Design Buzz Logo Affiliated Business News
Many years ago, when I was first scrambling for a foothold in the publishing industry, I was a customer service rep for the oh-so-stylish Chronicle Books. Answering phones all day was boring, but it was balanced by the best perk ever for a lover of design and print: We could take home any of the products.
read more
AIGA members can look forward to six free webinars as part of a series called "Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet." The series is offered in conjunction with Adobe, so not surprisingly, there's a heavy focus on how technology is used in today's design studios.
The webinars begin in May and run through November 2011:
read more
UI Sketcher from Box UK isn't just another sketching app for the iPad. It's based on principles followed by user interface experts and includes tools to help you quickly capture your initial thoughts in sketches, then develop those ideas into UI mock-ups you can share with colleagues and clients.
UI Sketcher's pen palette, which you summon with a three-finger tap on the iPad, holds five drawing tools:

read more
Pantone has taken the wraps off of a nylon brights collection for Pantone Fashion + Home. The $99.95 collection includes 21 fluorescent shades in a nylon material:

read more
If your photo image-editing needs aren't of the professional variety, Akvis ArtSuite might be of interest. This software ($49 as a Photoshop plug-in and $69 as a standalone app) is ideal for adding frames and other effects t0 images destined for postcards, calendars, scrapbooks, etc.
Version 7.0 is the first version of Akvis ArtSuite to accept photos shot in the RAW format. It also adds 105 new patterns to the app's Pattern Library, and 75 new sports-themed frames (available only in the standalone version)
read more
The $700 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 is a small, lightweight micro four-thirds camera, yet it has many features that you expect to find in a traditional digital SLR:
- An external Mode dial. Settings include Program, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Manual, Custom Modes, Scene Modes, and a Creative Control Mode.
- Built-in flash and hotshoe for connecting external flashes.
- Electronic viewfinder with 100% field of view

The 16MP Lumix G3 also includes the following:
read more
Filter Forge is a plug-in for Photoshop that helps you create unique filters and effects inside the image-editing program. There's also a Filter Forge community that has contributed more than 8,000 of its own free filters, which you can use and modify.
Now the Filter Forge developers are releasing a beta of version 3.0. If you're the adventurous type, you can download the beta and try out its new features.
Download the Mac version of the Filter Forge 3.0 Beta (85.2 MB)
read more
Now that the CS5.5 version of InDesign is available for sale, applications that interact with InDesign are updating, as well. One of those is Recosoft's PDF2ID, which converts PDF files to documents that InDesign can open and edit.
In addition to supporting InDesign CS5.5, the updated PDF2ID also improves font mapping and app stability. PDF2ID Standard/Professional v3.0.1 is a free update for licensed owners of PDF2ID v3.0.
read more
Trish Witkowski is the paper expert behind, an online source of information and templates for people who want help creating folded print products, such as custom mailers and complicated brochures.
One of those resources is her "60-second super cool fold of the week" video feature, and this week Trish recorded her 100th of these videos. The topic is a direct mail piece from Hyundai that is both interactive and innovative.
Click the screenshot below to open the 100th video in another window:
read more
Press Release
The ultimate in album design software! AlbumsInDesign is all about helping photographers make beautiful albums quickly and easily with confidence.
read more
Join Our Newsletter:

What is Design Buzz?

Design Buzz is a community for all those involved in designing, developing and running websites, web mastering, etc. Here are featured new design trends, news and events, design articles, design software, webmaster tips and tricks, creative tutorials and hand-picked design stuff from all over the world.

Latest Comments
Affiliated Business RSS Subscribers