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DTG December 2010

includes : * My Holiday message: A Special Thanks to YOU * Geek Gifts Guide * Photoshop: Adding Frames and Borders * Photoshop: Floating Clothes with Photoshop * Illustrator: Drawing Art tools * Graphic Design: The Right Logo * Tutorial: Lightroom 3 Editing Essentials * Tutorial: Photoshop CS5 Types and Shapes * Business: The Business of being an Artist * Think Bursts: Unpack your Winnings * Is Your Innovation Lying Dead in the Road? * Mailbag: Tracking Stolen Art * Mailbag: Graphic design car wrap * Mailbag: Signs Of The Times for sale * Cool stuff: Zen Artist for iPad * Apps: 3D Terrain Modeling for iOS * Hardware: Go Clip-it USB * Geek Gifts: Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred * DTP: Imposition Wizard * Make cool 3D Product Shots * Technology: Touchscreens for Macs * Web Design UPdate * And that's a wrap for 2010 December 1, 2010

Geek Gifts Guide

We're over-run with technology this year, and you're probably realizing that your tech-savvy, geeky gift recipients don't want socks! So it's a good thing Karen Thomas has shared her 'geek gift guide' along with a few of our own for this year's totally cool, tech savvy gifts ... even for yourself! December 1, 2010

A Special Thanks to YOU

This is my holiday message to you all ... and particularly highlighting those who have contributed and supported your Design Center through the 2010 year! Here's recognition and a link to those of you who make it happen ... November 30, 2010

Adding Frames and Borders in Photoshop

One of the frequent questions in Photoshop 911 emergency room is how to add borders and frames to images. So, here's a detailed step-by-step tutorial for photoshop beginners on how to add borders and frames to images. Includes photo pointers and detailed instructions thanks to Olga Bogatyrenko of Chasing Moments November 29, 2010

Illustrator Drawing: Art tools

This is an easy beginners' tutorial featuring numerous techniques in Adobe Illustrator -- drawing art supplies -- a pencil, triangle ruler and paint brush using illustrator vector tools... by Ainsley Bevis of Bloom Design November 29, 2010

Go Clip-it USB

The folks at Verbatim have married portable storage and award-winning design with its all-new Store 'n' Go Clip-it USB drive, an innovative solution that lets consumers seamlessly combine their digital and hardcopy files. November 29, 2010

Floating Clothes with Photoshop

Here's another good tutorial from Princess Libra, for a very popular technique in clothing marketing -- the "invisible" person ... remove the human model from the clothes -- an excellent way to learn the Clone Stamp tool, and adding a virtual drop shadow November 28, 2010

Is Your Innovation Lying Dead in the Road?

David Croslin, author of Innovate the Future: A Radical New Approach to IT Innovation, knows a thing or two about armadillos. He also knows why roulette-style betting on innovation isn't satisfying the needs of your customers or your business. November 27, 2010

3D Terrain Modeling for iOS

Independent programmer Andrew Garrison has created Touch Island 1.0 for iOS, his 3D modeling and rendering app that enables the user to create a photo-realistic island surrounded by ocean. Sculpting mountains, valleys, and lakes is accomplished with a single finger. An auto-color function assigns shading by altitude, or color may be applied manually. The angle and altitude of sunlight, and camera angle are adjustable, and rendering with textures and reflections is done using ray-tracing. November 27, 2010

Lightroom 3 Editing Essentials

Scott Kelby shows you how to develop your photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, including setting white balance, seeing befores and afters, and applying changes made to one photo to other photos. Sample Chapter is provided courtesy of New Riders November 27, 2010