Now you all know I love a *good* tutorial site. There’s a world of tutorials on the internet, but many of them fall into the all too simple traps of teaching in an online medium – not to get into these in too much detail but its usually things like planning, timing, length of lessons, approach, and demands of the user.
So I’m always thrilled when I come across a tutorial site that I feel really NAILS a topic and delivers it in a way that will bring new people to that field – that’s what tutorials are for after all right? enabling!! however buzzword / lame that sounds. The last time I encountered something like this it was the very excellent Video Copilot – if you want to learn visual fx in Adobe After Effects, this is the place to go – Andrew Kramer is the name to remember – he’s the guy making all the tutorials there, and mostly for free. I was once very happy to see a comment on one of my videos that called me the “Andrew Kramer of Unity tutorials” – I may not agree but I hope to aspire to that for sure.
So waffle aside let me introduce you to Matt Kohr, who has created this wonderful site ‘CTRLPaint.com‘ – if you want to get into painting with your tablet and photoshop then this is the place to start – its gotten me back into artwork and I’m really pleased with that – granted you’ll need a wacom tablet for this, but with the Bamboo tablet coming in at around £70 nowadays these things are more affordable – and if you’re planning on a career in any kind of IT – you should definitely ditch the mouse ASAP – trust me, its cured my previously rather bad RSI. So take a look at ctrl paint, and drop Matt some nice comments telling him what an awesome job he is doing please!