Photoshop

Do I should hire a professional designer to create my ad just for me? Hell No!!! Designing is a learned craft and of course I do believe that everyone has creativity. What most pro-designers (defined as anyone who writes an advertisement for now, lol) do is... dig and cultivate their insane creativity.

Tablature

Who wins?Metal or rock?For me — there is no battle. Metal is just rock with a bit more distortion and attitude. And the guy that “embodies that” the most is none other than Jack Frost.He’s like a metal god with a touch of motivational speaker. Here’s some cool lessons from him showingyou one of Van Halen’s secrets: EPIC RHYTHM SECRETS.

CorelDRAW

I like CorelDraw except for this, and this could be the deciding factor as this is such an important tool. If anyone could tell me or point me in the right direction to making the CorelDraw pen tool just as flexible as the painting in white blank ordinary paper just like in school, especially (or) in this reguard...

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Your website is where your business resides -- it's like the headquarter of an offline company. Hence, it is important to practice good design principles to make sure your site reaches out to the maximum number of visitors and sells to as many people as possible.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Drop Water Effect

Drop Water EffectHuuaaaa... what am I doing here right now in this early morning?!??!!? Gang... what's up world?!??! Spank me! This is 01:56 WIB! Geeezzz... What happen to me?! Cing Oleh, Chikal Botax, Maureen, Friend of her, Hit me goddamned!!! I hate Monday! Enuf enuf enuf!!! Now it's time to

Water Drop 'something' Effect... lol! There is a long story to this crazy nite, but to cut it short; I formatted my brain and by mistake... lost some consciousness. So in order to do this tut, I had to redo the whole nite into one piece at the time. I did my best to make it as identical as possible...

Unfortunately, I am going to assume that you have the basic knowledge of Photoshop and it menus etc. If not, you are going to have to do your own research then... Sorry, next time mayB... but, I cannot explain everything although I will do my best :) I am self taught so, I had to figure out Photoshop on my own.

I have my own damn techniques, mayB you have different ways to doing things? MayB you know a shortcut? MayB you will learn some new tricks from this tut that you can apply to other things...

Here's the trick :

1. Open your image, any image... it's up to you... pick the bright one I suggest... just like mine.

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2. Make a New Layer by hitting the New Layers Icon on the Palette Layers on the right corner of your workflow... If the it not shown, simply press the Tab Key on your PC to show it up.. Done?!?!?

Next... Hit your Ellipse Tool (U) in the fly menu over there in the left corner of your Photoshop... make a simple white circle with it... Remember to set the Foreground and Background color to #FFFFFF (white).


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Set the parimeter of the Layer Shape like this...

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3. Change the Blend Layer mode of this shape layer into Multiply... then here's the
Magic... Voila... you're done!

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It's mine... what about yours?

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Other Samples of this kinda effect :

Indonesian version


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  • Air Brush Style
  • Dancing Text Animation
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  • Menu Navigation
  • Abstract Background
  • Rain Effect
  • Matrix Effect
  • Firing Text
  • Retouching Image
  • Transparent Image
  • Saturday, March 21, 2009

    What pranks can you play on people when they become Leader?

    Wait till they fall asleep, then tear a small piece of paper.Roll it and then ticle with it in nose and ears and watch them slapping themselves thinking that is a mosquito.

    Pour hotsauce on there lips, this will make them wake up SCREAMING.

    Sitting in a small box from ‘eight to five’ can be pretty boring. You have to contend with the buildup of stress and fatigue as you draw closer to the latter part of the week. Work should clearly be mixed with a few stress-relieving activities. Of course, no other activity can relieve stress better than playing pranks on your officemates or even they are as a Leader of a Nation or whatever!









    Pranks on people? Sleep Over Pranks? Is there any pranks?

    It's just a joke, man! Do not get hurt of it!

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Creating Feed Icon

    Creating Feed IconMore and more bloggers and webmasters are using RSS syndication to convert their weblog visitors into regular readers. However before you can start getting them to subscribe, you’ll need to first catch their attentions. Obvious and catchy RSS icon can be a good start. It is pretty straight forward that if a RSS icon (or button) is big enough and positioned highly on the upper fold, they tend to be more effective.

    Here’s a showcase of free RSS icons you can use for your webblog, or if you are still using the typical RSS icon on your site, it’s probably time to change. Full list after jump.

    1. Open your new blank documen 500x500 with white BG... Click Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) from your flying menu on the left corner, set like my pic said :

    Creating Feed Icon

    Orange color for the icon, produced from the #d9600f of your foreground colour, press and hold shift, draw a shape as big as the document like mine above!

    Creating Feed Icon

    2. Press Ctrl + J or right click the shaped layer and choose duplicate layer from the little menu to duplicate the shaped layer, now you should have 2 layers in your layers window.

    Make sure you have the top most layer selected then go to the Menu and choose Edit > Free Transform or just press Ctrl + T... now change the settings for the width and height to 97 and hit enter

    3. Right click the top layer and choose Blending options click Gradient overlay and use settings given below

    Creating Feed Icon

    Do not forget click on stroke and use the following settings :

    Creating Feed Icon

    4. Next we're gonna make a white logo inside the Orange container.. you guys can use your own style to do this, i use an Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) to get the first step on creating that white thing inside...

    Creating Feed Icon
    Double it and fill it with Black (#000000), make the Black circle more little than the white one, you could use Ctrl + T or whatever you've done.. got it?!?! After give the Black color on it, merge that both Layers, Layer one with Layer One Copy... that it!



    Creating Feed Icon

    5. Here i choose Magic Wand (W) or again and again, you can choose other option like Ctrl + click to get the selection on the black circle, i said, create your own style, it's more fun to me with the result. After you get the selected Black circle on your workflow, press Delete to get rid off it, we don't need it any longer... lol. Is there choccochino on your side? Geeezzz.. i like it!

    6. Make that circle a part! Use the help line or you can go to menu View > Show > Grid if your eyes have no ability to fix it from the center to the lower part of the logo... Make it quick, select Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to make this selection...

    Creating Feed Icon

    Creating Feed Icon

    Creating Feed Icon

    That's why i told you that you should use the help of this grid or even the blue line from the top and the left of your stage. OK... you've got the selected area, press Delete.. T

    7. To get the second 1/4 white circle, use your own imagination... Done!?!?!? OK... here you can use other tools to explore how magic photoshop is like i use to say in other PS trick... so c'mon, choose your tool, here i use Custom Shape Tool (U) with this parameter...

    Creating Feed Icon

    Creating Feed Icon




    8. Lick Ctrl + T to make your white logo bigger than that OK?!?!?

    Now you have your own RSS feed icon which is vector meaning you can resize it without losing quality.

    Creating Feed Icon

    oOOoPPsss.. don't go anyway, 'coz we have one thing to do, but... i'm not gonna tell you that it's a must... it just an optional thing, you can in or out of this... To make the icon a bit more interesting I've added a glossy shine... so if you would like to do the same, follow along with the next step...

    9. Press ctrl + click the middle layer with the right hand like i show you with this image below to create a section around it...

    Creating Feed Icon

    10. Create a new layer then fill it with White (#FFFFFF)

    Creating Feed Icon
    Isn't that easy?!?!

    11. Now select the Pen Tool (P) and use the following settings, make sure you have Paths selected..

    Creating Feed Icon

    Select the Direct selection tool (A) and right click the line and choose Add Anchor Point.. create two Anchor Point on it like the .gif image shows you

    Creating Feed Icon

    Creating Feed Icon

    Creating Feed Icon



    Now with the Direct selection tool (A) still selected click and drag one of the new anchor points and move them one at a time

    Creating Feed Icon

    Now back to the Pen tool (P) again and close the path

    Creating Feed Icon

    Now right click the path and choose Make selection from the little menu which appears...

    Creating Feed Icon

    So, now you should have a selection... go to the main menu and choose Select > Inverse or press Shift + Ctrl + I to inverse the selection... make sure you have the white fill layer selected which should be the top most layer, than Press Delete from your PC...

    Creating Feed Icon

    and hit Ctrl + D to deselect the section now your image and layers window should look like mine below... Press Ctrl + D to deselect the selection, turn the Opacity down to about 25 for this layer... That's IT!!!

    Creating Feed Icon

    Now you should have something like the final image, here's mine...! What about yours?!?!?!?!

    Creating Feed Icon

    Creating Feed Icon




    View Indonesian version here!

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  • Sunday, March 15, 2009

    SEO, The Question About It

    Learn about Search Engine OptimizationI've gotta headache about this one.. Really!!! SEO from that i know when i'm googling or even blog fuckin' walking is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization or Search Engine Optimizer.

    Series of processes that systematically aims to improve the quality and volume of traffic through search engine traffic to web sites by using a mechanism or algorithm search engine. The goal of SEO is to place a website on the top, or at least the first page of search results based on certain keywords to target. The logical, web sites occupy the top positions on search results have a greater opportunity to get a visitor.




    For me (honestly)... it's a bullfuckin'shyt!!!



    Learn about Search Engine Optimization

    Learn about Search Engine Optimization