Each month, Creativetechs ships all our Seattle-area support clients a monthly care package, including (among other goodies) the latest issue of Design Tools Monthly.

So if you are a Creativetechs member client, watch your mailbox for this month’s latest green envelope. Read on for a list of all the headlines in the October 2008 issue.

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Is the air getting nippy? Are the days getting shorter? Are those rain clouds a little heavier? It must be October in Seattle.

Headlines — October 2008 Design Tools Monthly


  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 to Ship in October
  • Orphan Works Act “Hotlined” by U.S. Senate
  • XML’s Chicken and Egg: More Chickens
  • Konica Minolta Drops Film
  • Survey of Stock Usage


  • HP Printer Driver 1.1.1


  • New Features in Creative Suite 4
  • StuffIt Deluxe 2009


  • The Latest Mind-Blowing High Speed Camera Features
  • ColorMunki Trade-Up Program
  • 4x Speed Blu-ray Drives


  • Instant Flash Banner Ads


  • YouSendIt Plug-ins
  • TypeFitter Pro
  • CSS Sculptor
  • Database Integration for InDesign or QuarkXPress
  • Printer’s Spreads in QuarkXPress
  • Instant Crop Marks & Color Bars in QuarkXPress
  • Instant, Proper PDFs
  • Flexography from QuarkXPress
  • The Best Image Sharpener


  • Creative Business
  • The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book
  • Grids for Designers
  • SEO Guide for Designers


  • Free On-Demand Webinars: Color for Creatives
  • Quark Posts “New Features” Videos on YouTube


  • Find Ornaments
  • CS4 Has Different Fonts
  • …from MyFonts.com


  • An Awesome Map of Web Trends
  • Chinese Olympic Pictograms
  • Dear Adobe
  • 40+ Tips to Improve Grammar and Punctuation


  • 100 Photography Tips in 100 Days
  • CopyPasteCharacter
  • Tips for Preview
  • Stock Maps
  • Replace Scanners Every Two Years
  • Acrobat 8 Converts Text to Interactive Form Fields — Even in Scans
  • Resize Browser to Standard Sizes
  • See CMYK PDF in RGB
  • Drag to Insert Pages into PDFs
  • Save Text from PDFs With Formatting
  • Visually Adjust Color to Black and White
  • Group Your Layers
  • Sample Colors From Anywhere
  • Reselect in Photoshop
  • Crop Area: Just Click!
  • Illustrator’s “Key Object”
  • Change Phone Number Formats in InDesign
  • Save Your Guides as Snippets
  • Save All Open Documents in InDesign
  • Make Multiple Frames the Same Height or Width
  • Quickly Change Fonts in QuarkXPress
  • Scale Multiple Items in QuarkXPress
  • Edit Grouped Items in QuarkXPress
  • QuarkXPress 8 Tip: The “Local Formatting” ToolTip
  • Quark Posts “New Features” Videos on YouTube
  • Copyright Issues for Designers
  • Moodstream
  • Free Rare Books on Calligraphy and Penmanship
  • Free Brushes for Photoshop
  • Photoshop Tutorials
  • Free Textures


  • Print Therapy 6.0.2
  • Anxiety 1.0
  • Commenteer 1.0
  • MacTracker 5.0.4
  • MenuMeters 1.3
  • Silk Icons 1.3
  • SimpleViewer iPhoto Plugin 1.0
  • Smart Trash 1.1.3
  • Tree Size 2.1