Corrie is the lead designer and developer for PixelMill and their in-house brand, jgtemplates. This would-be triathlete has a mathematics degree but wishes she had double-majored in computer science and art instead. Maybe next time...


  1. Getting Started with Photoshop: Tools

    This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Getting Started with Photoshop

    This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Getting Started with PhotoshopLayer Shortcuts and Tasks Rename layers by double-clicking on the layer name. Change the transparency of a layer by changing its opacity with the Opacity slider, or typing a value into the Opacity box (which is visible when you have the Selection, […]

  2. Getting Started with Photoshop

    This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Getting Started with Photoshop

    Itching to try your hand at Photoshop? Let Corrie guide you with this step-by-step tutorial that introduces all the basics, tours the essential functionality, and shows you how to complete professional-looking effects — without the fuss.

  3. Web Domination Using Photoshop

    The time has come for designers to execute their plans to dominate the World Wide Web with stunning graphics! Here, Corrie provides a full arsenal of fundamental techniques, before launching you on a stellar trajectory that takes in buttons in all their forms. With her step-by-step instructions, handy hints, and secret tricks, you’ll have everything you need to bring the Web to its knees … in awe!

  4. Controlled Image Sharpening with Photoshop CS2

    Having trouble applying Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask filter to your creations? Using the Unsharp Mask can be tricky business, but, as Corrie explains, some good technique, a little patience, and an artistic eye is all you need to sharpen your images to a professional standard.

  5. Get Cooking with Photoshop and CSS – 3 Low-fat Recipes

    Variety is the spice of life! With Photoshop, CSS, and a little creativity, you can enjoy a feast of design options. Corrie shows how easy it is to tweak the graphic ingredients of your designs to produce completely different results. She cooks up three tasty design styles in Photoshop, then shows, step-by-step, how to reproduce them using CSS. Don’t worry, folks: all recipes are provided in full!

  6. Passing the Torch

    Many of you are probably already familiar with the name Alex Walker.” If not, then you should immediately go and subscribe to Design View, SitePoint’s monthly newsletter covering all things design-related. Alex is SitePoint’s in-house designer and the editor of Design View — and on top of all that, he’s also taking my place as […]

  7. Ctrl-clicking Layers in Photoshop

    Kevin asked for more details about “Ctrl-clicking” layers in Photoshop, so here’s a quickie. Ctrl-clicking (Command-click for Mac users) a layer allows you to create a selection based on the pixels in that layer. Here’s an example of a multi-layered Photoshop file: When you ctrl-click Layer 3 (the arrow layer) in the Layer Palette, you […]

  8. More About Gradient Meshing…

    Some of you die-hard Photoshop users might be wondering why you should care about gradient meshes in Illustrator. After all, can’t you achieve the exact same effects — with less time and eye-straining work — by using a variety of brushes and colors? (DaisyChain – that answers your question about gradient meshes in Photoshop, if […]

  9. Illustrator’s Gradient Mesh Tool

    For those of you looking to get past simple vector shapes in Illustrator, a key tool that brings you into the realm of “illustration” as most people think of it is the gradient mesh tool. A fantastic easy-to-follow-along tutorial at can help to jump-start your gradient mesh tool experience! Download the PDF here.