31 07 2008

PSDTUTS offers lots of Adobe Photoshop tutorials, articles, and other useful related information. Recently they launched the PSDTUTS Wiki. This is all community edited, and until August 6th, the three members with the most contributions will receive a $100 gift voucher to Amazon. One random contributor will also receive a gift voucher (you only need to make one contribution in order to qualify.) More detailed instructions, rules, etc. are on the main page of the wiki.
This is a really great way to get involved in something that you are passionate about (if Photoshop and design is one of your passions.) You can contribute as little or as much as you want. There is a lot of work to be done, and there are several projects that you can contribute to: Photoshop FAQ, User Directory, Photoshop Video List, and Photoshop Website Directory. Projects are being added quickly, and there is a lot of organization needed within these projects.
The only thing I find frustrating is that there are so many things that need to be done, that sometimes your changes are undone because someone was using an older version of the page to make their edits. My advice is to copy and paste your changes, so in the event that this does happen to you, you don’t have to do it all manually again.
Let me know if you join!

Update – Aug. 5, 2008
Tomorrow is the LAST day to make edits that will count towards a chance at winning $100 Amazon gift voucher. However, edits can continue to be made, and there are plenty of articles left to work on. On top of the main projects, there are articles for every tool and specific things that can be done in Photoshop. If any of these are your expertise, please contribute!
It’s surprising to see how much the wiki has changed since the beginning. It’s even more impressive that it was all done in such a short amount of time. Good job everyone!




One response

31 07 2008
Easton Ellsworth

Thanks for noticing and talking about the PSDTUTS wiki launch! I have really enjoyed helping Collis and the gang out with getting the ball rolling on it.

Yes, things are a bit messy as people add initial information. But if you’re careful to copy your stuff before submitting an edit, as you said, things tend to work themselves out.

It’s amazing to me how many people have signed up. It’s been about 36 hours since launch and we’ve seen around 250 people sign up and make changes to the wiki already.

I think the PSDTUTS team is slated for greatness and I’m sure the wiki will pretty quickly become an indispensable feather in their cap.

Any suggestions on how to improve the wiki? Any projects we ought to maybe add? Just email me or grab me on Twitter (username easton) or on my website. Thanks!

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