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Old 05-27-2005, 10:16 AM
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June 05 Contest Discussion

Add your comments, questions or general discussion about the June Contest entries as well as the contest itself here. This is also a great place to share your techniques or ask others about theirs.

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Old 05-30-2005, 08:36 PM
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T Paul -- are there any restrictions as to methodology for this month's contest?

My question is wide-open, but let me throw in a couple of specific questions to start it off.

May we use parts of the image rather than the whole for the illustration?

May we use any filter effect that we choose, any brushstroke technique we choose, etc. to create our chosen result?

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Old 05-30-2005, 10:41 PM
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Photo Art: taking a photo and turning it into art.

I thought long and hard, but Photo Art just isn’t easy to develop guidelines for. So the main restriction is that your entry should not be the sole result of running a single filter…i.e. just push a button and voila instant results!! Now I’m not saying you can’t use filters, just make sure that your steps are not just one step of applied such and such filter, end of story.

So… cut, paste, combine filters, add layers, experiment with brushes, textures and so on. The goal is to create a Children’s Book Illustration. Maybe it’s a graphic, pen and ink, watercolor, marker, color pencil, or a combination of medium...there are so many options! This is where you can really create your own style!! Need some inspiration, do a Google search, check out your local bookstore, etc.

I’m hoping that this contest produces some very creative results!

Now for the question of do you have to use the whole image...no you don't. You can use parts of the image.
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Old 05-30-2005, 10:42 PM
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I also have a question. Is this to be illustrated as if it were, say, one page, or part of a story in a children's book?

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Old 05-30-2005, 10:53 PM
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You can design your entry as a single page such as the Front Cover Design, or as a scene from within the book. You can add other characters, backgrounds and so on. This is where that creativity comes in.
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:24 PM
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Almost totally off the subject but not quite:

Does anyone out there remember a series of cute "Ladybird" children's stories from about 20 years ago? I used to have several of them as educational materials for my young children. The books are long gone from my home; and this thread has reminded me how adorable they were.

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Old 06-02-2005, 03:40 PM
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Not sure if they are the same thing, but Amazon.com has several children's book by Ladybird Books.
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:21 PM
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Boy, voting for this is going to be much harder than for the previous contests!!
All the entries I've seen are simply terrific!!!
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Old 06-04-2005, 10:53 AM
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i totally agree, flora. i think the contest is 'easier', technically, this time, but the voting is going to be far more difficult. the level of creativity around here is incredibly good. i already find myself wanting to see the entire books

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Old 06-06-2005, 08:55 PM
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Picture Quality

I am still having problems with the quality of my pictures when I upload them. I create them in sRGB and the colors are bright and crisp, but when I save them to the web I am still loosing some of that color crispness. Could it be my monitor settings and every one else sees the rich colors that I see in my CS program? Everyone else's posted pictures are beautiful color!
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