Chris McVeighContributor, Macworld

Chris McVeigh is an author, illustrator and toy photographer who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Give your artwork that comic book look

You can take any photo or drawing and make it look like it belongs in the funny pages. Chris McVeigh walks you through the steps.

Free plug-ins for Photoshop

Here’s a round-up of some of the most compelling freeware plug-ins currently available for Photoshop CS3, CS4, and CS5, and Photoshop Elements 8.

Create quick Web graphics with iWeb '09

There's no need to bust open Photoshop for shape-based Web graphics and images. You can easily use iWeb to create interesting and unusual art for your site.

Prevent theft: watermark your art

Need a simple way to protect your hard work? Use Photoshop CS5 to add a text watermark to your artwork or photography before sending it off to prospective clients.

Round out square corners with Photoshop

Ever want to make your photos or drawings more elegant-looking by having rounded corners? Here's how to do it in 12 easy steps.

Creating original cover art for iTunes

Always wanted to use your own artwork for iTunes music, movies, and TV files? Chris McVeigh shows you a quick, way to create your own album covers.

Placing pictures in text

Ever wondered how to place images inside letters like those old-fashioned postcards? Chris McVeigh shows you how to create cool typography with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Create unique brushes in Photoshop

Photoshop ships with lots of great brushes, but sometimes you need a different and specific one. Chris McVeigh shows you how to create Photoshop brushes from scratch.

Print customized envelopes with Address Book

Whether you're sending business correspondence or wedding invitations, a customized envelope can help your correspondence hit home. Chris McVeigh tells you how to spiff up your envelopes with OS X's Address Book.

Icon software aids desktop makeovers

If you want unique icons for your desktop or for social networking, you can create your own by hand, as we showed in part one of this series. Today, in part two, Chris McVeigh shows you some freeware and shareware apps you can use to help with the process.

Create your own unique icons

There are many reasons why you'd want unique icons. Whatever the reason, Chris McVeigh walks you through some simple steps in this first of a two-part series on icon creation and customization.

ArtRage Studio Pro 3

ArtRage Studio Pro 3.0.5 does an excellent job of recreating the subtle nuances of natural media on a digital canvas.

Design your own T-shirt

So you have a T-shirt design you're dying to wear. Here's how to get it printed.

Customize your Twitter background: tiled image technique

Twitter opens up a huge opportunity for self-expression, and part of that is undoubtedly visual. Chris McVeigh shows you how to create an original tiled (or patterned) Twitter background.

Customize your Twitter background: single image technique

Get noticed for both your tweets and your style. Create a unique Twitter background.