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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

Creative Tidbits: rare visions

Creative experiences abound! Seeing the excellent works of others inspires creative exploration . . .
* international moleskine sketchbook exchange
* Children's drawings painted realistically
* Branding for Threshold Furniture
* Natalie Shau bewitching the eye
* Paule's Color Palette Harmony
* Embracing '90s typography
* What Is Motion Design
... and more creative inspiration! December 14, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Design & Art

The creative tidbits column moves into the holiday season with news from the creative community and some entertaining creative spirits . . .
* Graphic artist takes his designs to the slopes
* Winners of 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
* Company preserves "dying art" of printing
* Making His Own Mark, Once Again
* Good design, for fun and profit
* Art just for shits and giggles
* Girl Guide cookies
... and more creative inspiration! December 7, 2011

DTG News for December, 2011

Welcome to December ... end of 2011. In this issue :
01 Another Year Gone By
02 A gift from Artlandia
03 Photoshop Free Photos Madness
04 Tutorial: Photoshop Christmas Tag
05 Tutorial: Illustrator Gift-wrapped box
06 Festive printed designs
07 A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images
08 Top apps for web designers 1111
09 Gallery: Not Photoshop
10 Bookshelf: The Unruly Alphabet
11 60 seconds: Websites that suck
12 60 seconds: Google Plus ... maybe
13 Holiday Shopping Pulse Study
14 Creative Tidbits: Concepts
15 Publishing Update 1111
16 Social Media Update 1111-16
17 History of The Wedding Invitation
18 &Else: Convert InDesign To Quark
19 Please Pick up your holiday Gifts
20 2011 Dash away, dash away all... December 1, 2011

Photoshop Free Photos Madness

'Tis the season for some foraging for free stuff, and recently someone asked PS 911 where the best "free" photos and art could be found. YES ... again this is Photoshop Madness because there are some good ones -- but as usual, there are some very bad ones as well! November 30, 2011

Photoshop Christmas Tag

Ainsley is back with her second great tutorial to follow the gift wrap tutorial ... this time, we're making holiday tags using Photoshop! Enjoy November 30, 2011

History of The Wedding Invitation

Olivia Nicholas provides some background and insights into creating invitations and announcements... covering printing processes and special materials November 28, 2011

Festive printed designs

Whether you’re working on holiday greeting cards, invitations or holiday-inspired promotional pieces, there is a material that is sure to add a flare of holiday cheer: metallic paper. Andrea Alstad is back with another of her great articles on designing with paper November 25, 2011

Convert InDesign To Quark

Markzware has announced the upgrade ID2Q v6, its popular Quark XTension. ID2Q v6, for both Macintosh and Windows -- this one now allows graphic designers to convert InDesign CS5.5 documents within QuarkXPress 8 or 9 with a click or two. November 24, 2011