NOVEMBER Welcome to the month of November and the opening of the Holiday Season! Discover all the creative ideas and inspirations for this season -- and all manner of cool stuff ... grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize!
November is brought to you by "BROWN" the colors of autumn leaves, and roast turkey!
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Favorite Photography books

Everyone has a camera ... probably a digital camera or a cell phone. Most people I know who own iPhones have dropped their cameras in favor of the phone. Then, others have purchased more expensive, SLR or better, cameras and want to expand the range of their capabilities. Here's a new list of selected titles to make you a better photographer . . .
* The Photograph: Composition and Color Design
* Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography
* Create Your Own Photo Book, 1st Edition
* Great Photos - Simple Cameras
* Tone Poems - Book 1
... they also make great gifts for the photographer in your life! November 23, 2012

iWork gets a new collection of Elements for Desktop Publishing

Jumsoft creates some of the best graphic icons and spot illustrations in the industry - their designs for Mac OS X iWork are seriously unrivaled! Here are 385 new pieces, which can be used to illustrate slideshows, invitations, posters, newsletters, e-books, or just about any kind of content that lacks a creative touch. November 23, 2012

Top 10 Tips for Self-Publishing Success

The SHAKESPEARE System -- With creative marketing, self-published independent author Matthew Mather quickly reached #1 on the Amazon Science Fiction best-seller list with his first novel, The Atopia Chronicles, surpassing 40,000 copies shipped in its first ten weeks. He is now sharing his SHAKESPEARE system of 11 tips to help new authors achieve their own self-publishing success. November 23, 2012

Transform your Photos and Videos into Professional Pencil Drawings

I cannot count the times we've been asked for this technique -- Photoshop 911 has several tutorials on this, but people are lazy and don't want to learn anything new! Well here's the app -- for iPhone/iPad anyway -- that does it all for you... November 22, 2012

Logoist makes cool effects, not logos

From time to time we get releases or review copies of software they developer calls "logo" software of some kind. There are lots of software programs that help you style or produce logos, but there are NONE that can design logos for you. So no matter how compelling, never believe that software can "design" for you . . . Logoist has a lot of styling and effects power -- so you'll want to take a look! November 21, 2012

Photo Sense 1.8.0: The Easiest Photo Editing Software for Mac and iOS

Photo Sense is a powerful, but very easy to use photo editing software for Mac OS and iOS. Its younger brother Photo Sense Lite is also updated to version 1.2.0. November 21, 2012

Social Media Update : November

Here we go ... the holidays season shifts into high gear and social media is humming -- good information for all online users, designers and marketers :
* 11-point checklist for a healthy social media strategy
* Young People Not Quite Ready for Twitter Primetime
* 26 Tips for Managing a Social Media Community
* The 10 Keys to Optimizing Facebook Engagement
* 4 Ways to Improve Your Google+ Engagement
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking November 7, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Punk, Classic, Video

This issue was a lot of fun to put together -- there are some really great exhibitions going on -- and history prooves just as creative as today! Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* New Exhibition Explores Influence Of Punk Movement On Art And Graphic
* Iconic graphic designer Vaughan Oliver on Visceral Pleasures
* Students putting color back into drab Main Street building
* Behold, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
* Selling Design in 1942
... and more ! November 6, 2012

Fun with politics (for once!)

Well, if you're like me, you've probably had your fill of politics and the elections. So this morning, when my rep at Dover gave me these leads, it occurred to me it's time to have a little fun! If nothing else, just looking at these may provide some relief from all the hype! Yes, it's the Political Inaction Figures and Inaction Circus . . . November 2, 2012

DTG News for November, 2012

01 November: Designing Holidays
02 Photoshop Tutorial : Simulating Photoshop 3D Text
03 Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Custom Photoshop Brush Set
04 The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book
05 Gallery, Field Trip : Photo Manipulation at its very best!
06 Transform your Photos and Videos into Professional Pencil Drawings
07 Books : Extraordinary gifts you'll make by hand
08 Wedding Photography: Snapshots to Great Shots
09 60 seconds: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
10 Photo Sense: The Easiest Photo Editing Software for Mac and iOS
11 Kick off the Holidays with Painting Apps for iPad
12 60 seconds : Fun with politics (for once!)
13 Social Media Update : into the holidays
14 Design - CREATIVE Tidbits : from Vignelli to PANTONE
15 Web Design Update October
16 November Thanks for all you do November 1, 2012