How to scan your linework for your comics with the Mustek Scan Express 1200 Pro on the Mac

Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Pro

For all you comic artists who haven’t yet went to an all digital workflow, this one’s for you. As you probably know, most comic artists work on 11″ x 17″, or tabloid size bristol board. This just works out better for many reasons, chief of which are the fact that it’s just easier to work […]

Templates and Themes: 5 reasons why you should use a template or theme when creating a website

5 reasons why you should use a template or theme when creating a website

I had a disagreement the other day with another designer friend of mine who took issue with my use of themes & templates and didn’t understand why I always start out with a theme or template. He argued that my work wasn’t really unique and that the web was being diluted with carbon copy sites […]

On Web Hosting – My Thoughts

I’ve had a few questions regarding web hosting from friends and clients recently, so I thought I’d do a video with my general opinion web hosting these days. Let me know your opinions or tales if you have anything you want to share. I’ll probably do more videos because I have more specific web hosting […]

My Mini Photoshop Rant

It’s rare that I have Photoshop gripes or issues. Mostly because I’m usually pissed off at Illustrator, but also because Photoshop is made so well that there are really very few problems. However, I was doing some work tonight and I needed to save some files in the TIFF format. Well, has anyone ever noticed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: