Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad LayoutGood day guys. Today's lesson is about describing one of many methods for creating a Magazine (whatever) ad layout. Actually, it's an update of an old mini tut, inspired by ... There were quite a few images using an incorrect or impossible shadow treatment. While there are considerably fewer entries containing mistake I felt it might be some help, particularly for noobs like I am, to update it. Essentially this is intended to help them. To help us digging more deep into our creativity concept.

I recently came across an awesome 404 Enzo 1600 by ferrari, so I decided to take it as an inspiration for magazine layout and/or cute desktop wallpaper.

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Begin by opening that beautiful grey 404 Enzo Ferrari 1600 for your folder. As usual.. crop the vehicle out of the background with any popular tools you've got. Transform it into a lil bit more appropriate and fix to the area.. I meant you wanna see the rest area of your image more than a big car before your eyes, right?!?!? How to do that? Geeezzz... Just hit the Ctrl + T and that's it! :p.

Next... Press Shift + Ctrl + N to create new layer and name it BG (Background / or something you like much). Move that BG behind the Ferrari layer and add a simple gloomy white gradient to it (I don't know what to say.. I'm not that kinda guy, lmao), set the starting color to #ffffff and the ending color to #a8a8a8.

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Next, another new layer with a circle white shape inside, use Ellipse Tool (U) to apply that order. Then make a Diamond shape with all the point 50 pixels from all sides.

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Again create a new layer. This time, we’re gonna go around, you can beat-the-hell out of making a blurry dark shadow toward the bottom of your car.

Back to your Circle layer, duplicate it by simply pressing Ctrl + J and put it right above the first white circle, just like the image below, Ctrl + Click the Circle Copy layer thumbnail to load the selection and fill it with #949494;

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

While Circle Copy layer still active, create a square selection and move it straight to cover up the empty area by holding the Ctrl + Alt key on your PC... :p

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Done? do the same to the other side of your floor (I prefer say this is a Huge Turn Table usually find when a camera need to shoot and take a whole body of a subject). That will definitely serve as the ad floor.

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Well well well... plus what you knew before, OK, a few different Solid Color fill layers might also something you wanna apply there, then do some mess things with the settings for those, but for now, I bet this will be fine.

Doods... something tricky stuff will add here. Right Click the circle layer to call up the Layer Style pop-up windows. Pick the Drop Shadow with the default set. And indeed.. here's the great part of this tut... Again Right Click on fx icon (the word fx that indicates Layer Effects) from the Circle layer on your Palette Layer. Choose then the Create Layer! This will separate your white circle shadow from the Circle layer it self.

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Do not forget to commit OK when Photoshop warn you with Some aspects of bla bla bla coming up.. See the result you did on your Palette Layer now:

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Move that Circle's Drop Shadow layer just right about 27-30px to the left and 45px to the bottom of your Turn Table position like the image below said:

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Fix the position of that Circle's Drop Shadow layer by applying the Free Transform to it or something like that.. You might wanna make more blurry this shadow business.. It's up to you guys :). Wait a sec!!! This ain't right! That shadow isn't going right in layer position. Move it then just behind the Circle Copy layer!!!

Your Palette Layer should be like this in position:

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Go back and fix its position until it becomes more realistic like this one :p

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Make a new layer by entering the menu Layer > New > Layer or simple press Shift + Ctrl + N. Did I mentioned this in the previous steps?!?! Get out the Gradient Tool (G). Add a very bright radial gradient to your new layer like this one I've made and try a few different layer modes, see which one looks best delicious to you, I chose Overlay here guys.

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Additional Effects

Basically, I’m proud that is what they said it. It's all the meat of the lesson, now you guys definitely should get more creative and throw whatever you’ve got onto the canvas -Like I said, this step is necessary- such as textures, maybe patterns, other stock photos you've got from internet or your own digital camera.. whatever.. It's probably something to go with the project you’re working with.

One thing -I’m proud to have that here- that you can download PSD file from this lesson right here on PSHolic.

Before your ass go... Take note that this ain't an exact science.. so I believe that you can amazingly get creative here. As you can see... I hope it gonna works well for y'all folks; it's the certain way cameramen are professionally did for a single shot on a subject, I guest.. lol. Think of me sometime while you’re polishing your Adhi Pariwara or something.. huahahaha...

If you have any problems (I meant.. ANY PROBLEM) -rather if you have- Magazine Ad Layout problems, text me! I'd sure be glad to help then.

Click to view the original result

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

Tutorial for a Magazine Ad Layout

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The Environmentally Friendly Electric Motorcycle for the New Energy Economy

I do travel this time in order to vacation, and stopped in Japan to meet Indonesian fellow of Chemical site manager. The plane of Japan Airlines has landed at the afternoon, from the plane window I could observe the capital skyline in the area around the airport.

Here's in Jakarta. But not so many different from our country, there's this big city. Say it New York. This world huge metropolis I believe produce the same air pollution may be even more from Jakarta. There are so many other efforts have been made to reduce air pollution in The US. Among them is the ban on smoking in public places such as restaurants, pubs, office buildings, hotels, etc. What's the clue I wanna speak up anyway? Here is this... Wherever you are on earth, whatever the geographic location said through the seasons, the smoke was floating and pollution continue to pile up in the air not far from the ground. That is exactly the view I saw from the plane when going to land.

To control this, on June 2009, The motorcycle industry Craig Bramscher Brammo has finally produced the environmentally friendly version of the electric car. It is an electric motor with no fuel-free path in a public place with a vehicle registration and license plates. Another advantage of this motor is no gasoline, because it uses electric energy. Therefore, the public interest to use this bike is big enough for more economical and popular pollution-free guaranteed.

Electric motorcycle main component batteries, dynamos and controller. Battery re-charge using the automated system and can use dry batteries without treatment. This motor is suitable for activities such as go to school and take the children to go to the office with the distances of over 45 miles. So... Go check the video out at for further details.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Choosing Viewing Modes in CorelDRAW

Choosing Viewing Modes in CorelDRAW

Screenshot in this Corel kinda post, is absolutely from CorelDraw, what else?!?!? Lol. Folks, almost every photo-editor has a similar function, photoshop, Corel, you name it! If you do not have a photo editor, we strongly suggest to look in Adobe Photoshop Elements for example, contains most of the features found in all of photography rule version CS2.

But actually, today, I'm not gonna talk about Photoshop CS2 or something like that (just because I’m just that kind of guy) lmao... what is that suppose to mean anyway?!?!?

Yes, actually I, we.. are going to talk about CorelDRAW for easy manual that you can simply find in Help section or something. I DO get carried away a lot, why do you ask? Let’s get started, uh-huh, uh-huh...

As you work, CorelDRAW lets you display a drawing in any of the following modes:

Simple wireframe — displays an outline of the drawing by hiding fills, extrusions, contours, drop shadows, and intermediate blend shapes; also displays the bitmaps in monochrome. This mode lets you quickly preview basic elements in a drawing.

Wireframe — displays a drawing in simple wireframe mode plus intermediate blend shapes

Draft — displays a drawing’s fills and bitmaps with a low resolution. This mode eliminates some detail to allow you to focus on the color balances in a drawing.

Normal — displays a drawing without PostScript fills or high-resolution bitmaps. This mode refreshes and opens slightly faster than the Enhanced mode.

Enhanced — displays a drawing with PostScript fills, high-resolution bitmaps, and anti-aliased vector graphics.

Enhanced with overprints — simulates the color of areas where overlapping objects were set to overprint and displays PostScript fills, high-resolution bitmaps, and anti-aliased vector graphics.

The viewing mode you choose affects the amount of time it takes for a drawing to open or be displayed on the monitor. For example, a drawing displayed in Simple wireframe view takes less time to refresh or open than does a drawing displayed in Enhanced view.

• Click View, and click one of the following modes:
• Simple wireframe
• Wireframe
• Draft
• Normal
• Enhanced
• Enhanced with overprints

• If you are overprinting, it is important to preview the objects in the Enhanced with overprints mode before printing. The type of objects you are overprinting and the type of colors you are mixing determine how overprinted colors are combined.

• You can quickly switch between the selected viewing mode to the previous viewing mode by pressing Shift + F9.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Creating an Eye Ball with FUN!

Creating an Eye BallHolla Hooppp!!! It's me again :p Waddap?!?!? Guys, today we're gonna discover together how to create a realistic fascinating Eye Ball. Creating an Eye Ball actually could be an enjoyable funny task with many design options available on internet today. Creating an Eye Ball is currently quite popular and in demand.

When Create an Eye Ball, one of the first things you will include is your deep innocent part of the transparent eye part. The default mode gives you a plain white background. You can create your own background if you are computer skilled and even a little bit creative. OK enuf with the mongkey business folks, let's jump right in...

Step One

Start by creating a new square file around 1000x1000px. Set your colour palette to Red foreground combined with white background.

Enter to the menu ;

a. Filter > render > clouds
go on.. go on...
b. Filter > texture > stained glass (leave the default >> cell size 10, light intensity 4, border 3)
c. Filter > blur > radial blur you can choose Best and zoom/distance 80
d. Image > Adjust > Invert then go to Image > adjust > exposure (for more contrast). See the screenshot below...

Creating an Eye Ball

Step Two

Create a New Layer by pressing Ctrl + N. Create a circle by hitting on M key on your PC at that new layer with almost filling the whole canvas. Set the Feather in about 1px and fill with black. You can easily apply that by this Ctrl + Alt + D shortcutting key. Take a deep breath for a moment doods :)... OK, now from the drop down menu, Select > modify > contract set to 6.
Feather the selection by 5, delete.

Take a look at this image below!

Creating an Eye Ball

Creating an Eye Ball

You should now be left with a dark ring like this.

Creating an Eye Ball

Create a new layer and let's draw a new circle for the pupil part, remember... not too big and fill it ofcourse with black or something :p Next... From the Layers pallete (in the right side of your workflow), select this layer and add outer glow. Choose a wise green that compliments and accomplish the blue textured iris. You can create it diffused and wide, just normaly play with the settings 'til you're happy fellas.

Creating an Eye Ball

Step Three

Create a new layer and name it Highlight1 or something. On that Highlight1 layer create the highlights part of the eye by drawing a simple white circle. Carefuly catch the light however you like, but -remind to bear in mind- you have to follow the center of curvature of the Eye Ball.

Creating  an Eye Ball

Let's create a new layer and name it Highlight2 :) (that's why I named the previous layer with Highlight1 :p) Doods... Add more catch lights or reflections as you so desire and vary the transparencies of the layers to get varying degree of reflections. Here I use a white circle with help of U to call the Black lines and delete that black line to create a window reflection.. you can create your own reflection using your wild amazing imagination ofcourse :)

Creating an Eye Ball

Creating an Eye Ball

To finish this, select the Magic Wand (W) to select the outside of the larger circle (perhaps you can pick your 1st BG if you do duplicate it in case this is happen, right :p). Keep activate the selection and create a new layer and fill the selection with white.

Creating an Eye Ball

With creating a further illusion of a bulge in the eye with final burning in around the edge of the eye. Keep that in mind, choose the mid-tones for it.

Creating an Eye Ball

Ok so what is different?

2nd Result.

Creating  an Eye Ball


The reflection is on a separate layer. It is a jumping skating silhouette model. Use warp to bend the image as though on a sphere and then set the layer opacity so you can see the eye detail through it. If you have a particularly realistic reflection you may wish to sharpen it so it stands out. To do that I made a new layer with the Blending Mode set to Color (Soft Light in some cases works fine also), then I used a very soft brush with proper color, and VoilĂ !

1st Result

Creating an Eye Ball
Just like I said.. In the end you can give it a nice overall skating model like my 2nd result, this will bring even more quality to your work I guess.. or not?!?!?!? lmao. But again and again... I hope you liked this piece, thanks for reading. The main purpose of this tutorial was to show you a good direction in how to use these effects.

So be creative and try to discover your way of using them.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010


For all busy people, stress is a common problem. You do not have enough time to rest and what do you only think about work, work and work. Stress takes you to a serious illness or even greater impact as it is. Example of the effects of stress condition of the skin, and yd'ya know what? This is I can tell you.. a problem.

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Indestructible Materials

I remembered this story last year about the accident frighteningly happened to my brother when he was skiing and was falling on ground with bruises and cuts.. What if this happen to you, to us, to anyone we loved? Guys, since we ain't a great superhero such as all caracters in Marvel Comics, so in this life, you have to protect your self carefully, in this case, you have to wear some sort of great protection along the arms and legs in case they hit the poles as they go past.

Then came this amazing D3O. Worry no more.. What the D3O is anyway? Well, (dee-three-oh) is a good mark of identification material made with intelligent outstanding molecules that flow with you as you move under all circumstances.

Watch out kids, this technology is pretty cool – flexible, soft specially engineered material that's directly react so that it turns into armor when it receives a sharp smell impact and others. The result is trully an extraordinary dream comes true ^_^... We can all become superheroes
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