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To my dear audience, I know that this website has been not updated in a while and I sincerely apologize. I am here to announce that certain parts and graphics on this website may look "broken" or "out of place", but rest assured there are good reasons for that, as I am slowly but surely moving to re-design "Dream Infinity" as a whole from the ground up. Everything is being re-invented, new establishment of brand identity and design is being re-imagined. I have been working on a new version of this site for quite sometime, but there has been several set backs due to commercial projects taking up almost all of my working time. But please note that this website is far from dead and a lot of new changes are planned. Although I cannot promise any date in regards to when these changes will surface, you will start seeing additions of new content (primarily tutorial posts!) being added here slowly and I invite you to read them in advance before the new re-structuring takes place. In addition to content changes being made here, I invite you to always check up on my official Facebook page for up to date information on what I am up to, newest work, and the new design. I am excited to present the new changes to the world and I whole heartedly thank you for your patience.

- Chris Takakura

Entries Categorized as 'Tutorials'

Advanced Make Up Tutorial (repeat)

Date October 17, 2011 | Published by |

NOTE: This advanced tutorial requires most users to know the basic fundamentals of photoshop layer blending modes, filters, and transform tool. This tutorial was written based on CS5 so certain menu options maybe a bit out of place in previous versions. But most tools should be located near the area of where this tutorial explains […]

Luxury gold text effect (repeat)

Date October 13, 2011 | Published by |

1. This tutorial is going to cover a gold text effect that is different from other gold text effects out there. This was hugely inspired by the luxurious look Las Vegas hotels have on their hotel names. The above screenshot is the final result we are going to achieve.

Creating a CV/Resume with Indesign

Date November 2, 2010 | Published by |

Spyre Studios has pretty good article about creating a resume using Adobe Indesign. Spyre Studios is a website that I read frequently and I have to say I was a bit disappointed in some of the suggestions that their article covered. First off it is a good idea to have different versions of your CV/Resume. […]

Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign?

Date October 14, 2010 | Published by |

– Updated for Adobe Creative Suite 2014 – Today I would like to cover a lot of misconceptions but most importantly the best practical approach on using “three” basic design software created by Adobe. This article/tutorial covers mostly the three practical softwares to use for art and design, which are, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. […]

Advanced make up tutorial

Date August 25, 2010 | Published by |

A new tutorial has been posted in the Photoshop tutorial section of this site. This mega tutorial covers a load of things from eye shadow application, eye shadow glitter application, lipstick application, lip gloss, eye liner, hair dye, blush, adjustment layer control, and various filter uses. It is a good idea to have solid knowledge […]

Vegas influenced gold text effect tutorial

Date December 24, 2009 | Published by |

Heavily inspired by the luxury look of Las Vegas, I have put up a unique tutorial on how to achieve a gold text effect that looks luxurious. This tutorial covers layer effects, using gradients on text and stroke effects and how to create a sparkle effect with the use of brushes. Read Tutorial…

Client contact, meeting, and finalization

Date December 18, 2009 | Published by |

Dealing with clients as a freelance designer or a side project for yourself is a very important task that will make a difference between you getting that contract or not. There is no middle ground for it. The first few initial contact with clients and the conversations you have is the most important time of […]

10 Essential Tips for Freelance Designers *RE-POST*

Date December 14, 2009 | Published by |

Being a freelance designer requires you to wear many hats but there are certain hats you MUST wear in order to protect yourself, who you are, and your image as a designer. 1: Before you do anything, make a contract for you and your clients No matter who it is for, even if its a […]

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