Thursday, December 26, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Indesign. Quick Start!

Hello! Let me share some quick start InDesign tutorials. In these series of tuts, we'll discuss about basic and advance InDesign techniques like setting up a new document, importing texts, creating graphic shapes, backgrounds, importing images and more! And we'll talk about dirty InDesign secrets too.

I hope you can keep in touch while I update this page and make more articles about InDesign. All tutorials are based in my workflow as a production artist.

"Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newpapers and books...
...Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users... "

Creating a New Document

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Digital File Fixups

Do you have digital files needed to be fixed? Files or artworks like blurry logos, lost digital files like calling card designs or advertising materials that needed to be edited.  We'll fix it like brand new!

File formats we can fix: .JPG .PNG .PSD .Ai .InDD, Corel Draw File Formats, .PDF, MS Office Documents

Left is scanned piece of paper with a company logo and at
right is the approved logo fixup.
Logo Fixups
You might have this problem that you need your logo for a print, keynote presentation or internet project but unfortunately your logo is blurry, pixelated, lost, deleted, can't find in the internet or you've been looking for the person who did it and you still don't have contact. Luckily, you have this piece of paper with your brand for reference. We can reproduce your logo in high quality and deliver in different file formats.

Fixed logos can be used in all types of printing media; offset, silkscreen, digital printing, and more.  Delivered in grayscale, RGB, CMYK or Spot colors.

Image Retouching and Editing
Retouching and enhancing photos or editing digital designs like calling cards, leaflets, magazines and other advertising materials. 
On left is a jpeg image with typographical errors, on right is edited artwork ready to print.

Pre-Press Fixups
Get your printing jobs fixed for offset, silkscreen and digital printing.  We'll fix your bleeds, overprints, cmyk conversion, traps, spot colors, soft file editing, layout adjustments and more.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

DIY Pop Up Flash Diffuser

Say goodbye to harsh shadows when using your pop-up flash!  
Install in seconds and it'll cost you a piece of paper and tape!

This DIY photo equipment is inspired by Gary Fong's Puffer.  I simply cut two pieces of white bond paper exactly the size of an ATM card and attached it on my pop-up flash.  Quick and easy!

Here are some camera settings to get you started!  These cam settings are ideal for film and digital cameras that have automatic and manual features.  Although, you can try the DIY pop-up diffuser or other flash diffusing tricks in this tutorial regardless of the limitations of your gear.  Sizes of the DIY diffuser may vary on the size of your pop-up flash.  The DIY flash diffuser you see in the picture above fits for DSLR pop-up flash or alike.

Point and Shoot
For people who don't know about the ins and out of the camera.  Just simply attach the DIY pop-up flash diffuser weather you have a DSLR or a Point and shoot camera, you are ready to go!

Fine tune your DIY pop-up flash diffuser by learning some camera tweaks!  Let us make experiments to define what camera settings to use in different scenes.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Emong, Malunggay Pandesal

Emong, malunggay pandesal with coffee.

Few meters away from the office, I found this delicious Emong malunggay pandesal.  Masarap kahit walang palaman for only Php 2.00.  At ang maganda, open sila 24 hours.

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