Good design at the front-end suggests that everything is in order at the back-end, whether or not that is the case.
It’s not about knowing all the gimmicks and photo tricks. If you haven’t got the eye, no program will give it to you.
There’s a point when you’re done simplifying. Otherwise, things get really complicated.
Designing for clients that don’t appreciate the value of design is like buying new tires for a rental car.
Every picture owes more to other pictures painted before than it owes to nature.