Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Most Embarassing Facebook Post EVER!

This is the funniest Facebook blooper yet. Poor Tracy, didn't know that status updates are being broadcasted to her network. She should learn that there's no such thing as privacy in the internet. I feel bad for her, imagine the humiliation, but this made me LoL big time!

Click to enlarge.


Neat & Simple Website Header Tutorial

The header plays a vital part in a website, because it's where the Logo, Main Menu & other essential components of the blog/website are placed. It's what the visitors notice first, and its aesthetics create the initial impression of what your website is about. In this tutorial, i'll share some tips on how to create a neat & simple header that's suitable for both corporate and personal websites.

1. Create a new file, then add a new layer (Ctrl+Shft+N) name it Base.

Click the Rounded rectangle tool (U), and the settings should be the same as the ones highlighted below. Then Create a rectangle with the appropriate width.

2. Right click on the Layer & select Blending Options, or just double-click. Then check the options for Gradient Overlay & Stroke, below are the settings:

3. Create another Layer on top of the Base layer (name it Highlight) and Select the Ellipse Tool (U).
The ellipse will serve as the highlight of your base layer. Make sure the settings are the same as ones highlighted below:

Set Blending Mode to Overlay and Opacity to 30%. Right-click on the Layer and duplicate it, Select the Move Tool (V) and tilt the duplicated layer, do this one more time and you should end up with something like this:
4. Create another Layer and select the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), and make a rectangle that covers 3/4 of the base layer .

Select the Gradient Fill Tool (G) and choose the Black&White Gradient. Click on the middle of the marquee & drag it downwards, after that set the Blending Mode to Overlay.

5.Place the Logo on the left side, select the Text Tool (T) and type the contents of your menu. Right-click on the text layer and click Blending Options, check Outer Glow and copy the settings below.

6. Create another Layer for the input field, select the rounded rectangle tool & make a search field. Take note of the settings below, make sure your foreground color is White.

7. Again, create a new layer, choose a light foreground color (i chose yellow), You'll just need to create a smaller rectangle for the Search Button, right-click on the Layer & copy the settings below:

8. As a final touch for the header, I used the image below and blended it with the Base Layer, make sure the image is placed on top of the Base Layer and below the other Layers (Highlight, Text & Search Field).

Determine a good placement for the image and set the blending mode to Luminosity.You should get an effect similar to the one below:

9. Just trim the edges by using the Eraser Tool (soft brush).

And now you have your very own sleek header!


Friday, August 21, 2009

20 Unique Wedding Cake Toppers

Here's a compilation of various wedding cake toppers, from the good, the bad, the weird & the ugly. Would you like any of these crowning your wedding cake?

1. Asian Wedding Topper

2. Beach Wedding Topper

3. Groom Dragging the Bride Topper

4. Psychotic Bride Topper

5. Upper East-Siders Topper

6. Family Guy Topper

7. Hikers Topper

8. Lego Couple Topper

9. Undercover Agents Topper

10. Red Necks Topper

11. Rockers Topper

12. Steam Punk Topper

13. Indian Couple Topper

14. Naughty Couple Topper

15. Zombie Kids Topper

16. Scottish Couple Topper

17. Gay Couple Topper

18. Goth Cake Topper

19. Mr. & Mrs. Smith Topper

20. Chuckie's Bride Topper

Hope you enjoyed this list!


Vanessa Hudgens Poses Nude Again

When will she ever learn? She's hot and all but it doesn't mean she has to expose herself every now and then (not that i'm complaining, hehe). But IMO i think it's just a publicity stunt for her new movie BandSlam, which was recently released in the US. The scandalous picture made rounds on Aug 5, and her movie came out Aug 14, how convenient huh?!

I do hope she'd make better decisions next time, if she really wants to reveal herself, why not partake on mature roles?

See her NSFWish pix after the jump.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Countries with The Most Wins in Miss Universe

The Miss Universe pageant is nearing once again, since it's inception in
1952, it has given us the most stunning arrays of beauties from almost every
country in the world. This year, we have 84 countries participating and I'm
sure all of us have our bets, especially the ones from our respective

Though the USA holds the most number of wins, it's evident that Latin
Americans have dominated the pageant, last year's winner was Dayana Mendoza
from Venezuela so on the whole, Latinas have won the crown a dozen times!
Shall this year be any different? Or will it be their 2nd winning streak?

Aside from USA & Venezuela, here are the countries that have won the coveted
crown more than once:


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Here's a simple caricature i made for a friend. I'll post a tutorial soon on how to create caricatures using Photoshop.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Design Focus : Pizza Hut Logo

I read an article weeks ago that Pizza Hut will rebrand itself to 'The Hut' believing that this will improve their declining sales, IMO i think they should stick with the former, i find 'The Hut' unappealing it's like going to a Go-Go Club.
Here in the Philippines, they haven't transitioned to the new concept yet and i'm not sure if they will, considering the cost and all. So enough about that, since this is a design blog, we'll focus on The Hut's corporate identity & it's evolution.

Original Pizza Hut Logo (1968-1999)
Revised Logo (2000-Present), They italicized the words & gave it a more modern look.
This one, as you can see is a combination of the 2nd & New Logo.
Eventually they'll have their new stores or some existing stores bear this Logo:

I prefer the third revision, it looks fresh but the original identity's still there.

So, whaddya think?

Here's a little trivia:

Pizza Hut Stores are now defunct in these countries:
Argentina (1994 - 1998)
Denmark (1994 - 2009)
Switzerland (1988 - 2004)
Austria (1996 - 2003)
South Africa


Monday, August 17, 2009

The Coolest Optical Illusion

This one's my favorite optical illusion, it perfectly demonstrates how our eyes can easily be deceived. The spirals seem to move (click image for a bigger view), but this image is static, you can even check the properties, it's JPG format :)

Pretty neat huh?!


Stunning Realistically Rendered Paintings

These paintings were done by extraordinary artists.. they look like ordinary pictures taken using a camera, but these were hand drawn. Amazing isn't it?

Shower Scene

Milk Girl

Lunch in Tiburon

If you wanna check out more awesome images, click here.


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