If you've never realized the thrill of capturing the image on film, perhaps you should. Follow along as our guest author clues you in ... in the PhotoGraphic department August 11, 2009