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Thursday, 19 July 2007

Stressed Out!!

WWWAAAAAHHH!!! Too much work!! I wish I could scream everything out!

Well, no, not really. But my fingers are too hyped up typing that I thought I'd get the hype out of it by blogging... here goes.

Well I've been busy the past week. Lots of things worrying me.. Investigatory Project... other projects... Photoshop requests... sigh... I'm beat.

Since the weekend's coming I better relax for a while... maybe you should too. :D

(Where the heck did I put the Diablo CD? :lol:)

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Symbianize Reps

I dunno why but it really seems ironic that everytime I expect to get some extra reputation for my posts in Symbianize, I don't, but when I just help out casually, I get an increase in reputation. I don't know why but it often happens.

Just a thought. :)

Saturday, 14 July 2007

It's Cramming Time

I really need to blow off some steam, so that's why I am blogging, again.

Blogging isn't just a stress-reliever for me, it's a hobby. But right now I consider it a stress-reliever. Have too much work to do, and I don't think I can finish it all in time.

Wonder what that "work" is? Photoshop requests, school projects, a news article, to name a few. And boy, do I have to relearn the basics of cramming, hehehe..

I used to cram before, that was when I was lazy. And when I say lazy, I mean laaaaaaazzzzzyyyy...... but I've managed to break the habit, yet I have to redo it again this time, at least only for now, I have to do lots of work. If I don't do so, most likely I won't be finished with any at all.

Well, I still have more work to do, and I guess this is where I stop typing, for now.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Some Photoshop Techniques

How would you like me to share some Photoshop techniques I use in my image creations? Well, look no further, and get your notebook, 'coz it's time for Photoshop techniques 101.

1. Use a good version of Photoshop

First of all, I recommend you to use a version which has features you'll use, and a version which
your PC can handle. I don't recommend the latest version, CS3, since it's still buggy, even though it's
Vista-compatible. The version I use is CS2, and even though it runs a bit sluggish on my machine, it
works. But if your PC can't handle CS2, try CS1(or CS) instead.

2. Use gradients.

I find the usage of gradients in background provides a nice effect. If you have a base picture/image, you can get your colors there, either by mixing your own or using the eyedropper tool. If not, you can use some of the preset colors(found on the toolbar directly under the menu bar. It shows up if you select the gradient tool itself.).

3. Use Layer Styles

Another neat technique is the usage of layer styles in Photoshop. If you've been hiding in a rock for some reason, you can find a submenu named "Layer Styles" in the "Layer" menu. It allows you to have anywhere from transparent effects to emboss effects to your layers. Use in conjunction with multiple-layered *.psd documents.

4. Use Filters

Those Photoshop filters aren't only for wasting RAM, they're for adding some neat touch-ups to your image. For instance, I love using the Render > Lens Flare effect. Try experimenting for yourself. :D

5. Have a Good "Base Image"

Oftentimes when you're making a Photoshop image you won't have much idea on its concept. Well a good tip is to search for an image you will base this Photoshop image. Google, Yahoo, and probably others have an image-searching service, and other interesting sites you may find with pics could be useful. Conclusion: everytime you see an image worth scrutinizing, start up Photoshop and make an image out of it!

Well, that's it for the tips. I'll give ya guys more Photoshop techniques, once I learn them(heh)

Creating Userbars with Photoshop.

Lately, I've been having fun making userbars(little bars you can add to your forum signature or website, usually describing favorites or interests.), ever since I've learned making them(and a bit of Photoshop too.)

Check this site out for a free userbar tutorial(which I read). Very informative. Trust me.

Want to see my userbar creations? Click here.

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Symbianize - Exclusive Pinoy Chat, Mobile and PC Community

To all Pinoy(Filipino) blog readers: Symbianize is an online community designed specifically for Filipinos. Very friendly community with lots of professionals to answer your cellphone and computer queries. You may also find free applications, games, themes, and other multimedia files for you phone or PC.

Discussions are not pure technical. Anything can be discuss, from deep, contemporary conversations to meaningless, shallow chit-chat. To join, look for the Symbianize-titled link to the right section of this page.

Exclusive Pinoy Chat, Mobile, and PC Community

Mastery Exams Almost Over

Well... just 2 more exams left and I can finally lay down again... and why bother reviewing?

No, not really. I'm still gonna review for P.E. and Health... since that's my last chance to get a high result on a mastery exam.. oh well. That's 'coz most of my exams were... well, you get the idea.

In other news... my PS skills seem to be improving. Been making new userbars in my Photoshop CS2. And my Windows XP Pro Student Edition download is almost done. Finally, 570+ MBs of data done. Now all I need is a CD-RW drive(lol)

It's fun playing an old Win95 game... trust me. Try Diablo. It's one of the best, even though old.

Google AdSense on My Blog

It's great being able to make money with my blog. How? Through Google AdSense.

Those Google ads you see on the right and at the bottom of the page are making me money for every click my blog viewers make. Indeed, Adsense is a great way to make money with a site or blog.

And ad impressions/clicks aren't the only way to make money with them. The search box is not only a great add-on tool on my blog, but it makes some extra cash for each search result you may find useful.

Since I just signed up for AdSense I may not expect some good results now, but I will. I just know it's a promising opportunity.

How do I make money with AdSense? I get paid either by CPM(Cost per Mille/Thousand/Impression), or for each unique, valid click on the ads.

CPM refers to the impressions I may display on the site. That is, how many times it is shown. More site/blog viewers mean more impressions. CPM rates vary, according to Google, so earnings can be high or low for CPM advertising. See-saw effect, eh?

Of course, there is earnings to be expected for actual clicks on the ads. I get paid for each valid, unique click on the ads. That means each unique user that clicks on the ads qualifies as additional earnings to my AdSense account.

That's why AdSense is a good choice for most publishers who are looking to use their vacant site/blog space that is an advertising opportunity.

Friday, 6 July 2007

More Work.. sigh..

So a lot's been keeping me busy at the moment... 5k007work... website design(mine and 2-S's)... Photoshop work... I need a break.

Right... so I, I NEED a break? Right... lol.

I was never really the type who takes a break during work... well, not really. But seriously, whenever I start on something I am willing to do, I do it all the way.

And now... I still have a message to send... so I bid you adieu... :D

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Too Busy Photoshopping

So... you're skeptical that I am a Photoshop n00b? Well, I WAS. Not at least, until I taught myself Photoshop.

Heh... Photoshop isn't easy, let me tell you. Sure, I made my own blog logo, I made my own Friendster background, I made a few userbars, and I'm not going to brag about the rest soooo... back to the topic.

Well, now that the people at 5k001(note the 13375p34k spelling) know about my (still n00b15h™, really) Photoshop skillz... they made some requests.. so after the mastery exams I will work on those... has some neat tutorials for you. :D

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Mastery Exams Comin' Up

Just because I'm too smart doesn't mean I shouldn't worry about the upcoming mastery exams in class...

Yeah, I'm a nerd, but I can't take this lying around. Trust me. I've had experience on this one... a very bad one. So screw me if I do it again. (Note: I don't really wanna talk about that "incident" sooo....)

And if you're one of my classmates, I suggest you shut down your computer now and start studying.


So, you came here to get a piece of The Ultimate Nerd, eh? Guess what? You came to the right place.

And let me guess, now you're wondering why you're here? Here are a few good hints:

  • You want to know who this 'Ultimate Nerd' is
  • You want advice on online marketing, or better yet, start making money at home.
  • You want to find some interesting sites on the 'net.
  • You're looking for a word to add to your very minuscule vocabulary.
  • You want to learn 13375p34k (leetspeak).
  • You're one of my ever-increasing online/offline stalkers.
  • You're bored.
  • [insert joke here]
So there... tell me if your reason/s aren't listed. *laughs*