The November issue of Digital Arts is now out, and this month we're getting interactive.
Whatever media you currently create in, chances are what you make will find its way onto the web. This month we look at ways you can take charge of your creativity online, designing sites and apps using bleeding-edge technologies.
Tablet apps offer both creative tools and possibilities, and this month we detail the new apps from Adobe that will let you create and show off your work wherever you are -- and how you can create your own apps using the tools you already know so well. We also debate that immortal question: do you need to be a coder to work on interactive?
Another issue provoking much strong reaction is the place of ethics in design and art, as leading creatives discuss the moral choices that permeate their day to day work.
The issue is packed with hot techniques from incredible illustrators, artists and designers. Learn how to create beautiful portrait illustrations by combining photos with painted elements, combine real-world painted textures into striking designs, bring sophisticated fashion illustrations to life and mash up type with colourful elements for a striking result.
Also inside you'll find interviews with Neville Brody - who's causing controversy again by saying that the economic crisis is good for creativity - Nat Hunter from Airside about eco-friendly print projects, and the teenager who brought together artists from around the world for his Designers Against Child Slavery project.
Are you longing to get into web design and apps, but finding the learning curve too steep? People who’ve made the leap give Craig Grannell advice on how best to do it
DESIGN AND ETHICS
Laura Snoad explores how the day-to-day work of artists and designers is permeated by moral choices
Rob Shields shows how he blended scanned drawings and digital painting with a photo to create a beautiful image for a charity exhibition
BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES
Glimpse the unique workflow of Simon Brader, whose art mixes Illustrator curves, handmade painted textures and Photoshop effects
GEOMETRY MEETS TYPE
Michael Kammerer mashes up lettering, angular shapes and colour to produce engaging abstract art
PUBLISH TO THE IPAD
Get into tablet publishing with Fredrik Oinonen, who shows you how to lay out InDesign documents for conversion to iPad apps via the Mag+ platform
Abby Wright transforms hand-drawn fashion art into sophisticated illustrations using scanned fabrics and textures
ADOBE MAX 2011
Adobe launches new tablet tools and web services in Los Angeles
WHY ADVERSITY HELPS CREATIVES
Neville Brody says design can flourish when times are hard
HOW TO: MAKE YOUR PRINT WORK MORE ECO-FRIENDLY
Neil Bennett offers some practical advice
CREATIVE FREEDOM: JOHN MARK HERSKIND
How a design student launched a campaign against sex trafficking
Maxon Cinema 4D Studio R13
DAZ Studio 4
Eizo ColorEdge CG275W and NEC SpectraView Reference 271
Epson Stylus Pro 4900
Boxx 3DBoxx 8550 Extreme
Become an expert tablet publisher
This month the Digital Arts Download Zone includes a full chapter from Video2Brain's new Digital Publishing Suite Workshop, a course designed to turn you into a tablet publishing whizz in next to no time. These free video lessons cover a fundamental aspect of converting existing publications and creating new ones for use on tablets: how to design documents to work with Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite. You'll learn to size layouts, work with styles and layers and link to InCopy stories, among many other great skills in what is one of the hottest areas in publishing today.
20 High-Resolution Stock Photos from Dreamstime
Digital Arts has teamed up with top stock image library Dreamstime to bring you a collection of 20 amazing high-res photos that you can use in commercial projects.
This month we feature a range of model shots plus a selection of images of autumn and winter. All photos are around 3,000 x 2,000
pixels in size.
(These are provided to purchasers of the magazine only through our Download Zone, so are available to both readers of both the print and digital edition).