Sunday, 22 January 2023

Ring in the Lunar New Year: Wishing you a Joyful and Prosperous Chinese New Year Celebration in the Year of the Rabbit

Happy Chinese New Year! 


The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, is a time for families to come together and celebrate the start of a new year on the lunar calendar. This year marks the Year of the Rabbit, which is said to bring peace, stability, and good luck.

One of the most important traditions during the Chinese New Year is the exchange of red envelopes filled with money, known as "hongbao," between family and friends. The red colour symbolizes good luck and prosperity for the new year.

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Decorations, such as red lanterns and paper cutouts, are also commonly used to add a festive touch to homes and businesses. In addition, fireworks and lion dances are often performed to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck for the new year.

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Food also plays a big role in the Chinese New Year celebrations. Traditional dishes such as dumplings, fish, and sticky rice cakes are often served. The round shape of dumplings symbolizes unity and togetherness, while the fish represents abundance and surplus for the new year.

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Another important aspect of the Chinese New Year is the reunion dinner, where family members gather together to enjoy a feast and catch up on each other's lives. It is considered a time for forgiveness, harmony and good wishes for the upcoming year.


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Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year! 

May the year of the Rabbit bring you peace, stability, and good luck in all your endeavors.

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Design a Stunning Chinese New Year Poster in Canva: A Step-by-Step Guide

Chinese New Year is a time for celebration and spreading joy, and what better way to do that than with a stunning poster design? In this guide, I'll show you how to create a Chinese New Year 2023 poster using Canva, the easy-to-use graphic design platform. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned designer, you'll be able to create a beautiful poster that will help bring in the New Year in style.


Step 1: Choose a template

Canva has a wide variety of Chinese New Year poster templates to choose from. To get started, go to the "Templates" section of the Canva website and search for "Chinese New Year" or "Lunar New Year". Once you've found a template that you like, click on it to begin editing.



Step 2: Customize the design

Now that you've chosen a template, it's time to customize it to make it your own. You can change the colours, images, and text to match your desired theme. You can also play around with different design elements like illustrations, icons, and frames to add a festive touch to your poster. Since this year is a rabbit year, you can put rabbit as one of your design element.


Step 3: Incorporate traditional Chinese symbols

Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate tradition, so it's important to include traditional Chinese symbols in your poster design. Some popular symbols include the Chinese characters for "prosperity" or "happiness." You can find these symbols in Canva's library of design elements. I use this keyword "chinese new year symbol luck" to get the character luck (fu). 



Step 4: Add a greeting

To make your poster even more special, add a Chinese New Year greeting to it. You can use a simple "Happy Chinese New Year" or "Gong xi fa cai" (Mandarin for "Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year") and add Chinese New Year wishes too.


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Step 5: Share or download your design

Once you're happy with your design, you can download it and share it on social media platforms or print it to use as a physical poster. This is what I've created from canva. You can try it too by editing the template or start from blank poster.



Chinese New Year 2023, Rabbit Year Poster

You can try out this template and edit


Creating a Chinese New Year poster with Canva is a fun and easy way to add a touch of festivity to your celebrations. By following these simple steps, you'll be able to design a stunning poster that will help bring in the New Year in style. Happy designing!

Monday, 16 January 2023

Hey ChatGPT!

Hey Google... Hey Alexa.... no, no... it's Hey ChatGPT!

Have you heard of ChatGPT? I have been seeing youtube videos around reviewing about ChatGPT, making money with ChatGPT and others. So, what is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a language generation model developed by OpenAI. It is trained on a large dataset of human conversation and can generate human-like responses to a given prompt. It is often used for tasks such as chatbot development, language translation, and text summarization.


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So, how is that you can make money with ChatGPT? Is it true? Can we make money with ChatGPT?

ChatGPT says, like other language generation models, it can be used to assist in various tasks that can help generate revenue. For example, it can be used to generate product descriptions, customer service responses, and website content. Additionally, it can be used to generate automated responses for chatbots which can help businesses save time and money on customer service. However, ChatGPT alone is not a way of making money, it's a tool that can help you automate certain tasks that can contribute to making revenue.

There are YouTube videos that claim that using ChatGPT can help individuals make money, but it is important to approach these claims with a critical mindset. While ChatGPT can assist in tasks that can contribute to making money, such as content creation and chatbot development, it is not a guarantee of financial success. Additionally, the specific methods and strategies suggested in those videos may not be viable or sustainable. It's important to do your own research and evaluate the claims made in the videos before making any investment or taking any action. 

Above is what ChatGPT answered me... and you can try using it too! Try it now!

ChatGPT is a powerful language generation model that can be used for a wide range of tasks. Some of the most common uses include:

Text generation: ChatGPT can generate text based on a given prompt, which can be used for tasks such as writing articles, stories, and poetry.

  • Language Translation: ChatGPT can be fine-tuned for language translation task
  • Text summarization: ChatGPT can be used to generate summaries of long documents or articles.
  • Chatbot development: ChatGPT can be used to generate automated responses for chatbots, making it an efficient tool for customer service.
  • Sentiment analysis: ChatGPT can be fine-tuned to understand the sentiment of text and classify it as positive, negative or neutral.
  • Question answering: ChatGPT can be used to answer a wide range of questions, by fine-tuning it on a specific question answering dataset.
  • Image captioning: ChatGPT can be fine-tuned on image captioning dataset to generate captions for images.
These are just a few examples of the many tasks that ChatGPT can be used for, it's a very versatile model with a lot of potential. Overall, it can be useful for those (like me..) who can't type and be expressive in wordings and also have a hard time writing an articles. This app really helps alot and you should try it!!


Friday, 13 January 2023

How to Use Canva Pro's Background Remover

Are you like me where I used to download the app 'background remover' in my phone to remove unwanted background and manually edit my photo, beautify it and edit it before posting to my social media. And way before the existence of such app, I actually manually crop and trace to remove my image background in Adobe photoshop and edit everything in it. It took quite some time for me as I don't have photoshop experience (I learn it manually when doing some design - mostly on wedding and invitation cards). But now, with Canva Pro's background remover , everything become so so sooo much easier. I can just upload my image and click remove background and use the image to put in my design such as birthday invitation, wedding invitation, IG post and anything that you want to. 

So, what is Canva Pro's Background Remover?

 

Canva Pro's Background Remover is a feature that allows you to remove the background of an image, leaving only the subject of the image visible. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use the Background Remover in Canva Pro:

1. Open Canva Pro and log in to your account (you can try a free trial of canva pro and play around with it)

2. Click on the "Create a design" button to start a new project.

3. In the editor, click on the "Uploads" button on the left sidebar and upload the image that you want to remove the background from.

4. Once the image is uploaded, click on it to select it.

5. In the top right corner of the editor, click on the "Effects" button, then select "Remove background"

6. The Background Remover tool will automatically detect the edges of the subject in the image and create a rough mask of the subject. You can use the brush tool to refine the mask and adjust the edges of the subject.

7. Once you are satisfied with the mask, click on the "Apply" button to remove the background.

8. You can then use the image without background in your design, or use the transparent background feature to add background color or another image.

Note that the background remover feature may not work perfectly in all images, especially those with complex backgrounds or subjects with similar colors to the background. In that case, you may need to manually edit the mask.

Here is how I did mine... 

here's my AI created masculine ducky image 


and click remove background in the Canva Pro and tadaa... a clean ducky image. I saved it as png file with transparent background, so that I will be able to use it in my other design. 
If you are like me, where you like to mix and match images and create another new design in order to be different or not duplicating the original design that got you inspired, this tool will be very handy for you. Try it out now with Canva Pro! You will not regret. 


Thursday, 12 January 2023

How to Get Creative with AI image and Amazing Mockup in Canva

I was curious with AI image creation and stumbled upon creator.nightcafe.studio and got excited as I first started created one image then to another image. The excitement began with curiosity of the idea in your mind and what will be the outcome of the image. As everyone has different imagination and ideas, I believe there will be no same images that can appear (unless probably if you can copy the exact same prompts? I'm not sure about that). Anyhow, here is one of my first AI image from creator.nightcafe.studio . You can go to their website and create for free. If you decided to explore more, you can login and they will give free credits everyday for you to claim. Fun right? 


So, the next step that I thought of after creating this image is to edit it in Canva.  One of the feature that I discovered and like in Canva is the smartmockups tool. I just discovered about it when I was designing a wedding table signage and wedding invitation card where I would like to see how will the design fit. With this AI image, I tried and did a mockup of a mug with the image in Canva. However, this feature can only be used in Canva Pro. But you can always try their Canva free trial for 45 days  without any charges. I think they offered that for a limited time offer. I started with their free Canva and then Canva pro trial after.  Here is how the mockup page looks like. Basically, you can select type of mockup that you want and just drag and drop your design to it.




Here it is the design on a mug. So, you can actually send your design creation to a mug printer shop and get your desired image on it. Imagine the endless possibilities that you can do depending on what you like. It could be printing your AI creation images on your notebook cover, tags, stickers, planners, pillow case and so on.

After seeing the mug, I have another idea... which is to make another mockup of my computer table with the imagination of using the mug with my AI beautifully created image. Here it is... tadaaa.... 
So, next time you have an idea or image creation that crossed your mind, don't forget to create it or you can even create something from it and make it as a personalized gift to your friends or loved ones.

Where is my coffee mug? Can you spot it? Wordings designed in Canva too (they have a wide varieties of font types and style and colours too!)


Hope you enjoy to learn about this smartmockup tool in Canva as much as I did and I am still learning and exploring. 

Let me know what feature or tool did you discovered first in Canva. Don't forget to start with their free Canva if you would like to have a peek on it first.



Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Get Your Creative Freedom Outlet with Canva

Have you heard of Canva ? I have not until last year and I started with their free trial and got hooked...

Canva is all about unleashing your inner spark that you might not even know what are you capable of! Canva is a powerful design tool that helps you to create stunning artwork and designs. With its user-friendly interface, you can easily get creative and explore your artistic side. Whether you're creating artwork for a website, brochure, planners, stickers or other print material, Canva has the tools to help you bring your vision to life. 

It is a very user friendly platform even for a beginner with no designing background. From customizing text, images and shapes to adding special effects like gradients and shadows, Canva has everything you need to make your design stand out from the crowd.

Whether you’re a professional designer, or just getting started with graphic design, Canva has something for everyone. It’s easy to use, and provides a great platform to get creative. With its wide range of features and templates, you can quickly create stunning visuals in no time. So, let your creativity run wild and see what amazing things you can create with Canva! 

I have tried it and what about you? Initially, I tried their free trial and you should try it too and experience the free trial to get a feel for what this amazing platform has to offer.


Here's a little personal quote reminder I created with canva pro. I'll create more other designs and share my past designs and what you can create with canva.

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-believe in yourself  and trust the process-

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Wishing you a productive Monday

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Efficient Communication Will Help You Avoid Wasting Your Time On Someone Who Doesn't Want The Same Thing As You Do - Monday Random Thought

Communication is key to having a successful and long-term committed relationship. It's important to be able to express yourself in an effective way, rather than wasting time on someone who does not want the same as you. Effective communication can help couples avoid misunderstandings and build trust in their relationship. It also helps them understand each other better, which is essential for a healthy relationship. Moreover, it can help couples resolve conflicts in a timely manner and prevent arguments from escalating into bigger issues. By learning how to communicate effectively, couples can ensure that they are on the same page and that their relationship will last for the long term. It is also important for friendships too if both feel that there is something worth to go on/stay. Effective communication can help to strengthen your bond with friends by allowing you to express yourself openly and honestly without fear of judgement or misunderstanding. This will also help you to stop wasting time on people who do not share the same values or goals as you do.