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The Editor that Mac users love

While not better than BBEdit, Aquamacs is a versatile, fast and mature editor for source code, web pages, typesetting documents and all other forms of text. July 20, 2010

Name Tagging

You've seen our graffiti books reviews, now Martha is back with another eye-popping new photo book on -- are you ready for this -- name tags! July 19, 2010

FREEDOM: our first winner ...

sandie.netSandie's art "Freedom" has been selected from the incoming submissions as the first winner in our
"WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO YOU" theme contest for JULY. Will you be the next winner? Hope so!
Sandie's studios are in Indiana, U.S.A., and she'll be receiving a stack of graphic design and publishing arts books from the Design Bookshelf collection of collectible titles.
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WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO YOU July 17, 2010

Canon Camera Hackers Manual

Here's one for you "geeky" owners of Canon consumer cameras, such as the Powershot and IXUS, who would like to explore the possibilities of their cameras July 16, 2010

Logging Application for Journalists

TCoder is a unique logging tool for journalists which enables reporters to take notes during press conferences, speeches, etc. perfectly synchronized with their recorder, minidisc or TV camera. July 14, 2010

Hot Photoshop Text Effects Part 3

Here's the last of our hot, flaming, Photoshop text tutorials for a while... whew -- another set of tutorials for designing type with warm, glowing results. Enjoy July 13, 2010

ColorSplash on your iPad

ColorSplash allows users to quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping chosen details in color. The user's finger acts as a brush that removes, or restores, color from the original image. July 12, 2010

Social Media tracks

This media track covers some interesting news, both new and from several months ago that all graphic designers and online designers should be aware of -- including:
• 13 essential social media lessons • Measuring Social Media • Social media rules of engagement • What social media will look like in 2012 • Senator: Questions Facebook on Privacy • Eight steps for creating your social media policy July 9, 2010

Apps They Might Have Used

For the 4th of July, let's have a little fun and think about our revolutionary founding fathers and what apps they might have used! A little fun sent in by Jennifer Jacobson of Retrevo June 29, 2010

Extraordinary murals by John Pugh

This is remarkable art will blow your doors off. Mural artist John Pugh excels in trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) paintings, and what you are about to see are NOT real settings or environments, but rather paintings on flat walls. Have fun! June 29, 2010