Easy magazine cover in Photoshop

We always like getting tutorials like this one sent in by Udrea Mihai, because his is easy to complete, easy to understand, and teaches some of the most important functions in Photoshop. We'll isolate an image from the background, then utilize that technique to create a magazine cover. July 30, 2012

DTG News for July 2012

This issue is all about digital Photography, photos, CS6 and all manner of fun in the sun ... grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize! C'mon in and enjoy July DTG . . .
02 HDR: The Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques
03 Photoshop Seascape Madness
04 Tutorial: Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!
05 Tutorial: Two Simple Steps Can Save Your Photos
06 Tutorial: Blurred reflections in Photoshop
07 Social Media getting hotter and hotter
08 CREATIVE inspiration tidbits
09 Marketing Update : turn up the heat
10 Publishing Update : Smart Publishers
11 Tutorial: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
12 60 seconds: Death of the search engine
13 QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign CS6
14 Business: The Art of Saying No
15 Design Bookshelf Updates
16 ADOBE CS6 Rolls into the Publishers Warehouse
17 The Affiliate Myth
18 Red, White & Blue Colors this Month
19 Hot, Hot, Hot July 1, 2012

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up, specifically for digital photographers. As we follow this summers photography, and learn some powerful techniques that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images, Martin Evening blazes the way! ALSO : included here a complete tutorial on tricks for importing images ; a FREE downloadable PDF chapter from Martin's book ; and a FREE tutorial from Jeff Revell : "Why You Should Be Shooting Raw" ... rounding out our summer photography section! June 26, 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

DTG News for May 2012

Our Spring Color content keeps on rolling! Be sure to send in your favorite colors or color palette and win a prize! Enjoy all the spring color, and don't forget Mothers' Day!
01 MAY Colors Flowers
02 May Color Madness
03 Photoshop Color, Madness too
04 Illustrator Tutorial: Vectoring wedding rings
05 Adobe Creative Suite 6
06 News item: CES Call for Speakers
07 Creative Storytelling
08 Real-Time Lightning Photography
09 CREATIVE Tidbits & Updates
10 Marketing Update : Ramping for May Day
11 How is your online reputation?
12 Output Factory Light for Adobe InDesign
13 Make awesome photo collages
14 Invoicing for Humans, and their Macs
15 PhoozL IQ - Learning Photography App
16 Popular 3D Design App for iPad Now on Mac
17 May art nouveau
18 Getting Ready for June & "Design Vacation" May 1, 2012

Vectoring realistic wedding rings

Here's an extensive tutorial from Adrian at Vector Pack that utilizes many of Adobe Illustrator's functions that you may need some practice on -- including optimizing compound objects! We thought the subject matter is appropriate for this season too! Enjoy May 1, 2012

DTG News for April 2012

Welcome to spring and our Spring Color issue for April, 2012!
02 Photoshop EASTER Madness
03 60 seconds : Instant America
04 Photoshop Tutorial: Illustrator, Photoshop Easter Collage
05 Photoshop Color, Color, Color Madness
06 Photography : Visual Stories
07 Gallery : Designing Women Part 2
08 Designing Women : Sandy Hibbard : Lyric Marketing
09 Designing grid layouts for the Web
10 Photography : Managing your digital assets
11 Food Photography
12 Wildlife Photography: Great Shots not snapshots
13 Photography : Bending Reality
14 Photography : Storytellers
15 Web Design Update
16 April showers bring May Flowers, and Graduates...
and MORE April 1, 2012

DTG News for March 2012

This is our 17th Annual DESIGNING WOMEN feature! Be sure to send in your favorite designing women from the graphic arts community!
01 Welcome to MARCH
02 17th Annual Designing Women
03 Photoshop (Designing Women) Madness
04 Stylin' with Nicole Alesi
05 Vanesa Merulla : whatever it takes
06 Pamela Wells : Publishing Art & Magic
07 Book of the Year: Saul Bass
08 StockLayouts
09 Photoshop Vintage Compass Icon
10 Photoshop Madness: Fail
11 Black History Month 2012
12 Can you use it?
13 Artexpo New York Hosts Superstars
14 Creative Tidbits: mid month
15 Publishing the e in eBooks
16 Web Design Update March
17 March message from the editor
March 1, 2012

Photoshop (Valentine) Madness

Yes, Valentine! I know it's early, but it's not too early to think about your February promotions -- and Valentine's is a great theme to jolt your clients out of their winter doldrums. Here, we've found ten great finds for the Valentines season. * Valentine Hearts shapes * 3D Valentine's Day Typography * Age Progression tutorial * colorful background for Valentine's Day * Basic editing tutorial in Adobe Photoshop * Valentine's day post card * colorizing hair * smoothing skin... and more! Enjoy. February 14, 2012

Create a Gift-wrapped box icon in Illustrator

Here's another of those great tutorials in Adobe Illustrator from Ainsley Bevis. This time it's a gift-wrapped icon, perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or where ever you need gift wrapping. This is the first of three, so watch this column for the next ones. For now, get started . . . November 21, 2011