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Resume Star Bets You'll Score the Interview

Resume Star 1.0 for iOS, which produces a professionally typeset PDF resume right on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Resume Star is a full-featured resume generator App, with an interesting twist: You only pay for the software if you land the interview. January 21, 2014

The Secrets of Free Advertising

The opportunities for getting free advertising for your product or services are limited only by your own imagination and energies. January 20, 2014

60-Seconds #305: How hand lettering gave me the inspiration to become a graphic designer

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When somebody asks me why I went into graphic design, several reasons and experiences come to mind. I can still remember the first time I saw a quill, dipped in paint, dragging out such beautiful lettering. I ran across a YouTube video that brought back those crystal-clear memories! Let me share the story with you, and ask that you share your story with 60-Seconds readers! January 14, 2014

Creative Update #164: Type, lettering, illustration and design for 2014

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Here we go into 2014 our 24th year online and our 26th year publishing DTG Magazine. Creative inspiration is what jogs you off your stagnent creative block. See some of these and join us each week for another creative discovery tour ... here we go: creative 2013 Best of 2013: Top Tips, Insights, and Tricks creative Tricks Here's the typography daily blog creative blog 3D Type Sculptures + Animationcreative Animation Professionals vs. Amateurs creative Amateurs The Design Federationcreative Supersized Painting Supersized
... and more ! January 14, 2014

Web Update for 2014: More SEO, Social, pinning, photos and Blogging

Moving into a new year with more and more coverage of SEO as well as blogs and conversion rates for getting your social media marketing going strong . . . follow along
* 10 questions to ask when creating a social-media marketing plan
* 5 Creative Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts
* 8 Landing Page Remedies to Boost Conversion Rates
* 8 SEO cleanse and recharge ideas for fall
* 3 SEO success factors for 2014
.... and the continuing online world January 10, 2014

60-Seconds 304: Moaning about government surveillance? Seriously?

I have to write this rant once about ever couple of years or so. I preached it in the late 1980s, I preached it in the mid-1990s, then again in the 2000s and I guess it's time again. January 10, 2014

Web Update for 2014: Graphic Design, web designers, and any visual creatives involved in the internet or web

Kicking off the new year with SEO woes, boosts and video optimization. They say that video is the next big horizon for web designers - - but we're also seeing more and more web sites that actually suck. But leave that to the Web Design Update team :
* Responsive now: The rise of front-end frameworks, potential pitfalls to consider
* Now Updated: The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors
* Searcher Personas: A Case for User-Centric SEO
* The Definition of a Website Must be Updated
* 5 YouTube Video Optimization Tips
.... and the continuing online world January 3, 2014

Graphic Design : How to edit vector pattern files in Illustrator

Thanks to Adrian Bidea of VectorPack.net for sending in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, with tips on editing pattern files in Adobe Illustrator. Quite often some of the problems involved with Illustrator patterns is getting them to fit the overall scene correctly. You either have to rework the pattern, or create a new one. This tutorial will make life much easier.... December 31, 2013

Online Social Media Update : Off and running into a new social media year 2014

So we're starting off our Social Media update for 2014 and the while Facebook, Google and LinkedIN still rule, the runnersup are nibbling away at the user base. We're looking forward to keeping up with new social media trends all through the news year!
* Social Media Usage Up 800% For U.S. Online Adults In Just 8 Years
* Crafting alluring and effective posts on social media
* How to Ensure Your Future Blog Posts Are Popular
* Embed Tweets on your website and blog
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking December 31, 2013

Creating a unique triangle mosaic using Photoshop

In this Photoshop Tutorial from Wu Hui, we see a unique procedure for producing a triangle mosaic that does not rely on Photoshop's automated routines. Not only do you learn the functions -- it demonstrates how you can utilize Photoshop without filters or styles and actually obtain better results. December 30, 2013