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★ 3 useful tools 🔧
★ 3 helpful tips & techniques 🎨
★ 3 thought-provoking ideas 🧠





3 useful tools

1) I firmly believe every creative should have a personal website. When people Google your name, you want that first result to be a space that you control.

Not Linkedin. Not your Instagram or your Twitter. It needs to be your website.

Personalwebsites.top is an inspiration website for personal websites. Coolest part: They categorize (Designers, Photographers, Developers, Marketers, Writers, and more).




2) If you're looking to start a blog or simply want to optimize Google search traffic to some product pages then look no further than Ubersuggest for your keyword research.

I've helped grow 3 blogs to 20,000+ monthly pageviews and I know this sounds crazy, but I genuinely don't think I would have been able to do it without Ubersuggest.




3) Here's one you can have some fun with: cutout.pro lets you turn your portrait into a 3D cartoon selfie using the magic of Artificial Intelligence.







3 useful tips & techniques

1) When adding shadows, always be mindful of the positioning and type of light source. Shadows that make sense add a touch of realism which can make all the difference.

  • If the light source is beaming from the left then position the shadow to the right of your subject
  • Harsh lighting (like the sun) leads to low-blur shadows while soft artificial studio lighting (like the one below) leads to high-blur shadows.
  • Object proximity determines shadow opacity and blur (Dark = close)




2) Studies have found that 3 is the ideal number of positive claims to include in a message to maximize how persuasive it is (e.g. the phone has an amazing camera, is waterproof, and has a long-lasting battery) -Credits: Thomas from Ariyh.



3) How to write a captivating first sentence for long-form content (by Carter from Writing Sugar)

  1. Start with an unexpected reference
  2. Begin in the middle of the action.
  3. Describe something.


Example:
The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself.





3 ideas to think about

1) One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. -Arthur Ashe
2) People who are deliberately optimistic are the coolest people.
3) Remember: The world has a tendency to accept our own judgment of ourselves. -Chin Ning Chu




Shower thoughts

1) Your accent is your mouth’s font.
2) An RV lets you feel like you’re at home outside. VR lets you feel like you’re outside at home.
3) Social media is the only place where you get excited that a stranger is following you.
Sourced from Reddit over the years




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Much love
- Izzy

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