November 20, 2011

HowToMakeWatercolorEffects

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Since A LOT of u have been asking me how to make watercolor effects, i'm going to present...tadaaa my first ever tutorial : how to make watercolor effects. enjoy :)

Before u start editing in photoshop. U have to first download the watercolor textures that u want. Just simply go to GOOGLE and type down “watercolor texture”. You can choose any texture that u like. NOTE : Choose more than 1 texture . The more the better
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STEP 1
Open ur photoshop application. This time I’m going to use Photoshop CS3.
Open the image that u are about to edit
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STEP 2
Open all of the watercolor textures that u are going to use.
Don’t forget to adjust the size and make it similar to the image on the first step.
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STEP 3
The tricky part starts here!
A. Ok so I’m going to start with the purple texture. Try to find the “MAGIC WAND TOOL” in the toolbox (The Photoshop toolbox is where it all happens. Almost every single thing you do in Photoshop will involve using tools from the toolbox ) on ur left (as seen on the picture below) the click it or by simply typing a “W”.
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B. Drag ur mouse to the texture and then ur mouse will look like a magic wand
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C. Click on the texture and it will make some kind of connecting lines ( as seen on the picture below).
NOTE : When u are about to click on the texture with ur magic wand, do click on the white area/background instead of clicking on the colored area ( u can see my magic wand on step 3b, it was on the white area/background, not the colored one). Therefore, to make it more easy, it would be better if u download the watercolor texture with blank/white background)
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D. After that, go to SELECT --> INVERSE
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E. Then click the “MOVE TOOL” in the toolbox on the top left ( as seen on the picture below) or just by simply typing a “V”. Now ur mouse won’t look like a magic wand anymore. It looks like a black arrow or a point when u drag it to ur texture.
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F. Click on the texture that are inside the connecting lines (the colored ones) then drag it to ur image (if u are a bit confused, look at ur mouse when it’s on the texture. Make sure that it looks like a black arrow or a point with a scissor on the bottom. if it looks like that, click it then drag it to ur image)
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G. Place it where ever u like
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H. Now, we are going to make the texture more lighter. So look to ur right. There u see whole box which is called the layer palette . All u have to do is click on ur texture layer ( on the picture above it is written as “LAYER 1”) then click the “OPACITY” (found in the upper-right-hand corner of the Layers palette, as seen on the picture below. It ranges from 0 - 100% opacity, and is very useful when working with adjusting color, sharpness, or any other adjustment.) . After that, adjust it. Here, I’m going to adjust it until 62%. Now, the watercolor texture is more lighter
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STEP 4
Then ur done….with the first texture. Here, I’m going to use 2 textures. U can use as many watercolor textures as u want but remember, the more u use , the harder and the longer it gets. I’m going to use the orange one for the second texture. Now, do step 3(a-h) all over again. The steps are all exactly the same
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STEP 5
When ur all done re-doing step 3 , it will look like this ( as seen on the picture below). Now ur done with the watercolor textures!!
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STEP 6
Let’s add some text. Click the “Horizontal Type Tool” in the toolbox on the left (as seen on the picture below) or by typing “T
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STEP 7
Move ur mouse to the image then make a box by clicking and dragging it (it will look like the picture below)
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Then write anything u want! Don’t forget to adjust the FONT, FONT SIZE , and FONT COLOR (all placed on the top as seen on the picture)
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STEP 8
Now, u are done!! YEAYYY!
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Do wait for my other photoshop tutorials! GOODLUCK! :)

November 18, 2011

JFW2012

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P.I.C.K fringe cape, handmade tribal skirt, 611 for centro necklace, soxgallery knee socks, Jeffrey Campbell t-bar shoes
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some photos courtesy of centro
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P.S : I know this might not be important but i found this sailing boat somewhere over at pacific place hihihi ^^

I've attended the JFW2012 last Tuesday with one of my fellow friend Dinta. It actually is some kind of reunion between us cos it has been ages since the last time we met!
Ok soooo the shows was UWOW a.k.a great! I got the chance to watch APPMI,MANGO,and CENTRO shows. APPMI were actually divided into some designers which are Hengki Kawilarang,Rebecca Ing, and Vicki Soetono. It was all about gowns, evening dresses, some rock 'n roll preppy touch, and u-can-see laces with pretty pretty colors and strong details + accessories. I don't think these creations represent me best (for now), but I still liked them :)
Then the centro show! The theme was "urban city style" which the show was divided into 3 color themes. Red,gold, and black&silver. And guess what?? I give them all a YAY!! They're creating a cool rebel chic look with the coolest colors for this season. They also have elegant dresses too. Wait no,they got everything!starting from little red dress,trousers,backless tops,silver metallic blazers,gold dresses,evening dress,and even gowns. This is what I love about centro, they always have these new and fresh designs based on the trends every season. 2thumbs up for centro and the crews! Wohooo!
Buuuuut.... There's a but. Let's just say that I wasn't in a good condition. And I get this stuffed nose,blurry eyes,rough cough,and a little headache thingy at night. And the thing is....the show was until late night. Sooo I had to feel those stuffed-nose,blurry-eyes,rough-cough,and a-little-headache thingy huhu o.O and also there were some delays and the show didn't start as it was written down on the schedule. So there was I, sitting like a dumball (I don't even know what this means but it sounds kinnda cute) who got stuffed-nose,blurry-eyes,rough-cough,and a-little-headache thingy. Sooo the result was, my body dropped the next day and dropped even more the day after the next day... I hope u understand this. But not to worry! I've got my best medicine with me! Which is....tadaaaa....chocolate! :9 chocolate never fails to make me feel better^^
Aaaand that is all. Goodnight :)

November 13, 2011

PICKoutnow

P.I.C.K VOLUME 1 IS OUT!!
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yeayyy!! Check them all out HERE