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Putting video segments together gets easier and more intuitive with Splitt

Have you tried the new iMovie? What did you think? Did you ask why they made it harder to use and more cryptic to find your way around? When you need to put together some quick video, you may want to check out Splitt August 22, 2017

Convert lettering, type, photos, drawings, or art into Artistic Chalkboard designs and signs

creating chalk board inspirations

As we highlighted in the Gallery for the Fall Fonts Fest, chalk art is a growing craze that really takes a lot of talent. Well, now there's a very cool App for Macintosh and Windows that may reduce a lot of the need for talent because it actually simulates chalkboard art! Amazing! August 18, 2017

Is it worth 13-bucks to get your print colors to always match your screen colors?

Digital Color

Investing in your color management is always a good investment -- particularly when you can see your color selections in print. During my DGEF Creative Layout Techniques seminars one of the most frequent questions from attendees was how do your get the print color to look like the screen color? That's always been one of the tough nuts to crack -- and my answer and solution to ALL those screen to print color woes was : See it in print. Period. There is no monitor, and no software that will satisfy your color eye. If this was available then, this would have been what I would recommend. August 14, 2017

Signs of the Times : New NAIL Magazine Celebrates Creatives in the Resistance

nail_magazineFolks, I don't generally run just any piece that appears in my in-box, and certainly I try to steer clear of political issues (particularly in these times) but Ted Leonhardt has been a contributor over the years, and is certainly qualified to grace the pages of DT&G. He's come up with some crazy stuff in the past, but this? Well, this might just top them all! A magazine for creatives in the resistance? I know I'll catch a lot of crap on this one, but go ahead . . . hit me with your best crap! August 10, 2017

DT&G : Design, Typography & Graphics from the Design Center for August 2017

Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields -- Lots of fun this month, and really too many creative updates! Back to school and then on to September for the opening of the 23rd Annual Fall Fonts Festival! Have a great month, and don't forget to stay in touch . . .

Vol 27, #8 ~ August 2017

Table of Contents : What's here:


01 National Coloring Book Day : something for everyone to relax, color and enjoy
02 Creative Tidbits #234: Scan Design, Paper marketing, CSS effects a new font and more!
03 Creative Tidbits #235: Getting Rid of Adobe CC? Drones, Maïté Franchi, Legos and more!
04 Creative Tidbits #236: Web design, web type, web circles, cigar packaging and more!
05 Creative Tidbits #237: Searching for Scripts, hand lettering, big grphics, Ramadan and more!
06 60-Seconds #337 : I wonder if Jimmy Buffett ever tried to get Margaritaville on Sirius Radio!
07 Alternatives? How To Ditch Adobe Creative Cloud
08 A new Graphic Design Tool includes a Collection of 6,000+ Free Templates
09 Securely Delete iPhone and iPad with Data Shredder for iOS
10 In-House or Freelance Graphic Designers need high power project planning
11 Does the world need a Object-Based Font Server? You be the judge!
12 Hacker protection Camera Guard blocks webcam and microphone on macOS
13 Rolling into the Fall

Go to : http://www.graphic-design.com/news/1708.html August 1, 2017

In-House or Freelance Graphic Designers need high power project planning

In all the years I've been in the design and visual communications business, I've found the best way to plan is with a map! A visual layout for the plan. Dayplanners and all those calendar things really cannot match a big visual map on the wall. This could help you in visualizing, planning, and managing projects on the macOS, iOS, and Android platforms. July 19, 2017

A new Graphic Design Tool includes a Collection of 6,000+ Free Templates

I don't often recommend sites or programs that take the talent out of the equation for producing good graphic arts. You'll remember that no template, and no tutorial and no YouTube can get you through a successful appendectomy or tooth removal. Yes, Crello lets anyone produce graphics -- but in the hands of a trained graphic designer, some rather extraordinary things can be produced! Take a look July 13, 2017

Creative Tidbits #233: Design on a Grid, Crazy ideas, designing condoms, Girls and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

If you look at this week's snippet, you learn an important lesson about creativity. (The snippets are the little 'sayings' or pull-quotes over to the right) So we're having a great time discovering truly creative ideas, and truly crazy ideas as well. I'd really like to learn about your ideas -- and share them with DT&G readers!

  • Coming up With Crazy Ideas (Just Like Albert Einstein)
  • Meet the Boy Behind the Design of HBO’s Girls Titles
  • Designing the Next Generation of Condom Packaging
  • Carbon Crown / project typography
June 29, 2017

Creative Tidbits #232: Extraordinary type, Google type, doors, design and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

In this issue we have another video, a rather interesting look at Google's entry into the typography world and we'll return again to visit Jim Parkinson. There's a gallery and a tutorial of sorts. Have fun, and don't forget to send in your discoveries to share with DT&G readers!

  • Google + Monotype: Noto Project’s unified font for all languages
  • A collection of Art Nouveau doors from around the world
  • Design a Typographic, Movie Themed Magazine Cover
  • Meet Type Designer Jim Parkinson
June 27, 2017

Strata Brings Virtual Reality to Designers with inStudio VR

Strada 3D

Strata has been into 3D technology for more than 25 years, now they've released inStudio VR, allowing users to hold design projects in their hands and see them in a retail store, kitchen, living room, and other virtual reality environments. June 26, 2017