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By Kristin Ellison | Monday, February 03, 2014

Essential tips for a brilliant brainstorming session (AUDIO)

Stefan Mumaw on Creativity and Brainstorming

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Creativity is not an external force or a rare skill; it’s a habit that anyone can learn. All you need are the tools to unlock it and you’ll be able to generate better ideas faster. Brainstorming is a fantastic tool to help unleash your creativity and uncover a wealth of unique and relevant ideas—but if approached incorrectly it can also be a wheel-spinning bust. Listen to these great tips from Stefan Mumaw so your next brainstorming session is a creative success!

Find no more than five to seven people to include, and make sure you’re choosing a diverse group of people. Find folks from outside of your department, even outside of your company. Outsiders bring fresh perspectives and while they may not be able to solve the problem as acutely as people who are more familiar with the problem, they may take you down roads you may not have considered.

By Garrick Chow | Tuesday, September 08, 2009

By popular request: Photoshop Top 40 Countdown series now available as video podcast

top40By popular request, the free Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland series published here every Tuesday on the lynda.com blog is now available as a video podcast. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or any other podcatching software of your choice and you’ll automagically receive each new episode every Tuesday, conveniently downloaded directly to your computer.

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