This week I was very proud to receive confirmation that I’d passed the Photoshop CS6 ACE Exam.
There are a few teachers and trainers that have passed this exam but for me, this was super sweet. TipSquirrel.com was originally put together with links to other sites (hence ‘Squirrelling for Tips’) with the aim to one day take and pass the ACE exam.
TipSquirrel.com soon became a producer of tutorials in it’s own right and a resource for anyone wanting to pass the ACE, this was done by articles concentrating on real world use of Photoshop. And so, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank some amazing people that helped me achieve my goal.
The Nuts, without them TipSquirrel wouldn’t be the resource it is, nor would I have learnt so much! So thank you; Janine Smith, Michael Hoffman, Simon Rudd, Richard Harrington, Gavin Hoey, Scot Baston, Richard Hales, AJ Wood, David Asch, Howard Pinsky, Dan Moughamian, Justin Seeley and Glyn Dewis.
I’m very proud to be associated with them all, but I’m even more proud to say that they’re my friends. The community spirit and camaraderie among the group is amazing. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
All the Nuts contribute to the site for free, please visit all their websites to get all their Photoshop goodness! Details of their sites can be found at the bottom of their posts.
But there are others that I have to thank
A great influencer in my Photoshop career, Deke McClelland’s books and One on One series’ at Lynda.com have become a firm favourite, indeed “as it turns out” has become a catchphrase round these parts.
Deke’s website is a firm favourite of mine and I don’t recall a week where I haven’t paid a visit. I have learnt SO much from this site and had some laughs along the way. The Droplet Song, the slightly risqué podcasts and of course the very much missed Martini Hour. Thank you Deke!
NAPP / Photoshop Guys, Scott Kelby, RC Conception, Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski and Cory Barker. Their tutorials and podcasts have been inspirational at times.
Matts Photoshop Quick Tips was a great resource for those bits and bobs you wish you’d always known!
You think this was gushing and crass, you ain’t seen nothing yet…. I’m going after the ACT!
- Photoshop Blur Gallery – Iris Blur
- Beauty in Decay – Repairing a Photo with Photoshop
- Soft Glow – Gaussian Blur Photoshop Quick Tip
- Photoshop an Ink Drop Video Logo Effect
- Create a ‘Splinter’ or “Shattered’ Portrait Effect in Photoshop
- Using Photoshop Selections to Add a Paint Splash Effect
- Photoshop Blur Gallery – Path Blur
- Photoshop Blur Gallery and Selections
- Running Photoshop Levels, Curves and other Adjustments as a Smart Filter
- Photoshop Displacement Maps