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Photoshop Tutorial: The Essential Guide to Creating Vintage-Style Posters

Vintage means "antique" or from a particularly fine year (when it comes to wines.) To be an "Antique" in the U.S. it has to be at least 50 years old. Except for automobiles, and that's 25 years old. Much of the "vintage" simulations you see online aren't really "vintage" but what someone thinks is vintage. In Europe and the Middle East, designers will use the term "vintage" just to get clicks, including any look from the 1970s, back to pre-historic. We're thrilled to have Annabelle provide us with this poster design that seems to simulate a poster from the Art Deco period. April 4, 2017

60-Seconds #341 : Is this really necessary? What are they thinking?

Have you revisited a site from your past recently? Were you shocked at what you found? At one point I stopped tracking spam sites. They had ALL become spam sites. But then, while researching the new iPad Pro, Google referred me to the site of an old friend "Cult of Mac", so I clicked to go there ... there was a loud whooshing sound as it took my breath away! WTF is THIS? April 2, 2017

Designing Women : Sisters Gulassa, Missy Meyer, Gemma O’Brien and Mahima Mahajan

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As we near the end of March, our field trip brings us from Vienna to Santa Cruz, from Phoenix to India and to world-class design studios of Designing Women! In this issue we visit Designing Women on Facebook Sisters Gulassa, Designing Women on Facebook Missy Meyer, Designing Women on Facebook Gemma O’Brien and Designing Women on Facebook Mahima Mahajan! Enjoy these and don't forget if you'd like to share your favorites, just let us know! March 22, 2017

22nd Annual Designing Women : Michela Picchi, Amanda Jane Jones and Amy Cox

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As we go along, we're picking up more and more talent to visit --and we've had several good nominations in the works. It's all about taking a broad look at this fresh and unique talent. Dear readers, I'd like to introduce you to Designing Women on Facebook Michela Picchi, Designing Women on Facebook Amanda Designing Women on Facebook Jane Jones and Designing Women on Facebook Amy Cox! March 21, 2017

Designing Women Friends of DT&G Magazine on Facebook: Sofya, Kara, Angela and Nina

This week I went looking for something a little more stylish! Searching through over 1,000 friends, I enjoyed seeing many very cool pages and personalities. One thing that impressed me most ... when they've got talent, they really show it! We are happy to meet Designing Women on Facebook Sofya Khachatryan, Designing Women on Facebook Kara Elizabeth, Designing Women on Facebook Angela Werneke, Designing Women on Facebook Nina Popa March 18, 2017

Creative Tidbits #226: James Niehues, DeviantArt, Logos, Iceland design and more!

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I love meeting new and creative studios and designers ... in this issue we get some news about fall of the trusted Deviant Arts web site, and how to hire friends. Well, maybe not. But one caution : web owners have lost their code of keeping links live. All over, there are tens of millions of links going dead because some web person changed a directory. No conscience. So if you encounter a dead link, please let me know. March 14, 2017

Where do designing women come from? Designing Girls!

If you've got an extraordinary young girl in your life, she just might be ready for App Camp, designing apps for future generations -- gaining cutting edge skill sets that will take her a long way beyond the male-domainated world of designing apps! Check it out . . . March 8, 2017

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More of our friends at Facebook are surfacing, and we're thrilled to share with you! The disappointing part of this quest is for every designer who has cited her credentials, there are four who have no entries in the "about" fields of their Facebook accounts. While I understand how some might not want to reveal that information on Facebook, if they're showing work and interested in growing their following, we'd at least like to know something! We are happy to meet Designing Women on Facebook Ira Yuliara Designing Women on Facebook Monique Shabby Designing Women on Facebook Leslie Carr, and Designing Women on Facebook Ramsha Malik March 7, 2017

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As I mentioned in #1 of this series, we really appreciate all our friends in the DTG group on Facebook. It is a thrill to revisit them, follow their antics and their latest stuff! In today's edition we'll catch up with Designing Women on Facebook Janet Allinger; Designing Women on Facebook Ilene Strizver; Designing Women on Facebook Karen Stillman; and Designing Women on Facebook Kimberly Dmello! Go on over into Facebook and stop by these folks! I think you'll enjoy it! March 1, 2017

Designing Women Friends of DT&G Magazine on Facebook

Once in a while we go back and carefully reaquaint ourselves with all our friends in the DTG group on Facebook. It's always interesting to see their latest stuff -- and it's been real interesting to see the political activists and musicians! In today's edition we'll visit Designing Women on Facebook Sandy Hibbard, Designing Women on Facebook Nona Smith, Designing Women on Facebook Katrin Eismann and Designing Women on Facebook Kate McCroary Jay, you may have met before! Have fun, stop in and say hello, Fred sent me! February 28, 2017