Artboard: Text Styles, Performance Boost and OS X Mavericks

If you haven't seen Artboard, then you should take a look at this. Artboard is a full-featured graphics design app for creating vector drawings and illustrations. Design logos, posters, floor plans, technical drawings, fun fashions, web graphics, and more. June 6, 2014

Creative Tidbits #175: summer creative inspiration is everywhere

Fred Showker's Creative Update

Are we having fun yet? I ran across some of these just accidentally on the web, which goes to show: creative inspiration can turn up in some unusual places. Take a drive, have lunch -- I guarantee you'll see something inspiring. Follow along with our June Creative Tidbits with these and other creative starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
[+] 10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers
[+] Meet an Artist: James Williams, multimedia artist of Greensboro
[+] Zimbabwe: Meaning of Colour in Graphic Design (opinion)
[+] Graphic design student uses Lego to reinvent resume
[+] Why Graphic Design Is A Booming Career
[+] Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology
... and more ! June 4, 2014

New Scanning Slideshow ready for Photographers

Indie developer, Chris Paveglio has solved a lot of problems for anyone who wants to put on a show of photo images just taken, with little or no muss and fuss! Scanning Slideshow 1.0.1 for Mac OS X is designed to display a slideshow of images, and to update the folder contents/images in the folder live. June 2, 2014

DTG : Design, Type & Graphics for JUNE 2014

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 24, #6 ~ JUNE

  1. Welcome to JUNE 2009
  2. WIN prizes for sharing your favorite shots
  3. Our friends are your friends
  4. Photoshop : More Spring Color Palette Madness
  5. Create Hot Original Lighting Effects with Photoshop
  6. You probably don't need a masters' degreee in photography
  7. Why Black & White? Commentary by Robert Bruce Duncan
  8. Ask Ted: Is my price to high?
  9. Creative Tidbits #174: Going to the Summer like a visual feast of graphic design
  10. 60-Seconds #312 : The Age of Bad Photography
  11. 11 Desktop Publishing & Design News 1406 : Print publishing in a digital world
  12. Publishing Update : Is there a global shift back to print publishing?
  13. Marketing Update : visual content, QR codes, email etiquette and Facebook is Throttling Marketers
  14. Web Design & Review department with dozens of new items
  15. A new photo blending app for intuitive editing -- called Union
  16. Camera Plus now updated to include AirSnap
  17. &ELSE... News, views, reviews and cool stuff
  18. From the Editor for JUNE -- it's 5-o'clock somewhere
June 1, 2014

60-Seconds #312 : The Age of Bad Photography

Ever since the social networking fad hit the internet a new genre of photography has become the most popular form of photography in history. It's called "BAD" photography. And since we're sick of seeing bad photography -- there are the Top 24 Photos We Wish We Didn't Have To Look At May 30, 2014

Create Hot Original Lighting Effects with Photoshop

Lighting effects for photographs, one good idea leads to another! Mr. Ben Bradley is a graphic designer/ video artist from New Zealand with a story to tell! He was so inspired by this Abduzeedo tutorial called Sparkling Hot Girl, that he made this one, and sent it along to us. May 28, 2014

Creative Tidbits #174: Going to the Summer like a visual feast of graphic design

Fred Showker's Creative Update

All over America, graphic designers will be taking to the roads, waterways and airways on vacation in a quest for rest, relaxation and creative revival. It's a great time to look around and let your mind go free, taking in all the creative inspiration you can! Follow along with our June Creative Tidbits with these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
[+] Graphic Designers Use Icons To Tell Marathon Bombing Story
[+] The Design Deck: a Playing-Card Guide to Graphic Design
[+] 4 Ways to Create Online Video Ads That Work
[+] Technology growth pushes passion
[+] Knitting away the scenery
[+] Shape: Designs for life
... and more ! May 27, 2014

Beautiful brushes in a beautiful new interface

With 74 brushes in 6 categories, Pen & Ink now offers the best and most diverse toolset on the App Store, including unique tools like Asian ink wash brushes, a bamboo pen, and a kneaded eraser. The app has been updated with a brand-new look and streamlined workflow, which is both simple to learn and easy to use. May 26, 2014

You probably don't need a masters' degreee in photography

When I first gave this talk most photographers out there were either in strollers, or weren't born yet. So with all the junk we're seeing in the social media worlds, don't you think it's time for some help? From rough 'selfies' to instagrams intentionally made to look bad, we're wondering what ever happened to the reasons for taking photos? Going on vacation? Study this up before leaving home with your digital camera! May 20, 2014

Why Black & White? Commentary by Robert Bruce Duncan

We are fortunate to bring back Robert Bruce Duncan in his commentary about black and white photography -- originally printed by permission in 2004. We're bringing it back today because the new generation of photographers need Robert's pep talk about the subtle beauty of black and white photography. May 16, 2014