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Rookie Designer: 4 Tips on How to Carry Yourself Like a Pro

When starting out at generally anything, there's a point in the learning curve when the slope is just about to climb and you're faced with daunting tasks that you need to fulfill to get yourself at the top. Starting a career in the creative industry is no different. Joining the design wagon and starting out when the market is already filled with talented designers and competition is high can make the newbie designer feel a bit disheartened. How does one begin to carry himself so clients would see him as professional and legit? Could he actually sway a client into paying him a competitive fee when he is just starting out? This article hopes to share some solid tips, not fake-it-til-you-make-it suggestions, on how the starting designer could … READ MORE

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Create a Crumbling Beauty Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to create the crumbling beauty image below from scratch. More importantly, you will learn the method of how this effect was produced, which can be used over and over again to achieve other creative results as far as your creative mind could go. However, I will not cover every tiny little detail from start to finish. I believe it's more important to focus on the method as they will allow you to expand your means and utilize them for many other purposes. I can teach you everything every single step of the way, but that will leave no room for imagination – which is what this entire ordeal is about. Use your creative mind and you will see the world differently, yes? With that said, let's begin. What … READ MORE

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Working at Home: Tips on Staying Focused

  If you’re already one of those designers with the work-at-home lifestyle, then you know how nice it is to be able to just wake up and work in your bedroom clothes and morning hair, at any pace you want without having to worry about morning commutes and daily log times. Your schedule is entirely up to you – you can decide whether you want to catch up on your TV shows first before getting at it, or just hammer at it right away. Either way, the choice is yours provided you’re confident you won’t fall short of expectations and deadlines. If you can relate to all of that, then I’m sure you’ve encountered one of the biggest challenges to working from home as well: staying focused. Being able to stay focused on the task at hand is … READ MORE