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Beautiful HD Wallpapers 20,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE (and they're all free!)

a web site and iPhone iPad app with wallpapers

I know you've had it with wallpaper sites, but when you can contain thousands of images to select in an app on the iPad or iPhone, it might be worth taking a look . . . check this out June 5, 2017

Photos on iPhone and iPad - interactive and inspirational Book released

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I don't know about you, but these days the apps and devices are getting too many features and too many problems to keep up. Yes, there are only ten thousand photo apps for the iPhone. Sheesh ... thanks Thomas Anthony, now you can actually learn something about mobile photography so your images are better, and your life is easier! June 1, 2017

ShotList 8.0 brings order to chaos for movie shoots

If you do video or photography shoots, you always need to be aware of potential troubles. If something unexpected happens during the shoot such as weather, location or cast availability problems) Shotlist makes it easy to rapidly rearrange the shooting order on the spot, and email a full-colour revised schedule to the entire team in a few taps from your mobile device. May 31, 2017

Extraordinary visions of image elements that don't exist ... until you create them

creates impressive light effects

We've told you about some of the crazy things Akvis has been doing with images ... now they're empowering you with a light stick that will generate impressive light effects in a fast and uncomplicated way. The new version includes new futuristic light effects reminiscent of UFO landings lights, starburst, laser beams, and neon flashes. Take advantage of ready-to-use presets to make your photos look extraordinary! May 30, 2017

101 Photoshop Tutorials: From Competent to Magnificent; basics; masks; retouching

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You can really never have too many Photoshop tutorials, but it's tough weeding the good from the bad! Thank goodness Brenda Barron has done a lot of hard work culling just the best of the best. Special thanks to Ashley Denham of Who-Is-Hosting-This.com, for sending us this article. She ran across a 2006 web page in Photoshop911 and thought DTG readers would really like this. We agreed! We're thrilled to introduce Brenda Barron to Design Center readers May 23, 2017

Generate abstract paintings full of imaginative shapes and expressive color

abstract cityscape oil painting

I was at an art fair on Las Olas recently and booth after booth was selling spectacular oil paintings. I noticed how "perfect" they were, so I went in for a very close look. Wow -- nobody else noticed, but these were digital paintings -- and they were flying off the shelf at anywhere from $200 to $20,000. Hello!
      Then I get this note from Akvis and I'm thinking ... maybe I ought to give up this internet publishing and sell oil paintings in Key West. It would probably pay for my retirement! May 18, 2017

Marketing Update May: Print, Visual, Email, Digital Ads, avoiding Facebook and more

marketing for profit

As we move toward the buy seasions of back to school and the holidays, marketing strategy should change. Many now are saying let's get away from Facebook -- with the news that Facebook delivers only a fraction of the views you think they're getting, your money might be better spent elsewhere. But read the news, test the rules and keep on keeping up :

  • Display Advertising Statistics for Different Types of Digital Ads
  • Why Visual Communication Will Dominate Marketing tomorrow
  • 7 Tips to Running a Successful Email Marketing Campaign
  • Here’s Another Way Digital Could Complement Print
  • Why Publishers are Shifting Away From Facebook
  • 5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Website
May 16, 2017

Now, your iPhone is a webcam, and can send live video where you want it to go

Maybe you really don't need a webcam. Maybe you just need one for a short use or specific use? PixWebcam turns any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into an ad-hoc webcam for taking photos in definable intervals. Photos are then uploaded to various channels like Dropbox or Twitter. May 5, 2017

Ah, Provence! That charming region of France now can frame your prized photos!

If you like to enhance your imagery, or photos, or you just want a bit of pinash for gift photos, then these romantic and adorable picture frames capture the essence of French countryside living. For flat prints or canvas, add an artful balance between rustic and chic. Get inspired by the authentic Provence motifs! May 3, 2017

We were thrilled with this new writing app which automatically formats your content

In a world of content management systems, auto style sheets and all manner of automation, some things work, and some things don't. I got so tired of flaky Wordpress default formatting I had to go back to doing it myself. This app really looks promising. May 3, 2017