Kek Lok Si Temple Octagonal Pavilion

Jul 9, 10 at 1:02 am

During my visit to Penang last month, we drove up to Kek Lok Si temple for a closer look at its new octagonal pavilion. The 20-storey high pavilion, built to shelter the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) bronze statue, sits atop the hill and can be seen as far as from Gurney, the place I stayed throughout my trip.

Kek Lok Si, Penang
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Photo Touch-Up: Blue Skies

Nov 2, 08 at 12:02 pm

Skies look dull on your photo? Didn’t manage to get the settings right?

Don’t worry! Photoshop can do wonders! Let me show you the right steps.

1. First open your desired photo in Photoshop. Make sure the exposure is correct.

2. Next create an adjustment layer. Select Gradient.

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3. A dialog box will pop out for Gradient Fill. Choose the right angle. In my case, I’m choosing -90. On the Gradient, click on it to edit further.

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4. On Gradient Editor, select the right presets, and under Gradient Fill, click on Color Stop as shown below, and adjust the color.

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5. Don’t click OK just yet, as there are more settings you need to do. Set the Opacity Location by dragging the white tab as shown below. This is to ensure it only covers the sky and not the ground as well. See below for comparison when I drag the slider to the left. Click OK when done.

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6. On blending mode for layer adjustment, choose Color Burn. Make sure you select the correct layer before doing so.

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You’re done! Can see the nice blue skies now?? ^_^

Also, you need to choose the right blue color for your skies as well or else it will look fake.

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Happy trying!

Sunset, Patong Beach, Phuket

May 21, 08 at 5:08 pm


Phuket Day 2, originally uploaded by chee.hong.

Like the clouds very much!!

Actually this has nothing to do with sunset. Was feeling frustrated because I can’t access my site from my workplace. Damn you, *S*!!

Have you guys read my HK post on 2nd day yet? 😛