Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Derma sambil berbakti [ Doa Anak - anak yatim ]



16 APRIL 2014, 

Projek asrama perempuan di NUR IMAN sedang bermula. Sama-sama kita doakan agar segalanya berjalan lancar. Dalam masa yang sama juga, kami sentiasa mengharapkan derma,sumbangan, sedekah,wakaf dan zakat daripada masyarat di luar sana untuk menjayakan operasi dan pembanggunan Asrama Perempuan ini.

Sumbangan anda boleh disalurkan ke akaun NUR IMAN seperti dibawah:

5560 9322 9028 Maybank

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Copy and paste edition

Moderne Sans by Marius Kempken

A clean and elegant sans serif typeface, Moderne Sans was created by graphic designer Marius Kempken. "Moderne Sans is a free font, inspired by 1920s typography," Kempken comments on Behance. "The design is based on uppercase letters, but I created lowercase letters, numbers and some alternative letters too."
You can download Moderne Sans for free over on Behance.

 Moderne Sans

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Copy & Paste {Edition}


Both the client and designer play important roles in the creation of good design. However, each one holds certain strengths and insights that the other doesn’t. As such, think carefully about the part each group plays, and try to avoid stepping on the other’s toes.
You talk about presenting just one idea to your clients. I get occasional enquiries where I’m asked to create a number of designs. Have any of your clients been adamant about seeing more than one idea?
Although many clients start by asking for three options, I explain to them why aiming for one target is more sensible: Doing so minimizes tangential directions that can take the project off course, helps keeps the project on track/budget, and reduces the number of decisions they’re forced to contend with.
I explain that we run many (often hundreds of) variations in studio, and edit down the choices before presenting the most workable option for their review. If they disagree with our recommended direction, we note what isn’t working, and then iterate.
We don’t mind going back to the drawing board if necessary; we just want to ensure that we’re moving the client and project forward in one clear direction. When I explain this, most clients see the logic and agree that it makes more sense than the alternative.

IKEA’s designers employ a number of consistent rules when producing assets. As a result, you could change the text to gibberish and most would still be able to identify the brand.
You say the voice of the designer is irrelevant — what do you mean?
I’m speaking specifically about individual personality and style. Design is often considered a close cousin to art, and this misunderstanding clouds what our industry is about. New designers, in particular, want to imbue their work with their own sensibilities, but this desire isn’t actually that important.
Clients, for the most part, don’t want the designer’s personality to show through the work they produce; instead, they need design that is built around their needs and amplifies their organization’s values and aspirations. Designers need to gear themselves to think about their clients’ needs first.

It’s understandable that you’ll find trends compelling, but it’s a real drag to look back and realize that you were lured into the same pointless fads as everyone else.

Read it futher here

Friday, May 10, 2013

How to become a Wallerist

We are a collective of creative minds that had the idea to create a place where anyone could find art murals to decorate their walls.  We think it´s just a boring attempt to define what art is and is not.  Why not make something that can stand alone, unframed. Voila! Now you have The Wallery.
We are a startup from Barcelona, with Sílvia Langa as the Founder. We want to change the concept of showing art in our walls. - to know more about The Wallery

to become a wallerist like below example :-


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How To Create Vector Bunny?

Tutorial 1
Do you have a gut to this vector bunny? try this one by clicking on this link
Edited by : meeboo / vektorlah executive producer(s)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Free Font For You!!

Hear ye hear ye, it's a good news for typo or designer lover! It's a new FONTS!! yeayyyyy!!

Link to download : Here

So here a bit brief from the company. Kudos!

Blanch Font

This typeface family came about from a search for a traditional font with a contemporary feel which reflected the Blanch products; artisanal recipes, adapted to our modern times. This is a modular typeface family halfway between a 50s style sans serif and the range of numerical characters which most labelling machines use. 

These are seemingly contrasting concepts which lend themselves to the creation of an atypical font

Whole lot of fun!! whooooowiiiihhh

Monday, October 8, 2012

Republish Tutorials by Mr.Maxine Quoilin

Photoshop tutorial: Create art that celebrates the Diamond Jubilee

Maxime Quoilin shares his snappy image manipulaton techniques for a right royal artwork


Step 1

With Photoshop, you can make art out of anything. During a graphic design contest held in Belgium, graphic designer Maxime Quoilin wanted to create something truly original and ‘of the moment’. He got out his camera, went into the crowd, and randomly took pictures of those attending to include in his creation -- and has produced a work that taps into the celebratory mood of this weekend's Diamond Jubilee here in the UK.
This could have been a pretty stressful thing to achieve; working with images he wasn’t familiar with in a limited period of time – and with an audience. Thankfully, what with Photoshop’s endless capabilities, including blending modes, advanced layer masks and the Levels tool, the process was smoother than expected.
Photo manipulation is all about blending pictures together so the overall image fits. This is what Maxime is going to demonstrate in this photo manipulation tutorial. You’ll also learn how to apply techniques quicker. Whether you’re in a contest, or just working to a tight client deadline, it pays to be lighter on your feet.

Project files

Step 2

Kick off by creating an A4 300dpi document in Photoshop. Insert PlasterWhite-Dirty0112_L.jpg from the project files, rotate it and scale it to the canvas size, while more or less keeping its proportion.
Adjust the contrast using Levels (Cmd/Ctrl + L), as shown in the above image, then lower the layer’s opacity to 65%.

Step 3

Open the Paper0007_L.jpg, copy and paste it into your document and scale it to the size of the canvas. Set its blending mode to Hard Light. Select both layers and group them (Cmd/Ctrl + G).
Above the group, create a ‘Hue/Saturation’ adjustment layer and drop the saturation to -100. This layer will stay at the top most of the composition to tie it all together.

Step 4

Next, insert the rough drawing of a queen (queen.jpg). This is a pretty low-res image, but we’ll fix this. Scale it, so it covers about two-thirds of the composition. Select the black area with the Magic Wand (W) and click on Refine Edge.
The most important thing is to add a lot of smoothness and contrast. Once you’re done, create a new layer, fill the new selection with black, and delete the layer with the rough version.

Step 5

Hold down Cmd/Ctrl, click on the queen layer’s thumbnail, and create a new group.
While you still have the selection, add a new layer mask by hitting Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + N and ensuring Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask is selected. This will crop anything from the group that’s not inside the queen’s shape. Place the queen layer into the group.

Step 6

Add pictures of people to the group; use your own photos to create something personal, and scatter them around. As everything is under the ‘Hue/Saturation’ layer, they will automatically be desaturated.
The first step to blending everything together is to use a Layer mask on each of these layers and to erase the edges with a big soft brush – or with a Spray Paint brush.
Now your group should look very similar to what we’re showing in the image right.

Step 7

To have consistent tones inside the queen, we need the elements to have more or less the same contrast. To do so, play around with the Levels tool (Cmd/Ctrl + L) on your photos and make the brighter images darker.
Deal with any bright areas that are left by painting darkness with a big, soft, black brush.

Step 8

Insert HighRiseNight0028_2_L.jpg inside the group, in the bottom left of your artwork. Erase the edges by adding a Layer mask and, again, using a big, soft, black brush.
Using the Levels tool, boost the highlights, especially the lights coming out of the building’s windows.

Step 9

It’s vital to have independent Layer masks to make a series of separate adjustments to the queen shape. While selecting our initial group of layers, hit Cmd/Ctrl + G three times to create a series of enveloping layer groups. Then add a blank Layer mask to each of these groups.

Step 10

Download and install Chris Spooner’s spatter brushes. On the Layer mask of the innermost group, use them to paint some parts in black. This will mask some parts of the queen shape. Bear in mind you want people
to be able to recognise the shape, so use this sparingly.

Step 11

Here you will need some spraypaint brushes. On the next two Layer masks, use them multiple times to damage the shape. For more control, you can click on the link between the group and the Layer mask. This allows you to rotate or scale the Layer mask independently from the group.

Step 12

At this point, we have a good idea of what the final composition will look like. Create a ‘Curves’ adjustment layer at the top of the layer panel.
In the RGB channel selection (Alt + 2), set the Output to 10 and the Input to 0; this will reduce the black density.

Step 13

Still in the ‘Curves’ adjustment layer, go to the Blue channel (Alt + 5) and set the Output to 7 and the Input to 0.

Step 14

Now the dark areas will have a very slight and subtle blue tone like this.

Step 15

Let’s add some abstract shapes to the mix. Inside a new group, select the Line tool (U) and, with a 6px white line, start drawing some geometric shapes in the upper-right part of the composition.
Add a Layer mask to it, and brush out some of the shape.

Step 16

Now for some subtle and elegant typography to contrast the grunge of the rest of the piece.
Type God Save The Queen, placing one word per line – a phrase that’s tied to both the British monarchy now and the Sex Pistols song from the last Jubilee celebrations. I used a classic Serif Bold typeface. Use a golden colour (#bfb373) as it’ll stand out from the black-and-white background, even when we lower its opacity in the next step.

Step 17

For a stylish transparency with some neat highlights, set the typography layer’s blending mode to Overlay, then duplicate it. Change this new layer‘s blending mode to Normal, and use a very low opacity of 25%.

In the final step, create a white layer at the top of the layer stack and add a Layer mask. With a big, soft, black brush, erase the centre. Detach the link with the group and enlarge the mask, vertically. Once you’re done, set the opacity to 50%. Doing this will add greater focus to the composition, as well as give  dreamy feel to the overall piece.