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Old 09-15-2005, 10:10 PM
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welcome to RP, poorman.

nice first entry!

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Old 09-16-2005, 06:08 PM
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I must say I have been very impressed with the entries so far. This contest is quite the challenge and our members are meeting it head on!! KUDOS!

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Old 09-17-2005, 08:13 PM
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Finally stopped thinking of how to do it and got down and did it!!

I took the direct path, and like I said earlier, it's not so much easier. Though I do believe it's a lot more fun.

My sequence was:
in Painter...
1) Traced an outline sketch over the original;
2) Blocked in the component parts with solid colour, each on a separate layer;
3) Applied blocky lighter and darker strokes following the outlines and observing the original;
4) Blended the blocky strokes;
in Photoshop....
5) Made a new background;
6) Tweaked Levels and Hues of each component layer separately;
7) Drew the spectacles
8) Condensed to just three layers: background, portrait, spectacles;
in Painter.....
9) Cloned (oils) and blended (soft stump);
10) Equalize;
11) Surface texture - 3D brushstrokes;
in Photoshop......
12) USM / Embossed - masked for different sections
Phew! Looks like a lot of work ...
AND IT WAS! (+-6 hours)

(fun, though)

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Old 09-21-2005, 04:19 AM
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This contest is getting close to the end....don't forget to turn in your entries!

Contest will run from 1 Sep to 23 Sep 2005. Deadline for entries is 6pm EDT 23 Sep 2005.
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Old 09-23-2005, 06:13 PM
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Unhappy So sorry could not finish on time !

Was so concentrated on finishing it that forgot that the deadline was 6pm EDT and now I won't be able to vote either truly sad.
So many good works, and having worked almost all month on this "messy guy" as I named the various versions I made I can really appreciate the marvelous results obtained by all.

Well congratulations to all !

T Paul, I wonder if it will be alright to post here the results of my efforts ?

Regards - Martha
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Old 09-23-2005, 06:27 PM
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Ah - I also got my deadlines mixed up! For some reason I've got used to the deadline falling on a Sunday, oh well, I'd actually only done the restoration bit so probably wouldn't have completed it anyway. A few really outstanding entries though - a pity I can't vote.
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Old 09-23-2005, 06:35 PM
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I am sorry Caitlin you could not post your entry. I've learned a few things with this challenge (I think !) and one of them is how much I still have to learn about image restoring !

Oh, well will post it in my gallery, I would hate to discard almost a month of very hard and frustrating work

I have a favourite but I guess we are not allowed to mention anything since we are not participants

Best regards - Martha
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:19 AM
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This is my first work in retouchpro. Please send your comments.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:49 AM
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I wish I'd bothered to enter my appalling attempt just so that I could comment in the voting section because so far I'm stunned by the way the votes are swinging.
In my mind there is 1 persons entry that is leaps and bounds above the rest and barely 4 others that I could consider voting for. In fact I counted less than 10 that I would consider even met the full criteria for this contest and it was the same with the last one.
While there are some very nice artistic renderings the contest did stipulate that they should be 'oil paintings'. There are some entries that are clearly watercolours and pastels and chalks. (as well as gouche and acrylic but I'll let those slide :p)

I find the judging of these contests to be fundamentally flawed, since they are judged by the contestants so there is no need to adhere to the rules since no-one else does and when it comes to voting you wont gain any marks for it (in many cases, quite the opposite). Entries are judged based on the misconceptions of other entrants... for example(and I dont mean to be picking on any one person in particular) but there have been comments about not completing the mans glasses, I examined the full rez picture carefully and could find no evidence that the man is wearing glasses, rather, I believe they are spectacles as there is nothing to suggest that anything attached to the eyepieces is also attached to the ear (see attached). I'm not meaning to pick on anyone, just demonstrating a point.

I guess my point is what is the point of having rules for these contests? Why not just say everyone do whatever you like and we'll pick a winner based on who we all like best, cos thats what actually happens, except when there are newcommers who try to follow the rules and lose out because they restricted their entry based on those rules. Rules in competitions should ensure fairness and a level playing field for all entrants.

Sorry if this is out of line but I felt I had to say something, I'm sure a moderator will remove it if they consider it to be against the rules.
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:00 AM
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Not to be a rigorist, but is it appropriate to post a new version of one's entry in the discussion thread *after* the voting has started?

And Nancy, you make some very excellent points.

- Kurt
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