Frequently Asked Questions
1. What’s your full name?
Jereek Jason O. Espiritu
2. When is your birthday?
May 8, 1996
3. How did you come up with ‘jjoe’?
My sister’s classmate came up with that because she said that ‘Jereek’ is too long and she wanted to make it short but memorable. She used my name’s initials so that’s it!
4. Where do you study?
GS/HS: St. Andrew’s School located in Parañaque City
College: DLSU-Manila taking up Advertising Management
5. Tools of trade?
- Editing / Making artwork: Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator
- Post-processing: Adobe Photshop & Adobe Lightroom
- Video: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Sony Vegas, Cinema 4D & Boujou 4
- Equipment: Canon 450D - 18-55mm (kit lens) & 50 mm f1.4
1. What Program/s do you use to this and that?
So basically, if you’re just doing some wordart or some simple typography you could just use Paint or any basic editing software. But if you want to edit/photo manipuate/vector/etc. , I prefer Adobe Photoshop. I use Adobe Photoshop 8.0/CS 1. You can you use any versions of Photoshop as long as you know how to use the tools properly. Use the tools you have, don’t buy or download Adobe PS CS5 if you’re just learning. Start with the basics. Read and learn!
”Do you think Tiger Woods was like “Oh men! I wish had a 2000 drivers and I’ll start hitting tee shots well”. NO! He started learning with whatever he had and that’s what you should be doing too as well. I don’t want to encourage the idea that certain programs or latest versions make certain things good.” - Freddie Wong
So if you’re a follower of mine a long time ago.. You probably saw me editing videos. I use Adobe After Effects for composition adding effects. Cinema 4D for 3D things. And Sony Vegas Pro for sequencing and minor cuts.
2. How long does it take you to make a vector or edit a video?
For vector, usually 5+ hours. It’s not continuous and if that work is completely detailed or something I really like. But if it’s simple, 1+ hour.
For video, 10 days or so. It’s a complete video with all the stuff needed.But if I’m just doing some quick clips or testing some stuff it usually takes 3-5 days.
3. Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop?
I believe they are great in their own ways because it really depends on what will you do. I use Illustrator mainly for creating outlines / lineart, or if I want something in ‘vector’ quality while I use Photoshop to edit photos, and do most of my artwork there.
4. Can you vector my photo? this photo?
Yes I can. Only if you’re a close friend of mine or a relative. But nowadays, I’m letting you to send your best photo and I’ll choose which photo will I vector. So you better be online everyday to catch that post up! LOLJK.
You can message me for quotations or anything you want to discuss regarding me. Messaging me here will do, but I prefer you to email me.
5. What’s the difference between vector and vexel?
Vexels are layered raster shapes of solid colour or gradients/ solid shapes/ raster shapes with look of vector. The word ‘vexel’ is a mix of words ‘vector’ and ‘pixel’.
Vector are images created in vector-based programs (such as Illustrator, Corel Draw, Inkscape and Flash) using vector tools only.
Check this post for a deeper explanation.
6. Do you have any tutorial on how to make a vector?
This is the only website I knew since I learned about vector. http://www.vectorportraits.com
You can google and search videos on YouTube! They’re really helpful.
7. Why do you often vector/vexel girls?
If I’ll vector/vexel guys, people might think I’m gay. Char!!
I seldom thank people for all the nice words and encouragements about my works because It will look like as if I’m fake. It’s like I’m saying it just because I want people to be happy or whatever. Now it’s my chance to say a big thank you to all of you, who keep on pursuing me to be better. It’s one of the main things that keep me going. So thank you everyone and thank you for reading this!
Remember : The best way for you to be better is to keep on practicing!