How to Create a GTA V Photo Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

Post pobrano z: How to Create a GTA V Photo Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an amazing photo effect inspired by the Grand Theft Auto V video game art style. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time. 

The effect shown above is the one I will show you how to create in this tutorial. If you would like to create the even more advanced effect shown below that you can also animate if you want, using just a single click and in only a few minutes, then check out my Grandiose 3 Photoshop Action.

Action final result

What You’ll Need

To recreate the design above, you will need the following resources:

1. Let’s Get Started

Step 1

First, open the photo that you want to work with. To open your photo, go to File > Open, choose your photo, and click Open. Now, before we get started, just check a couple of things:

  1. Your photo should be in RGB Color mode, 8 Bits/Channel. To check this, go to Image > Mode.
  2. For best results, your photo size should be 2000–4000 px wide/high. To check this, go to Image > Image Size.
  3. Your photo should be the Background layer. If it is not, go to Layer > New > Background from Layer.
Checking image size and mode

Step 2

Now we need to expand the canvas on the top so we have more space around the subject on this side. Go to Image > Canvas Size and use the settings below:

Expanding canvas

2. How to Select the Subject

Step 1

In this section, we are going to make a selection of our subject and then copy the subject to a separate layer. Choose the Quick Selection Tool (W) and select the background of the photo. Use the Shift-Alt buttons on your keyboard to add or subtract areas from the selection. After you’ve made a perfect selection, press Control-Shift-I on your keyboard to invert the selection.

Making a selection

Step 2

Now go to Select > Modify > Smooth and set the Sample Radius to 5 px. Then, go to Select > Modify > Contract and set Contract By to 1 px. After that, go to Select > Modify > Feather and set the Feather Radius to 1 px.

Modifying selection

Step 3

Press Control-J on your keyboard to create a new layer using the selection, and name this layer Subject.

Creating new layer using selection

3. How to Create the Background

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the background. Select the Background layer, go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color to create a new solid color fill layer, name it Background Color, and choose the color #000000 as shown below:

Creating new solid color fill layer

Step 2

Now go to File > Place Embedded, select the image from the second stock image link, and click Place. Then, set the Width and Height of the texture to 180% as shown below, and name this layer Background Image.

Placing image

Step 3

Right-click on this layer and choose Rasterize Layer. Then, go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Cutout, and set the Number of Levels to 8, Edge Simplicity to 10, and Edge Fidelity to 3.

Adding cutout filter

Step 4

Now press Control-A on your keyboard to make a selection of the whole canvas. After that, go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection to add a layer mask that reveals the selected area of the photo.

Adding layer mask

Step 5

Right-click on the layer mask and choose Apply Layer Mask. Then, press Control-T on your keyboard, Right-click anywhere inside the canvas, choose Distort, and transform this layer as shown below:

Transforming layer

Step 6

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation to create a new hue/saturation adjustment layer and name it BI_Saturation/Brightness.

Creating new hue and saturation adjustment layer

Step 7

Now press Control-Alt-G on your keyboard to create a clipping mask. Double-click on this layer thumbnail and, in the Properties panel, set the Saturation to -40 and Brightness to +20 as shown below:

Adjusting saturation and brightness

4. How to Create the Subject Art Style

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the subject art style. Select the Subject layer, go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask, and set the Amount to 500%, Radius to 1 px, and Threshold to 0 levels.

Adding unsharp mask filter

Step 2

Now go to Filter > Stylize > Diffuse and set the Mode to Anisotropic.

Adding diffuse filter

Step 3

Go to Filter > Stylize > Oil Paint, set the Stylization to 2 and Cleanliness to 10, and uncheck the Lighting.

Adding oil paint filter

Step 4

Now go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask, and set the Amount to 100%, Radius to 3 px, and Threshold to 0 levels.

Adding unsharp mask filter

Step 5

Go to Filter > Stylize > Diffuse and set the Mode to Anisotropic.

Adding diffuse filter

Step 6

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask, and set the Amount to 100%, Radius to 1 px, and Threshold to 0 levels.

Adding unsharp mask filter

Step 7

Go to Filter > Noise > Reduce Noise and use the settings below:

Adding reduce noise filter

Step 8

Now go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur, and set the Radius to 2 px and Threshold to 15.

Adding surface blur filter

Step 9

Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer. Then, go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Cutout, and set the Number of Levels to 8, Edge Simplicity to 3, and Edge Fidelity to 3.

Adding cutout filter

Step 10

Now change the Opacity of this layer to 25% and name it Subject_Adjustment.

Changing opacity

Step 11

Control-click on this layer thumbnail to make a selection of this layer. Then, go to Select > Modify > Smooth and set the Sample Radius to 5 px.

Modifying selection

Step 12

Now go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer, and name it Subject Stroke.

Creating new layer

Step 13

Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), set the foreground color to #000000, Right-click anywhere inside the canvas, and choose Stroke. Set the Width to 4 px, Location to Outside, Mode to Normal, and Opacity to 100%.

Adding stroke

Step 14

Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) again, set the foreground color to #000000, Right-click anywhere inside the canvas, and choose Stroke. This time, set the Width to 2 px, Location to Center, Mode to Normal, and Opacity to 100% as shown below:

Adding stroke

Step 15

Press Control-D on your keyboard to deselect the selection.

Deselecting selection

5. How to Make the Final Adjustments

Step 1

In this section, we are going to make final adjustments to the design. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Photo Filter to create a new photo filter adjustment layer, and name it Photo Tint.

Creating new photo filter adjustment layer

Step 2

Now Double-click on this layer thumbnail and, in the Properties panel, set the Filter to Orange and Density to 15% as shown below:

Adjusting photo filter

Step 3

Press D on your keyboard to reset the swatches, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map to create a new gradient map adjustment layer, and name it Overall Contrast.

Creating new gradient map adjustment layer

Step 4

Now change the Blending Mode of this layer to Luminosity and set the Opacity to 28%.

Changing blending mode and opacity

Step 5

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Vibrance to create a new vibrance adjustment layer and name it Overall Vibrance/Saturation.

Creating new vibrance and saturation adjustment layer

Step 6

Now Double-click on this layer thumbnail and, in the Properties panel, set Vibrance to +31 and Saturation to +20.

Adjusting vibrance and saturation

Step 7

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels to create a new levels adjustment layer and name it Overall Brightness.

Creating new levels adjustment layer

Step 8

Now Double-click on this layer thumbnail and, in the Properties panel, enter the settings below:

Adjusting levels

Step 9

Press Control-Alt-Shift-E on your keyboard to make a screenshot, and then press Control-Shift-U to desaturate this layer. Then, go to Filter > Other > High Pass and set the Radius to 2 px.

Adding high pass filter

Step 10

Now change the Blending Mode of this layer to Hard Light and name it Overall Sharpening.

Changing blending mode

You Made It!

Congratulations, you have succeeded! Here is our final result:

Final result

If you would like to create the even more advanced effect shown below, which you can also animate if you want, using just a single click and in
only a few minutes, then check out my Grandiose 3 Photoshop Action.

Using this action, you can transform your photos into amazing GTA inspired art style
with no work at all! Simply fill in your subject with a color and just
play the action. It’s really that simple! The action will do all the
work for you, leaving you fully layered and customizable results. The action also creates 20 preset color looks that you can choose from.

There are also 16 background shape actions, an action to add more elements to the design, an action to create a GTA inspired text effect using your own text, and an action to animate the results included!

It comes with a detailed video tutorial that demonstrates how to use the action and customize the results to get the most out of the effect.

Action final result

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How to Create a Wafer Text Effect Covered With Melted Chocolate in Adobe Illustrator

Post pobrano z: How to Create a Wafer Text Effect Covered With Melted Chocolate in Adobe Illustrator

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What You’ll Be Creating

In
this tutorial, you will learn how to create a wafer-inspired text
effect with the help of the 3D options and the Transform effect to
obtain the wafer layers in Adobe Illustrator. You will also create the wafer pattern from
scratch using a custom pattern brush, and you’ll finish with the shiny
melted chocolate running down on the letters. Sounds delicious!

This
text effect was inspired by the Frosted Chocolate Wafers Alphabet Letters Set available on GraphicRiver. If you want more Illustrator
styles
or food vectors, head over to GraphicRiver and browse through
a multitude of amazing designs.

Tutorial
Assets

To
complete the tutorial you will need the following assets:

1. How
to Open a New Document 

Launch
Illustrator
and
go to
File
> New
to
open a blank document. Type a name for your file, set the
dimensions, and then select
Pixels
as
Units
and
RGB
as
Color
Mode
.

Next,
go to
Edit
> Preferences > General
and
set the
Keyboard
Increment
to
1
px
and, while there, go to Units
to
make sure they are set as in the following image. I usually work with
these settings, and they will help you throughout the drawing process.

how to open new illustrator document

2. How
to Prepare the Text

Step
1

Grab
the Type Tool (T) and write “WAFER” on your artboard using the
Bob Font from Envato Elements. After that, choose Expand and Ungroup (Shift-Control-G)
from the Object menu to get the individual letters.

how to type the wafer text

Step
2

Now,
take the Direct Selection Tool (A) and use it to move some of the
anchor points in order to make the indicated areas a little wider.

how to adjust the wafer text

3. How
to Create the Wafer Layers

Step
1

Now
that the letters are ready, you can select all of them and go to
Effect
> 3D > Extrude & Bevel
.
Set the Rotation Coordinates and settings as shown, and then hit OK.

how to apply 3D effect to wafer letters

Step
2

Focus
on the letter “A”. Choose Expand Appearance from the Object menu
and then Ungroup (Shift-Control-G) a few times until you get all the
shapes separated. Now, select only the four thin brown shapes (the
first wafer layer) and go to Effect > Distort & Transform >
Transform
. Type 2.6 px in the Vertical Move field, choose 6 Copies, and then hit OK. As a result, you will get seven wafer layers, but because they’re filled with the same color, they are not clearly visible at this
point.

Repeat
the same thing for the other four letters.

how to create the wafer layers

Step
3

While
the seven wafer layers for the letter “A”
are still selected, choose Expand Appearance from the Object menu to
expand the Transform effect. Now, you can select each layer
separately with the Direct Selection Tool (A) and recolor them.

Repeat
the same thing for the other letters.

how to color the wafer layers

4. How
to Create and Apply a Wafer Pattern Brush

Step
1

Use
the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a small 25 x 5 px rectangle filled
with gray (1). Now, use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select only
the top corner points and move them inwards by pressing the
Arrow keys on your keyboard five times (2).

While
the new gray shape stays selected, go to Object > Transform >
Reflect
, check Horizontal, and then hit Copy. Align the second shape
to the bottom of the first one, and change the fill color to
pink (3).

Drag
the gray and pink shapes into the Brushes panel and choose New
Pattern Brush
. In the Pattern Brush Options window, just type a name
for your new brush and set the Colorization Method to Tints and
Shades
.

how to define a new wafer pattern brush

Step
2

Use
the Line Segment Tool (\) or the Pen Tool (P) to draw a straight path
over the letter “W” and stroke it with the new Wafer Pattern
Brush
. Reduce the Stroke Weight to 0.5 pt and use pink as the stroke
color (1).

While
the pink path stays selected, go to Object > Transform >
Reflect
, check Horizontal, and hit Copy in order to get a second path.
Choose a different stroke color, such as green (2). Align the two
paths so the pink and green shapes match perfectly (see close-up).

how to apply the wafer pattern brush

Step
3

Multiply
the pink path and arrange the copies between the green shapes. You
may need to zoom to make sure they all match perfectly. Keep making
copies of the pink path until the letter “W” is covered (1).

Now,
multiply the green path and arrange all the copies between the pink
ones. Make sure they are matching, and this will be the wafer pattern
(2).

how to create the wafer pattern for letter W

Step 4

Select
all the pink and green paths and choose Expand Appearance from the
Object menu to get the individual small shapes. Now, use the Direct
Selection Tool (A)
to select only one of the pink shapes, and go to
Select > Same > Fill Color. As a result, Illustrator will
select all the pink shapes for you, and you can easily change the fill
color to cream (1). 

Next,
use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select only one of the purple
shapes, and then go to Select > Same > Fill Color. Illustrator
will select all the purple shapes for you, and you can change the fill
color to beige (2). 

how to recolor half of wafer pattern on letter W

Step
5

Follow
the same technique and recolor all the light green shapes with the
color indicated (1); then recolor the darker green shapes to brown
(2). 

how to recolor entire wafer pattern on letter W

Step
6

Select
the W shape and Copy and Paste in Place (Shift-Control-V) to make a
copy of it in front of the wafer pattern. Set this copy to
stroke-none and fill-none.

Now,
select the wafer pattern along with the copy of the letter and go to
Object > Clipping Mask > Make (Control-7).

I’ve
explained the process of creating the wafer pattern for the letter
“W”. Apply the same method to create the pattern on the rest of
the letters.

how to mask the wafer pattern

5. How
to Color the Wafer Pattern Squares

Step
1

First,
select the W shape, and then Copy and Paste in Place (Shift-Control-V)
to make a copy of it. Give it any fill color (1).

Now,
select the two groups of shapes that make up the wafer pattern from
under the existing mask and Copy and Paste in Place (Shift-Control-V)
to make copies of them. Press Unite in the Pathfinder panel, and then
go to Object > Compound Path > Make (Control-8). Fill the
resulting
wafer
compound path

with pink (2). Before you continue, make two copies of it for
later use, but hide them for the moment.

Select
the blue W shape along with the wafer compound path and press Minus
Front
in the Pathfinder panel. You will get a group of blue squares
(3).

how to create the wafer squares on letter W

Step
2

Follow
the technique explained above to obtain the blue squares on the other
four letters as well (1). After you are done, fill each group of
squares with the linear gradient shown at a 90º Angle (2).
Drag these groups of squares between the wafer pattern and the actual
letters in the Layers panel.

how to color the wafer squares

6. How
to Create Shading on the Wafer Pattern Squares

Step
1

Focus
on the letter „W” and make a copy of the wafer compound path visible
again (1). Copy and
Paste
in Front (Control-F)

this compound path and move it 1 px upwards by pressing the Up Arrow
key on your keyboard once (2).

While
both wafer compound paths stay selected, press Minus Front in the
Pathfinder panel. As a result, you will get a group of reversed
V-like shapes at the top of the wafer squares (3).

how to create shading shapes on letter W

Step 2

Fill
the group of shapes obtained in the previous step with brown; then go
to Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur and apply a Radius of 1 px
(1).

Name
this group “shading” and drag it under the existing mask and
under the wafer pattern in the Layers panel (2).

how to color shading shapes on letter W

7. How
to Create Highlights on the Wafer Pattern Squares

Step
1

Make
the second copy of the wafer compound path visible again (1). Copy
and
Paste
in Front (Control-F)

this compound path, and this time, move it 1 px downwards by pressing
the Down Arrow key on your keyboard once (2).

While
both compound paths stay selected, press Minus Front in the
Pathfinder panel. You will get a group of V-like shapes at the bottom
of the wafer squares (3).

how to create highlight shapes on letter W

Step
2

Fill
the group of shapes obtained at the previous step with the color
indicated, and apply a 1 px Gaussian Blur (1).

Name
this group “highlight” and drag it under the existing mask and
under the wafer pattern in the Layers panel (2).

how to color highlight shapes on letter W

Step
3

I’ve
explained how to color and how to add shading and highlights on the
wafer squares for the letter “W”. Apply the same method to add
details on the other four letters.

how create shading and highlight on wafer letters

8. How
to Create Texture on the Wafer Letters

Step
1

First,
let’s create a mask shape. Select all the wafer layers and then Copy
and Paste in Place (Shift-Control-V) to make copies of them in front
of everything. Press Unite in the Pathfinder panel and, after that, go
to Object > Compound Path > Make (Control-8).

how to create a wafer layers compound path

Step
2

Next,
select the letters and Copy and Paste in Place (Shift-Control-V)
to make copies of them. Go to Object > Compound Path > Make
(Control-8)
to obtain a new compound path out of them (1).

While
the red and pink compound paths stay selected, press Minus Front in
the Pathfinder panel; then go to Object > Compound Path > Make
(Control-8)
. We’ll use the resulting compound path to mask the
texture next (2).

how to create a wafer layers masking shape

Step
3

Use
the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a rectangle that covers the letters.
Select gray as the fill color; then go to Effect > Texture >
Texturizer
and apply the settings shown (1).

While
this rectangle stays selected, also select the mask shape obtained in the previous step and go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make
(Control-7)
(2). Set the rectangle to Blending Mode Soft Light (3).

how to add texture on wafer layers

Step
4

Make
copies of the five letters and then go to Object > Compound Path >
Make (Control-8)
. Fill the new compound path with gray and apply the
Texturizer effect using the same settings (1). Set the Blending Mode
to Overlay and reduce the Opacity to 40%.

Make
a copy of the same compound path in front and remove all existing
appearances. Use it to mask the texture to get sharp edges (2).

how to add texture on wafer letters

9. How
to Create the Melted Chocolate

Step
1

Let’s
cover the top of the wafer letters with delicious melted chocolate.

Look
at the wafer letters and imagine chocolate running down on them. Use
the Pen Tool (P) to define that melted chocolate on each letter (1).
Next, join the paths between them (2) and, at the end, close the
shape at the top to cover the letters (3).

how to draw the melted chocolate shape

Step
2

While
the chocolate shape stays selected, add a New Fill in the Appearance
panel above the existing brown one. Use the radial gradient shown;
then go to Effect > Sketch > Chrome and apply the settings
shown. Set the Blending Mode to Soft Light.

how to apply chrome effect to melted chocolate shape

Step
3

With
the chocolate shape still selected, add a New Fill at the top of the
Appearance panel and use white as the fill color. Go to Effect >
Stylize > Inner Glow
and apply the settings shown. Set the
Blending Mode to Multiply (white becomes transparent).

how to add inner shading to melted chocolate shape

Step
4

Make
a compound path out of the wafer layers and another compound path out
of the letters, as you did before (1). While both shapes stay
selected, press Unite in the Pathfinder panel, and then go to Object >
Compound Path > Make (Control-8)
(2).

how to create a wafer letters compound path

Step
5

Select
the chocolate shape and Copy and Paste in Place (Shift-Control-V) to
make a copy of it in front of everything. Remove all existing
appearances and just give it a fill color (1).

While
the blue and pink shapes stay selected, press Intersect in the
Pathfinder panel and then go to Object > Compound Path > Make
(Control-8)
(2).

Use
the Delete Anchor Point Tool (-) and the Add Anchor Point Tool (+) to
distort the resulting shape, especially at the top. Add a lot more
anchor points and move them randomly to create an irregular edge (3).

how to create a melted chocolate masking shape

Step
6

Select
the chocolate shape along with the pink compound path from the
previous step (stroke-none, fill-none) and go to Object > Clipping
Mask > Make (Control-7)
.

how to mask the melted chocolate on wafer letters

10. How
to Create a Shadow Under the Melted Chocolate

Step
1

Make
a copy of the chocolate shape and move it behind the original
chocolate but in front of the wafer letters. Remove the existing
appearances because we have new ones. Select dark brown as the fill
color and apply the Drop Shadow effect using the settings shown.

how to add shadow under melted chocolate on wafer letters

Step
2

We
need a mask shape now. Make a compound path out of the wafer layers
and another compound path out of the letters, as you did before (1).
While both shapes stay selected, press Unite in the Pathfinder panel
and then go to Object > Compound Path > Make (Control-8) (2).

how to create new wafer letters compound path

Step
3

Go
to the Layers panel and find the mask shape that you used for
the chocolate. Copy and Paste it in Place (Shift-Control-V) because
we need a copy of it (the orange shape) (1).

While
the blue and orange shapes stay selected, press Unite in the
Pathfinder panel and then go to Object > Compound Path > Make
(Control-8)
(2). Use this new compound path to mask the copy of the
chocolate shape with the Drop Shadow effect applied to it (3).

how to mask shadow under melted chocolate

11. How
to Add Details and Shine on the Melted Chocolate

Step
1

Grab
the Pen Tool (P) and draw a few paths following the top edge of the
chocolate (1). Give all of them a 5 pt black Stroke and use Width
Profile 1
in the Stroke panel. Next, go to Effect > Blur >
Gaussian Blur
and apply a Radius of 2 px; then set the Blending Mode
to Multiply and reduce the Opacity to 25% (2).

Group
(Control-G)
all these paths and drag the group under the existing
mask used for the chocolate in order to mask the blur that goes over
the top edge.

how to add shading on edge of melted chocolate

Step
2

Take
a closer look at the chocolate and at the details created by the
Chrome effect (1). Follow those details and draw 
a few paths on top using the Pen Tool
(P)
 (2). 

Give all of them a 2 pt white Stroke and
use Width Profile 1 again. Apply a 2 px Gaussian Blur; then set
the Blending Mode to Overlay and 75% Opacity (3).

how to add highlights on melted chocolate

Step
3

Draw
more paths on the chocolate as shown in the image below, where there is a
bigger empty space (1). Give them a 4 pt white Stroke and use Width Profile 1 again. Apply a 4 px Gaussian Blur; then set the
Blending Mode to Overlay and 25% Opacity (2).

how to add extra details on melted chocolate

Step
4

Let’s
add more shine. Draw a few paths following the bottom edge of the
chocolate (1) with the Pen Tool (P). Give them a 4 pt Stroke using
the color indicated and use the Black Blend Art Brush 100×3 (info
below). Next, go to Effect > Stylize > Feather and apply a
Radius of 4 px (2).

I
have an entire tutorial dedicated to
Blend
Art Brushes
and
how useful they are. I use them in my drawings all the time. You can
find out how to create and save the
Black
Blend Art Brush 100×3
that
we are using today in
How
to Create a Set of Multi-Use Blend Brushes in Adobe Illustrator
.
Since
the Colorization of the brush is set to Tints, when you select
another stroke color, the brush becomes that color as well, despite
its name. 

how to add shine on melted chocolate

Step
5

Let’s
add even more shine. Draw more paths closer to the edges of the
chocolate (1) using the Pen Tool (P). Give all of them a 3 pt Stroke
and use the Black Blend Art Brush 100×3 again. Go to Effect >
Stylize > Feather
and apply a Radius of 4 px to make them smoother
(2).

how to add extra shine on melted chocolate

12. How
to Add a Shadow Under the Wafer Letters

Go
to the Layers panel and find the shape that you have used to mask the
shadow under the melted chocolate. Copy and Paste it in Place
(Shift-Control-V)
because we need it again (the gray compound path).

Move
this copy to a new layer called “Shadow” under the letters, and
then apply the Drop Shadow effect twice.

how to add shadow under wafer letters

These
are the settings for the Drop Shadow effects:

drop shadow settings

Congratulations!
You’re Done 

Here
is the final image of the wafer text effect that gets covered with
delicious melted chocolate. I hope you enjoyed this sweet tutorial and
learned new techniques. Don’t forget to share an image with us if you
decide to recreate it. 

Keep on drawing and learning with the recommended tutorials from below.

wafer text effect with melted chocolate final image


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Relaxing by Simon Migaj

9 to 5 means 9 to 5

The most important way to keep a good line between work and personal life is to ensure you have a disciplined schedule and a firm cut-off point for when it is no longer acceptable to continue working. If you have standard US office hours of 9am to 5pm, then those are the hours you should be working, no more. Set a timer on your email account to make sure notifications are switched-off once you leave the office, and be firm with colleagues about when it is acceptable to discuss work. The important thing is to be assertive.

How to Transition from Work to Play

Switching-off after a busy day at work is easier said than done, so make sure that you have some tried and tested activities in place to do once you clock out, in order to ease your brain into a post-work mode. The best time to do this is during your commute home or during your first hour after work, and the best activity is a solitary one. You could try reading a book, or better yet, playing some online games to ease your mind. With the accessibility of online games and casino games, in particular, being more accessible than ever, simply popping open your laptop on the bus ride home and playing some table games at William Hill is an example of an easy way to erase the stresses of the day and get into a post-work state of mind. Working your post-work activity into your daily schedule is key, so make sure to keep at it until it feels like second nature.

Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance

The internet giant Google has invested serious resources into establishing a work-life balance for their employees and has found that the happiest and most useful workers are the ones that can maintain that balance effortlessly. It usually takes a few weeks to be able to get into the habit of forgetting about work once your paid hours are over, so commitment and plenty of tried and tested activities are the ultimate way to go.

With hard work and exhaustion acquiring a position as a kind of status symbol, it’s more important than ever to remember that your real life is more important and that you should work to live, rather than living to work.

Featured image by Jeremy Bishop

Samsung: Fear

Post pobrano z: Samsung: Fear

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Samsung

Samsung IT encourages everyone to break through their own fears and execute what they think it’s beyond their capabilities. With the collaboration with the producer of ‘Home sweet home’, a Thai online game that creates phenomenon in an international platform, tells the concept of creating game that is not only step over the fear from social perspectives, but also using fear to represents Thai culture & belief internationally.

Advertising Agency:mInteraction, Bangkok, Thailand
General Manager:Jirat Arinrith
Executive Creative Director:Puripong Limwanatipong
Creative Director:Buncharith Saovapichard
Art Director:Sitthisak Sirinorakul
Copywriter:Varissara Vongsakul
Client Service Director:Peeraya Leelachart
Account Director:Prapatsorn Mahawana
Account Manager:Chutima Buranateerakij
Account Executive:Kornkamol Trreeyong
Production Director:Sukontha Jantawong
Production House:MeOur Production

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