You know what I like most about twitter? That it has the power of RSS feeds while keeping the conversational (and fun) aspect that made chat and email so popular.
Twitter has become so widely adopted that as a researcher you can find very useful info in real time. And fortunately, technology and design are two very popular subjects in Twitter. For this article, I selected a group of 20 great Twitter accounts you should follow to be up to date, and in contact, with top quality Photoshop, Photography and Design informational sources.
Development01 Network: @development01
I will start with my own Twitter account. The Development01 Network is a group of sites that I own and manage myself. The most important of those sites are Photoshop Roadmap and Creative Closeup. In my Twitter account I tweet everyday about Photoshop tutorials and design resources. From time to time I engage on certain conversations, but mostly I provide useful and interesting links.
Digital Photography School: @digitalps
From Digital Photography School’s web site: Discover how to use your digital camera to its full potential with our Digital Photography Tips. We are a community of photographers of all experience levels who come together to learn, share and grow in our understanding of photography..
Designer Depot: @designerdepot
From Designer Depot’s Twitter bio: Webdesigner Depot is one of the most popular blogs about web design trends, tutorials and much more. It’s run by Walter Apai, a web designer from Vancouver.
From PsdTuts’ web site: Psdtuts+ is a blog/Photoshop site made to house and showcase some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain the techniques behind them in a friendly, approachable manner.
From Photojojo’s Twitter bio: Amit, Kelly, and Susan. WIth our powers combined, we are the world’s awesomest photography newsletter!!!
From Abduzeedo’s blog: The idea behind this blog is primarily to be a channel for me to write down some ideas, experiments, news, and a lot of thing that I see online and probably will forget in a couple of months. Basically it is an archive of my adventures online as a designer on the daily basis.
Smashing Magazine: @smashingmag
From Smashing Magazine’s Twitter bio: Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to designers and developers.
Jacob Gube: @jggube
From Six Revision’s blog: Web developer/designer and founder of Six Revisions. Six Revisions is a weblog the provides practical, useful information for the modern, standards-compliant web designer and web developer. It seeks to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.
Photoshop Ninja: @photoshopninja
From Photoshop Ninja’s web site: Expert Photoshop tips and tricks for designers and photographers since 2005.
From Bittbox blog: I like to give away only the best quality stuff to help designers everywhere. I also like to post workflow tips to help people work faster. These are the posts where everyone can chime in until we find the best way to do a certain task.
Computer Arts Magazine: @computerarts
From Computer Arts Magazine Twitter bio: The world’s best-selling creative magazine.
Obsidian Dawn: @obsidiandawn
From Obsidian Dawn web site: Obsidian Dawn started out as a resource for free Photoshop brushes, patterns, and tutorials. It has expanded, and now offers all kinds of graphic design resources, all for free.
Peachpit TV: @peachpittv
From Peachpit TV Twitter bio: Educating the world one video at a time.
Twitter Backgrounds Gallery: @twitterbgallery
From Twitter Backgrounds Gallery Twitter bio: A showcase of unique twitter backgrounds. Proud of yours? Submit it to the gallery!
From Reserves’ Twitter bio: A premium visual design resource. Typefaces – Stock Art – Stock Image.
I Love Typography: @ilovetypography
From I Love Typography’s Twitter bio: Johno, founder of iLT. I quite like type (fonts). Also tweet about other design-related matters..
Layers Magazine: @layersmagazine
From Layers Magazine’s web site: The how-to magazine for all things Adobe.
Naldz Graphics: @naldzgraphics
From Naldz Graphics’ Twitter bio: Naldz Graphics is a Design Blog dedicated to help Readers by providing some good information and resources which they can use. Providing some tutorials, tips, resources, inspirations, freebies and other interesting things.
Specky Boy: @speckyboy
From Specky Boy web site: I try to cover every aspect of web design and development offering free and high quality resources as well as attempting to inspire through our showcases. .