Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Design is Beautifully Ripped Off

I was shocked knowing that one of my Photoshop freebies being hijacked by some other Bloggers for their own benefit. Since this was my first experience, I’m getting intense to find out how to prevent this issue.


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You can tell how your work of art becomes popular using site tracker tool. As I’ve been checking my stat regularly, I found that, one of my Photoshop freebies gets good attention from some reader segment. I used “Round Corner Photoshop Brushes” as anchor text for every link related and image alt. I didn’t mean to search down for hijacking items on my design. I went to Google to find out how my blog post rank result in “Round Corner Photoshop Brushes” keywords. Sadly but true, I found 5 sites doing copyright violation on my design. They simply erased my watermark tagline on the preview image, and replaced it with their own logo, as if they have created it by themselves. No link back or attribution definitely, and they provide re-self-hosted link to download the file.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Click Comment: Cool Widget for Blogger

Blogging is about posting or reading an article and also get interact with other people in comments. Would it be cool to have click comment widget on your blog? Post Reach introduces a new way to comment on a blog.

Click Comment: Cool Widget for Blogger

This comment widget allows your reader to comment simply by clicking one of the Icon Sets to appreciate an article that they have read. This is so much easier for some reader who choose not to type few words to comment ;)

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Round Corner Square Photoshop Brushes

This is my first collection of Photoshop Brushes that I designed a month ago. I made only 7 set of Photoshop brushes. These are actually sort of Round Corner Square vectors and after I finished, I put each of them in my Photoshop Brush preset to be compiled in single ABR file. I think each of brush can be categorized as medium in size (1613px – 1977px).

Round Corner Square Photoshop Brushes


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I would like to remind you that all of my ‘Free Design Box’ files are FREE (for personal or commercial use). But after I found that my Photoshop brushes set were hijacked by someone else, please read: Legal Usage to employ Graphic Identity’s ‘Free Design Box’ files.

Download the Graphic Identity – round corner square brushes.ABR (896 Kb) inside a WinRAR archive file.

Graphic Identity - round corner square brushes.RAR (252Kb)

Round Corner Square Photoshop Brushes


Some of you probably don’t know how to install brush set, and for that reason I have a quick tutorial: How to Install Photoshop Brush Set.

If you like my Photoshop Brushes please give comment before you download them because I will appreciate any feedback from you.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

How to Install Photoshop Brush Set

Photoshop Brushes usually available in huge size files. This is because some designer made high resolution brushes to get high quality for Printing Standard. The size of each brush can be range between 1500px – 2500px. You can imagine if a series of certain theme brush being compiled together in one file. I’m not talking about hundreds of kilobytes, be patient to download more than 10 megabytes .ABR file in archive folder.

Photoshop Brushes by default, saved in a specific file known as: .ABR file format.

How to Install Photoshop Brush Set

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Monday, October 15, 2007

How to create Swirly Curls in Illustrator

It’s been more than a week since my last tutorial article. Hope you would love this one ;)
Today’s tutorial is different than before. I want to share you an easy tutorial of how to create Swirls in Illustrator.

Decorative swirls are loved nowadays; people always use this style along with natural element into their design. I know that there are lots of tutorials which are sound similar with mine. Well the idea is to create swirly curls, but my technique would probably different than any others. The twirl effect result is having some hazy kind of curls, so I guess it would be interesting.

How to create Swirly Curls in Illustrator

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Blog Action Day : Environmental Awareness

October 15, is Blog Action Day , and the theme this year is "environment".

Blog Action Day : Environmental Awareness

Joanne of Laidback Buddhist, pointed me out about the Blog Action Day. I've been planning to write a short post about a beach near my hometown, in north-east of Surabaya, Indonesia.

There is a small population of fishermen, where all the people depending so much to find living from the seashore until 5 kilometers far of radius from it. The fisherman community would about to vanish in another 5 years or shorter.

It was started when the local government decided to build 10 km Highway Bridge to connect the main island of East Java, Indonesia to a small island called Madura. According to one of the fishermen community member, they are now can hardly find fish and their income has been decreasing ever since. The sea environment was destroyed by the massive highway development.

Blog Action Day : Environmental Awareness

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Grunge Text Effect in Photoshop Action – Part 3

Another grunge text effect photoshop action to download today ;). You should try this tutorial because this kind of text effect is neater than the Part 1 and Part 2. Still result in destroyed fonts but I exclude random rustic details at the text background which belong in previous version.

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Download the Graphic Identity - text grunge 03.ATN (2Kb) inside a WinRAR archive file.

Graphic Identity - text grunge 03.rar (1.2 KB)
Download Grunge Text Effect Photoshop Action


If you don’t know what Photoshop Action is and how to install it, you can go to my previous tutorial post about Photoshop Action.


Download Grunge Text Effect Photoshop Action

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