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Fred Showker's November Design Showcase

01 November: Design Holidays
02 Feature: Anthony Cole: Legacy of Illumination
03 How to design a logo of letters
04 Adobe CS Bridge Between Programs
05 Building Color Made Reliable
06 Stock Layouts Graphic Design Templates
07 Never Run Out of Memory Card Space
08 Opening the Holidays with Photoshop Madness
09 November & December Holiday Hints
10 Make A Prominent Statement
11 Snippets: a little word for a big help
12 60 Seconds: Grokster Case Revisited
13 Photoshop Questions Need Answers
14 Mailbag: Risky Freelance experience
19 Friends of the Design Center
35 Approaching the end of 2005
... and of course, a slew of &Else items

See it live at: http://www.graphic-design.com/news/

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01. November: Design Holidays

Welcome to November.

November is the traditional opening of the holidays. All during the month you'll find new offerings in the Design Center -- and the opening of the Holidays in the Publishers' Warehouse. So stay tuned and enjoy. If you have a holiday message or promotion you'd like to share with DTG readers, put it here:

* http://www.graphic-design.com/registration.html

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02. Feature: Anthony Cole: Legacy of Illumination

DTG reader and contributor, Laura Mizii, introduces us to her grandfather and shares some of his spectacular work. Master illustrator, calligrapher and illuminated lettering artist Anthony Cole leaves us all a lesson in craftsmanship and a legacy worth saving and sharing

* http://www.graphic-design.com/Gallery/anthony_cole/index.html

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03. How to design a logo of letters

Are you known by your initials? Turn those letters into a terrific signature! Desktop Publishing icon John McWade joins us this month to share some tips and tricks on getting the most out of letterforms for logos and monograms...

* http://www.graphic-design.com/DTG/Design/mcwade/index.html

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04. Adobe CS Bridge Between Programs

Adobe Bridge helps you work more efficiently in Adobe Creative Suite 2. In this brief article, the Adobe Support Team shows us how it's very easy to drag images directly from Bridge into an InDesign document.

* http://www.graphic-design.com/adobe/InDesign/bridge_indesign.html

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05. Building Color Made Reliable

One of the long-time problems print designers have faced is building reliable color. With Tintbook's 25,000 CMYK process screen tint combinations you can do what designers have agonized over for decades...

* http://www.graphic-design.com/DTG/Reviews/tint_books.html

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06. Stock Layouts Graphic Design Templates

StockLayouts templates make it easy to create great-looking, agency-quality, marketing materials affordably and quickly. These royalty-free layouts actually include stock photos and artwork. StockLayouts offers creative templates for brochures, flyers, newsletters, stationery, postcards, ads, menus and posters for a variety of businesses. If you're faced with time limitations, budget constraints or simply need new creative ideas; search the design library... download FREE sample templates and more...

* http://tinyurl.com/azvmw

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07. Never Run Out of Memory Card Space

Picture Porter Digital Photo Album does it Securely Save Photos on the Road into this stylishly cool portable digital photo album. Save and view digital photos and video on a hard drive wherever you go...

* http://www.graphic-design.com/photographic/picture_porter/index.html

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08. Opening the Holidays with Photoshop Madness

This month's Photoshop Madness column includes a Creative Shot-in-the-arm
* Snow, Santa retouching, and paper for the Holidays
* Robin Klein's extraordinary vision
* Phong.com's superb tutorials
* Deke Duz Image Wrapping
* Matrix Wallpaper
* Skin Retouching
* Bruce Fraser color terminology
... and others in this month's Photoshop Madness

* http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/photoshop_madness.html

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09. November & December Holiday Hints

HOLIDAY DESIGN - Share your thoughts during November & December Design ... designers like to read other designer's comments on graphic design for the holiday season.

Share your comments on Design for the Holidays
* Favorite greeting cards
* Favorite Holiday illustrations or Paintings
* Unique design projects
* Tip, trick, technique for holiday crafts
* Holiday Design for Self Promotion
* Selling holiday design
* What are you designing for the holidays?

Let us know and you could WIN a gift from the Design Bookshelf... Register NOW

* http://www.graphic-design.com/registration.html

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10. Make A Prominent Statement

Gallo is back with an all new Display face that is ideal for big type statements and for use on the internet...

* http://www.graphic-design.com/Type/gallo/index.html

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11. Snippets: a little word for a big help

Adobe introduces the snippets feature in InDesign CS2 letting you turn any combination of elements in an InDesign document into reusable design objects...

* http://www.graphic-design.com/adobe/InDesign/id_snippets.html

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12. 60 Seconds: Grokster Case Revisited

You may remember our editorial back in the summer about the Supreme Court vs. Grokster case. We received hundreds of letters from readers, both pro and con. Here, three readers share their thoughts
* http://www.60-seconds.com/174_grokster2.html

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13. Photoshop Questions Need Answers

Photoshop 911 has been overwhelmed with questions from readers -- looking for answers! If you are a Photoshop guru, we urge you to stop in and tackle some of the many Photoshop and Photoshop Elements questions from the Photoshop 911 Help Line.

* http://www.photoshop911.typepad.com/questions/

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14. Mailbag: Risky Freelance experience

Our friend and contributor Susan Kirkland wrote with this reference of importance to all graphic designers. She writes:

I like to read news from all over and recently, graphic designers have been in the news. Today I stumbled across this article posted in the Manilla news about how a friendly client used up consulting time without paying for services rendered.

I feel compelled to share this with the group because it just goes to show that the same cons are employed worldwide.

http://tinyurl.com/aoe7q

(Sue Continues:) This is from a teacher in GA who started out as a graphic designer, and as a result of his personal experiences, now includes business courses in his students curriculae--in Newsweek, no less.
http://tinyurl.com/ah4hy

As Sue says , we need to encourage kids to stand firm and protect themselves against this kind of treatment.

THANK YOU, Sue! See Sue's article:
How Creative Entrepreneurs Succeed

* http://www.graphic-design.com/DTG/Business/kirkland.html

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15. Attracting traffic with banner ads

Nowshade Kabir shares tips and tricks for webmasters and web site owners

* http://www.graphic-design.com/news/2005/banner_ads.html

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16. Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0

Adobe's newest digital image and video editing tools for Windows

* http://www.graphic-design.com/news/2005/elements_4.html

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17. Aperture Tool for Photographers

Apple Aperture all-in-one post production tool for photographers

* http://www.graphic-design.com/news/2005/aperture.html

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18. Photoshop Recipes for Success

hundreds of full color images, tips, tricks and techniques to provide everything the Photoshop user needs to retouch, create effects, for Photoshop Success

* http://www.graphic-design.com/news/2005/photoshop_cookbook.html

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19. Friends of the Design Center

We want to send out a heart-felt thank you to our sponsors this month, Stock Layouts and A Digital Dreamer. Both have stepped up to the plate to signify their support for the efforts of the Design Center. Please read their notes and visit their sites. If you'd like to become a Friend of the Design Center see our notes below. Meet all our friends at:


* http://www.graphic-design.com/friends.html

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35. Approaching the end of 2005

Well, the holidays are opening, November is upon us and December will scream by faster than you think. So soon we'll be saying good-bye to 2005 and hello 2006 -- our 12th year of DTG online as we know it, and sixteen years online. Stay with us throughout the season for more and more good stuff in the Design Center.

DECEMBER: BEST OF... for December, you can begin inputting your favorite software, books, fonts, web sites and so forth as we begin preparing our BEST of 2005 issue.

You can register your comments and votes at our monthly contest page

* http://www.graphic-design.com/registration.html

Thanks for reading...

Fred

Fred Showker, Editor

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