But! If someone had handed me this list when I was a fledgling blogger, I probably wouldn’t cringe so hard when I go back now and look at my early posts. I mean, my Photoshop files were a mess, my photography was dismal — I could go on. But I won’t. Because now I get to tell you guys about these awesome resources in case you need them. Today’s all about tutorials and how-to resources. I still reference these sites so often they’re all bookmarked, because each one is so valuable in its own way. So here we go!
Fifth & Hazel. Melanie is a designer extraordinaire, and she has a whole FAQ column about design. It covers a little bit of everything, from fonts to design theory.
Nubby Twiglet. Shauna has a great column about the logistics, theory, and thought behind blogging. It’s a great place to go if you have a nagging question.
Pugley Pixel. This is everyone’s favorite! If you ask me, Katrina is one of the raddest girls in blogland (I totally have a blog crush on her). She’s the best of both worlds — an eye for amazing design and the coding smarts to back it up. Her tutorials cover lots of fun photoshop techniques, and ways to pretty up your blog with a little simple coding.
Nicole’s Classes. I’ve taken a few courses through Nicole’s Classes now, and they’re all so informative and well-done. They have everything from Illustrator to Photography to Retouching, and you work at your own pace. If you don’t have a ton of dough to lay down for a class, you can search through their giant library of free tutorials.
Lynda.com. While it’s not as blogger-friendly (read: pretty) as the other sites, you can literally find a class for anything on Lynda.com. You purchase a monthly pass starting at $25 and you can learn to your heart’s content.
Hope some of these help! And as always, I’d love to hear your resources for how-tos and tutorials in the comments. xoxo