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Learning the art of Photography with Popular Cameras from Nikon and Canon

Cameras these days have gotten more and more complicated and the turf once reserved for trained professionals now befalls many with no training whatsoever. What to do? The books we present below will bring you up to speed on some of the most popular cameras, and up to snuff on Photoshop Elements, the most recommended software package for consumer camera users . . . enjoy :
* Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements For Dummies!
* Photographing Families: Tips for Capturing Timeless Images
* Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 12
* Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D For Dummies
* Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies
* Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide
* Nikon D5200 For Dummies
* Nikon D3100 For Dummies
and more December 12, 2013

60-Seconds 303: fortunes to be made in the 48-hour logo site

You've probably seen the design community cult-movement "No SPEC" against spec-work, or seen thousands of complaints from graphic designers about the hack logo sites proliferating online these days. Today I got a press release, for DTG, from "48-hour Logos" a crowd sourcing site offering "contests" for designing logos. I've provided reference links below, but first, consider this December 11, 2013

Online Social Media Update : Ending the year of Social Media

This Social Media update doesn't stop! Take your mobile device, iPad or laptop along for the holidays so you can keep up with new social media trends -- watch out for all the holiday photos from friends . . .
* 26 Tips to Create a Strong Social Media Content Strategy
* Social Media Best Practices For Organizations
* Facebook Hashtags: The New Game Changer
* The grassroots effect of social media
* 5 Biggest Social Media Mistakes
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking December 10, 2013

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 23, #12 ~ December

Happy Feet Text Effect Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial

It's getting cold, cold, cold, but our friend Ainsley Bevis from BloomWebDesign.net is hot with this great Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop tutorial! You'll enjoy some tricks for 3D, and then the whole piece drops into Photoshop for finishing! December 1, 2013

Vintage Holiday Cuts copyright free clip art on CD-ROM

They call this "clip art" but it's really more than that. It's a window to yesterday while providing inspiration for tomorrow. Hope you enjoy these, and have a wonderful holiday! Don't forget the Publisher's Warehouse Holiday Gift center is open too . . . enjoy November 30, 2013

Vintage Holiday Vignettes copyright free images and resource art on CD-ROM

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 need some resource materials that are copyright free. The wonderful clip art collections that include Vintage Holiday Cuts are low cost, and provide the ready-to-go creative spark you're looking for. November 30, 2013

Vintage Greeting Cards offer rich design inspiration

Each year we look at the most fun and most beneficial finds out there for both inspiration and for idea-starters for graphic designers. These are just two of the great selections of vintage holiday collections. When they're from Dover, you also can be sure they are copyright screened. They are so low cost, you almost cannot afford not to get them -- specially now that they're all on CD! Enjoy! November 29, 2013

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. November 29, 2013

Vintage Holiday Vector Clip Art and Embroidery Designs

This classic collection of vector clip art and embroidery designs is not only very low cost, it's all completely editable. So the base collection becomes a limitless collection of potential original art that you create in Adobe Illustrator or your favorite vector editing program. Okay -- the second package says it's for Machine Embroidery, but designers can easily see there's an entire collection of color palettes and inspiration there, even if you don't actually use the first file! November 29, 2013