Mattina Zheng | Video Editor, Singapore

August, 2014

July, 2014

  • 29 July

    WordPress: Back up your Custom CSS before updating

    Major Face Palm. Lesson learnt: Keep a copy of your custom CSS, before updating a WordPress theme. REMEMBER. Because updating overwrites all of them. Update: I’ve realised that there’s a custom CSS field in certain WordPress themes. Entering your CSS codes there won’t overwrite it.

  • 21 July

    Adobe Illustrator: Drawing Symmetrical Shapes

    Note to self: Draw first half, select path with (V) and then press (O), hold on (Alt) and click, that will be the reflection point. Select horizontal/vertical and then click on “copy”. Select the 2 paths now and then join them with (Ctrl + J)

  • 16 July

    WordPress: How to set to a specific page as Home Page

    Note to self, because I always always forget. Appearance > Customize > Select Static Front Page > Select the page that you want as front page from the dropdown menu.

March, 2014

  • 12 March

    Resizing Multiple App Icons in Photoshop

    I’ve been designing iOS 7 app icons and they require so many sizes, with 1024x1024px as the largest size. So to prevent any quality loss, when I did it for the first time, I resized from the largest dimension to the smallest icon dimension, which is 29x29px. I’m fine with resizing them one by one at the “Save for Web” …

  • 9 March

    Testing out best times to post on Facebook

    Trying out according to the stats here Before I read such articles, I’ve been posting promotions and ads of my online fashion store on Facebook and Instagram¬†since 2012. So far I get the most views: when I get friends to share my posts, after meal times, specifically after dinner on the weekdays and after lunch on the weekends just after …

February, 2014

  • 17 February

    iOS 7 Design Cheat Sheet

    While designing an app icon, I came across this iOS 7 design cheat sheet with most of the essential dimensions. Awesome.

  • 7 February

    Elements to Consider when Designing a Logo

    I was working on a logo design at work and I tried to recall from school some ten years ago on what makes a good logo. Here are some elements to consider: 1. When logo is shrunk to a tiny size, is it still recognizable? 2. When in greyscale, can the logo and the colours in it still be distinguishable? …

January, 2014

  • 31 January

    3 Quick Tips on Composing Shots with Human Subject(s)

    Dressed to the nines this festive season, most of us would love to get our photos taken, be it with relatives and friends or simply just outfit shots. I feel bad most of the time to get people to take more shots for me after I reviewed them and was unsatisfied, but I can’t take photos of myself most of …

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