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.
Tutorials
  • Code
    New Course: Learn to Code With RubyRuby writing
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    If you've never programmed before, or if you want an introduction to the Ruby programming language, our new course is for you! In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of computer programming: variables, conditionals, loops, objects and testing—all in the fun and elegant Ruby language.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: The Instructional VideoInstructionalvideo small
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    As companies work to build brand loyalty, product awareness, and cut down on support calls, instructional videos are becoming very popular. With the right personality, instructional videos can become entertainment! In this course, you will learn how to put a high quality, multi-camera instructional video.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Creating and Applying Textures to Illustrations in Adobe PhotoshopTexture
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    In this course, children’s book illustrator Rowena Aitken will teach you how to create and apply textures to illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. The course will take you through a step-by-step process, from learning how to create brushes to creating textures using these brushes. Topics covered will include brush creation, texture analysis, blend modes, masking, and painting in Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Set Up Your Own Web Design Agency: Tips From the ProsWeb designers
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    If you’re working as a web designer, the prospect of going out on your own and setting up your own agency can seem tempting, but it’s not a simple task. So I got in touch with some web design agency owners, and asked for their best piece of advice for people who want to follow in their footsteps. Here are some of their tips.Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Course: The CSS of the FutureFuture
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    CSS is constantly evolving. In our new course, The CSS of the Future, Tuts+ instructor Craig Campbell will walk you through some of the bleeding edge features of CSS to help you remain current and ahead of the field.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Take Our Free Short Course on Creating a Retro Illustration in Adobe IllustratorRetroillustration courseimage
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    In this free short course you will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator's powerful tools to create a colorful retro illustration. This course will teach you how to use the Pen Tool, the Pathfinder, brushes and more, and will show you how to take full advantage of each of their features in the process of creating a vector illustration.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Getting Started With WatchKitWatchkit 2
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    If you're an iOS developer, you now have the chance to target a brand new platform: Apple Watch. As with any new platform there are new concepts to learn. In this course we will walk step by step through the process of creating a real WatchKit app and touch on a number of new features and technologies.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: EmberJS Framework BasicsEmbermvc
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    The EmberJS Framework Basics course covers everything you need to know to get started building web apps in Ember. We'll start with a general overview of all the major parts of Ember and how they work together. Then we'll move on to exploring in detail how apps are implemented in Ember, with a focus on routes, controllers, resources, templates, data handling, and all the other most important Ember technologies.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: Environmental Lighting for VideoLighting
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    We don't always have the equipment or money to set up lights in outdoor situations. So usually we only shoot with the sun or with a reflector. In this course you will learn how to master the sun, so that you can use it as a great light source. You’ll learn how to create different types of reflections, and how to use them properly for video shooting.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Getting Started in Sketchbook ProSketchbook pro courseimage
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    In this course, instructor Robert Marzullo will guide you through the interface of Sketchbook Pro, describing each tool and how it can help you create your illustrations. By the end of this course you will have a solid set of fundamental skills that will give you confidence with this program. Then you'll combine these features and techniques and create a piece of comic style artwork.Read More…
  • Business
    A Freelancer's Guide to Effective BudgetingFreelance budgeting
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    Freelance incomes can fluctuate a lot from month to month, making it difficult to plan. So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to construct a rock-solid budget that accounts for these ups and downs, making sure you save enough in the good times to cover the months when no work comes in or a big project gets cancelled.Read More…
  • Code
    Go Back to Basics With Our New Course on JavaScript FundamentalsJs fun
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    So you want to learn JavaScript? In this course we’ll start at the very beginning and cover everything about the language that a beginner needs to know. Maybe you've never programmed anything before, or maybe you're coming to JavaScript from another language. Whatever your situation, we'll go through everything you need to get up and running with one of the most popular and dynamic languages in use today.Read More…