Softimage Artists can now Crossgrade to LightWave 11.6 Software (special offer)

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to "Join the Rebellion" and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD). March 13, 2014

Valentine's coloring art pages on CD-ROM for young and old alike!

We promised we would be back with Valentine's sentiments ... here is a whole collection to download sending all our readers all our best Valentine's wishes! Coloring is a great way for young ones to learn. But some of those line drawings are quite elegant, and can be a rich experience for sparking ideas. These coloring books from Dover provide some excellent resource materials that are low cost, and provide the ready-to-go art for all ages February 14, 2014

DTG : Design, Typography & Graphics for February 2014

01 February is for Lovers
02 Valentines' GIFT for YOU: Premium Infographics with fully editable text
03 Photoshop Valentine's Madness Tutorials, Brushes, Clip Art
04 Black History Month 2014 Design Center special Parts ONE and TWO
05 Creative Update #164: Type, lettering, illustration and design for 2014
06 Creative Update #165: Graphics for Games, Logos, Contests and Coffee
07 60-Seconds 304: Moaning about government surveillance? Seriously?
08 60-Seconds 305: How hand lettering gave me the inspiration to become a graphic designer
09 60-Seconds 306: What gave you the inspiration to become a graphic designer 2
10 Web Update for 2014: More SEO, Social, pinning, photos and Blogging
11 &Else News, Views and Reviews for February:
12 The Secrets of Free Advertising
13 March: DESIGNING WOMEN
14 February... love the one you're with ... all the way to March
February 1, 2014

24 new projects will go from idea to demo with funding from Knight Foundation

The growing role of designers as community problem solvers has gotten the attention of the Knight Foundation. They have announced 24 new projects as part of its Prototype Fund and several of them are designer-led projects focusing on solving civic challenges. The Prototype Fund helps innovators explore early-stage ideas. January 30, 2014

60-Seconds 306: What gave you the inspiration to become a graphic designer

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In my previous 60-Seconds column I explained an event from my youth that inspired me into the graphic design field. I then asked readers what inspired them into the design fields. Some responses tumbled in, and I asked the same question in several of the LinkedIN groups which concentrate on graphic design. I got zero response in two of the groups, but one produced some good stories. Here are just a few selected comments from readers. January 29, 2014

Creative Update #165: Graphics for Games, Logos, Contests and Coffee

Fred Showker's Creative Update

We round out January and launch into February with this Creative update ... here we go: creative 2013 Search for Canada’s 150th logo stirs graphic design challengecreative 2013 Jessica is back ... this time : Starbucks!creative 2013 Teen starts home-based graphics business creative 2013 GRAND THEFT needs GRAND Typography creative 2013 Design Spec sometimes pays off . . . creative 2013 Deborah Sussman interview
... and more ! January 27, 2014

FrostyGlass Effects for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactory

For you video producers out there, here's an awesome package from the folks at FX Factory that brings interactive, animated frosted glass to your tool box in Final Cut Pro X. Some really unique transitions and markers here. January 25, 2014

MyBloc Delivers First And Only 3D App For Social Networking

For online marketers and social networking gurus, MyBloc is the very first app that allows users to view all of your social networks in a single three-dimensional cube. January 24, 2014

'A Picture Book of Snowy Owls' Combines Photography and Verse, Portraying the Winter Habits of These Majestic Birds

We don't often talk outside of the graphic design universe. But this is probably photojournalism at its best! The wildlife photography of Bryan Shane and poetic verses from Patricia Lafferty come together in this unique book that tells the story of the life and habits of Snowy Owls! January 24, 2014

Scan Business Cards And Turn Them Into Contacts With Contact Snapper

How often have you wanted to get those business cards into digital form? This program makes it fairly easy, and lets you database all those contacts January 23, 2014