AUGUST is BACK to (Design) SCHOOL This month's topic is all about learning! And, as usual our readers have all joined in with some rather wonderful insights into the way they learn, favorite training resources, and keeping a sharply honed edge on graphic design and communication arts. ... grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize! AUGUST is brought to you by the colors GREEN for education
You can also follow updated news items here... or join our DTG FACEBOOK FaceBook Group and follow us on DTG TWITTER Twitter RSS

Another publishing revolution?

From all indications of social networking, cloud computing, and hand-held devices like the iPhone and iPad, we may be facing yet another publishing revolution. I watched as desktop publishing took over, let's see where we're going today May 28, 2010

Getting it Done

You are running late ... vacation is coming ... you've got to get work out the door before you leave ... what do you do? Author Michelle LaBrosse shows you how to eliminate project decelerators and remove barriers to speed! May 28, 2010

Digital marketing transformation

WATCH OUT if you're a traditional ad agency with a limited suite of standardized creative and media services. You're likely to have less budget, control and influence with your client. This is an essential report from CMO May 12, 2010

Graphics of the Americas Presentations

In case you didn't make it to the February Graphics of the Americas conference, here's an education opportunity for graphic designers and print specialists -- the conference session presentations are available for download ... May 7, 2010

The remarkable world of patterns

Designing patterns is difficult because of the intricate demand to detail, and the level of skill required to visualize how the finished pattern will evolve. Let's look at some accomplished pattern designers and see their secrets ... April 30, 2010

Blending Modes Words with pictures

Discovering a site that makes words with photographs that form letters gave us the opportunity to experiment with Adobe Photoshop Blending Modes to generate some interesting variations on Wordmark's photographic fonts April 28, 2010

Photoshop for Looney Tunes

This Photoshop tutorial answers a call for help from a Photoshop 911 reader, with a series of steps used to simulate the famous "Looney Tunes" logo screen -- while practicing techniques common to all versions of Photoshop -- that all Photoshop users should know April 28, 2010

Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

This documentary about one of the most important graphic designers of all times is required viewing for anyone involved in or interested in visual communications on any level. Here's my full review and exploration of this landmark movie. April 28, 2010

Flaming Text Tutorials TWO

Last month's "Flaming Text in Photoshop" inspiration page was so hot -- the third most popular page in the site for March, we thought we would hurry up and get the second flaming, sparkling, burning, magma, inferno typography text effects page out there to re-ignite you on fire! April 28, 2010

Comprehensive tools for XML

For web developers, the Oxygen XML is an XML Editor and XML Author containing a comprehensive set of tools supporting all the XML related technologies -- you get a CSS driven Visual XML editor April 27, 2010