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Wedding Photography: Snapshots to Great Shots

Nothing strikes fear in the heart of most amateur photographers like having someone say "will you be my wedding photographer?" In fact, many wedding photographers aren't up to the challenge of taking great shots instead of snap shots. That's where Designing Woman Suzy Clement comes in! October 22, 2012

Photo Manipulation at its very best!

We just had to share the work of Erik Johansson, in Gothenburg, Sweden! Erik is a highly talented photo-illustrator and photo journalist who creates some of the most awesome photo manipulation you'll ever see! October 20, 2012

Web Design Update October

We move into the fall and holiday seasons with these Web Trends, tips and tricks :
* Aligning SEO strategy and social media activity to build links
* An SEO's ultimate post-Penguin checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]
* How To Remove Your Unnatural Inbound Links
* 4 Easy-to-Use Tools for Building Websites
* The long-term greed-ification of the Web
* Keeping competitive analysis healthy
.... and the continuing online world October 19, 2012

The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book

I recently got a comment that people no longer buy books because they can get it all online. Well, that may be true for some things -- but NOT Illustrator! Sure, it's easy to run some filters over a photo and become a 'Photoshop Expert' ... but try creating some good art in Illustrator and you see it's a totally different ball game. If you want to kick some butt with Adobe Illustrator, you need the WOW book! October 18, 2012

Marketing Update : October Blast

October rock-n-roll, marketing -- Pay attention to what you do after deploying content ... these are all important consideration for all designers... this issue:
* 72 Fascinating Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012
* Content marketing metrics: How to drive action instead of reaction
* 4 online reputation management tips you should follow
* Email Deliverability: 5 tactics for 99% delivery
* 12 things to do after writing a new blog post
* Eliminate 'to be' verbs in business writing
... and more October 2, 2012

Building patterns has never been this easy

For years, we've talked about the powers of Artlandia's powerful and fun pattern design software. Now they have launched an awesome new web application for making and sharing repeating patterns -- online! In your browser! It's called Artlandia SymmetryMill, and if you ever use or need patterns in your graphics, you want to try this! October 1, 2012

DTG News for October

01 Fred's 2012 famous fonts surfs
02 18th Annual Top Typography Books in Review
03 40 Free Macintosh (commercial) Fonts
04 Photoshop: 3D Typography in the Sky
05 Building patterns has never been this easy
06 Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards
07 New Gallo Fonts for Design & Crafts
08 12 Essential books for creative pros, freelancers
09 CREATIVE Tidbits : Typography
10 Fall Publishing Update
11 Marketing Update : promotions into fall
12 Sub Contracting can be profitable
13 Search for AMERICA'S NEXT AUTHOR
14 Did you see the Publishers' Warehouse?
15 &Else NEWS for the creative professional :
16 Pages of Fonts Fest Past :
17 October rolls on ... then it's November and the Holidays October 1, 2012

12 Essential books for graphic designers, creative professionals, freelancers

The most frequent questions we get on an ongoing basis are questions about management. More and more people are launching their own careers into the creative fields with little or no formal education. But to be a success, you have to know the rules. Arm yourself with these and you cannot go wrong :
* Inside the Business of Graphic Design: 60 Leaders Share Their Secrets of Success
* Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business
* Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer
* The Graphic Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting
* Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
* The Creative Business Guide to Running a Graphic Design Business
* How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul
* Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers
* The Designer's Guide To Marketing And Pricing
* 2012 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market
* Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators
* Start & Run a Graphic Design Business October 1, 2012

18th Fonts surf SIX

The online quest for cool type, typography, fonts, lettering and calligraphy goes on -- some of these are really the best we've seen so far! Don't forget to send YOURS!. Now here's what's in the 6th edition:
* Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others?
* Pablo Impallari solves the script problem
* Peanut Butter & Jelly Ampersand!
* Smart logo begins as Helvetica
* Johnny Martz is BACK
... and more! October 1, 2012

18th Annual Top Typography Books in Review

It's that time again, and the year 2012 was a good year for typography books! Of particular note, there are another dozen good ones that don't hit the shelves until after November 1st ... so watch our November issue! Out of a slate of hundreds, here are our favorites for this year:
* Vintage Type and Graphics: An Eclectic Collection of Typography, Ornament, Letterheads, and Trademarks
* Design Elements, Typography Fundamentals: A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding How Typography Affects Design
* Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior
* Typographic Web Design: How to Think Like a Typographer in HTML and CSS
* Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age
* Typographic Design: Form and Communication
* Typography : Graphic Design in Context
* Vintage Commercial Art and Design
* Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s
* Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
* The Little Black Book of Design
* Typography Sketchbooks September 28, 2012