Tutorials tagged with "beginner":

Improving Your Text Wrangling

One of the most common things we do on our computers is manipulate text. E-mail, chat windows, full-on word processing... it's everywhere. In this tutorial, I'll drill through some techniques that, when mastered, will help you pound out that text faster than ever.

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Text Box Watermarks with Javascript

Providing a descriptive value in a text field in a form can be a useful method of guiding users on your web site. It's not that hard, but it can be repetitive. In this tutorial, we'll use Javascript to help with the task.

Tagged with: beginner, javascript

A Javascript Shared Function Library

Productivity (and saving my fingers from some valuable keystrokes) is always high on my list of priorities in any project I'm working on. In this tutorial I'll show you how to start a basic javascript function library.

Tagged with: beginner, javascript

Better Detail Lines in Illustrator

When drawing detail lines such as shadows and facial shapes, it's tempting to just draw a solid line with the pen tool and call it good. In this tutorial, I'll show you a better way to draw detail lines and shadows.

Tagged with: beginner, drawing, illustrator

Using the Pen Tool in Illustrator

The pen tool is one of my favorite tools in Illustrator. You can use it to draw pretty much anything, from a straight line, to a fancy curve, to a complicated shape complete with smooth curves and sharp points. When I first started using Illustrator, I played around a bit with the pen tool, but it left me frustrated, and since then I've discovered some tricks that make it worlds easier to work with.

Tagged with: beginner, illustrator

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

I think keyboard shortcuts deserve their own tutorial because they can greatly enhance your workflow and control over almost any application. Photoshop sails through tasks much quicker when operating in this method.

Tagged with: beginner, photoshop

Introduction to Photoshop

Photoshop is one of those programs that many vow to learn, but few actually master. Part of the problem, I believe, is a lack of a fundamental understanding of the system and how it fits into the bigger picture of graphics and design.

Tagged with: beginner, photoshop

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