Thursday, December 31, 2009

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TOPAZ LABS

Topaz Labs merupakan sejenis
filter plug-in yang digunakan untuk mengubah suai sesuatu gambar dengan menggunakan aplikasi Adobe Photoshop.

Kepada pereka grafik dan jurugambar yang masih tercari-cari cara mudah dan cepat untuk mengedit gambar, silalah ke laman web
Topaz Labs untuk muat turun plug in (
30 day Unlimited Trial Keys).


Diedit dengan Topaz Clean
(Klik untuk gambar besar).



Diedit dengan Topaz Detail.
Gambar yang diambil menggunakan
kamera digital biasa akan menjadi
lebih sharp dan terperinci.
(Klik untuk gambar besar).



Gambar asal yang diambil menggunakan
kamera digital biasa.


Selamat Mencuba!

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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'Abang' Naufal dan Abahnya dalam perjalanan pulang
dari percutian menaiki keretapi dari Pantai Timur.



Inilah kali pertama saya dan Naufal menaiki keretapi!


Keretapi 'pasang rel' yang agak klasik!


Naufal akhirnya 'tewas' juga dengan dodoian
dan bebelan uminya!


3 gambar di atas telah di'enhance'kan menggunakan filter
Topaz Labz dalam Photoshop.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

PELUANG PEKERJAAN

Salam Semua.


Peluang pekerjaan di syarikat E-Magineers (M) Sdn Bhd dan Best Goats & Sheep Sdn Bhd, di alamat 32-3, Jalan USJ 9/5Q, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.


  1. Accountant / Junior Account / Admin
  2. Graphic / Multimedia Senior Designer
  3. Chief Editor, Writer, DTP Artist
  4. Liaison Officer, Farm Supervisor

Kepada sesiapa yang berminat. sila hubungi Kak Intan di talian
03-80236303.

Sekian, Terima Kasih.



* Sila forwardkan iklan ini kepada sesiapa yang memerlukan pekerjaan.



~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Tuesday, October 13, 2009



Salam semua.

Sekali lagi, gambar PM Najib telah di'photoshop'kan sempena majlis memperkenalkan sebuah buku dwibahasa oleh YAB Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak bertajuk 'Menakhoda Zaman/Helm the Times'. Sebuah buku terbitan bersama oleh Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia (ITNM) dan MPH.

Majlis telah diadakan di East Atrium, Mid Valley Megamall pada 11.oo pagi, 11/10/09.

Bersama syarikat E-Magineers (M) Sdn Bhd, saya bersama rakan-rakan E-Magineers yang lain (Tengku Shahrul, Sharifah Melora, Syamsul dan Hidany) telah ditugaskan oleh En. Razak dan Puan Intan untuk menyiapkan rekabentuk serta menyediakan keperluan acara seperti backdrop, bunting, poster, iklan akhbar, book display dan sebagainya.


Gambar asal Najib.


Lakaran Photoshop Najib untuk iklan akhbar
Berita Harian.



Najib ketika sesi menandatangani buku 100 pembeli pertama
sambil diperhatikan oleh Pengarah Urusan ITNM, En. Mohd.
Khair Ngadiron dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan MPH,
Datuk Ng Tieh Chuan.


~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Monday, September 07, 2009

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Kepada semua yang memandu pulang ke kampung, pandulah dengan cermat supaya selamat sampai.

Saya akan berhari raya bersama keluarga di Kampung Bukit Cheraka, Kuala Selangor pada hari raya pertama dan selebihnya akan berada di Kampung Kubang Pa' Amin, Pasir Mas, Kelantan.

Tutorial Photoshop untuk gambar di atas boleh dipelajari di Sifoo.com

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pak Samad

Salam semua.

Alhamdulilah, saya agak sibuk dengan kerja2 grafik kebelakangan ini... murah rezeki.

Terbaru, saya terlibat sama dengan kerja2 rekabentuk grafik untuk majlis Menjelang 75 Tahun A. Samad Said yang dianjurkan oleh Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, dengan kerjasama Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Bersempena dengan majlis, dua buah buku tulisan Pak Samad terbitan Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia bertajuk Fansuri's Love dan Ballad of the Lost Map, terjemahan Cinta Fansuri dan Balada Hilang Peta telah dilancarkan. Satu Bengkel Penghayatan Muzik, Teater dan Seni Tampak juga telah diadakan di Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka pada 8 Ogos 2009.

Bersama syarikat E-Magineers (M) Sdn. Bhd. dan Pustaka Cipta Sdn. Bhd., saya telah diamanahkan untuk menjadikan gambar Pak Samad menjadi lakaran grafik dengan menggunakan perisian Adobe Photoshop. Kemudiannya, lakaran grafik Pak Samad tadi telah diaplikasikan kepada kulit buku cenderamata, backdrop, t-shirt dan sebagainya.


Gambar asal Dato' (Dr.) A. Samad Said.


Lakaran grafik dari gambar asal Dato' (Dr.) A. Samad Said.


Lakaran Dato' (Dr.) A. Samad Said yang diaplikasikan
ke kulit buku cenderamata.


"Apa saja
tulus dari
hati akan
bersinar kudus
dan berseri."

- Petikan sajak bertajuk Tulus dari Pak Samad.


Nota: Segala gambar dan lakaran majlis Sempena 75 Tahun A. Samad Said adalah menjadi hak milik Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dreams!


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"God gives us dreams a size too big
so that we can grow in them. "
~ Unknown

"If you don't have a dream, how are you going
to make a dream come true?"

~ Oscar Hammerstein

"Nothing happen unless first a dream."
~ Carl Sandburg

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions."
~ Edgar Cayce


"Those who have compared our life to a dream were right.... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep."
~ Michel de Montaigne


"Dreams are free, so free your dreams."
~ Astrid Alauda



Salam semua...

Sudi2kanlah untuk menyatakan 'kata2 impian' anda di sini...
dan semoga impian anda semua menjadi 'realiti'...

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Work Published!


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Salam Semua.

Alhamdulillah. Akhirnya hasil kerja saya telah berjaya di"buku"kan.


Bersama syarikat E-Magineers Sdn Bhd, saya telah ditawarkan untuk membuat 43 keping ilustrasi digital (Photoshop) penerima Anugerah Sasterawan Malaysia, Anugerah SEA Write dan penulis terkenal tanahair.


Seterusnya, kesemua 43 keping ilustrasi digital tadi telah dibukukan dan dijadikan cenderahati sempena Majlis Pertemuan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin bersama Sasterawan & Pelancaran 28 Judul Baru Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia di Hotel Shangri-La, Putrajaya pada 19hb Mei 2009.


Segala hasil kerja ilustrasi digital buku Sasterawan adalah menjadi hak milik terpelihara Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia.

Terima Kasih tak terhingga kepada warga kerja E-Magineers Sdn Bhd & Pustaka Cipta Sdn Bhd: Abang Razak, Kak Intan, Abang Rosihan Juara, Tengku Shahrul, Hidany, Syamsul, Sharifah Melora, Akmal, Kak Ikin dan semua rakan-rakan blog.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Syam






Satu2nya lagu 'kegemaran' Syam... kakaka...

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Barack Obama


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...Ke mana jua saya pergi, saya ditanya dua soalan yang sama walaupun bentuk soalannya berbeza.

"Dari mana asalnya nama kamu yang pelik itu?" Kemudian: "Kamu kelihatan seperti orang baik. Mengapa kamu ingin melibatkan diri dalam dunia politik yang begitu kotor lagi kejam itu?"

~ Petikan Prolog dari buku Keberanian Menggapai Harapan (The Audacity of Hope) tulisan Obama.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

LAT (Cartoonist)


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Mohammad Nor Khalid or Datuk Dr Mohd Nor Khalid (born 5 March 1951) is a well known cartoonist in Malaysia. Also known as Lat, many of his cartoons appear in the editorial pages of the Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times.

Lat was born in Kota Baru, Perak, not to be confused with Kota Bharu the capital of Kelantan. He had a wonderful talent for drawing as a child and drew excellent comics. At the age of 9, his gifted talent began to yield his family income. His first real book was Tiga Sekawan, a story about three friends who banded together to catch robbers. The book was published in his sixth year at Jalan Pasir Puteh Primary School in Ipoh. His publisher paid him 25 Ringgit for his service. By 1968, Lat was earning 100 Ringgit a month from his work.

He later moved to Kuala Lumpur to become a cartoonist. Lat was offered to joined the New Straits Times as a crime reporter but later on became a cartoonist. He started with a editorial comic strip called 'Scenes of Malaysia' then was known for the comic strip published weekly called 'Keluarga SiMamat".His first book Kampung Boy, an autobiography of his life was published in 1979 and sold thousands of copies within three months. Kampung Boy was published in France by a French publisher.

An American edition of Kampung Boy was published by First Second Books in August 2006. This was the first of his books to be published in the United States. His second American release, Town Boy, is scheduled for release in October 2007. His cartoons reflect his view about Malaysian life and the world. Others famous Lat comic book is 'Mat Som', a story of a young teenager's discovery of new world of capitalism. It shows illustrations of insight view in Kuala Lumpur city.

His cartoons have been published in several cartoon books in Malaysia and he is famous throughout the country. Lat's latest book is Dr Who?!, dedicated to Mahathir bin Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia and his wife Dr Siti Hasmah.

Despite misconceptions, most of his books were originally released in both Malay and English versions by Berita Publishing Sdn. Bhd.

~ Wikipedia

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

P/s: Jangan lupa kunjungi Pesta Buku di PWTC.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Cuti lagi!


Keroncong Johor - Instrumental Melayu Asli

Salam rakan blogger semua.

Dikesempatan ini, saya ingin memohon maaf kerana tidak dapat berposting 'semeriah' dulu. Namun saya akan tetap berkarya apabila ada kelapangan. Sokongan anda semua amatlah saya hargai.

Sementara itu, terimalah muzik keronchong ini sebagai tanda ingatan kepada rakan blogger semua.

(Sila tekan play untuk mendengar)

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Saturday, April 04, 2009


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Satu Malaysia.
Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan.

"Atas segalanya, saya menyedari bahawa sekarang adalah masa yang cukup mencabar bagi setiap warga. Saya komited memastikan kepimpinan terus berdiri teguh bagi menghadapi krisis ekonomi yang kini melanda seluruh dunia termasuk di negara kita. Saya akan tetap berpegang kepada iltizam untuk memenuhi keperluan, kepentingan dan aspirasi setiap warga Malaysia."
~ Petikan teks perutusan Datuk Seri Najib Razak,
Perdana Menteri Malaysia ke-6.


~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Friday, April 03, 2009


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Terima Kasih Pak Lah!

Ucapkanlah kata-kata indah...
Buanglah segala keluh resah...
Berbanggalah... bersatulah...
Tersurat sudah... terlerai kisah.

Ucapkanlah kata-kata bermadah...
Terima Kasih Pak Lah.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Friday, March 20, 2009

Words!


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Baca, Lihat & Tafsir.
Acara mengasah Minda!

Posting saya kali ini adalah satu bentuk penyampaian yang menggunakan medium seni grafik yang jarang digunakan
dikalangan kita.


Bermula dari tajuk, bentuk huruf, susun atur, warna dan bayangan manusia, segalanya terkandung penafsiran yang pelbagai.

Penafsiran itu pula adalah tertakluk kepada pemahaman
masing-masing.


Kepada semua.. baca, lihat dan tafsir seadanya.

Kepada yang ingin mempelajari teknik grafik di atas, silalah rujuk ke blog rakan kita ini (Salah satu blog rujukan saya).


~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friends!


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Friendship is all we need!
This is a sample how we can collaborate and
share among us.


1. 'Follow'. 2. 'Know' each other. 3. 'Connect'.


This is a lovely picture of Naga,
Sketch by the talented Ivy.

Terimalah seadanya.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Caricaturist!


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Mr. Ambo (it means "me", I am)
His real name is Mohd Nordin bin Yusoff.
Don't know where to find him? He's here now.


One of leading cartoonist and caricaturist in Malaysia.
His column was among of my favorite in Gila-Gila magazine,
"Mega Movie".



His "Mega Movie" project...

Just got a call from him today...
"Thank You" Tuan Ambo!.. kekeke..

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Monday, March 16, 2009

Musa Hassan


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Attention!
Amaran tegas polis kepada penulis blog.

KUALA LUMPUR 15 Mac - Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Musa Hassan memberi amaran akan mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap penulis blog yang memberi komen berbaur fitnah dan tohmahan termasuk menghina institusi raja Melayu.


Musa memberitahu, polis sentiasa menjalankan pemantauan berterusan bagi mengenal pasti blog yang memaparkan komen sedemikian.

"Saya ingatkan, jangan jadikan laman blog sebagai pusat penyebaran fitnah. Penulis perlu sedar perbuatan tersebut salah di sisi undang-undang dan agama," katanya.

~ Utusan Online

Any complaint?.. go here.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Sunday, March 15, 2009


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Ready Made!
Check out his website here.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Khairy Jamaluddin


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Setiakawan!
Check out his website here.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mukhriz Mahathir


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Dare to Change!
Check out his website here.

This is my new caricature series of Malaysian Politicians.
More to comes...

Nop! I'm not getting paid... this is my own 'agenda'... kekeke..

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Thursday, March 12, 2009

'Big Head' Final!


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Max/Ir Juan
A student who like to share some Internet business.


Come & Share to his blog here, here, here & here...
berape banyak daa..

At last... this is my final 'Big Head' episode.
New episodes begin... 'pay per view'.. kakaka..

Terimalah seadanya.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

'Big Head' Part 6


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Khairul...
Itu ajelah info yang aku dapat dari e-mail.
"Anak sapala nih"... sape2 yg kenal bagitau k.



Gambar asal.

Terimalah seadanya.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Amy Search


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Photoshop Editing (Painting Effect)
3 simple steps.

1. Smudge Tools. Do try with different brush size & strength.
2. Filter>Sharpen>Smart Sharpen or Filter>Artistic>Paint Daubs. Also try to mix with different type of filters.
3. Image>Adjustments. Do not hesitate to use more than one type of adjustments.


Amy Search

Last but not least... your sense of creativity.

More photoshop tutorial from Malaysian expert:

and


~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Monday, March 09, 2009

'Big Head' Part 5


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Green is life.
Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster) and inexperience. ~About.com

What is your favourite colour and why...


It's obvious that Nurul Iffah and her fiance
loves the green colour.


Me.. I like white... plain white t-shirt...

Nurul, terimalah seadanya.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Promo for DrSam (Archive Of Time):

Rakan-rakan blogger,


Diatas kejayaan perjumpaan blogger pada 7hb Mac, dan juga pujuk rayu daripada blogger tegar lain yang tidak dapat bersama pada perjumpaan tersebut. Satu lagi perjumpaan susulan yang dijangka tidak kurang meriahnya akan diadakan seperti berikut :-

Tempat : sila beri cadangan (akan diumumkan nanti)
Tarikh : 14hb Mac (Sabtu)
Masa : 3 - 4 p.m

Semua yang berkelapangan dan ingin keluar dari alam maya ke alam nyata, sila-silakan lah hadirkan diri.

YB
(Yang Berusaha)

(sebarang pertanyaan dan kemushkilan email shamsulbahri68@gmail.com)

P/s: Maaf sangat2 DrSam sebab tak dapat nak menghadirkan diri... Insyallah bulan 5 nanti akan ada kelapangan...

Sunday, March 08, 2009

'Big Head' Part 4


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Jejaka Melayu... alaf baru!
Another Caturist Friends, aMalive.


'Menunggu' dengan penuh kesabaran...

From Zero to Hero... to Superhero...
Check out his cool design blog here.

Terimalah seadanya.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Friday, March 06, 2009



How to make your eyes blink! blink! with Adobe Photoshop.


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1. Make New File (Ctrl+N). Set size to 125 x 125 pixels / transparent (up to you). Paste & resize any of your portrait photo into the new file.

2. Make layers (mine 14 layers). Just paste 14 times of your photo. Those layers are like 'frames' in film editing.

3. Edit Photos. Edit all image in every layers. In my case, I use filter>liquify to make eyes open & close (blinking) and my smiles too.

4. Animation. Go to Window>Animation. Next, in the Animation(Frames) box, click Make Frames from Layers.

5. Time Setting. Set the time on every frames in the Animation(Frames) box. After you done with time setting, click the play button and set to 'Forever'. Edit the time and play until you satisfied. You can view the blinking result at your working file.

6. Save. Go to File>Save for Web and Devices... (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S). And click Save.



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That's about it folks.

Notes: Upload your work to any sites first before you can view the result. Convert you Gif file to HTML code (How?... just copy the second note and paste it in Google search).

Some of you are more expert on HTML script than me...


Click this guy... animation/flash expert
who like to play with his balls... hahaha!

...erk.. I mean 'guli' balls... hehe

~ Shairul Abdul Karim