Monday, December 27, 2010

Grow Up People!!!

340x_lasersfinalCongratulation Malaysia Football Team for the 3-0 win against Indonesia. But several embarrassing moment do happened in the match which I would say spoiled the win. I don’t know weather the Malaysian fan or Indonesian fan do it but you need to see this.

 

 

 

 

Malaysia Defeats Indonesia Thanks to Laser-Shooting Soccer Fans (Updated)

As soon as the team took to the pitch, they were bombarded with lasers to the point where they literally walked off in the 54th minute. No, this wasn't Tron, dear readers, it was a soccer match. With laser pens!

The protesting team was Indonesia. They were playing Malaysia in the Asean Football Federation Cup finals first leg, and it would be the second time Malaysian fans attacked a team with lasers. Earlier, Vietnam lost 0-2 to Malaysia and complained of the very same thing.

Indonesia eventually returned to play the game out, but ultimately lost 0-3, possibly due to blindness. Whether it was from rage or the Malaysian laser pens we may never know.

Update: Is this an epidemic? Several readers have chimed in this evening to say that in previous matches Indonesian fans were also guilty of shooting opposing players in the face with lasers. Check out the 4:05 minute mark in this video, provided by reader Ikhwan:

 

Green laser to the keeper's face, following the goal. Unacceptable, and apparently something both sides are guilty of at the AFF finals? [The Jakarta Post]

Send an email to Jack Loftus, the author of this post, at jloftus@gizmodo.com.

Provided by Gizmodo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Web Server Coming Soon!

Hey guys. I have been really busy with all my programming class. And, as you might already know from the title above,  I’ve setup a new web server for Life@16. It is up and online right now but please note that it is still in a beta if not alpha testing phase on performance and accessibility. And I still developing it to the fast even on the slow internet connection. Here’s the link 16mudrikah.wordpress.com. Please….please give a feedback on this. I really need you help this time. Thanks in advance. See you in the next post! Bye

Saturday, December 4, 2010

BBQ Party and Semester 2

Hello guys. Quick updates here. I’ve been really busy lately. My old friends request me to organize a last minute BBQ party yesterday (weekend) which is a week after my new Sem start. But I got to say, it really worth it. It really was a fun night! Thanks a lot to Mat. We work as a team to make this a reality. Thanks to Memot for sponsoring the drinks. it was a night to remember!

 

Anyway, tomorrow is the first lecture for Sem to. I expect more challenge to come as a Sem 2 Software Engineering student. Hopefully the sem 2 will be as fun as sem 1. Haha. Thats all for now. Off to bed. Bye

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tornado In Gurney Area, Penang

Hello guys. See the title. Shocking isn’t it. I thought it was just a prank or what. But then, I found these video. Watch this:

 

 

Too horrifying to be true huh? Well, it happened in Malaysia. What more can I say. Lets find out what the government weather guy say about this. I’ll keep you posted when I know more about this.

Monday, November 15, 2010

GD Tutorial: Episode 4 (Hardware)

Hello guys. I’m back for more. In this week tutorial, we’ll be talking about the hardware stuff for graphic design. I got to say, there are thousand of these stuff that will help you make your work EASIER. Not better. Your work won’t get any better without creativity. Some basic tolls of course screen, tablet pen, graphic card, and memory. But we’ll be taking these aspect more seriously than they actually are.

First, before we get into this topic deeply, I want you all to understand that there are no such thing as best keyboard or best mouse for graphic design or anything. When come to this topic, it actually a very personal topic. To get the best option actually is up to your own personal preferences. Example, for me, I like the big, lase, ergonomic mouse from Logitech and Microsoft. Some of you might don’t like this. Some of you like the small foldable mouse. The point here is when come the the hardware, you really need to feel it by yourself weather you are comfortable with it or not. But remember, before go out and buy something, always do your homework first on the reliability on the thing that you want to buy. Okay, enough about that. Let’s move on.

Screen

The is consider one of the most important aspect in graphic design. Remember:

  • 1) Try to get big screen with high resolution
  • 2) Get the screen with accurate colour management profile

000012521One of the best screen I’ve seen out there is the 27” Dell UltraSharp U2711. I’ve used this monitor before and of course not mine, I used this when I was working in my friends studio. The white is so white, the black is so black, and the colour is so vibrant. I love it! But the price is around RM 2699 which is quite expensive for me. But there is some other option like the 23” Dell Ultrasharp. I’ve never seen it before but from what I heard, it is pretty descent for a 23” monitor. And the price is just around RM 600+ which is quite affordable!


Anyway, my point I actually want to make is that a graphic designer really need a big screen with high resolution. Believe me on this. It is really painful to work on a small screen since…. you know… it’s just hard.

Graphic Card/RAM/CPU

Pay attention to this if you are a speed freak. Actually, software like Photoshop is very CPU (Central Processing Unit a.k.a processor) and GPU (Graphic Processing Unit a.k.a graphic processor) heavy. Editing software is a resources eater. To get the optimum performance from your hardware, first you will need to make sure that it wasn’t bottlenecking the stuff in your machine. You will need to find a perfect balance between hardware - hardware, and also software – hardware. Then you’ll get the optimized system. It easy actually if you already the concept of computer hardware. A powerful CPU must be paired with a powerful graphic card and powerful RAM. if not, the slower stuff in your computer will slow down your CPU. This also applied to graphic card, RAM and software. The video below will best demonstrate you what actually bottle neck is and how to avoid them.

Thanks NCIX for providing this video.

And also always remember that editing software is always will eat up your RAM as much as they can. So, if your asking my suggestion, I would say 4 GB is a good point to choose on. But if just for fun usage, 2 GB will do just fine. It actually depends on the project that you are working on. If it’s a big size image, best to work on high capacity RAM. If it is just a small image, a little amount of RAM is enough. The more is better.

Input device

Don’t ever forget the most important device in graphic design which is called Pen and Paper. Even though you are a digital artist, pen and paper is really important to sketch out your idea. And the good thing is when you are converting your idea into digital format, the idea will just get better and better when improvement made in the process of converting. “What if I can’t draw?” No problem. You actually can. You just don’t try. In paper, you don’t have to draw you sketch perfectly. If so, what’s the point of using computer in graphic design right? As long as you, yourself can understand the drawing, if’s fine.

Talking about converting into digital format. There are so many tools that you can use to do this. he most common one the using the scanner. The second one is by using the tablet. But tablet is unnecessary for beginner. Just using scanner is just enough. I have use tablet before. One of the best one is the tablet from Wacom. This will cost you some money but again, for me, I think it is just unnecessary unless you are the really2 pro designer that make RM15k a month.

Okay. Enough for today. More coming this week. If any question, just leave it in the comment section below and I’ll try to reply it asap. Bye for now.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Best of Both World: BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Celcom

blackberry-torch-2Hello guys. I’m back for more. And this time, we’ll be talking about smart phone. As you might already know, Celcom has launched this phone back in October this year. To be specific, 29 October 2010. And there has been a one-day-only crazy deal going on at Bukit Bintang Entrance, Pavilion KL (3pm – 10pm) and they sold this sweet phone at just only RM8 to the first 10 customer, RM 488 to the next 100 customer and RM 888 to the following 100 customer. Awesome! Well, most of us did missed it. But I’m going to do this anyway. Here’s he details:

1-DAY ONLY CRAZY DEAL!!!!!
- Enjoy the Celcom BlackBerry Torch at CRAZY prices from as low as RM 8 when you sign up on the day with Celcom Exec or Celcom Biz plans!
- 1st 10 customers to sign up get it at RM 8!!!
- Next 100 customers get it at RM 488!!
- Following 100 customers get it at RM 888!
- ONLY LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE and it’s FIRST COME FIRST SERVED…so get there as early as you can!
- Get FREE Limited Edition BlackBerry Torch Door Cover, FREE BlackBerry Torch hard casing plus FREE Call Me Tones for 1 month worth RM5, games, apps for BlackBerry®. Just Dial *118#, select STUFF FOR BLACKBERRY!
- Be part of the fastest, widest clearest mobile network in the country
- There’ll also be many other fun activities, prizes and giveaways on the day.

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After watching and reading tonnes of review on the Blackberry Torch 9800, I’ve came up with my own opinion on this awesome phone.

Attractive Features
This phone have all the power you need. The battery will get you through the day. It will do a straight 5.5 hours on GSM network signal and up to 5.8 UMTS network signal. That not enough for you? You’re kidding me. Nobody in the world talk for 5 hour straight. You must be crazy enough to do that. This phone have 18 days of standby time. This means that if you didn’t used the phone, the phone battery will last about 18 days. That’s a pretty long time for a phone I got to say. Music playback is approximately about 30 hours. Still not enough for you? C’mon guys. Name me one person who listen to music for 30 hours straight. It does a 6 hour hours straight on video playback. Well, video buffering does require lots of processing power. But, to me, and I think for most of us too, this is more than enough already. Which is really good to me.

Memory
This phone 512 MB of RAM. Mobile phone also have RAM. Don’t you know that? This phone have 4 GB of storage space on board and supplied with 4 GB memory card which can be expandable up to 32 GB. That a lot of space.

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In practical use
Ok2. Let’s just stop talking about the on paper stuff about this phone. If you want to know more about the technical stuff about this phone, click BlackBerry Torch 9800. Let’s talk about the practical stuff on this phone. The very first feature that you will notice on this phone is the large multitouch screen. Yeah, it is large for a Blackberry device. And it multitouch too! You cab expect all the multi touch gesture would do a a multitouch device like the pinch-to-zoom and all that kind of stuff. The other feature is the QWERTY keyboard that you see on the previous Blackberry devices. The keyboard on the Torch is also the thinnest keyboard design in the BlackBerry platform and extremely comfortable to type on. It already has the multitouch capabilities. So why does it need the hardware version of the keyboard itself? For some user, just using the screen only is the best solution for them. But for some user like me, I like it to be hardware oriented keyboard so that I can type on the phone without looking at the phone itself. For example, when I’m in a class or when in bed. This is what the Torch is all about. This feature is really is an impressive to me. I know some of you might say you’ve seen some devices that have this kind of functionality already. But the point is how well the multitouch performs on those devices? I have seen some too but it’s a single touch device and the screen is not very touchable too. I mean, it is quite hard to use the touch feature on that phone. On this device, you will get the full and proper multitouch experience like what I said previously. Scroll on web pages smoothly, flip through menu, pinch to zoom the picture. It’s just flawless. Second of all, the fact that this device uses the BlackBerry 6 OS also an interesting features for me. “A good device is a device that have good both hardware and software design”. The quote really represents this device. The BlackBerry 6 OS is just fast and easy to use. It also includes some advance feature that you can personalize it by yourself. The software side of this phone is just fits most people needs. Word processing, note taking, planner, email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube­­­­­­­­­­­­­­, multimedia experience. Just name it, this BlackBerry Torch 9800 can do it. Just don’t mention all the editing stuff like Photoshop and After Effect. Who would want to do some Photoshop on screen this big? This awesome OS can do multitask! Nice! Switch between Apps flawlessly. And the browser which provided on this phone does support multi-Tab browsing experience. Perfect tools for a person lime me of course. BTW, I got to admit that this phone is a bit heavy compare to other BlackBerry devices, but the weight actually makes it feels sturdy and solid when you hold it in your hand. You got to hold it to feel it. Its a high quality device which equipped with amazing 5MP camera. What more can I say.

I highly recommend this phone for you guys especially to those who is in the Tech industry. If you want to get it, make sure you get it from Celcom because they offer the best price for this phone in this country. And not to mention, best customer support for phone too with widest coverage in Malaysia.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nomad Lifestyle is just great!

Hello guys. I’m back for more. But this time not with some GD Tutorial. I’m really sorry for this. My area have been hilted by the massive flood. I’m lucky enough that the house the I live in for my study period have not encountered face to face fight with the flood. But the flood affect my lifestyle indirectly. The whole electrical system in this area has been shut down completely to prevent major damage according to TNB. It has already been 2 days since the power is shut down. ARGHH! No electricity! Chaos to a tech dependence person like me! I’m struggling to find electric source. So, I’m so sorry guy for not able to post some tutorial this week. But I promise you guys that I will post some bonus stuff next week as an apology to you guys. So stay tune. I got to go. My laptop battery is running really low. Bye for now.

Friday, October 29, 2010

GD Tutorial: Episode 3 (Basic Photoshop Tools)

This is a quick summary of Photoshop’s Tools palette with a description of each tool’s functions and shortcuts. Great for those brand new to Photoshop.

I decided to start at the beginning. The very beginning. For those people who just “picked up” a copy of Photoshop and have no idea what to do with it. The keyboard shortcut is in ( ).

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Rectangular Marquee Tool (M)
Use this tool to make selections on your image, in a rectangular shape. This changes the area of your image that is affected by other tools or actions to be within the defined shape. Holding the [Shift] key while dragging your selection, restricts the shape to a perfect square. Holding the [Alt] key while dragging sets the centre of the rectangle to where your cursor started.

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Move Tool (V)
Use this tool to, well, move things. Usually you use it to move a Layer around after it has been placed. Hold the [Shift] key to limit the movements to vertical/horizontal.

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Polygon Lasso Tool (L)
Ok, this should be the Lasso Tool, but I use the Polygon Lasso a lot more often. Use this to draw selections in whatever shape you would like. To close the selection, either click on the beginning point (you’ll see the cursor change when you’re on it), or just double-click. When holding the [Ctrl] key, you’ll see the cursor change, and the next time you click, it will close your selection.

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Magic Wand Tool (W)
Use this to select a color range. It will select the block of color, or transparency, based on wherever you click. In the Options Bar at the top, you can change the Tolerance to make your selections more/less precise.

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Crop Tool (C)
The Crop Tool works similarly to the Rectangular Marquee tool (see above if you have no short-term memory). The difference is when you press the [Enter/Return] key, it crops your image to the size of the box. Any information that was on the outside of the box is now gone. Not permanently, you can still undo.

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Slice Tool (K)
This is used mostly for building websites, or splitting up one image into smaller ones when saving out. It’s kind of an advanced tool, and since you’re in here for the basics, we’ll kind of skip over it. Kinda makes you mad I made you read all that for nothing, huh?

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Healing Brush Tool (J)
This is a really useful tool. Mildly advanced. You can use this tool to repair scratches and specs and stuff like that on images. It works like the Brush tool (see below). You choose your cursor size, then holding the [Alt] key, you select a nice/clean area of your image. Let go of the [Alt] key and paint over the bad area. It basically copies the info from the first area to the second, in the form of the Brush tool. Only, at the end, it averages the information, so it blends.

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Brush Tool (B)
This is one of the first tools ever. It’s what Photoshop is based off of. Well, not really, but it’s pretty basic. It paints one your image, in whatever color you have selected, and whatever size you have selected. There’s a lot of options for it, but this is basic, so you don’t get to learn them. Ha.

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Clone Stamp Tool (S)
This is very similar to the Healing Brush Tool (see above). You use it the exact same way, except this tool doesn’t blend at the end. It’s a direct copy of the information from the first selected area to the second. When you learn to use both of these tools together in perfect harmony, you will be a Photoshop MASTA! Not really, it’s just less irritating.

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History Brush Tool (H)
This tool works just like the Brush Tool (see above) except the information that it paints with is from the original state of your image. If you go Window>History, you can see the History Palette. The History Brush tool paints with the information from whatever History state is selected.

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Eraser Tool (E)
This is the anti-Brush tool. It works like an eraser (duh) and erases whatever information wherever you click and drag it. If you’re on a Layer, it will erase the information transparent. If you are on the background layer, it erases with whatever secondary color you have selected.

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Gradient Tool (G)
You can use this to make a gradiation of colors. Gradiation doesn’t appear to be a word, but it makes sense anyway. It creates a blending of your foreground color and background color when you click and drag it. Like a gradient.

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Blur Tool (R)
The Blur tool is cool. It makes things blurry. Click and drag to make things blurry. The more you click and drag, the blurrier things get.

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Dodge Tool (O)
This tool isn’t as crappy as the car brand. It’s actually used to lighten whatever area you use it on. As long as it is not absolute black. Absolute black won’t lighten.

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Path Selection Tool (A)
You use this tool when working with paths. Since this is all about the basics, I won’t go into details. It’s related to the Pen Tool (see below) though.

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Horizontal Type Tool (T)
It makes type. Or text. Or whatever you want to call it. You can click a single point, and start typing right away. Or you can click and drag to make a bounding box of where your text/type goes. There’s a lot of options for the Type Tool. Just play around, it’s fairly straight-forward.

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Pen Tool (P)
I mentioned this tool above. It’s for creating paths, in which you would use the Path Selection Tool to select the path. Paths can be used in a few different ways, mostly to create clipping paths, or to create selections. You use the tool by clicking to add a point. If you click and drag, it will change the shape of your path, allowing you to bend and shape the path for accurate selections and such.

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Rectangle Tool (U)
By default it draws a Shape Layer in the form of a rectangle. It fills the rectangle with whatever foreground color you have selected. It’s pretty complicated, don’t hurt yourself with this one.

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Notes Tool (N)
Like post-it notes, but digital. You can use this tool to add small little note boxes to your image. These are useful if you’re very forgetful or if you’re sharing your Photoshop file with someone else. I’m pretty sure it only works with .PSD files.

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Eyedropper Tool (I)
This tool works by changing your foreground color to whatever color you click on. Holding the [Alt] key will change your background color.

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Hand Tool (T)
You can really make short work of your job with the Hand Tool. It’s for moving your entire image within a window. So if you’re zoomed in and your image area is larger than the window, you can use the Hand Tool to navigate around your image. Just click and drag. You can get to this tool at any time when using any other tool by pressing and holding the [Spacebar].

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Zoom Tool (Z)
Pretty obvious what this tool does. It allows you to zoom into your image. Don’t be dumb, it doesn’t actually change the size of your image. Hold the [Alt] key to zoom out. Holding the [Shift] key will zoom all of the windows you have open at the same time. Double-click on the Zoom Tool in the palette to go back to 100% view.

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BONUS!!
These are your color boxes. Foreground (in the front) and Background (in the back). Click on either one to bring up the color select dialog box.

And finally, I would thank PhotoshopLab for allowing me to share this with you guys.

Stay tune for more next week.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Tales From Alphrodonia

I'm sure you guys won't need an introduction to the term "Desktop Customization". Well, a good friend of mine from Tales From Alphrodonia show you how it is done. Check him out!


Thanks Aliff for the credit!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DiGi is Giving away RM 10,000 for your crazy ideas!

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For the next 6 weeks, DiGi will be giving away RM10,000 to support all the crazy activities and ideas you have long wanted to do with your Buddyz. First, you will need to share your ideas with other youths to get their votes of support. Once you get enough votes, DiGi will fulfill your dream of having outrageous fun with your Buddyz!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

GD Tutorial: Episode 2 (Graphic Editing Software)



Hey guys. I’m back for more. Thanks for all your support on last GD Tutorial. Really appreciate it. FYI, I’ve got lots of email feedback from last post. I am really glad if you post it on the comment section below instead of send it straight to my email so that other people can see your brilliant question and comment. Sharing is caring.

One of the question posted to me is relating to the last post is:

“Is can I change the picture I snapped from my camera into vector image format?”

-DONT-WANT-TO-BE-KNOWN

The answer is NO. It is because the sensor in your camera capture the light from the lens in pixel quantity. Vector image is not based on pixel quantity. That is why it doesn’t get pixelated. BUT if you are designing a logo (or something like that), you still can change it to vector by using Adobe Illustrator. This case happened to me when a client ask me to design a big size banner but they didn’t give me the high resolution/vector image of their company logo. I did asked the logo from them but the didn’t have the soft copy of their own logo. Clearly, the deisgner who design the logo for them is bad by not providing the soft copy of the logo after designing it. What? I’m just saying....

Anyway, to solve this problem, I used the tool in Adobe Illustrator called Live Trace. It basically convert the logo into vector format. Not going to show you a demo here. But I will in future tutorial.

Again, thanks to DONT-WANT-TO-BE-KNOWN who asked me this question. I hope It’s ok to you I share this with everybody.

Okey, Let’s move on to our GD Tutorial Series this week. We will be talking about SOFTWARE. As most of you probably know already by now, there are thousand of software for graphic design and photo editing. Some are freeware, some are payware and some are shareware.

PHOTOSHOP

One of the most popular graphic editing software in the market right now is of course Adobe Photoshop and the latest update of the Photoshop is Adobe Photoshop CS5. But everyone agreed that Photoshop is way too expensive for a home user (you can get pirate copy of it but lets just not do that).

GIMP

So for the home user who feels bad using pirated copy of photoshop, there are alternatives to that. And the software is called GIMP. I have no boubt that GIMP is absolutely the most powerful alternative you can get. It is almost an exact copy of photoshop with different inferface. Infact, if you do already know the basic term in Graphic Design, it will be a smooth transition for you. But still, expect a little lerning curve when using GIMP. C’mon, in new environment you will need to learn something new.

Eventhough it is open source (free), some people just underestimate the power of GIMP way before they use it. It happened to me though. Back when I was designing for my client, there was a meeting between me and the client, and I just forgot to bring my LAPTOP with me. Its terrible. But luckily, I do have the soft copy of the design in my thumb drive. The only option for me was to use the client’s laptop which is running Ubuntu OS (GIMP support many mian os in the world). I was shocked though. I’m lucky enough that day that the Ubuntu does come with GIMP installed. So, I just plug my thumb drive in and BOOM. There you go. The design is there and the client is happy. There were some text blending option that need to be corrected but I’m lucky enough the client is very happy with the design.

If you are interested to explore GIMP, get it here. http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Paint.NET

Relax. It’s not the typical Paint Application that installed in your Windows OS. This one is a bit more advance in terms of functionality. It stay simple and easy to use. Just add up more functionality to the program. Click lthe link if you want to try it out. http://www.getpaint.net/download.html The thing that I’m impressed by this software is that the size of the application it self. Just 3.5mb download and you are ready to go. Amazing isn’t it?

EXPERIENCE & THOUGHTS: I started to get my self involve in graphic design since i was in 10 years old. When I grew older and my talent start to shine, many people come to me and asked me to teach them the basic of graphic design. But most of them over looked about the software aspect in learning curve phase. They always wanted to have the latest version of photoshop. It is pretty pointless to them to have the latest software available which consume more resource from their computer and in indirect way, will slow your computer down. What do I mean by pointless is that they don’t even know the latest feature that the latest software offers to them. They always have this “bottleneck” stuck in their head. My point here is latest software won’t guarentee you the best product if you don’t know how to use it the correct way. For you begineers out there, remember, GENERATING CREATIVE IDEA IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN USING THE BEST SOFTWARE OUT THERE. I’ve seen many graphic designers that use Paint.NET and GIMP and they produce much better product than the top software on the market right now. Another point I want to highlight here is IT IS YOU WHO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, NOT THE SOFTWARE THAT YOU ARE USING. Even Chase Jarvis (Photographer) also said that but in different context.


As picture shown below, my friend, Farhan just use basic editing program and can still achieve result like this. With a little bit of tweaking, this picture will looks more realistic.





So that’s all folks. Just reading form 1 source isn’t going to make you any better in graphic design. Do some homework on Google.

Be sure you keep coming to this site because I’m going to make sure more information will keep flowing into your mind on net tutorial. Thanks. See you next week.

Story About TIMAH and her Orang Putih Boyfriend...

Just want to share this joke with you guys. My friend PidotPrenly sent me this "surat". Haha

Timah ingin mnghntr surat kpd bf omputehnya.ini adalah isi kndungan suratnya: Dear John, My motive write diz letter is 2 giv noe u smething.I wanna CUT CONNECTION US.I saw u PLAY WOOD THREE in front of my eyes.So, I break connection to PULL MY BODY from diz luv.I've think about diz very COOK-COOK.I know I CLAP ONE HAND ONLY.I don trust u again!U are rally CROCODILE LAND! I I don wan u to PLAY-PLAY with my LIVER.I've been crying until no more eye water.Before diz,u always SALE EXPENSIVE to me n i hate it.I don wan BANANA TO FRUIT 2 TIMES.SAFE WALK! THE TRUE, TIMAH

By the way, please check out this new phone from Nokia called N8. Some says it is the answer from Nokia to the famous Blackberry Storm. Click link for more info!

Friday, October 15, 2010

GD Tutorial: Episode 1 (Vector Graphic)

I'll try to make it as simple as possible. So, before we dive deep into the sea of graphic design, it is very important to understand the basic of graphics. In Digital Graphic design, there are 2 type of graphic that poeple often take it lightly. This is really inportant for web developers and derious graphic designers to understand. If you are not in either category and just using graphic editor software just for fun, you can skip this step.

The 2 types are Vector Graphic and Bitmap. Basically, it's a 2 different format of image wth thier own functionality. The major difference is when you zoom in you picture, the vector graphic (mostly .png file) format wont get pixelated. But the bitmap (mostly .jpg and .gif file) format will straight away get pixelated
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See, the difference is very obvious. As you start designing, you will notice how important this topic is especially when you are editing a High-Resolution Image. Believe me, it happend to me and thousands of people asked me about this.

Why Choose Bitmap over Vector?
Storage size. Vector consume more size that Bitmap image. Reason? It support lots more colours compare to JPG (depends on your setting).

Bonus feature is Vector formatted image can preserve Alpha Channel in your image. Meaning it preserve the transparency of your image. Most web developers really like this feature.

So does that meaning JPG is a bad option for storing image?
Not at all actually. Besides from having a small storing space, JPG also have acceptable quality and for non-trained eye for graphic design, they said it's brilliant. But because of JPG do use the compression just like the .zip file, repeated copying of the file will definately affect the image and quality of your picture. Some say it is because of the noise in the digital signal. I don't know but it might be true. Just google it if you want to know in detail. But the decrease in detail is not very noticable. It will definately won’t be noticable for most of the time and for most of the users.

Stay tune for more next week!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ku is DEAD?

Nope. In fact, he is writing what you are reading right now. He's a little bit off track. That's why there are no post ot all for quite a few months. But don;t worry. He back on track now. With some new idea.

Thanks to Farhan actually. He is the one who suggest me this idea. Full credit to Farhan. His idea is since I'm pretty good at Photoshop, he encourage me to do tutorial on using Phootoshop effectively. BTW, Farhan is good at basic computer security. So, check him out iif you do have some problem with your computer's security system. I'll put the link below.

So expect me to post some Basic Photoshop Tutorial series in 1 week. That's a promise. Thanks. Later.

http://farhanfuad.blogspot.com/

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