Archive for February 2013

Free Photoshop Film Curves Giveaway!



Last month I created two Photoshop curves! They were being featured in [herecomesthesunblog] as a guest post. All year round, I'll be contributing several times on Amanda's blog covering posts on editing, photography and so on. Her blog is definitely too lovely to miss, so make sure you drop by!

Anyway, the curve, Blue Mail is one that enhances the overall image as it brings out the contrast. There is also a hint of filmy effects, and if you'd prefer, tune down the saturation to look more vintage. The second curve, Beacon is a variation with a warmer tone. Recommendations: lower the opacity of the curve layer to 70-80% for a more natural look. 

Click [here] to download Blue Mail

Click [here] to download Beacon

Also, there is a vintage film Photoshop action I discovered lately. I found it massively bold and vivid, but must be 'handled with care' as it comes with really strong color and contrast. 

Click [here] to be directed to the download link. Below is my test on the action. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend so far, and I can't wait to come back with more updates. Spring is around the corner! 

More of my free Photoshop presets can be found [here]

love, M



Lately, life's been hectic. I have three major assignments all due in a month's time and that's really insane! Fortunately, I managed still to spare some time to do things I love in between, and of course blogging is in. Guess what, we have great sun today! 

#1. Rocking this current favorite of mine. Accessories in bronze are always the best. 

#2. As always, I treasure breakfast. This is typical, and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it! 

#3. As a compensation to the sinful treat, berries came to the rescue. Natural yogurt is my kind of thing. 

#4. The highlight of the week must be Valentine's! This year I spent it far away from my boy, but we had a great time Skyping and chattering over small matters. My lovely girlfriend bought me some roses too. I say I love flowers too much. 

#5. Bedtime bear and bedtime comfort. 

#6. Receiving parcel from love. He is so good at picking what I love! I can see all these accessories anticipating the Spring

#7. Mom sending over some CNY cookies specially home baked by her and my sister. Oh not to forget some of my favorite Malaysian drinks like teh tarik and Milo! I'm not very far away from home...

#8. Bought this pair from H&M a couple of weeks ago. I have been eyeing on Oxfords since forever! 

#9. My winter closet. 

I will release some Photoshop presets at the end of the week, so stay tuned. I hope you enjoy the weekend so far! 

love, M



This weekend we had a short getaway to Bath, just an hour away from my place by bus. I had a very special feeling to step on this beautiful city again. It was the first place I visited with friends when I just came to the UK five months back. It was still autumn by then, and I really can't believe how time passes that swift! You can view the post on my first visit [here]. Despite the low temperature, I am very thankful for today's sun! And of course, my always-lovely friends :) 

Have a lovely Sunday! x

love, M

Gear: Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 50mm portrait lens; Editing: Photoshop Curve, Rivers and Rain