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
  • Web Design
    Free Course: Choosing a Text EditorText editor 1
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    In our latest short course, you'll get a detailed review of six popular text editors, and learn how to choose between them.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Vector Avatar Creation for BeginnersCourse pic 400x277
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    Vector Avatar Creation for Beginners is the ideal course for those who are new to Adobe Illustrator and don't know where to start. In this course, you'll learn step by step, shape by shape, how to create a cartoon-style avatar from a stock image. Read More…
  • Code
    Free Course: Start Coding ES6 With BabelBabel 1
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    In our latest free course, you’ll discover how you can write full-stack ES6 without having to wait for modern browser adoption. We'll use Babel, along with other build tools like Browserify and Gulp, to transpile our ES6 into plain ES5, which is supported by the vast majority of browsers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Meet Tuts+ Reader Crystal AdkinsCrystal preview
    429 shares
    Read how Crystal Adkins used online learning to turn a personal blog into a full-time business.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: The Photographer's PortfolioPhotographers portfolio small
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    How do you take a body of photographic work and edit it into a cohesive, professional portfolio? The Photographer's Portfolio demystifies the portfolio, how to make one, and how to use it. In this course you will learn how to best present your work in a way that communicates your personal vision as a photographer, builds your confidence, and helps maintain a fulfilling photography practice.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Tuts+ for KidsWeb design for kids 01
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    Recently we decided to create some tutorials specifically aimed at kids, helping them master traditionally "grown-up" subjects like web design and Photoshop image manipulation. Here's how it worked out, and what we learned from the process.Read More…
  • Code
    Free Course: Easy Rails Development Environment With VagrantVagrant 1
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    In our latest free short course, you will learn how to create a virtual machine with Vagrant, configure it for Rails development and share it with others.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Free Course: Custom Textures for Retro IllustrationsCustomtexturesretroill 01
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    In this short course, freelance illustrator Ioana Sopov will teach you how to mix traditional media with digital mastery and apply some custom-made textures to a vector illustration imported into Adobe Photoshop. Read More…
  • Business
    A Freelancer's Guide to Dealing With IllnessSyringe
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    No matter how well you take care of yourself, illness is inevitable. At some stage, you’ll have to take a day or two off to recover from a cold, and if you’re unlucky you might have to deal with a serious, long-term illness. Are you prepared? In this tutorial, you’ll learn a few simple strategies that will help you manage illness as a freelancer.Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Course: Building Static Websites With JekyllJekyll 1
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    In our new course you’ll learn all about the Jekyll static site generator and build a whole website from scratch in less than two hours. Join Guy Routledge as he walks through the process of building a design portfolio website using Jekyll, Markdown, Liquid templating, Sass, git and hosting with GitHub pages.Read More…
  • Code
    Free Course: Crawl the Web With PythonPython crawling
    276 shares
    Our latest free course covers the basics of building a simple web crawler and scraper using Python.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New, Free Course on Mastering Light & Shadow in Adobe PhotoshopLight shadow1
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    In this short course we will analyze how light and shadow work in the real physical world. Then we’ll look at how we can take those concepts and use them in Adobe Photoshop to produce better shadows and more realistic lighting. Whether you're a graphic designer, concept artist or digital painter, this course will help you improve your digital artwork!Read More…