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Top Responsive Website Builder – Webflow

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Photoshop Workbook, The: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques | Peachpit

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By Glyn Dewis

Published Dec 22, 2014 by Peachpit Press.

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10 Video Editing Habits to Give Up | Videomaker.com

It’s easy to get into a routine when video editing and as a result form some habits, and not necessarily good ones. Video editing is an art form with rules, or more realistically guidelines, that help define the difference between what’s good and what’s bad. Even though what is considered good or bad for video editing is subjective and somewhat arbitrary, there are some basic principles that can be followed to help make a video successful. When bad habits break the rules there’s trouble to be found. Here are 10 video editing habits to give up as the New Year rolls around.

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6 Money hacks that will set your business up for massive success – Graphic Design Blender

A few years ago, I made a couple small changes that resulted in a huge positive shift for my business.

At the time, I was building this blog and running a freelancing gig. And I was busy.

Which meant that some of the tasks I liked less than others got less attention. One of those tasks (I’m embarrassed to admit) was bookkeeping and finances.

I’ve since learned that a business that doesn’t focus on its numbers is just a hobby. But at the time, it was something that seemed overwhelming and was easy to put off. So I did.

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5 Secrets to Launching a Creative Business

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5 Secrets to Launching a Creative Business

In this one-hour webcast, Roberto Blake discusses possible barriers to a successful launch of a creative business and addresses the issues that hold creatives back from turning their passion into profits.

Session Date: January 28, 2015

Starting Time: 1:00pm Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

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There are many things that hold creative professionals back from the success they want, but far too many of them never even take the first step in that journey. In this webcast we’ll be looking at those barriers to a successful launch of a Creative Business and address the issues that hold creatives back from turning their passion into profits. Whether you’re a Designer, Photographer, Writer or Video Producer, this session can help you move forward with confidence that you can have the success you’ve been trying to create for yourself. You just have to ask yourself, are you ready to launch?

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How to Edit Dialog | Videomaker.com

There’s a lot of talk about what makes a great story. Without a doubt, when it comes to cinematic storytelling, dialog speaks volumes into the overall narrative. Characters interact and reveal themselves on screen with what they say. The words on the script are only one part of the story. The editor controls the pace and arrangement of a character’s dialog, which means the editor has influence over what those words mean.

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Remove Unwanted Sounds with Spectral Frequency View | Videomaker.com

We’ve all had it happen. A phone rings during a crucial moment in an interview and there’s no chance for a retake. Luckily for us, you can get decent results in post-production. In this tutorial we show you how to use the spectral frequency view in adobe audition to fix tough audio issues.

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On Web Typography: Responsive Type Design | My Design Shop

On Web Typography

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By Jason Santa Maria

Format: Paperback

You’ll love this typography book if:

You want to learn more about responsive typography

You’re looking to choose and pair typefaces effectively

You want to develop your own collection of favorite typefaces

Master the art of responsive typography design with On Web Typography by Jason Santa Maria. Discover essential design elements like how to evaluate typefaces and incorporate them into your projects while also keeping in mind technical constraints, but also bring your knowledge of type design to the web. Learn how to create flexible typographic systems, put together your own collection of favorite faces, pair typefaces, and much more. While learning these essential typography principles is important for improving your design skill-set, it’s also important to learn them in order to more effectively invite readers and users into your typographic creations.

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Advanced User Experience (UX) Design – Udemy course

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Building an attractive, useful and usable website is difficult, and can take much time, thought and creativity. Even so, the quality of a site’s user interface can be the most important part of a site’s success. This is especially true as websites and web ‘apps’ become more complex, feature rich, and mobile responsive.

Wouldn’t it be great to have an updated list of virtually ALL usability software tools, and have them

Separated into reasonable categories, and then

Ranked by popularity?

Don’t you wish you knew which were the top, most up-to-date books on web usability and user experience (UX) design?

Couldn’t you benefit from knowing the latest research results on user experience design?

Wouldn’t you like to know which operating systems and browsers are most used, so you can focus on ensuring that your sites work well on them?

This course not only provides a discussion of the best tools, books and research, but also ranks them to help you better understand which are most popular with your colleagues, including thousands of website designers and user experience (usability) professionals.

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Why harder onboarding can lead to better users. — on startups — Medium

I recently met with an entrepreneur building a tool that large organizations will use to visualize complex workflows critical to their business. When he was walking me through the product, it seemed complicated, so I asked him to show me the new user experience.

We then sat and chatted about the balance of creating an engaging on-boarding experience that makes new users invest time in creating something special and convinces them to come back to continue to use the tool. It’s a delicate balance, and it reminded me of a story about cakes.

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