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Old 04-30-2007, 08:32 PM
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May 07 Contest

May 07 Contest- Sketch to Photo
May brings quite the new challenge (thanks to the creative mind of Doug Nelson).

We've had a ton of challenges and contests about turning photos into sketches. How about a contest to turn a sketch into a photo? The "art director" has sketched out the photo they want, now it's the retoucher/compositer's job to make it. It's up to you to get (or make) the components, but take care that no copyrighted photos are used. The final result should pass for an actual photo.

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Prize: NuLOOQ navigator.

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• Adjust brush size in one pixel increments in Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 without ever moving a slider or clicking on a shortcut key
• Fine-tune font attributes such as leading, tracking and more in Adobe InDesign® CS2 without using the option bar
• Scroll and zoom your documents, spreadsheets, digital pictures or more with the smallest movement of the gray ring
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1. Contest will run from 1 May to 24 May 2007. Deadline for entries is 6pm EDT.

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

3. Tasks:
* Turn the provided sketch into a photo.
* Final image must be exactly 800 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 May 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 25 May to 31 May 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 05-02-2007, 01:43 PM
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Re: May 07 Contest

What a FUN project! I'll start with an outdoor livingroom.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:38 AM
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Re: May 07 Contest

Here is what I have so far, I plan on working more on it.
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:10 AM
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Re: May 07 Contest

Here's my kick at it.
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Old 05-06-2007, 04:36 PM
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Re: May 07 Contest

Updated image.

Don't think I'll have time to tweak any more.

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Old 05-06-2007, 07:59 PM
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Re: May 07 Contest

I had so much fun doing this one!
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:53 AM
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Re: May 07 Contest

This contest is the best so far. I had a great time with my composition and am enjoying looking at everyone else's interpretations.

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Last edited by Lorraine; 05-10-2007 at 06:17 AM. Reason: Added window reflection, tree shadows and more lighting
Old 05-07-2007, 11:00 PM
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Re: May 07 Contest

well, i'll probably look at this in the morning and regret it, but, oh well

edit 1: updated.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:21 PM
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Re: May 07 Contest

I thought that I would give it a coastal theme. What fun.

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Old 05-14-2007, 07:34 PM
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Red face Re: May 07 Contest

OK people be nice, I have not been participating in a long time
This is one of the nicest and not so simple as it would appear. I used zillion photos from mainly all with the Creative Commons license.
Will be looking for any kind of input thanks.
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