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Learning new skills can be the last thing on your mind when time is tight and you've built a reputation and body of work based on the things you're good at. You may find it easier to plough on, picking up tricks based on learning-by-doing rather than taking time to master new skills and refresh old ones.

For many companies, training for staff is considered a luxury - either a chore or a jolly for the few, while others are left to try and make up the numbers. Many smaller studios can be reluctant, with a shifting freelance work force, changing technology and limited time and budgets to invest in training. For freelancers the cost of professional help may be tax deductible, but can still make a dent in a modest income.

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