Code Academy.org

I am not a coder... Never have been. I simply don't have the brain. I think you either have a coding brain or you don't. That said, I would love to learn more about it, if not to write it but to have a better understanding of it. In my line of work, its used … Continue reading Code Academy.org

Useful tutorial for creating Web Style guides

Courtesy of WebDesign Tuts+ Style guides have been around for quite a while now. Even before the days of the web, companies often needed to create consistent and unified visuals for their brand. This was and still is achieved through the use of brand or identity guidelines. Such guidelines are usually set out in a … Continue reading Useful tutorial for creating Web Style guides

Forgotten how to actually draw…

I used to love art at school / college. Actual sketching... with a pencil. Since becoming a computer bod designer, my sketching skills are somewhat rusty. I came across this site today and it contains a whole ream of lessons for getting back to basics. And best of all, its open source and free! Now … Continue reading Forgotten how to actually draw…

How to Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I don't have the latest Adobe Suite offering yet (can't keep up with Adobe - or afford to!) but when I do, this might be a useful tutorial... Particularly if you fancy making wallpaper 🙂 http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-tips/quick-tip-how-to-create-a-seamless-pattern-in-adobe-illustrator-cs6/

Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Found this tutorial on Abduzeedo... Had a go myself & though mine wasn't quite as nice, it's still a good tutorial to play around with. Bear in mind if you are using Photoshop higher that CS3, there are minute differences in the Brush settings as the parameter areas are named differently, however the parameters are … Continue reading Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Beginners Guide to DSLR Photography

I have a shiny DSLR camera which I won in a competition (true story!) I occasionally take it off the auto function but in all honesty it scares me a little. I really want to learn how to use the beast properly so useful resources like this are excellent... Courtesy of http://www.photoguides.net Some really good … Continue reading Beginners Guide to DSLR Photography