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
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Drew Struzan: legend in movie posters

You may not know who Drew Struzan is, but you know his work. He's the genius behind popular movie posters and a true master of this generation's painter / illustrators September 26, 2009

Jade Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

Here's the new Jade Plugin -- a digital image processing plugin for Adobe Photoshop. Enhance color, contrast and dynamic range, with this easy-to-use image enhancement tool -- automatically improve digital images directly in Adobe Photoshop. September 25, 2009

Visual Proofreading: 10 Rules

Visual proofreading helps you cull out the visual mistakes just like you would typos. It's an important step in the design process that helps you sharpen your design skills and produce better publications. September 25, 2009

Time billing gets iBiz upgrade

Creatives always find it difficult to stay on top of estimating, time tracking and billing. iBiz now offers Mac users for time-tracking, billing and project management designed to help free-lancers and small business owners stay on top of their billing September 25, 2009

Michael Doret: Deliscript Font

Our good friend and master graphics expert Michael Doret is back with a fabulous new OpenType font that does more tricks than you've ever seen! Just get a load of Michael Doret's wonderful Deliscript font! September 19, 2009

The Rich get Richer?

The NPR article said "Americans gave $300-billion to charity last year" -- which reminded me of a conversation about how bad rich people are. The rich get richer, but where would we be without them? September 15, 2009

Pilot your Fonts on Mac

Font Pilot allows users to view their collection of fonts, as well as uninstalled fonts, quickly and easily. Additionally, Font Pilot offers numerous other features, such as the character map, key combo list, and print engine. Version 2.4.3 offers many enhancements to allow for easier and faster application of fonts. September 7, 2009

Photoshop Eye Effects #1

This tutorial was prompted by a Photoshop 911 reader who wanted to know about techniques that would allow the merging of a symbol into a person's eye. We run through several layering techniques -- but also discover that what you want isn't necessarily what you get. September 7, 2009

DTG News September 09

This Month: * 15th Annual Fall Fonts Festival * Let's go Font Surfing... * Fonts for Financials * What's YOUR Type? * Photoshop Eye Effects #1 * Ablati and Artimas Fonts * Practical Typography with Dasha * Most Important Typography Books * SneakPeek for Digital Photography * Thomas says "Goudy" * Logo help * and lots more! September 1, 2009

What's YOUR Type?

I'd like to send you a copy of New Vintage Type, or one of our other selections of fine Typography books just for participating in this year's Fall Fonts Fest. Just send me links to FOUR of your favorite or most successful works of typography! If selected, I'll put a copy of the book in the mail to you right away. (U.S. and Canada subscribers only.)
ALERT Submit Links and Background info here August 25, 2009