09 November, 2009

Malaysia Paypal Goooodnews!!!

NOW we(Malaysian) can withdraw money direct to our Malaysia Bank account!
Just log-in to Paypal this morning and notice this latest good news.
After log-in, the first thing they(Paypal) ask you to renew your new password(must NEW one), set 2 security questions and conform your email.
After that, when i click on the withdraw link, the new page come out and there's a new button(link) with the words "Withdraw to your Bank in Malaysia".
Then i go back to my profile and add the Bank Account info. Just key in your account number and the MEPS number(you can find out your bank's MEPS number by click on the details link).
That's all.
It only take 2~3 working days to transfer your money from Paypal to your bank account, and its FOC(free on charge) if your withdraw is more than RM400(minimum withdraw). Less than RM400 will be charge RM3 per-withdraw. And it seems like NO withdraw limit.

update 11 Nov 2009
After i transfer money to my Malaysia Bank account, i received email from Paypal:-

You asked us on Nov 9, 2009 to transfer $$$ MYR from your PayPal account to your bank account. We are processing your request.
The transfer takes up to 2-3 business days.
The money should be in your bank account by Nov 16, 2009

Nov 16? its like 1 week time(7 days), not 2-3 business days?

update 13 Nov 2009
Hahahaha! i check my bank account this morning, the money i transfer from Paypal to my Malaysia bank saving account last Monday is already there. They REALLY only took 2~3 business days to process.

So looong never update

Moved to new place with NO internet connection...
Have to online @ Starbuck.

20 July, 2009

Who draw the twitter bird?

You might wonder, who's the artist who created the twitter blue bird? How much money he have make from this little blue bird???
His name is Simon Oxley, a exclusive artist from istockphoto. By the way, he is also the one who designed the istockphoto logo....

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There'a a interview with Simon Oxley on tutsplus.com by Sonali Vora. Here's some of the intro copy taken from tutsplus.com....

Simon Oxley is a British Illustrator and designer living in Fukuoka, Japan. Simon moved to Japan to work in a design company based in Harajuku, Tokyo. Since 2002, he runs his own design and illustration studio, Idokungfoo, and works for clients from all over the world.
He produces illustrated imagery for iStockphoto and he designed the iStockphoto logo. Simon is also the creator of the cute bird graphic that you see on Twitter's homepage. His work features strong Japanese influence and his illustrations are simple and refreshing. So, let's take this opportunity to have a digital chat with him! (text taken from tutsplus.com)

For the full interview, please click on link to visit tutsplus.com

Click on link to find out more about Simon Oxley.
Simon Oxley's website: www.idokungfoo.com
Simon Oxley's istockphoto profile page.

08 June, 2009

My latest Upload :: Simplified Man (1)

Request by a reader SHAM886, he/she hope i can post my vector illustration together with the outline preview screenshot....

Here you are SHAM886, hope you'll like it :)

You may found this series of vector illustrations @ istockphoto.

25 March, 2009

Withdraw from PayPal

My friend just can't wait to get their money after received all the payment from the RF stock site and keep asking me how to withdraw money from PayPal....

1) Go to paypal.com, log-in as usual and click on "withdraw" link on the top of the page.
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2) On the Withdraw Funds page, click on "Withdraw funds to your card". Remember there's a USD$5 withdraw fee (per-withdraw).
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3) Next page, type in the amount you wish to withdraw. example:- USD$185. Make sure the card number is correct and click on "continue" button.
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4) Review your withdraw details and click on "Conform" button.
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5) Done. You can click and go back to your account or log out.
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6) If you click on "Go to My Account" just now, you will see USD$185 have been deduct from your balance and see your withdraw in pending state. Now you can log out and wait for 5 to 7 day for the money to be bank-in to your credit card account.(snap shot was taken from PayPal.com)
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Related post:
Register PayPal

24 March, 2009

Brands of the World

For all the designer or Art Director who require lots of corporate logo on their daily works, you might find this web very useful....

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Best brands of the World is the most comprehensive resource and one of the most visited web sites where visitors can browse and access copies of the world's famous brands and logos. Through our site, visitors will be able to access and obtain Vector format versions of thousands of brands and logos for use in the mock-ups and presentations pending the permission of the copyright owner(s). Best Brands of the World is also a great resource center for designers to upload their own logo design works and professional details to showcase their work and latest design styles. (text taken from brandsoftheworld.com)

For more details, please click on link to visit Brandsoftheworld.com

25 February, 2009

Trace the usage of your picture

A reader Oxe Giolorate ask me how i manage to trace/findout where my illustration was use?
I guess i am just lucky :) When i go to supermarket, i saw a box of chocolate with my illustration printed on top. When i open the newspaper, i found my illustration at the corner of a ad.

But according to a post i read before (from Shutterstock forum), there's a website where we can trace our picture...

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What is TinEye?
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.

How does TinEye work?
When you submit an image to be searched, TinEye creates a unique and compact digital signature or 'fingerprint' for it, then compares this fingerprint to every other image in our index to retrieve matches. TinEye can even find a partial fingerprint match.
TinEye does not typically find similar images (i.e. a different image with the same subject matter); it finds exact matches including those that have been cropped, edited or resized.

What kind of images can I submit to TinEye?
File type: JPEG, PNG and GIF image are all acceptable.
Image dimensions: TinEye works best with image that are at least 300 pixels in either dimension, but can accept images as low as 100 pixels in either dimension.
File size: 1 megabyte is the maximum file size.
Watermarked images: For best results, visibly watermarked images should be avoided as TinEye may search for the watermark and not the image itself.

What happens to the images I upload to TinEye?
Images uploaded to TinEye are not added to the search index, nor are they made accessible by other users. Copyright for all images submitted to TinEye remains with the original owner/author.
Search images submitted by unregistered users are automatically discarded after one hour. Links to these searches will stop working after one hour, unless another registered user happens to have saved the same image.
Search images submitted by registered users are saved, if search history is enabled in their user Profile. Saved searches are available from the History page, and permanent URL links to any saved search can be bookmarked or shared with friends.

Why can't TinEye find my image? I know it is on the web.
There is a huge and growing amount of images on the web, and TinEye has only crawled a fraction of them so far. We probably missed your image because we have not crawled the website(s) where it appears, or we don't have the latest updates from the site(s). Additionally, some website content is protected by robots.txt or is otherwise uncrawlable. (text & snapshot taken from tineye.com)

For more details please click on link to visit tineye.com

Here's some snapshot taken from TinEye under the Cool Searchs page shows the sample search result. Click on link to view the original web page.

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Coming post:
Testing TinEye
I will do a test by using one of my image stock :)

18 February, 2009

My latest Upload :: Blue Easter Bunny

Good news! for those buyer who loves my Easter Bunny. Finally i decided to re-draw it in vector. Who care?! (buyer)....

This time i did some modification on the mouth to make it look better.
Is it? look not different to me...(buyer)

Click on link to visit my gallery @ istockphoto.

09 February, 2009

Cute little pillow from JUSCO

After a long long Chinese New Year holidays, everybody have come back to work (and start to download image stock :)

During this season holiday, a friend of mine come and visit me with a special present....

Yep. A pillow. A little pillow with my Chinese New Year Boy illustration (or something look-a-like :)

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You may found this cute little pillow at the price of RM10.80 (Malaysia Ringgit) at all JUSCO departmental store around Malaysia.

23 January, 2009

Thank you for using my illustration

Other than Carrefour (Malaysia), i notice there's some others company also using my Chinese New Year illustrations....

On packaging
You may found this milk chocolate at Giant or some other hypermarket for the price of RM11.99 (Ringgit Malaysia).
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On newspaper
Appear on The Star newspaper Intech section 20th January 2009.
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Something Look-a-like
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I know they both are not my illustration... but doesn't it look familiar?

You may found this illustration @ shutterstock. Click on link to visit my gallery @ istockphoto.

Related post:
My God of Fortune @ Carrefour
My Image Stock appear in Newspaper

15 January, 2009

My God of Fortune @ Carrefour

If you guys go to Carrefour (Malaysia) during this Chinese New Year period, you may found 2 big friendly (yet cute :) Chinese God of Fortune welcoming you at the entrance...

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Yep, that's my Chinese God of Fortune.
The benefit of purchasing (download) a vector format file is, they can enlarge it very big without loosing the details. They even separate it (un-group it), take the golden coin and duplicate as background.

You may found this vector stock in my gallery @ istockphoto.

Related post:
My Image Stock appear in Newspaper