Hello, my name is Collis and I’m the person who’s been writing the tutorials here (so far). I thought I’d write a quick welcome/introduction post to say hello to everyone now that we have finished moving the site to WordPress!
This site has been around for a little while, but it’s only a few weeks ago that we decided to take it a little more seriously since the tutorials here seem to be quite popular. I thought this was a little mysterious since there are tons of Photoshop tutorial sites around, but I suppose its hard to separate the good from the bad.
In any case, you can look forward to lots of tutorials here, some by me and hopefully some by you out there! If you’d like to contribute, you should read about the guidelines first. We are only going to be accepting the best of the best tutorials, so please understand that that means a very high turn-down rate. This is just so that we can make this site superbad :-)
A word about me
About 8 years ago I started learning Photoshop through tutorials myself. Back then I used to go to DeviantArt.com and post stuff there, at the time it had only thousands of artworks instead of millions as it does now. I’d link to my old portfolio on DA but frankly its a bit embarrassing now (though I remember at the time thinking it was the bomb!)
Anyhow from Photoshop tutorials I taught myself more and more web design, and design in general, by devouring books on typography, print, grids, and whatever I could get my hands on. These days I’d like to think I’m a pretty decent designer, and I’ve won a few awards here and there for websites. But it all started with Photoshop, which is why I still love tutorials to this day.
So hopefully the tutorials on this site help you on your own path to creativity!
How you can help PSDtuts
Happily there are a couple of really easy ways that you can help us out on the site. Whenever a tutorial is posted, you’ll see three buttons underneath for Digg, Delicious, and StumbleUpon. We’d really appreciate it if you’d vote for the tutorials on any (or all!) of these three sites. A few tutorials have been Dugg so far and it brings lots of traffic and means more and more people benefit from them (which is nice not only because we get to sell more ads, but because they take quite a few hours to write!)