Last week we published a tutorial for designing a clean portfolio site in Photoshop. In the past I’ve had several requests to follow up the Photoshop tutorials with one for coding the HTML/CSS of the page, so that is what we are going to do today.Read More
Freelancers and independent designers have the need to achieve efficiency with their time. Effective time management does not come naturally for many of us, but to avoid working ridiculous hours and to greatly increase the chances of success in business, it is an area that needs attention. While working to improve the effectiveness of my time is an on-going journey for me, I have learned some things along the way that I think may be helpful to others. This article is written with freelance designers in mind, but the basic principles apply to many other situations as well.
1. Respect and Value Your Time
The first and most critical step towards being able to effectively manage your time is to respect and value it. As a freelancer, time is the most valuable asset you have. With your available time you can pursue various projects and determine how you want to make an income. Without any time you will be unable to do the work that produces the income.
Respecting your time is a general attitude that involves realizing the value and potential of your time, and a desire to work towards achieving greater efficiency and productivity with it. If you disrespect your own time others will do the same and you’ll wind up working harder and longer to earn the income that you need. Respecting your time will generally lead you towards an interest and a willingness to do the other things that are mentioned throughout this article.Read More
In the past we’ve published three collections of Photoshop actions and response to those posts has been very good. Today we’ll feature 30 more actions, many of them have been released since our last collection was published. For more Photoshop actions, please see:
- 60 Photoshop Actions for Photo Touch-Ups and Enhancements
- 30 Photoshop Actions for Touch-Ups and Enhancements – Part II
- 20+ Photoshop Actions for Photo Editing
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