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Old 03-31-2007, 08:03 PM
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Apr 07 Contest

April 07 Contest
April brings a Photo Art contest. Your challenge this month is to turn the provided photo into a Dutch Master style painting.

Download Image: The image has been saved at two different resolutions to help those that don’t want a long download.
LittleBlonde_med - (medium resolution - ~1MB)

LittleBlonde_HR - (high resolution - ~4MB)
Photographer: gracey at morgueFile

Prize is a copy of Eye Candy Effects Collection, donated by Alien Skin:

The Eye Candy Effects Collection includes full, retail versions of Eye Candy 5: Textures, Nature, Impact, Xenofex 2, and Snap Art. Create amazing chrome, fire, smoke, lightning, clouds, comics and dozens of other effects. With 54 filters and over 1000 one-click settings, you'll blast through your creative projects. Purchased separately, these titles would cost $575.

Read reviews and check out examples on the web site. See for yourself why these plug-ins will be an essential part of your toolkit.
For some hints on this style check out this thread:
Dutch Golden Age painting

More Examples: (excellent resource, but over 2MB)


1. Contest will run from 1 Apr to 23 Apr 2007. Deadline for entries is 6pm EDST.

2. I will not answer questions concerning the rules. Interpretation of the rules is as important as execution.

3. Tasks:
* Turn the provided photo into a Dutch Master style painting.
* Final image must be exactly 450 pixels wide and 600 pixels high.
4. When you submit your entry put your username in the filename (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.

5. Post your entries to this thread. Links will not be accepted. Please restrict your comments, questions or discussion to the April 07 Contest Discussion thread. Inappropriately placed posts will be deleted.

6. Only one entry per person. You can change your entry up to the deadline.

7. Voting will run from 24 Apr to 30 Apr 2007. Only those with entries may vote.

8. Voting:
* Submit the 5 best entries (by artist name) in order, starting with your favorite.
* You cannot vote for your own image.
* Once you have voted, you cannot change your votes.

Finally, please remember that this is a friendly contest and suppose to be a learning experience. Tips and suggestions to help others are highly encouraged. Also please don’t limit your comments to just the top 5 when you vote. Most members are eager for feedback about their images, so remember to help each other out.
Old 04-01-2007, 11:57 PM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

Here's mine (and Vermeer's).
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:40 PM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

Not happy with the size requirement. The original is squareish and the contest rules requre a rectangle, so now it looks El Greco to me... LOL
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:30 PM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

Here's my attempt...
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:17 PM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

Here's mine; it may change if I have some extra time to play.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:26 AM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

Here's my try.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:20 AM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

Here's my try
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:55 PM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

Here's mine.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:54 AM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

Here is my version.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:45 AM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest

My take on it
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