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Make cool 3D Product Shots

Box Shot 3D is a powerful utility that renders 3D shapes using provided images. Box Shot 3D allows you to render software boxes, book covers, magazines, CD, DVD and Blu-Ray boxes, cans, bottles, mugs, bags and much more -- with no 3D-knowledge November 25, 2010

Add Borders to Images in Photoshop

Here's an essential Photoshop Tutorial for the beginners or those not so familiar with Photoshop tools and techniques. Thanks to Olga Bogatyrenko of ChasingMoments for sending this one to everyone! November 24, 2010

The Right Logo

Colleen Ryan of Logobee Inc., passes along this important essay for all designers, particularly those entering the field, and beginning to design logos. It could also be important for business owners who think they do or do not need a logo. November 24, 2010

Touchscreens for Macs

It's about time we got custom built touchscreen systems for the Apple 27 inch Cinema display. These new ones from Troll feature an analog resistive touchscreen overlay and high resolution USB controller and can be ordered as either a Troll factory integrated internal touchscreen or externally mounted, user installable "SlipCOVER" system. November 23, 2010

The Business of being an Artist

Daniel Grant offers a comprehensive guide to making a living through art. This new edition has been updated to include sections on how to market and sell art in a weak economy and how to succeed in the business of marketing online, including tips on creating a successful Web site and blog. November 22, 2010

Web UPdate 1011-15

More interesting tidbits from the web, with some sage advice about online advertising. This issue includes:
* How to Avoid Online Advertising's $1 Billion Mistake
* 3 Ways Google's New Shortener Might Affect SEO & Search
* 4 Game-Changing Trends in Web App Design
* 5 Website Changes That Will Hurt Your SEO
* 6 Reasons Why We Love Internet Trolls
* 8 Ways to Reduce Your Site's Bounce Rate

November 15, 2010

David Lance Goines: 40 years of Posters

Thanks to the new book tracing four decades of stunning posters from David, I have the distinct pleasure of idolizing yet another of my most-admired contemporary graphic designers. Everyone who loves the visual arts needs this ... November 1, 2010

Social Media, PR and Marketing

Marketing and publishing kind of go hand-in-hand, but now social media is changing the game. This edition on media finds some important reads : * Americans Consume More News, Less Newspapers * AP Circular App Coming to Help Print Compete With Coupon Pure Plays * The Art of Listening in Client Service * The Social Network: Ecosystem vs. Egosystem * TIP OF THE DAY: PR Agencies Are Dead, Handle Press Yourself * Why Marketers Shouldn't Always Blame the Media October 31, 2010

Typographic Faces

Our typography tour now takes us to the stunning works of designers like Christopher Haines, Cris Wicks, Ben Heine, Nelly Furtado and others who have designed and created Typographic portraits -- contour art -- painting portraits with type, letters, and letterforms ... October 30, 2010

Create an Angelic Sculpture

Here is an extensive free Photoshop tutorial by Ovidiu Toader -- that takes you through nearly 50 steps to create a dazzling ice sculpture using just about every trick in the Photoshop tool box and dozens of essential techniques. Get comfortable, this is a long one! October 30, 2010