Category: Tutorials

How to Enable VoLTE on Your Verizon iPhone 6

I’ve been debating on whether or not to switch to Verizon for a few years now. The one thing holding me back was their inability to use voice and data at the same time (talking on the phone while checking email). However, with the launch of the iPhone 6 and Verizon’s new VoLTE network enhancements,

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How to Create Realistic Spinning Wheels in Photoshop

The 2014 version of Photoshop CC brought some really cool new features to designers and photographers alike. In this video tutorial I’ll walk you through one of my favorite new features, the Spin Blur, and show you how to create realistic spinning wheels using Photoshop CC. You must have the 2014 version of Photoshop CC

5 Ways to Improve Your Photoshop Workflow

I’m often asked by people who watch my courses, “how do I get better at Photoshop?” While the question itself could literally spawn thousands of answers, there are a few things that every person can do to improve their overall efficiency when working with a program as vast as Photoshop. In this article I’ll give

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How to Use Photoshop Text in Illustrator

I recently received an email from a viewer who was having trouble taking text in Photoshop and using it in Illustrator, while still maintaining its vector attributes. The process for doing this isn’t exactly intuitive, given that most of the interactions between Photoshop and Illustrator can be accomplished via copy/paste. However, in this tutorial I’ll show

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How to Create Better Grids in Photoshop

Creating grids in Photoshop is an essential piece of most web designers workflow. However, the process of setting up such grids can be quite tedious, considering that you have to drag out each guide individually and get your measurements precise on each one. Up until recently I had been using something called Gridulator, which is

How to Create Good Tutorials on Any Subject

Writing good tutorials is a specialized skill. Not only does it take technical expertise, but it also takes writing & communication skills, and a lot of patience. Not everyone is born a great tutorialist. In fact, I’ve had to work very hard to get where I am today when it comes to writing/recording tutorials. In

Quick Tip: Enable Sublime Text Word Wrap

I’m a big fan of Sublime Text 2 and it has become my default editor for all things web design. However, there was something about the default behavior of this app that really bugged me. Whenever I would browse a document I would always get frustrated by the way the application would horizontally scroll whenever

Quick Tip: How to Sort Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook is a part of everyday life for a lot of us. We’ve become reliant on it for social interaction and staying up-to-date with our friends and family who live throughout the world. The problem with Facebook is that it seems somewhat difficult to get it to deliver the news and updates that you want instead

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Create a Pixelated Background in Photoshop

Recently while browsing a stock photography site, I came across a cool pixelated background image, and thought that it would make an awesome tutorial. I immediately dove in and began to figure out a method for how to crate a pixelated background in Photoshop. The process is actually pretty easy and it can be done

How to do a Clean Install of Mac OS X Mavericks

Apple recently released the latest version of their OS X operating system, Mavericks, as a free download via the Mac App Store. The issue with is that by upgrading to Mavericks via the App Store, you don’t have the choice to do a “clean install” of the operating system (something many people like to do).