Love the magazine – it’s been an essential part of each month for me over the past eight years or so. I have an artistic background – a BA (Hons) in fine art – but I don’t have a clue where to begin digitally. Yes, I’ve bought a tablet and the software, so when I saw on the Letters page recently that you intend to introduce more sections for beginners I thought, “Finally!” So here’s to a new year, new beginnings, and a new medium. Cheers! Colm Langan, via email Beren replies: Hey Colm. Firstly, thank you for sticking with us for eight years. It’s true, plans are afoot for more entry-level content on the digital side. Procreate, ArtRage and a tablet are a great start. Have a look at Min Yum’s tutorial on page 70 for some guidance on using Layers, Adjustment Layers and Photoshop’s colour tools if you’ve got the big gun software... Off the top of my nut, issue 131, page 70, is worth checking if you’re getting started in digital. It’s also worth using the video content alongside the tutorial pages to see exactly what software moves the artist is pulling off. See page 6 for more about those resources.