Have a FB fan page?

If you have a FB fan page, then add a widget to your blog to make it easy for your blog readers to become a fan.

Click here for the FB Fan box widget. You can add it to your blogger site just by clicking a few buttons.

Note to my clients and others using the 2-column Minima template:
You will want to modify the width of the widget to 220px and add code for the height, depending on how many fans you want to show up in the widget. The default is 10 fans, but if you want more, then add the following code so it looks like the image below:

height=”400″ (adjust to your needs)
I found more Facebook widgets on Widgets for Free and they also have Twitter widgets and more. 
It’s hard not to go crazy with all the widgets in the side bar. Remember, you can change where they show up in the Layout tab by clicking on the element and dragging it up or down. 

Some good Illustrator tutorials

When I first started being creative on the computer about 7 years ago, I was learning how to digitally scrapbook; using my computer and Photoshop to design and layout scrapbook pages using digital photos and digital graphics. I remember having Photoshop on my computer but never having even opened it to try anything. As I started reading how to make digital layouts, I thought I’d try a page myself and opened up photoshop. I made a new document, tried to type something on the page, couldn’t figure out how to move it around and gave up! HA! I closed Photoshop and went on just looking at the nice layouts that other people had made. Well, the next day I figured I would do a search for some tutorials on using Photoshop and found a beginner one. I followed along and lo and behold, by the end of that tutorial, I had made my first Photoshop layout! Better than that, I had probably learned at least 20 things to do in Photoshop that I had no idea how to do before that.

My point? Online tutorials are a great way to learn how to do a lot of things, including getting good at Photoshop and Illustrator. I use both programs daily, along with my Wacom tablet to do my chick caricatures.

Since I am horrible at making my own tutorials, I thought I’d post some that I found. 33 New High Quality Adobe Illustrator Tutorials