Sunday, June 28, 2009

Humbug Graphics

Paint Shop Pro tutorials, scripts and resources geared towards scrapkit creation.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Designer's Blog and site. Some good tutorials here including the hard to come by Wacom tablet tips.
Wonderful Waste of Time
A scrap group blog with tutorials and tips to make scrapbook kits in Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. Barbed Wire Tutorial

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Web Designer Wall is designed and maintained by Nick La, who also runs N.Design Studio and Best Web Gallery."

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The VA Connection
"... the ultimate resource for Virtual Assistants. Information and products are spread all over cyberspace but finding it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack...until NOW..."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Color Scheme Designer
This online color schemer just keeps getting better and better.
"List of Online Color Resources for Designers"
Daily Blog Tips
The Do's & Don'ts of Modern Web Design
"Relevant, snacksized web design resources"
Webdesigner Depot
Vandelay Design Blog | Web Design and Development Blog
Freelance Switch
"FreelanceSwitch is a site for freelancers. Whether you’ve been freelancing for years, have just started or are considering making the switch, this is the place to get all the information and support you need."
Doodles by Lady Fox
Some very nice, original tutorials that actually teach technique in Paint Shop Pro.
Wizard_Pygal's Paint Shop Tutorial and Tube Finder Index
The Paint Shop Pro tube list here (transparent layer graphics) is one of the oldest, longest lived, and the best. I've come back here for the last eight years.
This is one site that is evolving and I'm not sure where it's going. I originally bookmarked this as a Photoshop tutorial site, but there's a lot more here now and I've not explored it much at all.
There used to be a lot here, but apparently he's trying to handle a spam problem. Currently only the forum is available.
LIFE photo archive hosted by Google
Photos from Life magazine dated 1860s to 1970s.
Specific Tutorial on how to create a felt-like texture in Photoshop.
TipClique Tutorials
TipClique has links to tutorials on just about everything. I'm not quite certain about the direction of this site presently. It seems to have some trouble with odd spams. Will watch and see.
All Graphics Design Tutorial
Tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand and 3DS Studio Max.
Photoshop Roadmap
Photoshop tutorial and resource site.
Another graphics tutorial index site featuring tutorials for 2D and 3D programs.
Tutorial Kit
"Tutorial Kit is a comprehensive resource of Adobe Photoshop tutorials and tips to help users of all skill levels reach their full potential...The tutorials are updated daily from different authors and sites so that you won't have to spend hours searching the web for them yourself."
"Vectorials stands for vector tutorials. We've worked hard to collect and organize free Adobe Illustrator tutorials, Corel Draw tutorials and other vector graphics software tips and tricks. We keep updating our collection of vector graphics tutorials from different sources all over the Net."
PhotoshopStar Tutorials
Veerle's Creating Patterns in Photoshop
Poser Links
I apparently saved this for the large amount of Poser links.
Studio7 List of Resources

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

PixelAddiction: The Golden Touch Tutorial
Nice tutorial to skin something in gold and make it shiny. I used this over at to answer a question on the subject.
Gerry's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials and Tubes
Note to self: In Dutch, use Google's browser button to translate.
Tons of textures and even some tutorials.
Tutorial Search Categories include; CSS, Flash, HTML, Illustrator, Java, JavaScript, Maya, Photography, Photoshop. PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, 3ds Max
Pixel2Life Tutorial Search
Searches Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Flash, well the list is way too long. They cover searching so may categories of tutorials you really have to look yourself to see.
2nd Chance 4 Pets
Planning for the care and welfare of your pet should something happen to you.
The Cat House on the Kings
"The Cat House on the Kings is California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center. Our mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership."
Jacorre Design Studio
Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials under Resources.
Another tutorial index. This link is for the Photoshop index. Some decent tuts showing presently on the front page.
Photoshop Tutorial Index from
A different take on the tutorial listings. This is just a page of examples of the absolutely stunning artwork you can make, all linked to their respective tutorials.
Make Your Own Handwriting Fonts
This is something I will try before the year is out. I've always wanted my own vanity font.
High Logic: FontCreator
This is a wishlist entry. Someday I will get this or something like this.
ArtRage is a really great, inexpensive alternative to Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Corel Painter, etc. There is extensive information at this site, including a well populated forum with tons of user donated resources for the program. I bought it, it's only $25 US, and I love it.
Wired How-To Wiki: Replace Google Notebook
With the news circulating that Google was going to shut down it's Notebook, I earmarked this article for later reading.
A photo search engine I started using when yotophoto shut down. I really miss yotophoto and wish they would come back. Searches my favorite free stock photo places like sxc and imageafter.
Create Your Own Planets Using Your Panoramas
Turning a Photo into a Vector-Like Drawing
Photoshop tutorial that I really like.
North Carolina State University Wiki List of Search Engines and Databases
Just a reference note for myself.
Swift Disc Burning Wizard
Just a note of a utility for burning backup CDs I was thinking of using.
Just what you would think, a site with investment dictionaries, tutorials, calculators, other tools and more.
Kids In Mind
Is a movie review site so that parents can be informed about what they may bring home from the vide store, or what their kids will be seeing at Saturday's matinee. I find it refreshing to be able to find out beforehand whether a movie has too much gratuitous sex, violence and swearing.

I can also check, at times, to see if the reviewer mentions my new pet peeve - cheap filming in darkened studios to hide the fact that they are very low-budget.
Erti's - Graphics and Plugin Pages.
This is the listing of all of the freeware plugins and filters Erti uses in the graphics tutorials. You can access the tutorials here at Erti's Website
AV Bros Page Curl Plugin
Purchaseware. Makes professional curls and fols to pages and ribbon like strips. Also have a Puzzle plugin.
digital scrapbooking freebies - from retrodiva {designs}
This lady has some nice scrapbooking freebies that are changed out pretty regularily.
Rosie's PhotoImpact Tutorials
The famous Rosie Tutorials, I come here for the Sinedot tutorials.
Telegraphics Adobe Photoshop and Elements plugins
"In general, each plugin can be used with all versions of Photoshop (3.0-7.0, CS, CS2), under Mac OS X, 9 and earlier, and Windows.

Should also work with other compatible programs such as Elements, AfterEffects, Premiere, PhotoDeluxe, Corel PhotoPaint, Paint Shop Pro, Fireworks, Painter, Photo Impact etc. (incomplete list)."

They also have information at the site for using these, and other Photoshop plugins, with the GIMP (on Linux).
Home of the Adobe Exchange
What is the Adobe Exchange? Simply a place that many, many skilled artists placed files for others to download and use. Photoshop and Illustrator brushes, patterns, gradients, actions, layerstyles, etc., there are so many that folks should start their search here before venturing out on the Web.

There are libraries of files for After Effects, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and more, to be found as well.
DTG: Design, Type & Graphics
I want to take the time somewhere and dig into this site for the nuggets of wisdom I know are there.
On online store for member arts and crafts.
NAPP - National Association of Photoshop Professionals
$99 a year US ($89 educational) - steep price for a membership site, but many benefits. Would be nice if there was a tiered membership for beginners, so obviously this is a wishlist item for me until I can generate some funds to justify getting a subscription.
Art Renewal Center
You have just entered the largest on-line Museum on the internet. A work in progress, steadily expanding with thousands of high quality images of the greatest paintings and sculpture in history, the Art Renewal Center is building an encyclopedic collection of essays, biographies and articles by top scholars in the field.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Nice travel photos from around the world.
Toomey's Mardi Gras Supply