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Photoshop New Year Madness

Hello 2012, bye-bye 2011 ... and Photoshop Madness passes along some free designs and wallpapers ringing in the new year! And, of course we wish every happy Photoshopping for 2012, and safe surfing for Photoshop stuff that won't make you go mad! December 26, 2011

Creative Tidbits: movers and shakers

From upcoming young designers to old timers, here are just a few our favorite happenings in the graphic design world . . .
* The Portfolio Handbook, by the Class of 2012, Industrial Design
* Lahser Sophomore Is Top Winner of 2012 Auto Show Poster Award
* Infographic Of The Day: The Best Design Tools On The Market
* An Exhibition of Graphic Design's Cutting Edge
* Meet the future of consulting
and more creative inspiration! December 26, 2011

Don’t Let the Grinch Ruin Your 2012 Business

The famed children's fable, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, tells the story about the Grinch who attempts to ruin the holidays from the children of Whoville by stealing their gifts and decorations. As in most fables, the Grinch's diabolical plot is foiled. If only it was that simple in the real world. December 24, 2011

The Year 2011 in Photos

So many others are doing "the year in review"... I decided to live by my hard-learned rule : *Don't do it yourself if someone else can do it better!* Amen! Here's are the best 2011 photo reviews I've seen so far . . . December 23, 2011

Enlarging JPG files

You need a digital camera shot to fill an entire wall ... or for vehicle wraps, or exhibit backdrops... what do you do? Here, I've tested yet another JPG enlarging utility and I believe this one might just be the one December 22, 2011

2011 Publishing Update

This edition has some surprises, including a pice on plagiarism and another on QR codes...
* Amazon adds HTML5 -- and suddenly its ebooks get much better looking
* Marketing research: Social CRM is increasingly important
* Group Says Newspapers Aren’t Dead, They’re Alluring
* Publishers find more uses for QR codes
* Print media is here to stay
* The Accidental Plagiarist
* Strategy before content
and more ... December 21, 2011

Marketing Update : Year End

This marketing update is the first in a series to get you ramped up for the new year:
* Right Preparation Is The Key For Effective Direct Mail Postcard
* 7 email marketing rules to follow before hitting send
* 11 tips for crafting a pitch that wows journalists
* 5 Things You Must Know About Reputation Management
* Email marketing for this holiday season
* HP releases sustainable print guide
... and more December 20, 2011

Opportunity Knocks for Independent Bookstores

First there were the bookstore chains, then Amazon, then digital books, all seeming to threaten the very existence of the brick-and-mortar bookstore. Yet, in the wake of the recent closing of the Borders bookstore chain, a new surge of independent booksellers is rising, seemingly against all odds. December 20, 2011

Tangling with CraigsList scam artists

'twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, someone is getting seriously ripped off by an online scammer on Craig's List. Some experts have estimated that millions of dollars will be lost this holiday season because victims didn't immediately recognize they were being scammed. Read along as I have a little fun with this one -- and illustrate how to avoid getting trapped yourself! December 16, 2011

Surface Deformation Software for 3D Artists

Kickstand has launched a campaign to make surface deformation software available to all 3D Artists. This opens the door for 3D developers, programmers and artists to readily integrate advanced Surface Deformation technology into workflow and software programs December 15, 2011