Learning from the experts : Photoshop CS3

On Monday 26th May, i was invited by Anne from PPM Technology & Communications to the Photoshop CS3 2-hour workshop at . I’m no photoshop experts. i just use what i know but I’m very happy to learn something absolutely new that i don’t try it before.

The instructor is Stephanie Wong, a Certified Expert and Instructor at Teras One Solution.  Among the invitees are Mixter from and Brandon form . the topics that she teach is Quick Selection, Smart Filters, Vanishing Point 2 and merging photos. I never knew there was a Vanishing Point 1 perhaps and that merging photos is not a typical merge. it’s very useful.

Quick Selection tool is a tool like the Magic Wand, just that it’s more clever, you just have to drag it. Well i think most of us know what is Magic Wand for. Quick Selection is for us to select the part of images. Oh another shortcut key that I’ve learnt, is the use of ‘ [ ‘ and ‘ ] ‘ to increase the brush size. Every pixel that you touch with Quick Selection tool, it will be selected.

Next is Smart Objects & Smart Filter. This is totally something new for me. If Stephanie didn’t teach this, im very sure im still using the old traditional method, do-see the results-not satisfied and do it again-thingy. So first is Smart Objects. It was introduced in Photoshop CS2. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondescontructive editing to the layer. Cut it short, it’s like the Movie Clip in Flash. .

As for smart filter, remember the days what we have to apply the filter, undo-it and then, re-apply the filter to suit our configurations? With Smart Filters, no need to go through complex process again. if it doesn’t suit your needs and you need some tweak, you just need to click at Smart Filter layer at Layer Panel. .

Next is vanishing Point. All the time before this, I have to press ctrl or alt to control the ending points of the picture and to make it follow the perspective. vanishing points make it a lot easier. you define the 4 points of the plane/perspective area and then, tweak the point till it suits you. Again I was amazed. there was so many things i missing in using photoshop. I’m not an avid learner to seek for tutorials but I’ve just found this .

And lastly, Stephanie teach us how to merge photos. this is not a simple merge. This totally blown me away. With auto align layer, you just need to import your chosen picture, select the layers and then, click Edit>auto-align layers. After that, start masking it. . In the same category, is a Photomerge tool. Now amateur photographers can say bye-bye to wide lenses. with your shaky hands, you still able to do great panoramic pictures of the places. here ‘s the .

Well that’s the new stuff i found out and at least i’m very lucky before CS4 will be published. Please make use of things that i share here. Practice makes perfect :) There are lots of categories to cover just about any income, including incidental, unplanned income, like lottery winnings or cash gifts a

May 28th, 2008 by sabau Posted in Uncategorized |

Jumble updates :p

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah and peace be upon you dear visitors. It’s been a month without updates. We’re still kicking, and this time, we kicking real hard.

We’ve been busy with projects. One of it is the website for . Developed by Faisal Arbain using Code Igniter. We’re responsible for the whole website developement including Student/Staff Login System, Content Management System, Interface Design, AJAX/XHTML just to name a few. So visit and explore the website to know more about .

Next is we’ve also commissioned to develop an Interactive Game Teaser for one company for one of their product. In the meantime, the works have been submitted but still not published over the net. Here’s just a picture to tease you :p

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Once it become published by the client, we’ll let you know.

Next, has been listed by and inside their gallery. We do practice web standards and we keep up with technology and this is the proof of our commitment towards it. So again thanks to and for the acknowledgment.

Oh and dear possible clients who’re looking forward to have a website of your own company that use XHTML/CSS/AJAX or even full flash website, consider us to be your developers :)

On the end of this month, we’ll surprise you guys with one Flash Lite Application. So, keep on coming to this site ya :) Talk about Flash, just in case you didn’t know, Flash player 10 Public Beta has been released. It introduce a lot of new feature to explore by programmers and developers. Some are 3D effects, Custom Filters, Advanced Text Layout, Enhanced Drawing API, and also Visual Perfomances Improvement, which means the player will be more faster and require less CPU computing process. .

Remember to check back our blog and our website frequently for more updates, Cheers :)

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May 21st, 2008 by sabau Posted in Uncategorized |