101 Useful Websites
is "a frequently updated list of lesser-known but wonderful websites and cool web apps. Here are some of the most useful websites on the internet that you may not know about. These web sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google." [more inside]
offers an extensive variety of free online courses
and tutorial videos
for aspiring filmmakers. Their image
gallery is also fun to browse through. [more inside]
Feng Zhu is a concept artist who has worked with a number of big name movies
and video games
, and has opened a design school in Singapore
. With the general background out of the way, here's his website with hundreds if vivid pieces of concept art
to stimulate your brain (*cough cough*NaNoWriMo
*cough cough*), and a long list of free tutorial videos
that have been included in at least one list of best free digital painting tutorials
. [more inside]
Learn how to cook Korean food with Aeri Lee
. [more inside]
provides real-time vintage photo effects for websites, with five presets: toasted, lo-brow, tool shed, parchment and vinaigrette. If you'd like to stick with filtering photos, Pixlr's O-Matic does just that
, with tons of preset filters, photo "aging" effects, and frames. If you have Photoshop handy, here are 16 tutorials, two tutorial videos, 14 vintage/grunge texture packs, and 16 action packs
Every weekday Tipsquirrel.com
produces a new tutorial, article, quiz or product review with a connection to the Photoshop family including Lightroom. Canon Blogger
shares insights and experience from a photographer, blogger, and IT Professional, and is home of The Podcast about Learning Digital Photography
. At Photofocus.com
they're informing, entertaining and educating people who are interested in photography. [more inside]
100 Free Photoshop Podcast Tutorials
— While many Photoshop instructors focus on features and tools, Richard Harrington
covers both the specific skills and techniques you'll need. [requires iTunes]
Vimeo pros and seasoned amateurs are developing the ongoing and rapidly growing project Quick Tüts
, short video tutorials that usually focus on one specific skill or technique and last no more than a minute. Oftentimes Quick Tüts
show you how to use readily available items
in lieu of more expensive equipment, so for video creators operating on a low budget
, they are especially useful. A good way to think of them is as little tricks of the trade
Vimeo Video School
is a fun place for anyone to learn how to make better videos. Start by browsing the Vimeo Lessons
, or find specific video tutorials created by other members
Web Design Ledger
is a publication written by web designers for web designers. The primary purpose of the site is to act as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources
. Topics range from design inspiration
and everything in between. [more inside]
100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals.
Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an expansive topic that covers a vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the spectrum, there is always more to learn. From the folks at Tuts+
John Coker's Rocketry
is organized to provide useful and interesting information for rocketry hobbyists, and cool pictures and fun descriptions for the web surfer curious about hobby rocketry. From an introduction
, to John's rocket fleet
and launch photos
, liftoff is made easy. But what brought me here was the Crayon Pack
. [via metachat
] [more inside]
is a photojournalist who has worked for The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Times and now works for The New York Times
. His work on a more sports-focused beat in Dallas
lead to his update on athletes from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
as part of the 2008 Olympics coverage
. As a photographer with The New York Times, he won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize
for feature photography
, for his first time out on the road, covering campaigns
(narrated slideshow, 3min 19sec). Currently, he is sharing his photos
and writing from Port-au-Prince, Haiti
, which are included in NY Times Lens Blog
(prev. Lens Blog features: 1
). If that's a bit heavy, check his photographers journal
(narrated slide show, 2min 34sec) and his article
on creating double-exposure juxtapositions
from days or weeks of shooting large-form film. [more inside]
There's lots going on with HTML5. Get the latest from the folks at Ajaxian
. First, find out What's New in HTML5
(The WHATWG Blog
), then look into the new Microdata Spec
. There's a Sticky Notes Tutorial
, and an examination of the Canvas Tag
. Getting the nitty gritty details right.
An excellent resource on every aspect of digital photography,
from sensor technology to general techniques to Photoshop tweaking. Previously mentioned here
, but the site has expanded a lot since 2005.
Looking to boost your mad Photoshop skillz? Here's a trio of sites that offer the latest in PS tips and tricks. Best Photoshop Tutorials
has vectors, icons, and free brushes. PShero
works with effects and shapes, and Photoshop Girl
features photograph enhancement. That should get you started.
is a treasure trove from a Malaysian designer, developer that features Photoshop tutorials
, Wordpress tips and tricks
for everything from sound
, graphics and templates
, stunning wallpapers
including for Windows 7
, and iPhone
, and finally a library of how-to's
to make your everyday internet simpler.
is the travel photography site of Beren Patterson. Includes simple and easy to use tutorials
and his collection of travel pictures
that are integrated as a digital postcard system.
Andre Gunther Photography
― The galleries
of photographs are certainly beautiful, but this site shines also for its technique tutorials
and camera reviews
A video repository and community for instructional learning. Also includes still developing audio and article directories.
Web Designer Wall
is the personal weblog of Nick La who is N.Design Studio
. He talks about design ideas
he has, design tutorials
from Photoshop to CSS, etc., and trends
in modern web design. (see previous)
The Bicycle Tutor
is a site with lots of video tutorials designed with a sole purpose; to teach you how to fix your own bicycle. [via mefi projects
"In the U.S., they're mixing drinks with herbs and other weird
, but in Ginza
the best guys just polish
." And perhaps no Japanese mixology master has contributed more than Kauzo Ueda, who has perfected the art of the hard shake
, a refinement over more traditional shake
. He has a disciple in NYC's Eben Freeman
, who now imparts the secrets
of the hard shake
via a video tutorial. [more inside]
The Learn List
is attempting to become a comprehensive online resource for free tutorials in Flash
is a weekly videoblog by two young filmmakers aiming to be a free basic film school for anyone interested, with lessons so far on shot composition
, camera stabilization
& the overall process
Join Hitler and his pirate robots on a hacky journey of learning. Eight video tutorials
on how to create a great video pilot (starring Jack Black, with a cameo by Andy Dick as a police car)
. Just be aware... true success in the entertainment business entails a lot more
than just decent cinematography.Courtesy Acceptable.tv and Channel101.com (of Yacht Rock fame.)
tutorials. Want to know how to make a pre-loader? A cool image gallery, or sound driven animation? Learn how to do so here with some nice tutorials by Lee Brimelow, or visit his flash blog.
24 Ways - 2006 Edition
This year's possibly useful 24 articles containing 24 tips and tutorials for those of us who love CSS and other related web development techniques. Last year's links are included too.
Journal of Visualized Experiments
is an online research journal for publishing
visualized (video-based) biological experiments
is a collection of dozens of highly detailed (multi-page) online drawing tutorials & downloadable PDFs for anyone who wishes they could draw a little bit better than they can. Probably not very useful if you're already a good artist, although the tutorials do range from beginner to advanced.
David Watson's CADTutor
, which deals with AutoCAD, PhotoShop, and several other design programs, is one of the most elegantly-designed tutorial sites I've ever seen.
- photographs and tutorials
Creative COW (Communities Of the World)
seems to be a one-stop... stop... for help with After Effects
, and other industry software of just about any type. While some (nevertheless incredible) tutorials are a bit difficult to decipher
, they could also be much worse
. The focus looks mostly to be on After Effects and other Motion Graphics software, but the forums are invaluable for just about anything you might need. Of particular note would be the Demo Reels forum
, where anyone from Editors
to Directors of Photography
, and even Game Developers (former or otherwise)
can post reels for criticism and even be approached for work
. Some of them are incredible, even if you're not involved in the industry.
How to do everything from mowing the lawn to being a cool parent.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Biointeractive
- a nifty biology instruction site.
Footbag video tutorials.
Because you need more ways to waste your time. Rules
and World Champions
Let's learn about wavelets!
OK, let's not. Notice, however, how differently wavelets
across the web, and how widely authors construe terms like "gentle", "beginner", and "approachable." Do you know a website that clearly and creatively describes some complex topic? How do you teach well with the Internet?
/CSS/ - a guide for the unglued
With site design
hitting the front page of the BBC, WaSP's Dreamweaver MX input
, Daypop heaving with section 508 references
, and articles like this Eric Meyer interview
, is the web about to become a considerably more accessible place?
CBT Cafe, for those who learn visually.
I was scouting around looking for Flash tutorials and stumbled on this site. The gimmick: they don't just teach you the code/effect/design, they actually walk you through it with a narrated Quicktime movie.
Currently serving Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, Cleaner, Quicktime, EBay, and the MacOS.
Free Web Building Tutorials.
This site seems like a great resource for people wanting learn about making their own website. My brain hurts already and I'm on "How does the WWW work?"
. Anyone else have good educational sites for a novice Webmaster?