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2 Important Tips for A Freelance Designer

Designer paper work

It’s time to get official as a designer, paperwork official. Once you’ve decide to get serious about freelancing, you need to have guidelines. A set of policies that help direct yourself and any possible clients.

Terms of use, designs rights, pricing structure, etc. These guidelines should contain important information a client will like to know, and you would like to express.

The more information out in the public, the better. The less a client has to email you about, the better.

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Design Concept: Masking

What is masking?

Masking is hiding parts of an object (or layer), such as an image with another object or layer.

We are essentially applying a mask that covers all parts of the object except for the area we selected or did not select (inverse masking).

Masking is used throughout many different career fields ranging from video production, graphic design, and painting.

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Why You Should Always Have Deadlines

Deadlines are very important. Deadlines ensure that objectives are completed in a timely manner, or there is usually some form of consequence.

In the design world, those consequences are normally a sizeable discount or refund to the client.

We should all be giving ourselves deadlines, regardless of the type of project we are working on. Whether a side project or a design for a client, give yourself a deadline.

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Designing: 2 things you should do to become a better designer

Design often, Often designing

Designing should be a constant factor in your life. It’s a pretty obvious, but so very important. Good design isn’t a “talent”, it is a skill. A skill that is molded through hard work and repetition. Practice, practice, practice.

Good designers and artist aren’t created overnight, it takes years to get to that point. Years of attempting, failing, and learning.

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Choosing The Right Software for a Job Makes A Big Difference

Choices, Choices, Choices

We have numerous amount of options when it comes to choosing. We have endless number of places to shop, eat, and to spend our time.

Design software is also no exception. We have different types of software for all different crafts and needs. Choosing the right program for the jobs makes a big difference.

We have vector, raster, video editing, 3D modeling and numerous other designing software to choose from.

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Designers Who Don’t Use A Mac

If you were to walk into a design agency or design lab at a university one of the first thing you will notice are Macs. Lots and lots of Mac computers.

If you were to visit your local designer friendly coffee shop, you are also going to notice a lot of Macs. Designers love Macs.

Which is interesting as seeing Windows has a 90% share of the desktop computer market.