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Paint FX powerful HDR tools

Paint FX allows anyone to selectively apply photo enhancements, filters, effects and colors to specific parts of a photo. Version 3.1 adds 3 new HDR effects with advanced controls that can provide full customization to get just the right HDR look on the photos and well as adds new effects including "Flame", "Cracked Paint", "Cracked Tile", "Grunge Film", "Handmade Paper" and more. September 15, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : Deciphering Ideas

Creative expression is everywhere ... we roll into this year's Typography fest with lots of great ideas. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Attend or organize an in-person Portfolio Review with the Behance community.
* Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
* Edwin Tofslie's Apple Evolution Poster 2011
* Hop on the Designbuss with Erik Olovsson
* Wine and graphic design a perfect pairing
* Funding available for design, printing
* Behance Portfolio Reviews' photostream
* How is your IDEA PERCEPTION?
... and more ! September 1, 2012

150 Inspiring Typography & Hand Lettering

Welcome to the 2012 Fonts Festival! Hard to believe we've been doing this for eighteen (18) years, but it's true. In this lead article, I'll acquaint you with some of the goodies on deck this year, and get one initial piece of business out of the way! September 1, 2012

Pasting and placing MS Word text into Adobe applications

MS Word is probably most popular text editor in the World. You can take advantage of its predefined styles, charts, clip arts and place them in Adobe applications. This tutorial gives you some examples on how to do that and explains why. August 31, 2012

2012 Typography Resources and Links

Every year we like to ad to our most preferred listing of typography resources online. Please send in your favorites ... prizes will be awarded!
So here are just a few of our favorite typography resources August 30, 2012

18th Annual Fonts Festival surf THREE

Continued from our previous page, we complete the kick-off surf ... but wait: there's more coming all through the month of September, so stay tuned. . .
* Nosey Logo Design
* Pale Horse WOW
* What Is Design
* Cigar Search
* Modern Myth
... and more: August 30, 2012

18th Annual Typography Surf TWO

Continued from our previous page, we're moving along to we see some new talent -- but also some rather revolutionary uses of type and typography . . .
* Typographic Logo Design: Twins
* McDonald's McFlurry: Bob
* Chupa Chups: Lollypops
* Seriously good sauce
* Killed Productions
... and more: August 30, 2012

Free Script Fonts

everyone needs a good script or two. You'll need something elegant, something fresh, something wild, something retro, and something grunge. While this is a good collection of scripts to start, we'll be uploading more and more during the festival. These are ready to download for free:
* Take me out to the ball game! Sedona Script
* PIA FRAUSS' Extraordinary Calligraphy Collection
* Learning Curve simplified monostroke script
* Scrips and more from Digital Graphic Labs
* Ballpark Weiner by Mickey Rossi
* CAC Champagne, 'Wedding Script'
* The King and Queen Font
* Quilline Thin
* Moody Boys
... and more: August 30, 2012

18th Annual Fall Typography Surf

All year long, I've been saving up typography references for our annual fonts surf. There are now so many typography knock-off and replicator sites it is almost no longer worth the surf. With Pinterest, and any number of other specialized social networking sites with topics, you're almost sure to get an overload of visual stimulation very quickly. So, sit back and take a little time . . . August 30, 2012

Infographics 101: Using Pictures to Communicate

Infographics 101: Using Pictures to Communicate and Connect With Your Audiences -- explains what infographics are, how they are put together, and how you can use them in your business. August 30, 2012