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.
Tutorials
  • Code
    Free Course: Easy Node.js Development Environment With VagrantNode vagrant
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    When developing a Node.js app, you will probably need one or more of these dependencies: a database server, a key-value store, a background worker or a search engine. Installing and running these on your local machine gets messy fast. In this course, you will learn how to create a virtual machine with Vagrant, configure it for Node.js development, and share it with others.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Free Course: RAW Photo Processing With Affinity PhotoAffinity
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    In RAW Photo Processing With Affinity Photo, you will learn the most effective and efficient RAW workflow in Affinity Photo. The course consists of just ten bite-sized video lessons, so you can easily fit it in around your other commitments. And best of all, it’s free.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Master Patterns in Adobe IllustratorPattern
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    Patterns are fun and full of endless possibilities, and we can see them everywhere, from cell-phone cases to textiles. In this course you will learn how to create your own geometric pattern from scratch and how to save your own pattern libraries.Read More…
  • Business
    A Freelancer’s Guide to Basic BookkeepingBookkeeping spreadsheet
    108 shares
    In this tutorial I'll give a basic introduction to the key records you need to keep as a freelancer, and how you can organize things. We’ll start by looking at what bookkeeping is and why it’s important. Then we’ll cover what records you need to keep, how to organize them, and how long you need to keep them.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Storyboarding in Sketchbook ProStoryboarding 1
    167 shares
    If you’ve ever wanted to know how to create storyboard frames for television commercials, then this course is for you. Professional artist Robert Marzullo will guide you through his process while demonstrating the features of Sketchbook Pro that make these illustrations come together. Read More…
  • Web Design
    Learn the Rules of Great Form Design in Our New Short CourseWebforms
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    In this course you’ll learn the key rules for great form design. From how to organize form elements, to input lengths and types, to forms on mobile devices, this short course will set you on the right path to awesome forms and happy users.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Getting Started With DjangoDjango
    210 shares
    If you like the elegance of the Python programming language, Django is the web framework for you! Django is a powerful but pragmatic framework, with an emphasis on getting work done. In this course, Tuts+ instructor Derek Jensen will help you get started writing web applications using the Django framework. Derek will teach the basics of Django by building a simple chore list application.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Meet Tuts+ Reader Rose PajarojaRose preview
    348 shares
    Welcome to the latest Tuts+ community story, in which we meet Rose Pajaroja from the Philippines and hear about her long and sometimes painful journey towards making a living as a freelance designer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Free Course: Using Light and Shadow in Photo ManipulationLight
    209 shares
    One of the most difficult tasks in any photo manipulation project is getting the lighting and shadows to agree. This can be particularly difficult if you are working with several photos, each taken in an entirely different lighting situation. In this course, Kirk Nelson will teach you the techniques you need to composite multiple photos into a single scene with believable lighting and shadows.Read More…
  • Business
    A Freelancer’s Guide to InsuranceRain
    73 shares
    In this tutorial, you’ll learn about different types of insurance, from professional liability insurance to property insurance, health insurance, and even specialized things like tax investigation insurance. By the end of the tutorial, you’ll have a clearer picture of the options available to you and how to choose between them.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Authenticate Node.js With OAuth 2.0Node auth 1
    258 shares
    Authentication is a critical part of almost every web application. Today our users expect more than simple local authentication. They want support for third-party authentication, so they can use a single account to sign in to multiple websites. OAuth and OAuth 2.0 are protocols for doing just that. In this course, Tuts+ instructor Jeremy McPeak will teach you how to incorporate OAuth 2.0 in your Node.js applications.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: From Pixel-Perfect to Print Ready in PhotoshopPixel perfect small
    32 shares
    For many photographers, printing photographs is a mysterious process. In this course you'll learn how to prepare your images in Adobe Photoshop so that you get color and clarity on the printed page that matches your monitor—and your mind's eye. You'll learn how to solve common printing problems and the adjustments you need to make to get the best from a variety of print processes.Read More…