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Old 08-03-2005, 10:17 AM
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Question Question?

I have a question regarding the contest, as far as retouching the car- does that include taking out the ads on the car and changing the color of the car, ect. or are we suppose to keep the car the way it is, with minor retouching (ie levels and contrast, ect.)? I was just curious!

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Old 08-03-2005, 10:59 AM
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You are allowed to take out the ads, change the ads, change the car color and so on. Just maintain photo quality.
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:17 PM
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Oh I am so excited about this month's contest! It is funny because I have recently done an "auto-edit" fomr a guy here. Hoping he will get the word out for me. Speaking of which, I htink I will share that will ya'll here, in the critiques forum.

Thanks, for a great contest, and a great site!

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Old 08-03-2005, 02:41 PM
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Another Q...

Okay, this is a really dumb question, I know-buuuut I am going to have to ask anyway! But what is the definition of Photo realistic? Is there a definition and/or examples of what is and what isn't photo realistic. I know that sounds dumb but I am afraid that I am ignorant of what this means exactly! Can anyone fill me in??? I am afraid the entry I am planning on entering may not be photorealistic even though the car hasn't really been changed but the background is questionable...That is where I am getting confused.

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Old 08-03-2005, 02:50 PM
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I am with Dreamypix on this one. Woudl love some clarification on that, too.

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Old 08-03-2005, 03:02 PM
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clever, gary

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Old 08-03-2005, 03:12 PM
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:15 PM
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Oh Swampy...

I'll be as gentle as I can.

After all your wonderful effort it's PORSCHE. Oh I'm sorry.

Looking at your talent should be a breeze for you to put right.

All the best

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Old 08-03-2005, 04:28 PM
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Okay, this is a really dumb question, I know-buuuut I am going to have to ask anyway! But what is the definition of Photo realistic? ~Amber~
It should look like a photo as if taken from a physical camera or make one look twice and try to decide if it is a photo or not due to the meticulous attention to realistic detail. The key is realistic retouching/manipulation. For an example, I have attached a photo from one of the Worth 1000 contests. The image has combined an aircraft carrier and golf course but to the point that you really have to look twice to decide if it is real or not.

As for backgrounds, remember that studio shoots can use all kinds of backgrounds from curtains, to painted canvas, as well as all kinds of lighting effects.
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:16 AM
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Thanks Craig,

Don't know about clever. Lazy yes, looked for something that did'nt need too much work on my part.

My take on the voting system is I liked it the way it is. Secrecy breeds suspicion, and there's no room for that here at RP. I like to see open opinions, honestly based.

I am not affected by others voting, as I compile my vote before looking at how others have voted. And I don't change it, even if by reading I see something that I had missed, as this would not be a true reflection of the impact the images had on ME.
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