Creative Graphic Design: Learning Design, Typography & Graphics

It's back to (Design) School time again, and we're touching on hundreds of different learning opportunities this month, so hang on to your hats and follow along . . .
* Learning lessons of design and delivering the message
* Lots and lots of portraits on DeviantArt.com . . .
* Portfolio Help from Adobe CS6
* If Facebook Had Designers
* How to learn Photoshop
* A-Z of Unusual Words
... and more ! August 1, 2013

Photoshop (Video) Madness for Back to School

Here's a special edition of PHOTOSHOP MADNESS specifically focusing on VIDEO training. There are 100,000 videos on the open web, all claiming to be the 'best' Photoshop training . . . some are really good, like those from Russell Brown, or Lynda Weinman, and others really, really suck, like those with horrible microphones, terrible screen graphcs or moderators you cannot understand or who cannot speak proper English. But these are pretty good :
* How To Get Started With Photoshop CS6 - 10 Things Beginners Want to Know
* Photoshop CS6: Photoshop: How to use the Color Replacement Tool
* Colorizing Black and White Images with Adobe Photoshop Touch
* From Lynda.com : Photoshop CS6 Brightness interface
* Photoshop - Dramatic Broken Glass
* Photoshop CS6: Using Presets
... and MORE August 1, 2013

Design, Typography & Graphics News for AUGUST 2013

Design & Publishing Center NEWSLETTER
Vol. 23, #8 - AUGUST, 2013
What's here:
01 BACK TO DESIGN SCHOOL . . .
02 Getting ideas and design inspiration by looking at unusual beer bottle label designs
03 Product labeling and packaging study for inspiration and design ideas
04 Best books for learning Design, Typography & Graphics
05 Photoshop (Video) Madness for Back to School
06 Tutorial: Using Adobe Photoshop to Draw a Paint Brush
07 PSD Tutorial : 4 dotted line drawing methods in Photoshop
08 Natural Newborn Baby Photography: A Guide to Posing, Shooting, and Business
09 60-Second Window #300 : Junk Mail Names
10 Jordan Rudess brings musical apps to the iPad or iPhone that WOW the world
11 Creative Graphic Design: Learning Design, Typography & Graphics
12 Creative Inspiration: Sagmeister Happy Show, Design for Good, Awards and more
13 Creative learning: Harry Potter design, HOW Design, UCLan Graphic Design, and Awards
14 Modern Photo Editor for iOS: Full Resolution Image Editing to 8 MP
15 &Else . . . News, Views & Reviews
16 ALERTS POSTED : Protect yourself and friends from online evils
17 SEPTEMBER: FALL FONTS FESTIVAL
18 August is racing toward the fall . . . August 1, 2013

Getting ideas and design inspiration by looking at unusual beer bottle label designs

Okay, you saw our previous post taking a surf tour of Tequila labels, right. Well, this time we're looking at beer bottle labels and how they can be a source of graphic design inspiration. Enjoy! July 31, 2013

The Killer Nashville Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Writers' Conference

In August, eight acquiring agents and editors will arrive at Nashville's five-star Hutton Hotel in search of talented new authors. The occasion? The Killer Nashville Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Writers' Conference, which brings together aspiring authors and publishing professionals. July 31, 2013

Artivist Announces Celebrity Honorees For 2013 Artivist Awards

The Televised 10Th Anniversary Artivist Awards On October 17, 2013, In Hollywood, California. will honor: Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, Don Cheadle, Toni Braxton, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Marie Presley, Moby, Eric Roberts, Nigel Lythgoe, The Milagro Foundation, and the UNITED NATIONS Environment Programme. July 30, 2013

Design on the road: Pen-sized Scanner Scans a Full Page at 600dp in 4 Seconds

More and more designers are spending more time on the road, working on laptops and mobile devices. I keep up with my client's work on the road, and this scanner makes an ideal addition to the graphic designer's tool kit. The ScanStik SK600V is the world's smallest full page color scanner, now with VoiceNotes and Bluetooth connectivity! July 30, 2013

Tutorial: Using Adobe Photoshop to Draw a Paint Brush

We're back with another good tutorial for "Back to Design School" month, and this time we're with Santosh Kashyap from TutorialBunch.com, and his tutorial on drawing a paint brush. It's interesting because of some of the techniques you'll be happy you learned. July 30, 2013

Product labeling and packaging study for inspiration and design ideas

One of the best ways to learn and practice design, typography and illustration is to emulate (not "copy") the works of others. Like this collection of wonderfully unique and rare bottles and bottle labels for Tequila! Here are designs you probably won't find in your local stores . . . enjoy! July 29, 2013

Natural Newborn Baby Photography: A Guide to Posing, Shooting, and Business

Little toes, pursed lips, and tiny hands -- newborn photography is a rapidly growing market and professional photographers are eager to jump in. To work with and pose a 5- to 10-day-old infant demands special skills, keeping the child safe and the new parents comfortable, while capturing the subject’s raw and natural beauty. July 29, 2013