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
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Constructivist Inspired PosterPreview 200
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a poster design inspired by an art movement called Russian Constructivism. We will cut up some images and paste them together to create a stylized revolutionary design. We'll then tie it all together by overlaying some texture to give it a vintage feel.Read More…
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    5 Important Criteria that Make a Great Photoshop TutorialPre 200
    Deciding what is great is not arbitrary. While some opinions will vary, norms are arrived at through a common criteria by which something is evaluated. So let's define some criteria for judging a written Photoshop tutorial on the Web. Let's evaluate the points that make a tutorial good, great, or a super five out of five stars.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create A Textured Tag For Your WebsitePre 200
    In this tutorial, we are going to create a textured tag that you can use in your website designs. Adding textured elements to modern web designs is a current trend. Learn how to create your own texture and then apply it to your design element. In this tutorial, we are going to create a textured tag that you can use in your website designs. Adding textured elements to modern Web designs is a current trend. Learn how to create your own texture and then apply it to your design element.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Top 4 Alternatives to Photoshop For Mac UsersPre 200
    Deciding on an alternative for Photoshop depends a lot on what you use Photoshop for. There are five apps that I'll give you some information about that are trying to compete head-to-head with Photoshop. If you have more targeted image creation needs there are some apps that may even be a better option than Photoshop.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Cool Halftone EffectPre 200
    In this tutorial, we're going to go a bit retro. You'll learn how to create halftone patterns and creatively cut up an image of a model holding a boombox. You'll then use those cut elements to make your design. We use some layer styles to get everything to come together cohesively. The effects are fun, and you can apply these methods to other designs as well.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - January2
    It's 2008, and we're off to a big start! I browsed through the Psdtuts+ Flickr group and saw some fantastic work. Its so cool to see the community putting the skills they learn here to such great use. Rumor has it that this last month of January there were a few things to learn elsewhere on the net as well. Let's check them out...Read More…