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I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

Zen Philosopher Alan Watts Explains Why You Need to Stop Trying to Improve Yourself

I think we’ve all tried to improve ourselves at some point, whether through therapy, mindfulness, reiki or all manner of new age fads. In fact, …

Alan Watts

The Guide To Writing Great Emails That Win You Clients

Clients judge your emails in a split-second. This guest article by Robert Williams will show you what they look for when they’re deciding to hire …

Profit

Running Python Scripts in Maya

Multiple-thousands of downloads and counting of both jbUDKtools and jbUnityTools each…<p>…and by far, the majority of support questions I receive after …

Python Programming

How to Master Your Morning Routine With Flipboard

In the mornings, after showering, grooming, and nourishing yourself, what’s the first thing you do? Check email? Go for a jog? Listen to podcasts? These decisions, along with thousands of other possibilities, could have profound implications not just on your productivity, but your life.<p>But you …

Productivity

10 hard surface texturing tips for beginners

If you're new to hard surface or mech texturing, it's easy to get a little lost in the options and functionality of Photoshop actions, or the newer …

Desk exercises infographic: 10 essential routines for designers

Whether you're working from home or in a studio, as designers and artists, we often spend long hours sat at a desk and staring intently at a monitor …

Graphic Design

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Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

ReelSteady Aims to Take Video Stabilization Software to the Next Level

For the past few years, video effects specialist Robert McIntosh and another buddy of his have been working on creating a better way for consumers to …

How to make it as a digital painter

For many, digital painting starts off as a spare-time hobby, but for others, it's a serious career aspiration. As with any creative career, it takes …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive do you believe you are in your eight-hour workday? There may be a few ways to define the answer:<p><b>Semi-productive:</b> you’re halfway there …

Time Management

10 ways to jumpstart your creativity

When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I'm a creative professional. But what does that mean? What does a creative professional do? …

15 ways to improve your photography skills

Whether your interest is professional or you simply like taking pictures for fun, solid photography skills can be extremely useful for designers and …

Cameras

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

45 After Effects tutorials to sharpen your motion skills

<i>Don't miss</i> <i>Vertex 2018</i><i>, our debut event for the CG community. Packed with inspiring talks from industry pros working in games, VFX and more, plus</i> …

Graphics

How to create realistic 3D hair and fur

Creating realistic and pleasing hair and fur is, artistically and technically, one of the biggest challenges in CG. The artist tries to create a …

Hair

How to create expert renders

The 3D World team dig into what makes a perfect render in issue 187 as industry experts offer their advice; cover artist Oleg Memukhin's step-by-step …

Real-time artwork: 15 top tips and techniques

The enhanced power the next generation of gaming brings also means the scope of projects expanding, putting more pressure on the teams behind them. …

Game Development

30 workshops to boost your design skills in 2014

Whether you want improve your design skills or learn something completely different, workshops are a great opportunity to gain some practical …

UX Design

What's the future of 3D rendering?

The traditional workflow of 3D creation is a complicated bespoke recipe in which an image or animation is created in 3D software, and then - after …

Game Development

5 ways to get more freelance work

It’s tough out there in the world of freelance design and getting commissions is no easy feat, especially when you’re just getting started. Here are …

Freelancing