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Old 04-25-2008, 06:44 AM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

1. Lonk
2. CathyH
3. Mike Abbott
4. asims28
5. K Gimini M
Old 04-25-2008, 07:09 AM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

1. LonK -- Love it!!!
2. CathyH
3. Cassidy
4. Frank Lopes
5. AltIvan
Old 04-25-2008, 10:46 AM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

Geeze this is in my too hard basket, but I went for magazine cover number 1, so marketing my angle, but I could change my mind in less than 5 mins too

1. CathyH, looks more natural to me
2. Mikki Mi Cole, love the tones
3. Lonk, the change of hair looks great, but a little fuzzy in the face for me
4. artofcmarie, fair bit of work there, looks good
5. K_GiMiNi_M

Last edited by Cassidy; 04-27-2008 at 11:33 PM. Reason: Had to edit as my indecision appears to have posted instead of cancelling
Old 04-25-2008, 12:56 PM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

1cassidy the picture is crisper and the mackup is nice
2altivan i picked yours because she looks nice
3mike abbott i like the crispness of your background
4mikkimicole yours looks natural
5enhancer i like her eyes
Old 04-25-2008, 01:58 PM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

1. artofcmarie
2. Lonk
3. Frank Lopes
4. Cassidy
5. Peter S

All great entries, tough to judge this one..
Old 04-25-2008, 03:06 PM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

My votes were on a "natural" look vs. the "it has obviously been photoshopped" look.

1. CathyH
2. LonK
3. Cassidy
4. AFrazier
5. Gilbert

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Old 04-25-2008, 05:21 PM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

When I started the selection process I noticed that a lot of folks (myself included) took extreme liberties with the "RetouchPRO" Logo, Brand, Title Bar, Header or whatever you want to call it and my editorial days kicked in, the red pencil came out and the delete file suddenly grew huge.. Just my opinion but if I worked hard on a logo and decided to put out a magazine I sure wouldn't want my logo or established recognition/brand changed unless I specifically asked for a revamp

Any way thats what my interpretation is and what my voting criteria was based upon, even though there are some art works and retouches that are much better than some of these.

BTW even if I judged just on quality.. In my opinion..
LonK is still #1!

1. LonK

2. enhancer

3. crazyfly1

4. e-six

5. Out_Of_Focus
Old 04-25-2008, 06:04 PM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

I have realised that doing amazing things with the
hair really works as CathyH and Lonk have illustrated.
I thought that losing the jacket collar was essential in
this retouch - they didn't and it still works.
I enjoyed laura.lala and samoflak although they were
quite scary! Asims28 is good and well stylised.
My vote:
Old 04-26-2008, 04:59 AM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

Challenging contest but now with all the good entries is even more difficult to vote only 5 covers...and also give them an order...

1. OlBaldy - I liked the total change of the girl and the idea in general
2. Saby - Nice work, very much like a magazine cover
3. Cassidy - Another true magazine cover
4. Artofcmarie - One can see what it can be done with the Photoshop
5. CrazyFly - I liked the colors and how you took out completely the shadow
on her face
Old 04-26-2008, 02:39 PM
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Re: April 2008: Voting thread

1. CathyH -- Excellent real hair replacement; nicely balanced layout with appropriate space for additional teaser text

2. Cassidy -- best facial retouch (though I preferred your first version without the distracting "add-ons")

3. mikkimicole -- best layout composition. The face painting grew on me. The hair over masthead area could use some blending work

4. K_GiMiNi_M -- best "glamour" presentation -- pleasing composition. Lips look somewhat "chapped"

5. altivan -- best "artsy" rendition. Decent facial retouch even if somewhat flat. Not sure why you chose to emphasize the tree growing out of her head?
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