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Generate a Patterned Layer

Page 2 of tutorial about building a monochromatic patterned background... now, we'll generate the background pattern then apply it to our image, coupled with a color fill layer. Using blending modes, blurring and opacity, the pattern becomes real August 1, 2009

Isolate the subject, create a glow

Next, we'll create a glow behind the photo subject we cut out using the pen tool in part one of the series. This provides a wondeful contrast to our monochromatic patterned background! Then we'll demonstrate why color fill layers are so cool by changing the whole image with a single click. August 1, 2009

Open Type Fonts from FontAgent

Insider Software and Bitstream have partnered to bring a bundle of professional OpenType fonts. The collection contains well-defined kerning pairs, full Character Sets,and reliable metadata, and includes book and text fonts, creative and display fonts, script and handwriting fonts, mono-width fonts and symbol and dingbat fonts. July 31, 2009

Photo Tent Layout

Wondering what to do with your photos to make a unique presentation? One of the more popular layouts we've presented over the years is the Digital photo tent display - great novelty, and a wonderful gift idea July 30, 2009

DTG &Else NEWS Archive: 2009

The listing of combined news resources for 2009 from August back to January, for shareware, software, news items about the industry, spam, security, new books, etc. July 25, 2009

Creating a Custom Drop Shadow

Photoshop layer effects were a big advancement for Photoshop users. However, sometimes they don't quite make the grade. For drop-shadows, you may want to improve the effect by making your own custom shadows. Here's an easy tutorial to accomplish that feat ... July 22, 2009

Photo tricks: Depth of Field

The designer is often faced with customer-supplied photos. Many times there's little you can do to save them. One rule you can always count on is Isolation. Add drama and focus the readers' attention by isolating the subject of an image. While there are many ways to do this, here's my favorite way to add depth of field to perk up those dull photos July 16, 2009

Photoshop: Crop with Aspect Ratio

Part two of our cropping tutorials -- when you need to crop a photo, but keep the aspect ratio the same. You may even want to scale the photo, right? Well, without looking, here's how to Keep Aspect Ratio while Croppping July 16, 2009

The Gallery at Graphic-Design.com

The Gallery at the Design & Publishing Center sometimes runs across particularly outstanding art, that we like to share it with the rest of the Design Center readership. Please enjoy the exhibits ... July 7, 2009

New life for old brochures

Several readers recently requested a very old page from DTG about unique folding designs. Here are several great folding tricks (updated) that are sure to involve your reader as your message unfolds! June 30, 2009