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Magoz Illustration - Solving problems

Solving problems.
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Track Your Assignments, Invoices and Earnings with This Spreadsheet

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When I started being self-employed, I created a very basic spreadsheet where I tracked all the assignments. This spreadsheet has evolved and improved over the years, and now I have a powerful tool to track all the work I do.

Today I’m sharing the spreadsheet with you.
You will be able to easily track all your assignments, invoices and earnings.

Track Your Assignments, Invoices and Earnings - Magoz Spreadsheet

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Happiness isn’t the outcome of success, it’s the fuel.

— Herbert Lui.

Magoz illustration. Internet source of unlimited knowledge

Internet, source of unlimited knowledge.
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How I Use the Rule of Thirds and the Guides in Photoshop to Compose My Illustrations

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Composing an image means to decide how to place the elements inside the format.
The way you compose has a massive impact in the final result. A bad composition can ruin a good image and idea.
It is as important as the colour palette or the style.

To help me in this process, I use my particular version of the rule of thirds.
And I use guides in Photoshop, which make this system to work fast and painless.

The guides give me certainty and direction. The elements and shapes aren’t floating around; they are placed, built and based on those powerful invisible lines.

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Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

— Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

How I Use Photoshop to Illustrate

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Magoz illustration process. How I use photoshop to illustrate. Working process - @2x

Despite what it may seem, I don’t use Illustrator or other vector software to create my illustrations, I only use Photoshop.
I will explain the basics of my working process in this article.

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5 Unknown Email Tools That Will Help You to Develop and Promote Your Work

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Know when your contacts read your emails. Find email addresses just typing the website or the name of the person. Get notified every time your name is mentioned in internet.
Those are apps and services you can start using for free.

They will help you to promote your work and find new ways to connect with clients.
What are you waiting for?

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Why I’m Starting a Blog

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This blog will be the space to share a lot of things with you.
Things that you can’t normally see.

But I also want this blog to be a place where we get to know each other better.
A place that breaks the “illustrator solitude”, and creates an inspiring space for sharing ideas, thoughts, experience, knowledge and opinion.

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

— Lao Tzu