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Old 05-03-2006, 09:09 AM
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Here is a color pencil version. I know it's supposed to be BW pencil so that's why I'm posting it here. I think it looks more interesting in color.
That is lovely, goose.
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:58 PM
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Your current contest entry does not meet the rules. You must include your username as part of the file name. Please correct this to prevent your entry from being disqualified.

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3. When you submit your entry put your username in the file name (ie: tpaul.jpg). This is so users can save the images to a local directory and remember who did what--important when it comes time to vote.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:01 PM
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5. Your final image size must be exactly 800 pixels high and 600 pixels wide.
Please correct this to prevent your entry from being disqualified.

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Old 05-03-2006, 01:15 PM
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Haha Frank! Very Pretty Goose! It took me three times to upload also Swampy, but I'm in too! Lots of entries right off the bat, bet this one will have more then the last contest!
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:26 PM
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Chrishoggy,

Thanks for sharing your steps. I hope to see more members use the Discussion Thread to share/discuss techniques as well as experiment such as Goose did with the color version.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:34 PM
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When I saved mine, in PS, I had to reduce the file size 39% to get under 100k.... I flattened the image before I saved it.. Does anyone have any tips on how to squeeze more out of 100k???
~Nancy~
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:40 PM
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Chrishoggy,

Thanks for sharing your steps. I hope to see more members use the Discussion Thread to share/discuss techniques as well as experiment such as Goose did with the color version.
It's a very simple method, but I like the results it gives me. Doesn't work with all photos, but think it gave quite good results on this one.
I will share the PSD version, if anybody wants to see it. It gives a better idea of how I did it, and layer breakdown
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:33 PM
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.. Does anyone have any tips on how to squeeze more out of 100k???
To the right of the "Quality" setting in the "Save for Web" screen there's a little mask symbol. This is for you to use a mask previously [now he tells us ] stored in a channel to control the quality.
Doing this right you can use better quality for the important parts and loosen up on the rest (i.e. background). I've never used this option, and would be interested in hearing if any one has.

Another observation is paper texture. This positively bloats JPEG sizes. If the paper texture isn't too important (which is not the case for this month's contest) you may be a lot better off avoiding it.

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Old 05-03-2006, 03:35 PM
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When I saved mine, in PS, I had to reduce the file size 39% to get under 100k.... I flattened the image before I saved it.. Does anyone have any tips on how to squeeze more out of 100k???
~Nancy~
I use "save for web" (ctrl-alt-shift-s). This pops up a preview of your image along with what the filesize will be when it gets saved. Just decrement the quality setting until the image is under 100k. It also leaves your regular save settings unchanged.

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Old 05-03-2006, 04:13 PM
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I use "save for web" (ctrl-alt-shift-s). This pops up a preview of your image along with what the filesize will be when it gets saved. Just decrement the quality setting until the image is under 100k. It also leaves your regular save settings unchanged.

Bart
Thanks Bart, I guess I forgot to say I use "save for web" settings.
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