tips to get you going
Dithering (news paper style) via Homebrew Server Club
IMAGE COMPRESSION
Online compression tool
another online compression tool
CREATING GIFS
Creating animated GIFs in Photoshop
A list of alternatives
CUTTING OUT IMAGES
Cutting out images for background less PNGs (photoshop)
CREATIVE COMMONS AND PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGE SEARCH
ILLUSTRATOR BASICS
"Beginner drawing course" and "manipulate artwork course"
Chapter 11 of this Lynda course
HOTGLUE
How to install fonts in Hotglue
Check out the links listed here by Shirley
NEW: Creative Commons search engine (beta)
How to find rights free images using Google
Hover over tutorial by Danja Vasiliev (one of the creators of Hotglue)
Other tuts by Danja
MOLDING/CASTING & BIOPLASTICS
Shirley's workshop slides here