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How to do a Clean Install of Mac OS X Mavericks

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)….

Create Long Shadows in Adobe Illustrator

Create Long Shadows in Adobe Illustrator

Long shadows are all the range amongst designers these days. In this video I show you how to quickly and easily create long shadows in Adobe Illustrator using Live Effects that can easily be saved as graphic styles and applied to any piece of artwork that you create. Step 1 Select the graphic that you…

5 Reasons to Use Adobe Bridge in Your Digital Workflow

5 Reasons to Use Adobe Bridge in Your Digital Workflow

I’m a big fan of Adobe Bridge, and I get a lot of flack for that from many people. However, there are many reasons why you should use Adobe Bridge as your asset management tool, in my opinion, and I’m not sure many people are aware of some of its capabilities. In this article, I’ll…

Finding Clients Using Social Media

I’m doing a series of Q&A videos wherein you ask me a question and I (hopefully) answer it. In this installment of the series I tackle a question from Andrew about finding clients using social media. This is a tricky art, but it can be done as long as your honest with people and you…

Hands On with Twitter Photo Filters

Earlier this week Twitter announced that they would be adding photo filters to their mobile applications and go head to head with Instagram (after they announced they were dropping support for the Twitter platform). Well, today the update went live and you now have access to Twitter’s filters on your mobile device.

Create a Vector Shutter Icon in Illustrator

In this video tutorial you will learn how to draw a vector shutter icon using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and some very basic shapes & tools.

Smoothing Skin in Photoshop CS6

In this video I give you a quick technique for smoothing skin using Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, and Photoshop CS6. This is a quick and easy way of retouching photos non-destructively and I really like it!

Create a Vector Microphone Icon in Illustrator

Drawing things in Adobe Illustrator can be somewhat complicated, especially if you’re not familiar with using tools like the Shape Builder. In this video I show you just how easy drawing complex objects can be once you know how to use this awesome little tool.

How to Get Started Screencasting

I get asked all the time how I do my screencast videos… So, in this video I answer that question and give you some valuable tips for starting your own screencast/podcast.

How to Cheat the Facebook System

Recently Facebook announced that they would only show 10% of your fans the content you post on the site. In order to get your updates out to everyone you have to pay… Unless you know the trick! In this video I show you how to get your message in front of your fans without having…