Links

Below is a listing of links in which I feel are worthwhile to mention and they will help you learn to play the guitar, become a better Graphic Designer and allow you to have some fun doing something new. If you think your web site should be listed here, I would be interested in hearing from you to discuss things further.

Guitar Links

  • Marty Schwartz's YouTube Channel - I'd have to say one of THE BEST online, free instructors out there is a fellow named Marty Schwartz off of YouTube.com and affiliated with Guitarjamz.com. Not only is he hilarious, but he has the ability to connect with anyone in any genre of music. I would highly recommend you check him out online and see for yourself why his videos get millions of views.

Graphic Design Links

  • Adobe- The makers of Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Flash® and Acrobat® software packages among many others - oh and pretty much the whole World Wide Web...so if you haven't heard about them by now, check your arm for a pulse because you might be dead.
  • Artrage- The makers of Artrage Studio Pro which is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer.
  • Autodesk® - Authors of Sketchbook Pro® and Sketchbook Designer® among many other high calibre software packages that you might have heard of, you know, AutoCAD®, Maya®, 3DS Max®...ya these are the big boys. Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro paint and drawing software enables you to transform your desktop computer, laptop, or tablet PC into the ultimate sketchbook. With professional-quality sketching capabilities and an intuitive interface, even new users can be productive within minutes.
  • Corel- Corel makes CorelDRAW┬« and Corel DESIGNER® software packages among many other incredibly useful tools. In my opinion, CorelDRAW is the best bang for the buck software package out there - am I biased? Maybe ;)
  • Coreldraw's Community - A community driven web site where users of the CorelDRAW┬« family of products, including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite get together to share information, troubleshoot problems and learn tips and tricks from other users. Discover, learn and get inspired! I personally spend a lot of time here.
  • Pixels and Pints - A free local Meetup.com user group. So you push pixels do ya? Well after a hard month's work some of us choose to get together, enjoy a beer or two and scarf down some munchies in order to keep our sanity. It's always nice to kick back, relax, and talk amongst your peers who also share the passion, know the lingo and have experienced the grind. It's also a great way to drum up new business and expand your network.
  • UC-Logic - The makers of the Monoprice.com HA-60 drawing tablet I have linked to in my Tutorials section. You can get updated drivers for it here.

Sign Industry Links

  • SignGo Professional is the first fully featured signmaking software to be distributed as shareware. SignGo has everything you need to make professional signs with speed and ease, and now you get the chance to try before you buy - no strings! You can download SignGo freely without registering and it's free to use for thirty days.
  • USCutter's Website - Makers and sellers of very good quality sign hardware and supplies at very reasonable prices.

Web Design Links

  • The Calgary Wordpress Meetup Group - They have 293 Wordpress nerds (members) and counting and I'm one of them. If you use Wordpress or want to learn it, you'll want to join our group.
  • Wordpress.tv - Some of the "whose who" of the WordPress world put on free seminars dealing with all kinds of topics related to our favorite Content Managment System (CMS) of choice. These seminars are video taped and posted on Wordpress.tv for anyone in the community to view. These videos are VERY valuable and I would highly recommend you take some time to watch a few of them. I promise, this is one site you'll be bookmarking and returning to again and again.