B&W Conversion – Lost Love

Picture credit: Takmeomeo @Pixabay

B&W Conversion / Post Processing with Dodge & Burn.

Removal of distractions & 2 elements added. Spot the differences.  🙂

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The Sky Tower @The Shore MELAKA

If your last visit to Melaka has been some years ago, you will be amazed by its transformation into a vibrant, modern city. Some parts might even be unrecognizable. It is fortunate that it is able to retain some of its old charm, rich culture & old buildings with its recognition by UNESCO as a heritage city.

Sky Tower

One of the latest attractions is the Sky Tower at The Shore (located by the Melaka River) where you can take in the spectacular & breathtaking 360 deg view of the city from the rooftop of Sky Tower. A RM18 (adult) entrance ticket is required to access the rooftop.

This is how you will make it there. Be sure to use the special lift that takes you to the 41st floor. Floor 42 can be reached by stairs or elevator. Level 43, the rooftop is where you want to be.

Even if you are not afraid of heights, there is a good chance that you will find yourself taking slower steps. And remember, keep breathing, LOL!

Other attractions

Other than the bird’s eye view, watch out for the transparent fish pool and transparent platform / deck for the daredevils. You are only allowed to challenge your fear of heights at the transparent platform if you want to have your picture taken. Take note that it is a paid service. Don’t be surprised that the photographer is nowhere to be seen. Your picture is captured by a camera which is controlled remotely.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit is just before sunset to witness the magical transformation that happens before your very eyes as day turns into night. You will be wise to avoid the punishing heat of the hot midday sun.

Food / Sky Dining Experience

Try the Sky Deli if you want to eat in style for an exceptional sky dining experience.

Picture Story

I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. They were taken with my smartphone.

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Stay Tuned for MELAKA

I will be sharing with you more about Food & Places in Melaka in future posts. Stay tuned, Follow me. Cheers!

Make an evil angel in Photoshop

Here’s another great Photoshop tutorial if you are interested to learn Digital Image compositing.

A beautiful evil winged angel with a sword. An imposing gargoyle statue in the background. A dark apocalyptic setting. It’s an intriguing & captivating fantasy theme for sure!

A favourite of my favourites, it certainly deserves a DO-DID-DONE Top recommendation for its great learning & entertainment value.

You will like:

  1. The great fantasy theme as mentioned
  2. Clear instructions in the video and an accompanying text tutorial
  3. The good steady pace which makes it is easy to follow
  4. The many techniques & tricks to learn, especially to blend everything together in a realistic scene & environment
  5. It is not too lengthy (41m 07s) for a tutorial that covers so much
  6. The stock images used are provided (Hint: the link is in the video description)
  7. You can do magic and the final result is a work of art
  8. A fun project for your artistic creations

Same criteria as my other post > Magic Forest

It helps if you are working with dual monitors. One for the video & the other for Photoshop to follow along.

Let’s create some magic!

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Skill level: Intermediate. It is expected that you will be able to extract the stock images from their background. You will also learn some Beauty retouch techniques too.

Tools:  Pen, Transform, Gaussian Blur, Hue/Saturation, Curves, Levels, Color Fill, Smart Object, Mixer Brush, Eraser, Brush, Gradient Map, Dodge, Burn

Techniques: Clipping Mask, Smooth skin, Makeup, Add hair, Add Wings, Create Shadows, Layer Grouping

Andrei has graciously provided the steps in his text tutorial. It is a fantastic way to reinforce the learning.

As always, if you find this tip useful & helpful, do click Like and let me have your feedback in the comments.

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