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Account Forecasting in Balance

This is for the freelancers out there. Sometimes a large business package is not what you need -- and you get bogged down trying to make it work. Mindwarp Consultancy has rolled out "Balance Guide", providing quick ongoing forecasting for less demanding accounting. May 25, 2011

Burn it again, Mac

We've told you many times about BurnAgain. Mine stopped working when Leopard came along, and it wasn't until I upgraded that I could take advantage of the new powers. This new version is a free update of the intuitive CD/DVD multisession burning utility for Mac OS X. May 24, 2011

June Brides meet Photoshop

Now it's time to tie the chains, look at shiney objects, and just love for all those beautiful June brides -- with a little Photoshop editing actions, of course! Follow along as Photoshop Madness picks the good stuff out of a sea of junk! May 24, 2011

Creative Tidbits : Obama Logo, Zapf, degrees and more

In this edition of Creative Tidbits, we check out [] The Story Behind Zapf Chancery; [] a design student memorium mural; [] Obama's 2012 Logo (Now with More Serifs); [] the best Art Degrees; and [] some Razzle Dazzle illustration you've seen before ... from in and around the graphic arts and creative visual arts scene May 23, 2011

Beware bogus offers for Adobe products

Unfortunately, this goes on all the time -- and I would normally post this to the Safenetting or UGNN site -- but this directly affects DTG and Design Center readers, so I'm posting it here ... BEWARE : Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 phishing traps ... May 19, 2011

Button Making Using Photoshop

Here's a quick little tutorial that lets you learn some essential Photoshop moves, and come up with some nice art . . . making buttons! No, not web buttons ... campaign buttons! Read on May 19, 2011

Marketing Tidbits for 1104-30

This marketing update brings some important articles for graphic designers, media people, and those in marketing and advertising that you may not have already seen ... * What Makes a Link Target a Bullseye? * Mobile Marketing: No Longer a Tradeoff Between Reach and Targeting * 3 YouTube Advertising Options for Small Businesses * Evidence print advertising can excel as a direct marketing vehicle * QR Codes * Display, Mobile Top Priorities for Marketers * Mail Has Power to Move Minds ... and more April 29, 2011

Creative Tidbits: LOGOS and JC Penny

This week is a cool mix of interesting items including "So you think you can design a logo?" Follow along with : * 2011 Trendology: U.S. Graphic Design Services * Tattoo Master, Off the Street, Into the Gallery * Student designs new JC Penney logo, and * The Wonder of Wim Gallery opening... April 29, 2011

Extraordinary Corel Painters

Step inside the studios of some of today's top artists, illustrators, designers, and photographers working with digital art tools ... it's the Secrets of Corel Painter Experts: Tips,Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities... April 29, 2011

Color me happy: emotions behind your design

All colors, shades and combinations evoke different emotions, so it's important to make sure you're creating the intended message with your color selection... now, Andrea Alstad shares some insight into color -- along with free downloadable color inspiration and an Illustrator color wheel... April 28, 2011