Removing and replacing difficult backgrounds is no longer difficult with Smart Mask

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Yes, it's the million dollar question. If you ask Google, you might see this question has been asked and answered one hundred thousand times more than fifteen million. (15,100,000) In fact, DTG and Photoshop Tips & Tricks have answered that question three times, once each decade PHotoshop has been alive! But every Tom, Dick and Harry (Honre) who opens Photoshop will at some point put up their own tutorial on how to remove backgrounds, and the community will eat it up and all stand in a circle celebrating another "removing backgrounds" tutorial. However, it just ain't that easy -- well, until SmartMask came along. October 19, 2017

FFF #9 : Groundbreaking typography and lettering books you need to see!

23rd Fonts Fest surf #9

Here's the latest groundbreaking typography book from Alex, that follows the design philosophy that fonts and typography have actual personality, and will "speak" the message if the right face is selected! We'll also take a look at one of my favorites for a long time The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering ... follow along and have a great October! October 18, 2017

Halloween, Steampunk, Day of the Dead, clip art, activities, coloring and more

fun Halloween at DTG Magazine

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Here are our most requested, most shared and favorite Halloween pages from the immediate past! Halloween feature Ultimate Photoshop Halloween Masks Halloween feature Awesome Steampunk photo manipulations and photo-realistic illustrations! Halloween feature FREE Halloween Fonts . . . Halloween feature Halloween inspiration, art, activities and download fun for all Halloween feature Steampunk style, resources and amusements Halloween feature Day of the Dead graphics, clip art, design inspiration and fun Have fun, and don't forget to write! October 17, 2017

Are you ready for Video Walls? XEffects 3D for Final Cut Pro X puts you there!

FxFactory is bringing some super bling to Final Cut Pro X! This new plugin called XEffects 3D Video Walls was developed by partner Idustrial Revolution, and allows the user to add moving video or still images to dynamic and visually striking video walls in 3D space. Do NOT miss the videos in this article! October 9, 2017

70 Year Old Artist Creates Art Tools for the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

70 Year Old Artist Creates Art Tools for the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil You can bet when you hear the name "Pirate's Moon" it's really going to be good! Now they have released MyArtTools 1.1.3, an important update to their popular drawing app, created exclusively for use with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. MyArtTools allows artists to take full advantage of the precision of the Apple Pencil, with the large screen iPad Pro. October 5, 2017

Creative Tidbits #239: gradients, politics, the constitution, the professor filmmaker and more!

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It's always fun to learn about new resources and people in the graphic arts industry making strong statements, and moving forward. You can easily see, and understand, how politics are playing a real role in today's Graphic Design community! Such is our collection in today's edition : creative inspiration Make America Gradient Again creative inspiration 2017’s Most Powerful Protest Art Is Quickly Making Its Way Into Museums creative inspiration NYC Branding Agency Redesigns The US Constitution, and creative inspiration Outdated Graphic Design Manuals Turned A PSU Professor Into A Filmmaker! Have fun, and don't forget to write! October 4, 2017

Here comes Trapcode Suite 14, from the Red Giant

Yes, they're back with more drop-dead awesome effects and updates to the industry's most essential tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe After Effects. With a total of 11 powerful tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects, release highlights include Trapcode Particular 3.0 and Trapcode Form 3.0, which have both been completely overhauled to offer faster rendering speeds and an incredibly intuitive user experience when building particle effects. Also included is a free update for Trapcode Tao, giving users depth of field effects for more realism. October 3, 2017

Creative Tidbits #238: Lebanese Typography, type in lights, a short type lesson and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

With the Fall Fonts Festival in full swing, we just had to let this Creative Tidbits issue have some typography stuff in it -- and we think you'll be glad we did. Let's ask : creative inspiration"What is Typography? and visit creative inspirationA Lebanese Typography Company, and see some creative inspirationTypography in Lights! Have fun, and don't forget to write! September 27, 2017

AKVIS ArtSuite 12 brings new capabilities to tempt your creative juices with superb visions

creates impressive Photo effects

This is probably the most awaited update in a while from Akvis! ... AKVIS has released their ArtSuite 12, a photo decoration software that offers a rich collection of visual effects and frames in order to make your digital photos top-notch. You'll discover visions you hadn't expected, and take some of your ordinary photos to spectacular photos. September 26, 2017

Graphic Novel: Wandering Star - a beautiful story, written years before its time

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This much-praised space drama follows the far-flung adventures of Casandra, daughter of the President of the United Nations of Earth and the first terran accepted into the Galactic Academy. Casandra discovers to her woe that Earth isn't the most popular of planets and joins the outcasts working on Wandering Star, the Galactic Alliance's prototypical spaceship. When the Bono Kiro, the Alliance's longtime enemy, makes a sudden reappearance, Casandra and her misfit crew just might turn out to be the galaxy's last hope. Sure to delight the legions of fans of the series, this beautiful hardcover edition collects all 21 of the original comics for the first time. September 25, 2017