Skellie
Skellie is a writer and entrepreneur from Melbourne, Australia.
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  • Music & Audio
    New from Envato: The Best Place for Musicians to Get Design Work Done400 microlancer
    Envato (the people behind Audiotuts+) have recently launched a new service, currently in beta, called Microlancer. It’s a place where people can sell their design services, or get design work done for a fixed price.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New from Envato: Microlancer, a Design Services Marketplace400 microlancer update
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    Envato (the people behind Psdtuts+) have recently launched a new service, currently in beta, called Microlancer. It’s a place where people can sell their creative services, or get creative work done.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New from Envato: Microlancer, a Design and Illustration Services Marketplace400 microlancer update
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    Envato (the people behind Vectortuts+) have recently launched a new service, currently in beta, called Microlancer. It’s a place where people can sell their creative services, or get creative work done.Read More…
  • Game Development
    New From Envato: The Best Place for Gamedevs to Get Design Work Done400 microlancer
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    Envato (the people behind Gamedevtuts+) have recently launched a new service, currently in beta, called Microlancer. It's a place where people can sell their design services, or get design work done for a fixed price.Read More…
  • Code
    New from Envato: The Easiest Way for Web Devs to Get Design Work Done400 microlancer
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    As we’ve talked about before on Nettuts+, sometimes it feels impossible to keep up with all the skills, languages and tools you need to learn to be a great web developer. In an ideal world we’d be masters of back-end, front-end and graphic design, but being truly great at any one of those three things is, on its own, a full-time challenge. Many of us eventually realize that we should focus only on the skills we love to use, and let others help us with the rest. For web developers, the skill we often decide we’ll never be able to master is design. And yet, we struggle on with websites and apps we know look less than great because we don’t have the time to get truly good at design, or we lack the time, energy and money to collaborate with a talented designer. Envato (the people behind Nettuts+) have recently launched a new service, currently in beta, that aims to solve this problem: Microlancer. What is it? Microlancer makes it easy for web developers to access design services that are: Affordable - prices are fixed and stated upfront for different types of jobs. Discoverable - browse service providers and find someone with a style and approach you like. Predictable - service providers state upfront how fast their turnaround time will be and how many revisions are included in the price. Good! - service providers are reviewed for quality and must provide several work examples. Rather than committing to a big project upfront, services are broken down into smaller pieces and priced individually. For example, rebranding your web development business might involve the following services: Detailed, Illustrated Logo Design by DesignSyndicate ($475) Single Page Responsive Web Design by kamleshyadav ($200) Creative Professional Business Card Design by ShermanJackson ($60) Twitter Background, Header Design & Customization by Alex_Yves ($70) These are actual services and prices currently on Microlancer, and with these, a complete rebranding with logo design, website, business cards and Twitter graphics would cost $805. Though Microlancer is a great place to get work done for your own business, it’s also an excellent place to outsource any design work that clients need done. Prices are fixed, so it’s easy to calculate your profit margin on any given job. On Microlancer, services are sold in a shop-like format, where they can be browsed and purchased individually. Though the vast majority of jobs proceed without a hitch, any issues that occasionally do arise can be resolved with Microlancer’s robust and fair dispute resolution process. Trained members of the team are on-hand to ensure that all users who play by the rules have a great Microlancer experience. Here’s a quick preview of the kinds of things you can get done on Microlancer: Logo Design PSD Customization Image Editing Marketing Design (including Infographics) Web Banner Design Print Design (including Business Card Design) Presentation Design Social Media Graphics Web Design UI Element Design If you haven’t yet, why not take 2 minutes to explore Microlancer? Become a Service Provider On Microlancer, users who provide services for buyers are called -- you guessed it -- service providers. Microlancer in its beta form currently offers graphic design services exclusively. If you have some design chops as well as code clout, you may be eligible to sell design services on Microlancer and unlock a new source of income. Learn more about becoming a service provider on Microlancer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn Photoshop in 30 Days200x200
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    Are you an Illustrator guru, but a noob at Photoshop? Not to worry. We've released a 30 day course that will help you feel comfortable and confident using all of Photoshop's most important functions, like layers, the brush tool, blend modes, smart objects, and lots more! In one month, you'll have well and truly learned how to use Photoshop. The course includes over 5 hours of video lessons instructed by Ben Gribbin.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Introduction to DSLR Photography Course + Rockstar Icon Designer eBook200x200
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    We're excited to announce that Tuts+ Premium members now have access to a new Rockable eBook and in-depth video course on DSLR Photography as part of their membership. The eBook is Rockstar Icon Designer (usually $24 USD), and the course is Introduction to DSLR Photography with professional photographer Kim Bultsma. If you own a DSLR but don't fully understand how to get the most out of it, you'll love this course. Keep reading to learn more, or become a Tuts+ Premium member.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Rockstar Icon Designer eBook + Introduction to DSLR Photography Course200x200
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    We're excited to announce that Tuts+ Premium members now have access to a new Rockable eBook and in-depth video course on DSLR Photography as part of their membership. The eBook is Rockstar Icon Designer (usually $24 USD), and the course is Introduction to DSLR Photography with professional photographer Kim Bultsma. If you own a DSLR but don't fully understand how to get the most out of it, you'll love this course. Keep reading to learn more, or become a Tuts+ Premium member.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Rockstar Icon Designer eBook + Introduction to DSLR Photography Course200x200
    14 shares
    We're excited to announce that Tuts+ Premium members now have access to a new Rockable eBook and in-depth video course on DSLR Photography as part of their membership. The eBook is Rockstar Icon Designer (usually $24 USD), and the course is Introduction to DSLR Photography with professional photographer Kim Bultsma. If you own a DSLR but don't fully understand how to get the most out of it, you'll love this course. Keep reading to learn more, or become a Tuts+ Premium member.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Video Course: Identity DesignIddesign 200
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    We're pleased to announce our 7th in-depth course available to Tuts+ Premium members: Identity Design with Ben Gribbin. Over 18 lessons and nearly 3hrs of video training, you'll learn all the foundational skills needed to start doing identity design work for clients. Not a member? Not to worry! There are four public lessons available. Links after the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Video Course: Identity DesignIddesign 200
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    We're pleased to announce our 7th in-depth course available to Tuts+ Premium members: Identity Design with Ben Gribbin. Over 18 lessons and nearly 3hrs of video training, you'll learn all the foundational skills needed to start doing identity design work for clients. This includes: research, brainstorming, sketching, designing a logo, business cards, print flyers, web elements (such as banner ads), as well as timescaling, pricing and where to find clients. Not a member? Not to worry! There are four public lessons available. Links after the jump.Read More…
  • Code
    30 Days to Learn HTML and CSS200x200
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    If you've ever wanted to learn how to build websites and web apps, HTML and CSS are the first skills you should learn. They are so fundamental that we believe everyone has the right to learn these skills for free. We set ourselves the challenge of designing the most effective and enjoyable way to learn HTML and CSS in one month. The result is 30 Days to Learn HTML and CSS, a free Tuts+ Premium course instructed by Nettuts+ editor and web dev veteran Jeffrey Way. We're really excited to share this with you today! (Plus, get a sneak peek at the new Tuts+ Premium.)Read More…