AUGUST is BACK to (Design) SCHOOL This month's topic is all about learning! And, as usual our readers have all joined in with some rather wonderful insights into the way they learn, favorite training resources, and keeping a sharply honed edge on graphic design and communication arts. ... grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize! AUGUST is brought to you by the colors GREEN for education And, August is brought to you by the letter "A"
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Capture, Retouch and Share Photos on the iPhone and iPad

Photo LoL, is an iPhone photo App created for changing colors and improving pictures. Great Interface, advanced selection tools, layers system, sharing options for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Random Effects are just a few of the features included in this App. September 21, 2012

Fall Publishing Update

Designers have to be publishers as well ... with the internet and social media, the publishing industry is faced with a complicated road ... here's the latest publishing update:
* Newspapers are running out of time to adapt to digital future
* Newspapers' Next Move In Expanding The Reach Of Digital Ads
* The digital game plan: Is anyone doing it right?
* 3 things you must know about print marketing
* For newspapers, a less than daily future
* Print is dead? Not so fast September 20, 2012

Marketing Update : September rag

Designers need to know almost as much about marketing as marketers do!... this issue:
* 3 must-have investments: Social media, content marketing and mobile
* The Three Most Underrated Internet Marketing Strategies Of 2012
* Content marketing 101 - essential questions and answers
* 4 tips for a common-sense approach to mobile marketing
* 5 top tips for a successful event PR strategy
* 7 tips for creating amazing videos
... and more September 19, 2012

Novus Scan, a Plagiarism Scanner For Mac OS X

Novus Scan, an offline plagiarism checker, enables users to build a database of documents and then scan the database, searching for copied text. Users can import documents into its database using drag-and-drop or a file open dialog, import text that they'd like to scan, and Novus Scan compares the text to its document database using a two-step, word-by-word scanning algorithm. September 18, 2012

Search for AMERICA’S NEXT AUTHOR

American Idol set an all time record when 132 million votes were cast for the competition's season finale. What if the publishing industry could capture similar buzz -- excitement -- even passion? eBookMall wants to give it a go ... September 17, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : future history

During the Typography fest, we can find lots of great ideas that cry for great typography. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Designer Identifies The PANTONE Colors Of Superheroes
* The Future Isn't About Mobile; It's About Mobility
* Graphic Design before Graphic Designers
* OU Exhibit Celebrates Book Cover Design
* The History of Cooper Black
... and more ! September 17, 2012

Paint FX powerful HDR tools

Paint FX allows anyone to selectively apply photo enhancements, filters, effects and colors to specific parts of a photo. Version 3.1 adds 3 new HDR effects with advanced controls that can provide full customization to get just the right HDR look on the photos and well as adds new effects including "Flame", "Cracked Paint", "Cracked Tile", "Grunge Film", "Handmade Paper" and more. September 15, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Deciphering Ideas

Creative expression is everywhere ... we roll into this year's Typography fest with lots of great ideas. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Attend or organize an in-person Portfolio Review with the Behance community.
* Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
* Edwin Tofslie's Apple Evolution Poster 2011
* Hop on the Designbuss with Erik Olovsson
* Wine and graphic design a perfect pairing
* Funding available for design, printing
* Behance Portfolio Reviews' photostream
* How is your IDEA PERCEPTION?
... and more ! September 1, 2012

150 Inspiring Typography & Hand Lettering

Welcome to the 2012 Fonts Festival! Hard to believe we've been doing this for eighteen (18) years, but it's true. In this lead article, I'll acquaint you with some of the goodies on deck this year, and get one initial piece of business out of the way! September 1, 2012

Pasting and placing MS Word text into Adobe applications

MS Word is probably most popular text editor in the World. You can take advantage of its predefined styles, charts, clip arts and place them in Adobe applications. This tutorial gives you some examples on how to do that and explains why. August 31, 2012