Hello there. I am Terry and I am a full-time undergraduate based in Singapore. I take photos, write a blog and design websites.

And no, I'm not a teddy bear.

Inspirational Friday

One week just slipped past me in a blink of an eye, and I am around 1.5 weeks away from my first paper. The past week was nothing but full of business, uneasiness, nervousness and a serious case of sleep deprivation. I barely manage to get a shut eye of 3 hours a day, and what I can afford at most is taking 30-minute power naps in the school library, waking up weary eyed and completely zonked.

There were a few occasions where I woke up in the middle of my sleep, dreaming that the exams are over / I’m late for a paper / I missed a lecture / I lost my tutorial sheets and etc, then only to realize that it’s a dream after panicking 15 minutes for nothing. The anxiety attacks are not debilitating, but definitely very, very annoying and disorienting.

That’s all personal updates! I’ve been wanting to write something more personal this week, but since it’s Friday, I think it will be nice for me to share with everyone things I’ve came across this week.

Fonty Friday: Second run

So here we go, the second run of Fonty Friday. This week, I’ve chosen Fertigo Pro. It’s just too lovely to resist, and exudes this vintage charm but not losing some modern appeal:

Fonty Friday - Fertigo Pro

You can download Fertigo Pro here. Although it’s free, you’re required to sign up as a member in order to proceed to check out. A little annoying yes, but the font is something that many would die for.

Some of my design works

I’ve been reading up on tutorials – special thanks to the people I follow on Twitter who keep churning out links to awesome design tutorials. Here are some of my works – to view them in a larger solution, simply click on the thumbnail.

1. Colour synthesis

Spirograph - Colour synthesis

Spirograph - Colour synthesis

One of my personal favourite so far, and is best viewed on black. Fabio (from Abduzeedo) wrote an amazing tutorial last year about creating a spirograph of sorts using a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop. I didn’t dare to dive into it the first time because Illustrator sounded too remote and vague to me. I was so worn out by my revisions this week that I’ve decided to give his tutorial a try, to keep my brain ticking.

2. Earthlink

Earthlink - If I change, the world changes.

Earthlink - If I change, the world changes.

Earthlink is an environmental club in my university, and I’m proud to be part of it. I’m the publication officer of the club, will be retiring at the end of the semester but I’m considering going for the publicity post next year. Anyway, back to the poster itself, it’s inspired by Collis’ tutorial on PSDTuts – Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop.I’ve used a stock photo of mine (the angel) to give some extra punch, plus some lovely brushes.

3. Starfield

Starfield

Starfield

You can actually cretae a starfield from scratch in Photoshop! No graphics needed – you’ll be playing around with filters and a few other simple adjustments, that’s all. Gred’s tutorial, Make a Realistic Star Field, walked me through the amazingly simple steps (although it takes time to get familiar with it), and it’s all about letting your creativity go wild.

Videos of the week – Zapping, Steel Life

Fubiz posted this cute animation titled Zapping, a few days ago – check it out!


Zapping from Aritz Aizpurua on Vimeo.

Thanks to @fredyatesiv for the thumbs up – this video demonstrates what one can achieve using CG effects. Simply mind-blowing!


Steel Life from Mathieu Gérard on Vimeo.

That’s all!

Have a great weekend, folks! I might be late in replying your comments and leaving comments on your blogs – my life will be dominated by endless revisions until my last paper on the 28th. Wish me luck!

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