Get out there!

Hello all & good day!

This week marks yet another new chapter of my life as its orientation week in Uni! Class selections are to be done tomorrow while my actual classes start next Monday aaand I can’t wait 😀 (I am a tad bit fidgety & hoping that I’ll be able to get good class timings as well as lecturers) There’s much to look forward to and I know I’ve got a goOod 3 years ahead of me.

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To be honest, I’m not really an outgoing person by nature 😮 Though I’ve gotten an earful of advice on how I should get myself active in university and I know it so myself, it’s definitely going to be a challenge for me.

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I’d say I’m more of an introvert… but I can be friendly! (A friendly introvert? 😮 ) I’m not one to completely shy away, and I reach out to people (especially when in the position of responsiblity) but at the same time, I get intimidated when there’s a whole bunch of extroverts dominating the scene… I really do :S

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Nonetheless, I’ve set out to get actively involved in the programmes and events my university offers so that I can serve the students as well as gain experience and develop my character 🙂 A thought that came to me awhile ago: “If you don’t feel comfortable doing it, but you kinda know you should, then you should!”

 

This is because I realized that the things that we are hesitant to do – that are out of our comfort zones – are the very things that make us stretch and grow as individuals! It’s how we learn new things – about the world, about people, about ourselves! 🙂 So get out there, yes – take that step! Don’t talk yourself out of it once you’ve set your mind on it. Don’t be scared to give yourself a little push sometimes because in the end you’ll most likely look back and think “hey, I needed that” 🙂

 

Much love and thanks for reading! ❤

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Brush Calligraphy

Good day! (Or night, since it’s 11.50 p.m for me heh)

My Church’s youth group has a program called Interest Group(IG) and I’m part of the Design & Publicity IG 🙂 In yesterdays meeting, the founder of JM Creations came to teach us the basics of brush calligraphy. What a privilege!

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Although I had a rough idea of the foundations of brush calligraphy (like the whole thin upstroke, thick downstroke rule), it was still fun doing it all together as a group. Also, I’ve never actually been to a calligraphy class so that was nice! We also got to take home a brush pen freebie heh – who wouldn’t like a nice brush pen freebie? :3

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We got to do some painting on both hard press & cold press painting paper too 🙂 I never knew such paper existed up till then!

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Anyway, for anyone out there attempting brush calligraphy, I thought this slanted grid below might help you out 🙂 It may help you get used to the whole 45 degrees way of holding the pen.

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> Download my Calligraphy Grid Here! <

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading 🙂

Vector Mask

Hi guys! I recently came across this page http://abduzeedo.com/node/8413 and I thought that the steps sounded pretty easy so I decided to give it a go myself 🙂 However, considering the fact that it was posted in 2009,  I’m guessing I’m using a more updated version of Photoshop now compared to the one in the post. Hence, I wasn’t able to follow it exactly step by step…

I got my texture from Medialoot – https://medialoot.com/item/100-year-old-paper-textures/

Below is my finished picture 🙂 It’s nothing fancy but I thought that the crumpled paper effect kinda complemented the old wall from my original image. I tried out different brushes and trying to add in some colored brush strokes (like how the link suggested), but nothing seemed to look nice…Any ideas on how I could improve and enhance the look of this picture? 🙂

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(Yes – that is me, btw)

Header Freebies

Hi guys! 🙂

I’ve been making some cute headers using the Adobe Photoshop CS6 and I thought it would be nice to share it for free downloads 😀

Feel free to leave a comment so this noob can learn from you pros out there!

Bacon headerDownload Bacon and Eggs header

Header6

Download Blue Wall header

milkncheese

Download Milk and Cheese header

Header1

Download Cotton Candy header

Desserts

Download Dessert Delight header