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
  • Crafts & DIY
    In Memory of WinkWink portrait
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    We're paying tribute to one of our regular craft instructors, Wink, and sharing how you can post your thoughts and memories of a wonderful member of the craft community.Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Free Course: Building Websites With BasekitBasekit1
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    BaseKit is an online website editing tool, giving you the ability to add and manage all kinds of content on your website. During this course we’ll be using the “Twig” templating engine to build our very own BaseKit template, and then we’ll use that to create a fully deployable website.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Mastering Sports Illustration & DesignSportsillust 277x400
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    In our new course you will learn how to create an eye-catching sports poster using a combination of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and mixed media elements. By the end, you'll have learned how to create a detailed, realistic vector portrait of the central figure, and how to use Adobe Photoshop to arrange the final composition by adding some cool watercolor splatters and chalk marks.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Easy Hosting With Azure WebsitesWindowsazure
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    Cloud services have fundamentally changed the web, and Microsoft's Azure is at the forefront of the cloud revolution. In our new course, you'll learn how to get started creating and managing websites using Azure.Read More…
  • Code
    Meet Tuts+ Reader Andrew GarciaAndrew garcia tuts reader
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    Find out how Tuts+ reader Andrew Garcia made the transition from a customer support job to being a successful web developer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Creating Animal-Inspired Fantasy CreaturesFantasy course 277x400
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    In this course, you'll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create two animal-inspired fantasy creatures. Starting with realistic animal design principles, you will learn how to incorporate animal design into a believable fantasy creature. Then you will learn how to use photos to give texture to your fantasy creature and bring it to life for movie, video game or even television productions!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: Introduction to Video Editing in Adobe Premiere ProVid premcc%20(1)
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    This course will get you up and running with one of the most popular video editing applications today: Adobe Premiere Pro. You will learn how to organize your files outside Premiere, import your assets, and set up your project. You will also learn editing essentials like how to make cuts, the basics of editing, audio and video effects, titles, how to export your project, and more!Read More…
  • Code
    Free Course: Create an Image Gallery in RubyRuby image
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    Ever wanted to try a video course with Tuts+? Now's your chance, because we're offering a free short course on creating an image gallery in Ruby. Building an image gallery app is a perfect opportunity to practice using Sinatra for simple web apps with authentication, Sequel for database access and Carrierwave for file uploading. We'll even add social media integration!Read More…
  • Business
    Setting Up Contracts for Your Freelance WorkFreelance contract
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    In this tutorial I’m going to take you through the process for creating a solid contract that will set expectations clearly and protect you if things go wrong. We’ll start by looking at what a contract does and why it’s important, and then I’ll take you through some key areas to focus on, and I’ll point you to some useful templates and resources around the web.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Two New Courses, 20 Projects to Help You Learn CSS3Css3 ui
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    In our two latest courses, you’ll be creating ten UI and layout projects and ten branding and presentation projects. In the process, you'll learn some of the awesome new design techniques that CSS3 brings to the table.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: Comparing Front-End FrameworksComparing framework
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    There are so many amazing front-end JavaScript frameworks out there, and sometimes it can be hard to figure out which one to use! In our new course, you're going to build an address book application with four different front-end frameworks: Backbone, Angular, React and Ember. You'll get a feeling for how they all work, and how they stack up against one another.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Create Product Mock-Ups in Adobe PhotoshopProduct mockups
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    When pitching a design, the presentation can be crucial to convincing the client to go with a concept. In Create Product Mock-Ups in Adobe Photoshop, you’ll get a better understanding of how to create product mock-ups in Adobe Photoshop and how to create realistic presentations of product concepts. Read More…