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Creative Tidbits #186: Valentines Madness

Fred Showker's Creative Update

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration It's that time of year and just for fun we decided to get some crazy stuff for you to enjoy! The first item is a killer ... please enjoy that one for sure! ... here we go:

  • Top 10 list of the outrageously expensive Valentines Gifts
  • Lots of free vector starter images for Valentine's
  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Be My Valentine
  • A Font with emotion : My Valentines Love
  • Adam McIver 16 Valentines
  • Happy Valentine's Day
  • ... and more !
February 8, 2018

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 6, 2018

Photoshop (Valentine) Madness

Yes, Valentine! I know it's early, but it's not too early to think about your February promotions -- and Valentine's is a great theme to jolt your clients out of their winter doldrums. Here, we've found ten great finds for the Valentines season. * Valentine Hearts shapes * 3D Valentine's Day Typography * Age Progression tutorial * colorful background for Valentine's Day * Basic editing tutorial in Adobe Photoshop * Valentine's day post card * colorizing hair * smoothing skin... and more! Enjoy. February 1, 2018

Vintage Valentine's Cuts copyright free clip art on CD-ROM

We believe, vintage images evolk memories of by-gone days. Mostly created in the Victorian era, these collections illustrate high talent in simpler times -- when artists could afford to spend the time for such art. Now they are at your disposal for graphic design projects, cards or decorations. Even if you don't actually use any of the cuts, they'll provide some excellent resource materials that are copyright free. They're low cost, and provide the ready-to-go January 27, 2018

Photoshop Valentine's Madness Tutorials, Brushes, Clip Art

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Happy Valentine's Day . . . happy tutorial hunting! Lots of spam and craziness out there so be careful. For this issue we decided to play it clean and get you some cool stuff! So here goes : Valentine's Madness Hearts on a sun rays background wallpaper exclusive tutorial Valentine's Madness The Graphics Fairy brings FREE Clip Art Valentine's Madness Heart in Envelope Icon Psd Tutorial
Valentine's Madness Create a beautiful love wallpaper Valentine's Madness Photoshop Heart Wing Logo Photo
Valentine's Madness Valentine's Love Poster . . . and MORE
January 22, 2018

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month we take this fun and educational field trip to visit the leading archives and prestigious educational institutions to discover more wonderful visual art works by African American Artists & Designers. January 17, 2018

In search of Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, we like to focus on achievements in the visual communications world in celebration of Black History Month. This year we're taking a little different approach in a quest to find creative expressions of Martin Luther King Jr. We've also updated the whole series of pages about Black designers and artists in the world ... January 16, 2018

A bit of Christmas history

Few and far between are the denizens of the industrialized world who can escape the secular trappings of the Christmas season, perhaps best exemplified by Santa Claus and his loyal team of nine enchanted (or, at least, telekinetic) reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph -- the latter also sporting the superpower of a hyper-illuminated red nose. December 23, 2017

George Engel reviews the Kodak ‘Mini Shot’ Camera, compared to the Polaroid Snap

George Engel - digital cameras that print So, I could be wrong but, it appears that Kodak just advertised a new Digital Camera with a built-in printer for $100. Is this a Wow moment or what? Is this a good thing? Worthwhile, or just a laugh-in moment?

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Let’s take a look at this... Kodak coming out against the Polaroid ‘Snap’... at $89 (Amazon)?

But is this printing-in-a-Camera thing anything worthwhile or not? Have we been here before? December 22, 2017

A new era of type-design control and power for graphic & web designers from FontLab

FontLab is an extraordinary font creation tool -- and now, FontLab VI for Mac and Windows represents a major advancement in professional font editing. Rewritten from scratch, FontLab VI offers a modern platform not just for established type designers and font engineers, but also for graphic designers and illustrators who wish to customize existing fonts or create their own type designs — including color fonts and variable fonts. Folks, you cannot do this with any other software! December 19, 2017