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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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Sweep Arpeggio

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Sweep Arpeggio'Sweep' Arpeggio

A sweep Arpeggio is really an arpeggio played incredibly fast. Basically speaking this is achieved by following the notes of a chord and sweeping the strings with the pick so that each individual strings is heard briefly, it is important that you try to stop each string from ringing on (as opposed to strumming a chord).

Start with a hammer-on for the following two arpeggios and then follow the notes of the A minor chord.





A Minor 'sweep' Arpeggio

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Sweep Arpeggio


G Minor 'sweep' Arpeggio

Now try the G Minor 'sweep' Arpeggio. This is the same procedure as before, however you may find it more difficult because you have to stracth your first and fourth fingers when performing the hammer-on at the beginning.

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Sweep Arpeggio


Fast Descending 'Sweep' Lick

The first two measures of this lick use the A minor and G major sweep arpeggios from the previous post, and then i'm afraid it gets progressively harder so i strongly recommend that you learn one measure at a time slowly and throughly before trying to play fast.

You will get it!


Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Sweep Arpeggio


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Monday, September 13, 2010

Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My BedHello there again sweetie..

Look.. Through this post, I definitely make a huge step in open house thing, lol. I'd like to tell you lil' about me, my self and I. Obviously I'm a free minded, open hearted man, I like to take life as easy as i could, I'm one of the few that still no belives in friendship,love, trust and signs, but am very much single and not ready to mingle, lmao.

Dream Theater was originally the one I love since years ago (I'm not telling you that I'm kinda old man or something, lol)... this band was called Majesty at the first appereance, which was formed in New York in 1985.

Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My Bed


Beginning with the collaboration of John Myung (bass), John Petrucci (guitar) and Mike Portnoy (drums), who studied at Berklee College Music School of Music, they then recruit Kevin Moore (keyboards) and Chris Collings (vocals). This group later changed its name to Dream Theater because there is another group who is also named Majesty and demanded that they changed the name. Some kinda stupid thing is it?!!?!

Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My Bed


James Labrie is the Dream Theater vocalist who came in and joined with Dream Theater in 1992, replacing Charlie Dominici. Among fans of Dream Theatre there is even a joke that never saw John Myung who spoke means he is a lucky fan.



Dedication to the music a half-hearted baseball while still studying music at Berklee with my colleague John Petrucci he has a commitment to practice six hours a day.

Dream Theater in My Bed


Besides playing in the Dream Theater he also helps a lot of other musicians as a session musician player and John also had issued a bass instructional DVD. He is also the endorsement by Yamaha and signature seriesnya very popular and demand, were bassist worldwide. Besides playing bass, he was also a Chapman Stick players who advanced.

Dream Theater in My Bed


I was browsing through the internet and came across, belive me I like what I see, it will be my sincere pleasure to be your friend if you don't mind guys, I hope you will not take my request for granted, feel free to email me, I'll appreciate it if you can send me some pics.

Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My Bed


Besides Dream Theater, I also included a big fan of Skidrow. This decent rock music group is very powerful band in my opinion, both the vocalist himself, Sebastian Bach and the group as a whole team. This band is a very great band if it is in public a.k.a. in live performances. They are always successful build the audience emotions, although when they held a concert in Japan or even Brazil... Unfortunately when they are came here in Indonesia, Bach the maestro is no longer in Skidrow.


Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My Bed

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Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My Bed

Dream Theater in My Bed



Happy Iedul Fitri and take care guys.. :)

Forgive, Be Free and Let's sleep in victory!


Thursday, September 09, 2010

How to remove your Shirt instantly

Between those soothing melodious sounds of the soul.. there are many beautiful divine voices of wisdom whispering, telling, guiding the outer soul.

Do you hear that? Can you listen?

And how can one listen to those voices if he cannot hear the musical calming sound of the spiritual soul... And how can one hear the sound of the spiritual soul if he is not aware of the holy presence of the Creator anytime he breaths.




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تقبّل الله منّا و منكم

بكل الحب من العائدين والفائزين إن شاء الله

May Allah forgive me and bless you all.




...what about the title said..?!?!?!
What about 'How to remove your Shirt instantly' photoshop tutorial?

Just watch the video taken from youtube below..




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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Thoughts on the Ooma Telo VOIP

Crystal clear calls! Doods... My biggest concern about it is the stability of Ooma company itself. I am a little bit pessimistic and wonder, how could a company can survive financially with only selling hardware alone.. Not to mention without a continuous flow of funds as income, which are all just coming from online customers, but I convinced myself that it is not my business, anyway.. Lol.

Well, I don't know.. after doing some research on it, reading so many Ooma Review online, personally, I like this product, unfortunately they could only be applied in their home countries United States.. There are no similar products and services here in Indonesia yet.. :p

Imagine this, Ooma phone offers unlimited free calls in the United States forever.. Forever friends..!!! No monthly payments during the first 3 years. And some numbers like emergency services will be charged separately. It is shown from many websites and blogs that claim that their costumer service is great indeed. There you can get an explanation as much detail as if you are interested to have this product at your home.


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Harmonics

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - HarmonicsHarmonics are bell-like sounds that are achieved in various ways. For those of you who haven't done these before, i would recommend starting with the easiest. All you do is lightly touch each string directly over the 12th fret with any left-hand finger. Strike the string and release the finger immediately.

The notes on the musical notation have a diamond shape and above the stave you will see 8va which indicates that the notes sound an octave higher.

The other 'easy' Harmonics are at the 5th, 7th and 9th also don't forget the 12th frets. However, this time you will find that the notes produced by these harmonics are not the same as notes indicated on the tablature. In other words, if you look at this, where the strings are touched directly over the 5th fret, the notes themselves are E A D G B E, 6 5 4 3 2 1


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Harmonics at 5th fret.

Notes produced are : E A D G B E

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Harmonics

Harmonics at 7th fret.

Notes produced are : B E A D F# B

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Harmonics

Harmonics at 9th fret.

Notes produced are : G# C# F# B D# G#

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Harmonics

Harmonics at 12th fret.

Notes produced are : E A D G B E

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Harmonics



Many of guitar tuto for this domain said that if you try this kinda trick anywhere else on the string, you hear a dead sound without any damn ring, that means you can't produce a perfect harmonics.. but I dissagree with that... All strings produce their own harmonics.


Saturday, September 04, 2010

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Arpeggio Scale

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Arpeggio ScaleCan there truly be anyone who ain't fascinated in the very least by the amazing huge crazy sound of guitar effect - the breathtaking ambience, the amazing sleight of hand that make our ears stare in awe?

Actually.. I've already wrote this in Bahasa, and this time I wanted to share it back to you old man, (kidding, lol) but in a different language (just because I’m just that kind of guy).

OK.. I'll just start with Arpeggios. Arpeggio itself is a chord notations that plucked alternately, which is not really a complicated thing, whenever you play on an acoustic guitar and then you play it perfect or a lot of people call it the word beam chord or musical notes and then you shock or strings, then it is Arpeggios.

Heavy Metal Warm-Up - Arpeggio ScaleOn electric guitar, we can easily find this a lot on Neoclassical music, because this is much similar with the notation of the violin, such as Yngwie J Malmsteen, Lee Retenour, Eddie Van Halen or even my fav guitarist ever John Pettrucci, etc..

G Major Chord Scale

An exciting way of exploring the fingerboard further is by way of the Arpeggio Scale. However, before attempting this, first study the following chord diagrams and you will see that they form a chord scale. The root note of each chord is from the G Major Scale = G A B C D E F# G

G Major Arpeggio 'Scale'

The G Major Arpeggio scale acts as an excellent warm-up routine. This will increase your knowledge of the fingerboard thus helping to promote exciting musical ideas for song, riffs and solos. See the image on the left to get the impression :)

I’m only going to remind you here more often of something you already know, size doesn't matters.. Is it?!?! Lmao. In practicing guitar, your finger must be long enough to touch clearly or you don’t have a snowball’s chance.

Enough said. The important thing is don't let the people laugh at you, behind your back... just because your finger ain't longer enuf to touch the rest of the scale board. Lol.

So, let’s assume that you'll never bother with this kinda prob.. That’s OK then..

Extended Arpeggios

The following arpeggios start at the lower end of the fingerboard and finish at the higher end.

Now, you know everything I know (well, plus what you knew before). I hope this works well for you; it is the way guitarists are professionally played for their fans.

Think of me sometime guys while you’re polishing your trophies. I knew you could do it :)




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Related Topics :

Tablature (Definition), How to deal with Tablature? Guitar Tuning, Spent your time to practice and practice.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Turn your photograph into a sketch

Turn your photograph into a sketchAs we all know that Adobe Photoshop is a huge great multipurpose software, that leads the graphical and designing industry as the software incorporates thousands of thousands of thousands effects.

Usually, I said that Photoshop has amazingly range of functions and software features which can be use in the creative ways to create even razor-sharp images or eye-catching graphical illustrations. Further more.. Photoshop is definitely designed to be a very user friendly to us.

Here I'll give you some simple simple simple steps to create a hand drawn sketch or drawing for a photo model like I did in Line Art or something.

Step 1

Create a new 1280 pixels 1024 pixels of document with 72 dpi resolution in the RBG mode. You guys can use any picture you like. Mine is a gorgeous green Ferrari.


Turn your photograph into a sketch

Step 2

Crop away your car from the background with whatever you like for the tool (don't forget to rename it Ferrari cropped). After that.. Duplicate the Layer Ferrari cropped (shortcut : Ctrl + J), also rename it Ferrari 1 or something. Hide the visibility of your original Ferrari by clicking the Eye Thumbnail of its layer.

Turn your photograph into a sketch


Step 3

Back to your Ferrari 1 layer. Now go to the menu Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. Your image will be look like this.

Turn your photograph into a sketch


Step 4

Make another copy of it and name it Ferrari 2 something something... lol. Go straight to the menu Image > Adjustments > Invert, remember the Shortcut key of this action? It is Ctrl + I.

Turn your photograph into a sketch

Step 6

And now change the Blending Mode of your Ferrari 2 layer to Color Dodge.

Turn your photograph into a sketch




Step 7

Still with the same layer, enter to the menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with 2,0 pixels radius.

Final Result.

Turn your photograph into a sketch

With some modifications here and there... voila!

Turn your photograph into a sketch

Other Sample :

Turn your photograph into a sketch

Turn your photograph into a sketch


As simple as that... Forgive, Be Free and Let's sleep in Victory. Lmao.