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DTG News for June 2012

JUNE: Design Vacation :: It's June, and in many places, people will be planning or embarking on summer vacations! When the designer goes on vacation, all design problems may be left behind at the office or studio -- or, perhaps a little bit of the studio will come along. So, this issue we're asking readers to send their best or favorite photo -- taken on vacation, or during June.
02 Ethics in Digital Photography
03 Creating an Out of Bounds Photo in Photoshop
04 A flood of Out-of-Bounds digital creations
05 More great color resources and apps
06 Using ICC Profiles in Adobe Photoshop CS5
07 Why You Need an Adaptive Website
08 Facebook Advertising: Should you bother?
09 Evolving Artist(ry): One Man, One Tool
10 Publishing Update : Revenue, trends, tweaks and peeks
11 Web Design updates
12 The Creative Animal
13 Art Nouveau Revisited
14 Stop Facebook from using YOUR pictures
15 Cookies: Will New Regulations Leave a Bitter Taste?
16 Design Graduates Speak Up...
17 Getting Ready for July "Photographic Design" June 1, 2012

Evolving Artist(ry): One Man, One Tool

See some spectacular illustration here, as animator and illustrator Chris O’Riley continues to hone his craft and meet artistic challenges head-on, armed with the latest tools in NewTek’s LightWave 3D. May 30, 2012

Creating an Out of Bounds Photo in Photoshop

History repeats itself. A painting or photo within another has always been a popular subject with photographers, graphic artists and Photoshop artists. The "out of bounds" or "break-out" image is also one that should be tried by all Photoshop users, sooner or later. May 28, 2012

Using ICC Profiles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Say you have a gorgeous image in Photoshop. How likely is your printer to give you a result exactly like what you see onscreen? Rafael Concepcion explains how to use printer profiles to tell Photoshop the settings you need for the printer and paper you're using, so you get the precise results you want. May 26, 2012

Why You Need an Adaptive Website

We are currently in the midst of one the biggest software and hardware revolutions we've ever witnessed. Here, Daniel Burrus one of the world's leading technology forecasters and business strategists says it's time to address the mobile revolution May 25, 2012

Publishing Update : Print vs 'E'

eBooks making more and more news, inroads into society, but printed books still rule! Plus more news on the publishing scene:
* Americans reading more e-books on computers than e-readers, phones
* Don't build a paywall, create a velvet rope instead
* At last, they see: E-books 'democratize' publishing
* Six Easy Tweaks for a Sleek, New Design
* E-books: The giant disruption
and more ... May 24, 2012

Web Changes continued ...

As the web changes, so does the demands on the web designer. We continue continue to share essential information for all web designers...
* 10 More Content Ideas To Improve Organic Visibility
* The best way to optimize your mobile site for SEO
* Use visitor intelligence in SEO and marketing
* Signs of linking over-optimization
* 40+ SEO tools of the trade
.. and more May 22, 2012

Facebook Advertising: Should you bother?

Here you go, on the day Facebook goes public, in one of the biggest stock market IPOs in history, we're asking should brands bother with Facebook advertising if 44% of people say they would never click on a sponsored ad? A global survey undertaken by the independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, reveals 30% of people 'strongly distrust' Facebook with their personal data whilst 44% say they would ‘never’ click on Facebook sponsored ads, all of which indicates Facebook's advertising programme has an upward struggle. It's going to get interesting! May 18, 2012

Publishing Update : Inks and Effects

May continues with the world of design publishing -- here are some essential finds:
* Newspapers: It's not a revenue problem, it's a culture problem
* Limitless power of ultraviolet special effect inks
* The Collapse of Print Advertising in 1 Graph
* Publishers and editors not always on same page
* Industry, digital metamorphosis at midpoint
and more ... May 17, 2012

3D Printing comes to AIA 2012

3D Systems is pioneering 3D Printing! You can create more faster in high definition - communicate your designs in full color -- and they'll be showing it all at the American Institute of Architects' 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, DC May 17-19th. May 16, 2012