Sean Hodge
Tuts+ Business Editor (Orlando, FL)
Sean is the Business Editor at Tuts+. You can visit his site Creatro or follow him on Twitter @seanHodge where he chats about the business of creativity.
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ Contest Prizes and Submissions Update8
    The contest is running along great—lots of quality submissions. I've got a couple more prizes to announce, as well as a selection of some of the top entries so far. Let's see how the competition is coming along. It's always great to see the work done in the Psdtuts+ Flickr group. This time there are prizes on the line.Read More…
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    Best of the Web—April200x200
    Some great work is available from multiple sites this month. There are tutorials that will complement the skills you're learning here at Psdtuts+. There are fantastic freebies to check out as well as inspirational and informative articles. Let's check out some super material available on the vast "interwebs."Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Sergio Ordóñez Suánez Interview200x200
    Sergio Ordóñez Suánez is an illustrator and artist who creates great characters, logos, mascots, and other designs, done predominately in Photoshop. He took his self-honed skills and turned them into a successful professional career. He has some great advice to share with us about developing as an artist, working with clients, and pursuing your passions. Let's jump into the interview.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Psdtuts+ is Looking for Another Regular Tutorial Writer8
    Yes, we're looking for another great regular writer. Do you posses the artistic talent to create outstanding Photoshop designs, while having the ability to explain all the steps that got you to that final image? If that sounds like you, then we would like to hear from you.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Working Within Limitations to Achieve Great DesignsPreview
    Like haiku poets, we can embrace limitations and in so doing create beautiful designs. We can choose to understand the limitations of the mediums we work within. We can also impose artificial limitations by placing structured restrictions on our work in order to create unified successful designs. Let's review some minimalist strategies for improving both: your design work and your bottom line.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The First Psdtuts+ Contest Launches!8
    We are launching the first contest here on Psdtuts+. We have some great submissions coming in regularly to the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group. We'd like to honor some of these top submitters by showcasing their work on the Psdtuts+ Web site and give a prize away to the entry that stands out from the crowd.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Role of Sketching in the Design ProcessVintage collage
    As a tool or skill, sketching has its role in the design process. That role will vary depending on the end-product being created, the size and scope of the project, the individual designer's style, experience, and workflow, and the client's expectations. Find out more about how sketching is used in the design process within multiple design disciplines.Read More…
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    Inspiration: Stars, Planets, and Galaxies200x200
    We've gathered some resources that will inspire you to look to the sky and beyond. This article will have you grabbing a telescope or heading over to NASA. Learn about the recent rage in space-style effects in design. Take a look at artists that have been working in this field long before Apple branded Leopard with such cool space imagery and lighting effects.Read More…
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    7 Principles of Effective Icon Design200x200
    Before approaching icon design, there are some guidelines and principles that are worth studying. If you want to create effective icon designs, then you should take a holistic approach to issues such as audience, size, simplicity, lighting, perspective, and style. This article gives you a good starting place for creating icons that work well together and fit seamlessly within your designs.Read More…
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    Tools & Tips: Photoshop BrushesShield tools
    Ever wanted to understand the details of creating and using Photoshop brushes, but didn't know where to begin? Then look no further! This article has a combination of both creative and practical resources on Photoshop brushes. Get started with learning the ins and outs of Photoshop brushes.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web—March200
    Wow, another month has gone by already. Have you gotten all the tutorials done you wanted to last month? Already, we have another fresh list of tutes, freebies, and articles: so much great content; so little time. That's a good thing though. There's always lots of high-quality material to pick and choose from. It has been another rock solid month here on Psdtuts+ and across the Web. Let's check out the material elsewhere.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Maciej Hajnrich InterviewPre 200x200
    Maciej Hajnrich, AKA Valp Nietylko, is a designer who embraces the merging of chaos and color. He has a great sense of free-flowing composition. Look at his work long enough, and your eyes will turn into shattered rainbows. Valp is a freelancer with the ability to create unique and stylish work while being grounded in a strong work ethic. He has some excellent advice to share with us about art, design, and business. Let's get on to the interview.Read More…