Monday, June 30, 2008

Fruit Cake - 26 June 2008

Baked fruit cake again cause its super yummy and I wanted to perfect it.

This time, its perfect! Can start cake-selling business already. LOL.


fruit mix

the laziest way to line the cake tin!

in it goes!

some cupcakes too...


Friday, June 27, 2008

Solid Gold Effect - Photoshop CS3 Tutorial

Yays... It's tutorial number 2!

I was surfing the net for new inspirations...and tadaaaa! Solid Gold!

Works on anything. Cars, flowers, handphones... ANYTHING!

To start off, choose your image. Best if its something with a solid background or else you would have to do some extra work to extract your image. I was lazy to browse for better photos so I'll just use one of a Hibiscus that I shot in Camerons.

Select the Rectangular Marquee tool ( the one with the dotted box ) or simply press M on your keyboard. Drag it across your whole image and then press Ctrl + C to copy the image.

Next, go to Layer > New > Layer or simply press Ctrl + Shift + N to add a new layer.

Then, press Ctrl + V to paste the image onto the new layer.

Now, in the layer box see the small little eye on both layers. Deselect the background 'eye'. Then, go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. You should get a greyscaled image now.

Next, click on the fx button found at the bottom of the Layer box and select Color Overlay.

Select a Golden Yellow colour and change the blend mode to Color Burn.

Finally, go to Image > Adjustment > Levels. Play around with the bar until you get the effect you want and are done!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Got my laptop back! So I'll be posting up new tutorials after I finish experimenting new stuffs.

and also...

not forgetting...

Penang photos! (they are saved! hard disk crashed)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Retro Loving - Photoshop tutorial

Here goes my first tutorial! I was using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 in this one but everything is the same in Adobe Photoshop CS 2 or CS 3.

I'll call this one Retro cause it looks retro. Well, to me at least.

To start off, open a photo that you wanna edit. Then, click on Image > Adjustments > Threshold.

The Threshold option box will pop up. So what you need to do now is to adjust the bar found just below the graphy thing. To the left, there will be more white area and to the right, more black area. When you are happy with it, just click 'OKAY'.

Next thing to do is to add a New Layer. Shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+N or simply go to Layer > Add new layer. A box will pop up, just click ok.

Then, click on the colour chart found on the upper right hand corner. See that colourful bar thing? I'm talking about that. Choose the colour you want. I'm taking purple. Don't go for dark colours cause you will end up seeing nothing on your photo.

Next, see the paint bucket tool on the right? Its actually the filling tool. Click on that and then click on the image.

Then, if you know how to go to Blending Options...go there and select Multiply. Otherwise, see the Layer box in the image below. Click on the options and then Multiply. If there is no Layer box in your workspace, go to Window (from the toolbar on top) and then click on Layer.

Add Text if you want to with the text tool.

End result.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Photoshop Tutorials

Since I'm getting rather useless bumming around (eating, sleeping, baking, watching shows online and on the tv and going out to spend money). I've decided to work on sharing Photoshop-ing skills which I've self explored over the past 2 or 3 years?

Don't have photoshop?

Go download the trial version from *click*

If your trial version expired already and you wanna get the crack code for free. Drop me a msg!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The reason why I never liked my blog to be public...

It feels like there are ppl stalking me.


Sad to say, all you will ever get is pictures and more pictures!

Nothing private!

Nothing about my thoughts.

Nothing about what I do or what I have done.

And really, I do appreciate it if you leave comments. Whether to condemn my photos or admire them.

Signing off,
Mun Shan

Friday, June 13, 2008

the continuation of the Penang post shall have to wait.

Laptop crashed! *prays hard that I can save my files there*

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Penang June 08

Stayed in Tanjung Bungah Beach Resort. Rooms were quite old, view was nice, beach was clean and they were having renovation works at the lobby.

the suite...

the suite...

Went to Macalister Road to try new stalls. The last time round, Gurney drive was a major disappointment cause it was so dirty! Had Fried Carrot Cake, Fried oysters, Beef ball noodles and Beer!

Next morning, I woke up at 7.30am to see the sunrise. Disappointed...I went back to sleep.

Washed up and went out for breakfast in Air Itam. The road on the way up to Kek Lok Si. Had Char Koay Teow and Fish head noodles. Didn't walk up to Kek Lok Si cause we were short of time and we've been there before.


work in progress...
*Will continue later...*

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bioscience's shirt!

Being the pioneer batch and all, we were set to be different!

And so, a few of us suggested that we should get a class shirt done. I agreed to design... first design was accepted by some ppl and some were not up for it. I must say, I'm quite used to it already. Some ppl tend to be harder to be pleased.

So, I did some surfing on the net and found another inspiration.
Showed it to the class and it was accepted. Green light!

A tree that represents what we were studying! All of our names and the certified logo that meant that we were the pioneer batch!
Ahhh...went ahead with printing the shirt.

White for RM27 and Black for RM 29.

Thought of doing a PM3 shirt as well, but not everyone wanted it so the idea was abolished.

And...with this shirt. A new plan came a
long. T-shirt business!

I'm back!

Guess where I went!

A place with loads of good food...

Friday, June 6, 2008