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The no-tears formula for dealing with an unhappy client – Graphic Design Blender

Before we go any further, let’s be clear: no matter how good you, your product, or your services are, sooner or later one of your clients is going to be unhappy with you.

It’s better if we just accept that now

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You Don’t Need To Learn To Code + Other Truths About the Future of Careers – 99U

There’s a reason most “conventional” career advice sucks: the world is changing at a rapid clip. When well-meaning mentors give advice based on their experiences decades ago, it’s kind of like teaching someone how to drive using a horse and buggy.

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book eBook Deal of the Week | Adobe Press

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book

By Martin Evening

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book, The: The Complete Guide for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom 5 in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow.

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Make 2015 count with tips from 50 photo influencers! PhotoShelter

Make 2015 count with tips from 50 photo influencers!

In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year.

Get insights on all the key aspects of building and running your photo business, including:

Growing your photo business

Marketing your photography

Mastering social media

Embracing personal projects

Understanding your finances

Getting hired

You’ll hear from some of the most influential names in the business including David Burnett, Ami Vitale, Joe McNally, Zack Arias, Brad Smith, Alison Zavos, Jodi Cobb, David duChemin, Jeremy Cowart, and more.

Get the guide today!

~ The PhotoShelter Team

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LAST DAY: 4 Photoshop Actions to Convert Photos to Painted Art – only $12! – MightyDeals

Looking to do something different with your photos? How about converting them into beautiful watercolor paintings? Or making your best friend into a cartoon? With these amazing Photoshop actions you can do it all with ease! This Mighty Deal from OzonoStudio features 4 incredible Photoshop actions to turn your average images into artistic masterpieces! And today is the LAST DAY that you can get the entire bundle for a mere $12!

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7 Reasons You’re Procrastinating (And How To Snap Out Of It) | OPEN Forum

7 Reasons You’re Procrastinating (And How To Snap Out Of It) | OPEN Forum.

Photoshop for Lightroom Users eBook Deal of the Week | Peachpit Press

Photoshop for Lightroom Users

By Scott Kelby

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Photoshop for Lightroom Users

Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for image management, editing, and workflow knows it is great software, and it has only gotten better with each new version. But there comes a time in every Lightroom user’s life when they want to do something… and they just can’t do it.

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Smashing Newsletter: Issue #126 – Smashing Magazine

Contents

01. Great Design Is Open

02. Creating Animations And Interactions With Physical Models

03. Studying And Refactoring CSS With CSS Dig

04. Counting Down To Christmas With Unique Web Experiments

05. Advent Calendars For Web Designers

06. Digital Warmth With Digital Firelog

07. Digital Trip: A Creative Game Experiment

08. Learning Has Never Been Easier

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Christmas Sale 2014: Javascript Print Book and Course – SitePoint

Javascript: Novice to Ninja + Introduction to jQuery

If HTML is content and CSS is style, JavaScript is what makes web pages really tick. Today, you can become a JavaScript master with our print and course bundle! For just $19 plus shipping, you’ll get a great new book AND an online course.

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The 7 ways I handle fear, doubt, and the crazy inner-turmoil we entrepreneurs face – Graphic Design Blender

I have woken up in cold sweats, with the bed literally soaking beneath me. I’ve had nights where sleep just wouldn’t come at all – pushed away by gut-wrenching anxiety. I’ve been pre-occupied with worrisome thoughts that prevented me from getting any simple joys from the nice surprises of life.

These things have plagued me when I was just starting out and completely broke, and even now that I’ve obtained some real success.

And I’m not alone. If you’ve ever taken as big a risk as entrepreneurship, I have no doubt you’ve faced similar, or exactly the same.

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