“To what use is knowledge if it isn’t shared that others might gain the benefit of your experience?”
I’ve been saying since I first established my art comm that I’d put up a master post of tutorials –a digital “toolbox” if you will-- filled with all the useful knowledge I’ve acquired since I first joined LJ’s artistic community in 2004. I strongly believe you can learn to do anything from tutorials if you just study them and experiment with the tips and tricks they teach.
It’s no secret that I proclaim everything I learned was either from self-educating with an online tutorial or it’s a tip I stumbled across in my own learning experiences. Many of these tuts are very advanced, containing everything from video demonstrations to fully-layered PSD files & you’ll learn multiple tricks the more you study.
LiveJournal has access to some terrific resources; it’s just sometimes you don’t always know where to look for them. I highly suggest bookmarking or “mem-ing” some of these tutorials yourself, or this post so you can find them again later. There’s tons to explore once you get started, I freely admit I haven’t even finished reading through all the tuts I’ve memmed. Of course, most artists create more than one tut so it’s worth sorting through their tags to see what’s available if you like their work; most also accept tut requests if you see a technique you’re not familiar with but want to know how they did it.
Start exploring by clicking on the cut links below:( ToolsCollapse )( CreditCollapse )( Art Basics / ColoringCollapse )( Resources (How to Use)Collapse )( ScreencappingCollapse )( Creating Your Own . . .Collapse )( Cloud / Photo StorageCollapse )( FontsCollapse )( Other Resources; Stock; EtcCollapse )
*note: my thanks to all the contributors who shared their know-how and made this post possible for myself and others wanting to learn. If you own any of the tuts linked here and would prefer I not share them on a public post, please contact me privately and I will remove them immediately.
This post is a continual work-in-progress; some tuts I need to track down, some tuts I may need to make and that takes time. Please bear with; I’ll be adding links as quickly I can.
If you have any suggestions of anything I missed, or have a useful tut memmed you think I should add, comment below and I’ll get back to you.