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Hey, I'm Martin!

Founder of @learn__photoshop

I share freelancing and entrepreneur advice every week for creatives. Discover how to expand your vision, achieve ambitious goals, and create a successful business while maintaining your independence.

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2024 = Something new for you

Hello Reader, How's it going? I hope you ended 2023 memorably and are fully set to rock this new year. Personally, it's been challenging, but I've made it through. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of plans for 2024, and I want to share them with you guys. I'm Learning 3D Until now, I've worked as a professional photo retoucher, specializing in product retouching for brands like L'Oréal and Garnier. I love my job, learning tons and meeting great people. But now, I feel like I've...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, I hope you're enjoying your days as much as you want. I wrote this week's newsletter taking inspiration from Anthony Vicino. He's a YouTuber and entrepreneur who shares content that I find incredibly valuable and inspiring. Check him out, maybe you'll feel inspired as well. Recently, he spoke about Accountability and its power to completely shift your mindset from being the victim to embracing the role of the hero. You can either be the victim… ​ Or you can be the hero… ​ But...

3 months ago • 2 min read

Hello Reader, How is it going? These previous days, I learned to be more gentle with myself. When you’re a freelancer, designer, photo retoucher, self-entrepreneur, whatever you call it...you can sometimes put a lot of pressure on yourself. Personally, I do and it’s hard for me to disconnect sometimes. This is why last weekend was perfect. I went to visit some good old friends in Berlin. You know, those friends you may not see often or speak with regularly. Yet, whenever you reunite, it’s as...

3 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, How is it going? It's been a little while. Personally, I've been facing a cascade of questions lately, which has really made me stop and think about where I'm headed. It's strange because there's nothing particularly bad that's happened. My brain just decided it was time to hit the pause button and do some intense thinking. Do you know what I mean? Have you ever found yourself in one of those phases where you just need to stop and reflect, even if there's no obvious reason...

4 months ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, How is it going? First of all, sorry for the clickbait title, but it is actually what happened. I’m not here to brag, I don't like to brag. I generally prefer to stay out of the spotlight and keep everything to myself. I don't know how it is in your country, but here in Switzerland, talking about money isn't really common. I find it ironic, since we're quite famous for our banks 😁. I’m here because I want to share my experience and maybe inspire a few. Making money as a creative...

5 months ago • 2 min read

Hello Reader, Are you feeling lost and overwhelmed in your freelance business? Do you wish someone could guide you through the maze of marketing platitudes and networking advice? Look no further! I recently discovered Freelance GPS and find it great: It offers guidance and resources for freelancers looking to succeed. Freelance GPS aims to lead freelancers out of confusion. Only honest advice without platitudes and 0 gimmicks. Actionable steps and clear instructions are provided to help...

5 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, Are you tired of seeing the same type of content for improving your art on social media? Get this new brush pack and you'll draw amazing landscapes!""With this new drawing tablet you'll be able to create anything you like!""Use this filter/technique and your work will reach new standards." Do you feel like you've tried everything, from new equipment to fancy filters, but nothing seems to make much of a difference? Well, let me tell you, the secret isn’t by using the newest tools...

5 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, As a designer, having access to the right tools and resources is crucial for bringing your creative vision to life. Fortunately, numerous free websites can assist you in doing just that. These sites are great for designers at any skill level, offering inspiration and simplifying workflows. In this week's newsletter, I'll talk about 5 websites that will help you in your everyday life as a freelancer. Freefaces.gallery: Explore a curated collection of free fonts with various...

6 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, How is it going? Have you ever heard of the "shiny object syndrome"? Well, I'm sure you have. Anyone who decides to follow their own creative path will inevitably face it along the way. Shiny object syndrome is a term used to describe the tendency to get easily distracted by new and exciting ideas, trends, or projects, and abandoning current ones. Now you know what I'm talking about. And let's be honest, most of the time, you're just wasting your time. For example, let's say...

6 months ago • 1 min read
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