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Photoshop Tutorial: Festive Postcard ready to print!

Ainsley Bevis shares this Photoshop tutorial to help you learn how to make a Christmas theme print-ready postcard in Photoshop!you'll be designing the front and back of the postcard using various shapes and helpful methods -- as well as opportunities for customization! Print at home, or I've provided the 'work-n-turn' method for running quantity! Have fun. December 2, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Holidays

Creative inspiration is not always easy -- but it can come in the most unexpected forms and places. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Hurricane Sandy relief floods in from college student’s T-Shirt graphic
* Goodwill & Art Center College of Design Upcycling Collaboration
* UK’s first student type foundry is ‘font’ of knowledge
* Graphic designer to talk 'social change'
* Pedro Paulino's Portfolio
... and more ! November 30, 2012

DTG News for December 2012

* DECEMBER Happy Holidays
* Secrets of Designing a good Logo
* Photoshop Madness for the holidays
* Photoshop Tutorial: Festive Postcard ready to print!
* Web Critique : GoBop Festival and Event Website
* Favorite Photography books
* CREATIVE Tidbits : Holidays
* Social Media Update : November
* 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
* iWork gets a new collection of Elements for Desktop Publishing
* Top 10 Tips for Self-Publishing Success
* Your photos make the perfect Wall Calendars gifts
* Transform your Photos and Videos into Professional Pencil Drawings
* Logoist makes cool effects, not logos
* Cinefy is an Amazing Mobile Video Special FX Studio
* Photo Sense 1.8.0: The Easiest Photo Editing Software for Mac and iOS
* Photoca iOS - Advanced Photo Editor Creates Pop Art Masterworks
* The Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Fonts
* Google’s Remarketing for Search could have huge impact
* The Sustainability of Tablets
* The Top Tech Gifts This Season
* December's Twelve gives way to THIRTEEN! November 30, 2012

Photoca iOS - Advanced Photo Editor Creates Pop Art Masterworks

A lot of attention is being poured into the IOS scene these days -- and the photo apps just keep getting better and better. Many of these apps -- like this one -- rival the most sophisticated software and equipment. Photoca is a real pleasure to work with -- and can put some real tricks up your sleeve November 29, 2012

Photoshop Madness for the holidays

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! You can believe we went totally mad when we got caught in a stalker site, supposedly of "great Photoshop downloads" and couldn't get out! The only thing we could do was shut down the computer -- which lost a bunch of work on this month's column. Sheesh.
Holiday madness in Photoshop
We did find these Adobe Photoshop items for the 2012 Holiday Photoshop Madness surf . . .
* Create Christmas Greeting Card with CS6
* Photo to aquarel painting tutorial
* A Simple Christmas Star tutorial
* Amazing Christmas Card
* Some Christmas Dock Icons
* A Merry Christmas Tree
... and more! C'mon in ... November 28, 2012

Secrets of Designing a good Logo

Over the years I've seen them all -- and from time to time, when I see someone giving out design advice online, I'll ask: where did you obtain your formal training? Many times, they'll confess they have no formal training. I recently followed a discussion in a Designer's forum about designing logos. A person asked the group to share their "secret tactics" ... here's what they said : November 28, 2012

Your photos make the perfect Wall Calendars gifts

iPhone and iPad users who want to design an amazing, full color wall calendar, either for their personal use, to give to someone special or as the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family, can now download the innovative new app PhotoCal - Your Printed Photo Calendar November 27, 2012

Cinefy is an Amazing Mobile Video Special FX Studio

Imagine creating your own version of Hollywood classics -- how about filming yourself running from a giant T-Rex; all of that is possible, and more. Cinefy will export directly to the camera roll. Users can then upload to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or anywhere they please -- for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch November 26, 2012

Web Critique : GoBop Festival and Event Website

In the WebDesign-Review section, the developer of the "GoBop" asked webdesign attendees to comment on their new site. Since we love travel, events, dining and so forth, we decided to take a look . . . we liked what we saw! What do YOU think? November 24, 2012

Favorite Photography books TOO

Here's the second part of yesterday's photo books list ... these being for, perhaps, the more serious photographer! Continue with this new list of selected titles to make you a better photographer . . . November 24, 2012