Apr 10

Tutorial: Retro Effect With Photoshop

Yes you can do all these on Instagram but its cooler to do it with Photoshop. Here’s how you make magic happen.

Big props to video owner.

If you’re lazy just like me, download the Photoshop action files here and you’ll be on your way… :-)



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Dec 21

21st December 2012 – Is it the end???

It’s been a while since my last most so what better time to do a new one on the END OF THE WORLD day. Hey we might not get another chance. Hahaha. Or will we?

Just say if it does happen how do you want to go? Do you want to know? I sure as hell don’t want to. Lol…

What ever it its I’ll keep this short and simple. Have fun and live life.
If you believe the world is going to end today or anytime soon. Feel free to drop your belongings to me at…. Hahaha just kidding. But no seriously any valuables you would like to part with I’m happy to hang on to them. No guarantee it will be return though. :-)

Anyway, just so happen its our last day of trading for the year. And yup, long awaited holiday is upon us.

We at D.Concept would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2013, that’s if the world don’t end today… Hehehe…

Have a great and SAFE holiday!!!!

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May 30

Vivid Sydney 2012

Its been happening for the last few year but its finally that this year I gave myself a kick in the bum and said “Hey lets grab the old SLR and check it out”

And boy was I NOT disappointed .. :-)

The colours and visual effects was really inspiring and bring ideas to a sometimes dull creative mind. Hey everyone needs a refresher sometimes.. :-)

Led by Jess Scully, Creative Director of Vivid Creative Sydney (see her full interview on The Vine)

Its a sight to behold.

If you find time check it out. For schedule and events check out. www.vividsydney.com

Here are some picts I took on the night of my visit.

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Jan 09

Tutorial: Updating Your PANTONE Libraries for Adobe

Good day one and all. This is the first post of 2012. Hope everyone is having a GREAT New Year just as we are at D.Concept.

BRING ON THE SUN BABY!!!… Summer is finally here.. :-)

Anyway back to business. Here’s a simple one if you don’t already know it.

If you like me work mostly on PANTONE colours you’ll notice that your colour palette is a little out of date in Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign. Your clients giving you colour reference that’s out of your palette’s range???

Well never fear. The fix is just a click away.
Visit www.pantone.com/pages/Pantone/Pantone.aspx?pg=20721&ca=1 and download the installer.

This installs the PANTONE PLUS Digital Libraries to your Adobe CS programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

That’s it!!! You’ll notice in your colour palette new PANTONE + options. There you have it, your PANTONE palette is up-to-date.

Oh by the way, make sure you install PC if you’re on a Windows machine and MAC for MACs. You know the drill :-)

If there’s any questions leave your comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Cheers… :-)

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Nov 22

Tutorial: How to use Refine Edge to Remove an Image Background [Simple]

There is a lot of method to remove background from an image since the dawn of Photoshop. However ever since CS5 arrived its been even easier to do so.

One of the new features that is quick yet clean to work with is Refine Edges. Introduced in Adobe CS5 this tool really cuts your depatching work in half. Especially when you’re working with both hard and soft edges.

For the Photoshop NOVICE out there, here’s a simple method to crop your home photos and put you on the MOON.. :-)

Below is an instruction video by the man himself Terry White [Adobe Evangelist]

Hope Refine Edges is as much fun for you than it was for me.

If you have any question or unsure of any steps feel free to leave a comment or question below and I’ll do my best to answer it.


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