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Print Advertising delivers Best ROI

For some years we've preached that online advertising is a hoax. The web turned advertising upside down -- traditional advertising has been beneficial to both the advertiser and the publisher. Not so with web advertising. Now, Shweiki Media has compiled facts and statistics from multiple studies and reports explaining why traditional print advertising WORKS. August 24, 2012

SVG Import is Here

Artboard is a powerful vector drawing software for Mac OS X Lion. Today's latest update provides support for the most requested feature from users - the import of SVG vector graphics. (Made in USA) August 23, 2012

What if the Internet went away?

With the spector of a U.N. take over of the Internet in December, (Details) I decided to ask one of the creative professional groups on LinkedIN what they think about the situation. Sheesh. And I thought Facebook had all the ninnies! August 22, 2012

Back 2 School Picture Collage Maker Giveaway

Picture Collage Maker for Windows and Mac OS X allows people to create Yearbook, wall collage, scrapbook, poster, keepsake and any other photo-related artworks. Until August 28th, PearlMountain is running its annual Back-to-School giveaway of Picture Collage Maker FREE gift to all people. (regularly $29.90) August 22, 2012

3D Miniature Volkswagen Test Drive Cars

This is some of the most exciting technology we've seen! 3D printing solutions seem to be showing up all over the place ... like this 3D system that delivers a perfectly carved Volkswagen test drives -- miniature cars in full color! New markets? New careers? You betcha! August 14, 2012

Photoshop (EDU) madness

This month we'll actually try to learn something in Photoshop Madness ... a 2nd edition is in the works, stay tuned . . . this time :
* Retouch a Model Portrait with Flawless Natural Skin
* Drawing Effect Making Hair for Cartoon
* Photoshopping an Action Movie Poster
* Create liquid effects in Photoshop
* Develop a Fantastic Car
* Beautify and Retouch August 1, 2012

Nikon DSLR learning, training

If you got the DSLR camera, then you'd better learn it well! D3s DSLR 2.0 for iOS, provides quick, easy access to information by allowing the user to "drill down" through a topic, just like using the camera menus. The app also includes a handy list of D3S Quick Specs, a troubleshooting checklist, error messages, and much more. Learn it! August 1, 2012

Marketing Update : August kick-off

August is BACK TO (Design) SCHOOL and designers need to know almost as much about marketing as marketers do!... this issue:
* Why content marketing is a great SEO strategy, not a short-term tactic
* Content marketing metrics: How to drive action instead of reaction
* Breathe new life into your marketing with visual content
* Eliminate 'to be' verbs in business writing
* 7 tips for creating amazing videos
... and more July 31, 2012

Easy magazine cover in Photoshop

We always like getting tutorials like this one sent in by Udrea Mihai, because his is easy to complete, easy to understand, and teaches some of the most important functions in Photoshop. We'll isolate an image from the background, then utilize that technique to create a magazine cover. July 30, 2012

Expanding Your Photography Portfolio

This excerpt from Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer focuses on four images that Michael Clark created in an effort to expand his photography portfolio. He explains the genesis of each image, how the images were shot, the gear involved, and how they were worked up in Lightroom and Photoshop so you can see the entire process from start to finish. July 30, 2012