Hi. I’m Hero, and this is my website.

I’m a surfer, photographer and graphic designer currently splitting my time between the waves in Southern California and the deep powder snow in Park City, Utah. When I’m not surfing, snowboarding or behind the lens of my camera I write Photoshop tutorials for you to enjoy.

In a former life I was a young and ambitious designer, climbing the corporate ladder two rungs at a time while simultaneously selling my creative soul for pennies on the dollar. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every minute of those 80 hour work weeks. But after years of pandering to pot smoking executives and grabbing my ankles for a long and distinguished list of demanding clients I woke up to discover that it wasn’t making me happy anymore. So I got out, moved on. Took some time to travel, surf, and re-discover.

These days I design when a project inspires me, I write tutorials when I feel creative, and I do other things when I don’t. So if a week goes by without a new tutorial, just know that I’m not trying to neglect you or deny your insatiable thirst for all things Photoshop… I just wasn’t feelin’ it. But one day soon I’m sure I’ll be feelin’ it again and on that day I’ll shower you with Photoshop lovin’ all day long.

127 Responses to About Me

  1. Colette

    October 3rd, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Wow love the new design!

    I just wanted to thank you for all the great tutorials. Your my hero!


  2. Tom Kercher

    October 4th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Hey Hero, I’m kinda new to web design and Photoshop and am always looking for good tutorials. I’m a member of Lynda.com, which is great for learning the various tools of the trade, but your site is the best bar none for using those tools to achieve real world, professional effects. I love your stuff. Keep up the great work!

    Tom in Virginia

  3. Dave Brookes

    October 4th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Excellent, keep up the good work!


  4. vampyvan

    October 6th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    i love your tutorials! thank you hero

  5. Lintcollector

    October 6th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    You are my Hero, Hero. Is that really you, or did you just enhance an image from a GQ magazine?

  6. Jared

    October 6th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Love the new site and the continual inspiration! Every time I drop in I learn how to do something different, but also find inspiration to see how things work in different combos. Thanks, Hero!

  7. HERO

    October 7th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    LINTCOLLECTOR, Yes that’s actually me.

  8. mr. diggles

    November 12th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    love the new design. hope things are well dude. keep it up!

  9. HERO

    November 12th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    DIGGLES! Dude, thanks for stopping by!

  10. Curt

    November 12th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Stumbled upon your site, but your tutorials inspired me to get into PS a lot more. Great work – very well written and easy to understand.

  11. bodhi

    November 13th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Hero.. we want more tutorials from pshero :D

  12. Paulo Sales

    November 13th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Sharing knowledge with a free open mind, its always the path to some mind evolution (at least in my opinion).
    Wish to thank you, all the great stuff you?Ǭ¥ve made here, and above all, keep on riding the photoshop wave. What makes this a great space, is the clear method of teaching, for all kinds of photoshop users, and with great final results.
    Best photoshop spot in the web !

  13. HERO

    November 13th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    PAULO! Thank a lot man. It’s readers like you that keep me writing. Thanks for the kind words and your regular comments!

  14. Andy

    November 16th, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Keepin’ in real Hero.

    Great work on the tutorials here man, and please don’t worry about updates, the outstanding quality is well worth the wait.

  15. yvonne tran

    November 18th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I definitely enjoy your tutorials!

  16. Casey L. Jones

    November 19th, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Definitely one of the best PS tutorial sites around. You give awesome step by step instructions without belittling your visitors.

    Shalom and L’Chaim!

  17. FIDIAS

    November 22nd, 2008 at 4:22 am

    I hit your tutorials by chance, but I am glad I did. Clean and to the point instructions make life that much easier. I wish I could give up the 80-hour weeks like you did.
    Enjoy life and carry on with educating – the most noble of arts.

  18. bhargav

    November 30th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    This has really helped me in photoshop man! Thanks!

  19. Miles

    December 5th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I figure it’s time for me to offer my thanks, after all I have read pretty much every one of your tutorials. The great thing about your tutorials is the detail and precision; I learn much more than simply the object of each tutorial. For example, I now use a variety of keyboard shortcuts, and it is all thanks to you.

    Thank you much!

    p.s. I just saw that amazon link, I will use that every time I shop there for sure.

  20. Jason

    December 5th, 2008 at 7:44 pm


  21. Lucky8

    December 28th, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Lucky that I found your site. its really really great tutorial. All I had just basic retouch my photos, now I’ve got great tutorial by Hero.
    Please carry on.
    Love you, Hero.

  22. HERO

    December 28th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks LUCKY8, I love you too.

  23. Nikki

    January 4th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Just found your site. Thank you for such great tutorials. I look forward to trying them out. Btw, yeah..enjoy ur life offline as much as you can…be happy =)

  24. Roni

    January 5th, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Wow! Love your site and tutorials; beautiful stuff. I can’t tell you what reading about “selling my creative soul for pennies on the dollar” has done – I thought it was just me and I was being an ungrateful brat. You have inspired me to explore other areas of creativity, and do what I want, rather than “pandering to pot smoking executives and grabbing my ankles for a long and distinguished list of demanding clients”. You ARE my hero!

  25. HERO

    January 5th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    RONI. Always glad to help. Do yourself a favor though and don’t burn any bridges on your way out.

  26. Matt

    January 6th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    It’s been a while since I’ve checked out your site. Great stuff man, you are a Photoshop Pimp.

  27. Jenn

    January 6th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Marry me.

  28. HERO

    January 6th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    JENN… can’t we just move in together and see how it goes?

  29. Jenn

    January 8th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I had a suggestion.

    I noticed in a lot of your tutorials you use shortcuts. Could you make a page listing all the Photoshop ‘short cuts’?

    =) Thank you.

    P.s. no.. we can’t ‘just move in together and see how it goes’. Marriage. Now.

  30. Roni

    January 15th, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Learned the “never burn your bridges” lesson long ago…….you never know who you will end up working with next year ;-)

  31. HERO

    January 15th, 2009 at 8:52 am

    JENN, Great shortcut page suggestion, I’ll get to work on that!

  32. Jack Ferguson

    January 16th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Former Gannett & AP photographer. Former artist. 40 years in corporate hell. Now headed into illustrative photography & design… YOU are my guide!


  33. HERO

    January 17th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    JACK, Welcome to my world, I’m glad you’re along for the ride!

  34. umanga

    January 25th, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Woow you are a true hero and i salute with all my respect
    many many thanks to your precious time spending on us and i wish you a happy life full of joy
    thanks again

  35. Gregg

    January 27th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    A friend turned me on to your site. Thank you for all the amazing tutorials.

    I encourage anyone who feels the same way TIP THE HERO.

    I’m sure most of us know artists are often undervalued on the financial front. We are all in this together!

  36. Perry

    February 8th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Thank you for inspiring me and sharing your tips and knowledge!

  37. jamie

    February 12th, 2009 at 5:37 pm


  38. JAJohnson

    February 13th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    your sharing is so very much appreciated… your tutorials are excellent & your work is wonderful! thankful for you & for your inspiring way & just for being such a awesome Hero…
    I will for sure be back to tip the Hero & am sure more then once at that… again thank you!!! :)

  39. sphynxylynxy

    February 24th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Hmm.. It’s just as well that you don’t give PS Courses in the flesh, you’re far too distracting.

    There is a superior quality to your tutorials and very professional.

  40. HERO

    February 24th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    SPHYNXYLYNXY, In my best Austin Powers voice, let me just say… Oh Behave!

  41. Nathan

    February 25th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Not only have you helped me fly through my graphic design courses with flying colors, but your tutorials have vastly improved my knowledge of PS. You really ARE my hero!

  42. sphynxylynxy

    March 6th, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Hello again!

    Hero I would like to know from you if you have a preference in resolutions. Why? I noticed a while ago and only pieced the puzzle recently, that anything higher than 8 bit res seems to grey out most of
    the filters.

    Anyway thank you for such awesome tutorials and I hope you never tire of teaching us.

    Our HERO!!

  43. Marc Hennesen

    March 8th, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Great site, really. Keep on that way.

  44. HERO

    March 8th, 2009 at 10:13 am

    SPHYNXYLYNXY, First off let me say that bit depth and resolution aren’t the same thing. My resolution preferences are the usual 300ppi for print, 72ppi for web. The bit depth of a file has to do with the amount of color information that is present. High bit depth is useful in programs like Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom for making the most of an image, but once you’re in Photoshop (with a few exceptions) you should be converting the file to 8 bit color.

  45. Ken R

    March 9th, 2009 at 1:29 am

    From one SoCal to another .. Thx. Tutorials are well written and on practical subjects.

  46. Jules Holland

    March 17th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Really inspiring and practical all wrapped together. Just spent an hour feeling creative again…thank you,

  47. marcelo araujo

    March 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    hi Hero. congratulations! pshero.com is always inspiring me. i have a suggest for new tutorial: how to make a box, like software pack, with shadow and reflex, like as the photoshop ad.

  48. d

    March 19th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    great site hero, thanks for all the hot tips. i’ve been mulling over the wallpaper tutorial forever now, haha..i love those damask patterns too. tracing those complicated shapes is great practice with the pen tool, i’ll master that damn thing some day.

    Looking forward to learning how to make those starburst effects that seem so popular these days. hint hint ;-)

    much thanks,


  49. Nokuthula

    March 26th, 2009 at 3:34 am

    I love your tutorials as they are easy to follow. Thank you so much ….

  50. ai hong

    April 4th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    i see your website by accident ,i am chinese,i love your life style.so free,healthy,and inspired.to be your friend,maybe a very very happy thing,i guess

  51. Li-Jay

    April 17th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Hero,

    Have you ever thought of writing a book?

    Love Li-Jay :-)

  52. Kevin

    April 21st, 2009 at 9:57 am

    You are hot looking. Have you ever done any modeling? Love the site, too.

  53. Ada Elena

    April 27th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Hello, im Ada, From M?©xico. thanks for your wonderful work, i¬¥ve learn so much of you!!!! Congratulations for your courage for live your live for make you happy.

    PS: You are so Cute :P

  54. wallid34

    April 27th, 2009 at 11:30 am


  55. Aki

    May 15th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Aloha from Hawaii.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  56. Teri

    May 25th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I have been working my way through several of your tutorials and I am in love!!! I just opened up the full version of photoshop 3 days ago (I have been working in PSE for a year of so) and was intimidated until I stumbled on your tuts. I am loving everything I am able to do thanks to your tutorials.

  57. Jessica

    May 30th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for these great and inspiring tutorials. I have learned a lot from this site. More than I have learned from my own instructor. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  58. bulesakit

    June 8th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    There are tutorials and there are TUTORIALS.The internet here is bad (Indonesia)we pay for every page we open and it is slowwww.You are inspirational with your tuts and worth every penny we pay to access your pages. Simple, clear and concise with your instructions.Some other websites could learn from your approach.Thank you seems inadequate but what else can be said.

  59. Paige

    June 9th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Just ran across your site and am in love!! Not only are you adorable but extremely smart in Photoshop. Thank you for creating the tutorials and sharing your knowledge with us. I’m having a blast going through them.

    PS- I’m with you on Park City…one of my favorite places!

  60. Arnold

    June 13th, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Just to let you know that you are my new Hero, Your Tuts are easy to follow and funny most of the time. i love them. i get neat results everytime.

  61. Grayc

    June 17th, 2009 at 7:18 am

    I stumbled on this website….& I thought”where have I been all this time?”. The tutorials are very easy to follow and your sense of humor makes me enjoy reading. Thank u very much…U are now in my SUPER Hero collection..and you rock! Thank you

  62. Molly

    June 18th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I love the glassy reflection Apple uses with their product displays. Do you know how to produce that affect in Photoshop? (www.apple.com)

    I LOVE your tutorials. Thank you!

  63. mike

    June 18th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Your tutorials are great man! Thanks!!!

  64. DavidB

    June 24th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    The tutorials are fantastic! Practical, well-written, easy to follow, useful… Thank you so much for sharing all of this.

  65. RyanG

    June 29th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Hey there! I just wanted to add to the cacophony and say that you have the best PS tutorial site on the web. Your tutorials are very easy to follow and the results are exceptional! The images on here are far better looking than other places.

  66. Britt

    July 3rd, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Whats is the best photoshop to buy? Which do you prefer?

  67. Em-em

    July 3rd, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you for the all-inspiring tutorials you have given the world. You really know how to share your talent. I hope God will bless you more!

  68. HERO

    July 5th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    BRITT, I recommend the most recent version of PS, which at this writing is CS4.

  69. manumax

    July 6th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    This has really helped me in photoshop man! Thanks! and ILove you………

  70. Vila-Sheree

    July 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm


    You are my HERO! I love your site. I’ve made use of quite a few items. I’m designing a print piece that has a “scrapbooking” concept, and I’ve used quite a few of your tricks. Do you have any tips for making ric-rac?

  71. Kelley Burrus

    July 12th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Okay, you’re quite cute but it’s your site which makes me really slobber. Thanks so much for spending the time to empower all who’s pulse increases just a bit when they hit the beautiful blue PS button!

  72. keyzz3222

    July 13th, 2009 at 7:23 am

    hey hero..
    i found a treasure last week..
    that’s PShero.

    really wonderful work.
    thanks a ton for sharing ur talent.

  73. HERO

    July 13th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Well thank you Kelly (and you’re welcome)… try to keep the slobber away from the keyboard.

  74. Jen_D

    July 21st, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I’m the luckiest gal in the world to have stumbled on your web site: you’re so talented – it’s inspiring, and I love the “I’m a real person” feel of your site; you’re really genuine :)

    *What WAS I looking for on the web, dare you ask?! Well, I’m currently at boring work – I was researching and Googled “photo corners,” to order in for a customer …all I could find were discontinued, and I stumbled across something much cooler..

    :) Hi

    I’ll be sure to frequent back with coffee and cats in tow! Take care, and keep being awesome-possum-you!

  75. Gary

    August 4th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Just came across your site about a week ago. And Ive been back every day since. The tut’s are easy to understand and very helpful. Keep up the great work and thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  76. sergi

    August 6th, 2009 at 3:13 am

    you are an Artist.

  77. Matt

    August 11th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Totally get it, Still holding my heals trying to convert passion for dollars…Montana Native with 10 years sliding on the hills of Utah. Missing several cold ones at the No Name. BTW: Hanging in Peru con mi Novia. We have a extra bedroom if you get inspired to check it a Latin fun…

    Gracias para tu pagina web…

    Nos Vemos


  78. Guest

    August 12th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Man you realy ROCK !!! Thanks for all the high quality tutorials you’re posting. This site is at the top of my “Favorites” list !!! Keep up the awesome work ;)

  79. Nabil Khatri

    August 16th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Wow you look cool!

  80. Marco Rocha

    August 16th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    It’s just to say, you’re really a HERO.
    Please always keep it up!
    Kind regards from Brazil.

  81. lei

    September 10th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Your photoshop tutorials to help beginners a better understanding of

  82. Nicole Sterling

    September 12th, 2009 at 1:13 am

    OMG!!! I stumbled upon your site, and I am in heaven! Busy mom of 2, and running 3 businesses, don’t have time to read a lot of how to books. So THANK YOU for these awesome tutorials! Glad to see you are following your dream…..I always say JOB stands for Just Over Broke! :0)

  83. Francesca

    September 15th, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Hi! I’m an italian graphic designer and a snowboard addict!
    Thank you for yours tutorial. I love your website

  84. ph0neman

    September 21st, 2009 at 9:56 am

    You are really an inspiration. Your tutorials are fantastic. You are great at explaining your methods. Working through your exercises only makes me want to progress farther and farther into Photoshop.

    Thanks for doing what you are doing and we hope you keep inspired. Thanks bro.

  85. Carlos Cota

    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Great work dude!!!!

  86. Falk

    October 1st, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Hero,

    This is fantastic work and I am absolutely amazed by the talent and creativity I can see in the ‘projects’ you make into tutorials. Its brilliant. Additionally I have to say that you look like the love child of Richard Dean Anderson (aka Macgyver) and Jamie Lee Curtis.

    You seem full of surprises! ;)

    Keep up the good work! I would be glad if I could make the same decision to stop working in the industry and tell the clients where to go. Maybe in a year or two…

  87. shadowrat

    October 5th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Can you post a tutorial on how to live in SoCal and Park City Utah? This is the life i want!

  88. manda

    November 13th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks so much! I love learning new things, and you give so many tips, tricks & shortcuts, even more than I learned in school. . . you. . . are. . . awesome. . .

  89. Marcos Souza

    November 14th, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Hey Hero, I really enjoy your tutorials! Very nice work, man!

    Marcos Souza, from Brazil

  90. sham

    November 18th, 2009 at 3:37 am

    Your tutorial is easy to follow. Simple, straight forward, and cool!..
    Just keep on coming with new tutorials and tips bro!

  91. Rich

    November 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Hero, you are the man! Keep on saving the world one photo shop tutorial at a time!

  92. Peter

    December 11th, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for all the great site. Your bio is inspiring . I think we all need to find out what is right for us and follow our hearts. Moneys not everything. thanks again

  93. Phillip

    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:07 am

    A Hero indeed you are… your step by step tutorials makes it so easy to follow even from a non-experienced photoshop user… im in graphic design even thou i did not study it?! i have a passion for creating…Im trying to teach my self Web Design as i would like to get out there and start my own web-design company as i am tired of working for the a boss and demanding customers… its still a long journey for me, but with your tutorials I’ll soon be well on my way … once again thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom… enjoy the waves peace out …phillip

  94. Tuna

    January 4th, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Hello. I felt I ought to thank you for your tutorials – I’ve been teaching myself to use Photoshop using whatever tips and guides I stumble across, and I find that yours are consistently the easiest to follow and among the few that teach the why as well as the how, which makes them far more valuable as learning tools. So thank you!

  95. Nicole

    January 13th, 2010 at 6:13 am

    I like your website! Nice tutorials. Greetz from Germany!


  96. Tanja

    January 13th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    i just surfed around and stuck on this site. And now, hours later, I really HAVE to go to bed but can’t stop reading “just ONE more tut”… So I have to come back the next days (or weeks???) to learn more, and even if my english is not the best, it’s so easy to understand. Thanks for making this really great job!

  97. Nick

    January 24th, 2010 at 2:30 am

    THANKS for your tutorial help.. With your tutorials I can hopefully make my ideas come to life

  98. Lance C. Armstrong

    February 3rd, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Hello PSHero,

    The tutorials are printing quite nicely now. Am I imagining things, or did you revise style sheets?

    Lance (the other Lance)

  99. HERO

    February 3rd, 2010 at 10:26 am

    LANCE, the site has just gone through a major overhaul, every tutorial has been reworked and the code has been rebuilt from the ground up to make both reading and printing easier.

  100. Aimee

    February 14th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Love the new look! Great work. :-)

  101. özgü tan

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    hi ? am visual communication designer student in Turkey. this web site is so good.this stuffes are so good for me ..thanks for your sharing..

  102. L.C. Armstrong

    February 17th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I saw that Steamboat Springs just got 12″ of new champagne powder. You’re probably already there (or in another equally-fine place in Utah), but not writing tutorials. But then again, I’ve heard about folks taking breaks in the lodge with their laptop…

  103. Annabelle

    February 20th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Just to say THANKYOU for the tutorials and stuff! I would stuck in photoshop for decades not making any progress without you!

  104. Brandi

    February 27th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I just stumbled across your site yesterday (happened to be my b-day) and I have been through almost all of your tutorials since. I want to thank you for being so generous. your authenticity oozes in the way you write. I am officially a fan. Keep up the good stuff.

    Santa Barbara

  105. Diphax

    March 6th, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Nice website. I’ve been following the tutorials on this website for a while now and I love it, but I never read your about page, really interesting background.

    I quit working with photoshop for a few months but I missed it so I came back with my own photoshop tutorials website. I was so damn sick of people with their own submission rules that I decided I wanna have my own rules too.
    Great website, keep up the good work

  106. Princess Robin

    March 10th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Hey Mr Hero! I owe you my Masters degree. Started a total newbie and now getting the hang of the crazy world of Photoshop (even starting to quite like it thanks to you) Anyway just want to say thanks so much dude, you are awesome, especially since i manage to achieve so much due to your easy steps that I can justify the odd break on the slopes.


    p.s. My boyfriend also says thanks, previous to this I was starting to freak him out due to photoshop related meltdowns

  107. Debi Sementelli

    March 10th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I can’t tell you how much your tutuorials are helping me. I’m 53 and returning to
    art and calligraphy after 2o years away, dedicated to raising my two wonderful sons who have now left the nest. So many things have changed in those 20 years and it’s hard to catch up, especially with the technology. I’ve taken classes in Photoshop and Illustrator but it takes time to learn how to actually apply everything. These tutorials are so easy to follow and help me to see even more possibilities. So thanks to you, I am able to get back to my dream of being a creative artist and actually making money at the same time. Since I work for myself, I can do great projects and work with cool clients who really appreciate and value my talent.

    Thanks for helping me with my dream. I’m glad you are getting to live yours!!

    In light and love,
    Debi Sementelli

  108. FotoArteUruguay

    March 18th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    GREAT tutuorials. You seem to inspire lots of people to keep their creative juices flowing!!
    What a gift!!
    And on top that off… everyone wants to marry or something you. Hahahaha.

    I started learning P.S a few years ago and found it so daunting (learning on my own)Wish I’d bumped into your site sooner. Better late than never huh?
    Keep up the good work and maybe change your pic… it’s very distracting!

  109. Antony

    March 19th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Your tutorials are so good they are almost illegal! Many thanks.

  110. HERO

    March 19th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    FotoArteUruguay, I’ll see what I can do about that. :)
    So sorry to have distracted you.

  111. Uriah

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Hey hero,
    You’re probably one of the best resources for tuts on the web.

    BTW, I like the white on black site design…is this a less is more thing or just a temporary front-end for another design?



  112. texasspangler

    March 31st, 2010 at 9:50 pm


    I just want to let you know that I have enjoyed your site and the many tutorials that it includes. This site has allowed me to stregthen my classroom powerpoints with your hints and tips as well with my own personal collection of pics. My Korean students just love all the effects that I have been able to create. I just wonder if you take requests.


  113. Jessica

    April 5th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I have you listed on my blog here, cuz I think you do great work and help us out here do great work! Thank you for all that you put out there for us!
    http://wp.me/PNMjg-1O is the link!

    Thanks Hero

  114. mutuma

    April 15th, 2010 at 6:46 am

    you are a true hero even here in Nairobi-kenya.
    why not fly to Africa one day for nature inspiration.
    Good to know your site

  115. green hermit

    April 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Your site is my favorite photoshop tutorial site. I’ve learnt a lot from you and am very grateful. I personally love your current work attitude that you design when inspired and write when creative, I try to follow it. I have just finished my own site and decided to work as a web designer. I still have a lot to learn but am very enthusiastic.
    Thank you for everything Hero!

  116. green hermit

    April 17th, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Your site is my favorite photoshop tutorial site. I’ve learnt a lot from you and am very grateful. I personally love your current work attitude that you design when inspired and write when creative, I try to follow it. I have just finished my own site and decided to work as a web designer. I still have a lot to learn but am very enthusiastic.
    Thank you for everything Hero!

  117. mad

    April 20th, 2010 at 3:09 am

    woooh! this is great! In two days I’ve learnt so much!
    You’ve been bookmarked :)
    I really appreciated the things you wrote about you. That’s what everyone should do, just act as our feelings tell us.
    Thank you again!

  118. wanya

    May 13th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    two words: you. rock.

  119. Sarah

    June 25th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Hi. I’m Sarah. and I love you too!

    You are rocking my face off right now! Just came across your site and I am in awe of just how perfectly you explain things!

    THANK YOU for taking time out of your days to go through these things step by step. You’ve been bookmarked as “best tutorials ever”

  120. Mariah

    August 19th, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Thank you so much for the tutorials. I used to be afraid of Photoshop—but am no longer! You’re teaching me so many great tips/techniques/cool ish that I feel newly emboldened.

    Merci beaucoup!

  121. Lauren

    September 29th, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Been a while since I stopped by, your re-design is fantastic! ♥

    And of course, your tutorials are the very toppest-notch; no “hacks,” just the technique. Mad props.

    What really makes me like ♥ Hero, is the further assistance and clarification I see you provide in the comments, Without belitting the “newbies,” or the slightest air of pretension… ♥


  122. Alison Leon

    October 28th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    LOVE YOUR STUFF! Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for all your tutorials and inspiration. You should bring out a book!

  123. Cosmicgurl

    February 5th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing this wealth of inspiring tutorials. I love to shoot but find Photoshop sometimes a huge creative barrier – it’s an entirely other field of expertise I just don’t have the patience to understand. One of my goals this year is to master my fear of Photoshop – Hero you’re part of that process.

    Thanks again – C

  124. Ahmed

    February 9th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Hey Hero, I just stumbled across your site. Great Job and thanks for the insight! Your tutorials are well written and COMPLETE unlike the $20 England art mags that look great on the cover, but don’t really deliver.

    As I read your “about me” profile I was like…. WOW…a dude that probably went through everything that I am currently going through. I’m done busting my arse for people that don’t appreciate.

    After leaving corporate several months ago, I am launching my new site in maybe a week. I just hope to use my talent to make people smile and put some organic food on the table…lol Maybe soon I can generate enough revenue to afford advertising space on your site, which is a very fair price.

    ps… if you ever want to hit up the east coast hurricane swells in the Fall, send a holla!

  125. Juergen

    August 10th, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Really inspiring and practical tutorials.
    Thanks a lot!


  126. Alicia

    September 7th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the great tutorials. Your’s are the best out there, believe me. Cheers!


  127. rendhy

    October 5th, 2011 at 7:53 am

    wow…,i wanted to say thanks for your great tutorial….,your tutorial really help me eventough i’m a newbie in photoshop…,

    great work bro…,