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Creative Tidbits: Art is where you find it

I realized there were several designing women who did not make it into the March and April newsletters, so I'll share them with you here -- Lisa Congdon, Kathy Erteman; along with : * Designers are rebelling against technology * Seeing Things: Handmade for Japan * Diana draws in ceramics April 15, 2011

Photoshop (actions) Madness

Yes 'Actions' madness! The more we search for great actions the more we find. These actions automate many of the techniques readers ask about. Try : * Retro Actions 2 * IR Effect Look * Photo retouch actions * The return of Black & White * Gum Bichromate Prints from the 19th century * Floating Lineart April 14, 2011

Graphic (iPad apps) Design

Fred's favorite mobile apps for iPhone, iPadFollowing our previous series of mobile color apps, now we'll add in some unusual, vertical application apps just for spice. Some have very narrow, specific uses, like for NCS color, or theatrical gels. But isn't it nice to know you can do that? April 13, 2011

'Color in Design' Award

David Grey, faculty chair of the Graphic Design Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, received a Color in Design Award for his redesign of the university's entrance banners. April 12, 2011

On-the-Fly iPhoto Photo Albums

More and more graphic designers are adopting the iPad as their go-to, mobile device. Now, Beanheads Consulting has released Sort Shots -- an iPad Edition -- the first and only iPad app to utilize EXIF/Metadata keywords/tags with Apple iPhoto and Aperture. April 11, 2011

Best Apps for Graphic Designers

A million palettes in your pocket is a big promise. But these apps can do that and quite a bit more. And, they're so cheap, you can check out several. How handy is it to have a color specifier to refer to while working -- without leaving the screen you're on? * myPANTONE? X-Ref * Grab the color you want * Palettes Pro Universal * Color Mood Designer * My (Your) Color Season ... and more April 6, 2011

Marketing Monday : April kick-off

This marketing update cleans up some good content items I've collected since February, but are still important reading for graphic designers, media people, and those in marketing and advertising ... April 4, 2011

Designing Women: Jane Conner-ziser

We get so wrapped up in Photoshop stuff, we often forget about the extraordinary work being done in Corel Painter! One particular artist will totally sweep you away, so I knew I had to get her into this year's Designing Women. . . ladies and gentlemen, meet : Jane Conner-ziser! March 31, 2011

Own a Color

This article, contributed by Jonathan Munk, was first published in 2007. In reviewing this year's color issue, we find Jonathan's words are even more true than ever! Follow along as Jonathan Munk shares these important considerations for your logo and identity program... March 30, 2011

COLOR! New era, new tools

Never before have designers had such a broad and exciting landscape of color palette tools. With mobile devices, iPads, iPhones and iPods, the designer can rule the color world for just a few dollars. Here are the top apps we found for your mobile device ... * myPANTONE makes it all accessible * colorSutra * Color Stream - palettes from scratch * Colormixer sketch pad for color * Cliqcliq Colors - color picker * Fonts And Colors Reference for designer's... and more! March 30, 2011