I’m a frequenter of the Tuts+ Network, they have some great free tutorials, tips, tricks, galleries, etc. I picked five tutorials or tips (InDesign, Photoshop, Photography, Web Design) I thought were helpful, interesting, and/or applicable to current trends in print and web design. Feel free to share any tutorials you found useful from 2013 or years past. 🙂
I’ve only recently upgraded to Creative Cloud, and didn’t bother to really learn what’s new (as a matter of fact, I don’t usually bother to research what’s new when I upgrade…tisk tisk). But while perusing the tuts on VectorTuts+, I came across a few discussing what’s new in Creative Cloud. I’ve put two as they’re short, as 1a and 1b for your enjoyment if you haven’t already discovered these yourself. This one shows how you can search your fonts more easily in the font dropdown, for example, you can search for only bold fonts or maybe you want to look at script fonts. Take a look.
This tut touches on some changes to the interface (i.e. previewing your document before you create it), some you may have noticed, some perhaps not so obvious.
I thought this one was great because it touched on the resurgence of animated GIFs and how you can use the timeline in Photoshop with probably the simplest approach.
I have my own approach to photographing objects, specifically pieces of my work, but I thought this was helpful for showing an alternative way for making them even brighter.
This post is great because it helps the designer, marketer, and copywriter involved in the creation of an email. It gives you tips on how much copy to have in it, how many times to put your call-to-action (CTA) in the email, etc.; definitely worth checking out.
I’ve been gung-ho about learning how to take advantage of responsive web design (RWD) since I first heard about it. However, it’s not so easy to learn about the fundamentals, why it’s important, how to start the process in one place. This post was great because it sort of touches on all of those. Another great place to check out if you have a subscription is Lynda.com, that’s where I’ve been learning about RWD and so far I’m pleased.