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
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Storyboarding in Sketchbook ProStoryboarding 1
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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…
  • Web Design
    Free Course: Using SVG SpritesSvg icon1
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    SVG technology has been around for years, but it has only recently started gaining wide usage. In this course, you'll learn how to combine multiple scalable sprite images into a single SVG and display them on your web pages. The techniques discussed in this course will put you on track to create icon sets which are conveniently contained in a single file.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Digital Portrait Painting in Adobe PhotoshopPortrait
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    Have you ever wanted to paint yourself or a friend, but struggled with making your paintings look like them? Digital Portrait Painting in Adobe Photoshop tackles the often intimidating topic of digital portraiture head on. In this course, Melody Nieves will take you along this creative journey in painting two beautiful digital portraits, with one in color and the other in black and white. Read More…
  • Code
    New eBooks Available for Tuts+ SubscribersEbook promo preview
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    Do you want to master jQuery? How about Laravel 5, Backbone.js, or Node.js? Our latest batch of eBooks will teach you all you need to know about these topics and more.Read More…
  • Business
    A Freelancer’s Guide to Handling Debt ResponsiblyDebt
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    In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to handle debt responsibly. You’ll learn how to get the right type of loan with repayments you can afford, and then how to pay off your debts efficiently. You’ll learn how to avoid some of the common mistakes people make with debt. By the end, you’ll feel less scared and more confident in your ability to handle debt without inviting financial chaos.Read More…