How to style your module display positions better in Joomla 1.5

I did another video tutorial recently on Joomla module positions, and I used the old trick of adding “?tp=1” to the end of the url to display the module positions. If you’re unfamiliar with this, try browsing to your Joomla site and adding that to the end of the url. So if I had: “” I […]

How to add a stroke to a raster in Illustrator

Here’s a quick video tutorial on adding a stroke to a raster object in Adobe Illustrator. It’s not very intuitive so it’s unlikely you would just stumble onto the answer. It eluded me for years until I finally decided to hunt down the method. Adobe really should just fix this, already. There’s no reason in […]

Daz Studio 3D Character Tutorial Part 2

Here’s part 2 of my 3D character walkthrough using Daz Studio 3. Parts 3 and 4 are up on my YouTube Channel as well. In this one I go through changing the materials and colors on your props and models. I had to move kind of quick to get in under YouTube’s 15 min time […]

JOOMLA Drop Down menus with SWMenu Free

I just posted a video tutorial on setting up the SWmenufree extension in Joomla 1.5. It’s true that sometimes people don’t know what to do first when they install this extension, so I came up with a basic walkthrough. Here’s the vid (and make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you don’t want […]

Daz Studio 3D Character Tutorial -Part 1

This is the first part of a walkthrough showing how I design a character for True Tales of the Soryan Order in Daz Studio 3, then complete the job in Photoshop. I show the props/clothes/model I use, plus a little on installing on the Mac. Part 2 will be on posing and setting the materials, […]

Illustrator “Transform Each” tutorial

I had cause in a project recently to have to reduce the size of a bunch of objects to the same dimensions. Luckily, Adobe Illustrator’s Transform Each command was up to the task. Except… there’s a surprising limitation. Check the video for more info:

Magazeen WordPress theme and the return of the incorrect comment date issue


This site runs off of the free Magazeen theme created by the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I’ve modified it quite a bit from the default, but I really like it as a starting template. The problem I ran into right away was the annoying “comment date bug”. It became obvious fairly quickly that when […]

How to create a module position on the fly in Joomla 1.5

This is a Joomla tutorial I made on creating module positions because I saw a bunch of questions on this in the Joomla forums. Sometimes coming to grips with the module positions in Joomla is kind of a pain. So here’s the vid:

Gallery site with free WordPress Theme ‘Mansion’


I’d been meaning to set up a gallery ever since I started up this site. I wanted to have the “wall of images” type of look and I was afraid I’d have to resort to Flash to get it done. You can check it out here: [UPDATE] I took this gallery site down and decided […]

Marie of The Bill Collectors

This is a shot of Marie from my upcoming comic The Bill Collectors: Someone Must Pay. It’s an espionage/action tale I’ve written about before on this site. I’m still working on the sequential art, so this is another promo piece. I render the characters in Daz Studio, then use Photoshop to add the look and […]

Blender 2.5 Beta and the Return of the Nova Helmet


This won’t be a true tutorial but rather an overview of my attempt to create this piece. I’ve been working on modeling the helmet of the Marvel Comics character Nova for awhile now, but between my laziness and problems I was having (some similar to those within the Blender Planning Issues article I wrote a […]

Using Facebook Lists to post different status updates to different people


I’ve been doing a lot of Facebook wrangling lately, but one issue had me stumped and I couldn’t find a clear answer. The problem: I have a Facebook Fan Page, and of course my own personal profile. I usually post my artwork and other stuff regarding this website, etc. on my Fan Page. However, I […]

Using VUZE as a Media Server with your PS3


I’ve had a PlayStation3 for about 3 years now, and most of the time I use it to watch TV shows and movies rather than play video games. I bought it for Metal Gear Solid 4, but once I was done with that many of the games just didn’t catch my interest. After a big […]