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Old 06-01-2009, 08:01 AM
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June 09 Contest Discussion Thread

Add your comments, questions or general discussion about the contest entries here. This is also a great place to share your techniques or ask others about theirs.

Most members are eager to hear comments/suggestions about their entries, so please take the time to help each other out.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:27 PM
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Re: June 09 Contest Discussion Thread

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:39 PM
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Re: June 09 Contest Discussion Thread

it has become quite obvious that T Paul is a sadist. no question! of course, that makes all the rest of us masochists, but that's beside the point. i mean, why didnt you just have us cutout a billion snowflakes on a beige background? sheesh!

seriously, this is going to be more of a contest than i originally thought. there's a WHOLE bunch of tiny little crevices and whatnot to watch out for and those fringes and feather ends... sadist, that's all i can say

(we love ya, T )
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:00 PM
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Re: June 09 Contest Discussion Thread

I'm glad someone else said it first. Thanks Craig.

This is no challenge, BTW. It is a study in Tedium! AAAACK!

Thanks T. Now I KNOW I need new glasses.

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:20 PM
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lol, janet
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:41 AM
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Re: June 09 Contest Discussion Thread

LOL well I can’t take all the credit, it was a team decision.

Here are a couple of masking tutorials to help:
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:28 AM
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Re: June 09 Contest Discussion Thread

A really difficult part (among others) for me is figuring which areas are part of the dancer and which areas are part of the background.

Thanks T Paul. Those resources look mighty interesting.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:14 PM
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A helpful tip is to duplicate the image and adjust it as necessary to make a strong mask. Then once you have created the mask you can apply it to the original image.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:17 PM
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Re: June 09 Contest Discussion Thread

"final image must be exactly 800 pixels high by 600 pixels wide (portrait format) "
That's not possible, without chopping his legs off.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:19 PM
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Re: June 09 Contest Discussion Thread

friiskiwi, I have a feeling you are cropping the photo horizontally (landscape format) -- 800W x 600H. If you crop vertically (portrait format) -- 600W x 800H, as required, you should have no problem including the whole subject.
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