Andrew Blackman
Freelance writer and editor
Andrew Blackman is a copy editor for Tuts+, and writes for the Business section. He's a former Wall Street Journal staff reporter, now travelling around Europe and working as a freelance writer and editor. He maintains a popular blog about writing and books.
  • Photo & Video
    New Course on Still Life and Product PhotographyFunstilllifeproductphoto 1
    Photography plays a vital role in selling products in print, video, and on the web. Mastering lighting and the setup is the key to producing great-looking images. In this course you will learn how to create a beautiful product photo from a concept illustration. Read More…
  • Code
    Amazon Underground's New Model for Mobile App RevenueAmazon underground
    There's a basic problem in the world of mobile app development. Developers invest a lot of time and money in creating a great app, and they deserve to be rewarded for that. But consumers are unwilling to pay. With Amazon's newly-launched Amazon Underground, customers get to download and use your Android app completely free, and Amazon pays you for every minute that they spend using it.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Integrate Rich Media APIs With Foundation for AppsRich foundation
    Foundation for Apps connects a responsive front-end design framework to the power and flexibility of AngularJS. In our new course, you'll learn to build three different apps that connect to major rich-media services: an app that searches and plays YouTube videos, an app that plays audio tracks from SoundCloud, and an app to search and view pictures from Instagram.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Texture Crafting in Adobe PhotoshopTexture 1
    High-quality textures are an integral part of creating digital artwork with depth, realism and visual interest. But where do you get these textures? One of the best places is to develop them yourself. In this course you will learn exactly how to do just that! Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Course on Optimizing Page LoadPerformance 1
    In this course you’ll learn how to improve web-page performance. We’ll cover what that means, why it’s so important to consider, and how you can optimize your web pages so they perform well.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Free Course: Vector Pet Portraits (Featuring Cats!)Cat port 400x277
    In this short course, Sharon Milne, our Design & Illustration Editor, will show you how to create your own furry cat portrait based on a stock image. Using Adobe Illustrator, you'll learn the theory and process of creating detailed fur, as well as how to create enchanting cat eyes and many other tips and tricks.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Introduction to PythonIntro python 1
    Python is well known as a programming language that is easy to learn. Python isn't just for beginners though! It is an expressive and powerful language that is widely used by professional coders and shops. In this course, Tuts+ instructor Derek Jensen will introduce the Python language, starting with the basics and laying a solid foundation for future learning.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Free Course: Understanding the CSS Box ModelCss boxmodel 1
    Understanding the CSS box model is crucial for getting your designs to behave as you want them to. In this course, Craig Campbell will teach you how to master the box model and take control of your layouts.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Ready to Learn Some Advanced Photoshop Techniques?Advps 1
    Are you looking to take your Adobe Photoshop skills up a notch? Do you struggle with translating your vision to the digital canvas? This course is designed to help! You'll go through a quick chapter on learning some advanced techniques, and then work on applying them to a project blending photo manipulation and digital illustration into a single fantasy scene.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    More Free Courses on RAW Photo ProcessingRawtherapee 1
    Recently we published a free course on RAW photo processing with Affinity Photo. Now we've added two more free courses, this time covering DxO OpticsPro and RawTherapee.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Connect the Web With WebSocketsWeb sockets 1
    WebSockets make it possible to have interactive, two-way communication sessions between the user's browser and a server. With this API, you can receive event-driven messages without having to poll the server for updates. In this course, Tuts+ instructor Daniel Stern will show you how to build a real-time link-sharing application that uses Express and Socket.IO.Read More…
  • Code
    Better Cross-Platform Development: Highlights From the Microsoft Tutorial SeriesSocial media
    Recently we've been running a series of sponsored tutorials by Microsoft technical evangelists, designed to help you solve the problem of building things that work well across all platforms. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights.Read More…