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Simple Things…

February 20, 2006

I’ve had a problem with Photoshop’s eyedropper tool these few days that’s really really annoying. By default the eyedropper tool will sample a color from your image and add them to the foreground color in your toolbox. My eyedropper tool’s been adding the colors to my background color; which can be a real pain. It […]

Anatomy of an Icon

January 12, 2006

If you’ve read my previous post on how I create my icons, this article is an excellent update to my workflow. Cian uses paths on his icon design in Photoshop so when we resize the icons into a bigger/smaller size, there won’t be any quality loss. I’m still trying to get used to it at […]


November 24, 2005

A couple of friend and some nice readers asked me how do I create my icons. Not the step-by-step progress, but the concept I’m using, softwares, etc. I’m nowhere near a professional iconist, and there are many ways, methods, and basic concepts of creating one. It differs from one artist to another. I suggest you […]

Need for Speed Most Wanted Cutscene Effect

November 23, 2005

Wow what a title, not sure what to call it, but if you’ve played Need for Speed: Most Wanted, you’ll notice that the cutscene has somekind of blurry-overglow effect. (For those who knows the proper name of this effect please let me know). Here’s a screenshot of the cutscene effect. For the purpose of this […]

Quick Border

November 22, 2005

Here’s a couple of quick method to add borders around your image. Method 1: Open your picture Select the Crop Tool (C), make a selection to crop the entire picture Drag the handles to make the borders. (Fig.1) Figure 1 Method 2: Open your picture. Select Image > Canvas Size. Make sure “Relative” is checked, […]

Simple 3D Buttons in Photoshop

November 22, 2005

I’ve been using this technique to create some quick icons for personal use. You might find it useful. Note: I’m assuming you have basic knowledge in using Photoshop and its tools. Create a New File, 128×128 pixels Create a New Layer [Ctrl+Shift+N], name it ShapeBase. Draw an ellipse using the Elliptical Marquee Tool (Q) on […]