12 rules for designing remarkable covers

From time to time, our friends out at Shweiki Media produce some tutorials and articles to help their printing clients get more bang for their bucks. We're lucky that when they author these files, they send them to me for DTG readers! Consider this, the next time you have a cover to design March 21, 2013

The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression

The Print and the Process is a book of ideas, thoughts, and techniques about our photographs and the process that leads us to the final image. (To be clear, it is not an instructional book about how to print your images.) In this beautiful book, David duChemin takes the reader behind the scenes on four distinct photographic projects December 27, 2012

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

In today's over-saturated media world, it's outstanding that someone still teaches these design principles. Young designers are getting their education from YouTube, tutorial pushers and tens of thousands of unqualified bloggers. Dr. Susan Weinschenk teaches you lessons of how people see and think -- important lessons for visual communicators and graphic designers. Learn them well. December 18, 2012

Favorite Photography books

Everyone has a camera ... probably a digital camera or a cell phone. Most people I know who own iPhones have dropped their cameras in favor of the phone. Then, others have purchased more expensive, SLR or better, cameras and want to expand the range of their capabilities. Here's a new list of selected titles to make you a better photographer . . .
* The Photograph: Composition and Color Design
* Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography
* Create Your Own Photo Book, 1st Edition
* Great Photos - Simple Cameras
* Tone Poems - Book 1
... they also make great gifts for the photographer in your life! November 23, 2012

DTG News for August 2012

Join our annual "Back to (Design) School" issue, for lots of learning opportunities and resources ... this issue includes :
01 August: Back To School
02 Tutorial : Easy magazine cover in Photoshop
03 Photoshop (EDU) madness
04 Photoshop (AUGUST) Madness
05 Photoshop CS6: Filters for Lens Distortions
06 10% OFF Colin Smith's PHOTOSHOP CS6 ROADSHOW
07 Adobe InDesign CS6: Paragraph Composers & Tabs
08 EDU : Use the Field Blur Filter in Photoshop CS6
09 EDU : Collect for Output for Adobe Illustrator CS6
10 EDU : Effects in Adobe InDesign CS6 : Transparency
11 EDU : Adobe InDesign CS6 : Paragraph & Character Styles
12 EDU : Expanding Your Photography Portfolio
13 EDU : Nikon DSLR learning, training
14 60-Seconds : My apology to all our readers
15 Cloud Rendering for 3D Artists and Architects
16 Script Arsenal for Photoshop
17 Marketing Update : Back to (Design) School
18 CREATIVE Tidbits : Awards to Crowdsourcing
19 &ELSE News, Views & Reviews
20 18th Annual Fall Fonts Festival
21 Have a great August August 1, 2012

Nikon DSLR learning, training

If you got the DSLR camera, then you'd better learn it well! D3s DSLR 2.0 for iOS, provides quick, easy access to information by allowing the user to "drill down" through a topic, just like using the camera menus. The app also includes a handy list of D3S Quick Specs, a troubleshooting checklist, error messages, and much more. Learn it! August 1, 2012

Top Spelling App For Literacy Education

All designers, marketers, developers and publicists need accuracy. It may seem childish to recommend spelling help to a professional readership, but believe me -- it's needed. So many of those now writing for the web, targeting an English-speaking market, really need help with spelling and grammar. July 16, 2012

PhoozL IQ - Learning Photography App

Now there's an iPad version of the innovative quiz app -- PhoozL IQ! It's a fun, quiz-type game that allows photo enthusiasts of all levels to test their photo knowledge while learning more about photography. If you think you already know it all, just try to see if you can get through the Pro version! April 24, 2012

Being Geek

As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he's a jerk? Join that startup? October 11, 2010

Gamestorming

Great things don't happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you October 6, 2010