Josh Johnson
Equal parts editor, writer, designer, & photographer. I work for Envato and have written tons of stuff for Design Shack.
Latest Posts
  • Photography
    News
    Earn an Extra $11k Per Year as a Phototuts+ AuthorWriteforus
    Phototuts+ is on the lookout for a rockstar photographer, eager to share his or her knowledge and skills with a global audience. You write tutorials, we pay you. It's a beautiful thing. Think you've got what it takes to be a Phototuts+ contributor? Read on to find out how to apply.Read More…
  • Photography
    News
    Submit Your Favorite Photography Tip and You Could Win $500!Competition500
    We’re excited to let you know about our Phototuts+ photography tip competition, giving you the chance to win $500 to put towards new camera equipment! All you have to do is submit a short video or screencast that showcases your favorite photography tip or trick. This contest is now closed. Click here to see who won!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    App Training
    Master TextExpander With These Helpful Tips & TricksTextexpander 200x200
    If you're a TextExpander user, then you know that it can have a drastic positive impact on your productivity. But are you using TextExpander to its full ability or are you barely scraping the surface of what it can do? This tutorial takes a deep dive into this incredibly versatile tool and teaches you everything you need to know to become a TextExpander master.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    News
    Sublime Text 3 Beta ReleasedSublimetext 200x200
    This just in: after six months of silence, the beta for the next version of the popular Sublime Text code editor is now available for testing to registered members. Join Jeffrey Way on Nettuts+ as he shows you the first features that you’ll want to try, including instant loading and the ridiculously useful “Goto Definition” command. Sublime Text 3 Beta Released: Read on Nettuts+.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    Create a Screen Saver from Your Twitter FeedTwitterscreensaver 0
    In this tutorial, we'll take a brief look at how to get the old RSS screen saver back into OS X Mountain Lion. Then we'll learn about three different Twitter RSS feeds that you can grab and customize to make your own Twitter screen saver.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Automation
    Schedule a Weekly Reminder Email with AppleScriptAsreminder 0
    We've recently gone over how to use two very important components of AppleScript: conditional statements and repeat loops. When combined, the power of these two tools is incredibly powerful. Now we're going to use what we've learned to build a simple and practical workflow that will automatically email out a list of your incomplete tasks from the Reminders app.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    5 Useful Lessons From a Real-Life Family ShootPreview
    As with any valuable skill, the best way to learn photography is to dive in and get some real-life experience. For this reason, I've been basing tutorials on some of my actual client shoots to see what knowledge we can glean from real situations for you to immediately apply in your own daily photography outings. Recently, we looked at some practical tips from an engagement shoot and will pick up this same format for today's lessons from a family shoot. The family below had an awesome little toddler named Camden who will definitely be taking center stage as our primary learning tool!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Import Swatches From CSS to PhotoshopCss swatches 1
    Photoshop CS6.1 now lets you import color information directly from CSS files as a swatch in Photoshop. In this article, we will explain how this is done. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Automation
    Save Time and Effort with AppleScript Repeat LoopsAsrepeatloops 5
    Continuing along in our ongoing series of AppleScript articles, today we're going to learn about the power of repeat loops, which can save you tons of effort by automating repeating tasks and groups of commands. After you learn to use repeats, you'll be able to significantly cut down on the amount of work it takes to automate tasks, which translates to faster, easier coding and higher productivity.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quickly Convert Objects to CSS Using Photoshop CS6.1Copycss 1
    The latest build of Photoshop has some great new features that are sure to catch the attention of web designers. You can now convert a layer's shape and style to CSS with a single click. In this article, we will explain how this works. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Adobe Adds Retina Support for Photoshop CS6Retina 1
    One of the biggest complaints about Apple's new retina display is that many apps don't support it. Lots of designers using Photoshop on retina displays complain about the blurry, pixelated UI. So one of the most exciting updates in Photoshop 13.1 is support for retina displays. Users working on a retina display will now see much a much higher resolution UI. In this video, Josh Johnson will show you the difference.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Automation
    If and If Else: AppleScript Conditional StatementsAsconditional 0
    Conditional statements are the backbone of many programming and scripting languages. In AppleScript, they provide a way for you to add another dimension of complexity to your scripts by analyzing and responding to various situations. This tutorial will take a close look at if and if else statements and the various ways to implement them in a script.Read More…