Creative Tidbits #168: Direct Mail Brilliance, Ellen's Selfies and Jon Sueda

We're enjoying jumping into April, and with it comes some fresh creative inspiration. This edition has creative 2013 6 Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Designs for those who thought that direct mail was dead creative 2013 A wonderful interview with Jon Sueda -- not to be missed, and creative 2013 revisiting the "selfie" and Ellen's now famous Oscar selfie!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 7, 2014

Creative Update #167: design, illustration, and graphics around the world

Fred Showker's Creative Update

March is almost over, our Women's History Month is coming to an end and we're focusing on spring colors .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
creative inspiration #167 Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging
creative inspiration #167 Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest
creative inspiration #167 Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)
creative inspiration #167 Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world
creative inspiration #167 Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons
creative inspiration #167 Stumbled into the profession of graphic design
creative inspiration #167 Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015
creative inspiration #167 TypeTalk: Know Your Figures
... and more ! March 31, 2014

ColorTRUE app for photographers, designers, and prepress professionals mobile devices

The ColorTRUE app is for photographers, designers, and prepress professionals to use in mobile devices to calibrate and profile their tablet and mobile devices for accurate color matching. ColorTRUE includes a Create Profile tool and an Image Gallery viewer and is currently available as a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. March 25, 2014

Photoshop Madness: JULY Flags and other madness

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop when you need real color advice. It's July again, so we thought there should be some flag waving Photoshop content out there. Funny because little has changed. We did the FIRST "flag face" Photoshop tutorial back in the early 1990s, using Photoshop 3.5. Yup -- used a displacement map. YES, and if you ever wanted to put a flag on your lips, we've even got two of those! Here we go :
* Photoshop Tutorial: Creating a Real Looking Flag
* Photoshop Country Flag onto Lips Tutorial
* Nathan Grant did it best in Photoshop
* Tips: How To Photoshop Flags On Lips
* How to make A Realistic Flag
* Realistic Flag in Photoshop
* Paint a flag on a face
* Free Download HELL
* Painting the Wall
... and MORE June 25, 2013

Photoshop Madness : Summertime COLOR

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop when you need real color advice. This month we've found some very-cool resources, and tutorials -- and -- unfortunately we discovered another rip-off site that will take your money for other people's content! Here we go :
* Basic to Advanced Flesh Tone Color Theory and Illustration Techniques for Photoshop
* Differences between RAW vs JPEG in Digital Photography (VIDEO)
* Creating Color Mockups in Photoshop CS4
* BEWARE :: Steer Clear of "DocStoc.com"
* How to color correct skin in Photoshop
* Freebie :: Color Palette Template
* Prepping Graphics for Print
... and MORE May 29, 2013

Photoshop (May Color) Madness

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! But seriously folks, it's spring, and we're on the search for cool color stuff in Photoshop, so stand by here we go . . .
* Premiere Pro CS6's new Three-Way Color Corrector tool step-by-step
* Color Correction and Enhancement in Adobe Photoshop CS6
* How To Use Blend Modes With Color Channels In Photoshop
* Thread: Hue Value Chroma Color Swatches For Photoshop
* How to Use Color Balance Controls in Photoshop CS6
* 3d Color Splash 3d In Resolution Of Hd Wallpapers
* Adobe Photoshop Color Blindness Filters
* An Easy Guide To HSL Color In CSS3
* Photoshop PSD File: Color Wheel
* Adobe SpeedGrade CS6
... and MORE April 26, 2013

Photoshop : clean and comfortable colors in photographs

Adjusting color on a photo can be tricky business. But this month 4-designer.com provides us with yet more methods of making subtle color adjustments on you photographs. March 30, 2013

Organic book nominated for the Designs of the Year award 2013!

Kapitza's Organic book has been nominated for the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year award 2013! -- 'The Oscars of the design world' showcases the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world, over the past year, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. February 25, 2013

Color+ for iPad 2

The photography industry is truly embracing the iPad, and this new app is perfect for photographers and casual users alike! Camera Color+ allows you to take colorful real attractive photos and enhance their colors and saturation for better depth and realism. There's a lot of power in this little package ... December 28, 2012

DTG News for June 2012

JUNE: Design Vacation :: It's June, and in many places, people will be planning or embarking on summer vacations! When the designer goes on vacation, all design problems may be left behind at the office or studio -- or, perhaps a little bit of the studio will come along. So, this issue we're asking readers to send their best or favorite photo -- taken on vacation, or during June.
02 Ethics in Digital Photography
03 Creating an Out of Bounds Photo in Photoshop
04 A flood of Out-of-Bounds digital creations
05 More great color resources and apps
06 Using ICC Profiles in Adobe Photoshop CS5
07 Why You Need an Adaptive Website
08 Facebook Advertising: Should you bother?
09 Evolving Artist(ry): One Man, One Tool
10 Publishing Update : Revenue, trends, tweaks and peeks
11 Web Design updates
12 The Creative Animal
13 Art Nouveau Revisited
14 Stop Facebook from using YOUR pictures
15 Cookies: Will New Regulations Leave a Bitter Taste?
16 Design Graduates Speak Up...
17 Getting Ready for July "Photographic Design" June 1, 2012