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Vivid Color in Photoshop

This Photoshop Tutorial was submitted by 9Tuts some time ago and we had been saving it as a perfect COLOR technique for our April ... use overlays, gradients and masks to enhance the color in any photograph for VIVID color! March 21, 2011

Final Cut Final Print

Digital Heaven has seen the problem getting good print reports from Final Cut Pro. So, they've come up with Final Print 2.0, the must-have tool for browsing and printing Final Cut Pro projects. March 17, 2011

Web Update March 16

This web update picks up from two weeks ago -- and we're still following your rankings and search engine performance. I'm beginning to believe that SEO is actually a myth perpetuated by preying on web site owners anxioties to get listed near the top of Google. Here's more ... * How To Estimate How Much Traffic You'll Gain By Increasing Your Rankings * Measuring Free Clicks in AdWords * Twitter Turns to Users to Translate Site Into More Languages * Facebook Surges, Other SocNets Gain Traction * PPC vs. SEO: Paid Search as Your Organic Competitor * Who Says Email's Dead? * Google's Search Results Get More Social; Twitter As The New Facebook 'Like' * 5 Website Features You Can Easily Offload to Reduce Costs... and more March 16, 2011

INTERVIEW: Ryan Michael Kelly

At only 25, Ryan Michael Kelly is making a big stir in the realm of fashion photography. Already, the young photographer has snapped pics for clients inlcuding Men's Vogue, Vanity Fair Italia, Bloomingdales, Here's a great interview with Ryan, by LookBooks.com March 15, 2011

Publishing Update March 14

I've run across several really good articles -- and some stories you may have missed -- that broaden your understanding of the publishing scene as it unfolds ... * Who Else Wants to Write Better Email Copy? * Seven Reasons Newspapers Are Not Rebounding Financially * Facing A Dire Financial Situation, USPS Emphasizes Its Eco-Friendly Efforts * Google launches eBooks, cross-platform e-bookstore and reader * iPad publishing: time to switch to v2.0 * Making all postage 'forever' is right move * E-book sales outdo print * Analysis: Book publishers may suffer in world without Borders * For Magazines, a Bitter Pill in iPad... March 14, 2011

Will graphic designer's evolve design?

I didn't make it to "Design Indaba" but from reading the press, it was a fantastic gathering of graphic design illuminaries from all over the world. Herman Manson covers a great presentation by Dana Arnett, asking if graphic designer's evolve design? March 11, 2011

U&lc is back!

Well, almost ... back issues are now available. Now Fonts.com and Allan Haley look like they are going to profiteer on those works-- making back issues now available as downloadable PDF files! March 10, 2011

Web Update March 9

This web update is a mix and match of catch-up items we've had on our radars for weveral weeks. Some interesting stuff here ... * SEO Factors for 2011 * Curtains For MySpace? * Is Link Relevance as Effective as Anchor Text? * Designing an SEO Friendly URL Structure * Online Reputation Management's Top 3 Challenges * HOW TO: Optimize Your Company's LinkedIn Profile * Management Tip of the Day: Add Structure to Social Media * How to Plan a Successful Website Redesign... and more March 9, 2011

Publishing Update March kickoff

Now the news of the iPad 2 begins to ripple through the publishing industry -- but hey, there was still unfinished business before the iPad! This issue: * Magazines Down * Page Numbers for Kindle Books an Imperfect Solution * Inkjet Rises Higher * Key Success Factors for a tablet-only 'paper' * Publishers greet Apple's iPad plan with icy silence * Google One Pass to Challenge Apple Subscription Service * Bookstores feeling pain from digital technologies * The Business of Sustainability for Paper and Print... and more March 7, 2011

DTG March, 2011

16th Annual Designing Women Edition * Designing Women: Jane Seymour; Lydia Leith; Sharon Steuer * Photoshop: Morning Glow photo effect * Photoshop filters plugins from Harry * Updating the handicapped symbol? * The New Cool * Future of Social Media whitepapers * Google slams duplicate content * 8 articles for web publishers * End crooked photos * 3D Photo gallery without Flash? * Frame it with LightFrame * Marketing Updates * Creative Tidbits * and more ... March 2, 2011