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Made with Paper

17 Aug

 

Here’s some of the latest drawings from the Paper app.

Created for #PaperPrompts
Chang'e
Cycling at night

Big Guy!
Boxing Kangaroo

 

Cat & Butter

30 Jul

 

Wouldn’t this be cool if it is real! Perpetual power! And a bad headache for the cat… LOL!

 

Montage: Unboxing the Nexus 7 is fun!

17 Jul

 

 

Gotye’s hit and parody

1 Jul

 

I bet many of you have seen the Somebody That I Used To Know cover by Walk of the Earth. I was thinking of listening to it again recently and search for it on Youtube. I didn’t realise there were a few nice parodies of the song.

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video


Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)

The Key Of Awesome - WOTE Parody - Somebody That I Used To Know

‘The Star Wars That I Used To Know’ - Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ Parody

 

Apple Podcast & my first Podcast image

27 Jun
iOS

 

Today Apple launched a new app for listening to Podcast. With this app, you can more easily discover, subscribe to and play your favourite podcasts. As with all Apple apps, they have put in some nice touches like the radio like fail to browse, the tape deck when playing, and features like slow or fast way of listening, sleep timer, streaming… I love listening to podcast, more than listening to music. With podcast, I find I am able to more easily catch up with the latest happening, or learn something new. Go and grab it now and start loading up your list.

While browsing the podcast list, I remembered a graphic I did for Dan Miller of 48 Days.com. He has a podcast, “48 Days To The Work You Love” and he had this blurry, poorly done podcast album cover. I felt the image did a disservice to his branding and did up a new one for him, Glad to see that he is still using it.

48 days

 

How Twitter was Born

26 Jun

 

Twitter new logo

On February 8 2007 Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter wrote: “One could change the world with one hundred and forty characters.” smile

Just read this article of how Twitter was born, it’s origin, the name and more on makeuseof.

 

Review: OlloClip

24 Jun

 

They say the best camera is the one you carry with you. Most of the time, that’s my iPhone. But when if there is an accessory that make the iPhone camera even better.. something that is compact, easy to carry… something that makes photography more fun, capturing a lot more of your scene, a lot closer… that accessory? OlloClip

OlloClip

Olloclip is a quick-connect lens for the iPhone 4 and 4S. With just one package, you get a fisheye, wide-angle and macro lens.

Here’s a sample comparison of the original iPhone lens, wide-angle and fisheye.

OlloClip Sample

As you can see, the fisheye captures a lot more without the need to step back. The best part is the macro lens. A quick twist of the wide-angle lens, reveals my favourite lens. To give you an idea, here’s a small spider around 1 cm or the little pinky nail on your hand. It’s that awesome.

Macro Spider

This is a video I found that blew me away.

All you need is a bit of patience to get close enough to have the subject in focus. smile

There is however a minus, that is it only clips well with a “naked” phone. That’s right, no case. If your screen protector is too thick, you may have trouble putting the lens on. I still have my screen protector on, just that it’s a bit bent at the corner.

So, if there is just one accessory you must get, I highly recommend the OlloClip.

 

 

 

Paper by 53

23 Jun

 

One of my favourite app on the iPad is Paper by Fifty Three.

Like their tagline says, "Simply Beautiful". When you open the app, you are presented with your sketchbooks.

Sketchbooks

You can customise the covers, titles and create as many sketchbooks as you want.Swiping left and right will allow you to browse through your sketchbooks. Clicking on it will bring you the pages.

Sketchbooks Pages

Everything flows so beautifully!

Sketchbooks Pages

Once you are in your sketchboook, the page fills your screen. A blank page ready for you to unleash your creativity. A quick swipe up from the bottom screen brings up the tools palette. It presents 5 tools, a fountain pen, a soft lead pencil, a bold marker, a fine line pen, and a water colour brush. The undo tool is a gesture with two fingers on the screen, doing a anti clockwise rewinds the action you did earlier. I have been using this gesture so often, when I switch app, I find myself trying to "rewind" my actions. lol.

When you are comfortable with the tools, you will be creating amazing artworks too. Want some inspiration? Check out flickr or do a search in twitter for the hashtag #madewithpaper. Sebastian has also done up a nice cheat sheet.

Paper is currently free with one tool, the fountain pen. You can preview the other tools in-app and decide if you wish to purchase them at $1.99 each or $7.99 for all. But I bet you will have fun with the fountain pen! Give it a spin and show me your creations.

Here are some of mine

The flying tortoise Reepicheep Mouse Starting again

 

 


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