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DT&G : Design, Type & Graphics for November 2015

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 25, #11 ~ November, 2015
Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to the holiday seasons, and the start of a brand new 2016!

  1. Welcome to the month of November and the opening of the Holiday Season!
  2. Photoshop Madness Holidays
  3. Photoshop Madness : fall facebook madness reveals some real mad winners!
  4. Best selling fonts in October make a Thanksgiving Treat for November
  5. Creative Tidbits #199: Spec Work, Google Logo, Laser-Cut vetors, Adobe lost fonts and more
  6. Web Advertising is Dead
  7. Vintage Thanksgiving Art, Crafts Clip & Coloring Pages
  8. Vintage Thanksgiving Vignettes for Designers and Illustrators
  9. Vintage Holiday Photoshop Brushes & Creative Vector Tools
  10. Creative Tidbits #198: Photo fright, newsletter design, homeless and more
  11. Advertising Update : Mobile, Video, Ad Injection, Yahoo, Facebook, Google and ad madness!
  12. Artboard Drawing App Update: Photos, Performance, Usability Enhancements
  13. Monochrome batches color images to grayscale
  14. Share your thoughts...
October 31, 2015

Vintage Holiday Photoshop Brushes & Creative Vector Tools

Whether you need to whip out a quick newspaper ad, set up a banner for the mall, order up holiday tshirts, or decorate holiday cards and decorations, you'll be able to create your own clip art in an unlimited supply that are completely copyright free. October 30, 2015

Best selling fonts in October make a Thanksgiving Treat for November

Best selling font in October 2015

Our friends at Fonts.com are bringing you a great offering of October’s best selling typefaces, just in time for the holidays! You'll feast on 28 style grotesque sans from Latinotype, as well as Choplin -- a robust, genial slab serif family from René Bieder in 18 varieties. Plus, we've got our usual bundle of fantastic type discounts: this month you can save big on the expressive "Keepsake script design from Aerotype! October 30, 2015

Web Advertising is Dead

People don't want ads on their phones. They don't want ads on their tablets. They're speaking out in a real loud voice -- AD BLOCKERS! October 29, 2015

Creative Tidbits #198: Photo fright, newsletter design, homeless and more

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Here we are rolling into the holiday season, but you'll find that creative inspiration for the holidays can work all year long. We have a great line-up this month, which will be in three parts. Enjoy and don't forget to send in your creative inspiration tidbits and discoveries . . .

  • 100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.
  • Artist blends figurative and portraiture elements in works
  • 4 Great Design Ideas for Your Association Newsletter
  • Graphic Design Festival Scotland returns to Glasgow
  • How to not be frightened of your camera
October 29, 2015

Photoshop Madness Holidays

The holidays are upon us and chances are there will be a need for some holiday inspiration. OH NO ... time for some Photoshop Madness to try locating some decent resources! October 27, 2015

Advertising Update : Mobile, Video, Ad Injection, Yahoo, Facebook, Google and ad madness!

Here we are at the end of 2015 and it looks like mobile devices are taking over, but advertising is getting more and more difficult. Since the ad industry shot itself in the foot, I've been preaching and warning about this for over a decade. The advertising purveyence industry has a dirty secret: they're screwing the publishers AND the advertisers! But don't take my word for it . . .

  • Video viewability is key to engagement, revenue opportunities
  • Ad Injection: Yet Another Challenge for Online Advertising
  • Is Facebook Becoming the Apple of Digital Ad Sales?
  • Mobile Advertising Has A Measurement Problem
  • Mobile To Dominate Digital Ad Spend In 2016
October 27, 2015

Artboard Drawing App Update: Photos, Performance, Usability Enhancements

I've told you about Mapdiva before. It's a very cool new program, and now it's been upgraded! Artboard 1.9.8 vector drawing software, features support for Apple's new Photos app, a critical performance update, and several usability enhancements. Artboard is an affordable vector drawing program that is simple to use to get you going fast, yet powerful enough to meet your everyday drawing needs. Broad support is available on the Mapdiva website, with a selection of vector tutorials, getting-started videos, and a free downloadable trial. October 26, 2015

Monochrome batches color images to grayscale

If you haven't seen Monochrome 3.0.1 for OS X, you should. This is an application for converting batches of color images to grayscale. Monochrome gives you control over the conversion process and applied effects, so you can create a consistent set of output images. October 22, 2015

Custom Remote KeyPad 1.0 released for iOS - Control a Mac Wirelessly

Custom Remote KeyPad, for iPhone/iPad/iPod was originally released for iOS 2 in 2008. After over 25,000 downloads and rave reviews, it was discontinued with the release of iOS 7 for technical reasons. The app has now been entirely rewritten for iOS 8+ using Appleís new Swift language and adopting the latest iOS technologies. October 21, 2015