New Course Abstract Digital Painting Course on Skillshare

New Course Abstract Digital Painting Course on Skillshare

I have just uploaded a new online course on Skillshare that shows you how to edit and work with code to create an abstract painting. Its a great introduction to working with code, images & masks in order to create abstract digital paintings. I am giving away 100... read more
Winter 2016 Creative Technologies Courses

Winter 2016 Creative Technologies Courses

I am just about to complete my first semester teaching Digital Studio Tools at the University of Regina and am excited for my students who will be taking some of these great Creative Technologies courses in the winter of 2016. Whether you want to experiment with...
Photoshop: Create a Banksy Style Portrait in 10 minutes

Photoshop: Create a Banksy Style Portrait in 10 minutes

Create a Banksy style portrait using layers masks & adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop. This easy to follow tutorial will guide you step-by-step through the cutting out and colour adjustments you need to create a cool silhouetted...
Photoshop: Fill Line Drawings with Texture & Patterns

Photoshop: Fill Line Drawings with Texture & Patterns

In this tutorial you will learn some smart techniques for filling in line drawings that you have created in Photoshop or that you may have scanned in. Learn how to put textures and colour into your designs as well as how to manipulate that colour using the layer...
Final Cut Pro X: Put Video Inside Text using Stencil Alpha

Final Cut Pro X: Put Video Inside Text using Stencil Alpha

Place a video layer inside your type for this cool effect in Final Cut Pro X. This easy to follow tutorial will run you through the steps you need including working with layers, adding type, combining text and video then creating effects. If you are interested in...
Final Cut Pro X: Slice & Animate Your Title Text #FCPX #tutorial

Final Cut Pro X: Slice & Animate Your Title Text #FCPX #tutorial

Here we look at how to slice up and animate text titles. Using layers and masks this easy to follow tutorial will demonstrate the excellent Draw Mask effect in Final Cut Pro X. If you are interested in live training for Final Cut Pro X then you can get more details on...
Ben Halsall

Ben Halsall

Hello. My name is Ben and I offer video production, video editing & graphic design services to small and medium sized businesses. I also offer training courses for video editors starting out Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC as well as teaching designers how to master Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator.

I have been working and creating projects for video, print and the internet since 1996.

If you would like to find out more about what I do then check out my video & design services or the list of training courses I can offer.

If you have a question about a video or design project, or perhaps you need customised training, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also book here for online consultancy or one-to-one training.

New Course Abstract Digital Painting Course on Skillshare

New Course Abstract Digital Painting Course on Skillshare

I have just uploaded a new online course on Skillshare that shows you how to edit and work with code to create an abstract painting. Its a great introduction to working with code, images & masks in order to create abstract digital paintings. I am giving away 100...
Digital Studio Tools at the University of Regina

Digital Studio Tools at the University of Regina

This coming fall I will be teaching a new course Digital Studio Tools for the interdisciplinary program Creative Technologies at the University of Regina. This studio course will explore the creative opportunities available to artists working digitally in the areas of...