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Old 12-01-2006, 11:41 AM
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Re: Nov 06 Contest Discussion

Congrats, Caz!! Very well done.

Everybody was a winner in this contest. The entries were all so good!
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:46 AM
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Congratulations to everyone for some excellent entries.

Well done Cazubi, an excellent win against very good opposition.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:39 PM
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Re: Nov 06 Contest Discussion

Congratulations Cathy!

And to everyone else, well done!
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:15 PM
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Re: Nov 06 Contest Discussion

Congratulations Cathy and to everyone who entered this month - I liked them all.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:03 PM
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Congratulations Cathy. You did an outstanding job!!!!

Everyone who entered deserves congratulations on their work as well.

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Old 12-01-2006, 06:08 PM
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Re: Nov 06 Contest Discussion

Thank you everyone. I really enjoyed the challenge of this contest. I had to do some research on this art style as my art history is a bit dim. The hardest part for me was to make the girl look flat and decorative. I am giving some of my steps (that I remember) to show how I made my image.

A: I started with a background that I found on a clip art disk that I had. I altered it and cropped it so that the girl would fit into it.

B: I desaturated the girl, used the levels to bring up detail, used the dodge tool to lighten up the skin and eliminate detail. When I had her "flattened" I made some layers set to color mode and started hand coloring her hair, skin, and tunic.

C: I made a new layer for the outlines and used a very small brush and my Wacom pen and tablet to hand draw the lines. I did not use black, but selected colors from the background motif so that it would look more unified.

D: When I finished the flattening and coloring of the girl, I ran the Buzz Simplifier filter over her. I then set the line layer that was over the Buzz layer to Darken mode for better blending.

To finish I put a layer mask on the background which was the top layer and made it to fit around the girl. I made one last layer of a color sampled from the back ground and set it to multiply, 50% opacity to give the whole image an antique tone.

Kudos to all of the people who entered. Good work everyone.

Cathy
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:35 PM
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Re: Nov 06 Contest Discussion

Congratulations Cathy.
Sorry for not voting, I've bin sick!

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Did you guys make your background from scratch? Or you manipulated some image?
Yes, from scratch, no donor images used.
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