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  • Cover Story

  • 30 A Branded World

    Layers magazine cover
    Bad logo design, step aside. Here we discuss 12 common logo mistakes for you to avoid while creating a name for your clients. You wouldn’t want to be labeled as an “amateur”, would you? Better turn the page. —Jacob Cass

  • Columns

  • 22 Design Makeover — Jake Widman

  • 28 Artistic Expressions — Bert Monroy

  • 58 The Art of Type — James Felici

  • Departments

  • 8 Letter from the Editor

  • 12 Layers News

  • 18 Designer Spotlight

  • 20 The Digital Canvas

  • 84 Tips & Tricks

  • 86 Creative Suite Q&A

  • 98 The Back Page

  • Tutorials

  • 42 Digital Photography:

    HDR Pro in Photoshop CS5—Seán Duggan
  • 48 Adobe Photoshop CS5:

    Creating Color Separations—Dave Cross
  • 54 Adobe Illustrator CS5:

    Dramatic Shadow Effects—Corey Barker
  • 60 Adobe InDesign CS5:

    Creating iBooks (EPUBs)—Terry White
  • 66 Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

    Editing CS5 Layouts—Janine Warner
  • 72 Adobe Flash CS5 Professional:

    ActionScript Made Easy—Paul Trani
  • Reviews

  • 78 Poser Pro 2010—Bruce Bicknell

  • 79 FxFactory 2–100—Marcus Geduld

  • 79 SWF & FLV Toolbox 4—Cyndy Cashman

  • 80 Toon Boom Animate 2—Marcus Geduld

  • 80 Package Central—David Creamer

  • 82 Olympus PEN E-P2—Steve Baczewski