Photoshop Madness for the Fonts Festival

Here's a special edition of PHOTOSHOP MADNESS specifically for text, type, typography and fonts techniques. You'll find 1,100,000 tutorials on the web for text effects, all claiming to be the 'best' Photoshop text effects. In reality there are only a few hundred, because the vast array of several thousand replicator sites have picked up the same tutorials and lay claim to them but redirect you to another site. Some are really good, others really, really suck, like those loaded with screen spam, stalker links and pop-ups that take over your system and won't let you go!

These tutorials have been tested to be pretty good -- and you note we actually give credit to the original site, listing the site name. There are a lot more we'll be sending out over the weeks to come :
* Create a Shiny, Gold, Old World Text Effect in Photoshop
* Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment
* Place An Image In Text With Photoshop
* Great Gooey Photoshop Text Tutorial
* Delicious Bagels Text Effect
... and MORE August 30, 2013

BWStyler creates traditional B&W looks as well as stylish new effects

The Plugin Site has rolled out another version of its BWStyler software for Windows with 25 effect types and 680 presets as well as plenty of masking options for applying the effect to only selected areas of a photo. Hopefully they'll get a Mac version going soon! August 27, 2013

iDraw now imports/exports Adobe Photoshop!

iDraw is a powerful Mac graphic design and illustration application that features the unique ability to import layered Adobe Photoshop PSD files, preserving vector paths and layer style effects as editable objects. This light weight, heavy duty app is really worth a look August 20, 2013

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

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

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

4 dotted line drawing methods in Photoshop

Here's another notable tutorial from Winbluegod from 4-designer.com. This full Photoshop tutorial covers 4 different drawing methods for creating dotted lines in Photoshop. We know it's easy to generate all kinds of dotted lines in Illustrator, but Photoshop just doesn't have that skill set. So Winbluegod has these alternative methods for dotted lines in Photoshop. July 16, 2013

Design, Typography & Graphics News for JULY 2013

Table of Contents : What's here:
* 01 Greetings to JULY . . .
* 02 Let me send you some free Design books :
* 03 July Creative Two, Too
* 04 Creative inspiration Summertime, outdoors, awards, ugly Powerpoints
* 05 Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference
* 06 Photoshop Madness: JULY Flags and other madness
* 07 Karen negotiates for a salary in a design position at a design firm
* 08 Magazine Apps: Why So Bloated?
* 09 Turn Gigantic Print Reference Content into Lightweight Apps
* 10 Customize the Way You Display
* 11 Procreate app Sketch, paint, create wins Apple's Design Award at WWDC 2013
* 12 Ji Lee: bubbles to words to pictures to books . .
* 13 Marketing Update : baseball, apple pie, and marketing
* 14 Marketing Update : Learning from the past, Lead dynamics
* 15 Marketing Update : Charts, Videos, Banners, and Mix Thoroughly
* 16 Publishing Update - profits vs downfall? Printing predictions
* 17 Next Month : AUGUST is BACK TO (DESIGN) SCHOOL
* Final words from the Editor July 1, 2013

Design, Typography & Graphics News for JUNE 2013

Table of Contents : What's here:
* 01 JUNE: Design Vacation
* 02 Photoshop Madness : Summertime COLOR
* 03 Photoshop Tutorial : Create a Vibrant Flaming Abstract Space Artwork
* 04 Photoshop Tutorial: Create rusted metal text
* 05 What is Responsive Web Design?
* 06 The Design Center presents Design & Publishing Updates :
* 07 Spring Creative . . . Creative Update #1
* 08 Fonts & Illustration . . . Creative Update #2
* 09 Creative inspiration . . . Creative Update #3
* 10 PUBLISHING UPDATE - profits vs downfall? Printing predictions
* 11 Marketing Update : Market smart, build a better pitch
* 12 Online Social Media Update : JUNE, vacations, travel
* 13 Web Update for the first quarter of 2013. . .
* 14 &Else News, Views and Reviews
* 15 Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
* 16 Graphic Design Book of the Month CLUB
* 17 JUNE gets hot, stay cool, enjoy your summer
. . . and more June 1, 2013

Photoshop Tutorial : Create a Vibrant Flaming Abstract Space Artwork

In this free Photoshop tutorial, Paul from ForCG.com will show you how to create a vibrant and colorful abstract space artwork using Photoshop, Illustrator, and stock images. Thank you Paul! You'll learn techniques on blending modes, the use of the pen tool in Illustrator, and how to combine elements and more May 30, 2013