Sean Hodge
I'm the Business Editor at Tuts+. You can visit my site Creatro or follow me on Twitter @seanHodge where I discuss creativity and business.
  • 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…
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    Core Principles for Rapidly Attaining Creative Flow200
    Consistently achieving a state of focused concentration can be difficult. There are some simple techniques you can employ that will have you rapidly entering this blissful creative and productive zone. Learn the benefits of Flow and how to get into that hyper-productive groove.Read More…
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    Inspiration: Assemblage, Montage, and Collage200 pre collage
    We've assembled some resources that will encourage you to combine and unify elements, review traditional concepts, look at current work, and get inspired by digital masters. Learn powerful collage techniques and how to apply them in your designs. Jump into the mix!Read More…
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    12 Ways to Tap Into an Endless Well of Creativity200
    There is no reason to ever run out of ideas. The world, our minds, history, and the Internet offer an infinite realm of artistic exploration. Consider the impact your habits, approach, organization, and internal rhythms have on your finished work. Find out some approaches professional artists use to continuously wave a wand of endless creativity.Read More…
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    Tools & Tips: Photoshop ActionsShield tools
    Ready, Set, Action! Actions are a great productivity tool and timesaver. They are a series of recorded steps that you can play back. Virtually any operation, filter, command, or step you take in Photoshop can be recorded as an action, stored, and then played back. Actions are very powerful, save you lots of time, and are simple to make.Read More…
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    Best of the Web - FebruaryPreview 200
    There was a lot of great Photoshop and design work out there this past month. Hot fashion, cartoon monkeys, the cosmos, grunge design, and posters, among other things! Here is the best of the Web from February: tutorials, freebies, and articles!Read More…
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    Inspiration: Fire, Flames, and InfernosPreview 200
    Ignite your creative fire with inspirational artwork and ideas. Jump off to tutorials that will teach you how to fire up your own work. Get your creative digital fire right here! And get it while its hot!Read More…