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New profits: Design in Metal

One area usually untouched by the graphic designer or design studio is architectural lettering. However if you've got clients who own buildings, or are planning to move into new quarters this the perfect opportunity to pick up a couple hundred (thousand) dollars with only a couple hour's work. Follow along ... here's how it works March 29, 2011

Creative: Design inspiration for April

This issue of Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and even the Fashion Color report for fall... along with * Why I Draw * Will Crowdsourcing Replace Graphic Designers? * Rethink your design thinking * Royal Couple Wedding Monogram Contest * A Little Culture With Your Beer? * the "Enfant Terrible" of Graphic Design * ... and more! March 29, 2011

Color: from the experts

For this year's color edition, we gathered our favorite book excerpts by the experts in digital imagery. Enjoy : * Converting to Black and White Using Camera Raw * Cropping to a Specific Size in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Dealing with Ghosting in Merge to HDR Pro in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Keeping Great Color When Emailing or Posting Photos to the Web * Using the Color Replacement Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas on Color Replacement * Using the HUD Color Pickers * Converting Color When You Print ... and more March 28, 2011

Publishing Update March 28

What does it take to improve readership and traffic? Content, of course! This edition we've got some content oriented info as well as some PDF and eBook insights ... * Honor Thy Content: The Five Commandments of Editorial Excellence * So the Publishing Business Didn't Die, After All * Magazine readers engage more with interactive than static print ads: Adobe * Apple's bet on publishing * Printing Employment Shrinks, Shipments per Employee Rise * Tear down this PDF * Will Ebooks Jeopardize the Carbon Reduction Goals of the Book Industry? * Publishing experts take dim view of Apple's new rules for iPads and iPhones -- and more ... March 28, 2011

Color : Honeysuckle design

2011 looks brighter already Honeysuckle, a sherberty, intense shade of pink with a hint of red and orange zest, is the hot new hue and is beginning to pop up everywhere. Now, make the paper part of your color designs March 24, 2011

Creative Tidbits 1103-23

This Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and some real design inspiration ... including : * Design locked in time * New book examines the Group of Seven * Passion into photography * If You Pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys * Will Cotton: Butcher, Baker, Candyland Maker * Charlotte Strick, Book Jacket Designer * The 10 Greatest Movie Title Sequences by Saul Bass * Core77 Launches Design Awards Program ... and more! March 23, 2011

Vivid Color in Photoshop

This Photoshop Tutorial was submitted by 9Tuts some time ago and we had been saving it as a perfect COLOR technique for our April ... use overlays, gradients and masks to enhance the color in any photograph for VIVID color! March 21, 2011

Final Cut Final Print

Digital Heaven has seen the problem getting good print reports from Final Cut Pro. So, they've come up with Final Print 2.0, the must-have tool for browsing and printing Final Cut Pro projects. March 17, 2011

Web Update March 16

This web update picks up from two weeks ago -- and we're still following your rankings and search engine performance. I'm beginning to believe that SEO is actually a myth perpetuated by preying on web site owners anxioties to get listed near the top of Google. Here's more ... * How To Estimate How Much Traffic You'll Gain By Increasing Your Rankings * Measuring Free Clicks in AdWords * Twitter Turns to Users to Translate Site Into More Languages * Facebook Surges, Other SocNets Gain Traction * PPC vs. SEO: Paid Search as Your Organic Competitor * Who Says Email's Dead? * Google's Search Results Get More Social; Twitter As The New Facebook 'Like' * 5 Website Features You Can Easily Offload to Reduce Costs... and more March 16, 2011

INTERVIEW: Ryan Michael Kelly

At only 25, Ryan Michael Kelly is making a big stir in the realm of fashion photography. Already, the young photographer has snapped pics for clients inlcuding Men's Vogue, Vanity Fair Italia, Bloomingdales, Here's a great interview with Ryan, by LookBooks.com March 15, 2011