I've told you about Mapdiva before. It's a very cool new program, and now it's been upgraded! Artboard 1.9.8 vector drawing software, features support for Apple's new Photos app, a critical performance update, and several usability enhancements. Artboard is an affordable vector drawing program that is simple to use to get you going fast, yet powerful enough to meet your everyday drawing needs. Broad support is available on the Mapdiva website, with a selection of vector tutorials, getting-started videos, and a free downloadable trial. October 26, 2015
DESIGN, TYPOGRAPHY & GRAPHICS is DT&G -- first published in 1988, now, online for 25 years! Twenty-five years of ideas, tips and tricks and concepts for graphic design, printing and publishing of all kinds. We touch on type, logos, illustration, graphics, layout, page set-up, and pre-press topics -- including Adobe InDesign, Quark XPress, Adobe Illustrator and others ... Send in your best works to be featured here! Join our FaceBook Group and follow us on Twitter
Lots of great art, ideas and inspiration can be found in children's books. This collection brings lots of visual fun for Halloween with a great collection of activities and coloring. Grab some free samples, and take a look at these favorites: Wacky Witches Sticker Activity Book Witches Stained Glass Coloring Book The Little Halloween Activity Book 3-D Coloring Book--Happy Halloween Halloween ABC Coloring Book Halloween Scapes
. . . and more! September 30, 2015
DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 25, #10 ~ October
Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to the holiday seasons, and the start of a brand new 2016!
- Happy October, autumn, Fall and The Holidays
- Ten Years Ago
- Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum unveils Louise Fili Font
- Photoshop Madness : fall facebook madness reveals some real mad winners!
- Inspiration : Amazing type, font and lettering treatments that show true creativity!
- Pope Francis Visits America -- fun and educational
- Surfing for lessons, inspiration, neon, terms, and the culture of typography: surf #5
- Nikita Prokhorov is the real deal: Logos, lettering, and visions that move
- Download 500 free fonts in a single download? Seriously?
- 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #4
- Clementine Font: A bit of Victoriana whimsy from Ted Staunton
- Photoshop: Create type made from grass
- Meet Scott Biersack
- Creative Tidbits #197: spectacular drone shots to advice for branding and more
- Steampunk style, resources and amusements
- Have a great October September 28, 2015
Well into the Fonts Festival, I thought we'd take a little break from fonts to cover some interesting items in other areas of the graphic design and creative fields. Those drone shots are awesomel, and just a little preaching will help your brand design a bit.
There's always lots to learn in the creative world, so follow along . . . September 15, 2015
If you're a fan of the Steampunk style, then you're in for a real treat. Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery ~ set in an Art Nouveau era as an alternate history. With fall and Halloween just around the corner, here's enough reference material to fill all your steampunk fantasies! Included here is a collection of full page samples along with coloring sheets! Enjoy September 5, 2015
There's a lot more to design than Photoshop or Illustrator. The sooner new designers discover it's not the software that makes the designer, they'll all be better off. That's why I really enjoyed seeing this week's topics!
- TheFutureByDesign: The future is function
- For Designers of all Kinds, NOT Adobe
- Beyno by Fabian Korn
Have a great time . . . August 25, 2015
How many times have you wished you could work with a partner, colleague or friend on the same drawing ... Live Sketchpad lets users collaborate with someone across the street - or on the other side of the world. Now, there's no excuse! August 10, 2015
Well, if you follow the social networking sites, you'd think graphic designers do nothing but web pages, logos and Photoshop manipulations. But it just isn't true. Most graphic designers are still involved with desktop publishing, printing, page layout, and solving the design issues that gives the name to graphic design. Now, automating some of the tedium is a blessing! August 6, 2015
By now, you've probably already seen our "National Coloring Book Day" page, and hopefully you had a great time over the weekend coloring some of our free coloring pages! Now that you're fully rejuvinated for color, let's get down to business and understand some important lessons about color, and how to use it on the web.
Have a great time . . . August 5, 2015
Got lots of digital assets? Have problems keeping up -- finding what you need? Well, take them all to the Expo. Expo is a next-generation digital asset manager (DAM) for creative professionals that allows graphic designers, multimedia producers, software developers, and anyone who uses digital media to easily manage their digital assets. August 4, 2015