DTG News for July 2012

This issue is all about digital Photography, photos, CS6 and all manner of fun in the sun ... grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize! C'mon in and enjoy July DTG . . .
02 HDR: The Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques
03 Photoshop Seascape Madness
04 Tutorial: Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!
05 Tutorial: Two Simple Steps Can Save Your Photos
06 Tutorial: Blurred reflections in Photoshop
07 Social Media getting hotter and hotter
08 CREATIVE inspiration tidbits
09 Marketing Update : turn up the heat
10 Publishing Update : Smart Publishers
11 Tutorial: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
12 60 seconds: Death of the search engine
13 QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign CS6
14 Business: The Art of Saying No
15 Design Bookshelf Updates
16 ADOBE CS6 Rolls into the Publishers Warehouse
17 The Affiliate Myth
18 Red, White & Blue Colors this Month
19 Hot, Hot, Hot July 1, 2012

Photoshop Seascape Madness

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! This is continued from the HDR topic this month with 'Seascape' madness -- mad HDR seascape photography of places you WISH you had gone to shoot photos. . . and convert to HDR. June 29, 2012

Social Media getting hotter and hotter

This Social Media updates includes our favorite finds in the past week -- good information for all online users, designers and marketers :
* Pinterest Beyond the Basics: A Marketer's Guide to Successful Pinning
* Why social media success is about quality not quantity
* Social Media Policies: What goes up must go higher
* 10 LinkedIn Tips for Building Your Business
* 10 things you should tweet
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking June 28, 2012

CREATIVE inspiration tidbits

Being creative is tough. You just can't always be creative on demand. But these idea-starters will go a long way toward being fresh with creative ideas . . .
* Which Reigns Supreme in Graphic Design: Functionality or Design?
* Graphic Design: Now in Production on Governors Island
* The Deadly Dance of Discounting
* Graphic Design Exhibition 2012
* Smartphone Photography 101
* Green Patriot Posters
... and more ! June 27, 2012

Marketing Update : turn up the heat

Summer sometimes puts marketing efforts on hold in favor of the autum push. Not a good idea... keep marketing, and keep selling Here's the next edition of DTG Marketing Update:
* 5 emerging public relations trends-- and the skills they require
* Marketers use growing number of tools to spur website engagement
* 7 infographics that make the case for mobile email optimization
* The 6 trickiest measurement terms, and what they really mean
* Why you're getting left behind in digital video
* 3 reasons your boilerplate should be shorter
* 11 apps every marketer should download
... and more June 27, 2012

Publishing Update : Smart Publishers

An overflow this month presents essential info from the hardware side of publishing to improving your writing! This issue is two pages on the publishing scene June 26, 2012

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up, specifically for digital photographers. As we follow this summers photography, and learn some powerful techniques that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images, Martin Evening blazes the way! ALSO : included here a complete tutorial on tricks for importing images ; a FREE downloadable PDF chapter from Martin's book ; and a FREE tutorial from Jeff Revell : "Why You Should Be Shooting Raw" ... rounding out our summer photography section! June 26, 2012

Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!

Getting ready for the summer vacation and all of the cook-outs, receptions, parties and picknics going on, we were delighted when Ainseley Bevis sent in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial with lots of blends, gradients and vector cooking! June 25, 2012

Two Simple Steps Can Save Your Photos

MOST OF US TAKE FAIRLY LOUSY PHOTOS most of the time, and we aren't sure what our options are when the pictures don't turn out the way we hoped. But professional photographer Khara Plicanic will help you out with some of her insightful tips & tricks June 25, 2012

HDR: The Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques

When it comes to HDR, only three key ingredients are needed: hardware, software, and post-processing technique. Well, it does take a little talent ... but with a shot-in-the-arm from Rafael, those summer photos will take on a whole new life! Here's the poop ... we'll even throw in a whole 2nd bonus article : "Working with Color in Photoshop" along with a downloadable tutorial on Rafael's "Austin Capitol" project! June 22, 2012